Woburn, MA – June 22, 2009 –Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat protection solutions that defend against computer viruses, spyware and all forms of malicious software, hosted the inaugural meeting of Russia’s Commission on the Modernization and Technological Development of the Economy. The company's CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky took part in the commission’s first meeting which was chaired by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
The commission focuses on ways to promote the modernization and technological development of the Russian economy. The participants also discussed a number of organizational issues related to the commission’s work. Five priority areas of energy efficiency, nuclear technology, space and communications technology, medical technology, and information technology were addressed during the meeting.
President Medvedev stressed the importance of motivating Russian manufacturers to produce high quality goods in Russia and for Russian citizens. “Only then will our products be bought throughout the world,” said Dmitry Medvedev.
The commission members include First Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov, Minister of Education and Science Andrey Fursenko, Minister of Industry and TradeVictor Khristenko, President of Sberbank German Gref, head of the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation Anatoly Chubais, and the president of ONEXIM Group Mikhail Prokhorov.
The Commission on the Modernization and Technological Development of the Economy was established by presidential decree on May 20, 2009. It is responsible for developing state policy for the modernization and technological development of Russia’s economy, coordinating the work of federal agencies, executive bodies, local government authorities, and entrepreneurial and expert communities. The commission will meet on a monthly basis.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and Co-Founder
“We are proud to be the first Russian IT company to host a meeting on the future of Russia’s economy at the very highest level. I am convinced the future belongs to those who are not afraid to sell their high quality products on the international market. Our company’s experience worldwide proves that Russian manufacturers are perfectly capable of succeeding on the international market.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company’s products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe.Kaspersky Lab technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry’s leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit www.kaspersky.com. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit www.viruslist.com. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit www.threatpost.com.