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Sergey Vikharev

Sergey Vikharev

Director, Emerging Technologies

KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Sergey has more than 10 years of professional experience in consulting and data analytics. He is also actively involved in academic research on decision making and choice modelling. Throughout several years his research received support from a number of science foundations, including presidential grants for leading Russian researchers. Sergey wrote more than 60 research articles and has several dozens of patents and intellectual property certificates. He has significant experience in digital transformation, market entry facilitation for startups, and technologies' commercialization.

In the Media


Comments for Kommersant on the possible complexity of import substitution during the implementation of a digital transformation project for the Federal Penitentiary Service.


Comments for Kommersant on what could galvanise the Russian office software market.

Comments for Kommersant on what could galvanise the Russian office software market.

Comments for Vedomosti& on hackathons.

Comments for Kommersant on the implications of deferring the mandatory use of domestic processors in mid-tier data storage systems.

Comments for RZD Partner on subsidising transit traffic.

Comments for RZD Partner on the processes' digitalisation in container shipments.

Comments for RZD Partner on the use of marketplace tools in container shipments.

Comments for Kommersant on areas of application of packaged LEDs.

An article for RZD Partner on ensuring the competitiveness of container shipments.

Comments for Kommersant on a Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media proposal to strengthen the requirements for managing communications networks.

Comments for Kommersant about players in the housing and utilities automation market.

Comments for ICT.Moscow on players in the Russian market of AR and VR industrial solutions.

Comments for Kommersant on eradicating the practice of illegal logging.

Comments for Kommersant on how ready banks' infrastructure are to switch to remote operations.

Comments for Vedomosti on approving digitalisation strategies for state-owned companies with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and the Media. 

Comments for Kommersant on not including export indicators in the roadmap for developing quantum communications in Russia.

Comments for Izvestia on reducing the acquiring rate for SMEs.

Comments for Kommersant on the interest of banks in innovations.

Comments for Forbes on the 'tamagotchi for hackers', which in one day raised over a million dollars on Kickstarter.

Comments for Kommersant on the reasons behind the sluggish development of 5G in Russia.

Comments for Kommersant on the development of AI technology regulation.

Comments for Expert South on key digital transformation strategies.

Comments for Kommersant Chelyabinsk Supplement on production digitalisation at metallurgical enterprises.

Comments for Kommersant on maintaining zero VAT for IT companies when selling software only if it is included in the Russian software register.

Comments for Kommersant on areas in which significant economic effects of AI implementation can be achieved.

Comments for Kommersant on proposed benefits for the IT industry.

Comments for RBC TV on building 5G networks using only Russian equipment.

Comments for Kommersant on an integrated environmental monitoring information system proposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Comments for Kommersant on the interest of Russian cloud providers in providing the state with a platform for data processing.​

Comments for Kommersant on authorising the users of classified advertisements websites via USIA of the state services' portal.

Comments for Kommersant on the test launch of a mobile app that replaces internal passports.

Comments for Moscow 24 on e-passports.

Comments for Kommersant on what is necessary to produce competitive LED matrices in Russia.

Comments for Kommersant on transferring to e-format all notifications of citizens on fines, penalties and service provisioning from state bodies.

Comments for Russia 24 on the Russian banks' digitalisation level.

Comments for Kommersant on non-contact systems provided by telecom operators that screen large groups of people for raised skin temperature.

Comments for Kommersant on the installation of video analytics cameras in hairdressers, beauty salons, and non-food stores.

Comments for RBC on a rise in the issue of digital cards by banks as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Comments for Business FM St. Petersburg on the use of technical tools to monitor compliance with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor in the phase-out of quarantine measures.

Comments for Sber Pro on digital technologies in agriculture. 

Comments for Kommersant on Russian mobile operating systems.

Comments for Kommersant on the costs associated with the AI and Talents for digital economy projects that are being implemented as part of the Digital Economy national programme.

Comments for RBC on the use of video identification for opening new bank accounts and personalised digital wallets.

Comments for Kommersant on the EdTech market in Russia.

Comments for RBC-TV on causes and consequences of major failures in data centres.

Comments for Kommersant on the demand for blockchain technologies and the difficulties associated with their implementation.

Comments for Kommersant on the use of video conference services by Russian companies.

Comments for Kommersant on the export potential of Russian secured mobile devices for corporate sector.

Comments for Kommersant on the idea of establishing special legal regime for the development of AI projects.

Comments for Kommersant on demand for urban Wi-Fi.

Comments for Kommersant on demand for cross-cutting digital technologies.

Comments for Kommersant on the video surveillance over weekend markets in Moscow.

Comments​ for RBC PRO on connecting payment aggregators to the fast payments system.

Comments for Russia 24 on the Chinese market of mobile apps.  

Comments for Vedomosti on an idea of enacting a regulatory sandbox for innovative technologies.

2019 г.

Comments for Kommersant on a project to create a system for developing Smart Open Virtual Assistants (SOVA).

Comments for Kommersant on the development of the Russian AI market.

Comments for Kommersant on the competitiveness of Russia on the South Korean electronics market.

Comments for Vedomosti on the conditions required for the creation and successful functioning of emergency situation prediction IT-systems.

Comments from for Kommersant FM on new technologies in Moscow transportation system.

Comments for Vedomosti& on the advantages of implementing digital solutions in metals and mining.

Comments from for RBC on introducing companies' internal solutions to markets.

Comments for RBC on the Central Bank's Fast Payments System as an alternative to the Russian National Payment Card System.

Comments from for Business FM on the Central Bank's intention to introduce payments from budget to physical entities into the Fast Payments System.

Comments for Vedomosti on the requirements for the tablets that will be used for the all-Russia census in 2020. 

Comments for Vedomosti on a qualified electronic signature.

Comments for Kommersant on factors determining the valuation of computer vision start-ups or developing companies.

Comments for Kommersant on the Russian computer vision market.

Comments for Expert South on the digitalisation of urban infrastructure.

Comments for Kommersant on the reasons behind the popularity of streaming services.

Comments for Kommersant Supplement on how legislation requiring all gadgets sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian software will affect Russian developers.

Comments for Vedomosti on a draft law under which certificates for qualified electronic signatures will be issued to legal bodies and individual entrepreneurs only by the Federal Tax Service.

Comments for Expert on the export capacity of Russian software.

Comments for Mail.Ru Cloud Solutions on lifestyle-ecosystems as key tools for developing business and fostering capitalisation growth in banking.

Comments for Vedomosti on an idea to create a first Russian quantum computer by 2024.

Comments for Vedomosti on a roadmap to develop wireless communication as part of the Digital Economy national programme.

Comments for Kommersant on a tool that allows businesses to offer real-time customer support through an instant messaging application.

Comments for Vedomosti on the idea of creating a telecommunications consortium that will focus on radionics. 

Comments for Kommersant on examples of state services being provided by commercial organisations.

Comments for Kommersant on Australian personal data access legislation.

Comments for Invest Foresight on the digital transformation of Russian companies.

Comments for Kommersant on the proliferation of smart home devices in Russia.

Comments for Kommersant on attracting start-ups to the development of 5G in Russia.

Areas of expertise
Data Digital-driven transformation Risk Management Technology
Education and qualifications
  • Ural State University named after A.M.Gorky, PhD in Physics and Mathematics