On September 9, 2014, RUSSOFT, the largest and the most reputed association of leading Russian software development companies, celebrated its 15th anniversary. Currently, the association counts over 80 corporate members.
The event program included a media briefing, invited IT industry experts, and presentations and conference reports from Russian software development industry officials. The day was concluded with a reception where invited guests addressed RUSSOFT and its role in the Russian software development industry.
Noteworthy participants among the 100+ invited guests included Rashid Ismailov, Deputy Minister for Communications and the Media in Russia; Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary/Russian Federation Economic Development Deputy Minister; Igor Agamirzyan, General Director, Russian Venture Company; Ruslan Gattarov, Chelyabinsk Region Vice-governor, Advisor of the Chairman of the Federation Council; Alexey Komissarov, Moscow City Government Minister; heads of professional IT associations (Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT), Russian Software Product Developers Association, Russian Open-Source Association UFOSSA, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC), Russian Association of Manufacturers of Electronics and Electronic Devices, Strategic Outsourcing Association (ASTRA)), as well as RUSSOFT’s partners who witnessed and participated in the inception of the association.
Auriga’s General Manager, Vyacheslav Vanyulin, participated in the event as one of the honorary speakers, given that back in 1994, Auriga was one of the founding companies of the association.
Within the frame of the media briefing, Mr. Vanyulin presented the Software development market in 2014 – programming is not the most important skill anymore presentation. He discussed in detail how the software development market has changed in the last 15 years and highlighted the key success factors in this field. Among other things, he emphasized that without additional soft-skill factors, even top-notch programming skills cannot guarantee success nowadays. Based on its several years of successful practice in the IT market, Auriga was able to single out these factors:
- Customer-oriented approach and long-term relationships
- Focus on communication
- Development of regional centers
- Investment in employee training and development
In conclusion, Auriga’s General Manager highlighted the importance of RUSSOFT’s work as a professional association in supporting the development of the IT industry in Russia.
“It is hardly possible to imagine the results-oriented development of the industry, its promotion, building relationships with government structures and large state corporations without the close involvement of RUSSOFT. We managed to create a healthy environment for the development of the IT industry and implementation of innovative software solutions mostly thanks to the association. In the context of a tough economic situation, we all should understand that without a well thought-through strategy and a focus on modernization and performance improvement, many tasks would be impossible to solve. RUSSOFT’s engagement makes the implementation of such a strategy feasible,” said Vyacheslav Vanyulin.