Nizhny Novgorod oblast will cooperate with «the Sisko.»

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The head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin and the General Director of OOO «Cisco level», the President of Cisco in Russia and CIS Jonathan Sparrow signed an agreement on cooperation in the framework of the development of the digital economy in the region at the International Digital Summit in Nizhny Novgorod, the press service of the regional government.

The agreement involves cooperation in the areas of «Smart city» (in particular, improving the efficiency of the management and control of urban services and infrastructure), «Digital production» (implementation of systems increasing efficiency of production, competitiveness of its products) and «Digital school» (creating a single digital information-educational environment and infrastructure to enable distance learning).

«One of the most important blocks collaborative potential of working with Cisco is training people to be trained. There can be used a Cisco Academy. With expert support company that will be provided in the framework of the signed agreement, we will move faster to develop «Smart city». This is an implementation of directions of the digital economy that improves people’s lives. We will always give preference to domestic regions, but neglect the support of expert companies this top level we can’t,» said Nikitin following the signing of the agreement.

«Nizhny Novgorod region has unique scientific and technical potential and a strong educational base. It takes 4 place in the Russian Federation on innovative capacity and is one of the leaders in the number of it developers in Russia. All this will allow our cooperation to be as efficient as possible,» said Sparrow.

He stressed that Nizhny Novgorod oblast is not the first region in Russia and the world, which Cisco helps in the development and implementation of information and communication technologies.

«We are actively cooperating with government agencies around the world: in Europe already launched more than 100 projects, in which we as a partner or expert to help build a «Smart city», — added the Vice-President of company Cisco in Russia and the CIS.

Recall that a preliminary agreement on cooperation was reached in July this year, during the meeting, Gleb Nikitin, and Jonathan Sparrow at the international exhibition «Innoprom-2018».

Digital Summit is held in Nizhny Novgorod on September 19-21. The key theme of the summit – the digital technologies as the basis of the new economy and boosting the quality of life. At the summit, in particular, it is planned to discuss various issues related to «Smart region» national project «Digital economy of the Russian Federation».

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a group of employees of Stanford University. The main technological directions of the company: backbone routing, switching and services; collaboration solutions; virtualization of data centers and cloud computing; video technologies; architectures for business transformation. Cisco solutions are used in mechanical engineering, metallurgical and oil and gas industry, construction and real estate, retail trade, banks, investment and insurance companies. Cisco has about 500 Russian certificates for products in the field of network security.