Saint Petersburg, June 20, 2015. — Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, carried out a number of working meetings with heads of large foreign companies within Saint Petersburg Economic Forum. Head of Minsvyaz met with Bruno di Leo, Senior Vice President of IBM, Christian Morales, Vice President and Regional Director in Europe, Middle East and Africa of Intel, Wim Elfrink, Executive and Vice President of Cisco, Jack Ma, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ali Baba and Markus Borchert, Senior Vice President of Nokia Networks.
Members of the meeting discussed Russian IT and telecom markets, perspectives of research and development centers in Russia. The parties also discussed development of consortium for creation of independent operating system for mobile devices, perspectives of collaboration with Russian Post and development of small business due to export of Russian products.