Global innovators will report how to improve lives of everyone using “smart” technologies

computerOn May 21, 2013, in the Palace of Peace and Accordance as a part of the VI Astana Economic Forum opened the first International Exhibition and Conference «ASTEX 2013.” In the framework of «ASTEX 2013″ four sessions are scheduled: Smart Government, Smart Industry, Smart Business and Smart Life, the biggest exhibition of Kazakh and International brands, seminars and workshops.

In plenary session bore a part the Minister of Regional Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev and Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan Saken Sarsenov. “In an effort to implement the high technologies in current conditions, Kazakhstan has managed to achieve great results. Thus, in ICT rating of the UN in 2012, Kazakhstan ranked 38th place out of 190 countries. In accordance with the Network Readiness Index of International Telecommunication Union we occupy the fourth place, based on index and participation Kazakhstan shares the second place together with Singapore, “- said Mr. Sagintayev -” Kazakhstan Today is a duly constituted modern state, a responsible partner in the international scene and a stable territory for investment, in particular for the development of information and communication technologies. Perspective platform for the development of ICT has been formed in the country the same as corresponding infrastructure, and experience of foreign colleagues is being deeply studied”. In his hospitable speech, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan Saken Sarsenov said: “Last year in Kazakhstan were rendered 20 million electronic services. The level of computer literacy in Kazakhstan already exceeds 50%, revenues of ICT industry made up almost at 999 billion tenge, the number of rendered electronic services exceeded the index of 20 million e-services for the year. Accesses to the Internet have 78.3% of residents of Astana, and 44.2% in rural areas. ”

The heads of foreign companies, significant investors, business coaches, professors, players of the global Internet business became the speakers of «ASTEX». The avowed expert of this area, business consultant, founder of the international partner and agent network «FantoftProcess Technologies» Knut Erik Spilling will tell about ICT introduction and business development in the field of oil and energetics,  the USA government councilor on issues of corporate architecture Brian Cameron has devoted his report to the evolution of public services and e-government.

           On May 22 the First Prize «ASTEX 2013″ will take place, where the best blogger, a start-up project, the Kazakh IT-managers in the public, corporate sectors and in small and medium-sized businesses  will be awarded with memorable prizes.

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