Gref outlined the main challenges for Russia in the digital age

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotoreceptor of the Board of Sberbank of Russia German Gref at the IX-th the Gaidar forum in Moscow. 17 January 2018Gref outlined the main challenges for Russia in the digital age© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The main disease of the state is the management model, the key trend — the building of government as a platform – factory data processing, it is necessary to change the system of education in Russia, creating the universities of the third age, said the head of Sberbank German Gref said at the Gaidar forum.

«If we now define the main our sickness, in the Academy of Sciences, Sberbank, in any region or in the state as a whole — this is a problem — disease control. And it is adequate for anybody and the more structure, the more severe the disease,» — said the head of Sberbank.

«I have no structure in the world don’t know where people did not break the head how to improve the management model, to make it flexible, adaptable to what is happening today in this rapidly developing world,» added Gref.

If we talk about States, States themselves are not flexible and giving the state of the model flexibility is a fundamental task, he said. «The universal answer how to do it — there is only the obvious answer is that you need to use the best practices in the world, and which we have implemented,» he added.

According to Gref, when you change the model of governance should take an example from business. «Of course, it’s business. Best practices develop in a competitive environment, so the best practices are born there and you should try to make such transfer of the best practices of business in state practice. Therefore, we are facing an enormous task of improving flexibility (flexibility, ed.), public administration», — he said.

The universities of the third age

According to the President of Sberbank, education cannot be viewed separately from science and practice, you need to combine them, creating the universities of the third age.

«If we talk about the tasks of the state in the digital age, then, of course, everything that has to do with the creation of institutions and first and foremost is the educational institutions is the main task, when a key driver of economic growth and all the best is man and his knowledge,» he said.

«Universities of the third age — the three things at the same time — practice, science and education. And if education there is the practice, it is divorced — we give children the knowledge, but do not give skills. Skill education — a key trend in today’s world. If we are not engaged in science in the field of education, we are always late,» — said Gref.

It is also important according to him to improve and other institutions in the country — health care and social assistance to the population.

The reform of public administration is impossible without a flexible platform, the head of Sberbank. «The question of how to combine today the reform of public administration. Today we are very often when talking about business, about giant corporations used the word «platform»… and a list of at least ten components, what is the platform. It’s an aggregator, it’s a huge competence, a factory for the processing of the data,» he said.

A key trend

The accuracy and success in decision-making in the state depends on the availability of information, and key trend is building government as a platform, also said Gref. «All the decisions we make will be made quickly under conditions of uncertainty, in the absence of data. The biggest nightmare for any Manager is to make quick decisions in conditions of uncertainty,» he said.

«When we talk about such data as «big data» and artificial intelligence, we say that decision making becomes more accurate. What is success in life? This is the number of correct decisions made by a person in his life. What is the success of any Corporation? Is the number of correct decisions by the total amount of decisions. What is the success state? It is the precision adopted by the government decisions,» he said.

«When the work was carried out in the group of Alexei Kudrin (Chairman of the Board of the Center for strategic research (CSR) — ed.) we came to the conclusion that, perhaps, the key current trend is the attempt to build government as platform,» — said the head of the largest Bank of the Russian Federation.

The decision to increase investment in education and health will have long-term positive effects for Russia, said earlier Wednesday in the microblog in Twitter Kudrin.

On Tuesday, presidential aide Andrei Belousov said that the Russian government is working on various options for fiscal space, and the calculations of the Russian presidential administration and close CSR — spending on health, education and infrastructure necessary to increase a total of 1.5-2% of GDP by reducing expenditures on a number of other articles, as well as possible tax optimization.

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