On September 8-11, 2014 RVC organized a business trip of Russian high-tech companies to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) as part of the strategic project to support the export of Russian technological companies.
The delegation was headed by Alexander Potapov, RVC Deputy General Director, and included the heads of Russian companies having a significant potential for the development of their presence in the markets of Southeast Asia:
• CDNvideo (www.cdnvideo.ru) – a leading operator of the content delivery network, portfolio company of Leader of Innovation Fund created with participation of RVC capital;
• Prognoz (www.prognoz.ru) – the largest Russian developer of business analytics systems;
• Geolab (www.geolab-it.ru) – developer of the software for interpretive processing of seismic data in oil and gas industry;
• Group-IB (www.group-ib.ru) – technologies developer in the field of cybersecurity and counterpiracy.
The companies presented their development in one of the biggest events of the IT industry in the APEC region - International Summit-Exhibition BigData Worldshow / CIO Worldshow held in Kuala Lumpur on September 9-10. RVC chose the Summit as a platform for presentation of Russian technologies to more than 500 international experts in the field of information technology through acting as the official event's partner.
The Russian companies representatives presented their projects at the RVC booth and took an active part in the business program of the forum. Alexander Zaitsev, CEO of Prognoz company branch in Beijing, addressed the plenary session with a presentation of a business analytics platform for creating business applications. "Last year, we launched a partnership program that will allow us to expand our presence in the global market. The Summit gathered our targeted audience and with the RVC invitation I managed to communicate with many experts and make useful contacts," - he said. Alexander Tushkanov, Counterpiracy Head of Group-IB, made a presentation on "How to protect and monetize the content in Russia and CIS."
Ural Federal University (UFU), RVC partner, was also a part of the Russian delegation. Last year, first Russian BigData Department was opened in UFU. Damir Gainanov, Head of UFU Data Analysis, addressed the plenary session with a presentation "BigData in metallurgy: a new approach to process optimization." He spoke about the technological process optimization in automated systems of steel production and a large-scale innovative project that is being implemented in this area. "For UFU the Asian market is promising for searching partners among universities in two areas of cooperation - students training and research. Participation in the Summit gives the opportunity to find partners involved in interesting research and development in our field. Moreover, the Asian market is of a great business interest for our project. We are looking forward to further fruitful collaboration with RVC both in commercialization of our start-ups development and in establishment of a close cooperation with foreign universities", - said Damir Gainanov. UFU representatives also had a number of working meetings with the leading Malaysian universities and discussed potential opportunities for cooperation in the field of joint training programs and research activities.
During the trip, RVC organized a number of business meetings aimed at the development of direct contacts with large companies, universities and government agencies. Thus, Geolab Company, engaged in the processing of geophysical data for well engineering, represented by Evgeny Kurin, General Director, had a meeting with Petronas, the largest Malaysian oil company. CDN Video Company, that develops its own geographically distributed infrastructure and technological solutions for video broadcasting over the Internet, discussed the prospects for collaboration with several companies in the telecom market, including one of the largest service providers in Malaysia - Telecom Malaysia. "We are already preparing the preliminary offers for some companies, as for the others - we need time for a deeper study of their businesses and the local market. BigData is a new and interesting topic, we are trying to find how to get involved in this tendency. By delivering our customers' video content, we can collect a lot of data, the question is how to use it properly," - said Ilya Ustinov, CDNvideo Director for international sales.
Alexander Potapov, RVC Deputy General Director and Yuri Anisimov, RVC representative in Singapore, had a meeting with Dr.Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Malaysian Deputy Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation. The opportunities for promotion and expansion of contacts with the Russian companies in the Asian market and organization of meetings with leading Malaysian companies in the field of venture capital investment were discussed. A series of meetings was held with development institutions - MIDA Malaysian Investment Development Authority, the state agency for support of industrial and service sectors, and Multimedia Development Corporation, whose task is to attract the best international practices and technologies into the development of the Malaysian market, work with international investors, search for technological partners.
As part of the trip, the Russian delegation visited Cyberjaya, major industrial park founded in 1996, whose residents are more than 200 high-tech companies of small and medium businesses. Russian specialists had a meeting with field-oriented technopark's residents, met Malaysian Technology development corporation and startups development program Magic.
RVC is planning to rapidly develop cooperation with the representatives of business and government of Malaysia, as well as to assist in the promotion of Russian innovative companies.