A group of thought leaders from the Russian IT industry gathered at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 on the morning of May 24 to discuss the convergence of information technologies with pharma, biotech, nano and other leading sectors of the New Economy. They also addressed the impact that U.S. and EU sanctions were having on the industry.
Dentons has rated what it considers to be the most important changes to Russian legislation affecting IP, IT and Mass Communications in 2013. Among the law firm’s most important changes are provisions for the protection of IP as regards video piracy…
What’s Obsidian Entertainment – the respected single-player role-playing game maker – doing dabbling in Russian free-to-play MMOs?
There’s Skyforge, a fantasy MMO, and there’s Armored Warfare, a tank MMO. And both are partnerships with powerful Russian online company Mail.ru. Skyforge was announced first in May 2013, and Armored Warfare roughly a year later. But it was actually out of Armored Warfare that the Skyforge deal came about.
An October 2013 article titled “Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption” in the Harvard Business Review advanced the argument that the consulting market is entering a state of disruption and flux. In response to inquiries about disruption in the Russian offshore outsourcing market, executives from six firms that represent a mix of business sizes and technology directions expressed a range of views and responses to the pressures of market disruption.
The Higher School of Economics (HSE) and Yandex have joined forces to open a new Faculty of Computer Science. Led by Ivan Arzhantsev, the new faculty combines software engineering, applied mathematics and computer science. Arzhantsev, who also directs a group of online academic programs for Yandex, spoke to Slon about the present and future of computer science in Russia.