This year the overwhelming majority of the sites at ”Russian house“, where the forum was held, was devoted to the presentation of IT-projects, designed to address the state challenges.
The Presidential adviser German Klimenko familiarized himself with the interactive platforms of the Forum, at which federal institutions, municipal organizations, departments and administrations of regional government were presented. All of them offered the visitors to become part of the created virtual environment. For example, to initiate the procedure of electronic signature registration, to obtain the license for security guard activities and the like.
Taking the floor at the opening ceremony, German Klimenko noted, that 20 years ago, when the Internet only started to entrench in our lives, the representatives of IT-industry could only dream of the state turning the attention to them:
“For today, it is the most promising and rapidly developing economic sector, while it helps to develop the country's economy in general. It is significant, that it is also the only economic sector, where the President has an adviser and a counselor. It can now be safely assumed that we cannot be ashamed of our IT-industry“.
As it was noted at the Forum, it was not by chance that Vologda became the venue. The Club of IT-directors and the IT- cluster: ”Vologda IT-city“ operate in the region. For 2017–2018 academic year the realization of a new project ”IT-year“ is planned, the function of which is meant to promote interest in IT-technologies among students. At the forum a competition for beginning programmers was launched, in which 160 students from six regions of the country took part.
The Presidential adviser also took part in the meeting of Informatization Council of Vologda region, where the questions of import substitution of software at government authorities of the region and the work progress in response to the relevant Presidential Decree No. 260 were discussed.
At the end of the event German Klimenko had a meeting with the representatives of business and IT-community of Vologda region, in the course of which the topical issues of strategy implementation of IT-development in Russia were discussed, and met the students and lecturers of higher educational institutions of the region.