Digital Kazakhstan initiative presented at Web Summit 2017

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s digital economy development programme and opportunities for IT activities were presented Nov.6-7 at the Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon.Kazakhtelecom presents its products at the conference exhibition

Deputy Prime Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev met with the representatives of international Internet companies, leading IT and Silicon Valley-based experts and shared the plans for the digital transformation of the country’s economy.

“We spoke about our plans for the sectors and technologies implemented as part of the Digital Kazakhstan programme. The start-up community representatives, large IT companies and experts also had opportunity to participate in the implementation of this initiative. We proposed unique mechanisms for collecting and storing of proposals through pitches. Proposals were accepted for all sectors of the economy, starting from manufacturing industry to the social sphere and from Blockchain technology to Artificial Intelligence,” Zhumagaliyev said, according to Kazinform.

Kazakhtelecom, a multi-service operator, also demonstrated its solutions for government, financial services and productions.

According to Kazakhtelecom Board Chairperson Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, the conference attracts developers in these areas and our country is becoming an active participant in this process.

“Being an infrastructure operator, our company is implementing the projects for the digitisation of the economy and we are paying increasing attention to the integration of our services to provide end-products for users. These products can be from the field of public, financial services, smart cities, and industry. We are starting to adopt Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence technologies,” said Yessekeyev.

The key technologies designed to change people’s lives, including robotics, crypto-currency, cybersecurity, blockchain, state regulation of technological innovations were also on the agenda.

This year, the Web Summit also known as the world’s best tech conference and Davos for geeks, attracted about 60,000 people from more than 170 countries, 1,200 world-class speakers and 1,400 tech investors. The event is held annually since 2009.

The Digital Kazakhstan programme seeks to improve quality of life and to increase the competitiveness through the digital ecosystem development. Its main directions include the digital government, high technology digital infrastructure development, transformation in economy sectors and human capital development.