MIPT hosted training for digital attachés
October 18, 2022
On October 18, on the basis of the MIPT Moscow building, the Center for Global IT Cooperation, with the support of the Russian Foundation for Information Technology Development, held a day of training for digital attachés.
This is the final part of the comprehensive training of future specialists who will soon begin working in 17 countries: Argentina, Armenia, Vietnam, Morocco, Egypt, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, UAE, Pakistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Cuba, China and Thailand.
The idea of creating an institution of “digital ambassadors” or attaches in Russia was first voiced in 2019. In September 2021, additional IT support measures were approved, which will include the creation of a digital attache service. Its goals include supporting Russian IT companies entering foreign markets and encouraging foreign IT companies to move into Russian jurisdiction. Attaches should provide consulting, information and analytical, legal and organizational support to Russian IT companies in the countries of presence. Responsible for the creation of the service are the Ministry of Digital Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and RFRIT.
During the program, the training participants attended the lectures on specialized topics, including the tasks of digital attachés in the country of destination, taking into account the current priority areas for the development of the domestic electronics industry and the ICT sector, the role of Russia in international organizations and the legal foundations of international cooperation. The lecturers paid special attention to Russia’s position on key issues in the development of the IT sector, the creation of international and multilateral documents such as the Global Digital Compact.
Director of the UNIDO CIIC Sergey Korotkov supported the events and made a presentation on the prospects for the development of digital technologies for the benefit of sustainable development based on UNIDO research data.
“According to UNIDO reports, ADP technologies, when applied to industrial production, open up huge potential for economic growth and improving human well-being, as well as protecting the environment and achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” he said.
Reference: The „digital attache“ service provides assistance to Russian IT companies entering foreign markets, and acts as the basis for the regional and country IT export support infrastructure. Currently, the service operates in Argentina, Armenia, Vietnam, Morocco, Egypt, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, UAE, Pakistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Cuba, China, and Thailand.