09.00 - 10.00
Participants registration, welcoming coffee

10.00 - 10.30
Forum opening

Welcoming remarks from representatives of ministries, ICANN and RIPE NCC, organizers.

Sergey Zhernosek. Deputy Head of the Operational and Analytical Center under the President of the Republic of Belarus
Andrey Kuntsevich
. First Deputy Minister of Information of the Republic of Belarus
Pavel Tkach. First Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus
Vahan Hovsepyan. Director of External Relations, Central Asia and Caucasus, RIPE NCC
Mikhail Anisimov. ICANN Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Sergey Povalishev. General Director of Reliable Programs LLC ( brand)

10.30 - 11.15
Plenary session
“The Internet we want. Trends, problems, opportunities”


Pavel Tkach. First Deputy Minister of Communications and Information of the Republic of Belarus
Oleg Sedelnik. General Director of Belarusian Cloud Technologies LLC (beCloud)
Andrey Vorobyov. Director of the Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ domains
Vahan Hovsepyan. Director of External Relations, Central Asia and Caucasus, RIPE NCC
Mikhail Anisimov. ICANN Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • Igor Ruban, Director of "Tochka digital Group" (
11.15 - 12.45
How a false agenda is formed in the media and social networks

At the dawn of the development of the Internet, the growth of accessible information was perceived as an unambiguous benefit that could not have any disadvantages. Today, information is not only accessible, it directly affects the lives of people, societies, economies of regions, states, and the whole world. False messages can bring down stock indices, and change markets, behavior, and habits of people. The bulk of data is consumed through digital channels, where the possibilities for spreading misinformation are endless. As well as ways of interpreting it.

The situation is complicated by the development of technologies based on artificial intelligence, capable of generating huge amounts of data. Including unreliable ones. And also the variety of forms of disinformation: from planned targeted campaigns to background agenda setting. Therefore, the issue of quality and reliability of information is now more acute than ever.

Within the framework of the section, it is proposed to discuss the mechanisms and technologies that lie behind the creation of a false information agenda. As well as ways to verify information and possible tools for countering fake messages in the media, social networks, and other Internet resources.


Dmitry Alfer. Co-founder, co-founder of Probusiness Media
Pavel Tukhto. Editor-in-chief of the portal
Alexander Gradyushko. Associate Professor, Department of Periodicals and Web Journalism, Faculty of Journalism, BSU, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor
Antonona Bolobolova. Leading specialist of the editorial office of BELTA multimedia projects


12.45 - 14.00
Digital literacy as a basic information security tool

Why should everyone have a basic level of digital literacy today? Why does it need it for those who do not plan to connect their lives with technology? The fact is that digital literacy is less about opportunities for Internet users and more about security. The lack of basic knowledge about how the Internet works causes a rapid increase in all types of cyber fraud.

Additionally, differences in digital literacy and access to information technology create the issue of the digital divide, a hotly debated topic around the world. How to ensure equal access to the opportunities that the Internet provides? How to protect the most vulnerable user groups? How to ensure digital inclusion for people with disabilities? We will discuss these and many other issues, including the example of Belarusian cases.


Sergey Kuzmenko. Executive MBA business coach in Internet marketing and PR in digital media, author of training courses and teacher, author of the digital literacy program.
Andrey Gapanovich. Head of the “Home Meetings” project of the institution “Bound by Good with Victoria”, as well as project participant Maxim Batskalevich.
Andrey Aleynikov. Public relations specialist at the Coordination Center for the .RU/.РФ domain, chairman of the Youth Council of the Coordination Center.
Vladimir Lebedev. Head of the Educational Activities Department of the Secretariat of the Supervisory Board of the High Technology Park


  • Anton Chirvinski, Head of Marketing Service of the information resource
14.00 - 14.45
Lunch (coffee-break)

14.45 - 16.00
Crime weapon in your pocket: cybersecurity and how to protect yourself from threats

Today, every owner of a smartphone or computer with Internet access, without exception, is a potential target for a cybercriminal. From phishing sites to bank calls, from website hacking to massive DDoS attacks, the variety and number of crimes using Internet technologies has not slowed down for many years in a row. According to various estimates, the number of cybercrimes worldwide increased by 40% last year.

As part of the discussion, we will discuss the latest trends in the field of information security, new requirements for data protection and approaches to their implementation, talk about hacks and data leaks, how they could be avoided, and how difficult it has been in recent years to respond to and investigate information security incidents. We will also discuss ways to protect yourself and your loved ones as much as possible today.


Andrey Vorobyov. Director of the Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ domains
Dmitry Stasyulevich. Head of the department for combating cybercrime of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee
Sergey Menshikov. Head of cybersecurity at Priorbank OJSC


  • Anton Trostyanko, Head of Information Security Department, Reliable Programs LLC ( brand)
16.00 - 17.30
Personal data protection: practitioners’ experience

The topic of personal data protection plays an extremely important role in modern society. First of all, it is directly related to the security and right to privacy of every person, which is of particular importance in the context of globalization and the increasing informatization of public relations.

What mistakes do personal data operators most often make? How to build processes for processing and protecting personal data within a company? What are the problems with transferring personal data outside the Republic of Belarus? What is the role of a DPO in a company?

In this section, it will be possible not only to take part in the discussion but also to ask questions to practicing lawyers and representatives of authorized government bodies on all aspects of the topic of personal data protection.


Vitaly Disko. Deputy Head of the Control and Audit Department of the National Center for Personal Data Protection
Nadezhda Shakel. A senior lawyer at Stepanovsky, Papakul, and Partners LLC. Legal services" (SP&P), candidate of legal sciences, associate professor
Kirill Laptev. Partner at the law firm Sorainen, member of the Advisory Council at the National Center for the Protection of Human Rights
Mikhail Ratushny. Head of personal data protection practice at the Ozon Group of Companies
Maxim Grechanikov. Head of the information security service of PATIO CJSC
Dmitry Bondar. Director of the Cybersecurity Department of Alfa-Bank CJSC, DPO


17.30 - 18.00
Closing the forum

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