In key Russian ministries will appear in the posts of Deputy Ministers for digital development

MOSCOW, July 4. /TASS/. A separate Deputy Minister for digital development will appear in key Russian ministries. This was stated by the Minister for digital development, communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation Konstantin Noskov at the conference “the Digital economy: a breakthrough into the future” at the Analytical center under the government of the Russian Federation.

“[Prime Minister] Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev has accepted the decision about introduction in key ministries allocated the post of Deputy Minister for digital development. And now this decision is under implementation,” the Minister said. The Minister explained that the so-called Chief Digital Officer (CDO senior Manager or Director, digital transformation) are “change agents of the digital economy in all the key ministries.”

Socks noted that the work on the development of the digital economy and implement the appropriate programs with the advent of the relevant Deputy Prime Minister (this position is Maksim Akimov) has reached a new level: according to him, “was reinforced by the political landscape.” He also reminded about the transformation of the Ministry of communications and mass communications of the Ministry of digital development.

Socks told me that his number one priority at the moment is the digital economy. “And I must say that I am now as a Minister with this responsibility, I think that the Ministry in the previous iteration was even not enough involved in the development and implementation of the program. It is in any case not a reproach to the Ministry, so it was built the design,” he said.

According to the Minister, most of the authority and responsibility previously lay on the business. “That’s good, but today we definitely need more like the Ministry to be involved in the planning and implementation of the program,” he added, noting that the business is hard to conduct a dialogue “on the budget process.”

Informed about the need of each authority individual zamrukovoditelja responsible for digital transformation, said at the Center for strategic research. The so-called Chief Digital Officer must submit to the relevant Deputy Prime Minister, clarified to the CSR.

In June, the Ministry of communications has developed a draft government resolution that aims to increase the number of Deputy Ministers of digital development, communications, and mass communications with 8 to 10 people and also expanding the number of departments of the Ministry from 15 to 18. The changes were caused by the addition of the main activities of the Ministry and his focus on the development of the digital economy.