HSE Graduate School of Business Hosts the First Meeting of the Renewed Academic Council of the ‘Electronic Business and Digital Innovations’ Programme
On March 26, the first meeting of the Academic Council of Master’s Programme ‘Electronic Business and Digital Innovations’ was held. Participants agreed on the curriculum for the 2021 academic year, looked at the specifics of programme implementation, discussed the academic council's contribution to the programme, and also planned to discuss the programme's development strategy for the period of up to 5 years.
The renewed Accademic Council members are:
- Nikolai Kozak, Chairman of the Academic Council, Director of Digital Transformation at DOM.RF,
- Daniel Rosenwald, Vice Chairman of the Academic Council, Head of e-commerce, GSK,
- Sergey Grebennikov, director of the Regional Public Internet Technology Centre,
- Mikhail Dadov, Head of Loyalty and CRM department at M.Video,
- Mikhail Komarov, Academic Supervisor of the 'Electronic Business and Digital Innovations' programme, PhD, Professor of Department of Business Informatics at HSE Graduate School of Business,
- Yuri Zelenkov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Business Informatics at HSE Graduate School of Business,
- Sergey Livshits, Partner, EY
- George Menz, president of the Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants, USA,
- Danny Perekalski, CEO, Utkonos
- Juliana Sutanto, PhD, Professor, Lancaster University Management School, UK,
- Ilya Flax, Founder and CEO of Fibrum, Vice President of AR/VR at Lanit Integration (Lanit Group),
- German Tsarev, CDO, Mail.Ru Group,
- Ekaterina Shinkevich, founder and CEO of the CPAExchange international network.
Nikolai Kozak, Chairman of the Academic Council, Director of Digital Transformation at DOM.RF noted:
"Digital Economy" is one of the national projects of the Russian Federation until 2030. In this regard, training skilled professionals is one of its strategic objectives. In addition to the soft skills and hard skills that we are accustomed to, digital skills are of great importance. The 'Electronic Business and Digital Innovations' programme is an excellent tool for training personnel in this area. Our task is to make this programme interesting, in-demand, efficient and competitive. To create a vibrant community of students, GSB and businesses.
Mikhail Komarov, Academic Supervisor of the 'Electronic Business and Digital Innovations' programme, Candidate of Technical Sciences, PhD, Professor of the Department of Business Informatics at HSE Graduate School of Business added:
The 'Electronic Business and Digital Innovations' programme has always worked very closely with business. I am pleased that the renewed composition of the Academic Council is represented by leading Russian and foreign experts from the professional and academic community. In addition, the Academic Council includes alumni of the programme who know the specifics of the educational process well. I am sure that students will have more opportunities for employment and internships, will appreciate guest lectures from companies-representatives of the Academic Council, and will be able to take part in new project work and grant programmes of corporate partners. The introduction of modern digital technologies, the development of cross-border business through the use of the Internet, the development of e-commerce and the focus of regional business on omnichannel approaches, further strengthen the demand for graduates of the programme.
Academic Council is a collegial body that manages an educational programme. The Council makes decisions related to programme contents and implementation. The Council determines the curricula and approves disciplines’ syllabi, as well as the list of topics for term and graduate papers, and the programmes for final state exams.