29 Mar 2019

Sberbank and ITMO University broadening cooperation.

29 March 2019, Saint Petersburg – Sberbank and ITMO University have concluded a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Alexander Vedyakhin and Rector of the University Vladimir Vasilyev. Joint research and scientific and research and educational projects are planned under the agreement.

29 March 2019, Saint Petersburg – Sberbank and ITMO University have concluded a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Alexander Vedyakhin and Rector of the University Vladimir Vasilyev. Joint research and scientific and research and educational projects are planned under the agreement. First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Alexander Vedyakhin: “We plan to develop our cooperation with the University in AI, robotics, and information security areas. They are the most promising areas for the bank for the next 5-10 years. One of the most advanced universities of the country is ready to support us and carry out joint scientific developments; it means that we are on the right track together.” Rector of ITMO University Vladimir Vasilyev: “The partnership with not just a bank, but a technological company is very valuable for the University as key vectors of its development correspond our University’s development areas. The leading positions of Sberbank and ITMO University in the development and creation of industry AI solutions allow ambitious projects to be implemented to introduce new technology on the Russian and global markets.” The main cooperation vectors will be joint scientific and research projects in priority areas such as AI, machine learning and cognitive technology, robotics, information security, and other. In addition, it is planned to carry out corporate master's degree educational programmes at ITMO University in smart city digital technology, financial information security, collaborative robotics in health care and industry, and other areas.