Big Data Association (Russia) - Market Participants

“We consistently oppose to any collection and usage of data by commercial structures without the user’s consent … Group is the largest holding in Russia by daily audience. The company develops the unified integrated platform of communication and entertainment Internet services. The company owns a leading postal service, one of the most visited portals in Runet, leading Russian-language social networks - VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, a portfolio of the largest online games, including projects such as Warface, Skyforge and Perfect World, international mobile games, for example, War Robots and Hustle Castle. Group owns the two largest search and order services of ready-made food and products - Delivery Club and ZakaZaka, as well as Yula – free service of announcements linked to geolocation. Group owns mobile games developer Pixonic, one of the largest eSports companies in the world ESforce, MAPS.ME service, which provides offline maps and mobile navigation based on OpenStreetMap data, majority stake at GeekBrains - an educational online platform for programmers. Moreover, Group also possesses minority stakes in a number of Internet companies in Russia, other CIS countries and Israel. The company actively develops IT education in Russia and implements a number of educational projects in partnership with leading Russian universities. Furthermore, Group also holds the most important Russian programming championships.
Boris Dobrodeev
CEO of Mail.Ru Group in Russia
"We consistently oppose to any collection and usage of data by commercial structures without the user’s consent and believe that the Association should become a platform for the elaboration of uniform and transparent rules of interaction."
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“We believe that the Association can become an expert platform within the framework …

The history of Yandex began long before the formation of the company - back in the early 1990s. The company itself appeared in 2000 - three years after the launch of the web portal At that time, the team consisted of 25 people, and all the data were placed on one server. Nowadays Yandex has offices and representative establishments in nine countries, about 8,000 people work for the company. In Russia, the home country of Yandex, its search share comprises 56.4% (Yandex.Radar, March 2018). The services and mobile applications of Yandex are used by 90.4% of the Internet audience in Russian cities with population exceeding 100 thousand people (Mediascope Web Index, November 2017, users from 12 to 64 years old, taking into account mobile devices). The company also operates in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey. The sale of advertising is the basic income Yandex. Technologies of the company allow advertising on desktop and mobile devices and choosing the appropriate target audience. The company offers a comprehensive service for working with all types of advertisements – Yandex.Direct, as well as analytical tools for evaluating the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. In 2002, the company became self-sustaining. Since then, the revenue of the company has been constantly growing. In May 2011, Yandex conducted IPO placing the shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market – a stock exchange specializing in high-tech companies. Ticker of Yandex - YNDX.
Igor Alekseev
Deputy Director for Corporate and Government Relations of Yandex
"We believe that the Association can become an expert platform within the framework of which business and government will be able to elaborate common principles for working with big data through joint efforts. Our primary task is to develop industry recommendations and standards that will help to understand what should be regarded as big data and what should not. Our experience is not inferior to international, Russian technology companies can use joint efforts to effectively and efficiently resolve all issues on this topic. Together we can elaborate a common code of ethics for companies working with big data."
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“Nowadays the use of big data is one of the most promising technologies, …

Gazprombank is one of the largest universal financial institutions of Russia, providing a wide range of banking, financial, investment products and services to corporate and private clients, financial institutions, institutional and private investors. The Bank ranks among the three largest banks in Russia according to all major indicators and occupies the third place in the list of banks in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of equity. The Bank serves enterprises and companies of key industries of the Russian economy. Retail business is also a strategically important direction of the bank, the scale of which is consistently increasing. Gazprombank has a serious stand on the domestic and international financial markets, being one of the Russian leaders in the organization and underwriting of corporate bond issues, asset management, private banking, corporate finance and other spheres of investment banking. About 5 million individuals and 45 thousand legal entities are among clients of Gasprombank. Currently, Gazprombank owns seven subsidiary banks in Russia, Belarus, Switzerland and Luxembourg, financial companies in Cyprus and Hong Kong, has representative offices in Astana (Kazakhstan), Beijing (China), Ulan Bator (Mongolia) and New Delhi (India). In Russia, the regional network of Gazprombank is represented by 20 subsidiary companies. The total number of offices providing high-quality banking services exceeds 350.
Puzyrnikova Natalia
First Vice President of Gazprombank
"Nowadays the use of big data is one of the most promising technologies, including the financial services sector. We expect that the Association’s work will contribute to its ongoing development, the creation of clear and understandable rules for this technology usage in our country, so that the introduction of big data into the daily work of companies can bring maximum benefit to our customers, both retail and corporate."
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“The understanding of importance and complexity of work with big data has come …

Sberbank is one of the largest banks in Russia and one of the leading global financial institutions. Sberbank accounts for about one third of assets in the entire Russian banking sector. Sberbank is a key lender to the national economy and holds one of the largest shares in the deposit market. The majority shareholder of Sberbank is the Russian Federation, represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, which owns 50% of Sberbank's authorised capital plus 1 voting share. The remaining 50% minus 1 voting share of the Bank's share capital is held by Russian and international investors. The Bank has an extensive branch network in Russia: about 14 thousand service points. General banking licence No. 1481 issued by the Bank of Russia on 11.08.2015
Boris Rabinovich
Senior Managing Director - Director of Sberbank's Data Management Department
"The understanding of importance and complexity of work with big data has come to market participants long ago, therefore, the creation of the Association was a logical step for all of us. Big data usage not only opens unprecedented opportunities for business, but also imposes titanic responsibility. We are ready to work with our partners in order to create common standards of working with data, because it’s our firm belief that it is for this synergy of advanced expertise in the field of processes and technologies of working with data to achieve maximum efficiency and social benefits."
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“The establishment of the Big Data Association is underway on time, because it …

Tinkoff Bank is the first and only fully online bank in Russia, serving about eight million customers. The bank has no branches: all clients are served remotely through online channels and contact center. The bank’s cloud call center employs more than 10,000 people, which makes it one of the largest in Europe. The bank’s own network of 2500 representatives all over Russia allows to deliver products the day after the application is made. The bank develops the ecosystem, which provides financial and lifestyle services. In addition to classic banking products, it includes investments, travel, business services, mortgage contracts, insurance, mobile operator, entertainment and education. The bank was founded in 2006 by the enterpreneur Oleg Tinkov. The parent company of the bank, TCS Group Holding PLC, has been trading on the London Stock Exchange since October 2013. Net profit according to IFRS for the first nine months of 2018 amounted to 19 billion rubles, return on equity was 72.9%. Tinkoff Bank is the second largest player in the Russian market of credit cards by the volume of portfolio, with a market share of 11.4%. In 2018 Tinkoff Bank was recognized as the best online retail bank in the world, in 2018 and 2016 – the best online retail bank in Russia according to Global Finance and moreover, the Bank of the Year in Russia in 2017 and 2013 according to The Banker. The mobile application is a regular winner of industry rankings and awards (Deloitte 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Global Finance 2018).
Valeria Pavlyukova
Legal Department Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Tinkoff Bank
"The establishment of the Big Data Association is underway on time, because it will allow all key market players and industry experts to sit down at the same negotiating table and elaborate uniform standards for interaction with big data, including situations with government participation. Tinkoff Bank has excellent expertise in this area, which we will be happy to share with the market players and the regulator in order to stimulate the further development of the economy with the help of the solutions worked out with the participation of the Association."
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“Participants of the big data market see an urgent need to establish flexible …

MegaFon PJSC is an all-Russian operator of digital opportunities, occupying a leading position in the telecommunications market. The company traditionally pays special attention to the quality of communication and provides its subscribers with Internet at the highest speeds. We possess a reward for the Fastest Mobile Network in Russia according to Ookla company. Early as 2012, we were the first in Russia to launch 4G LTE, and since February 2014 we have put into operation the world's first commercial network LTE-Advanced, increasing the data transmission rate to 300 Mbit/s. In 2017, we were one of the first companies in the world, which put the Gigabit LTE network in commercial operation and demonstrated a speed of 979 Mbit/s. Today, MegaFon has the largest network of base stations in the country: 227,961 stations, 87,611 of which are in accordance with the LTE standard. In the third quarter of 2018, the company served the interests of more than 75 million subscribers.
Anna Serebryanikova
Member of the Executive Board of MegaFon, President of the the Big Data Association
"Participants of the big data market see an urgent need to establish flexible and transparent rules for business development. We have created a self-regulatory organization whose activities will be based on the general principles of privacy, confidentiality of private information, the right to anonymity and control over the use of personalized data. The elaboration of a safe big data environment will help to shape new markets and innovative products. By our estimates, the general economic effect and the growth of revenues of all industries in Russia by processing and use of big data can reach 0.5-1.5% of GDP in the medium term (5 years). The Organization is open to admit new members."
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“The big data market in Russia has a great potential. It is important …

Rostelecom PJSC is the largest Russian provider of digital services and solutions, which is present in all market segments and covers millions of households, public and private organizations. Rostelecom is a leader in the market of high-speed Internet access services (12.0 million families) and paid TV (10.1 million families, of which 5.2 million are connected to the Interactive TV service). More than 1.2 million subscribers use the Rostelecom mobile connection. The company develops digital solutions for smart home, online education, telemedicine and other services. Rostelecom is the leader in the market of telecommunication services for Russian state authorities and corporate users of all levels. More than 1.0 million legal entities use high-speed Internet and VPN access services. The company is a recognized technology leader in innovative solutions in the sphere of e-government, cybersecurity, data centers and cloud computing, biometrics, healthcare, education, housing and communal services.
Boris Glazkov
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives of Rostelecom
"The big data market in Russia has a great potential. It is important to create flexible and transparent rules for the development of technologies, products and services with their usage, which can have a significant impact on the growth of the country's economy. Rostelecom has been working in the big data market for years and is ready to share the lessons learned and knowledge to take a consolidated position of the business that the Association represents."
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“We are in favor of the goal of the Association – the creation …

QIWI is a leading provider of payment and financial services of a new generation in Russia and the CIS countries, which owns an integrated payment network allowing you to make payments via mobile, online and offline channels. Our network includes over 20.8 million virtual wallets and more than 149,000 terminals and payment acceptance outlets. QIWI services allow trading companies and customers to accept payments and make money transfers in cash or in electronic form amounting to over 89 billion rubles, bringing together more than 47 million customers who use network services not less than once a month. QIWI customers can use cash, prepaid cards and other cashless payment methods to pay for goods and services or make money transfers using online and offline payment instruments.
Julia Bogacheva
Chief Data and Analytics Officer QIWI
"We are in favor of the goal of the Association - the creation of favorable conditions for the development of technologies and products in Russian big data industry. For more than 10 years of company’s history, QIWI has gained significant experience in working with various types of data both from citizens and partner companies from many branches of business. We see a huge economic potential in the field of mutual enrichment of data from different operators and we understand what we can offer the market and the government to form a deliberated policy in the field of big data."
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“Beeline is actively developing the direction of Big Data, this direction encourages now the growth …

VimpelCom PJSC (Beeline brand) is part of the VEON Group of companies of the international telecommunications company (listed on NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam) that offers customers communication services and Internet.
Konstantin Romanov
Director of Big Data products and technologies, VimpelCom PJSC (Beeline brand), head of Big Data Center of Excellence VEON
"Beeline is actively developing the direction of Big Data, this direction encourages now the growth of revenue. At the end of the second quarter of 2019, revenue from Big Data processing increased by 2.6 times compared to the same period in 2018. Extension in this field will allow Beeline to make significant contribution to the work of the Association."
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“MTS today is not just a telecom operator, it is an ecosystem of …

MTS is the leading company in Russia and the CIS in providing mobile and fixed-line communications, data transmission and Internet access, cable and satellite TV broadcasting, a provider of digital services, including fintech and media as part of ecosystems and mobile applications, IT solutions in communications platforms, Internet of Things, automation, monitoring, data processing, cloud computing and information security. By providing innovative services and solutions, MTS is making a significant contribution to economic growth and improving the quality of life for tens of millions of people in the countries where it operates. In Russia, Belarus and Armenia more than 88 million subscribers use the mobile communication services of MTS Group. In the Russian market of mobile business MTS serves the largest 80 million subscriber base. MTS Group's CLV 2.0 (Customer Lifetime Value 2.0) development strategy implies providing subscribers with a variety of digital products beyond telecom services and is focused on creating a product ecosystem based on the telecom business with a seamless transition between services. With its strong IT expertise, MTS is expanding its digital ecosystem of OTT, IP and cloud services: today the total number of MTS ecosystem customers exceeds 12 million. As part of the ecosystem development, in addition to telecom services, MTS is mastering three key areas: fintech, media and entertainment, and cloud and digital solutions for business.
Andrei Rego
MTS Vice President for Government Relations
"MTS today is not just a telecom operator, it is an ecosystem of digital services, for the development of which data is of key importance. Creating transparent and predictable rules of the game in their circulation is a priority task for the state and business, which can only be solved by joint efforts. It is important, on the one hand, to create a favourable regulatory environment for business and the state and, on the other hand, to protect the rights of citizens. The Association brings together leading companies and their unique expertise, and creates opportunities for the dynamic development of the big data market".
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“The Skolkovo Foundation operates as a center of competences for regulation of the digital economy, and working …

On Sept. 28, 2010, then-President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law «On the Skolkovo Innovation Center,» giving rise to the project’s managing entity, the not-for-profit Skolkovo Foundation. Charged with providing the catalyst for the diversification of the Russian economy, the Skolkovo Foundation’s overarching goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, engendering a startup culture and encouraging venture capitalism. The Skolkovo Foundation identified five key areas of potential growth: energy efficiency, strategic computer technologies, biomedicine, nuclear technologies and space technologies.
Igor Drozdov
Chairman Of The Board Of The SKOLKOVO Foundation
"The Skolkovo Foundation operates as a center of competences for regulation of the digital economy, and working with big data is at the center of many of our initiatives. Our IT startups also have an obvious interest in developing and testing their big data solutions in partnership with major market players. Therefore, we consider that it is important to join the Association. For example, we are interested in one of the ABD’s initiatives — creating technological and regulatory sandboxes for processing big data and providing developers with access to them, including for creating new services based on them for market participants."
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Working with big data opens up opportunities for creating new technological solutions, as …

VTB Group is a global provider of financial services, comprised of over 20 credit institutions and financial companies operating across all key areas of the financial markets. VTB Group is a holding company with one strategically aligned development model, including a common brand, centralised financial and risk management, and integrated compliance systems. VTB Group’s global network is unique to the Russian banking industry. It enables the group to facilitate international partnerships and promote Russian companies aiming to engage with global markets.
Maxim Konovalikhin
Senior Vice President, Head of Data Analysis and Modelling at VTB
Working with big data opens up opportunities for creating new technological solutions, as well as quality products and services for customers. At VTB Bank, we opted for the Data Fusion concept, which we consider a natural step in the development of Data Science. The partnership with the Big Data Association is a point of technological convergence between business and government in the area of Big Data, an impetus for solving fundamental tasks that allow all participants to achieve maximum results
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The development of the agro-industrial complex requires the use of modern technology, including …

JSC Rosselkhozbank is the backbone of the national credit and financial system for servicing Russia's agribusiness sector. The Bank was established in 2000 and today is a key lender to the country's agricultural sector, ranking among the country's largest and most stable banks in terms of assets and capital, as well as among the leaders in the reliability rating of Russia's largest banks. In 2021, RSHB invested a record RUB 1.7 trillion in the agribusiness sector. Overall, Russian Agricultural Bank provided lending support to companies, organisations and small and medium-sized farms in the implementation of more than 5,300 investment projects for the construction, reconstruction and modernisation of livestock (poultry) farms and other agricultural facilities. Rosselkhozbank actively promotes the development of rural areas. In a number of regions, financial services are 100% accessible to the population of rural areas.
Elmanova Ekaterina
Director of Corporate Development Department
The development of the agro-industrial complex requires the use of modern technology, including for data collection, storage and processing. Rosselkhozbank is a key participant in the state programme for the development of Russia's agro-industrial complex and is making high technology more accessible to agricultural producers, including farmers, by giving them access to modern services on the SvoieFarmstvo platform. The cooperation between ABD and Rosselkhozbank will help to take an even broader look at the possibilities of applying big data technologies in agriculture and rural areas and will make this work even more effective.
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