The Moscow government is taking part in the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) in Yerevan. The event brings together leading IT manufacturers, industry experts, investors, representatives of development organizations and regional administrations.
Moscow's exhibition area is divided into three sectors — City, Business, and Innovation. Each of them showcases latest projects implemented in Moscow as well as locally-designed innovative products and services.
“Moscow has tremendous IT potential: both in terms of technology and in terms of the number of specialists involved in this field,” says Alexey Parabuchev, CEO at the Moscow Agency of Innovations. “In total, nearly 500 thousand people are employed in IT-related jobs in Moscow. About 70 thousand IT specialist graduate annually from Moscow universities. This mechanism operates thanks to the timely introduction of changes to the professional training system, which were largely spearheaded by the city.
The World Congress on Information Technologies in Yerevan is running through 9 October.