On 9th October 2013 students and graduates of the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SUT) met with Vitaly Ezopov, Mastertelĺs CEO, who spoke about the status of and trends in the telecommunications industry.
In his conversation with students Vitaly Ezopov stressed that the future lies in the integration of Ĺtelecommunicationsĺ and ĹITĺ. The IT and Telecommunications markets in Russia, as elsewhere in the world, are dynamic. New technologies are springing up everywhere. Conversely, old ways are dying out.
Start-Ups play an important role in the IT market. People are used to obtaining information in just one click. The same can be said for corporate customers; for a fee, a specific range of services would be available to the company, depending on their needs and requirements. This is much easier and cheaper than having your own team of specialists.
At the close of proceedings, participants were posed questions relating to the employment of SUT graduates. Citing the example of his telecommunications company, Mastertel, Mr. Ezopov stressed that the students should ascertain their preferred career paths. It is also necessary to get a taste for different disciplines. This includes undertaking an internship as an engineer or manager.