$ 578 million US dollars accounted for the total economic effect of digitalization in Kazakhstan in 2018

This became known during the international conference "IDC CIO Summit 2019", which takes place these days in the capital of Kazakhstan.

As the vice-minister of digital development, defense and aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ablaykhan Ospanov, said that this was possible thanks to the state program Digital Kazakhstan in the country since 2018, speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference. Thus, as part of the digitization of economic sectors, today projects are being implemented to introduce innovative technologies at the enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex and oil refineries. The project “Intellectual field” was scaled; work is underway to create 7 model digital factories.

Another area that is actively developing in the framework of the digitization of the economy and the creation of an innovation ecosystem is the sphere of e-commerce. In 2018 in Kazakhstan, the volume of trade in this area increased by 1.5 times, exceeding $ 700 million, and amounted to 2.9% of the total retail trade.

“The success of the digital transformation of any enterprise requires an effective strategy and the introduction of digital technologies and innovations. This task falls to the CIO, the person responsible for both integration with global digitalization processes and business processes within individual enterprises. To speed up digital transformations, it is important to involve the entire top management of a company or organization in joint activities, to develop partnerships at the regional level, including through expanding ties between digital leaders and establishing communications at such sites”, - said Ablaykhan Ospanov.

According to the organizers of the «IDC CIO Summit 2019», by 2020, 30% of global companies will allocate 10% of their income to digital transformations, treating them as a long-term investment, which emphasizes the significance of these changes at the strategic management level and the impact on sustainable development.



The global series of IDC conferences annually gathers specialists to discuss current tasks of ensuring information security and the development of IT infrastructure in enterprises.

CIO (Chief Information Officer) - Chief Information Officer, Informatization Manager - an employee of a high-ranking company responsible for introducing new technologies, managing information resources. The most closely related to this concept in Russian are the definitions of IT director, head of IT department.




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Atamkulov B. B. 
Minister of industry and infrastructural development of the RK