The best IT schools and regional IT hubs will be presented at Digital Bridge 2023
On October 12-13 in Astana, at the site of the largest IT forum Digital Bridge 2023, an exhibition of IT schools and regional IT hubs will be held, where you can learn about the development of digitalization, educational programs and the achievements of startups in the regions.
Representatives of 16 leading IT schools will explain educational programs and advanced technologies. Exhibition visitors will be able to take part in IT-Talks sessions, where recent graduates will share their successes in training, employment and professional development.
In addition, forum participants can get acquainted with the large-scale Tech Orda program, which provides Kazakh citizens with the opportunity to study for free in the best private IT schools in the country. The event will also feature various activities organized by IT schools, giving visitors a deeper look at IT trends and a chance to win valuable prizes.
“Visiting the IT school exhibition provides a unique opportunity to enrich your experience, explore new perspectives in the field of IT education and meet with the country's leading private IT schools. This is a chance to make an informed decision regarding a variety of courses and begin a successful journey in the world of information technology. Also at the forum, 14 regional IT hubs will be presented, playing an important role in the development of the ecosystem. Each of Kazakhstan’s regional IT hubs is a center of innovation and creative thinking, where young entrepreneurs, programmers and other members of the IT community converge,” said Aziz Tleumuratov, Managing Director of Astana Hub.
At the IT hubs exhibition, 14 regional managers will talk about the achievements of IT hubs and the opportunities they provide for the development of startups in the regions. The main goal of regional IT hubs is the development of innovative projects in the regions and the training of specialists in the field of information technology. These platforms are also a space for creating local IT communities, bringing together startups, investors and mentors.
Now there are community managers in all regions who are involved in developing the activities of IT hubs and organizing various events. Webinars in partnership with Digital Nomands and meetups from Google Def are actively being held in the regions. Olympiads and hackathons are taking place. To date, 300 events have been held in regional hubs with the participation of more than 7 thousand people.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke about the importance of expanding the innovation ecosystem at the regional level when speaking with the Address to the people of Kazakhstan “Economic Course of a Fair Kazakhstan” during a joint meeting of the chambers of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
We remind you that on the initiative of MCRIAP RK, with the support of Astana Hub and local executive bodies in 14 regions of Kazakhstan open IT-hub: Abai IT Valley (Semey city), Kyzylorda Hub (Kyzylorda city), Digital Jetisu (Tadylkorgan city), Zhambyl Hub (Taraz city), Oskemen IT Hub (Oskemen city), Jaiq Hub (Uralsk city), Turkistan IT Hub (Turkestan city), Aqtobe IT Hub (Aktobe city), Qostanay IT Hub (Kostanai city), Aqmola IT Hub (Kokshetau), Pavlodar Hub (Pavlodar), Terricon Valley (Karagana). By the end of the year, an IT hub was officially launched in Atyrau and Mangistau regions.
As part of Digital Bridge 2023, in addition to the exhibition of IT schools and regional hubs, a number of large-scale events will be held: a plenary session with the participation of the Head of State and one-to-one meetings with him, 30+ panel sessions with international speakers, signing of agreements, events from Google for Startups , filming of a reality show about startups “Meet the Drapers”, Digital Bridge Awards, Astana Hub Battle, Startup Alley, a job fair and a number of exhibitions - corporations, robotics, VC.
The international IT forum Digital Bridge has been held annually in Astana since 2018. The main topic of this year's forum will be a discussion of the role of artificial intelligence in the modern world - Artificial and Human Intelligence: The right balance.
The organizers of Digital Bridge 2023 are the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Akimat of Astana and the international technology park Astana Hub. General sponsor - Kaspi.kz.
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