From March 1 to March 3, 2023, Krasnoyarsk hosted the XIX Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum (KEF) “Siberia: the Economy of the Future” ‒ the main annual forum of Siberia, which gathered more than 45 thousand participants. More than 400 leading Russian and international experts worked on the discussion platforms. About 100 events were held during the days of the KEF 2023 forum.

One of the key topics of the forum business part was the discussion of the technological and personnel sovereignty of modern Russia, organized with the intellectual partnership of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

The director of the FinU Competence Center “Digital Economy”, Nadezhda Surova, particularly focused the participants’ attention on the professional self-determination of children and adolescents in the format of participation in the Federal project “Code of the Future”, where talented college students can study modern programming languages, in particular Python, at the IT courses of the FinU.

“Today, technological sovereignty and digitalization of the economy are the key priorities of our country. Digital technologies offer a wide range of opportunities and ways of development. In the current situation, it is important to focus on technologies that will give the greatest overall effect in three areas – the impact on the economy, social sphere and security of the country,” said the moderator of the section Nadezhda Surova.

In Krasnoyarsk, the provider of the Federal project “Personnel Training for the IT Industry” (“Code of the Future”) is the Krasnoyarsk Financial and Economic College of the FinU. As the director of the branch Pavel Klachkov confirmed, groups of college students from all over the region have already started training in the branch, recruitment for new groups continues.

Also, FinU experts took part in the work of all KEF-2023 sites: “College students. Career”, “Civil servants”, “Professional communities”, “Business and Entrepreneurship”, “Youth policy”.