On June 9, 2022, the College of Computer Science and Programming of the Financial University hosted a round table on the interaction of IT business, education, and the state in response to the challenges of the time. The event was held in a mixed format: experts could take part in a face-to-face discussion or join the live broadcast.

There were almost 50 experts – representatives of education and science, government agencies, the business community, among whom were leading vendors of software and hardware solutions for the domestic IT industry.

The guests of the meeting were welcomed by Vice-Rector for Digitalization of the Financial University Alexey Anosov and Director of the College Nadezhda Demkina. In their opening remarks, representatives of the University administration stressed the importance and relevance of the chosen topic as well as the importance of exchanging views in the face of new challenges.

The main topic of the discussion was the issues of import substitution in the IT industry and ways to overcome challenges in this area. During the discussion, Pavel Kostikov, a lecturer at the College of Computer Science and Programming of the Financial University, presented the guests with the main theses on import substitution in IT education and the entire industry as a whole. 

Another important topic on the agenda was the formation of new competencies in the field of information security. Dmitry Ananyev, an expert from WorldSkills Russia, told the participants about the features of organizational and regulatory support for new competencies in the sphere of free software.

Personnel planning issues were on the agenda as well. During the discussion, experts noted the existing imbalance in the labor market and stressed the importance of interaction between educational organizations and employers to find optimal solutions. 

Following the results of the round table, the participants expressed hope for further development of cooperation, the formation of educational and scientific ties, and the launch of new practice-oriented projects.