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  • Council for the Development of Digital Economy at ITMO University: Online Education and Russian Universities in Global Top-50

    On March 26, ITMO University hosted the third session of the Council for the Development of Digital Economy at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. At the center of discussion was the topic “Human Capital as the General Asset of Digital Economy”. The event’s speakers and participants discussed the training and retraining of human resources in the framework of the Digital Economy national program. Particular attention was paid to the issue of regional involvement in the development of human capital for the digital economy, as well as providing Russian citizens with opportunities for lifelong study and avoiding the risks related to the automation of economy.


  • Moscow Topography of Terror, Geography of Holocaust and Gulag Retrospective: Digital Humanities Projects That Remind of the Horrible Past

    The field of Digital Humanities is quite new in Russia, even though such research has been conducted in the West for a long time already. Nevertheless, projects at the intersection of computer and humanities are getting all the more popular in our country. In this article, we'll be talking about several Russian and international initiatives that aim to acquaint people with the tragic events of the 20th century, such as the Holocaust and repressions in the USSR.


  • Going Digital: How Technologies Change Our World

    Over the last decade, people have changed more than in the entire history of mankind, says Dmitry Kostomarov, a business-angel and and e.Queo co-founder, in his lecture at ОKHTAFUTURETALKS in Okhta Lab Library. Modern technologies have entered our daily life and changed the way we think and behave forever. A new generation of people who can’t imagine their life without a smartphone has emerged. What kind of world will these people create? ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the lecture.


  • Technophobes And Fear of New Technology

    Technologies develop faster than we can grasp them and understand how they will affect our lives. And the unknown often causes fear and rejection. The phenomenon of technophobia is still under-explored. However, the causes and symptoms of technophobia can lead to serious social consequences, such as the loss of cultural identity and strong social disintegration. Therefore, we need to get to know better: what is technophobia, what are its consequences and how do we "cure" them. Here is an interview with Timofey Nestik by ITMO.NEWS. Mr. Nestik is Doctor of Psychology, Professor at RAS, Head of Laboratory of Social and Economic Psychology, and Expert of the Board on Scientific and Technical Programs of the Ministry of Education and Science. 


  • Alexander Voiskynsky: Psychologist On Informatization

    The Information Society Week has just ended at ITMO University. The event included a series of science conferences and open lectures on topics ranging from research in social informatics, sociology and cultural anthropology to theoretical and practical aspects of building smart cities and organizing business processes in a digital environment. During a presentation for the Cyberpsychology section of the Internet and Modern Society International SeminarIMS-2017, Alexander Voiskynsky, director of Psychological Problems of Informatization Laboratory of Moscow State University talked about how psychologists perceive internet activity, how "network thinking" and collective intelligence work, and what are the rules for effectively searching for information on the Internet. ITMO.NEWS asked the expert about how Internet affects our behavior and etiquette, why one shouldn't scold children for poor knowledge of historical dates and if our brain will keep up with rapid development of technology.


  • “Digital Talents”: How a New Generation of Specialists Changes the Way Companies Work

    More than 20 years ago Nicholas Negroponte, a computer scientist and founder of MIT’s Media Lab, was among the first to use the term “digital economy”. Today these words are often said by politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. In near future, systematic development of digital economy could make data the new oil, says the Russian Ministry of Communications. But how soon will that occur and what measures need to be taken already? During a recent lecture at the Week of Information Society Technologies 2017, Semyon Schetinin, head of the Russian office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), spoke about the effect of digital technology on traditional economics, who “digital talents” are and why authoritarian management style will not fare well in modern companies.