Iconic RussianIT Conference in Skolkovo and how it was.
Russian Tech Week 2022 is 3 eventful days, 3400 attendees,259 speakers and a tremendous exhibition in Skolkovo.
Viktor couldn't afford to miss the conference.The article covers overall impressions, notes and insights.
The conference organizers invited the key players in digital business, customer representatives, heads of agencies and top managers of federal companies.Diverse networking is an awesome way to take a fresh look at your work tasks and challenges and make valuable connections.
SaunaAs One of the Most Organic Social Networking Solutions
It's one thing to have a business conversation in the lobbyof Skolkovo. It is a different thing to have an open conversation among oak brooms and fragrant herbs. This is a totally different communication experience. The sauna relaxes, reveals and removes the masks. It doesn't matter anymore if you are a top manager at Yandex or a coffee shop owner. In the sauna everyone communicates freely and informally. All conference members drank kvass, played board games, and discussed the health benefits of horseradish. Easy-going and open communication is the most valuable part at any conference especially with context in mind. This is only one of the reasons why it is worth going to Russian Tech Week.
MastermindAs Chance to Get Answers and Help Others Solve Their Cases
Mastermind mechanics are simple, e.g. people share theircases and receive feedback from the group. Mastermind at Russian Tech Week is a variety of participants' backgrounds and experience. For example, Viktor's group included a representative from a major IT company, a tech guy from the fintech industry, and an owner of a small business. Each participant addressed the question from the perspective of their competencies and experience. As a result, we got a set of unique opinions and recommendations. Such feedback is incredibly valuable and let you look at your issue from a different angle.
Learning Day:Interactive Discussions Instead of Plain Reports
This is a fresh and reinvigorating format that givesattendees a chance to get involved and not just listen. For instance, the speaker from Alfa Bank told of the ways to formulate strong hypotheses on company development. Before giving a speech, he handed out questionnaires. As the talk unfolded, the attendees filled in the forms with the hypotheses and insights. At the end, everyone exchanged their forms with the neighbors and provided their feedback. The main criterion was to identify if the theses and hypotheses were clearly spelled out. Such an interaction makes you encounter reality and see if your business ideas are realizable or if you may need to get your head out of the clouds.
Russian Tech Week audience is quitediverse. Meeting new people is always about new ideas and emotions, forming collaborations. Therefore, the event is recommended for those willing to find new experiences and business contacts.