Today I had the honour to interpret consecutively the meeting between the State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Transport Sergey Aristov with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of India to the RF Pankaj Saran. The parties discussed the development of the international transport corridor “North-South”; the details of the upcoming tri-partite meeting with Iranian colleagus on organizing transit shipments of Indian cargos through Iran to Russia; the possibility of arranging a business mission of Russian transport executives to India; the cooperation prospects in transport education and harmonization of the Draft Memorandum of understanding. It is always a pleasure, though a responsibility too, to interpret such protocol events, since first of all you feel that you are making a certain contribution to the history and secondly you are more likely to get the agenda, the list of participants and abstracts in advance, which considerably simplifies the preparation. I highly appreciate this opportunity the Minister of Transport gave me, already for the second time and I hope it was not the last.
I have accompanied the CEO of Silicom at meetings with Russian partners for two days. The companies discussed various IT solutions Silicom can provide, new technologies and cooperation prospects. These two days contributed a lot to my knowledge in the IT area.
Today I interpreted simultaneously at St.Regis Nikolskaya at Gartner Local briefing for CEOs and CIOs. Presentations were made by Jenny Beresford, Research Director in CIO Advisory group. Jenny showed the results of the latest research among CEOs and senior business executives. The target of the research was to analyze and determine the priorities for 2018, main objectives, investment plants ared areas subect to main changes. The research revealed that the majority of CEOs plan to develop digital business and “digitalize” operations since they see in it the potential for the company growth and revenue increase. Jenny explained what “digital” actually means and why digital technologies and business are the future for every company. It was interesting to hear about digital transformations and the growing role of IT in a company: I have been actively broading my knowledge in this area and it seems that it was the right thing to do!