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About our place and mission
The technological advancements have a crucial impact on economic systems and how economic values will be created. Among constant rethinking of strategies, managerial practices and environments to address existing challenges, researchers and practitioners look at the variety and diversity of new trends emerged due to globalization and technological breakthroughs.

The Technology & Entrepreneurship in Digital Society Conference is an opportunity to bring together researchers and experts in emerging technologies from both public and private sectors to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, use, and management of emerging technologies and the move to the digital economy.

The mission of the Conference is to promote innovative research that highlights the impact of emerging technologies of the digital economy on the business models and entrepreneurship. The Conference committee welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of fields, particularly those that probe the relationships and interdependencies among innovation, economic development, and the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.

The TEDS'20 Conference took place on November 10 online.

Conference proceedings are published by publishing house «Real economy» LLC

Organizer of the Conference: Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation


Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship
The track invites researchers to re-evaluate traditional assumptions and create new theories about digitally-enabled innovation, entrepreneurship, and transformation and discusses the relevance of these concepts in connection with technological and organizational innovations (i.e. cloud, smart technologies and networking). We aim to encourage the research that provides insights into both theoretical and applied issues introduced by technology and technology-induced change.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
• Digital entrepreneurship in e-business and e-commerces
• New business models in e-business, mobile, and service innovation
• Smart contracts
• Technology ventures
Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship
The track welcomes research that contributes to the promotion of the entrepreneurship for sustainable development. Entrepreneurship has been recognized as a major conduit for sustainable products and processes, and new ventures are being held up as a panacea for many social and environmental concerns. However, there remains considerable uncertainty regarding the nature of entrepreneurship's role and how it may unfold.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
• Sustainable development goals integration into national entrepreneurship strategies
• Enabling regulatory frameworks for green and social entrepreneurs
• Innovative financing arrangements for green and social entrepreneurs
• Knowledge transfer for sustainable development
AI and Machine Learning Business Applications
The track aims to discuss the latest research findings in the area of artificial intelligence and machine learning business applications.
Papers in this track should be methodologically rigorous and innovative concerning theoretical elaboration and contribution. We also encourage the use of novel research methods that take advantage of innovative methodologies to exploit digital data analytics.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
• Artificial Intelligence in eCommerce
• Deep learning
• Cloud computing
• High-performance computing and simulation
• The impact of AI on business and society
Industrial IoT: Risks and Information Security
This track aims to encourage papers that focus on bridging cybersecurity and privacy in Industrial Internet of things, while at the same time consider cutting-edge research in each of the areas jointly or separately. Submitted manuscripts can draw on any theoretical backgrounds (including but not limited, economics, criminology, or computational sciences) and methodological approaches (analytical work, experiments, qualitative studies, and so forth).
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
• Industrial Internet of things
• Smart city
• Information security.
Wireless and IoT Technologies
The track embraces research, including empirical, conceptual, and interpretive studies that address the technological aspects of wireless and IoT technology development.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
• Wireless communication
• Cellular communication
• IoT data transfer protocols
• Sensor networks
• Open standards LPWAN.
Distributed Registry Technologies and Information Protection
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
• Distributed registry
• State information systems
• Electronic document management
• Single information and settlement center
• Certified information security tools
• Cryptographic information security technologies
• Digital signature
• Polygraphic and holographic methods of protection
• Software for document authentication
• Digital envelope technology and digital safe


Joseph Sarkis
Professor of Management within the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Joseph Sarkis is a Professor of Management within the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo. His research and teaching interests include Sustainability, Technology, Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has authored over 450 publications and has been a highly cited researcher as recognized by the Web-of-Science for four years. He is an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow and has served as a research scholar at universities throughout the world. He is a coordinator within the Future Earth Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP) Knowledge-Action Network in the Circular Economy Working Group. He is also an international program coordinator for the Greening of Industry Network (GIN) along with the Greening of Industry Networks book series co-editor for Springer-Nature. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Engineering Management Review and Associate Editor for the journal Resources Conservation and Recycling on the topic of sustainable supply chains. He holds editorial positions in a number of other leading journals. He has been recognized as one of the world's most productive scholars over the past 40 years on Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Operations Research topics.
Erwin Rauch
Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Erwin Rauch studied at the Free University in Bolzano, the Technical University Munich and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart with summa cum laude. Currently he is an Assistant Professor for Manufacturing Technology and Systems at the Free University of Bolzano. His current research is on Industry 4.0, Smart and Sustainable Production Systems, Digitization and Assistance Systems in Production and Axiomatic Design. In addition he is the Head of the Smart Mini Factory laboratory for Industry 4.0 at the Free University of Bolzano. He is project manager of the EU research project "SME 4.0 – Industry 4.0 for SMEs" working with research partners from Europe, USA and Asia on how to introduce Industry 4.0 also in smaller companies. He was Visiting Researcher at Chiang Mai University (Thailand) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA). He has authored over 150 publications, received several awards for scientific contributions and is number one author with the highest number of papers with the keyword Industry 4.0 according to Scopus database and received several awards for scientific contributions. Further, he is member of the advisory board of Fraunhofer Italia Research, a centre for applied and industry oriented research. He has 10 years of experience as a consultant and later Associate Partner in an industrial consultancy firm operating in production and logistics.
Arkady Trachuk
CEO of Goznak, Head of Higher School of Management at Financial University
Arkady has extensive experience in senior positions in the energy and banking sectors. Also, Arkady is author of numerous publications on strategic and innovative management, entrepreneurship and the formation of modern business models in the financial and real sectors of the economy, knowledge management, functioning and development of natural monopolies.
Arkady is a founder and scientific adviser of the Center for Industry Research and Consulting of the Financial University and Editor-in-chief of the Strategic Decisions & Risk Management journal.

Participants from the USA, Italy, Lithuania, Belarus, Vietnam and Russia attended the TEDS'20 Conference on November 10. This year, for the first time, the event was held in an online format, which, however, did not affect the number of its participants - thanks to modern information technologies, over 350 people joined the conference organized by the Higher School of Management Faculty of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Welcoming the participants of the event, Professor of the Department of Management and Innovation of the Faculty of Higher School of Management, Dean of the Faculty of Higher School of Management of the Financial University, General Director of Goznak, Arkady Trachuk, noted that this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to work in specific conditions and conduct remote sessions. "Representatives of 15 large scientific centres of Russia joined our conference, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Togliatti, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and other cities, as well as many leading educational institutions of the country, including St. Petersburg State University of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics and MGIMO. The interest in Management Sciences is very great on the part of the business community: representatives of Severstal participate in the plenary session, and representatives of Sberbank, Rosseti, various associations, for example, PMI and other organizations, take part in certain conference events," he said. Arkady Trachuk. The key topic of discussion at the conference was a digital transformation.

For example, Irwin Rauch, Professor of the Department of Production Technologies and Systems at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy), spoke about the second stage of Industry 4.0, particularly the role of artificial and biological intelligence in production. The expert spoke about a combined approach based on a combination of digital and biological transformation, focusing on the possibilities of using biosimilar technologies. Joseph Sarkis, professor of management at the Foisy School of Business at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), devoted his speech to the blockchain technology in demand today. He stressed that there is still debate about what blockchain is. In this regard, it is essential to develop a definition of blockchain so that everyone can use this technology. The professor noted that blockchain's basic idea is based on decentralized databases and distributed record systems, and it became popular with the advent of bitcoin. Among the main characteristics of the blockchain, the speaker noted decentralization, security, transparency, immutability. According to Joseph Sarkis, blockchain technologies can contribute to the creation of sustainable supply chains and a circular economy. Continuing the speech of foreign colleagues, Alexey Zaslavsky, General Director of WISETECO, I-Teco Group of Companies, in his report "Infonomics: Information as an Asset" pushed away from the Russian definition of the concept of "digital economy", which is currently used everywhere and defined this term more succinctly. "One of the most successful definitions of the digital economy is given in the "Strategy for the Development of the Information Society in the Russian Federation for 2017-2030," the speaker specified.

- The digital economy is an economic activity in which digital data are the key factors of production and are capable of producing a significant economic effect, increasing work efficiency in comparison with other types of activity. IIn other words, the digital economy is a data economy.
All other digital technologies, the transition to Industry 4.0, the possibility of using data processing solutions are based on this data.

Alexey Zaslavsky elaborated on the interpretation of the concept of "info-economics", explaining that we are talking about a theory that asserts the economic significance of information, offers the concept of monetization, management and measurement of information as an actual asset; involves the joint application of the principles and practices of economics and asset management to the assessment, processing and implementation of information assets. The capabilities of infonomics directly correspond to business and government needs in assessing data and managing information as a real asset. Denis Naumov, Senior Manager of the Business System Development Center at Severstal Management, and Alexander Kolobov, Business System Development Director at Severgroup LLC, shared their experience of using Lean Digital and the product approach at Severstal.

The company began to implement Lean Digital technology in 2009. The speakers spoke in detail about this technology and the approach to developing a business initiative to reduce losses in production processes through the use of digital technologies on the example of applying solutions at Severstal. Today, companies are successfully using digital technologies such as machine learning, mathematical optimization, and computer vision.

Technology and Entrepreneurship in Digital Society (TEDS'20) conference is being held for the third time. The problems discussed within the framework of it arouse the great interest of the audience.
Srdjan Krco
CEO of DunavNET, Professor at FEFA
Marina Solesvik
Professor of Innovation and Management at Nord University
Anna Kuzkina
Director of Digital Business Transformation Sector at KPMG
Polona Tominc
Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Maribor
Trachuk A.V. — Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the Management Department of the Financal University, CEO of JSC "Goznak", Head of The Program Commitee

Abdikeev N.M.
— Doctor of Technical Sciences, Director of the Institute of Industrial Policy And Institutional Development

Voronova L.M. — Doctor of physics and mathematics, professor, head of chair at Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Kleiner G.B. — Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Klevtsov V.V. — Doctor of Economics Professor of Management Department of the Financal University

Kreindelin V.B.Doctor of technical sciences, professor, head of chair at Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Krco S. — CEO of DunavNET, Professor at FEFA

Kuzkina A.I. — Director of Digital Business Transformation Sector at KPMG

Kuleshov A.P. — President, Professor of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Linder N.V. — PhD, Deputy Head of Management Department of the Financal University

Pankov K.N.PhD of physics and mathematics, professor, research fellow at Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Popadyuk T.G.— Doctor of Economics, Professor of Management Department of the Financal University

Saksonov E.A.
Doctor of technical sciences, professor of Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Shelukhin O.I.Doctor of technical sciences, professor, head of chair at Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Solesvik M
. — PhD, professor Of Innovation and Management, Business Administration Program, Nord University, Norway

Tominc P. — PhD, Professor at the Department of Quantitative Economic Analysis at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Abdulkarimov S.N. Eskindarov M.A. Doctor of Economics, Professor, Rector of the Financial University, Head of The Organizing Commitee

Gruzina Yu.M.
— PhD, Deputy Vice-Rector for Scientific Work

Kameneva E.A. — Doctor of Economics, Vice-Rector for the Development of Educational Programs and International Affairs

Kislyakov A.S. — Head of Visa Organization Department

Khovalova Т.V. — Manager of the Management Department

Leokhin Yu.L. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Vice-Rector for Scientific Work of The Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Linder N.V. — PhD, Deputy Head of the Management Department

Mukhanov A.Yu. — Vice-Rector for the International Affairs and Public Relations of The Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Nalbandyan G.G. — Manager of the Management Department

Abdulkarimov S.N.
— Head of the Department for Organization and Coordination of Scientific Activities

Prikhodko L.V. — PhD, Head of International Cooperation Department

Tarasov I.V.
— Deputy Director of the Center for Sectoral Research and Consulting


Conference proceedings are indexed in Google Scholar, Crossref and RSCI.
Selected Papers will be published in the Strategic Decisions and Risk Management Journal


Academic Ethics Policy
We expect submissions to contain results of the original research based on scientific methods that contribute to the global knowledge in the selected areas of inquiry. In this regard, we ask all potential participants to follow the TEDS Academic Ethics Policy and make sure the paper comply with the requirements mentioned below. The detection of the rules violation leads to the rejection at any stage.

Originality of Papers

The paper submitted to TEDS should contain original results and must not be published anywhere before. An exception can be made for papers published on the Internet as draft-versions or preprints, but the Program Committee in each case takes the final decision individually. The author should disclose if the paper has already been presented or is available on the Internet as a draft or preprint. This rule also applies to the papers published in languages, other than English.


A paper must contain no plagiarism (including extensive self-plagiarism) and other incorrect borrowings. Plagiarism includes copying and pasting passages from the Internet and other sources, word-for-word borrowings from other texts as well as paraphrasing them without proper references. All direct borrowings should be accompanied with references, quotation marks and other means of academic language. All submissions undergo pre-review for originality and plagiarism.


The author should have all proper rights for copyrighted materials used in the paper. Pictures, figures etc. must either have free license for commercial use or be created by the author.
Technical Requirements

The paper should fit into the general scope of the conference and be attributed to one of the conference tracks. We welcome interdisciplinary papers that combine social sciences with information and computer sciences. Purely technical papers without implications to social sciences are not accepted.

Format & Length
The paper must be prepared according to the guidelines. The template can be found here: (download)

Full papers must be within 15 000 - 20 000 characters (with spaces) limit.

DOI should be indicated whenever possible. It is more preferable to arrange the reference list in the alphabetical order.
Peer Review Criteria
Each paper is reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee to be accepted. The review criteria are the following:

The paper should have clear contribution to the research field. Purely descriptive papers without any clear findings are not accepted. The following elements of the paper are required:

Research Question / Problem Statement: the authors should give a clear research question (for research papers) or problem statement (for experience papers) they are to address in the text. Both the research question and problem statement need to be justified by either theoretical or social topicality.

Literature / Background Review: the paper must contain a solid literature review encompassing the up-to-date academic articles and books (for research papers) or give a sufficient background (for experience papers). The review needs to be relevant to the research question.

Theoretical Grounding and Methodology: The paper should give a theoretical argument or use a theoretical framework, as well as to provide a methodology relevant to address the research problem.

Empirical Analysis / Case Selection: Qualitative or quantitative methods of empirical analysis should be used. Another option is to present a review, but in this case the literature selection method should be specified. In case of experience papers, the authors need to justify the case selection and prove its significance to the international audience.
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