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Bakytzhan Sagintayev discusses with international experts the directions of the program "Digital Kazakhstan"

13 September 2017, 14:55
Photo: PrimeMinister.kz

This morning Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev before the Republican meeting on digitalization met with international experts and discussed with them the main aspects of the state program "Digital Kazakhstan".

Bakytzhan Sagintayev told the meeting participants about the work done to prepare the program. It was noted that it was conducted with the involvement of numerous international consultants. The document was also sent for additional review in different countries, which resulted in the receipt of approvals and comments. At the moment, in the pilot mode, work is being carried out with such large international companies as IBM, General Electric, Microsoft.

In addition, CEO of the IDC Country Office Andrei Beklemishev, Vice Minister of Internal Affairs and Security of the Republic of Korea Shim Bo-Kyung, the expert in the field of new technologies Christopher Surdak, the Senior Program Coordinator Oleg Petrov, the Director of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise for Asia Kevin Chong, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sarkisian and others.

Experts shared their countries' experience in attracting the public to work on the implementation of such programs, spoke about the impact of large data on the construction of the digital economy and the digital state, and also on the role of information technology and digitalization in the development of business, the state and society.

"Now we are witnessing a digital transformation. It means social transformation. We move from capital, as the basis of wealth, to data, information. In America there are such large companies as Google, Apple, WAIS, Airbnb, Uber. They create wealth from information. The government needs to recognize and stimulate this process. Digital transformation requires more than data collection. It is necessary to transform the Government. It is necessary not only to adopt blockchain and other digital technologies, we need to act differently: quickly, in the context of people. If you can do this, you will succeed in this matter," said Christopher Surdak in his speech.

During the meeting, issues of safe processing and provision of data, training of personnel for the IT field, the economic effect of digitization, and improvement of public services were discussed.

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