Based on our new approach to high-speed data processing and management solutions, Talksum was recently selected by Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation to help change the future of the IT industry. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with an objective to accelerate transformation of Russia from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. This is an honor for us as we are now on par with 28 of the world’s most successful corporations in the world, including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, and others who have also signed R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation.
Igor Bogachev, executive director of the Information Technologies (IT) Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation, put it this way, “The volume of data in corporate business grows by 30 to 40 percent every year according to different sources. The Big Data problem has been already in the room for some time. We in Skolkovo do not neglect this major trend and give special support to the startups working in this field. The goal is to build the Big Data co-innovation sub-cluster in Skolkovo with the companies like Talksum and other residents. I trust that Talksum is one of the companies that will change the future landscape of the IT industry.”
The Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center composed of companies and start-ups, developing innovative technologies (currently numbering almost 1000), a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together these entities will establish a vibrant eco-system of technology innovation and entrepreneurship.