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Top Managers of Leading Russian and International Companies Deliver Lectures and Master Classes at the HSE Graduate School of Business

Top Managers of Leading Russian and International Companies Deliver Lectures and Master Classes at the HSE Graduate School of Business

© Daniil Prokofyev / HSE University

Sixteen top managers of leading Russian and international companies gave online guest lectures and master classes at the HSE Graduate School of Business. CEOs and department heads spoke to students of all Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of GSB.

Speakers talked about the most topical issues of modern business: from global trends in marketing and management of the future, IT trends, logistics, and retail to strategic consulting, digitalization, and competences and skills for digital economy.

Jean Serge Sagbo, Director of Innovations and Strategic Partnerships, Visa

It was really interesting for me to spend time with the students. Thank you for the opportunity!

CEO of RAEC, Sergey Plutarenko spoke with students about the Runet (Russian internet – ed.) of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He noted that in 2020, the year that proved all predictions wrong, people had to reconsider many things. ‘It is interesting to answer questions about whether digital economy is winning or not, what we should prepare for in the future, which professions are going to be in demand, and what kind of place our country will occupy in the digital economy. The lecture can serve as a springboard for students to think of potential new niches that can be filled in order to advance the digital economy in the 2030s.’

Guest Speakers at the Graduate School of Business included:

 Elena Anayko, CEO, Kangaroo

 Sergey Meshcheryakov, Head of the Department of Audit Services, KPMG

 Jean Serge Sagbo, Director of Innovations & Strategic Partnerships, VISA

 Boris Nurgaliev, CEO, 1C

 Anastasia Kim, Head of the Department of Product Development, Consulting Department of IBM Global Business Services – IBM iX

 Egor Bugaenko, Director of Laboratory of System Programming, Huawei

 Andrey Skorochkin, Managing Director, Head of the Strategy Department, Accenture

 Andrey Pavlovich, Logistics Director, OZON Russia

 Sergey Ivakin, Integrated Communications Director, Sberbank

 Alexandra Belova, Brand Director, Redken L'Oreal

 Mikhail Magrilov, Head of Consulting, PWC

 Anastasia Salina, Head Consultant, Deloitte

 Elena Brodskaya, Marketing Vice President, Disney

 Sergey Plugotarenko, CEO, RAEC

 Gleb Khimichev, CEO, Consulting Practice, EY

Yulia Sinitsina, Insight Director, Talent Q

1C CEO Boris Nurgaliev talked about the capabilities of modern ERP systems, which tend to be the main solution for enterprises when they are going digital. He singled out the 4th generation of ERP for its flexible, open cloud solutions. Boris also shared his thoughts on the Russian government programme, Personnel for Digital Economy, discussed what knowledge and skills early career professionals should possess, and emphasized that there has been an increased demand for specialists. ‘Thankes to faster production cycles, reduced inventory, and improved order processing, 1C profits in the 185 published implementations have increased by 13% on average. You can be either the ones who implement, or the ones who develop IT solutions,’  said Boris Nurgaliev.

1C has a joint department with HSE GSB and its representatives sit on the Advisory Committee of Business Informatics at HSE University. The company will be involved in teaching the Minor in Corporate Information Systems and ‘ERP Systems’ course.

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