Nick Kurayev in the Interview to Cybernews
In a new interview to Cybernews, ScienceSoft’s CEO Nick Kurayev shares how he views the future of the IT industry and the role cybersecurity will play in an increasingly complicated digital environment. Under the leadership of Mr. Kurayev since 1999, ScienceSoft achieved eleven-fold growth, which proves his ability to navigate wisely through industry ups and downs and makes his experience truly valuable. We are happy to cite the selected parts of the conversations here and invite you to read a full interview with Nick Kurayev on the Cybernews portal.
“Can you introduce us to what you do? What are the main challenges you help navigate?
I believe that the key value driver behind ScienceSoft is our ability to offer actionable technology-powered solutions to our clients’ business challenges. We know the bottlenecks and see improvement opportunities in everyday business processes, which helps us drive tangible positive changes.
We help businesses at any stage of their software life cycle: from conceptual design to development, quality assurance, and maintenance. We don’t only build new systems but also optimize the solutions our clients already have. For that, we assess the current state of software and offer ways to align it with evolving business needs and drive more significant returns from its use.
As companies grow their technology stack, securing a client’s IT environment is certainly one of the challenges we help them cope with. Cyberthreats grow in number and sophistication, and our team conducts a full-scale security assessment before software deployment to minimize risks. ScienceSoft is ISO 27001-certified and guarantees effective information security management.
How did the recent global events affect your field of work?
I can’t name a single industry that hasn’t been affected by the global pandemic crisis. The IT sphere has undergone several disruptions too, which forced us to react. I believe this crisis has taught us to predict the business impact of occurring changes correctly and respond fast.
The transition to a hybrid work environment and adapting our service offer to the clients' new challenges are among the major transformations we implemented. Since many companies had to flex their business models, our role was to adapt their IT strategies accordingly.
Agile market research helped us keep up-to-date with business trends and understand where the primary demand for IT services now lies. For example, we quickly polished our competencies in supply chain automation as this area was hit hard during the pandemic.
What advancements and innovations in the software development field do you hope to see in the near future?
I see a clear trend towards enterprise-wide digital transformation now. Companies are starting to realize that implementing a single tech, however innovative, doesn’t always bring the intended transformative effect. We need to model end-to-end business processes and unlock digitization potential throughout them. I see great potential in connected IoT-powered ecosystems for enterprise and public use, like smart factories or connected transport.”