The lack of high-qualified IT personnel, successfully trained in Russia, though in a lesser quantity than required
At present there is a shortage of personnel, of resources from the point of view of the personnel reserve. Yes, they are great — the best that exist. But it is a little difficult to find new developers — Alexander Moiseev, Director of Business Development, Kaspersky Lab.
There are many technical universities: this is the legacy of the school established in the 1960s. It is difficult for universities and faculty members to bring students up to a level that can compete on a commercial level. [...] Everyone becomes a good coder, but without a real grip on mathematics, which is bad. If we just focus on coding, we will lose our competitive advantage, which is to be thoughtful developers and to resolve complex problems — Vladimir Litoshenko, Senior Vice President, First Line Software.
In the future, everything will be open source. But how will we divide the fields, how will we compete? Influence in the international arena will be measured only by the number of people in a country who understand the relevant parts of global open-source projects and can continue to develop in any circumstances — Vladimir Rubanov, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Software Development, Huawei R&D Russia.
I call for immediate investment in education. We lack about a million IT specialists — Dmitry Komissarov, General Director, MyOffice.