CFC Big Ideas supported Google Ukraine in promoting the Digital Sprinters framework at the StratgEast State and IT Eurasian Forum.
The StrategEast State and IT Eurasian Forum is an annual event, held in one of the Eurasian capitals, that serves as a unique platform for dialogue between governments and leaders of the IT industry. This year, the forum took place on 9-10 November in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, with the Lead topic: Development Through Collaboration.
The Forum brought together senior representatives of governments of the USA, EU, Eurasian and Baltic states and high-level representatives of the global IT companies, VC funds, investment banks from the region. Participants had an opportunity to discuss what needs to be done to enhance the innovative economy across the region and assist Eurasian countries with their integration into the global economy. One of the main focuses was on the challenges and future of the IT sector and the opportunities building digital economy through complex digital changes implementation in all spheres.
“For the last 5 years, we’ve been closely supporting our partner’s digital transformation of Ukrainian regions that in 2021 evolved into a new opportunity for the country as a whole. This year, Ukraine became one of the Google Digital Sprinters – a part of a promising initiative for the emerging markets.“, said Oleksi Syvak, Partner and GR Director at CFC Big Ideas.
Digital Sprinters is a framework that offers a practical plan for countries to accelerate digital transformation via policy enactment and step-by-step digital transformation establishment. The framework is based on a comprehensive economic study of the region, and it proposes four key areas for digital acceleration: physical capital, human capital, technology, and competitiveness, as well as up to 13 recommendations for governments, private sector and international organizations to unlock the digital opportunity for economic development.
Digital Sprinters concept provides fruitful ground for further economic growth and digital transformation evolution. Therefore it is important that many of the forum’s participants and high-level stakeholders from governments and industry showed interest to integrate the framework into their digital development strategies.