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St. Petersburg
Software and Information Technology
Services Industry
Industry overview, catalogue of export oriented
companies & promising start-ups
The current publication was developed in cooperation with RUSSOFT Association, Ingria Technopark &
Business Incubator and the First St. Petersburg business incubator in the framework of a special program
Enterprise Europe Network - Russia, Gate2Rubin Consortium, Regional Center - St. Petersburg operated
by St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development and financed by the Committee for Entrepreneurship
and Consumer Market Development.















2013 The special program Enterprise Europe Network - Russia, Gate2Rubin Consortium, Regional
Center - St. Petersburg operated by St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development and financed by
the Committee for Entrepreneurship and Consumer Market Development. All rights reserved.
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Any use of materials of this publication is possible only after written agreement of St. Petersburg
Foundation for SME Development and RUSSOFT Association.
St. Petersburg Software and Information Technology Services Industry. Spb.: Politekhnika-servis, 2013.
110 p.
ISBN 978-5-906555-21-2

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Contents
St. Petersburg: key figures ....................................................................................................... 4
Welcome to St. Petersburg ...................................................................................................... 5
1. Industry overview ............................................................................................................. 6
1.1 Overview of development of IT industry in St. Petersburg ........................................................... 6
1.2 10 reasons to select St. Petersburg ............................................................................................... 8
1.3 Key facts ........................................................................................................................................ 9
1.4 Success stories & case studies ..................................................................................................... 14
1.5 Human resources ........................................................................................................................ 23
1.6 Available infrastructure ............................................................................................................... 27
1.7 Support for startups .................................................................................................................... 30
1.8 Associations ................................................................................................................................. 31
1.9 Key events ................................................................................................................................... 32
1.10 Sector SWOT analysis .................................................................................................................. 35
2. Catalogue of 100 export oriented ICT companies from St. Petersburg .............................. 36
2.1 Company index by services or products ...................................................................................... 36
2.2 Company index by vertical industries ......................................................................................... 39
2.3 Companies A to Z ......................................................................................................................... 45
3. Promising startups from Business Incubator Ingria ........................................................ 100
3.1 Companies A to Z ....................................................................................................................... 100




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St. Petersburg: key figures

Geography & time zone:
Area: 1,439 sq.km
Time zone: MSK ( UTC+4)
Dialing codes:
International country code: + 7 (Russia)
Area code: 812 (St. Petersburg)
Population:
Population (10.2013): 5,090,600 people
Economically active population (2012):
2,895,900 people
Unemployment rate (10.2013):
0.3% of economically active population
Currency & exchange rates
Currency: Russian Rouble (RUB)
Exchange rates (14.12.2013):
o 1 EUR = 45.19 RUB
o 1 USD = 32.87 RUB
Economy
GRP (2013E): 2,603 billion RUB
GRP per capita (2013E): 514 thousand RUB
Priority clusters: aerospace, automotive,
pharmaceutical and medical industry, radio-
electronics, shipbuilding, software and
information technology services
Foreign trade
Turnover (2012): 56.5 billion USD
Export volume (2012): 20.6 billion USD
Import volume (2012): 35.9 billion USD
Foreign investments
Volume (2012): 10,767 million USD
Largest investors (2012): UK - 17%,
Luxemburg - 14%, British Virgin Islands - 11%,
South Korea - 7%, Cyprus - 5%,
Kazakhstan - 5%, Sweden - 5%


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Welcome to St. Petersburg

I would like to welcome you to St. Petersburg, the city which in addition to its
world famous architectural and cultural heritage has become a recognized
center for information technologies. St. Petersburg historically accommodates a
number of leading technical Universities and has strong R&D traditions as well as
a developed community of commercial software development companies.
The citys contribution to the development of new hi-tech businesses is probably
the most significant in Russia. St. Petersburgs leading software development
companies, including PROMT, Speech Technology Center, Transas Technologies,
occupy leading positions on the world ICT market. Such service companies as
Reksoft, DataArt, Lanit-Terkom, First Line Software are constantly rated among
the World Top 100. The headquarters of the National Association of Software
Developers RUSSOFT, which unites more than 70 companies from different
regions of Russia, is located in St. Petersburg.
Elgiz Kachaev
Chairman - Committee for Entrepreneurship and Consumer Market
Development - Government of St. Petersburg

I am very proud to present you an overview of the St. Petersburg Software and
Information Technology Services Industry which includes a catalogue of ICT
exporting companies from St. Petersburg. The catalogue provides up-to-date
information on St. Petersburgs companies which offer software development
outsourcing services in Russia as well as develop products and services for the
global ICT market. Considered together as a cluster, software companies from St.
Petersburg represent a strong and solid ICT cluster which meets the
requirements of the global market by offering competing products and services
in many of the most advanced and strategic ICT application areas.
Besides the concrete data on export companies, the present report contains
general information about the ICT cluster as a whole, as well as education, R&D
and other infrastructural background of the ICT industry in St. Petersburg.
Valentin Makarov
President - Russian Software Developers Association (RUSSOFT)

This publication was developed in cooperation with RUSSOFT Association, Ingria
Technopark & Business Incubator and the First St. Petersburg business incubator
in the framework of a special program Enterprise Europe Network - St.
Petersburg operated by St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development and
financed by the Committee for Entrepreneurship and Consumer Market
Development. It contains information about St. Petersburg ICT cluster which will
help you create partnerships with the local companies.
In addition to this publication, we encourage you to use an online catalogue of
St. Petersburg ICT & Software exporters (available at www.doingbusiness.ru)
which contains information on advantages and key issues of pursuing business in
St. Petersburg as well as a regularly updated database of cooperation profiles
and export products from St. Petersburg.
Maxim Balanev
Executive director - St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
Regional coordinator - Enterprise Europe Network - Russia, Gate2Rubin
Consortium, Regional Center - St. Petersburg

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1. Industry overview
1.1 Overview of development of IT industry in St. Petersburg
Due to availability of strong technical Universities and high educational level of city residents, St.
Petersburg has all important preconditions for becoming a global leader in IT sector. Taking into account
R&D experience gained in the defense industry, a strong IT industry with software development as its key
element has already emerged in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg software vendors occupy leading positions in different segments of the world IT market:
PROMT (automated translation), Speech Technology Center (voice recognition, analysis and synthesis of
speech), Transas Technologies (sea navigation, virtual reality), Development Experts (instruments for
financial brokers), SOLVO (systems for port and warehouse management).
Such software development service providers as Reksoft, DataArt, Lanit-Tercom, First Line Software are
regularly rated among the world top-100 IT-outsourcing service providers.
St. Petersburg engineers make significant contribution to research and development of new solutions for
world leading software, computer and telecommunication equipment vendors. They work in St.
Petersburg R&D centers and laboratories of such global corporations as Siemens, HP, EMC, Motorola,
Oracle, Intel, Google, T-Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Quest and Nokia, as well as R&D centers of leading
Russian IT-companies such as Yandex, Epam Systems, Luxoft, Kaspersky Labs, etc.
St. Petersburg is recognized as one of the worlds leading software development centers. Thus, St.
Petersburg is ranked 33d in the Top 100 Outsourcing Cities rating published by Tholons in 2013. St.
Petersburg has the highest rating among Russian cities in the top 100 (Moscow is ranked 56th followed by
Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk). The position in this rating to a great extent depends on the number of
developers in the city, cost of development and proximity to main custom development service markets
rather than on quality and complexity of developed software. Therefore, St. Petersburg lags behind large
cities of Southeast Asia where the cost of developer's work is much lower than in Russia while the number
of developers is larger. Some cities of Eastern Europe are ranked higher than St. Petersburg due to
geographical location adjacent to Western Europe. At the same time, St. Petersburg companies are
experts in development of complex and knowledge-intensive solutions. Thus, St. Petersburg does not
directly compete with the majority of higher-ranking cities in the Top-100 Outsourcing Cities rating. St.
Petersburg competes in high-tech.
According to other ratings which estimate specialization of cities in innovative areas, St. Petersburg
maintains the highest rating. Thus, according to the Top-50 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities identified
by Global Services in 2009, St. Petersburg tops the list of top-5 emerging cities suitable for R&D (followed
by Bangalore, Shanghai, Moscow and Dublin). St. Petersburg is also featured in two other categories -
leading cities for development of healthcare services and engineering services. St. Petersburg has also
been named among the 10 emerging world centers in the field of product development. The Global
Services analysts also note that St. Petersburg tops the list of Russian cities in investment attraction.
5 years after publication of this rating, the city has strengthened its positions as a center of high-tech
development due to achievements of companies operating in the Internet segment. Both Vkontakte and
Odnoklassniki, the largest Russian social networks, were created and gained world recognition in St.
Petersburg. SPb Software House also emerged in St. Petersburg and became one of the most important
acquisitions of Yandex as a technological leader in the field of mobile television.
St. Petersburg historically accommodates a number of leading technical Universities. The city has strong
R&D traditions as well as a developed community of commercial software development companies. The


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headquarters of the National Association of Software Developers RUSSOFT, which unites more than 70
companies from different regions of Russia, is located in St. Petersburg.
Achievements in IT field are to a great extent attributed to high concentration of technical Universities
which educate world-class engineers. During the last 13 years St. Petersburg students became absolute
Champions at the ACM International Programming Contest, the most prestigious competition for
software developers among Universities, seven times. In summer 2013 for the first time in history this
championship was held in Russia. The strongest student teams from all over the world competed in St.
Petersburg. By winning this completion St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies,
Mechanics and Optics became fivefold world champion. St. Petersburg State Universitys team was also
among the prize winners and took fifth place and a silver medal.
The traditions of technological leadership and a special attitude to technology have been reflected in a
large number of hi-tech startups created by the city residents. The startup boom was caused by the
economic crisis of 2008. But it was also enhanced by implementation of government support measures
for startups, such as establishment of venture funds, business incubators, allocation of R&D grants as well
as development of so-called "accelerators" aimed at speeding up startups development and entry in the
venture capital market.
The citys contribution to the development of a new wave of hi-tech businesses is probably the most
significant in Russia. This fact is revealed in the organization of Internet Projects Contest Web Ready
which is supported by the City Government as well as a number of Russian and foreign companies. Today,
this event is the largest contest of internet projects in Russia.
A number of significant IT events are being regularly held in the city, including international conferences.
This fact is attributed not only to the citys attractiveness as tourism and business center but also
availability of large hi-tech companies and professional associations. Thus, the annual Mobile VAS & Apps
conference has become the main event in Russia dedicated to mobile communication network
supplementary services (including smart-phone applications) to a great extent thanks to i-Free, St.
Petersburg company which is a conference co-organizer. The annual all-Russian "Geoinformation Systems
in Healthcare" conference is also held in St. Petersburg. SPb CIO Club considered the most powerful
regional union of CIOs organizes a unique CIO Congress White Nights event in St. Petersburg.


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1.2 10 reasons to select St. Petersburg
1. St. Petersburg is an absolute Russian leader in attracting international investments into IT-related
R&D. Dozens of global vendors have already established R&D centers in the city.
2. St. Petersburgs Universities have been ranked high in the ACM International Programming Collegiate
Contests, the most prestigious world championship in software development among Universities.
Within the last 13 years St. Petersburgs Universities earned 7 Absolute Champion titles and
numerous medals.
3. Every year over 4,500 IT specialists graduate Universities and enter IT market, thus creating an
important pool of talents available for IT-related R&D and commercial software development.
4. Availability of engineers in other high-tech R&D and application areas alongside with software
community provides an exclusive opportunity for finding breakthrough solutions on the edge of
different sciences and technologies.
5. Creativity and managerial skills of local engineers have been successfully transferred into global
successes of local IT businesses in both software development services and software products.
6. St. Petersburg is one of the biggest R&D and industrial centers which offers diversified options for
using cooperation with local IT businesses to enter a fast-growing IT market in Russia.
7. With its Pulkovo Airport, Sea Port and extensive railway network, St. Petersburg continues to play a
role of the Gate to Europe for Russia, thus easily connecting the city with all continents and
destinations both in Russia and worldwide.
8. Known as the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg provides its residents and guests with a large
variety of cultural destinations, including the Hermitage, Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater, Russian
Museum and many others.
9. St. Petersburg is also known as the most European city in Russia where everybody is treated with
hospitality by foreign-language speaking and open-minded population.
10. St. Petersburg was designed and constructed in accordance with a centralized architectural plan.
Today, the citys historical center is a part of the World Heritage protected by UNESCO.
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1.3 Key facts
There are at least 350 companies and organizations in St. Petersburg
which specialize in software development. 250-300 out of them have
stable or at least periodic income from export. St. Petersburg industry of
software development is a leader in Russia by the number and share of
companies carrying out export activities.
The total turnover of St. Petersburg companies and organizations
generated by sales of software and software development services
reached 1.4 billion USD by the end of 2012 which represents a 14%
increase in comparison with 2011. Export increased to a lesser extent
(appr. by 10%-12%) and has exceeded 800 million USD.
The value of software development in the city economy is gradually
increasing as GRP of St. Petersburg grows more slowly. In 2012 it
increased by 4.5% while export income decreased by 3.2%. Software
development generates 2.1% of GRP and 3.8% of the total export from
St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg provides about 16% of the total turnover of Russian software enterprises and about 18% of
the total Russian software export. This fact testifies that St. Petersburg software companies are more
oriented to foreign buyers and customers compared to similar companies from other Russian cities. Thus,
the share of St. Petersburg in the countrys GDP constitutes only 3.4%.
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The total value of St. Petersburgs IT market equaled approximately 4.6 billion USD in 2012 or
approximately 14% of the total Russian IT-market. The share of St. Petersburgs IT market in Russia is
much higher than the share of GRP or population. This fact is associated with better penetration of
information technologies in the city but also with the fact that software vendors and software
development service providers from St. Petersburg actively sell their products and services in other cities
of the country (especially, Northwest Russia) and abroad.
Table 1. Key characteristics of St. Petersburg software industry
Development of
software products and
replicated solutions
Software development
services
Centers for research and
development of international
corporations and Russian
companies
Appr. number of
companies
160 150 40
Total number of profile
employees
7.4 thousand 7.2 thousand 3.4 thousand
Total turnover, 2012 680 million USD 400 million USD 320 million USD
Total turnover growth,
2012
20% 16% 12%
Total turnover forecast,
2013
810 million USD 460 million USD 360 million USD
Total export income,
2012
300 million USD 220 million 280 million USD

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This approximately corresponds to the share of the citys population in the total number of the countrys
population.
Key facts:
Number of IT companies:
appr 350 companies
Number of export oriented IT
and software companies:
250-300 companies
Turnover of IT companies:
1.4 billion USD
Volume of IT export:
800 million USD
Talent pool:
over 18,000 software
developers

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Total export income
growth, 2012
14% 8% 9%
Total export income
forecast, 2013
420 million USD 240 million USD 305 million USD
St. Petersburg software companies employ about 18 thousand software engineers, including
approximately 15 thousand working in head offices in the city and 3 thousand - in remote development
centers of St. Petersburg companies in other cities of Russia and abroad.
The productivity per one profile employee in software development industry in St. Petersburg ranges
from 45 thousand to 120-130 thousand USD of the turnover (this value depends on the company
specialization and size). The productivity of software vendors and R&D centers of international
corporations is higher than productivity of the companies which provide software development services.
As a rule, this number is also larger with bigger companies.
1.3.1 Headcount and turnover
The pyramid of the software development export industry in St. Petersburg does not have such a distinct
structure compared to Moscow and Russia as a whole. R&D centers and software development centers of
large international companies account for a considerable share of export production.
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Traditionally, in accordance with the corporate policy these centers do not provide any official data for
surveys. Taking into consideration only the companies included in the catalogue, only 4% of the
companies operating in the city are large exporters with a turnover of more than 20 million USD. The
majority of the companies are medium-sized and small enterprises. 19% of respondents have a turnover
from 4 up to 20 million USD, 31% of the companies have a turnover from 500 thousand up to 4 million
USD, and 36% of the companies have a turnover not exceeding 500 thousand USD.
Graph 1. Turnover of St. Petersburgs IT exporters
Correspondingly, the majority of respondents (59%) have less than 100 people in the staff. Only 7
respondents have staff which comprises more than 500 people. 37% of respondents have in the staff less
than 30 people.

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35% of all export
Less than
$500 thousand;
36%
From
$500 thousand
up to $4 mln;
31%
From $4 mln
up to $20 mln;
19%
More than $20
mln; 4%


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Graph 2. Headcount of St. Petersburgs IT exporters
1.3.2 Year of foundation
The majority of the largest and most well-known St. Petersburgs IT companies were established in 1990-
1994. During this period, the country had a considerable scientific and technical backlog, which allowed to
gain a market advantage over foreign competitors. However, during the subsequent period (1995-1999),
the amount of established companies decreased. This fact was attributable to the exhaustion of the then-
existing R&D backlog, lack of investments into R&D sector as well as artificially high exchange rate for RUB
to USD.
Following the period of post-crisis economic recovery and strong RUB devaluation against USD, further
establishment of a considerable number of new companies in Russia, including St. Petersburg, was noted.
Unfortunately, the subsequent period (2006-2009) was characterized by unsatisfactory conditions for
establishment of new export-oriented businesses.
Shocks and reductions connected with the economic crisis of 2008-2009 stimulated the emergence of a
large number of new hi-tech companies both in the whole country and in St. Petersburg. Besides, in
recent years the government provided real support for startups which resulted in a sharp increase in the
volume of allocated and venture investments.
A year or two ago, the statistics of venture funds gave evidence of significant increase in the number of
startups. Surveys conducted by RUSSOFT did not reveal similar growth but only because new companies
got included into data-bases on which they were carried out, with some delay.
In 2013 the situation has changed. The survey has shown sharp increase in the number of new companies
among all respondents. If a year ago companies of 4 or fewer years on the market represented only 1% of
all respondents, this year this figure is already 14%. Due to the increase of the number of startups formed
in recent years, the share of companies of 5 and more years old has been considerably reduced.
According to the conducted survey, 35% of St. Petersburg companies were created before 1999, 32% - in
1999-2003, 19% - in 2003-2008 and 14% - after 2008.
Up to 30 employees;
35%
From 30 up to 100
employees;
23%
From 100 up to 500
employees;
38%
More than 500
employees;
4%

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Graph 4. St. Petersburgs IT exporters by foundation year
1.3.3 Vertical markets expertise
While participating in the survey, IT exporting companies mentioned "Information technologies" as the
most common vertical market. It is explained by the high skill level of engineers in St. Petersburg
companies, whose products and services compete at the most complex markets of software vendors and
service providers. At least 80-90% of the companies are oriented to fulfill requests of IT-vendors for all
vertical markets in 2013. The percentage of companies that use mobile operating systems (iOS, Windows
Mobile, Windows Phone, Symbian) is much higher in St. Petersburg than in other Russian cities. Similar
specialization on development of mobile solutions was revealed already a few years ago.
Main vertical markets for St. Petersburg companies include also "Industrial production", "Services",
"Education", "Telecommunications", "Health care and pharmaceutics", "Transport and logistics" and
"Retail & Distribution", "Banking" and "Finance". All of them have been noted as priorities by 30% to 35%
of respondents.
The numbers referring to each vertical market traditionally show considerable fluctuations from year to
year. This fact is attributable not only to changes in companies priorities and situation in different sectors
of the world economy but also to numerous random factors. Its worth mentioning that during the last 2
years many companies are seeking for a narrower specialization which is revealed in a smaller number of
main vertical markets they are represented at.
Compared to Russian software industry as a whole, St. Petersburg companies more often have
competences allowing them to work at such vertical markets, as "Health care and pharmaceutics",
"Transport and logistics", "Banking" and "Finance.
1.3.4 Main export markets
According to the results of the research on software export industry in Russia (RUSSOFT, 2002-2013), all
recent years software companies from St. Petersburg were more represented (compared to Russian
companies as a whole) in Germany, Scandinavia and other countries of Western Europe. This fact is
attributable to geographical and cultural proximity of St. Petersburg to the European countries that are
the world's primary consumers of IT industry products.
Before 1999;
35%
1999-2003;
32%
2003-2008;
19%
2008-2012;
14%


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The survey conducted in 2012 revealed that software companies from St. Petersburg are also more active
than companies from other cities of Russia in USA and Canada, Australia, Africa and South America.
Table 2. Presence of St. Petersburg and Russian companies in the world markets
St. Petersburg companies


Russian companies (including St. Petersburg)


1.3.5 Investment attraction
During the last two years software companies from St. Petersburg were less actively engaged in attracting
investors than companies from other Russian cities. According to the RUSSOFT survey, only 3% of St.
Petersburg companies attracted investments in 2012. In the majority of Russian regions which attracted
investors interest in recent years 12% of companies attracted investments in 2012 (19% - in Moscow). At
the same time, St. Petersburg companies are planning to attract investments in 2013 and 2014 more
often than companies from other regions.
This fact reflects not so much the reduction of investment activity of software business in St. Petersburg
but rather a higher level of maturity and of internationalization of local businesses. St. Petersburgs
startups are often created in the main foreign markets which provide the best protection of intellectual
property and conditions for business growth. It is clear that the growth of St. Petersburg startups cannot
be achieved without the corresponding growth of investments.
According to the Russian Venture Company (RVC), the number of investment funds in Russia increases
every year, thus increasing the volume of available investment resources. During the last two years the
volume of bond funds doubled annually and reached about 6.8 billion US dollars by 2013 it. The number
of funds has exceeded 150. According to RVC, 70% of all transactions account for the IT industry. The total
amount of transactions in 2012 constituted approximately 1 billion US dollars.
Table 3. Share of companies which attracted investments (or plan to attract)
2012 2013 2014
Russian software companies 12% 25% 25%
St. Petersburg software companies 3% 32% 30%


5%
8%
19%
24%
27%
30%
35%
46%
46%
51%
70%
South East Asia
Middle East
Australia, Africa, South America
Scandinavia
Other CIS countries
Germany
Ukraine
USA and Canada
Other countries of Western Europe
Belarus
Russia
10%
13%
13%
15%
23%
35%
36%
38%
40%
40%
75%
Middle East
Scandinavia
Australia, Africa, South America
South East Asia
Germany
USA and Canada
Other CIS countries
Ukraine
Belarus
Other countries of Western Europe
Russia

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1.4 Success stories & case studies
1.4.1 St. Petersburgs software companies and IT service providers
Many St. Petersburgs IT companies successfully promote their solutions and services on the Russian and
international markets. Some of them can be considered as international companies. 4 companies from St.
Petersburg are included in the top-100 best outsourcing software development service providers.

Arcadia
Arcadia is an innovative offshore software development company based in St.
Petersburg. The company provides a wide range of software development
outsourcing services to customers worldwide. Today, Arcadia unites team of
more than 170 software professionals with over 18 years of experience in
custom development of business applications.
www.arcadia.spb.ru


ASCON
ASCON (CAD/CAM/CAPP/PDM systems developer) has not yet become a global
company. The company dominates the post-Soviet area only, but its
development strategy envisages active promotion of its software products in
new markets within the next 10 years. According to the approved strategy, the
company is planning to start operating on all continents at the beginning of the
next decade. ASCON opened its first foreign office in Munich at the beginning
of 2012. The office is engaged in development of a partner network in German-
speaking European countries, including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Entry into foreign markets was delayed due to the global financial crisis which
led to essential reduction of the Russian CAD/CAM/CAPP/PDM systems IT
market, thus causing decrease in ASCON sales.
www.ascon-spb.ru


Astrosoft
Arcadia, Astrosoft and Digital Design are the companies engaged in custom
software development for foreign companies. While Astrosoft and Digital
Design are more oriented to the fast-growing Russian market, Astrosoft has
strong positions at the Finnish market. It is a premium level IT services supplier
with more than 10-year expertise in implementing projects all over Europe.
http://astrosoft.ru


Bercut
Bercut and Peter-Service, located in St. Petersburg, are the leading Russian
solutions providers for telecom operators. Though both companies are more
oriented to the Russian and the CIS markets, they also have installations in
other foreign countries.
Bercut is a supplier of end-to-end solutions in the field of telecom services (for
example, to Tele2 in Russia) which offers a unique integrated approach to VAS
development and management based on cooperation between operator and
subscriber. Outside Russia and the CIS, systems installed by the company can
be found in Africa and in the Middle East.
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DataArt
DataArt is a custom software development company that provides advanced
solutions for financial services, healthcare, hospitality and other industries. The
companys services include application development, quality assurance, team
completion, reengineering and R&D.
Along with Reksoft and First Line Software, DataArt should be especially noted
among outsourcing software developers. For several years these companies
were listed in various versions of the top-100 world leading outsourcing
companies, including IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 and the Global Services
100.
www.dataart.com


DevExperts
DevExperts is one of the global leaders in developing software for financial
markets. The company provides professional software systems for on-line
brokerage, exchange, and financial activities mostly on stock, options, and
Forex markets. DevExperts is specialized in development, implementation, and
support of financial systems intended to handle complex business activities,
including a full set of advanced tools to meet both trader and broker
requirements.
www.devexperts.com


Digital Design
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Digital Design is an IT consultancy which
offers a full range of IT services to clients in Russia and all over the world.
Based on its own research, the company creates new companies which
promote their solutions not only in Russia but also abroad (DocsVision and
AvroRAID).
DocsVision is a developer of the self-named document and corporate business
processes management system. It dominates the markets of Russia and
neighboring countries.
AvroRAID is engaged in data storage software development. Its main solution,
AVRORA 2.0 platform, enables to create a high performance and fault tolerant
data storage system based on inexpensive widespread standard hardware
components. Customers of this platform include not only in Russia and the CIS
countries, but also India and USA.
www.digdes.com


First Line Software
Along with Reksoft and DataArt First Line Software should be especially noted
among outsourcing software developers. For several years these companies
were listed in various versions of the top-100 world leading outsourcing
companies, including IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 and the Global Services
100.
Both Lanit-Tercom and First Line Software were listed in the ratings of the top
100 worlds leading outsourcing technological companies during the last two
years.
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i-Free
i-Free content provider is another St. Petersburgs company with the turnover
estimated at hundreds of millions of US dollars in recent years. The companys
sales volume exceeded 200 million US dollars in 2011. Though it was created in
2001 and is a relatively young company, i-Fee has been present at the world's
largest markets since 2006. The companys offices are located in Kiev
(Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Mumbai (India), Beijing
(China), and San Paulo (Brazil). The company's products and services are
delivered to more than 100 countries across the world. i-Free specializes in
implementation of innovative projects in the field of mobile and NFC
technologies, electronic finance, digital content distribution, electronic
payment systems and micropayments, application development for
smartphones and new network devices, as well as promotion of digital
products in the B2C market and implementation of B2B projects in the mobile
marketing sphere. The company uses its foreign divisions to promote other
Russian developers' solutions in the foreign markets. i-Free has good
development prospects, and its turnover is expected to increase several times.
www.i-free.com


JetBrains
JetBrains is an excellent example of success reached by a relatively new
Russian company at the global market. The company develops tools for
software developers which strongly accelerate the development process and
increases productivity.
www.jetbrains.com


Lanit-Tercom
Lanit-Tercom is based in St. Petersburg State University. The company also has
a number of spin-offs which develop new technologies for the global market.
Lanit-Tercom was listed in various versions of the top-100 world leading
outsourcing companies, including IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 and the Global
Services 100, during the last 3 years.
www.lanit-tercom.ru


Peter-Service
Peter-Service is engaged in development of billing solutions for large telecom
operators and renders services for products implementation, integration and
technical maintenance. The company has about 100 successful projects
implemented for 50 telecom operators in 10 countries across the world
(mainly, in the CIS). One of the company's projects has been implemented in
Turkey.
www.billing.ru


PROMT
The turnover of such St. Petersburgs companies as PROMT (machine
translation system developer) and Speech Technology Center (speech
recognition and synthesis system developer) will most likely not exceed 100
million US dollars, though considering their partners and customers across the
world, these companies are already global.
PROMT is a leading Russian developer of linguistic IT solutions for business and
private users which has good positions in Western Europe. The company has
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for 20 years and, today, provides its services to more than 10 thousand client
companies all over the world.
www.promt.com


Reksoft
Reksoft specializes in supplying software development services, products and
solutions to enterprises, ISVs, and system integrators operating in a variety of
industries.
Along with First Line Software and DataArt Reksoft should be especially noted
among outsourcing software developers. For several years these companies
were listed in various versions of the top-100 world leading outsourcing
companies, including IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 and the Global Services
100.
www.reksoft.com


SPB Software
SPB Software is another example of successful development. The company
which specializes in mobile application development was acquired by Yandex
in 2011 and became the center of mobile TV and 3D solutions development for
the leading Russian internet search company.
http://spb.com


Speech Technology Center
Speech Technology Center is one of the world market leaders which delivers its
integrated hardware and software complexes to more than 40 different
countries. Speech Technology Center is famous by implementation of a
nationwide personal voice-based identification system set up in Mexico. This
success has good prospects to be extended to other Latin America markets as
voice recognition is now enhanced by image recognition, providing complex
solution based on recognition of two physical characteristics of a person.
http://speechpro.com


Transas group
Transas group of companies is the largest St. Petersburgs IT solution
developer. It occupies leading positions in the world market in the field of
software for synthesis of 3-D images, vessel navigation and traffic control
systems, as well as sea and air transport simulators. The companys annual
turnover has exceeded 300 million US dollars with export accounting for about
a half of the turnover. Transas aims to increase these numbers to 1 billion US
dollars during the next years. With some of its products, the company
dominates such large markets as China and the US.
www.transas.com

Small software enterprises, informal groups and individuals that develop applications and companies that
mainly produce various equipment and develop software also have achievements at the foreign markets.
For example, a traffic speed monitoring system developer SIMICON has agreed with a Canadian company
Peak Gain Systems to sell vehicle speed meters produced by Peak Gain Systems as a representative in
North America. Two applications for the Windows Phone mobile OS created by Yury Skvortsov, a student
from St. Petersburg, are listed in the national marketplace store tops in several countries.
The head offices of OCS and Marvel, two large Russian computer and telecom equipment distributors, are
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the CIS, such as AND Project, BCC, Lank Systems, Polikom Pro, Korus Consulting, are also located in St.
Petersburg.
St. Petersburgs IT companies have achieved success at the Russian and world markets mainly due to high
concentration of scientific institutions in the city as well as experts skilled in various fields. The
development of IT companies is financed mainly by their own funds. Success of large Moscow IT
companies is mostly attributed to high concentration of financial resources in the capital. Should St.
Petersburgs companies receive any external investment, software developers and service companies
could considerably increase sales turnover both in Russia and abroad.
1.4.2 R&D centers of multinational companies located in St. Petersburg
Large number of scientists and skilled experts in St. Petersburg contributed to the establishment of R&D
centers and research laboratories of many foreign corporations. While these centers were mainly created
during the period of 2002-2008, some of them have been already operating in the city for 12-15 years.
Thus, Motorola's center opened in 1995 was the first R&D center in St. Petersburg. During the last years
such global problems as, for example, sharp reductions in world market sales led to cutbacks in the
number of St. Petersburgs R&D divisions of foreign corporations. Due to the companys liquidation,
Borland development center was closed several years ago. Nevertheless, quality of employees' work has
never been a reason that caused significant staff reductions or any centers or research laboratorys
closure. On the contrary, despite the crisis and increase in labor costs, new software development centers
are launched in the city every year.
As a rule, foreign corporations do not share any information on operation of their Russian divisions which
are engaged in advanced development and research. Sometimes, the activities of such divisions are so
classified that it is difficult to get any official data neither about the field of their work nor the number of
employees. Nevertheless, the existing data is enough to consider specialization of international R&D
centers located in St. Petersburg.

Alcatel-Lucent
The Alcatel-Lucent experts working in St. Petersburg are engaged not only in
development of solutions for the Russian market, but also participate in the
company's global projects. They develop software solutions for corporate
telecommunications, IPTV and contact centers. In the field of IPTV, a priority
task lies in developing a fully functional service platform for large operators.
Particularly, St. Petersburgs center develops over-the-top solutions for
delivery of multimedia applications via public. As for corporate communication
field of activity, the center created a group working on MyTeamwork, a
product for on-line conferences.
The R&D center launched from-the-scratch development of analytical solutions
for the Genesys Interactive Insight contact centers. This project is interesting
since extreme programming approaches were first applied in St. Petersburg
on demand of Alcatel-Lucent.
In cooperation with the Russian Technologies State Corporation Alcatel-Lucent
established a joint venture engaged in development, production and
promotion of IP protocol-based hi-tech equipment in the Russian and the CIS
markets. Subsequently, the partners decided to organize production of
equipment for Russian LTE networks as well as launch another research and
development center in St. Petersburg (which is now integrated into the Alcatel-
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ECTACO
An American company ECTACO is one of the leaders in the world market of
pocket electronic translators. In 1998 the company opened the Center for
advanced development on the basis of its Russian office in St. Petersburg. The
center eventually became the companys main development center. Thus, in
many respects St. Petersburgs experts determine design and quality of the
linguistic base and wide functionality of ECTACO translators.
www.ectaco.com


EMC
EMC R&D center in St. Petersburg is oriented towards implementation of
projects that require high qualification, although it is not as large as the
companys centers in other countries.
At the moment of the centers opening, the Captiva engineering division
acquired by EMC, which was engaged in development of software for transfer
of information from paper to electronic media, was located in the city. 50
employees of the division joined the center.
The key direction of the company's activities is storage devices. St.
Petersburgs center is engaged in activities associated with Symmetrix, a
flagman family of EMC storage systems.
www.emc.com


Epam Systems
Epam Systems has been operating in St. Petersburg for over 7 years. The
company is one of the leading software services and solutions providers from
Central and Eastern Europe. From software products to core business
applications, EPAM has provided expert consulting, development, testing,
support and infrastructure services to many of the worlds leading
organizations.
ww.epam.com


Exigen Services
Exigen Services is an example of a foreign IT-service corporation which has
successfully created a dedicated development center in St. Petersburg. This
center has developed into an important software development outsourcing
service provider, which let Exigen Services become rated among the Best 100
Global Outsourcing service providers for some years. After a certain turbulent
process, the company was divided in two parts and now both of them are
looking to proper business models for recovery.
www.exigenservices.com


Google
Google's software development centers in Russia are located in Moscow and
St. Petersburg. There is not much information available regarding their
operation. Most likely, the centers develop solutions used by the company in
Russia. However, it is known that the Russian software development centers
carry out projects for the entire company. Thus, the centers possess the
authorship for Google Code, a search service for programmers, as well as
perform a large share of work on the Google toolbar development.
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HP Labs
HP opened a unique research laboratory in St. Petersburg. Unlike other
international R&D centers located in Russia, it is not engaged in localization
and development of short-term technologies, but focuses on pursuing
fundamental science research with the expected return in at least 5 years. Its
staff mostly includes scientists employed on a permanent basis. At the same
time, the HP laboratory in St. Petersburg actively cooperates with the leading
Russian Universities and academic institutions.
Particularly, the laboratory in St. Petersburg implements a unique project for
corporation's research division aimed at developing the Contextualized
Information Delivery Platform (CIDP). The platform is intended for so-called
knowledge workers (financial or political analysts, sales or marketing experts,
researchers and other users) who constantly work with large data sets to make
decisions and provide recommendations.
In close collaboration with HP Labs scientists, Russian professors, teachers,
postgraduate students and students conduct research in the laboratory
focusing on such fields as natural language processing; extraction of semantic
information from multimedia data; extraction of objects, events, complex
events, facts for deep text analysis; integration of information from
heterogeneous sources; contextual compression, automatic summarization;
scalable graph algorithms; service-oriented architectures and cloud services.
www.hpl.hp.com


Intel
Among all corporations in Russia, Intel has the largest contingent of developers
and researchers which includes about 2 thousand people. They work in 5 cities,
including Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Novosibirsk, and St. Petersburg.
Intel R&D centers in Russia are mainly oriented to computer technologies
development. Nevertheless, some employees are involved in implementation
of specific projects, such as development of the Intel Wireless Display
technology (Wi-Di) used to connect big screens to a laptop or a desktop
computer via wireless channel.
In July 2004, the R&D center was opened in St. Petersburg. 8 years ago, its
employees started to work on the development of the Managed Run Time
Environment (MRTE) software which is a new field for the company. Intel's
R&D center in St. Petersburg was created on the basis of the Elbrus MCST
company, which was one of the Russian leading scientific centers in the field of
computer technologies. Together with the regional offices, the company
employed over 500 highly-qualified experts, including three laureates of the
Lenin Prize and five laureates of the State Prize, six professors, eight Doctors of
Science, and more than fifty Candidates of Science. They developed a new
generation of microprocessors, E2K and Elbrus, and the Elbrus-3M universal
multiprocessor computer complex.
www.intel.com


Luxoft
Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE: LXFT) is a leading provider of software development
services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily
of large multinational corporations. Luxofts software development services
consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support,
product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxofts solutions
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clients business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The
companys core resources are located in Central and Eastern Europe. Luxoft
has 15 delivery centers worldwide, 20 offices and presence in 13 countries,
employing over 7,500 people. Luxoft is domiciled in Tortola, British Virgin
Islands, has its principal executive office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange (LXFT US).
Luxoft has recently invested in new R&D centers in St. Petersburg to
strengthen its market position on automotive, embedded and mobile markets.
Video Technology R&D focuses on real-time computer vision, computational
photography and video compression algorithms. Several computational
photography algorithms were already successfully demonstrated at Embedded
World conference in Nuremberg, Germany. Another R&D area is system
solutions for Automotive industry.
Products and solutions developed in those R&D centers address critical client
challenges and deepen Luxoft business understanding in vertical markets
becoming a key differentiator in highly competitive technology driven
business.
www.luxoft.com


Motorola
Motorola is one of the first foreign corporations which opened a development
center in Russia. The division has four basic lines of activity, including
optimization and solutions for wireless platforms, automobile electronics and
telematics, cellular network infrastructure, and remote access systems and
solutions for them. In cooperation with a Russian holding InformInvestGroup
Motorola corporation started to localize production of equipment for 4G
broadband mobile communication networks. Russian experts conduct
preliminary research and development for the project.
www.motorola.com


Nokia
Nokia created a network of research laboratories in Russia at Universities and
the Russian Academy of Sciences. Due to proximity to Finland, this network
started to form in St. Petersburg. The Finnish company acknowledged Russian
specialists expertise in certain areas where they are capable of solving
assigned tasks with the same level of quality as their Western European peers.
India and China are also considered as an option, however, for a more distant
perspective (10 years and more). Despite the fact that the science develops
rapidly in these countries, the required "historical basis" has not been acquired
yet. Two related companies, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks, conduct
research in the fields that partially overlap, though Nokia Siemens Networks
division in St. Petersburg is more oriented to the field of telecommunication
infrastructure.
www.nokia.com


Oracle Development
Following the Sun Microsystems acquisition by Oracle in 2009, the Sun
Microsystems center of high technologies in St. Petersburg has been
functioning as Oracle Development LLC. This division's basic sphere of activity
included Java technologies and development tools, in particular, applied
aspects of Java, Jini, N1, J2ME, and compilers development. After the Sun
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Petersburg center will not comply with the Oracle development strategy.
However, the corporation continued to finance development in St. Petersburg.
Today, the Center of High Technologies, in addition to Java, develops Fusion
Middleware products, including, for example, application server and server
virtualization solutions. St. Petersburgs experts are engaged in the full cycle of
software development which is developed for the global market. The Oracle
developers in St. Petersburg are engaged in solving complex problems that can
be dealt with by very few experts in the world.
www.oracle.com


Siemens Communications
Siemens Communications opened a joint center on the basis of two St.
Petersburgs software development divisions. Siemens opened its first Russian
software development center in 1997. The center was engaged in fixed
telephony segment. Then, in 2001, the second center, which developed
solutions for mobile communication switching subsystems, was established. In
2005, taking into account the global technology convergence tendencies, the
companys management decided to consolidate developers under the same
roof.
Generally, the software development center receives orders directly from the
Siemens AG head office. Other orders are received from the regional Siemens
offices in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and other CIS countries.
Main objectives of the center lie in development, testing and standardization
of software products and applications; adaptation of Siemens technology
considering the specific features of the regional market, as well as certified
support and maintenance of the solutions in the Russian and CIS markets. The
centers area of competence also lies in intellectual network software
adaptation to customers' needs (and consulting services on its application) as
well as database development for advance payment services.
www.siemens-enterprise.com


T-Systems
T-Systems is the Deutsche Telekom's subsidiary enterprise and R&D center in
St. Petersburg. It develops software on demand of its parent structure and
other large European telecom operators. Besides, the center works for the
Russian market. It develops customized software and implements complex
information systems. T-Systems basic lines of activity in Russia include
implementation and support of the SAP ERP enterprise management systems,
software development, integration and support, and rendering of
telecommunication services.
www.t-systems.com


Yandex
Yandex joined the list of companies with its R&D center in St. Petersburg just
before it held a successful IPO three years ago. Yandex is one of the largest
internet companies in Europe, operating Russias most popular search engine
and its most visited website. According to LiveInternet, as of July 2013, Yandex
generated 62% of all search traffic in Russia. The company also operates in
Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey.
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1.5 Human resources
1.5.1 Universities
The success of St. Petersburg as an R&D center in the IT field is attributed to its leading universities.
According to the official data, working age population of the city equals 2.7 million people. Taking into
account migrants engaged in the IT industry, this number is likely to reach 3 million people. With 33
thousand unemployed, 2.67 million people work or study in the city. Thus, more than 200 thousand
people are employed in IT companies and corporate IT services.
43.6% of economically active population has higher education. 832 students account for every 10
thousand citizens of St. Petersburg. Two-thirds of software exporters' personnel have good command of
English.
St. Petersburg has a large number of Universities and Institutes that educate IT and IT-related specialists,
including engineers who have at least basic IT knowledge and can be easily trained to become software
developers. Approximately 4,500 software development engineers and 12,000 IT-related specialists
graduate annually. The last figure indicates a potential rather than a real number of newcomers. Despite
the continuing brain-drain (estimated at fewer than 5% of graduates) and the fact that not all graduates
start working in the industry, this potential is still immense.
St. Petersburg has a high concentration of technical higher education institutions, including 5 Universities
which are ranked among the 12-15 best Russian educational institutions in the sphere of software
development:
St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
(SPNRU ITMO)
The National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics is one of the
oldest higher education institutions in Russia. The school has been training specialists in cutting-edge
technologies directed to science and technical development for more than 100 years. Today, the
University, which has 10 departments and offers 49 specializations, enrolls more than 9,000 full-time
students. SPNRU ITMO is known not only in Russia but also internationally due its students' success at
the ACM International Programming Collegiate Contests. The Universitys top worlds rating reflects
the results of participation in prestigious competitions within several years. SPNRU ITMO is the only
university in the world that has become the winner of the ACM International Programming Collegiate
Contest 5 times in different years.
http://en.ifmo.ru
St. Petersburg State University (SPBU)
Founded in 1724, St. Petersburg State University is the oldest institution of higher education in Russia.
The University's Department of Mathematics and Mechanics together with its comprising scientific
institutions is one of the largest mathematical centers in the world. The Department offers 23
specializations and also includes the Research Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, a computer
center and astronomy observatory. In addition to SPNRU ITMO, SPBU also successfully participates in
the International Programming Collegiate Contests. Its students became absolute world champions
twice and with several exceptions constantly become prize-winners. The SPBU team became the first
Russian winner of the ACM International Programming Collegiate Contest in 2000-2001.
http://eng.spbu.ru
St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPBSTU)
St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. It has recently become the National
Research University, thus recognized as a leading Russian and international center in the field of
higher engineering and economics. The University attracts students form 96 countries of the world
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Today, the University has 20 departments and Institutes as well as 120 R&D labs and offers more than
150 specializations.
www.spbstu-eng.ru
St. Petersburg State Electrotechnic University (ETU)
St. Petersburg State Electrotechnic University is one of the world's largest education and research
centers specializing in radio engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. The
University has a staff of more than 1,000 highly-qualified specialists and scientists, including the Nobel
Prize Winner in physics Zhores Alferov. Electrotechnic University is alma mater for over 70 thousand
students and over 3 thousand international students.
http://old.eltech.ru
St. Petersburg State University of Space Instrumentation (SUAI)
Historically, the University (formerly known as Aircraft Instrumentation Institute) has been largely
involved into projects related to development of software for embedded devices for aviation and
space. Today, the University accommodates an important R&D center and implements joint training
programs on embedded software development in cooperation with Nokia, Intel and other vendors.
http://suai.ru
IT specialists are also educated at the following St. Petersburgs Universities:
Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT)
Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications is one of the oldest higher
education engineering Institutes in Russia. Founded in 1930, the Universitys history is closely linked
to the development of Russian and world science in communication area and great scientific and
technical base. The University is a founding member of the Association of European Universities and
Companies of Informatics and Computer Electronics (EUNICE).
www.sut.ru
Baltic State Technical University ("Voyenmekh")
Founded in 1932, the University educated more than 60,000 thousand specialists in the areas of
aircraft jet production, aerospace, physics and mechanics, arms and armament systems, information
and control systems, mechatronics and control, applied mechanics and automation, international
industrial management.
www.voenmeh.ru
St. Petersburg State Transport University (PSTU)
St. Petersburg State Transport University includes 10 faculties, 52 departments, scientific research
institutes and centers, branches and offices in various Russian towns as well as a complex of
specialized secondary educational institutions. According to the Russian Federation Ministry of
Education, the University ranks 10-13 among 175 Russian technical higher schools. The University
educates specialists in various areas, including railways power supply, automatics, telemechanics,
telecommunications, traffic management as well as information systems, standardization and
certification, technological processes safety, management and marketing.
www.pgups.ru/eng
St. Petersburg State Engineering Institute ( LMZ-VTUZ)
Founded in 1930, St. Petersburg State Engineering Institute focuses on educational, scientific and
engineering activities in the areas of power engineering, technology and automatization, industrial
processes, triboengineering, corporate IT systems and other.
www.pimash.spb.ru
Annually St. Petersburgs higher education institutions educate about 4.5 thousand IT specialists.
However, demand exceeds supply available at the labor market. Besides, not all graduates are ready to
fulfill difficult tasks (first of all, in export-oriented companies). In this regard, the National Association of
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Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate IT Education (SPb ITAPO). This academy will be engaged in
systematic professional retraining of IT experts to meet the requirements of the developing global
market.
St. Petersburgs Universities participate in R&D activities as well as international projects. The
Universities structure includes not only science divisions but also R&D institutions.
1.5.2 Research institutions
Due to number of scientific divisions of educational institutions, research Institutes and project
organizations, St. Petersburg is considered a scientific center of Russia. 11% of the national scientific
capacity is concentrated in the city. About 14% of all Russian researchers and 15% of Doctors of Science
work in St. Petersburgs scientific and educational institutions. Moreover, over 8% of all Russian students
and 13% of postgraduate students study in the city.
About 600 research institutions are located in St. Petersburg, including:
About 200 federal research institutions, including 12 federal research centers;
73 academic research institutions;
Over 70 scientific and educational institutions;
About 250 research institutions in the business sector.
The total number of employees engaged in scientific sector of the city reaches 184 thousand people. 40
thousand people have Doctor's and Candidate's degree, including doctoral candidates and postgraduate
students.
52 state higher educational institutions, 20 military Institutes, 47 non-governmental Universities, 78
secondary vocational technical training institutions are located in St. Petersburg. About 100 continuing
professional education institutions function under the auspices of the Committee for Science and Higher
Education. The number of students exceeds 520 thousand people.
The teaching staff of Universities, technical schools and colleges totals about 30 thousand teachers,
including 3.7 thousand Doctors of Science and more than 12 thousand Candidates of Science. During the
last four years the number of young researchers and Universitys lecturers increased with the average
annual growth of 4%.
Some research institutions of the city, which are not a part of higher educational institutions, are involved
in development of information and communication technologies as well as carrying out of corresponding
research. In particular, these include:
JSC Computing Scientific Research Institute Spektr
The company is engaged in development of software, hardware, microelectronics solutions for
aviation equipment and production of onboard equipment.
www.jsc-spectr.spb.ru
Federal State Unitary Enterprise Emergency Center of the Ministry of Atomic Energy of Russia
One of the areas of the Centers activities lies in development of automated systems for radiation
monitoring.
www.nwatom.ru
Institute of High-Performance Computing and Databases of the Ministry of Science and Technology
The Institute is engaged in development of modern information technologies, parallel computing,
modeling in the field of fundamental sciences, databases and distributed information systems
development, and visualization.
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St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
The Institute was established in 1940 as a department of the Steklov Institute located in Moscow.
Today, it is an independent research institute specializing in fundamental research on theoretical
mathematics and mathematical models of theoretical physics, including mathematical logic and
theory of algorithms, theory of numbers, geometry and topology, mathematical analysis, theory of
probability, mathematical statistics and many other.
www.pdmi.ras.ru
Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics
The Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics of St. Petersburg State
Polytechnical University is created as a special design office of technical cybernetics. Its major
activities involve robotics and control systems, the photon techniques, special instrument
development, laser technologies, telenetics.
www.spbstu-eng.ru
Vektor Scientific Research Institute
The Institute is engaged in research, development and production of radio engineering and radio
electronics equipment.
www.nii-vektor.ru
JSC Concern Central Scientific and Research Institute Elektropribor
The Institute is engaged in high-precision navigation, gyroscopy, gravimetry, and marine radio
communication.
www.elektropribor.spb.ru
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(SPIIRAS)
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences was
founded in 1978 and has since then grown into a large scientific research organization which gave rise
to a new Center of Ecological Security of the St. Petersburg Scientific Research Center of RAS. Today,
the Institute is engaged in fundamental research of implementing IT in society and information
security, information and computer systems and networks, theoretical basics of development of soft-
and hardware complexes for information real-time processing, IT for intelligent systems of research
automation, control, manufacturing and other fields.
www.spiiras.nw.ru
JSC Russian Scientific and Research Institute Elektronstandart
Elektronstandart is the leading research Institute of the radio electronic complex of Russia in the
field of reliability, quality, certification, standardization of electronic component base and radio and
electronic equipment.
www.elstandart.spb.ru
Ioffe Physical Technical Institute
The Ioffe Institute is engaged in nanoheterostructure physics, solid state electronics, solid state
physics, dielectric and semiconductor physics, plasma physics, atomic physics and astrophysics.
www.ioffe.ru/
JSC Scientific Research Institute Neptun
Scientific Research Institute Neptun is engaged in development, production and repair of
communication equipment, design and construction of coastal objects.
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1.6 Available infrastructure
St. Petersburg boasts favorable conditions for hi-tech businesses. The city has developed transport
infrastructure, including a high-speed railway communication with Moscow and Helsinki. The
international airport serves direct flights to many capitals of Western countries. A new international
airport terminal is being under construction; first facilities will be put into operation in 2014.
Mobile communication and Internet access in the city is comparable to Western European capitals. A
large number of business centers were constructed in the city during the last 10-15 years. St. Petersburgs
startups are financed from both state and private funds created to support hi-tech entrepreneurship.
1.6.1 Business enters
St. Petersburg has many modern business centers and several science and technology parks. However,
the existing business centers do not satisfy the demand of the rapidly developing citys economy. The
number of facilities should be increased to initiate competition and lower rent costs (today, rent costs are
rather high compared to European standards). New business centers were continuously constructed
during the past decade, though some projects were suspended during the crisis.
As of the first quarter of 2012, the average vacancy level in the St. Petersburgs market of quality office
centers grew from 7.5% to 9.3%. The growth is attributable to the large amount of class A office centers
put into operation at the end of the previous year. Until the end of 2012, more than 150 thousand sq. m
of offices will be put into operation which will allow to increase the rentable area of quality offices up to
1,910 thousand sq. m.
1.6.2 Business incubators
Innovation infrastructure in St. Petersburg is represented by business incubators which are tasked with
rendering assistance in accelerated development of innovative companies.

Business Incubator Ingria
Business Incubator Ingria is a subdivision of OJSC Technopark of St. Petersburg.
The key specialization of its residents is information technologies. Since 2009
the Incubator's residents attracted more than 940 million roubles in
investments from international IT companies, private and state funds, business
angels. Dozens of large global-level Russian companies and leading
international innovation centers became customers of the Incubator's
residents. Ingria is actively developing its cooperation with Russian and St.
Petersburg Universities (11 agreements were signed within the special
program I2U), thus sharing its experience with other regions. Nowadays, Ingria
has 86 residents.
Annually, Business Incubator Ingria organizes more than 60 events, such as
Open Days Ingria (famous speakers lectures), Lead The Way (discussions about
technology trends), StartupLynch, Train&Develop Program (specialized
trainings), Students Meetings, seminars, round tables, conferences as well as
partners and residents events. During these events startups have an
opportunity to receive expert feedback, investment estimation of their
projects and improve their presentation skills. Municipal Pre-Seed Investment
Fund began its operation in 2011 in collaboration with Business Incubator
Ingria. Many residents of the Business Incubator have already become
companies engaged in developing various promising fields, from IT and energy
industry to construction and medical equipment production. The Incubator's
residents attracted more than 459 million roubles in investments in 2012.
Yandex, Headhunter and RBC Holding are examples of investors.
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The First St. Petersburg business incubator
The First St. Petersburg business incubator supports and facilitates the
development of small innovation companies. It is a unique business,
information and creative environment for successful development of
innovative business.
The First St. Petersburg business incubator was founded in 2006 by the
Administration of St. Petersburg with co-operation of the Ministry for
Economic Development of the Russian Federation. It is managed by Managing
Company REO Service. The First St. Petersburg business incubator is
located in Crystal Business Center.
Business incubator provides the following services:
renting comfortable offices equipped with furniture, computers and
conditioning system at a reduced rental rate;
consulting on legal issues, economics, taxation, marketing, business
planning, promotion, PR, accounting, financing, loan services, HR,
internationalization;
external accounting services;
promotion of the companies: advertising, exhibitions, media, PR-support,
events;
education programs: seminars, trainings, master classes;
internationalization: business trips, seminars, joint projects, internships,
consulting;
access to business incubators partnership network.
www.start-business.ru info@start-business.ru
1.6.3 Science and technology parks
Science and technology parks and innovation centers have been created in several St. Petersburgs
Universities and are mainly located in old reconditioned buildings built according to outdated
requirements. The reconstruction of such facilities has proved economically inefficient, while the
construction of new premises is cheaper.

Ingria Technopark
Ingria Technopark will be created on the principles of state-private partnership
with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation and the
Government of St. Petersburg. The project is a part of the federal program
aimed at creating techno parks in the sphere of high technologies. The
Technopark is located in the Nevsky district of St. Petersburg, on the territory
of Blocks 6-6 to the north of Novosyolov Street, bounded by Bolshevikov
Prospekt, Dybenko Street, Krylenko Street and Zanevsky post railway
station. It has a convenient location. Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State
University of Telecommunications, Ulitsa Dybenko metro station, public
transport stops, city center and the ring motor road leading to Pulkovo-2
international airport are located in its vicinity. The area of 320 thousand sq. m;
that will allow to accommodate 14 thousand employees. The Ingria science
and technology park is expected to be opened in 2015.
The Management company, OJSC Technopark of St. Petersburg, was founded
in July 2007. The total volume of investment in the creation of Ingria
Technopark equals to 30 billion roubles, including 66% of private investment
and 34% of state investment.
Three companies, Microsoft, DataArt and STC North-West Laboratory, have
announced their plans to locate their R&D centers in Technopark. The largest
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opened in November 2011.
In December 2008 Business Incubator Ingria began operating as a pilot project
of Technopark.
www.ingria-park.ru www.ingria-startup.ru


Technopolis
The science and technology park of the Finnish company Technopolis has been
functioning in St. Petersburg since 2010. It meets all current requirements for
similar objects. The parks area is 23 thousand sq. m. The Technopolis science
and technology park accommodates a large software development center of
the Exigen Service international company which specializes in customized
software development, as well as offices of large foreign companies.
In February 2012, Technopolis announced the beginning of construction of the
second stage of the Pulkovo Technopolis science and technology park in St.
Petersburg. The construction of the new building will take place in the
framework of realization of the company's development strategy for 2012-
2016.
www.technopolis.fi/ru
1.6.4 Special Economic Zone (SEZ)
Infrastructure of the technology and development Special Economic Zone has been constructed in St.
Petersburg with the state financial support. These facilities occupy two sites to the north and the south of
the city. In Primorsky district, Novo-Orlovsky site occupies an area of 110.41 hectares. Thus, the zones
infrastructure occupies 41.88 hectares, and residents' sections occupy 68.53 hectares. In Petrodvortsovy
district, Noidorf site occupies an area of 18.99 hectares with the zones infrastructure occupying 5.49
hectares and residents accommodation - 13.5 hectares. As of the beginning of summer 2012, St.
Petersburgs SEZ has over 30 residents. Following the completion of construction, the residents will gain
complete engineering infrastructure, beneficial tax and customs treatment, lower land lease rates, and an
option to purchase land plots.
Priority activities of the residents St. Petersburgs SEZ include information technologies and
telecommunications, pharmaceutics and medical technologies, energy efficiency, and precision
instruments industry.

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1.7 Support for startups
Last few years have seen a considerable increase in financing of new Russian hi-tech companies from both
state and private funds (venture, seed, pre-seed). Some funds are becoming 2-3 times greater every year.
New funds have been established, state programs for small business support have been launched.
Increase in financing is primarily associated with the local and federal authorities decision to support
high-tech businesses. Both Russian and foreign private companies and venture funds have supported this
decision. St. Petersburgs startups receive financial support from both regional and federal sources. For
example, the Speech Technology Center's subsidiary enterprise was among the first recipients of grants
for advanced research from Skolkovo Foundation which was established in spring 2011. SPEEREO offered
Skolkovo its subsidiary company's project, which was awarded the first grant from the joint fund created
by RVC and Microsoft.
Besides, several business incubators with focus on hi-tech businesses operate in St. Petersburg. The most
active business incubators are the QD Inter-University student business incubator (in the technology park
of the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO)), Ingria (a
division of the similarly-named technology park under construction), and the First St. Petersburg business
incubator.
If not yet solved, the problem of startups support in St. Petersburg is being actively solved in the city. It is
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1.8 Associations
Key associations operating in St. Petersburg:

Russoft
RUSSOFT is a nationwide association of Russian software companies, which
also includes a number of leading software companies from Belarus and
Ukraine. The association was founded in 1999 as a Consortium Fort-Ross
which consisted of 10 local companies. It changed its name to RUSSOFT
Association in 2004 following a merger with a Moscow based Association
(NSDA) and is since then headquartered in St. Petersburg. Today, RUSSOFT
unites more than 70 companies which employ more than 24 thousand highly-
qualified programmers and software engineers. The association was created to
represent Russian software development companies at the global market,
enhance marketing and PR activities of its members, and lobby their interests
in the Russian government. RUSSOFT is a part of the Russian Information and
Computer Industry Association (APKIT) where it plays a role of Software
Development and Export Committee.
www.russoft.org


SPb CIO Club
St. Petersburg CIO Club is a professional community uniting IT directors of
leading companies of the Northwestern region of the Russian Federation. The
organization's major objectives lie in providing support and strengthening the
development of professional community of IT directors. Established in 2004,
the Club is at present the largest professional IT community in Russia.
www.spbcioclub.ru


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1.9 Key events
St. Petersburg hosts a number of key events in the IT sector:

Web Ready
Web Ready is an open contest of innovative Internet & Mobile projects. Its
final is held as an investment forum. 2734 projects from 100 cities and 21
countries took part in the contest during the last 4 years. In 2013 the contest
took place on June 1 October 19 with the final held on November 29 in
Moscow.
The mission of Web Ready lies in assisting the best Internet & Mobile
startups in promotion, finding investment and partners.
Participation in Web Ready provides entrepreneurs with the possibility to
attract investors and clients, receive professional expert project evaluation
as well as promote projects. Investors and business angels get an access to
the pool of over 700 projects as well as an opportunity to hold negotiations
with investment-attractive projects. Business partners receive a large-scale
advertising campaign aimed at businessmen, students, business and
investment professionals as well as an opportunity to search for partners and
technological innovations. Finally, infrastructural partners receive
organizational, informational and methodological support for holding
regional stages of Web Ready.
Project success stories include:
Yam Labs - investment of 500 thousand US dollars
SaeX - investment of 500 thousand US dollars, grant from Skolkovo
Cloudmach - investment of 500 thousand US dollars
Copiny - investment of 500 thousand US dollars from Softline Ventures
and angel investment
Timebooker investment from Yandex
Apt a me 1.2 million roubles from Gurnard Perch Sophisticated
Technologies
ITmozg investment from Headhunter (Mail.ru Group)
InSales - earnings increased tenfold, number of clients increased sixfold
Alloka - turnover and number of clients increased threefold
http://web-ready.ru
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Table 1. Key IT events in St. Petersburg (2014)
Dates Name Description Web
February 7-8,
2014
White Nights:
Mobile Games
Conference
The international conference devoted
to development and promotion of
games for mobile platforms.
wnconf.com

May 13-16,
2014
From Science to
Business

The event is devoted to
commercialization of scientific
development and formation of
ecosystems aimed at supporting hi-tech
business at the University and regional
level. St. Petersburg State University of
Information Technologies, Mechanics
and Optics is the main organizer of the
3-day event.
www.fs2b.ru

May 22-24,
2014
St. Petersburg
International
Economic
Forum (SPIEF)
Annual major business Russian event in
the economic sphere held in St.
Petersburg since 1997. Since 2005 the
event is organized with the support of
the President of Russia. The number of
participants exceeds 4 thousand people
representing more than 60 countries. In
particular, heads of the largest Russian
and foreign companies, heads of states
and political leaders, chairs of the
governments, deputy prime ministers,
ministers, governors participate in
forum. Since 2006, the Ministry of
Economic Development of the Russian
Federation is a body responsible for
holding the forum. In recent years,
SPIEF featured an active discussion of
innovative sphere which involved top
managers and owners of the largest IT
companies of the world.
www.forumspb.com
June 24-26,
2014
DISTREE Russia
& CIS
This event has evolved into one the
largest and most influential
independent event for Russian
consumer and business tobusiness
channels. Covering a broad spectrum of
ICT solutions, technology products and
consumer electronics, DISTREE Russia &
CIS is the "must attend" event for
retailers, resellers, distributors and
vendors operating in Russia and CIS.
www.distree-russia.com

2014 St. Petersburg
Internet
Conference
(SPIC)
The annual event dedicated to
development of the Runet in the
Northwest region of Russia. In 2013,
more than 4 thousand people attended
the event.
2013.sp-ic.ru


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2014 Scientific and
practical
conference
"AINL: artificial
intelligence and
natural
language"
Participants of the conference
introduce latest developments in the
field of applied artificial intelligence,
exchange experience in their
application for development of
intellectual dialogue systems and
agents, find possible ways for
cooperation. Young specialists learn
about opportunities available for
introduction of their products at the
market. i-Free, specializing on
development and sale of applications
for mobile devices, is the initiator and
main organizer of conference.
www.ainlconf.ru
2014 CIO Congress
"White Nights"
The annual congress involves
participation of chief information
officers and leading experts in IT field of
the largest organizations and
enterprises from Russia and other
countries. The congress has a special
debate format devoted to discussion of
acute IT development problems.
www.spbcioclub.ru
(organizer)

2014 GIS for Health
Russia: Data,
Analysis,
Products
The Conference will be dedicated to
modernization of health care service in
Russia using GIS technologies.
www.gishealth.ru
2014 Mobile VAS &
Apps
Conference

The conference is held annually since
2003 and is considered a premier
mobile industry forum in Eastern
Europe. The main purpose of the
conference lies in providing an informal,
inspiring environment for meaningful
person-to-person communication.
Organizers strive to make this event an
ideal place for business networking
promotion. Every year more than 500
participants from all over the world,
including Austria, Azerbaijan,
Bangladesh, Belarus, UK, Hungary,
Germany, Netherlands, Egypt, Israel,
India, Iran, Ireland, Spain, Italy,
Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Latvia,
Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway,
Poland, US, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland,
France, Czech Republic, Switzerland,
Estonia, South Korea and Japan,
participate in the conference.
www.vasforum.ru

2014 Science Slam Competition of young scientists which
provides young scientists an
opportunity to present and discuss their
research in informal setting.
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1.10 Sector SWOT analysis
Strengths Weaknesses
St. Petersburgs education system has
indisputable world recognition, especially in
terms of preparation of highly qualified
students winning International Programming
Contests.
During the last years, IT industry acquired the
skills necessary for pursuing international
business. The industry leaders have
geographically distributed development
centers which allows them to provide project
management across different regions of the
world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The city's enterprises possess competence
which covers the needs of a wide range of
sectors of the world economy. They master
various programming technologies and have
experience working with different platforms.
Coupled with broad basic education, it allows
St. Petersburgs companies to quickly adapt to
the global market changes and be competitive
in new market segments. Not surprisingly,
both Russian social network projects
Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, which
captured Russian market following Facebook,
were developed in St. Petersburg. Likewise, St.
Petersburgs companies Spb Software and Zed
Russia achieved leading positions at the
Russian market of mobile device software
development.
Due to its insufficient development, the
domestic IT market in Russia does not allow
Russian companies to increase their turnover
and profit as well as competences necessary for
aggressive foreign market entry. Coupled with
the lack of government support aimed at global
market entry, this fact deprives Russian IT
developers of competitive position at the world
market.
Staff shortage, which became evident with the
growth of turnover in 2010-2012, leads to an
increase in development costs in St. Petersburg
and reduces development opportunities which
require considerable staff resources for prompt
product market placement.

Development Opportunities Risks
The perspectives of IT industry development
are, first of all, associated with cooperation
(partnership) with the city administration to
increase the number of qualified IT staff. This
partnership should be aimed at improving the
performance of higher education institutions.
It should also be aimed at co-financing staff
retraining from the economy sectors with a
surplus of qualified specialists as well as
systematic staff increases in existing
companies.
The risks that could hinder further
development of IT industry are mainly
associated with possible deterioration of the
general economic and social situation in the
country which could be caused by the second
wave of crisis (decrease in budget receipts
from natural reserves and subsequent
decrease in financing of science, education and
innovation development). Such changes would
further lead to IT businesses withdrawal from
the country and emigration of engineers and
entrepreneurs.


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52 BCC Softlab
53 Bercut
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55 Buhta
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56 Crystal Development
56 Crystal Reality
57 CSI International Software
57 DataArt
58 Devexperts
58 Digital Design
59 Digital Security
59 Digiton
60 DocsVision
60 Dom Programm
61 Driver-Inter
61 East Concept
62 e-Legion
62 EMC St. Petersburg Development


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65 Exigen Services
66 First Implementational Company
66 First Line Software
67 Hydrotechnologies
67 HyperMethod
68 I-Free
68 Intel Software
69 Intelligence-Soft
69 IPI-Tech
70 Jensen Technologies
70 JetBrains
71 KAMIS
71 Kodeks
72 Korus Consulting
72 Lanit-Terkom
73 Leaves
73 Linux-ink
74 LinuxWizard
74 Luxoft
75 Mir Design
76 Mobitech
76 Murano Software
77 Nevosoft
77 OKTET Labs
78 OpenWayGroup
78 Oracle
79 Paladin Invent
79 Peter-Service
80 Petrosoft
80 Piter-Soft
81 Prolog Development Center Spb

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84 RuNetSoft
85 SalD
85 Sfera
86 SMTsoft
86 SoftBusinessConsulting
87 Soft-Consult
87 Soft-Impact
88 SoftJoys Labs
88 Softland
89 Solvo
89 Sotis
90 SP.ARM
90 Spb Software
91 Speech Technology Center
91 SpetsTek
92 SWD Software
92 TASC-Media
93 Telda
93 Tillypad
94 TopPlan
94 Transas Technologies
95 Trinet
95 T-Systems
96 Tune-it
96 VIAcode
97 Videotest
97 WaveAcces
98 WebCom
98 Westconcept
99 Yumasoft
99 Zed Russia




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63 EPAM Systems
64 Etersoft
64 ETNA Software
65 eVelopers Corp
65 Exigen Services
66 First Implementational Company
66 First Line Software


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72 Korus Consulting
72 Lanit-Terkom
73 Leaves
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74 LinuxWizard
74 Luxoft
75 Mir Design
76 Mobitech
76 Murano Software
77 Nevosoft

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79 Peter-Service
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81 Promt
82 Qbix
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83 Reksoft
83 Reshenie
84 Rosbi Inform Co
84 RuNetSoft
85 SalD
85 Sfera
86 SMTsoft
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92 SWD Software
92 TASC-Media
93 Telda
93 Tillypad
94 TopPlan
94 Transas Technologies
95 Trinet
95 T-Systems
96 Tune-it
96 VIAcode
97 Videotest

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98 Westconcept
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2.3 Companies A to Z
2.3.1 ABISoft ................................................................................................................................. 48
2.3.2 Agnitum ............................................................................................................................... 48
2.3.3 ALEE Software ..................................................................................................................... 49
2.3.4 Alte ..................................................................................................................................... 49
2.3.5 Alt-invest ............................................................................................................................. 50
2.3.6 Arcadia ................................................................................................................................. 50
2.3.7 Ascon ................................................................................................................................... 51
2.3.8 Astrosoft Development ....................................................................................................... 51
2.3.9 AvantLab .............................................................................................................................. 52
2.3.10 BCC Softlab .......................................................................................................................... 52
2.3.11 Bercut .................................................................................................................................. 53
2.3.12 BiSoft ................................................................................................................................... 53
2.3.13 BIT ........................................................................................................................................ 54
2.3.14 BMicro ................................................................................................................................. 54
2.3.15 Buhta ................................................................................................................................... 55
2.3.16 Compas ................................................................................................................................ 55
2.3.17 Crystal Development ........................................................................................................... 56
2.3.18 Crystal Reality ...................................................................................................................... 56
2.3.19 CSI International Software .................................................................................................. 57
2.3.20 DataArt ................................................................................................................................ 57
2.3.21 Devexperts........................................................................................................................... 58
2.3.22 Digital Design ....................................................................................................................... 58
2.3.23 Digital Security ..................................................................................................................... 59
2.3.24 Digiton ................................................................................................................................. 59
2.3.25 DocsVision ........................................................................................................................... 60
2.3.26 Dom Programm ................................................................................................................... 60
2.3.27 Driver-Inter .......................................................................................................................... 61
2.3.28 East Concept ........................................................................................................................ 61
2.3.29 e-Legion ............................................................................................................................... 62
2.3.30 EMC Spb .............................................................................................................................. 62
2.3.31 Enterprise Information Systems .......................................................................................... 63
2.3.32 EPAM Systems ..................................................................................................................... 63
2.3.33 Etersoft ................................................................................................................................ 64
2.3.34 ETNA Software..................................................................................................................... 64
2.3.35 eVelopers Corp .................................................................................................................... 65
2.3.36 Exigen Services .................................................................................................................... 65
2.3.37 First Implementational Company ........................................................................................ 66
2.3.38 First Line Software ............................................................................................................... 66
2.3.39 Hydrotechnologies .............................................................................................................. 67
2.3.40 HyperMethod ...................................................................................................................... 67
2.3.41 I-Free ................................................................................................................................... 68
2.3.42 Intel Software ..................................................................................................................... 68
2.3.43 Intelligence-Soft .................................................................................................................. 69
2.3.44 IPI-Tech ................................................................................................................................ 69
2.3.45 Jensen Technologies ............................................................................................................ 70
2.3.46 JetBrains .............................................................................................................................. 70
2.3.47 KAMIS .................................................................................................................................. 71
2.3.48 Kodeks ................................................................................................................................. 71

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2.3.49 Korus Consulting .................................................................................................................. 72
2.3.50 Lanit-Terkom ....................................................................................................................... 72
2.3.51 Leaves .................................................................................................................................. 73
2.3.52 Linux-ink .............................................................................................................................. 73
2.3.53 LinuxWizard ......................................................................................................................... 74
2.3.54 Luxoft ................................................................................................................................... 74
2.3.55 Mir Design ........................................................................................................................... 75
2.3.56 Mobitech ............................................................................................................................. 76
2.3.57 Murano Software ................................................................................................................ 76
2.3.58 Nevosoft .............................................................................................................................. 77
2.3.59 OKTET Labs .......................................................................................................................... 77
2.3.60 OpenWayGroup ................................................................................................................... 78
2.3.61 Oracle Spb ........................................................................................................................... 78
2.3.62 Paladin Invent ...................................................................................................................... 79
2.3.63 Peter-Service ....................................................................................................................... 79
2.3.64 Petrosoft .............................................................................................................................. 80
2.3.65 Piter-Soft ............................................................................................................................. 80
2.3.66 Prolog Development Center Spb ......................................................................................... 81
2.3.67 Promt ................................................................................................................................... 81
2.3.68 Qbix ..................................................................................................................................... 82
2.3.69 Quest Software Spb ............................................................................................................. 82
2.3.70 Reksoft ................................................................................................................................. 83
2.3.71 Reshenie .............................................................................................................................. 83
2.3.72 Rosbi Inform Co ................................................................................................................... 84
2.3.73 RuNetSoft ............................................................................................................................ 84
2.3.74 SalD ...................................................................................................................................... 85
2.3.75 Sfera .................................................................................................................................... 85
2.3.76 SMTsoft ............................................................................................................................... 86
2.3.77 SoftBusinessConsulting ....................................................................................................... 86
2.3.78 Soft-Consult ......................................................................................................................... 87
2.3.79 Soft-Impact .......................................................................................................................... 87
2.3.80 SoftJoys Labs ....................................................................................................................... 88
2.3.81 Softland ............................................................................................................................... 88
2.3.82 Solvo .................................................................................................................................... 89
2.3.83 Sotis ..................................................................................................................................... 89
2.3.84 SP.ARM ................................................................................................................................ 90
2.3.85 Spb Software ....................................................................................................................... 90
2.3.86 Speech Technology Center .................................................................................................. 91
2.3.87 SpetsTek .............................................................................................................................. 91
2.3.88 SWD Software ..................................................................................................................... 92
2.3.89 TASC-Media ......................................................................................................................... 92
2.3.90 Telda .................................................................................................................................... 93
2.3.91 Tillypad ................................................................................................................................ 93
2.3.92 TopPlan ................................................................................................................................ 94
2.3.93 Transas Technologies .......................................................................................................... 94
2.3.94 Trinet ................................................................................................................................... 95
2.3.95 T-Systems ............................................................................................................................ 95
2.3.96 Tune-it ................................................................................................................................. 96
2.3.97 VIAcode ............................................................................................................................... 96
2.3.98 Videotest ............................................................................................................................. 97
2.3.99 WaveAcces .......................................................................................................................... 97
2.3.100 WebCom .............................................................................................................................. 98


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2.3.101 Westconcept ....................................................................................................................... 98
2.3.102 Yumasoft ............................................................................................................................. 99
2.3.103 Zed Russia ............................................................................................................................ 99



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2.3.1 ABISoft
Company information
Name: ABISoft
Address: Engelsa prospekt 23, 194156 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 591-6903, +7 (812) 971-6903
E-mail: info@abisoft.spb.ru, info_2013@abisoft.biz
Web-site: www.abisoft.spb.ru
Contact person: Yury Novitsky
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: 80
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Applications for mobile devices, multimedia, games
Customers: ABISoft PocketScale
PaintWM
Byela Tech Inc
2.3.2 Agnitum
Company information
Name: Agnitum
Address: Pirogovskaya embankment 21, 194044 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 336 5245
E-mail: n/a
Web-site: www.agnitum.com
Contact person: n/a
Position: n/a
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Anti-viruses, firewalls, security suites
Application area: OutpostPro
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2.3.3 ALEE Software
Company information
Name: ALEE Software
Address: Instrunmentalnaya str., 3, litera B, 197022 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 309-78-59
E-mail: info@alee.ru
Web-site: www.alee.ru
Contact person: Stanislav Kim
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1997
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 1
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: E-archive, e-library, QUT machine
Application area: IT
Customers: VTB-24
TMK
EMERCOM of St.Petersburg
2.3.4 Alte
Company information
Name: Alte
Address: Kolomiazhski prospekt 33, bld.2, 197341 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3200888
E-mail: market@altec.ru
Web-site: www.altec.ru
Contact person: Mikhail Vsesvetskiy
Position: Marketing Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1998
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: E-commerce
Application area: Retail trade
Customers: n/a



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2.3.5 Alt-invest
Company information
Name: Alt-invest
Address: Zhukovskogo street 63, office 321, 191036 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4488389
E-mail: spb@alt-invest.ru
Web-site: www.alt-invest.ru
Contact person: Andrey Senov
Position: Business Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1992
Headcount: 25
Share of export, %: 20
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Business intelligence
Application area: Financial consulting
Customers: Sberbank
Russian Railways
Gazprom
KAMAZ
Vnesheconombank
2.3.6 Arcadia
Company information
Name: Arcadia
Address: Zanevskiy prospekt 30/2, 195112 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6105956
E-mail: info@arcadia.spb.ru
Web-site: www.arcadia.spb.ru
Contact person: Sergei Baklan
Position: General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1993
Headcount: 200
Share of export, %: 99
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Custom software development
Application area: Various Industries
Customers: Johnson & Johnson
Aditro
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2.3.7 Ascon
Company information
Name: Ascon
Address: Odoevskogo street 5, litera A, 199155 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7033934
E-mail: contact@ascon.net
Web-site: www.ascon.ru
Contact person: Maksim Bogdanov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1989
Headcount: 600
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: CAD/CAM, PLM
Application area: Industrial manufacturing
Customers: Gazprom
KuibyshevAzot OJSC
OKB Soyuz
TATNEFT
2.3.8 Astrosoft Development
Company information
Name: Astrosoft Development
Address: Gelsingforsskaya street 2, 194044 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6763661
E-mail: contactus@astrosoft-development.com
Web-site: www.astrosoft-development.com
Contact person: Pavel Vassiljev
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 190
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Telecom, Industries
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2.3.9 AvantLab
Company information
Name: AvantLab
Address: 14-Liniya V.O. 39, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)9500967
E-mail: yarw5@avantlab.com
Web-site: www.avantlab.com
Contact person: Yaroslav Bykov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 5
Share of export, %: 80
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Mobile applications
Application area: Telecom
Customers: SER
2.3.10 BCC Softlab
Company information
Name: BCC Softlab
Address: Kantemirovskaya street 20, 194100 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3274444
E-mail: office@bcc.ru
Web-site: www.bcc.ru
Contact person: Ilya Tuder
Position: n/a
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: System integration
Application area: Telecom
Customers: Rostelecom
Gazprom Neft
American Express
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2.3.11 Bercut
Company information
Name: Bercut
Address: Moiseyenko street 22-3, 191144 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3273233
E-mail: info@bercut.com
Web-site: www.bercut.com
Contact person: Denis Kozlov
Position: PR Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1995
Headcount: 250
Share of export, %: 25
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Complex solutions for mobile operators
Application area: Telecom
Customers: Vodafone
Beeline
Megafon
MTS
Tele2
2.3.12 BiSoft
Company information
Name: BiSoft
Address: Optikov street 4, 197374 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7030780
E-mail: mail@bisoft.ru
Web-site: www.bisoft.ru
Contact person: Aleksey Donov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Industrial automation
Application area: Industries, retail
Customers: Ford
Baltika
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2.3.13 BIT
Company information
Name: BIT
Address: Prosvescheniya prospekt 85, office 506, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 329-93-23
E-mail: inga@bit.spb.ru
Web-site: http://www.bit.spb.ru
Contact person: Inga Gusseva
Position: Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Franchising of 1C Software
Application area: ERP for various sectors
Customers: Various industries
2.3.14 BMicro
Company information
Name: BMicro
Address: Vsevoloda Vishnevskogo street 4, 197136 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3804380
E-mail: info@bmicro.ru
Web-site: www.bmicro.ru
Contact person: Igor Rykov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 80
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Client-Communicator
Application area: CRM for various industries
Customers: Pharmacor
LenExport
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2.3.15 Buhta
Company information
Name: Buhta
Address: Bolshoy Sampsonievskiy prospekt 32, office 2C344, 194044 Saint Petersburg,
Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3240212
E-mail: savchenkov@buhta.ru
Web-site: www.buhta.ru
Contact person: Konstantin Savchenkov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 40
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Stock management
Application area: Transport , warehousing
Customers: Pharmacor
Quehenberger
Tikkurila
Megafon
TeaSpoon
2.3.16 Compas
Company information
Name: Compas
Address: Sredniy prospekt V.O. 65, office 24, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3277428
E-mail: market@compas.ru
Web-site: www.compas.ru
Contact person: Anna Eroshina
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 80
Share of export, %: 1
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: CRM, ERP
Application area: Various industries
Customers: Izhorskiye Zavody
Tulamashzavod
NEFAZ
"Volgogradneftemash"JSC
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2.3.17 Crystal Development
Company information
Name: Crystal Development
Address: Furazhniy pereulok 3, office 416, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 3465024
E-mail: info@crystal-dev.ru
Web-site: www.crystal-dev.ru
Contact person: Ilya Zimin
Position: Executive Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Custom software development
Application area: Entertainment, games, media
Customers: British American Tabaco
Baltika
Pall Mall
2.3.18 Crystal Reality
Company information
Name: Crystal Reality
Address: Bolshaya Monetnaya street 16, BC 1, office 7, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 954-62-16
E-mail: info@crystalreality.com
Web-site: www.crystalreality.com
Contact person: Michael Phillipovich
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Crystall Reality (media engine)
Application area: MultiMedia Solutions
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2.3.19 CSI International Software
Company information
Name: CSI International Software
Address: Smolenskaya street 14, office 206, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)2520412
E-mail: csi-software@trace.ru
Web-site: www.trace.ru
Contact person: Vladimir Fedotov
Position: Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1997
Headcount: 10
Share of export, %: 30
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Internet Map server, GPS/GPRS
Application area: Navigation
Customers: Yellow Pages Spb
Yellow Pages Ukraine
Delta Telecom
Euro-Address
2.3.20 DataArt
Company information
Name: DataArt
Address: Bolshoy Sampsonievsky prospekt 60A, 194044 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3334440
E-mail: russia@dataart.com
Web-site: www.dataart.com
Contact person: Mikhail Zavileysky
Position: General Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1997
Headcount: 750
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Banking, finance, industries
Customers: Standard & Poor's
Harmonic Fund Services
Misys
HTC
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2.3.21 Devexperts
Company information
Name: Devexperts
Address: Barochnaya street 10/1, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4381626
E-mail: mail@devexperts.com
Web-site: www.expert-systema.ru
Contact person: Yan Stolyar
Position: Business Development Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 360
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Business intelligence
Application area: Fund market
Customers: KIT Finance Investment Bank
Ameritrade
Investment company Vitus
MICEX-RTS
2.3.22 Digital Design
Company information
Name: Digital Design
Address: Smolenka River embankment 33, 199178 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3465835
E-mail: software@digdes.com
Web-site: www.digdes.com
Contact person: Andrey Fedorov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1992
Headcount: 300
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development and IT-outsourcing
Application area: Transport, industries
Customers: Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
Russian Railwways
Sberbank
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2.3.23 Digital Security
Company information
Name: Digital Security
Address: Sabirovskaya street 37, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7031547
E-mail: info@dsec.ru
Web-site: www.dsec.ru
Contact person: Ilya Medvedovskiy
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 3
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Digital security life cycle management
Application area: Industries
Customers: MMC Norilsk Nickel
MDM Bank
BC "Unibank"
2.3.24 Digiton
Company information
Name: Digiton
Address: Moyka River embankment 61, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3246642
E-mail: artur@digiton.ru
Web-site: www.digiton.ru
Contact person: Artur Akhmetov
Position: Business Development Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1990
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Hardware and software design for broadcasting
Application area: Radio and TV broadcasting
Customers: ProfMedia
National Television Company of Ukraine
Belteleradiocompany


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2.3.25 DocsVision
Company information
Name: DocsVision
Address: Smolenka River embankment 33, office 6-158.1, 199178 Saint Petersburg,
Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3353515
E-mail: sales@docvision.com
Web-site: www.docsvision.com
Contact person: Anton Varfolomeev
Position: Deputy General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2005
Headcount: 75
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Document Flow management
Application area: Government, industries
Customers: Gazprom
Sberbank
Bank of Russia
2.3.26 Dom Programm
Company information
Name: Dom Programm
Address: Engelsa prospekt 33/1, office 409, 194156 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3202136
E-mail: ilia@domprog.com
Web-site: www.domprog.com
Contact person: Elena Limonova
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2001
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software product development
Application area: CRM, ERP, HRP
Customers: Brightrivers (Switzerland)
Emeris Technologies
Broderbund (USA)
Mindscape (France)
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2.3.27 Driver-Inter
Company information
Name: Driver-Inter
Address: Polytekhnicheskaya street 29, 195251 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)5526176
E-mail: contact@d-inter.ru
Web-site: www.d-inter.ru
Contact person: Igor Shturts
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 25
Share of export, %: 50
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Virtual reality
Application area: Computer games
Customers: Samsung
Intle Airbus
EADS
Schlumberger
Tallinna Sadam
2.3.28 East Concept
Company information
Name: East Concept
Address: Staro-Petergofskiy prospekt 40A, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)2400821
E-mail: commerce@econcept.ru
Web-site: www.econcept.ru
Contact person: Mikhail Selivanov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 70
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IntellectStyle software
Application area: Hospitality and restaurants
Customers: Restaurants of AmRest
The tourist hotel complex Izmailovo
Hotel "Saint Petersburg"
Hotel "Moskva"


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2.3.29 e-Legion
Company information
Name: e-Legion
Address: Optikov street 4, e-Legion office, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3242724
E-mail: sales@e-legion.com
Web-site: www.e-legion.com
Contact person: Roman Beloded
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2006
Headcount: 62
Share of export, %: 70
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: ERP, web-design, mobile
Application area: Industries
Customers: Yandex
Solaris
Mail.ru
Ginza Project
2.3.30 EMC Spb
Company information
Name: EMC Spb
Address: Sredniy prospekt 36-40, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3254633
E-mail: n/a
Web-site: www.emc.com
Contact person: Vyacheslav Nesterov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2007
Headcount: 350
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Data storage
Application area: Various industries
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2.3.31 Enterprise Information Systems
Company information
Name: Enterprise Information Systems
Address: Nevskiy prospekt 20/44, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3468202
E-mail: info@eis.ru
Web-site: www.eis.ru
Contact person: Andrey Petkevich
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 60
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Doc flow management
Application area: Industrial automation
Customers: Gazprom
Waterprice J.S.C.
Talosto
2.3.32 EPAM Systems
Company information
Name: EPAM Systems
Address: Voronezhskaya str. 5, 191119 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 611-1094
E-mail: n/a
Web-site: www.spb.epam-group.ru/epam-spb.html
Contact person: Andrey Kaganovich
Position: Director of the SPb branch
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2005
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Outsourcing of software development services
Application area: Various sectors
Customers: n/a


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2.3.33 Etersoft
Company information
Name: Etersoft
Address: Nevskiy prospekt 1, office 624, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3126143
E-mail: info@etersoft.ru
Web-site: www.etersoft.ru
Contact person: Vitaliy Lipatov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 20
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: WINE@Etersoft, SELTA@Etersoft, RX@Etersoft
Application area: Transfer to Open Source OS and DB
Customers: Manotom
MR Fashion Group
Computer Center "Key"
Labyrinth travel company
2.3.34 ETNA Software
Company information
Name: ETNA Software
Address: 6-Liniya V.O. 63, 199048 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4488530
E-mail: info@etnasoft.com
Web-site: www.etnasoft.com
Contact person: Roman Zhukov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: 95
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development outsourcing
Application area: Financial sector
Customers: SogoTrade
Floodlight
Brainware, Inc.
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2.3.35 eVelopers Corp
Company information
Name: eVelopers Corp
Address: 26-Liniya V.O. 15, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3243211
E-mail: sales@evelopers.com
Web-site: www.evelopers.com
Contact person: Andrey Narvsky
Position: COO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 80
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development outsourcing
Application area: Various industries
Customers: LenEnergo
Petmol
Philips
Motorola
Solvo
2.3.36 Exigen Services
Company information
Name: Exigen Services
Address: Pulkovskoe shosse 40/4, 196158 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7025115
E-mail: artem.zhanabaev@exigenservices.com
Web-site: www.exigenservices.com
Contact person: Artem Zhanabaev
Position: Marketing Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 1300
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development outsourcing
Application area: Various industries


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2.3.37 First Implementational Company
Company information
Name: First Implementational Company
Address: Obukhovskoy oborony prospekt 120-B, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 702-99-02, +7(812)3808219
E-mail: info@1-vc.ru
Web-site: www.1-vc.ru
Contact person: Viktor Vityuk
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2005
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: 1C franchisee
Application area: ERP
Customers: Pharmacy retail chain "100 roads"
Caterpillar
2.3.38 First Line Software
Company information
Name: First Line Software
Address: Rentgena street 5a, 197101 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3365533
E-mail: sales@firstlinesoftware.com
Web-site: www.firstlinesoftware.com
Contact person: Alexander Pozdniakov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2009
Headcount: 300
Share of export, %: 75
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Various industries
Customers: Bonnier
Tupperware
ClickSquared
Soccex.com
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2.3.39 Hydrotechnologies
Company information
Name: Hydrotechnologies
Address: Babushkina street 36/1-K, suite 3N, 192171 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)5745584
E-mail: haidrotek@mail.ru
Web-site: www.hydrotec.ru
Contact person: Tatyana Skvorcova
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2006
Headcount: 8
Share of export, %: 1
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Hydro-power data and modelling services
Application area: Hydro-power generation
Customers: Gazprom
Transneft
2.3.40 HyperMethod
Company information
Name: HyperMethod
Address: Obukhovskoy oborony prospekt 271, office 1125, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3808877
E-mail: office@learnware.ru
Web-site: www.learnware.ru
Contact person: Yuriy Perepelicyn
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1992
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: 15
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Distant learning services, web-design
Application area: Education
Customers: Gazprom
Philip Morris
MSU
Adidas


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2.3.41 I-Free
Company information
Name: I-Free
Address: Bolshoy prospekt PS, bld. 29 , 197198 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 438 16 78
E-mail: dub-rov@i-free.com
Web-site: www.i-free.com
Contact person: Sophia Dubovskikh
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2001
Headcount: 700
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Mobile &NFC technologies, electronic payments
Application area: B2C content provider
Customers: Tele 2
Samsung
GM Money Bank
SEB
2.3.42 Intel Software
Company information
Name: Intel Software
Address: Leninsky prospekt 160 a, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(495)6414500
E-mail: mikhail.a.rybakov@intel.com
Web-site: www.intel.com
Contact person: Mikhail Rybakov
Position: PR manager for CIS
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 350
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development tools
Application area: Embedded devices
Customers: Intel



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2.3.43 Intelligence-Soft
Company information
Name: Intelligence-Soft
Address: Nekrasova street 40, 4th floor, office 21, 191014 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)5793637
E-mail: info@intsoft.spb.ru
Web-site: www.intsoft.spb.ru
Contact person: Aleksandr Butovskiy
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1994
Headcount: 10
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: PLM
Application area: Solid state modelling
Customers: MarketAccess Communications, Inc.
IMAGETEQ Technologies, Inc.
PM Branding Corp.
The Thomas Murray Group
PRONOE Mechanical Engineering
2.3.44 IPI-Tech
Company information
Name: IPI-Tech
Address: Obukhovskoy oborony prospekt 70/2, Business-incubator "Ingria", Saint
Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6111134
E-mail: ms@ipi-tech.ru
Web-site: www.ipi-tech.ru
Contact person: Mikhail Sosenko
Position: Marketing Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2007
Headcount: 5
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IPI management
Application area: n/a
Customers: Raiffeisen Bank
Gazprom


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2.3.45 Jensen Technologies
Company information
Name: Jensen Technologies
Address: Vassiljevsky Island, Line 7, 76, office 107, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 325-13-06
E-mail: info@jensen.ru
Web-site: n/a
Contact person: Maxim Popov
Position: Business Development Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2004
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: DDC of Jensen
Application area: Software development outsourcing
Customers: Jensen
2.3.46 JetBrains
Company information
Name: JetBrains
Address: Universitetskaya emb., 7-9-11/5, 199034 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 3801641
E-mail: alexander.morozov@jetbrains.com
Web-site: www.jetbrains.com
Contact person: Alevande Morozov
Position: Marketing manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: n/a
Headcount: 70
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IntelliJ IDEA
Application area: Java, Web, .Net development
Customers: Quest Software
Boeing
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2.3.47 KAMIS
Company information
Name: KAMIS
Address: Alexander Nevsky str. 9, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 274-35-22
E-mail: y.loshak@kamis.ru
Web-site: www.kamis.ru
Contact person: Yury Loshak
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: n/a
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Electronic depositories, portal development
Application area: Museums
Customers: Kremlin Museum
Museum of Karelia
2.3.48 Kodeks
Company information
Name: Kodeks
Address: Instrumentalnaya street 3, 197376 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7407876
E-mail: spb@kodeks.ru
Web-site: www.kodeks.ru
Contact person: Sergey Tikhomirov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 700
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Tech-Expert, Kodeks
Application area: Legal data bases, technical regulatory data
Customers: Gazprom
Russian Railways


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2.3.49 Korus Consulting
Company information
Name: Korus Consulting
Address: Maliy prospect V.O. 54, block 4, TRANSAS business center, Saint Petersburg,
Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 677-56-90
E-mail: svronskaya@korusconsulting.ru
Web-site: Www.korusconsulting.ru
Contact person: Svetlana Vronskaya
Position: PR Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 440
Share of export, %: 15
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IT-services
Application area: IT system integration, outsourcing of IT-services
Customers: State ministries and agencies
OKEY
Post of Russia
2.3.50 Lanit-Terkom
Company information
Name: Lanit-Terkom
Address: Universitetsky prospekt 28, Peterhof, 198504 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4284194
E-mail: contact@lanit-tercom.com
Web-site: www.lanit-tercom.com
Contact person: Andrey Terekhov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 350
Share of export, %: 50
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Industries
Customers: Laerdal
Citi Bank
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2.3.51 Leaves
Company information
Name: Leaves
Address: Obvodny canal embankment, P.O. Box 226, 192019 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4497383
E-mail: Info@leaves.ru
Web-site: www.leaves.ru
Contact person: Leonid Dzhurinskiy
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 25
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Billing systems
Application area: Consulting
Customers: Vodokanal
Government of St. Petersburg
Gazprom
RosAgro
2.3.52 Linux-ink
Company information
Name: Linux-ink
Address: 6th line V.O. 61, office 402, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 448-54-07
E-mail: info@linux-ink.ru
Web-site: www.linux-ink.ru
Contact person: n/a
Position: n/a
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1993
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Development and support of open source software
Application area: Various sectors
Customers: Ministry of Communications and Mass Media
Lenenergo, Sberbank
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2.3.53 LinuxWizard
Company information
Name: LinuxWizard
Address: Stachek street 47A, 1 floor, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7027090
E-mail: GO@linuxwizard.ru
Web-site: www.linuxwizard.ru
Contact person: Stanislav Makogon
Position: Project Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2007
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 9
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: GET-Work.biz, GET-Combi.biz
Application area: PM consulting
Customers: Schools of St. Petersburg
2.3.54 Luxoft
Company information
Name: Luxoft
Address: Sverdlovskaya nab. 44, liter , 195027 St. Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 458 7016; +7 (812) 458 7017
E-mail: info@luxoft.com, LuxoftMarketing@luxoft.com
Web-site: www.luxoft.com
Contact person: n/a
Position: n/a
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2004
Headcount: 550+
Share of export, %: 0%
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IT Outsourcing Services (Application Development and Maintenance, Product
Engineering Services, Quality Assurance, Process Consulting)
Application area: IT Outsourcing
Customers: Deutsche Bank
UBS
Harman
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2.3.55 Mir Design
Company information
Name: Mir Design
Address: Konnogvardeysky bd. 7, 190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 571-00-05
E-mail: info@mirdesign.ru
Web-site: www.mirdesign.ru
Contact person: Maksim Danilyan
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2005
Headcount: 10
Share of export, %: 20
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Web-design and development
Application area: n/a
Customers: Ilim Timber


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2.3.56 Mobitech
Company information
Name: Mobitech
Address: Magnitogorskaja street 30, suite 815, 195027 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3331869
E-mail: info@mobitechnologies.com
Web-site: www.mobitechnologies.com
Contact person: Artem Andreev
Position: Chief Marketing Officer
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: VAS platform and applications
Application area: Mobile telecom operators
Customers: n/a
2.3.57 Murano Software
Company information
Name: Murano Software
Address: Bolshoi Sampsonievsky prospekt 32, 199034 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 324 77 28
E-mail: info@muranosoft.com
Web-site: www.muranosoft.com
Contact person: Valeria Sinitskaya
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: n/a
Headcount: 40
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Outsourcing of DDC
Customers: Telligent
Microsoft
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2.3.58 Nevosoft
Company information
Name: Nevosoft
Address: Bolshoi Sampsonievsky prospekt 38-40, liter A, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: n/a
E-mail: julia.l@nevosoft.ru
Web-site: www.nevosoft.ru
Contact person: Julia Lebedeva
Position: n/a
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Games
Application area: Land Grabbers, Pioneer Land, City Cat
Customers: n/a
2.3.59 OKTET Labs
Company information
Name: OKTET Labs
Address: Krasnoputilovskaya street 5, 198152 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7846591
E-mail: info@oktetlabs.ru
Web-site: www.oktetlabs.ru
Contact person: Piotr Lavrov
Position: Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 60
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Outsourcing of software development
Application area: Embedded systems
Customers: n/a


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2.3.60 OpenWayGroup
Company information
Name: OpenWayGroup
Address: Petrogradskaya emb., 36, 197101 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 324 48 98
E-mail: cis@openwaygroup.com
Web-site: www.openwaygroup.com
Contact person: Michael Alexeyev
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1995
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Payment processing software
Application area: Visa Global, MasterCard Global
Customers: Equens
Comdata (Ceridian Corp.)
Banksys (ATOS)
2.3.61 Oracle Spb
Company information
Name: Oracle Spb
Address: 10th Krasnoarmeyskaya street 22a, 190103, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3346000
E-mail: marina.savinova@oracle.com
Web-site: www.oracle.com
Contact person: Marina Savinova
Position: PR manager for CIS
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1994
Headcount: 300
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Data-bases development and management
Application area: Various industries
Customers: Oracle



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2.3.62 Paladin Invent
Company information
Name: Paladin Invent
Address: 13-Liniya V.O. 6-8, office 46-N, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3288024
E-mail: sales@paladin-invent.com
Web-site: www.paladin-invent.com
Contact person: Dmitriy Barashkin
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 90
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IT-consulting, system integration
Application area: Various industries
Customers: Bank of Russia
Alfa Bank
Volvo
Sokos Holet
Nokia
2.3.63 Peter-Service
Company information
Name: Peter-Service
Address: Shpalernaya street 36, 191123 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3261299
E-mail: sales@billing.ru
Web-site: www.billing.ru
Contact person: Igor Gorkov
Position: Managing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1992
Headcount: 900
Share of export, %: 20
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Billing systems
Application area: Telecom
Customers: Megafon
MTS
Vodafone
Turkcell
Rostelecom


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2.3.64 Petrosoft
Company information
Name: Petrosoft
Address: Obukhovskoy Oborony prospekt 86-K, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6765342
E-mail: info@petrosoft.su
Web-site: www.petrosoft.su
Contact person: Aleksey Borisenko
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 7
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Outsourcing of software development
Application area: GIS
Customers: n/a
2.3.65 Piter-Soft
Company information
Name: Piter-Soft
Address: Vsevoloda Vishnevskogo street 12, 197136 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3330860
E-mail: info@piter-soft.ru
Web-site: www.piter-soft.ru
Contact person: Yuriy Romanov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2005
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 8
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: PeterSoft (process management)
Application area: Consulting
Customers: Ilim Timber
Tauras Fenix
Factoria-Trade
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2.3.66 Prolog Development Center Spb
Company information
Name: Prolog Development Center Spb
Address: 5-ya Sovetskaya street 45, office 102, 191024 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7103843
E-mail: sales@pdc.spb.su
Web-site: www.visual-prolog.com
Contact person: Viktor Yukhtenko
Position: Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1993
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 98
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Visual prolog development center
Application area: Visualisation
Customers: n/a
2.3.67 Promt
Company information
Name: Promt
Address: Dobrolubova prospekt 16A (Arena Hall business center, building 2), 197198
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6110050
E-mail: pr@promt.ru
Web-site: www.promt.ru
Contact person: Svetlana Sokolova
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Morpho-syntax analyse
Application area: On-line auto-translation
Customers: MMC Norilsk Nickel
Gazprom
Lukoil
Adobe
PayPal


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2.3.68 Qbix
Company information
Name: Qbix
Address: Zastavskaya str. 23, business-center AVIATOR, 196084 Saint Petersburg,
Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 303 90 66
E-mail: oksana.homina@qbix.ru
Web-site: www.qbix.ru
Contact person: Oksana Homina
Position: Business development
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 30
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development and integration
Application area: Various industries
Customers: Yota
General Motors
RosLogistics
2.3.69 Quest Software Spb
Company information
Name: Quest Software Spb
Address: Sedova st. 11-A, business centre 'Evrika', office 529, 193019 Saint Petersburg,
Russia
Telephone: 7(812) 332-03-00
E-mail: taisia.avrutova@quest.com
Web-site: www.quest.com
Contact person: Taissia Avrutova
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2005
Headcount: 300
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: DDC of Quest Software
Application area: Software development outsourcing
Customers: Quest Software



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2.3.70 Reksoft
Company information
Name: Reksoft
Address: Parkhomenko prospekt 10A, 194156 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3252100
E-mail: rfi@reksoft.com
Web-site: www.reksoft.com
Contact person: Alexander Egorov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 350
Share of export, %: 70
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development services
Application area: Telecom and various industries
Customers: FXDD
Mavenir Systems
Tieto
Infor
Mazda
2.3.71 Reshenie
Company information
Name: Reshenie
Address: Smolenskaya 9, office 315, 196084 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3375497
E-mail: info@reshenie.spb.ru
Web-site: www.reshenie.spb.ru
Contact person: Irina Khusainova
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 20
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Information management systems
Application area: Healthcare, retail and finance
Customers: First Pavlov State Medical University of St.Petersburg
St.Petersburg State Pediatric Academy


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2.3.72 Rosbi Inform Co
Company information
Name: Rosbi Inform Co
Address: P.O.Box 7, Hersonskiy proezd 2, 119167 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3278586
E-mail: rsb_info@rosbi.ru
Web-site: www.rosbi.ru
Contact person: Eugene Fitasov
Position: CTO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1990
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Applications development and maintenance
Application area: Traffic instection
Customers: Administration of the Governor's Office of St.Petersburg
Drugstores in St.Petersburg (260)
Drugstores in Moscow (550)
Federal Treasury in St.Petersburg
2.3.73 RuNetSoft
Company information
Name: RuNetSoft
Address: Kirochnaya street 19, office 26, 190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)2720326
E-mail: mailbox@runetsoft.ru
Web-site: www.runetsoft.ru
Contact person: Aleksey Kireenko
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Web-design and support, RNS Web
Application area: CRM
Customers: Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
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2.3.74 SalD
Company information
Name: SalD
Address: Blagodatnaya str. 34, 196105 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 336-37-39
E-mail: id@sald.ru
Web-site: www.sald.ru
Contact person: Igor Danilov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Anti-malware protection, information security
Application area: Software development for Dr.Web family
Customers: Dr.Web
2.3.75 Sfera
Company information
Name: Sfera
Address: Obvodny Canal embankment 134-138, 190020 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6775592
E-mail: 1C@sfera-it.com
Web-site: www.sfera-it.com
Contact person: Aleksandr Vorobyev
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2007
Headcount: 10
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: 1 franchisee
Application area: ERP
Customers: TwoChopsticks
Ideal cup


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2.3.76 SMTsoft
Company information
Name: SMTsoft
Address: Obukhovskoy Oborony prospekt 70/2, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3094914
E-mail: sale@smtsoft.ru
Web-site: www.smtsoft.ru
Contact person: Igor Sugnach
Position: General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: 70
Share of export, %: 30
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: FreshOffice
Application area: CRM for Media
Customers: Agima
Chief Time
PROEKTOVGRAD
2.3.77 SoftBusinessConsulting
Company information
Name: SoftBusinessConsulting
Address: Kronstadtskaya 3, suite 17, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7833277
E-mail: avs@sbconsulting.ru
Web-site: www.sbconsulting.ru
Contact person: Alexander Starshinin
Position: General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 2
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: IT consulting, IT outsourcing
Application area: Telecom
Customers: Maxx Intermodal Systems
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2.3.78 Soft-Consult
Company information
Name: Soft-Consult
Address: Gzhatskaya street 27A, Room 201, 195220 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)5348481
E-mail: samochadin@soft-consult.ru
Web-site: www.soft-consult.ru
Contact person: Aleksandr Samochadin
Position: General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2001
Headcount: 15
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Customer applications development
Application area: Various industries
Customers: Megafon
Peterstar
DorStroyProject
2.3.79 Soft-Impact
Company information
Name: Soft-Impact
Address: P.O. Box 83, 194156 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3204390
E-mail: contact@softimpact.ru
Web-site: www.softimpact.ru
Contact person: Roman Talalaev
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1996
Headcount: 30
Share of export, %: 60
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: CGSM modelling
Application area: Semicondustor industry
Customers: The University of Texas
Fox Group Corp
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg


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2.3.80 SoftJoys Labs
Company information
Name: SoftJoys Labs
Address: Birzhevaya liniya 14, 199034 Saint Petersburg Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 331-99-07, +7 (812) 373-96-20
E-mail: alexander.andreev@softjoys.com
Web-site: www.softjoys.com
Contact person: Alexander Andreyev
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1989
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 100
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: VoIP
Application area: n/a
Customers: MajicJack
2.3.81 Softland
Company information
Name: Softland
Address: Kantemirovskaya street 12, 194100 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7030903
E-mail: support@softland.ru
Web-site: www.softland.ru
Contact person: Aleksey Alekseev
Position: Deputy General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: 40
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Automation
Application area: Telecom
Customers: Lukoil
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2.3.82 Solvo
Company information
Name: Solvo
Address: Kolomiazhski prospekt 33A, 197341 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6060555
E-mail: sales@solvo.ru
Web-site: www.solvo.ru
Contact person: Elena Grebenschikova
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1995
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Stock management systems
Application area: Logistics (ports, warehouses)
Customers: Baltika
Vimm Bill Dann
Pepsico
Vitek
Shatura Mebel
2.3.83 Sotis
Company information
Name: Sotis
Address: Fokina street 2, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3204923
E-mail: info@sotis-it.ru
Web-site: www.sotis-it.ru
Contact person: Vladimir Stepanov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2006
Headcount: 20
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Book-keeping automation
Application area: ERP
Customers: YIT Lentek
AgroBalt Trade
Monia grondiosa
Lanck Telecom
Ionto Technology


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2.3.84 SP.ARM
Company information
Name: SP.ARM
Address: 1st line 52, V.O., Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7 (812) 328-77-04
E-mail: info@sparm.com
Web-site: www.sparm.com
Contact person: n/a
Position: n/a
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1988
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: ERP systems for medical departments
Application area: Medicine
Customers: Clinics
2.3.85 Spb Software
Company information
Name: Spb Software
Address: Vasi Alexeyeva str. 6, 198188, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 3356993
E-mail: pr@spb.com
Web-site: www.spbsoftware.com
Contact person: Olga Stadle
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1999
Headcount: n/a
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software applications for mobile devices
Application area: Mobile TV, 3D video
Customers: Yandex
Microsoft
Huawei
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2.3.86 Speech Technology Center
Company information
Name: Speech Technology Center
Address: Krasutskogo street 4, 196084 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3258848
E-mail: stc-spb@speechpro.com
Web-site: www.speechpro.com
Contact person: Mikhail Khitrov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1992
Headcount: 350
Share of export, %: n/a
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Speech recognition and synthesis
Application area: Voice integration
Customers: Sberbank
Trans Telecom
Underground railway systems
2.3.87 SpetsTek
Company information
Name: SpetsTek
Address: Akademika Pavlova street 7A, 197022 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3294560
E-mail: sales@spectec.ru
Web-site: www.spectec.ru
Contact person: Vladimir Iorsh
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 60
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: TRIM corporative information systems
Application area: ERP
Customers: Columbia Shipmanagement
Texas Nafta Industries
INOK B. V.
Tarn Tank A.S.


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2.3.88 SWD Software
Company information
Name: SWD Software
Address: Vnukovskaya street 2, 196210 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6110751
E-mail: marketing.qnx@swd.ru
Web-site: www.swd.ru
Contact person: Sergey Cvetkov
Position: Marketing Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 20
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: OS QNX
Application area: OS for embedded systems of high fidelity
Customers: SURGUTNEFTEGAS
MMK
Russian Railways
AtomEnergoProject
2.3.89 TASC-Media
Company information
Name: TASC-Media
Address: Aviatsionnaya street 9-A, office 8-N, 196066 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(921)9885119
E-mail: is@tasc-media.ru
Web-site: www.tasc-media.ru
Contact person: Demetrius Korotkov
Position: Chief Designer/Partner
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 11
Share of export, %: 50
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Web-design and development
Application area: Telecom, e-Commerce, advertising
Customers: n/a



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2.3.90 Telda
Company information
Name: Telda
Address: Beloostrovskaya street 25 K2, 197342 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7185665
E-mail: telda@telda.ru
Web-site: www.telda.ru
Contact person: Radiy Podguzov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1993
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Emergency communication systems
Application area: Telecom
Customers: RusHydro
Ministry of the interior of Russia
EMERCOM
2.3.91 Tillypad
Company information
Name: Tillypad
Address: Yakhtennaya str. 22a, block 1, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7403015
E-mail: info@tillypad.ru
Web-site: www.tillypad.ru
Contact person: Igor Postnikov
Position: Business Development Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 60
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Tillypad- management system
Application area: Restaurants
Customers: Bubble Mania
Strike Zone
Warsteiner Forum


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2.3.92 TopPlan
Company information
Name: TopPlan
Address: Tsiolkovskogo street 15, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)7401410
E-mail: support@topplan.ru
Web-site: www.topplan.ru
Contact person: Vasiliy Pavlov
Position: Deputy General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 20
Share of export, %: 5
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: E-maps, GIS
Application area: Traffic monitoring, navigation
Customers: Ford Motor Company
Pfleiderer
Philip Morris
Siemens Nixdorf
General satellite
2.3.93 Transas Technologies
Company information
Name: Transas Technologies
Address: Maly prospekt V.O. 54-4, 199178 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3253131
E-mail: tt@transas.com
Web-site: www.transasmarine.com
Contact person: Vladimir Ponomarev
Position: Managing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1993
Headcount: 306
Share of export, %: 78
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: 3D image processing and synthesis, maritime navigation
Application area: Virtual reality
Customers: A. P. Moller Maersk
Canada Maritime
Chilean Navy
Red Funnel
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2.3.94 Trinet
Company information
Name: Trinet
Address: Finlandsky av. 4a, office 231, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3038743
E-mail: dmitrym@trinet.ru
Web-site: www.trinet.ru
Contact person: Dmitriy Mironov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 99
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Web-design and support
Application area: Internet marketing, entertainment
Customers: Gazprom
MTS
Kronwerk Cinema
2.3.95 T-Systems
Company information
Name: T-Systems
Address: 13-Liniya V.O. 14-B, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)6776686
E-mail: Stanislava.Makovskaya@t-systems.ru
Web-site: www.t-systems.ru
Contact person: Stanislava Makavskaya
Position: Marketing Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1995
Headcount: 500
Share of export, %: 50
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Software development and IT services
Application area: Telecom
Customers: Deutsche Telekom
Volkswagen
Daimler


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2.3.96 Tune-it
Company information
Name: Tune-it
Address: 10th Krasnoarmeyskaya street 22A, office 60, 190103 Saint Petersburg,
Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3254440
E-mail: info@tune-it.ru
Web-site: www.tune-it.ru
Contact person: Dmitriy Sheshukov
Position: Marketing Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1991
Headcount: 40
Share of export, %: 10
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: CRM, Workflow
Application area: CRM
Customers: MTS
Oracle
Huawei
KIT-Finance
Bank Saint Petersburg
2.3.97 VIAcode
Company information
Name: VIAcode
Address: Blokhina street 9, Business center "Kronwerk", Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4413452
E-mail: info@viacode.ru
Web-site: www.viacode.ru
Contact person: Roman Yuferev
Position: Business Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2002
Headcount: 100
Share of export, %:
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Customer applications development
Application area: Banking, finance, IT
Customers: Microsoft
JP Morgan Chase
Tymetrix
Citigroup
Bank of America



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2.3.98 Videotest
Company information
Name: Videotest
Address: Dvinskaya str. 10, block 2, P.O. Box 61, 198035 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)4909918
E-mail: office@videotest.ru
Web-site: www.videotest.ru
Contact person: Valeriy Panteleev
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 1990
Headcount: 50
Share of export, %: 20
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Microscope Image analysis
Application area: Biology, genetics, material science
Customers: NizhnePharm
NLMK
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
MSU
2.3.99 WaveAcces
Company information
Name: WaveAcces
Address: Bolshaya Morskaya street 19, office 4d, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3268626
E-mail: info@wave-access.com
Web-site: www.wave-access.com
Contact person: Ilya Feigin
Position: CTO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2000
Headcount: 120
Share of export, %: 80
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Microsoft Dynamics Customisation
Application area: Enterprise Internet solutions
Customers: Microsoft
Thomson Reuters
Aderant
Volvo


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2.3.100 WebCom
Company information
Name: WebCom
Address: 8th Krasnoarmeyskaya street 10, office 30A, 190103 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3138899
E-mail: info@artw.ru
Web-site: www.artw.ru
Contact person: Maksim Laschevskiy
Position: Marketing Manager
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2001
Headcount: 20
Share of export, %: 99
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Maestro
Application area: Web-sites generation
Customers: OJSC Rostelecom North-West Branch
Mavis
InterZet
Yellow Pages
2.3.101 Westconcept
Company information
Name: Westconcept
Address: Bumazhnaya street 9, 190020 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3090654
E-mail: ksanin@westconcept.ru
Web-site: www.westconcept.ru
Contact person: Kyrill Sanin
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 70
Share of export, %: 95
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: System integration
Application area: ERP
Customers: PetroService
Speech Technology Center
Alpa
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2.3.102 Yumasoft
Company information
Name: Yumasoft
Address: 6-Liniya V.O. 59/1, 199048 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3340805
E-mail: sales_europe@yumasoft.com
Web-site: www.yumasoft.com
Contact person: Nikolay Rogozhnikov
Position: CEO
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2003
Headcount: 40
Share of export, %: 80
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Custom software development
Application area: Hospitality, IT, media
Customers: Productive Edge
Veriforce
Udutu
IT Retail Inc.
Antera Software USA Inc.
2.3.103 Zed Russia
Company information
Name: Zed Russia
Address: Smolenka River embankment 14, office 36, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812)3310363
E-mail: Russia@zed.com
Web-site: www.zed.com
Contact person: Sergey Oleinikov
Position: Deputy General Director
Key figures
Year of foundation: 2001
Headcount: 70
Share of export, %: 20
Products & focus/experience
Sphere of activity: Zed Russia OS
Application area: Platform for mobile communications
Customers: Yandex
Samsung
Intel
Pulkovo
Neval


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3. Promising startups from Business
Incubator Ingria
3.1 Companies A to Z
3.1.1 CG Promo .......................................................................................................................... 101
3.1.2 Gorizonty Rosta ................................................................................................................. 102
3.1.3 iVilka .................................................................................................................................. 103
3.1.4 Octopod ............................................................................................................................. 104
3.1.5 SeeMedia ........................................................................................................................... 105
3.1.6 Webnotifier ....................................................................................................................... 106




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3.1.1 CG Promo

The company Group PROMO is a creative agency which provides a full range of
on-line marketing and successfully promotes companies in Internet: website
creation, SMM, SEO, promotion in blogs and on forums.

Potential clients: The clients portfolio includes companies from different spheres and of
different sizes, including large, middle-sized companies and startups.

Value proposition: The company helps to:
Promote websites, new products and services, special programs in Internet
Increase sales through Internet
Attract traffic to websites
Estimate on-line advertisement effectiveness.

References: Company was founded in 2009
Professional team with more than 5-year experience in the field of IT,
application development and marketing
Company is an official partner of the leading companies on the Internet-
advertisement and software market
CG PROMO is an official partner of vkontakte.ru and St. Petersburg
International Economic Forum
Clients portfolio includes: Microsoft, KFC/Pizza Hut, Oracle, hh.ru

Contacts: Tel.: +7 (812) 907-50-36
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3.1.2 Gorizonty Rosta


The company develops and implements business solutions for business
processes managing, planning and control:
Go-System: Repair, construction and project management
Go-RFID: automatic system for identification, tracking and control of
industrial equipment used in the aggressive environments
Go-Base: on-line database of equipment and components which unites
producers and customers. The system is used for the quick search and
selection of equipment, components, products and materials for
companies from all over the world. It can be integrated with ERP and RFID.

Potential clients: Go-Base can be effectively used in:
Oil recovery and refining;
Gas industry;
Oil recovery, petrochemistry;
Chemical production;
Ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy; mining;
Machine and instrument engineering;
Industrial and civil construction;
Any industrial enterprise which wants to buy equipment on better
conditions.

Value proposition: The companys product helps clients to:
Search and buy necessary equipment, components, parts according to
many optimal parameters
Increase the number of customers and partners
Increase sales
Place and promote new products and services on the global market

References: About company:
Founded in 2009;
Professional team with more than 10-year experience of software
development and implementation.
Clients include Tatneft JSC, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk Ltd., TMS Group JSC
Implemented projects:
Project and construction management automation in the vertically
integrated oil company;
Automatic generating and visualization of models based on the attributive
information;
RFID-technology: corporate project on identification of the equipment
used in the aggressive environment;
Localization and adaptation of software for examination of drill pipe,
pump-compressor tube and other equipment.

Contacts: Tel.: +7 (812) 385-05-00
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3.1.3 iVilka

The company offers restaurants, bars and cafes a tablet-based interactive
menu system integrated with most of the existing restaurant automatization
systems as well as a pager system for waiters.
Potential clients: Restaurants, bars and cafes

Value proposition: The company provides electronic menu management system which:
Allows guests to select dishes, look though photos, read information and
guests feedback, comment on dishes in social networks. Moreover, a
guest may pay with e-money.
Waiters receive information on any guests activity on pager which
significantly saves wait time.
Restaurant manager can change menu online and use embedded tools for
promotion of dishes.

Contacts: Tel.: +7 (812) 640-01-39
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3.1.4 Octopod


The Octopod Platform for building corporate and consumer mobile
applications is a universal set of tools for cross-platform mobile application
development.

Potential clients: The Octopod Platform can be effectively used in corporate mobile application
development by:
Independent software vendors;
In-house developers teams;
Outsource teams
.
Value proposition: The Octopod Platform helps its clients to:
Reduce time and cost of improvements and software configuration for
each ISV client;
Accelerate application development and simplify deployment of new
functionality for in-house development teams;
Provide outsource teams significant competitive advantage, reducing the
cost of the whole cycle of production of custom software.

References: The Octopod Platform has been aprobated on several projects since 2007;
Among the companys clients are NevaFilm, DocsVision and
Manzana Group.

Contacts: Tel.: +7 (812) 324-26-94
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3.1.5 SeeMedia


SeeMedia was founded in 2011 with the aim of helping people organize
workshops and online trainings easier. The service is designed for teachers and
instructors of educational and training organizations to hold seminars and
trainings. Currently, the company released a beta version of the service and
attracted 9,000 users.

Potential clients: During the first year the targeted audience will be trainers and instructors of
training and consulting organizations of Moscow and St. Petersburg (about
5,000 companies).
Targeted audience profile: trainer, coach, entrepreneur holding two or more
trainings a week in Moscow and St. Petersburg and experiencing problems
with efficiency, companys or team training organization efficiency.

Value proposition: Using a lot of different internet services for organization of trainings takes a lot
of time and increases costs of workshops or trainings.
SeeMedia provides a universal online service for organization of trainings:
On-line registration for training;
E-mail and SMS mailout;
Acceptance of payments via Internet;
Online seminars and webinars.

References: The company offers universal tool for organizing and holding of trainings and
webinars:
A package proposal which reduces training costs, as well as a complete set
of tools to start your own business training without initial investment;
Free platform for webinars and online broadcasts for unlimited number of
participants.

Contacts: Tel.: +7 (911) 900-45-91
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3.1.6 Webnotifier


The company provides instant delivery of user targeted information to achieve
awareness and efficient feedback right to the browser without installing
additional software on user side.

Potential clients: Wireless and Broadband operators

Value proposition: Benefits to operators:
Increasing cash flow from customers, ARPU growth, increasing loyalty, new
service creation.
Easy new applications and cases development in the future:
Airport Customer Care. Inform passengers about flight details and
condition changing;
Cafe chain. Special offer promotion, call waiters, service quality feedback,
ad.

References: Founded in 2009
Big experience in product marketing and development. SpeedFly - Mobile
Traffic Optimization SaaS service for Internet surfers via USB modems
(MTS, Beeline, MegaFon, SkyLink, Yota, BWC)
Webnotifier ready to ship product tested on high load live network
(SpeedFly)
Many open trial zone in wireless and broadband operators (Yota, Tiera,
Obit, MegaFon)
Recent international activity (Elisa, DNA (Finland)
First customer: MegaFon Nord-West branch, one of the biggest GSM/3G
mobile operators in Russia

Contacts: Tel.: +7 (921) 934-77-59
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