At the XVIII International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg the Minister of the Regional Development of the Russian Federation Igor Slyunyayev met with the management of the Russian Division of IBM


25052014At the XVIII International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg the Minister of the Regional Development of Russia Igor Slyunyaev held a meeting with the Regional Director of IBM in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia David La Rose and the Sales Director of IBM Russia and CIS Andrei Filatov.

The history of IBM presence in Russia and the CIS is 39 years old. In 2006 the company created in Moscow the Russian laboratory of systems and technologies – RSTL, which is part of the research and development laboratories of IBM worldwide. The company is a leading supplier of high-quality services and solutions in the field of systems integration, innovation in technology and enterprise management.

During the dialogue with the Head of the Russian Ministry of Regional Development the management of IBM discussed the possibility of cooperation in various fields, including:

– Optimization of functioning of the Federal Public Information System of Territorial Planning (FPIS TP);

– Realization of information models and systems “Safe City”;

– The use of modern technologies in the monitoring of interethnic relations in the regions of the Russian Federation;

– Monitoring of social networks for pre-conflict situations in the sphere of interethnic and interconfessional relations.


David La Rose spoke about the rich experience of IBM in management of big projects and the company’s existing methodologies for project management.

“David is for the first time in St. Petersburg and at the Forum, and it is a very useful visit to us”, – said Andrey Filatov at the beginning of the meeting.

A great appreciation was expressed with regard to the way the Forum had been organized, including useful and meaningful discussions and meetings between representatives of business with potential partners.

“The Forum declared itself as a serious platform, where there are a lot of negotiations, political statements, useful meetings. This is a prestigious and authoritative event for Russia and foreign countries. We like this Forum!” – said the Head of the Regional Development Ministry in response.

He congratulated the company IBM in connection with the signing of Cooperation Agreement with St. Petersburg in the field of transport and utilities at the Forum.

“Creating of a Smart City is a new trend after the development of agglomerations, but since you do not want to be limited by this agreement and intend to go to the regions of Russia, we have the subject for conversation and cooperation with you. IBM is a well-known brand in the world, and your Moscow office is located close to that of the Ministry of the Regional Development, and we are definitely going to work with you”, – said Igor Slyunyaev during the dialogue.

The meeting was also attended by the Chief Executive Officer of the Russian Investment Agency “Invest in Russia” Yury Voicehovsky, who presented the opportunities offered by the Agency for potential investors who are interested in business in the Russian regions.

When assessing the market dynamics and the conditions necessary to attract investment and skilled labor force, IBM uses its own global database on the location of investment objects – Global Investment Location Database (GILD), which has no analogues in the world. The database records daily all announced corporate investments projects around the world. GILD provides the users with very detailed analysis of the latest investment trends by sector, type of work, clusters, places and cash flows between different regions.

On the basis of this data, as well as other analytical and statistical materials, IBM prepares an annual report “Global Investment Trends”, which contains materials on global trends in corporate investment by sectors of economic activity.

During the meeting IBM has made ​​a proposal for a comprehensive elaboration of this trend together with the Ministry of the Regional Development.