Russian software is in the center of experts' attention

03 / 11 / 2020

Russian Software Forum: Effective Solutions for Digital Economy has been held within Russian Week of High Technologies, started on November 2 at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds. The Forum was organised by the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science, the Expert Council on Scientific and Technological Development and Intellectual Property of the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science and EXPOCENTRE AO

A moderator of the Plenary Meeting was Vladimir Kononov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly, Chairman of the Organising Committee of NTI Expo.

Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, opening the plenary meeting, told about unprecedented measures to support the IT-industry. It was a tax maneuver on reduction of contributions to the wage fund to 7.6% and income tax to 3%. "It is especially important for the industry to reduce insurance premiums, as employees' salaries account for the main expenses of IT-companies, said Maxim Parshin. Reducing the tax burden for the whole industry may make Russia one of the most attractive countries for the development of IT-business".

Anatoly Geller, Deputy Head of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostekhnadzor), spoke about the main directions of modernization of the department's information and communication infrastructure and how the new ecosystem will facilitate interaction between business and representatives of Rostekhnadzor.

The Forum discussed the prospects of development of Russian software tools for remote work, issues concerning barriers to Russian software implementation in government agencies, state companies and the commercial sector.

Within the Military Technologies and Economic Growth: the Laws of Integration session the first results of the military innovative technopolis "ERA" were presented.

The Forum was also attended by Maxim Yeremenko, Senior Managing Director at the Data Research Competency Development Center of Sberbank, Renat Lashin, Executive Director of the Russian Software Products Association Russian Software, Andrey Prikhodko, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Research and Development of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense and other industry experts.

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