NEWS- W3C Opens Office in Russia

http://www.w3.org/ —16 February 2012— As part of increasing inclusion and participation in W3C, W3C announced today the launch of a new Russia Office. The Office is hosted by the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE), founded in 1992. As one of Moscow’s leading Universities, HSE will work with W3C to strengthen ties to both industry and research in Russia as well as HSE’s many international academic and industry partners.

“I am happy to welcome W3C in Russia,” said Victor Klintsov, Deputy Director of Institute of Information Technology at HSE and the head of the new Office. “It is very positive to see growing demand for Russian talent not only to be included in one of the most dynamic industries, but also to shape it. Second, it is quite important for Russian specialists to contribute to the most prominent area of Internet development: the Web.”

To mark the launch, on 16 February 2012 HSE will organize an opening ceremony at Ria Novisti with speakers from Russian ministries, industries, HSE and W3C, including:

Bernard Gidon, EMEA Business Development Leader on “Transforming the Web together”
Victor Klintsov on “W3C in Russia”
Daniel Hladky, W3C Russia Office Deputy Director on “Industry value chain: Impact on Web Technologies”

“Russia is one of the world’s largest economies,” said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO, “and within Russia, the IT sector is one of the fastest growing parts of the economy. HSE plays an important role in connecting W3C to this vibrant market. Today we welcome the dynamic developers and Web firms of Russia to the W3C Community.”

About Bernard Gidon

EMEA Business Development Leader

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