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News Release

Nov 7, 2012

Auriga’s Experts are Back from RIW and SECR: Summing Up

We have already mentioned before that fall 2012 turned out to be very exciting for Auriga. Between the end of October and the beginning of November, our experts visited two more very important events. If you follow Auriga’s news, you know that we are talking about Russian Innovation Week and the CEE-SECR Conference.

The events are over, the first emotions of our participants have subsided, and now it is time to discuss the key observations and to put gained knowledge and experience into practice. More specifically, it is time to take advantage of new and exciting partnership and development opportunities.

Participation in such events is not only beneficial from the perspective of sharing experience, which, indisputably, is one of the key factors for any company; it is also a platform for networking and establishing strategic partnerships. In this regard, Russian Innovation Week, which took place in the US between October 25 and 26, was a perfect event. As we have already reported, the conference accommodated over 450 delegates who discussed partnership opportunities in such knowledge-intensive fields as biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, information technologies, and telecommunications. One of the main topics of discussion —effective mechanisms for collaboration between foreign investors and innovative Russian businesses—drew the attention of investment professionals, authorities, and major Russian and US companies.

Auriga was represented in this conference by Alexis Sukharev, President and Founder, and Andrey Pronin, SVP, Strategy, Technology, and Marketing.

Alexis Sukharev made a presentation in the panel discussion, “Russia’s Impact on the Global Economy: IT,” and covered main trends in the Russian software industry based on the statistical data of the annual RUSSOFT survey.

Andrey Pronin shared his impressions from the conference:

“The event was very effective and productive; I am sure that the conference itself and the discussions that were a part of it opened new opportunities for establishing partnerships between Russian and US companies, attracting investments to support innovations in a great number of fields including information technologies, an area with the potential to become a main driver of the modernization of economics and to establish the information society of the future.”

The participation of Auriga’s experts in the largest software development industry event in Eastern Europe, CEE-SECR 2012 held on November 1-2 in Moscow, was equally effective. We have already written that our company was represented by five speakers, which was one of the best achievements of all the companies participating in CEE-SECR 2012.

Over 700 people from 300 Russian and foreign companies visited the event. The conference attracted leaders of the Russian software development industry and established international experts such as Benjamin B. Bederson, University of Maryland; Dr. Bill Curtis, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist with Cast Software and Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality; and Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO of Object Management Group, among others.

CEE-SECR 2012 was one of the most remarkable events dedicated to software development this year. Within the frames of the event, a number of interesting subjects, topical issues, and solutions were discussed, and industry development trends were identified. Numerous master classes allowed the conference’s participants to gain new knowledge and share experiences.

The following topics attracted the most interest from the conference’s participants: “Will the Programming Profession Survive?” “Common Mistakes by Startups,” and “How to Finance Your Business without Selling Your Soul.” Presentations by Benjamin B. Bederson (“Learning to Code in an Online World”) and Dr. Richard Mark Soley (“Modeling and the Cloud”) also garnered a great deal of attention.

Overall, all of Auriga’s participants agreed that the hosts demonstrated a high level of professionalism in organizing such an important event. Additionally, our experts emphasized the quality of presentations, the great number and variety of events, and the very engaged audience. Thanks to such events, new ideas, thoughts, and ambitious plans are born; partnerships are established; and complex issues are solved.

The collective opinion of all Auriga’s experts who participated in CEE-SECR 2012 was expressed by Oleg Repin, project manager:

“SECR 2012 has been an interesting event, filled with presentations, meetings, and discussions. It is a great opportunity to be a part of a huge group of programmers and managers, to share your experiences, to discuss things that you are interested in, and to just have fun.”


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