IT tools for co-operation with Asian countries

IT tools for co-operation with Asian countries

On November 2, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation held a round table on "IT tools for cooperation with Asian countries" with the support of the Russian-Chinese Friendship, Peace and Development Committee and the Russian Presidential Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs' Rights.

IT tools for co-operation with Asian countries

At the event, expert practitioners demonstrated the latest trends in the IT sphere, broke down examples of using actual IT tools for cooperation with Asian countries, and talked about building IT infrastructure when landing in local markets.  

Andrey Kuleshov, an expert from the Center for Global IT Cooperation and the BRICS Business Council, informed the participants about what could be interesting in the work of the BRICS Business Council in terms of cooperation with Asian countries. In the region, India and China are already members of BRICS and Iran is in the process of accession. Countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and Pakistan have already submitted applications.  

Digital infrastructure is a priority for BRICS cooperation, the speaker noted. It includes telecommunications, data centers, solutions for the digital identification of users, and unified digital payment systems. The infrastructure for storing and sharing data in accordance with national requirements as a basis for the development of AI systems was highlighted as a separate issue.   

"Russia pays special attention to cooperation on digital security issues, including the safety of children in the digital environment, protection from destructive influences, cyberbullying, and abuse of the cross-border digital environment," said Andrey Kuleshov.  

In terms of technology, BRICS is prioritizing artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain, and distributed computing technologies. The BRICS Business Council advocates the participation of companies in building a common ecosystem for digital solutions, including chips, data platforms, open-source software solutions. Special attention is given to the need for common solutions in security, smart manufacturing, digital medicine, next generation retail - smart warehouse management, store management.   

Summarizing the results, the expert advocated co-operation in the field of 5G, blockchain, robotics, distributed computing, cybersecurity technologies implementation, as well as in the field of education, including the involvement of women from BRICS countries in the digital economy, exchange of experience and educational programs in exact sciences, which are necessary to provide the IT industry with qualified personnel.

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