ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The most popular anti-virus program creator visited the Norilsk center for children’s digital education IT-Cube. The meeting with future programmers, representatives of Polar State University and the Norilsk Development Agency was the final event of the Kaspersky Lab employees’ trip to Norilsk.
Evgeny Kaspersky discussed information security issues with the Nornickel’s management and visited the Putorana plateau, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, where the avid traveler has long dreamed of visiting.
Eugeny Kaspersky told the IT-Cube students and graduates that about 400 thousand computer viruses appear in the world every day, explained why his laboratory refuses to use neural networks, and named the most beautiful place in the world, in his opinion, – the Krenitsyn volcano in the Kuriles.
Answering the questions of young IT specialists about the most demanded professions of the future, Kaspersky emphasized that the need for blue-collar jobs will decrease as the future belongs to automation, and also advised everyone to study mathematics.
Recall that IT-Cube is a network project operating in different cities of Russia and cooperating with the IT industry leaders. The result of the training is not only up-to-date knowledge and experience, but also a portfolio of completed projects.
In the Norilsk IT-Cube, schoolchildren of different ages are trained in several areas – from programming and mobile development to virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Our city was included in the regional concept of digital education for children at the initiative of the Norilsk Development Agency with the support of the municipality.
“I think the meeting with Evgeny Kaspersky and his team members was a real event for the guys who connected their professional path with information technology”, said the NDA acting director Roman Kulyan. “During the conversation about the digital transformation of various economy sectors – from mining to agriculture – the IT-Cube and ZSU students got convinced of the demand for engineers and specialists in the fields of information systems and technologies. The task of training highly qualified personnel in these areas is relevant for Norilsk”.
As a reminder, Kaspersky Lab and Nornickel signed a cooperation agreement in 2017.
Text: Ekaterina Maksimova, Photo: Norilsk Development Agency