Interview with Andrey Ivanov at CEE-SECR 2014

Andrey Ivanov
,
JetBrains
,
COO

Monday, November 17, 2014

Since 2010 Andrey Ivanov is the member of executive team in JetBrains company, the world leader in professional software development tools. He is one of the founders of the Academy of Modern Software Engineering, where during two years of the free study students can can get additional relevant knowledge demanded by the programming market. Andrey realizes the importance of preparing the young professionals for the rapidly growing IT market, and actively develops relations with relevant higher education institutions in St. Petersburg and the regions.

Ivan Arzhantsev on the Future of Computer Science Education in Russia

Ivan Arzhantsev
,
HSE
,
Department Head, Professor

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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.

Innovating for the Sake of Innovation: An Interview with Michael Kechinov

Michael Kechinov
,
HackDay
,
Organizer

Monday, March 24, 2014

Michael Kechinov is the founder of Rees46, an Internet service for e-commerce and co-founder of Coffeelab, an early-stage internet-startup accelerator. An expert in recommending systems and personalization services, Kechinov posses a wealth of experience and often acts as a CTO for the various companies he is involved in. His development studio has played a remarkable role in the development of the Russian startup-community as the organizer of HackDay, a marathon 48-hour event where participants workshop prototypes of projects before presenting them to colleagues, experts and investors.

An Interview with Mazin Abusin

Mazin Abusin

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mazin Abusin is a graduate in Electronics Engineering, University of London, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a certified professional state auditor (CGAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a certified practitioner of PRINCE2.

An Interview with Professor Wil van der Aalst

Wil van der Aalst
,
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven & PAIS Lab, NRU HSE

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). He is also the Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Process-Aware Information Systems of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He also just happens to be the world’s most cited European computer scientist with an H-index of more than 104 according to Google Scholar.

Interview with James Stikeleather

James Stikeleather
,
Dell Services
,
Executive Strategist and Chief Innovation Officer

Friday, October 4, 2013

Jim Stikeleather is Chief Innovation Officer for Dell Services where his team enables, facilitates and accelerates new technologies, business models and processes to address evolving business, economic and social forces for the company and customers.

An Interview with Russia’s Deputy Minister of Communications, Mark Shmulevich

Mark Shmulevich
,
Russian Government
,
Deputy Minister of Communications

Monday, January 28, 2013

Deputy Minister of Communications Mark Shmulevich is responsible for the development of Russia’s IT industry. In an interview with CNews, he spoke about the results of his first half-year with the Ministry of Communications and planned measures to support Russian IT companies.

The Art of Russian Programming: Open System interviews Nick Puntikov

Nikolai Puntikov
, ,
President

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nick Puntikov is one of the veterans of the Russian software development industry. In 1991 he co-founded StarSoft, one of the first local companies to develop custom software and, in 2007, through a merger between StarSoft and Exigen Services, became President of Operations of the combined companies.

Andrey Ivanov on Education and Business

Andrey Ivanov
,
JetBrains
,
COO

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
This interview with Andrey Ivanov, COO of JetBrains, comes to us from our friends at SECR 2012. The conference, which is the largest such event in Eastern Europe, has been attracting the best companies and programmers for the past seven years and continues to be the industry’s keystone event. JetBrains, one of the sponsors of the event, makes applications for software developers designed to improve productivity. The company has offices in Prague, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Boston and Munich.

Turbocharging Software Outsourcing: An exclusive interview with Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland
,
Scrum, Inc.
,
Founder and CEO

Monday, January 14, 2013
Having burst onto the global scene just a decade or so ago, Agile has now conquered the software development world. Analysts at Gartner observe that about 80 percent of IT organizations are now utilizing some Agile development methodology, and they predict that in another 2–3 years, it is quite possible that we will see 80% of all software development projects using Agile.

First Steps and Start-Ups: An Interview with Stanislav Protasov

Stanislav Protasov
,
Parallels
,
Co-founder and Head of Development

Friday, November 2, 2012
With Eastern Europe’s most important annual programming event currently in full-swing in Moscow, we bring you an exclusive interview with Stanislav Protasov from our friends at SECR 2012. Mr. Protasov, who is Co-founder and Head of Development at Parallels...

Interview with Arcady Khotin

Arcady Khotin
, ,
Founder

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In this exclusive interview with the founder of Arcadia, a major Russian exporter, Arcady Khotin discusses his views on the country’s software development industry...

Russia’s Software Development Industry

Vyacheslav Vanyulin
, ,
CEO

Monday, April 23, 2012

What would you say are among the most significant changes that have occurred in the software development industry over the past 15 years?

If we are talking about the software outsourcing industry, the main thing that has occurred is that the industry has finally matured…

Auriga’s GM Discusses Hiring Practices at One of Russia’s Top Outsourcing Services Providers

Andrey Pronin
, ,
General Manager

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Andrey Pronin, Auriga’s General Manager, took some time recently to address questions about the company’s recruitment process in an exclusive interview with Software Russia. Recruitment practices, the quality of new graduates and the skill sets that outsourcers require have an significant impact on the competitiveness of the Russian outsourcing market, which is known for the extremely accomplished engineering work done by its native talent...

Interview with Igor Kaloshin

Igor Kaloshin
,
Intel
,
Operations Director

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Can you tell us a bit about how and when Intel began its operations in Russia?

Recently Intel celebrated its 20th anniversary Russia. The history of Intel, like the history of any other representative office, began with a sales office that was opened in 1991. A year later contact with Russian scientists from the Arzamas-16 nuclear center began. Starting in 1992, cooperation began to be developed with Russian scientific developers and the volume of contract-based work increased. In 2000 this was transformed into the company’s first R&D center and office, which was opened in Nizhniy Novgorod. There are now 1100 employees, 900 of whom work in the R&D center...

Interview with Grigoriy Labzovsky

Grigoriy Labzovsky
,
Oracle
,
Director of St. Petersburg Development Center

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When was the company set up?

That depends on which company we are talking about. Now we are Oracle, before we were Sun. Sun created its center in 2004, but began life as an outsourcing company called MCST which had existed since the mid-90s. In the end MCST was bought by Intel, but quite a few people joined Sun during the transition...

Jeff Sutherland Discusses Trends in Software Development for PC Week Russia

Jeff Sutherland
,
Scrum, Inc
,
CEO

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
If you look at the recent survey done by VersionOne, you will see that today over a third of development is running under the Agile banner. That’s up from just a few percent ten years ago. Traditional project management is actually less than a third of development today, and shrinking rapidly...

Russian Software Development and Government Position: An Interview with Valentin Makarov

Valentin Makarov
,
RUSSOFT
,
President

Monday, September 17, 2012

For all the press surrounding Skolkovo and the Russian government’s plans to make the country more of an innovation-based economy that is less reliant on natural resources, it is worth looking beyond the headlines to see what the Russian software industry itself makes of the government’s position. To see just how local players shape the discussion on a national level, Software Russia sat down with Valentin Makarov, President of the Russian Software Developers Association (RUSSOFT), to ask what changes, if any, industry leaders expect to see.

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