October 26, 2018
The Third International Conference
"More Than Just Learning:
Closing the Digital
Skills Gap"

About the conference

"More Than Just Learning" is a leading conference on L&D (Learning and Development) in Russia organized by Sberbank Corporate University together with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) with the participation of Sberbank's Charitable Foundation "Investment to the Future".

This year, the conference will focus on the development of digital skills.

Leading world and Russian experts in HR training and development will discuss the global challenges of digital skills development, the competence models for the digital economy in the context of lifelong learning, the new role of instructors in teaching digital skills, the training of IT professionals in new digital technologies, advanced learning techniques, and the evolving balance of digital, professional and soft skills in the process of learning.

Valery Katkalo
Sberbank Corporate University
The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are based on the digitalization not only of the products and processes, but also of the people behavior at work and beyond it. We consider digital skills to be a "third cluster", which is no less significant than the cluster of professional and soft skills. The novelty, diversityand requisite speed of digital skills development pose a number of new challenges for education both at classical and corporate universities – from choosing the methods of content formation and priority learning technologies to discussing the very need for teachers and their role in the learning process.
Конференция 2018
Participants from 11 countries
Russian and international companies and educational start-ups
Universities and business-schools
10 000
Online participants
Roy V.H.Pollock
Ph.D., co-founder of The 6Ds company and co-author of "The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Leearning". Roy has a unique blend of experience in business and education. He has served as chief learning officer for the Fort Hill Company; vice-president, global strategic product development for SmithKline Beecham; vice president, Companion Animal Division for Pfizer. Roy received his doctor of veterinary medicine and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University (#14 QS World University Ratings). He has a passion for helping L&D individuals and teams succeed in developing of learning systems in order to and get the most from investing into the current field.
Pekka Mattila
From 2012 till 2014 he served as a board member at a leading Finnish bank. Currently he serves as a Member of the Board of The Finnish National Gallery. From 2009 till 2017 he served as the Chairman of the Board for the foundation operating the renowned Helsinki Festival. He is a Founding Member of Nordic Institute of Business and Society and the Chairman of the Board for Helsinki Advanced Interaction Studies Institute. Dr. Pekka Mattila is the Group Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto EE, and serves as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. He holds a D.Sc. in sociology from the University of Helsinki and an Executive MBA at London Business School.
Professor David Asch
In September 2014 David joined EFMD Quality Services. David was at De Montfort University in Leicester for nine years, initially as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and then as Deputy Vice Chancellor where he had responsibility for the University's planning and resources and all five Faculties. Prior to this he was Professor of Management and Dean at the Open University Business School, Europe's largest business school. He was a member of the first EQUIS Accreditation Board.

David has written over 50 articles and books on strategy, management and change. He has been a Special Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on human resource development and civil service reform, and an advisor to the World Bank on developing distance learning in developing countries. David has been a consultant/advisor to directors and senior management teams at a number of leading international firms including Allianz Insurance, BAA, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu/ICL, KPMG, Oracle, 3M, The SAS Institute, and Xerox.
Dr Martin Möhrle
Martin Möhrle is a management consultant, coach, and HR executive with the mission of engaging talent and building organizational capability in a global and complex world. In 2015, he reopened his consulting practice to work predominantly with senior HR teams in large multinational corporations.

Martin is also Associate Director of EFMD, where he is engaging its corporate members and in charge of the Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP), a premier quality assessment and development offering for corporate learning functions and corporate universities.

From 2012 to 2015, Martin was Global Head of Talent and member of the HR Executive Committee at UBS, and for many years through 2008 he was Chief Learning Officer, Global Head of HR Development and member of the Global HR Committee at Deutsche Bank.
Elena Shmeleva
1993-1999 Research Institute for complex social studies of St.-Petersburg State University;
1999-2006 – the director of research agency, the Head of Russian Department for Media Tenor International Research Institute;
2006-2007 – Specialist, Center for Strategic Research, the Head of Analytical Department, Central Executive Committee of United Russia political party;
2007-2011 – the Head of the Department, St.-Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Journalism;
2011-2014 –the vice-president of the "System" Charitable Foundation;
2012-2014 – the Director of the Non-commercial partnership for development of youth intellectual and creative potential «Lift to the future»;
2012-2014 гг. Dean ad interim of the Higher School of Management and Innovations, Moscow State University. The author of two monographs and 32 scientific articles;
с 2015 г. – the Head of the "Talent&Success" Foundation. The member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education.
Andrey Afonin
Andrey Afonin graduated from K.E.Tsiolkovsky MATI (Moscow Aviation Technological Institute) in 1998. He specialized in Materials Engineering and Materials Technology.

In 2002, he defended his PhD thesis on Standardization and products quality management at MATI.
Attended training and did internships at foreign universities and business schools (Kingston University, Manchester Business School, Lancashire Business School, ESMT, INSEAD, etc.), as well as at corporate universities of major global corporations.
Marina Mikhailova
Ms. Mikhailova specializes in projects on developing corporate culture of interaction with stakeholders, forming of the social and cultural environment in companies' operating regions, social investment and charity programs. She worked at Renova Group, Metalloinvest, the Skolkvo Foundation, and the State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana". Ms. Mikhailova is a teacher of history and law, she has the Master of Art and Cultural Management degree, and graduated from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES).
Ivan Arzhantsev
2011 Doctor of Sciences* in Mathematical Logic, Algebra and Number Theory
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Thesis Title: Embeddings of Homogeneous Space and Geometric Invariant Theory

2009 Associate Professor

1998 Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Mathematical Logic, Algebra and Number Theory
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Thesis Title: Reductive group actions with spherical orbits

1995 Degree in Mathematics. Applied Mathematics
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Igor Baranov
efore joining Sberbank Corporate University, Igor was a consultant at McKinsey, London, and worked as First Deputy Dean and Associate Professor at St. Petersburg University Graduate School of Management. Visiting professor at the European School of Business (Germany) and Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore (India). In 2012-2014 Igor was also an Academic Director for joint Executive MBA programme with HEC-Paris, in 2014-2015 he was Advisor to the President at VTB Bank. Igor has chaired accreditation teams of The European Foundation for Management Development in UK, France, Ireland, China and other countries. Igor run applied research projects for federal government agencies in Russia, the World Bank and international research funds. He participated in consulting and corporate executive education programmes for global, British and Russian clients across a range of sectors, including VTB, Rosneft, Aeroflot, Russian Railwais, Rostelecom, IBM, Nestle and others.
Mitina Inna
Head of informational and technical support and training department for commodity distribution network of Gazpromneft-Lubricants, Head of G-Energy Academy. Inna is the head of company's training center and is responsible for testing and implementation of innovative content systems that currently cover 90% of the time spent by employees for studying of training programs. The results of immersive forms of education allow to get effective integration of virtual and augmented reality solutions for company marketing and strategical development.
Sergey Belov
Prior to joining IBM in 2005, Sergey worked as university professor and researcher in Russia and abroad working in different areas of math and information technology. He published his papers in leading international journals in the field of mathematical and functional analysis, optimization theory, differential equations, etc.
Starting from 2007 Sergey serves as Chairman of the Program Committee of the All-Russian Conference "Teaching Information Technologies in the Russian Federation" held by the Association of Computer and Information Technology Enterprises (APKIT).
In 2017, together with five colleagues from IBM, Sergey received the UPE Distinguished International Service Award for long-term contribution to the ACM ICPC (World Programming Contest for student teams also known as battle of brains in which more than 10 thousand teams from about 3 thousand universities from more than 100 countries participate)
Sergey received a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nizhny Novgorod and a Doctoral Degree in Engineering from Osaka University of Technology (Osaka Sangyo University, Japan).
Natalia Zhuravleva
Prior to joining Sberbank in 2012, led the training, development and talent management ductions in Garant, VimpelCom and PwC. Working as a Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs at the Sberbank Corporate University, she was responsible for managing the implementation of educational programs, planning and assessment of learning efficiency, development of the School of Design Thinking, and organization of innovative educational environment. Her teaching experience is more than 15 years.
In 2013 she co-authored the textbook "Design Thinking. A new Way to Think" with Irina Kuteneva.
Since September 2016 she has been responsible for the onboarding, training, assessment and creation of career development system in Sberbank.
Roy Pollock
Chief Learning Officer
David Asch
Martin Merle
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Associate Director, Corporate Services
Elena Shmeleva
Andrey Afonin
Ivan Arzhantsev
Computer Sciences Department
Igor Baranov
Mitina Inna
Head of informational and technical support and training department
Sergey Belov
Coordinator of University Programs
Natalia Zhuravleva
Development and Career Department
08:30 – 9:30 (aud.118)
08:30 – 9:30 (aud.118)
Business breakfast
Lecture "Technological Trends"
Alexey Lipchansky
IT-school Director of Academy of Technology and Data, Sberbank Corporate University
09:00 – 10:00 (1st floor)
09:00 – 10:00 (1st floor)
Welcome coffee
10:00 – 12:00
(The Main Conference Hall)
10:00 – 12:00
(The Main Conference Hall)
1-st plenary session
Digital Skills Gap:
Challenges and Solutions

Valery Katkalo, Dean, Sberbank Corporate University
Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Michael D. King, Vice President, IBM Global Education Industry
Idris Jala, CEO, Pemandu Associates
Elena Shmeleva, Head of "Talent & Success" Foundation
Alexander Kuleshov, Skoltech President
Ivan Arzhantsev, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science, Higher School of Economics
Valeriya Zabolotnaya, Managing Director, School 21
12:00 – 12:30 (1-st floor)
12:00 – 12:30 (1-st floor)
Coffee break
«EduTech-companies fair»

12:30 – 14:00
(The Main Conference Hall)
12:30 – 14:00
(The Main Conference Hall)
2-nd plenary session
Digital Competences in Lifelong Learning
Marina Mikhailov, Program Director, Sberbank's charitable foundation "Investment to the Future"
Maria Dobryakova, Chief Expert, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Svetlana Avdeeva, Deputy Director, Center of Education Quality Monitoring, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Natalia Zhuravleva, Managing Director, Career and Development, Sberbank
Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Andrey Chertok, Head of Data Research Centre, Sberbank
Eija Holmström, Senior Managing Partner, Gartner

14:00 – 15:00
(1-st floor)
14:00 – 15:00
(1-st floor)
«EduTech-companies fair
15:00 – 16:30
15:00 – 16:30
Parallel sessions
Session 1 (aud.118)
How to teach digital skills to digital professionals
Live stream

Andrey Egorov, TEDx Ambassador in Russia, TEDx Moscow organizer, Member of the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs in the Sphere of Science and Education
Andrey Raigorodskiy, Director of Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, MIPT
Dmitry Zubtsov, Head of the Academy of Technology and Data, Sberbank Corporate University
Iliya Obabkov, Director, Institute of Fundamental Education, Ural Federal University
Alexander Zamyatin, Head of Computer Science Department, Tomsk State University
Danil Zakoldaev, Dean of Faculty of Information Technology Security, ITMO University
Elena Mikhailova, Director of Higher School of Digital Culture, ITMO University

Session 2 (The Main Conference Hall)
Applying cutting-edge educational technologies in teaching digital skills

Dmitry Volkov, Director for Development of Educational Technologies, Sberbank Corporate University
Oleg Zamyshlyaev, Founder, Digital Coach platform
Galkina Natalia, CEO & Partner, Global Venture Alliance
Ekaterina Boni, Head of Learning, Development and Adaptation Department, Mail.Ru Group
Inna Mitina, Head of informational and technical support and training department for commodity distribution network, Gazpromneft-Lubricants
Maxim Girin, Director for Corporate Sector Development, "Adaptive learning"

Session 3 (aud. 119)
Who should teach digital skills: A changing role of instructors

David Asch, Quality Services Director, European Foundation for Management Development
Natalia Shumkova, Vice Dean Programs, Sberbank Corporate University
Carolina Serrano Archimi, Ass. Professor of Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management IAE
Sergey Belov, University Relations Coordinator, IBM Central & Eastern Europe, Ural Federal University
Evgeny Sinitsyn, Chairman of the Expert Council for the Development of Digital Competences, Ural Federal University
Alexey Turchin, Head of the Sirius Educational Center, "Talent & Success" Foundation
Anna Tyishetskaya, Vice Dean, Far Eastern Federal University

Session 4 (aud. 117)
Workshop on learning digital skills at secondary schools

Ekaterina Lavrenova, Director, Institute of digital education MCU
Michael Sumbatyan, Director, IT HUB
Irina Efremova-Garth, Corporate citizenship and corporate affairs manager, IBM Russia/CIS
Marina Mikhailova, Program Director, Sberbank's charitable foundation "Investment to the Future"
Oxana Chernukha, Project Director, Sberbank's charitable foundation
"Investment to the Future"

Session 5 (aud. 202)
"How to learn digital technologies: a students perspective"

Alexey Lipchanskiy, IT-school director of Academy of Technology and Data, Sberbank Corporate University
16:30 ­– 17:00
(1-st floor)
16:30 ­– 17:00
(1-st floor)
«EduTech-companies fair»
17:00 – 18:30
(The Main Conference Hall)
17:00 – 18:30
(The Main Conference Hall)
3-rd Plenary session
Digital and Beyond:
A Path to Well-Rounded Professionals

Martin Moehrle, Associate Director, Corporate Services European Foundation for Management Development
Andrey Afonin, CEO, University Bank of Russia
Dmitry Zemtsov, Vice Dean, Far Eastern Federal University
Anna Krongaus, CEO, N+1
Tatyana Krupa, Co-Founder & CEO, GlobalLab
Alexander Pechenkin, CEO, Gazprom Corporate University
Anna Slavnova, HR Director, PWC
Roy V.H. Pollock, Co-founder, Chief Learning Officer, 6Ds company
18:30 – 20:00
18:30 – 20:00
Business cocktails
If you attended the conference, but did not receive a certificate of participation, you can download it here
You can also see all the photos taken during the event here.
Venue: Сampus of Sberbank Corporate University
Corporate University

11 Universitetskaya St.,
Anosino village, Istra District,
Moscow Region
If you have questions regarding the conference, please contact
Yuliya Shustrova
+7 916 668 37 32
If you have questions regarding the payment, please contact
Dmitry Bryantsev
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