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May 5, 2021

Russian Railways managers and specialists have completed the digital transformation programme

At the end of April, the IT Department and the HR Department of Russian Railways and the Corporate University of Russian Railways completed a six-month learning cycle for managers and specialists of more than 25 departments, functional branches and subsidiaries of JSC "Russian Railways" under the programme "Digital Transformation of the Company: Design of Digital Initiatives".This programme has been conducted since 2019 with the aim of providing educational support for the implementation of the Digital Transformation Strategy of Russian Railways. Learning contributes to the formation of a digital corporate culture of the Company, where managers are able to competently organize the process of creating popular IT services and build effective interaction with their developers and future users.
Since October 2020, more than 280 managers and specialists from various business divisions of Russian Railways have completed the programme.

The learning groups were formed in such a way that they simultaneously included those employees who had rights to make decisions on the implementation of digital services, and those who organized direct interaction with future users of IT offers, as well as those who owned the technologies for creating such products. The group also depended on the specialization and professional interests of the attendees - the learning covered various areas of Russian Railways activities: freight and passenger transportation; infrastructure; railway stations operations; construction and major repairs; traffic safety; traction; procurement; IT support for users.

"The key value of the programme is that it allows you to form project teams to implement the Digital Transformation Strategy of the Russian Railways". The acquired knowledge of modern approaches to the development of IT solutions makes it possible not only to offer innovative and breakthrough technologies for the development of the Russian transport industry, but also to create popular services, increasing the efficiency of Russian Railways business processes, - said Evgeny Charkin, Director of Information Technologies of Russian Railways.


A separate learning programme was created for each group of attendees – the content was developed by the Corporate University of Russian Railways jointly with the management of the company's functional verticals. The specificity of the divisions activities, the Holding priorities, external and internal trends, and changes in the Russian and global digital solutions market were taken into account.

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