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6 November 2020

The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and GenerationS launched a Contest for research projects in public administration

DataContest is the first Data Analytics Contest of the Accounts Chamber, which is organized by the Department of Digital Transformation with the support of the corporate accelerator GenerationS.

The main purpose of the Contest is to solve urgent research problems in the field of data analytics, the results of which can be applied directly in the day-to-day work of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.

DataContest will take place from November 2 to December 11. Professionals in the field of data analytics who know how to make the public administration system more efficient are invited to participate, including:

  • Researchers and research teams with experience and necessary competencies in key areas of the Accounts Chamber's activities;
  • Teams developing solutions based on data analytics;
  • Senior students (3-4 years of bachelor's, master's, postgraduate studies), practicing work with data.

Within a month, the selected teams will be able to propose and refine their research projects under the guidance of mentors and experts from the Accounts Chamber, conduct additional research and develop analytical solutions for the tasks assigned to them. The projects will be evaluated by a jury, which will include auditors of the Accounts Chamber, as well as leading industry experts. Best teams will get an opportunity to present their results in the professional community. The most interesting projects will be honored at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled in mid-December.

To participate in the Contest, it is necessary to offer a solution to one of the presented tasks in key areas: audit in the field of procurement of the energy complex; audit of state support for entrepreneurship and reserve funds; audit of industry and technological development; audit of transport and international cooperation; audit of education, science and innovation, etc. All tasks are listed on the official web site of the Contest: http://data-contest.ru/

Ekaterina Petrova, Director of GenerationS corporate accelerator:
“Observing how the markets are dynamically developing today, we see that many companies and structures are rethinking the value, importance and necessity of information technology solutions and their implementation. We are on the path to digital transformation, which has affected all sectors of the economy. Digitalization of many processes will help speed up this process and bring many companies and structures closer to the desired result. The first Contest of the Accounts Chamber is aimed at finding interesting and unique solutions that can not only improve existing processes, but also update significantly some of them. Russia is one of the leading countries in number of IT specialists, and the opportunity to participate in the Contest will allow teams from all over Russia to declare their innovative solutions and determine the vector of development in the future".

Mikhail Petrov, Director of the Digital Transformation Department:
“The competition of professional data analyst’s teams is a new format for us. We choose corporate accelerator GenerationS to assist in Contest preparation and holding, because this team has vast experience in organizing such events. During November and December, experienced teams of data analysts, selected by the DataContest expert council, will work on analytical tasks and research projects proposed by the Accounts Chamber. Then the solutions will be submitted to the jury for further evaluation, which will determine the winners. Our auditors, leading experts agreed to join this jury, and I believe that with the help of such qualified partners and the experience we have already gained, we will be able to hold the Competition at the highest level".

In early 2021, the Digital Transformation Department of the Accounts Chamber will hold its second Hackathon - DataAudit 2021, where the corporate accelerator GenerationS will also act as a partner.

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