An expert from Rostelecom told KBSU students about technological trends in 2021

Release date: 03.02.2021


100 future IT-specialists — students of the Institute of Informatics, Electronics and Robotics of the Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H.M. Berbekov (KBSU) — gained valuable knowledge about the mainstream in the digital world. Kirill Menshov, Senior Vice President for Information Technology of PJSC Rostelecom, delivered an online lecture on technology trends in 2021.

“The priority area of ​​our activity as a telecom operator is the provision of digital services, but not only. Rostelecom is a socially oriented company, so we take responsibility for supporting the implementation of projects and initiatives that touch upon topics that are important to society. The organization and conduct of such lectures is our contribution to the education of young people, who will soon be at the helm of the country’s technological development,» — commented Barasbi Mashukov, Director of the Kabardino-Balkarian branch of PJSC Rostelecom.
The online lecture touched on a number of the currently most important technological areas of development in Russia and in the world. Kirill Menshov in an accessible form told the students and teachers of the university about the key trends in the IT industry and telecom companies, about changes in the investment policy of technological organizations, and much more.

Since the world is rapidly developing and changing technologies, programmers constantly need to update the baggage of their competencies. You can replenish them in the database of publicly available educational courses or on the Rostelecom-Lyceum platform. Students need to instill the skill of teamwork, as is the case with hackathons, startups, accelerators, team development, which can be easily combined with training. The best thing is to immerse yourself in the desired professional environment as early as possible, to study basic knowledge and approaches, preferably a year before graduation, to already know in which direction to move, choose a company, an organization where you would like to go to work, go to the «Open Day» , complete the internship.

At the end of the lecture, Kirill Menshov answered all the students’ questions and shared the «secret» of a successful programmer:

“It is necessary to discover the facets in yourself that are usually not characteristic of a typical IT specialist. In order to remain a successful and in-demand specialist in the modern world, you need to be sociable, be able to work in a team, master all basic technologies, always learn, learn something new, be active — look for ways for your own development yourself, ”Menshov emphasized.
Rostelecom conducts digital education on an ongoing basis in all regions of the Southern Federal District and the North Caucasus Federal District. The company’s experts, even under the constraints caused by the pandemic, organize online lectures and master classes for students of leading regional universities, visitors to the Quantorium children’s technology parks and students of secondary schools. Last year, a company in the Rostov Region implemented a large-scale Digital Education program, which was developed for Rostov students. The experts of the company took part in it as lecturers. This year Rostelecom intends to launch the project in other regions of the South.

“Thanks to Rostelecom for organizing such an interesting lecture. This is a great opportunity to hear from a high-level professional what direction it is better for students to move and what competencies to build in order to build a successful career in the field of information technology. In addition, meetings with potential employers are an important component of the university’s work,” — noted Natalya Cherkesova, Director of the Institute of Informatics, Electronics and Robotics at KBSU.
At the end of the meeting, a proposal was made to hold a series of lectures on global technological trends and achievements in telecommunications and it-spheres, but already offline, after the restrictions associated with the pandemic were lifted.