US businessman to represent Uzbekistan’s IT-sphere in Silicon Valley


TASHKENT (TCA) — The founder and CEO of Openbucks (USA) Marc Rochman intends to represent the interests of IT-sphere of Uzbekistan in the Silicon Valley. An agreement on this issue was reached at the end of a nine-day visit to Uzbekistan by the American businessman and expert in the field of e-commerce, the Jahon information agency reports.

During his visit, the US specialist got acquainted with the activity of the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan, “E-government” system development center, Single integrator for creation and support of state information systems, the Innovation center for supporting development and implementation of information technologies “Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center”, as well as a number of domestic IT-companies. He shared his personal experience, observations and ideas with local experts on using opportunities in Uzbekistan for further development of the IT-sphere.

Within the framework of “Silicon Valley Talks” project, Marc Rochman delivered lectures to students of Inha University in Tashkent, Tashkent University of Information Technologies and its branch in Samarkand. Hundreds of future local IT-specialists were able to ask their questions and get his opinion on implementation of their innovative ideas.

In addition, the guest expressed readiness to support the representatives of the Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center (MUIC) in the USA as ambassador of the Innovation Center for supporting development and implementation of its information technologies in the Silicon Valley. “Uzbekistan Work Space” will soon be opened in his California office, where Uzbek specialists will be able to work during their business stay in the Silicon Valley. The US businessman is also planning to attract foreign companies from among partners and clients of Openbucks to work in Uzbekistan, and assist in inclusion of the country in the permitted list of payment systems and international trading platforms.

Sergey Kwan