The NGO Delegation RIC-Systems, a leading Russian systems integrator and consulting partner in the field of automated information systems and software systems, visited the XI International Investment Forum "Sochi-2012". The leitmotif of the Forum this year — and the competitiveness of the Russian regions.
One of the key events of the forum, which was attended by representatives of NGOs RIC-Systems was the panel discussion "Open Region", organized with the support of "Open Government". In the event was attended by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, the Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov, the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, the governor of Krasnodar region Alexander Tkachev, the head of the country's regions and invited experts.
During the discussion, discussed the first results of the pilot project "Open Region" in a number of subjects of the Federation, the establishment of a free exchange of information between the authorities and civil society, improving the availability and quality of public services. Following the discussion, the participants concluded that the activities of government agencies should be as open, transparent and understandable. For this it is necessary to introduce mechanisms that will attract people to the control city, region, country as a whole, provide effective feedback between local governments and the public. As the prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, the future — for "paperless" system of communication with the government, which has already proved in practice its speed and efficiency.
According to the General Director of the NGO RIC-Systems Alexis Kozhemyako, modern information technology — the cornerstone of the successful implementation of the project "Open region." Today, they "open up" the region for a dialogue with the public authorities and the business. Information openness and transparency of the authorities provided by the creation of automated systems for the reception of citizens' proposals and monitoring of their implementation, the use of social networking tools, the introduction of technical solutions for the transfer of public services in electronic form.
"Thanks to the transparency, achieved with the help of information technology, the authorities increase the efficiency of its operations, and citizens are actively involved in the management of the region — sums A. Kozhemyako. — For companies high-tech sector project "Open Region" — this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their professional competence in the development of innovative solutions and take part in a large-scale process of the "digitalization" of Russia. "