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15th Annual Survey of the Software
Development Export Industry of Russia
15th Annual Survey of the Software
Development Export Industry of Russia
15th Annual Survey of the
Software Development
Export Industry of Russia


The Board is a permanent collegial body of RUSSOFT management. The Board consists of thirteen members – representatives of the legal entities – the actual RUSSOFT members: Chair of the Board and 12 Board members, including the President of RUSSOFT. Every member of RUSSOFT has one casting vote. Chair of the Board has an equal voice with other members of the Board.

Under the purview of the Board:

  • Admitting and expelling companies from RUSSOFT;
  • Setting annual membership fees;
  • RUSSOFT participation in other organizations;
  • Establishing subsidiaries and open RUSSOFT offices;
  • Adoption and correction of the RUSSOFT budget.

The Board meetings are held every month alternately in Moscow and in Saint-Petersburg. The participation in the meetings is open for all the partnership members. For others the participation is available by invitation only.

Valentin Makarov

Graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in 1978. Completed a course of Manchester Business School (MBS) on the privatization of industrial enterprises in 1993 and a course of advanced training at the Diplomatic Academy on international cooperation in 1997. During the decade from 1978 to 1988 was working as a defence enterprise engineer at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. From 1988 to 1992 - secretary of the USSR Mission to UNESCO. From 1992 to 1995 – deputy director of the office of the ‘Interprivatization’ Fund. From 1995 to 1996 - executive director of the Association of Special Economic Zones of Saint-Petersburg. From 1996 to 2000 - Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of Saint-Petersburg. From 1999 – President of ‘Fort-Ross’ - Saint-Petersburg Consortium of software developers, which was transformed into Non-Commercial Partnership ‘RUSSOFT’ after merging with NSDA Association in 2004. Valentin Makarov is also a member of the Board of APKIT, a member of the Expert Council at the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, a member of the IT-Associations at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The leader of the SafeNet working group at the National Technology Initiative.

Tagir Yapparov
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Aplana Group
Председатель Правления РУССОФТ

In 1990 Tagir, together with his university friend Igor Kasimov, founded Information Technologies Company (I.T. Co.), and has headed the company ever since. Today, Aplana Group ranked among the largest Russian IT holdings, national leaders in enterprise software development and IT services.

Mr. Yapparov actively participates in the work of industry associations of Russian IT-market :

  • as a member of Board of Russian non-profit Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT)
  • as a Chairman of RUSSOFT Association
Pavel Adylin
CEO Artezio

Pavel Adylin is CEO and co-founder of Artezio - an ISO 9001:2008 certified software development and consulting company. A specialist with over 25 years of IT experience, succeeded in building a superior team of 400+ professionals. Having started his IT career as a software developer in 1988, Mr. Adylin launched his first start-up in 1993. He has over 20 years of senior management experience in Sales and Marketing. Mr. Adylin graduated from the Moscow Academy of Finance in 1997 and Moscow Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation in 1991 with a Master of Science degree in Electronics. In 2011 Pavel Adylin joined Skolkovo Innovation Center expert team.

Vladimir Rubanov
General Manager at Rosplatforma

Previously, led business and R&D activities at Virtuozzo (Paralells) as VP, at ROSA as President and CTO, at the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPRAS) as Head of Department. Originated joint R&D contracts with the leading international companies (Google, IBM, Intel, Linux Foundation, NEC, Nokia, Samsung, Raiffeisen Bank, VIA Technologies, Vympelcom) to develop advanced technologies in the system software field.

Graduated from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology (aka “Russian MIT”) with absolute honors (MSc). PhD degree in Computer Science. 50+ scientific publications.

Andrew Sviridenko
Founder and Chairman of SPIRIT DSP

Andrew Sviridenko is the Founder and Chairman of SPIRIT DSP. Sviridenko graduated from Moscow State University with honors. In 1992 Sviridenko has founded SPIRIT and by 2012 he led the company to become the global VoIP engines provider, serving more than 1 billion users in 100 countries.

In 2011 he founded VideoMost that built video conferencing server with PC and mobile clients. In 2018 SPIRIT has released enterprise mobile messenger TeamSpirit.IM.

Oleg Nishonov
Executive Vice President of NP Consortium Kodeks

Oleg Nishonov has been working in the group of companies Kodeks since 1997.

He is engaged in issues of legal support and state regulation of the industry. Participated in the branch exters panel on the development of Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, etc. In 2009-11, Arbitration assessor of the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region.

Member of various working groups attached to the Ministry of Communications of Russia. In the Board of NP "RUSSOFT" from 2013.

Alexander Egorov
CEO Reksoft

Alexander Egorov co-founded Reksoft in 1991 with two university friends. As CEO from the company’s inception, he oversaw the growth of the business from a small start-up to a professional software engineering services company with more than 350 employees worldwide.

With over 20 years’ experience leading the expert team at Reksoft, Alexander has unparalleled professional knowledge of the global software engineering and outsourcing business.

Alexander holds an MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics."

Aleksandr Andreev
CEO SoftJoys

Extensive experience in building technology startups and venture capital investments with the goal of bringing Russian companies to world markets. SoftJoys has a unique experience in VOIP product development and technological expertise in Telecom and Internet communications, as well as the development experience of the company from a startup to a public company on NASDAQ. Alexander is also a partner of Almaz Capital, a venture fund that invests in technology companies.

Alexander Kalinin
SibEDGE Chief Executive Officer

CEO and co-owner of SibEDGE company which was founded in 2007. In 2005 he worked as a developer in a few commercial companies, including SibEDGE which he was put in charge of in 2012. In 2014 he became a member of a region conference “Gorod-IT” which, having a renewed team, became the largest sectoral IT-conference in Siberia. Alexander works to support quality education and increase professional orientation for future IT-specialists. He is a real expert and spokesperson of regional accelerating programs which are held by different contributors.

Dmitry Dyrmovsky
CEO, Speech Technology Center

Dmitry Dyrmovskiy graduated from Zhukovsky Air force engineering Academy (VVIA) in 2001. In 2004 he started working in Speech Technology Center (STC) as a project manager. Since 2012 Mr.Dyrmovskiy is STC’s CEO. Under the Dmitry’s guidance STC became a major player of voice and face biometrics, speech technology and audio and video data processing markets. In 2015 Dyrmovskiy entered the Expert Council of the Russian software of the Ministry.

Maxim Bolotov

The author of more than 50 scientific publications and has 5 certificates of software state registration. The founder of the research laboratory of mobile and web development SCINO – is a platform for the development of students’ creative initiatives and the exchange of experience with IT-experts.

Maxim is one of the founders of the software development company INOSTUDIO. In 2013 and 2014, he is in the TOP-250 of the nationwide ranking according to General Director magazine. Since 2015, the company is included in the rankings of the TOP 100 web and mobile developers in Russia

Nick Puntikov
CEO First Line Software

Nick is a veteran entrepreneur and business executive with a proven track record in building successful global technology organizations.

Prior to starting his own business, Nick worked for the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences as a researcher in the field of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

Nowadays Nick is the co-founder of First Line Software and serves as the company’s President and Chairman of the Board.  First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, tech enabled services and value-add consulting in big dataengineering, digitalization, intellectual integration, industrial Internet and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management as well ashealthcare IT. First Line ran over 1000 projects in 25 countries in 14 different industries.