In Two Days Analytical Center to Announce Winners of Best Research Tools Competition

24 january 2017

The 'Research Tools in State Management' Conference, the final event of the Best Research Tools 2016 competition, will be held at the Analytical Center from 26 to 27 January 2017. In the lead-up to the event a PC Week (general media partner of the competition) observer met with Head of Analytical Center Konstantin Noskov.

Replying to question of the PC Week's journalist about what bodies would be able to use the competition results in their work, he said, "We work with large volumes of information on a daily basis using various databases and information and analytical systems. The competition will help us to achieve a deeper understanding of the supply market. But I would not speak of some deliberate distribution of the results to any specific authorities or organizations. The results and the procedures of the competition are transparent and open; therefore anyone can use our assessments. It is clear that first of all the results will be accepted by the authorities and regions, whose representatives are judging the competition. I can assume that Vladislav Fedulov, Director of Department of Information Technologies and Communications, as the chairman of the judges will inform all the federal authorities and the regions about the results."

During the two days of the conference, which will be broadcasted online, delegates will discuss the best ways to create and use analytical tools in government, public policy issues for the development of the information technology industry and current trends in the development and implementation of software tools designed to make management decisions.

The plenary session "State Policy in the Sphere of Information Technologies" will be attended by Director of Department of Information Technologies and Communications Vladislav Fedulov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Oleg Pak, Deputy Head of Federal Treasury of the Russian Federation Sergey Guralnikov, Deputy Chairman of Pension Fund of the Russian Federation Board Nikolai Yelistratov, Deputy Head of Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation Andrey Petrushin and Deputy Head of Federal State Statistics Service Konstantin Laikam. Discussion moderator - Konstantin Noskov, Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.

The awards ceremony is to begin at 12:50 am. The IT industry will meet its heroes. The second half of January 26 and 27 will be devoted to thematic discussions.

“For the state authorities it is important to analyze the results of the competition in terms of import substitution”, says Vladislav Fedulov. “What would be the best analytical solution — domestic or foreign software? How real is the development of the domestic software of the desired functional level? What software is easier and more convenient to work with? And, accordingly, whether any domestic or foreign developers can offer state customers better quality software? This is useful also in understanding where and why Russian companies do not keep up with or, vice versa, are ahead of foreign competitors, offering a good quality product."

“On the basis of the competition organized by the Analytical Center we can create a very strong national competition, which would cover both public and private entities”, suggested one of the judges, Deputy Chairman of Pension Fund Board Nikolai Yelistratov. “Such competition, like the Academy Awards in cinematography, could become the most important of the country's contests, because analytical tools are demanded by both the authorities and the business sector.”

Partners of the Competition:

Strategic Partner: SAS          General Partners: SAP    Asteros        Partner: Thomson Reuters

Organizational Partner: TADVISER           General Media Partners: Interfax     PCWeek