In 2015, the Federal IT Forum of the Russian Oil and Gas Industry established itself as a unique platform for discussions and sharing experience in dealing with key issues and most acute problems of the information technologies in the Russian oil and gas industry, including innovative technologies and ways of implementing IT projects in partnership with business enterprises, developers and the government, taking into account the new political and economic conditions.

In 2016, the forum has expanded for two days to cover all the matters and topics which are relevant for the IT in the oil and gas sector. The forum's special guests, like a year ago, were the CIOs of the key Russian oil and gas companies.

The key topic of the forum in 2016 was the availability and continuity of IT services. To provide these features, the IT departments should effectively manage their costs and risks. Russian oil and gas companies have more potential risks than before: during the recent years, they have faced such problems as the falling ruble rate; economic (including the so-called sectoral) sanctions imposed by the Western countries; corporate budget and state target program sequester; the unfulfilled demands of oil and gas industry in import substitution; scarce statistics about the quality and fault tolerance of Russian IT solutions; the insufficient use of data as assets. All these issues were central to the two-day program of the 2nd Federal IT Forum of the Russian Oil and Gas Industry.

Key discussion points

The first success stories and new possibilities for the collaboration between IT Departments
of the oil & gas companies
for common advancement on the State level of the initiatives to reduce their risks in IT area.
Import Substitution

Import substitution as a trigger
for the industry innovative development, including the success stories from the oil & gas companies.
State and Business

Strategic plans of the state structures and the market development institutes for increase of the national ICT production, joint ventures establishment with the foreign partners and technology transfer.
IT Innovations in Oil & Gas

Digitalization of the Russian oil and gas industry: from Smart Field to Digital Oil. Long-term forecasts of IT development in oil and gas sector.

Infrastructure integration between captive telecoms and independent operators/ISPs.

IT services' outsourcing and transformation: cloud technologies
as a tool for the business digital transformation.
Projects and Methodology

New challenges for the system integrators on the oil and gas market, specifics of the long-term projects.
Industrial Automation

The burning issues of the industrial automation systems' development.
Forum Audience
State Bodies

Russian regulatory authorities, Government
and Parliament members:

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, The Ministry of Industry and Trade, The Ministry
of Energy, Russian Energy Agency, the relevant committees of State Duma and Federation Council (the lower and the upper houses respectively)

State Institutions for Innovation:
Rosnano, Rostech, Russuan Venture Company (RVC), Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), Vnesheconombank

State Development Funds and Accelerators:
Internet Initiatives Development Fund, Skolkovo, The Russian Direct Investment Fund, venture funds
Market Players

Russian oil and gas companies, including Gazprom Neft, Rosneft, Lukoil, Transneft, Surgutneftegas, Tatneft, Bashneft, RussNeft

Affiliated structures of the key Russian oil
and gas companies, including captive IT firms
and system integrators

Oilfield services companies


Solution and Service Providers

Russian developers of IT solutions, software, telecoms equipment and industrial control systems

System integrators

Telecom service providers
(including the captive ones)

Foreign vendors with the aims of the products localization and technology transfer
in Russia

Market Research
and Consultancy Agencies

More about the 2nd IT Forum of the Russian Oil and Gas Industry:
In Russia, it is the only event attended by the CIOs of all major oil and gas companies of the country
More than 300 delegates
More than 50 media partners
More than 30 exhibitors
Supported by the leading industry and market stakeholder associations
Highlighting the most burning issues related to the activities and interaction
of Russian oil and gas companies in the new economic conditions
Intensive intellectual program with renowned experts from the business community
Dynamic format; a mini exhibition that can be visited along with the forum
Great opportunities for business communication during coffee breaks
and the evening program

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