The results of the Leaders of Digital Transformation contest were summed up in Moscow

This year, 4,400 IT specialists submitted applications for participation in the competition for the Moscow Mayor’s Leaders in Digital Transformation award. Deputy Mayor Natalya Sergunina spoke about this.

The participants worked online for two weeks on technological solutions for the city. “IT specialists from 70 regions of Russia and other countries of the world, including China, Israel, Indonesia and Kazakhstan, have joined the competition,” Sergunina said.

Metropolitan departments prepared 10 practical tasks for the contestants to choose from. Thus, the City Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development and the Moscow Innovation Agency proposed to develop an interactive platform for start-up entrepreneurs. 72 teams were engaged in creating a digital platform where businessmen could share ideas with each other and find partners for startups. In addition, the participants developed an interactive VDNKh map with personalized walking routes and a platform to help control the quality of landscaping work. Among the projects presented by the contestants was a service that determines the best places for installing parcel lockers.

According to the deputy mayor, according to the results of the competition, out of 470 participating teams, representatives of 30 teams became prize winners.

The winners were chosen by an expert jury. In various nominations, teams from Moscow and Kursk, St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk, Samara, Perm, Ryazan, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Yerevan and Batumi received awards for the first places. The teams that took first place received 1 million rubles each, the second – 600 thousand, and the third – 400 thousand rubles.

As Aleksey Fursin, head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow, noted, “in four years, the competition has established itself as an effective tool for cooperation between Moscow and the IT community, which contributes to the creation of import-substituting solutions and helps to introduce them into the urban environment.”

The events of various Moscow projects related to education, leisure, sports, healthcare, and landscaping are united by the Moscow program “My District”. Its goal is the systematic and harmonious development of all districts of the city, regardless of their distance from the center.

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