Together with experts, the Digital Development Ministry and the Economic Development Ministry, we have reached an understanding that we need to address the need for the regions rating [of digitalization, – Ed.]. What do we need this rating for? Not to reveal the best and showcase the worst. This rating aims to promote best practices our regions are so rich in — Andrey Turchak, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Talks about the rating [of digitalization, – Ed.] are a good thing. In the World Bank, we support this approach, because this type of analysis helps regions benchmark. As a result, [it] forms a more favourable climate for introducing a digital economy — Andras Horvai, Country Director, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group.
We suggest creating an IT system with the use of artificial intelligence, which will collect large volumes of data from a broad range of sources, and within this project we could analyze all ties and connections, build predictive analytics and prepare analysis in the context of various digitalization aspects. This will improve the rating quality — Anna Nikitchenko, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Development Foundation.
We need platforms to share successful practices, solution libraries, otherwise the rating [of digitalization, – Ed.] will be too stiff and it will just insignificantly change over the span of 5 years. The government allocates a fair amount of money for project developing, and regional successful practices can be gift-wrapped and exported to other region — Anton Nemkin, President, Sochi Digital Valley Foundation.