DTI 2021 


Dr., Prof. Vikas Kumar is a Director of Research and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK. He has over a decade of teaching and research experience and is fellow of HEA. Prior to joining UWE in 2013, he was a Lecturer in Management at Dublin City University Business School (2009-2013).
He serves on the editorial board of around ten international journals and has guest-edited several special issues in high impact journals. He is also a reviewer of more than 15 international journals including ABS 4/4* and ABS 3* journals.
Prof Kumar works very closely with industries and has generated research funding in the excess of £1 million from various research agencies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC, British Council, British Academy, Newton Fund, and Science Foundation of Ireland. He is currently (2021 ) involved in two projects funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering with Jordan and another project funded by the British Council/Newton Fund with Thailand. He has worked on several international collaborative projects with researchers from several UK universities and researchers from Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica and Turkey.


International Scientific Conference


October 29, 2021


List of speakers for the business part of the conference:
  • ALEXEY BOROVKOV, Vice Rector for Digital Transformation of the Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Head of the World-class Scientific Center "Advanced Digital Technologies", Head of the Competence Center of the National Technological Initiative of SPbPU "New Production Technologies" and Head of the Engineering Center (CompMechLab®) of SPbPU, Russia
  • MIKHAIL PONOMARKOV, Minister of Digital Development and Communications of the Sverdlovsk Region, Russia
  • ANDREY SHULGIN, Director for Digital Transformation of JSC "Interregional Distribution Grid Company of the Urals", Russia
  • ANDREY MISYURA, General Director of the JSC "Scientific and Production Association of Automation named after Academician N.A. Semikhatova", Russia
  • ALEXANDER PORODNOV, First Vice President of the Sverdlovsk Regional Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Russia
  • VITALY BALANCHUK, Head of the Engineering Center of the High-Tech Technopark “Universitetsky” of the Sverdlovsk Region, Russia
  • ALEXANDER LIKHACHEV, Director for Digital Transformation, Engineering Center for Digital Technologies in Mechanical Engineering of the Ural Federal University, Russia
  • ROSA GABDULLINA, Regional Director "Intellectual Infrastructure" Siemens Branch in the Urals Federal District, Russia
  • and etc

List of speakers of the scientific part of the conference:

  • VIKAS KUMAR, PhD, Prof., University of the West of England - Bristol Business School, United Kingdom
  • VICTORIA AKBERDINA, Dr.Sc. (Economics), corresponding member of Russian Academy of Science, Deputy Director, Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • WADIM STRIELKOWSKI, PhD., Prof., University of California, USA
  • SVETLANA TSOHLA, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Prof., Head of the Department of Entrepreneurial Activity Management, Tavricheskaya Academy, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Russia
  • NATALIA SIMCHENKO, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Prof., Head Department of Economic Theory, Head Department of Personnel Management, Institute of Economics and Management, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Russia
  • EKATERINA SYCHEVA, Cand.Sc. (Economics), Associate Prof. of the Department of Economics, St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation, Russia
  • JOAQUIM RAMOS SILVA, PhD, Prof., ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • LAURA BRAVI, DBA, Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
  • ENRIQUE BONSÓN, PhD, Prof., Universidad de Huelva, Spain
  • EDUARD BABULAK, Dr.Sc., Ph.D., Prof., National Science Foundation, US
  • ANG LIU, PhD, Associate Prof., UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • MIKHAIL SAMOSUDOV, Dr.Sc. (Economics), Prof., Department of Corporate Governance, State University of Management, Russia
  • and etc


October 29, 2021
Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
10:00 - 12:00, UTC+5      Business session of the conference
12:30 - 14:30, UTC+5      Plenary session
15:00 - 19:30, UTC+5      Scientific sections
15:00 - 17:00, UTC+5      Scientific section: Digital solutions in industrial and economic sectors
17:30 - 19:30, UTC+5      Scientific section: Impact of Digital Solutions in Industry on the Competitiveness of Companies and Industries
17:30 - 19:30, UTC+5      Scientific section: Impact of Digital Transformation on the Financial and Human Potential of Industry


Proceedings of the conference 2021

Part 1
book 'Digital Transformation in Industry: Digital Twins and New Business Models'
ISBN 978-3-030-94616-6, eBook ISBN 978-3-030-94617-3
Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation (ISSN 2195-4968, E-ISSN 2195-4976), Vol. 54
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Part 2
ISBN 978-5-94646-659-2 Download full text  
Indexed in eLIBRARY.RU - Russian Index Science Citation 
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