St.Petersburg, Russia
November 14–15, 2019

Keynote & invited speakers

Nikolai Puntikov

President, First Line Software

Dr. Puntikov is the President of First Line Software, a global company offering broad range of software development and technology enablement services and solutions. Nikolai is a serial entrepreneur and business executive with a proven track record in building successful global organizations. He is also a committed advocate for the development of the Russian innovative ecosystem. In 2010, Nikolai co-founded the Russian Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, he is the Chairman of CEE-SECR, the largest software engineering conference in Russia and Editor-in-chief of analytical portal Software Russia. Dr. Puntikov holds his M.S. degree from the St. Petersburg State University and a Doctorate degree from the Institute of Informatics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Discussion. Trends and prospects of the Russian software development industry based on the results of 2019 RUSSOFT research

  • Business

November 15, 15:00
Room IV
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Valentin Makarov, president of RUSSOFT, will talk about the conclusions of the 2019 RUSSOFT Research and ask participants to comment on some points: what are the main trends that appeared in 2018, which trends will appear in 2019-2020, how adequate the conclusions are and forecasts are feasible, how big are the risks of a massive transition of large Russian companies under foreign jurisdictions, is it possible to stop this trend.