Technology continues to change the daily lives of families, individuals, and lives in general. In your home, there is a battle going on: corporations are fighting for space in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and even bathroom. In this day and age, it isn’t necessarily a battle between American companies amongst themselves either. Toshiba of Japan, Samsung of South Korea, and Huawei of China are all in the mix. However, there is one world power that is sorely lacking on the world scene-Russia. Why is this so? Technology expert William Saito shares his thoughts.
First of all, William Saito cannot help but notice that Russia has had a few minor advancements in the field, including the noted security software Kaspersky. However, Saito also knows that Russia has had many past technological improvements to their credit, including the development of the radio, the first manned flight into space, and the development of the periodic table. However, all of this has noticeably stopped in recent years. William Saito had the privilege of serving as a consultant to attempt to get Russia back on track during the Dmitry Medvedev administration from 2008 to 2012.
Saito shares this important period in his professional life in his memoir, and also examined how Russia has been increasingly dependent on the oil and gas industry to help their economy. Saito is glad that President Medvedev and President Putin have attempted to change this. He ultimately advised them to look at Silicon Valley USA for inspiration. After these talks, the Russians were so inspired they invited him back for more discussions. The Russian Tech firm Renovo was particularly impressed, and as a result of this, a new company was born: Slovolko.
Slovolko has been a somewhat slow project, but venture fund Investments along with Google acting as an advisor have helped it to grow. William Saito knows that Russia will catch up, as long as they keep one key principle in mind: innovation is the key. This is coming from a man who it was a leading computer programmer in his early twenties. Thus, if anyone knows how to properly consult with Russia, it would be William Saito.