“The educational system should face the market demand as it shifts. Now we really need IT specialists, not only chemists. This is a totally different education; they have a completely new set of skills. In many cases today, the Russian educational system is not ready to meet these requirements,” — Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Board of PAO SIBUR Holding.
“We are striving to improve the quality of life. This should appeal to foreign work force, as well to our own human resources potential to stay and work in the country,” — Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
“We must secure a new generation of Russian scientists, entrepreneurs and IT specialists to stay and earn money here,” — Andrey Kuzyaev, President, ER-Telecom Holding .
“The investment principle will be completely different: one should not expect a boost in jobs through expanding capacities. Here is a new approach: often investments do not lead to hiring and providing employment for [more] people. We need different people. Now we need IT specialists, not chemists,” — Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Board of PAO SIBUR Holding.
“Much has been said about the human and educational potential, but we would be better off asking how this translates into practice. Does Russia actually have a chance with its new technologies’ (digital economy and telecom) share of 3.5% in GDP to catch up with or at least be comparable with the share of natural resources supply and energy production,” — Andrey Kuzyaev, President, ER-Telecom Holding .
“Much is said about money, financing. Access to the capital is much less of a problem than actually setting up a production in Russia. It is much more complicated. The issue is lack of managerial skills, lack of specialists who would be able to manage assets. A whole series of problems. Sometimes the project simply stagnates in the middle, while the problem is not the money. Management is as significant as financing,” — Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Board of PAO SIBUR Holding.
“Productivity is a far more pressing issue for the state. It seeks to educate people for new industries,” — Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Board of PAO SIBUR Holding.