08/31/2020 Director of NIIKPU took part in a meeting of the Working Group on Import Substitution of Software of the Committee on the Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The meeting chaired by I.I. Massukha, Head of the Working Group on Import Substitution of the Committee on the Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Director of the Competence Center for Import Substitution in the field of information and communication technologies, was held in the videoconference format.

The following issues were considered: dynamics of software import substitution in state-owned companies; plans of the working group for 2020, as well as the latest trends in import substitution.

On behalf of the federal executive authorities the following speakers spoke:

  1. Dorozhko Aleksey Olegovich, Deputy Director of the IT Industry Development Department of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media;
  2. Ivan Vladimirovich Novozhenov, Deputy Director of the IT Industry Development Department - Head of the ICT Import Substitution Department of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media;
  3. Zemtsov Igor Anatolyevich - Deputy Head of the Department for Regulation of Communications and Information Technologies of the FAS Russia;
  4. Bondarenko Daria Vyacheslavovna - Head of the Department for Control of Trades of Certain Types of Legal Entities of the Department for Control of Placing State Orders of the FAS Russia.

State-owned companies and companies with state participation were represented by:

  1. Menshov Kirill Alekseevich, Deputy Head of the Working Group on Import Substitution of the Committee on the Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Senior Vice President for Information Technologies of PJSC Rostelecom;
  2. Abakumov Evgeny Mikhailovich, Director of the Department of Information Technologies, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom;
  3. Dumin Anton Sergeevich, Head of the Department of Information Technologies, Automation and Telecommunications, PJSC Gazpromneft.

Recall that the Working Group on Import Substitution of Software was formed by the RSPP Committee on the Digital Economy in conjunction with the ANO "Competence Center for Import Substitution in the ICT Sphere". 

The key goals of the Working Group are defined as follows: joint development of approaches and mechanisms of financial support by state-owned companies for software import substitution processes; organizational and methodological support for the transition of state-owned companies to the predominant use of domestic software through the exchange of experience and best practices; methodological support of IT services in assessing the necessary investments and their optimization in import substitution of software, as well as assessing the risks of technological dependence on foreign software; development of approaches to improve the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of procurement by certain types of legal entities and in the field of import substitution of software, taking into account the existing risks associated with technological dependence.