Dmitry Khalin

Dmitry Khalin

DPE Director, Microsoft Russia


We have been participating in this conference from the very beginning, and we are very pleased to see that every year the conference becomes more and more influential among specialists of software development. We recognize the high professionalism of all participants, relevance of discussed topics, very fruitful and open discussions. The concept of Software Engineering is very important for modern economy based on knowledge, and especially in Russia, as the country is traditionally known by its strong software developers.

Accelerating local software economy in Russia and CEE is one of Microsoft Russia’ priorities today. High intellectual and economical potential of Russia, big number of technical specialists with higher education, fast growth of IT and the demand for IT from all spheres of economy - all of this create the solid foundation for successful development of software engineering in Russia and CEE.

We hope that the input from the worldwide IT leaders would help emphasize the importance of cutting-edge technologies and will positively impact the process of development of strong and influential IT industry in Russia and CEE.