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.
Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies present in more than 70 countries, announced in mid-May that its Russian division has inked an agreement with Russian company Antel-Oil on joint research into ways of developing software to process 3D seismic prospecting data.
ITFY, a Russian public-private IT services provider, has announced the opening of its development center for microelectronics hardware and software development based on the IBM platform, the company said in a statement.
On May 18, the second ProfsoUX conference on usability and experience design was held in St. Petersburg. The event took place at the PetroCongress conference center and attracted nearly 300 software design professionals who gathered to learn new skills and network with colleagues.
In the early 2000s, Igor Sysoev, then a systems administrator at Rambler, entertained himself at work by writing a program called NGINX (pronounced “engine-x”). By the early 2010’s, NGINX had made him a millionaire in less than five minutes.
December 11, 2012. Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Speech Technology Center (STC) has announced the successful deployment of the world’s first biometric identification platform that combines voice and face identification capabilities.