The forum, which is being held by the Bank of Russia in partnership with IT and financial market leaders, has become the country’s largest platform for the discussion and analysis of trends and opportunities for the use of modern digital technologies in the financial sector.
FINOPOLIS Forum for Innovative financial technologies 2021/22 has with no exaggeration become the most noticeable event of the FinTech industry in the leaving year. It was a marvellously organised event with quite a rich business program. The FINOPOLIS agenda gathered all key FinTech trends: creation of digital platforms, integration of the digital ruble and of digital financial assets, new challenges of cybernetics, development of Russian digital technologies and etc. Me and my colleagues from Sovcombank were glad to participate in the Forum Business Program. It was a unique experience of communication and opinion exchange on the platform of a big professional event.
FINOPOLIS 2021/22 has created a constructive dialogue of the representatives of banks, IT-companies, retail, i.e. all market participants responsible for the creation of a payment system. Crisis always creates new opportunities that shouldn’t be missed. Current situation isn’t an exclusion. Forum’s platform, including the MIR payment session, hosted an interesting opinion exchange, new interesting ideas of where to move next and what would be the ways of the industry development in conditions existing.
This year FINOPOLIS 2021/22 was very long-awaited! We all missed it - we missed our colleagues, our community, our projects! It was a very interesting forum that inspired us to further victories and the creation of new, unique products. I would also like to note that this year's agenda was very well formed: sometimes it was even difficult to choose which session to go to. Another important and interesting event within the framework of the Forum that I would like to highlight is the Youth program! The guys created and invented the most interesting technological solutions with insane energy as part of the hackathon. And this young generation is our future!
FINOPOLIS 2021/22 was remembered as a bright, capacious and very timely Fintech forum. Each plenary discussion became a real event, evoked a lively response from the business community. The topics covered at the Forum - the digital ruble, DeFi, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity - are changing the technological landscape of the country right now. Separately, I would like to note the unique practicality of the Forum. Many solutions were planned at the moment and then instantly launched into operation. This, in my opinion, is the main result of the last FINOPOLIS, not only for the participants, but also for millions of citizens of our country
Digital technologies, the ability to use a variety of banking services and products remotely have become a familiar and everyday part of the lives for millions customers of Russian banks. The Bank of Russia has created a favorable environment for digital transformation which has allowed our banks to become one of the most technologically advanced in the world. FINOPOLIS is an excellent opportunity to discuss the main problems of technological development of the banking system at the highest expert level and outline ways to solve them.
FINOPOLIS is undoubtedly one of the main Russian discussion platforms for financial market professionals on the digital transformation of business and the introduction of the latest technologies in the industry. In 2022, the forum has become particularly important. Cybersecurity issues within the growth of hacker attacks, the problem of import substitution and reducing dependence on Western information technologies - all this comes to the fore. I am confident that this forum will give a new impetus to technological changes in the Russian banking system.