Digital Bridge: platform for networking and innovation
To date, the number of users of the Kazakh electronic portal eGov.kz, an open and accessible government, amounts to more than 13.5 million people. Therefore, the service covers 70 percent of the population of the entire country. According to the UN ratings, Kazakhstan is one of the most developed countries in providing online services, ranking among the top 10 states on the index of their quality. At the Digital Bridge forum, the country presented information technology capabilities, with domestic companies demonstrating opportunities for the development of digital innovations for the second day.
“Now we are primarily focused on the proactive provision of public services, when a citizen receives a notification or SMS text message and simply confirms his consent to receive this service. By integrating government databases, it is no longer necessary to provide the data that you have already entered, for example, medical organizations or labor and population protection organizations, and others,” said Rostislav Konyashkin, the chairman of the board at the National Information Technologies JSC.
It is noteworthy that the platform of the technology forum not only allows one to get acquainted with the most advanced digital products and innovations but also to establish business relations.
“Today I’ve received lots of business cards at the forum, and now I need to see if I can get familiar with all the companies. The forum offers great opportunities in terms of potential partners, and it’s great to hold such large-scale forums. The platform itself is great. I would like to express my thanks to the organizers. I think this is important for the country and the growth of the industry in Kazakhstan,” said Viktor Kuptsov, a forum member.
It should be noted that further development of Kazakhstan’s digitalization was discussed during the Digital Bridge forum. Thus, 2,000 rural schools will be provided with high-speed Internet using SpaceX Starlink technology within the next six months. Also, the country intends to complete the implementation of the 5G network technology ahead of schedule by 2025.