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New Fall Digital Releases Presented at EXPO Business Center
2019-10-03

The “Digital Autumn. The Beginning” meeting in Ted Talks format organized by the Ministry for Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace was held on October 2 at the “Astana Hub” IT Startup International Technology Park.

The event was attended by bloggers, journalists and members of the public. The Minister for MDDIA RK Askar Zhumagaliyev presented the 3 most important digital news of this fall - launch of new eGov mobile application, cancellation of address certificate and SMS service of the Ministry of Finance of the RK on notification of upcoming tax payments.

Beta versions of updated eGov mobile application will soon be available on PlayMarket and AppStore. Using this application, the public will be able to get 23 services, apply for the issue of electronic digital signature, and even extend its validity. The application provides services in almost one tap on the screen. Requests will be signed via Touch ID or Face ID. Another news from the presentation is that public services can now be received on social networks. Following high demand of the eGov-bot in Telegram, the services of which were used by more than 650 thousand Kazakhstanis, similar services were launched on Facebook and VKontakte. Now you can get the 15 most popular certificates and services right on social networks.

Yet one more news of the event - cancellation of address certificates starting from November 1, 2019. Everyone who requires the citizen’s address information will be able to get it on their own via the new service. To make this happen, the citizen will have to confirm his/her consent to issuance of address information via SMS. Moreover, in the near future, the RK citizens will receive short SMS messages on the amount of tax that they need to pay on their mobile devices (smartphones, push-button telephones). In order to receive these notifications, citizen will have to register their phone numbers in the Mobile Citizens Base via egov.kz electronic government portal or mgov mobile application. One of the best opportunities of SMS-notification is almost one hundred percent guarantee of instant delivery of messages on tax obligations to individuals.

Another innovation forum will soon be held at the “Astana Hub” located in the EXPO Business Center - the “Digital Bridge” Annual International Technology Forum will be held on October 24-25, 2019. Top IT specialists and technology entrepreneurs will gather in a single dialogue platform to share experience and innovative digital development solutions. This year, the “Digital Bridge” Forum is being held at the initiative of the President of Kazakhstan, K.K. Tokayev to support young IT-specialists of the country. The key goal of “Digital Bridge” is to create a dialogue platform between participants of the innovation ecosystem of Kazakhstan and form a pool of modern technology parks among the countries participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The essential event of the forum will be the “Next Tech Entrepreneur Forum” strategic session. B2B meetings and open discussions on various topics will be organized for participants: future education, venture financing, e-sports, business incubation, digital media. The annual Astana Hub Awards will traditionally be held during the forum to award nominees for contribution to the development of the IT industry in Kazakhstan. Another event will also take place during the forum - the Astana Hub Battle, a competition between technology startups. Demonstration of Digital CSC services; official opening of the Almat programming school and Astana IT University - the 4th global project initiated by Yelbasy N. Nazarbayev (along with the AIFC, Astana Hub and the Green Technology Center) based at the EXPO complex will also be held within the framework of the “Digital Bridge”. Astana IT University located on the territory of the EXPO Business Center is intended to be the flagship of education in the field of information technology with the latest methodologies.

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