— Tell us about how you started the company...
— It was the beginning of "wild 90s": the country is in ruin and there is an active process or redistribution of ownership and spheres of influences. At that time innovations and technologies where the lest what people where interested in. The main goal was to grab a piece from the crumbling former economic power of the country. Meanwhile there were no officials or political bosses among my circle of my connections so I had no access to state assets. The only reasonable way to go was to occupy a vacant gap in the crumbling industry.
— How did you get involved with software development?
— It started quite unexpectedly when one of the leading banks in Novosibirsk suggested that we should develop a system for automating banking activities.
At that moment, our company specialized in the production of domestic data communication technologies. Nobody in our city was seriously involved in software development. Therefore, we were the closed to the topic the bank was interested in.
Successful implementation of banking software and growing interest in such software from banking market convinced us that this was a perspective direction. After careful consideration I decided to focus solely on software development.