The volume of exports of services of Moldovan IT companies in 2018 doubled compared with 2016 and grew by 40% compared with 2017, reaching $ 164 million.
Such data was provided by the Association of IT-companies of Moldova (ATIC), referring to the information of the National Bank. The growth of the industry in the organization is attributed to favorable IT policies by the sector (in particular, the implementation of the IT Parks Act), as well as investments in human capital. This covered the urgent needs of local companies for skilled labor and ensured increased competition at the regional level. At the same time, the first IT park - Moldova IT-Park, launched on the initiative of 15 ATIC members, registered the 400th resident, exceeding all expectations for projected income, the number of residents and employees. This number of residents was expected to reach within 3-5 years. Investments in the creation and development of the Tekwill project are also growing - over 3 years they reached $ 7 million. Analyzing developments in the industry and focusing on further growth, ATIC revised its priorities and decided to adjust the planned activities to meet the most urgent needs of its members. In March 2019, ATIC appointed a new board of directors. Currently, it includes 7 people: Veaceslav Cunev (Deeplace), Olga Surugiu (Orange), Roman Stirb (Simpals), Iurie Coroban (AlfaSoft), Andrei Aidov (QSystems), Stefano Iannucci (Switchover) and Onisim Popescu (Bass Systems). According to the chairman of the ATIC Council, Veaceslav Cunev, according to the concept of the association, the ICT industry will become a mediator for the national economy, and ATIC will actively promote the process of making the ICT sector in Moldova an engine of growth. “We will focus on the principles of fair competition, transparency, freedom and free market, in accordance with international rules, by creating a better business, educational and social environment for Moldovan ICT market participants. ATIC will actively promote the interests of its members by participating in the areas of regulation, education, capacity building and increasing the competitiveness of information technologies in order to become part of any system and process ensuring its development, ”said Cunev. For 2019 and subsequent years, ATIC offers an ambitious agenda that focuses on a number of strategic areas: lobbying and propaganda; knowledge sharing (communication with members and the creation of business networks), development of strategic partnerships and projects. // 16.04.2019 — InfoMarket.