Founder and Chairman of the Board of I.T. Group

Mr. Yapparov was born April 18, 1963 in Ufa, Bashkortostan, in the family of a university professor and a doctor. In 1980 Tagir enrolled at the Faculty of Physics in Moscow State University. Tagir graduated in 1986 and three years later completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University.
In November 1990 Tagir, together with his university friend Igor Kasimov, founded Information Technologies Company (I.T. Co.), and has headed the company ever since. Today, I.T. Co. is one of the largest Russian systems integrators, which has great experience in the implementation of IT projects of different scales and complexity. According to various expert surveys and ratings, Tagir Yapparov is one of the most professional managers of the Russian IT market. He is an author of more than 50 scientific articles appearing in Russia’s leading professional publications.
Mr. Yapparov focuses his efforts on overall management and strategic development of I.T. Group.
Founder and CEO of Management company I.T. Co.

I.T. Co.'s co-founder, Igor Kasimov, has been the company's CEO since its inception in 1990. Together with Mr. Yapparov, he provides leadership and focus. He is primarily responsible for operations management of the I.T. Group.

Mr. Kasimov holds a graduate degree in physics from the Moscow State University and a scientific degree in Computer Science from the Moscow State University.

bakiev.jpgOLEG BAKIEV
CEO of Systems Integrator I.T. Co.

Born 1965. Oleg Bakiev is a graduate from the Ufa Aviation Institute, faculty of Automated Control Systems. Mr. Bakiev has worked at I.T. Co. since 1995.
  • 1995-2004 – Company's regional representative in Ufa
  • 2004-2009 – Director, Urals branch
  • 2009-2011 – Director, Regional Business Department
  • From April 2011 – CEO

General Director, Aplana company

Graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics (VMK), MSU named after M. V. Lomonosov. Started his career at I.T. in 1992.

Starting from 1999, participated actively in the creation and development of business of the Custom Software Development Center, which later became Aplana company. Has a Technological Management diploma from the Academy of National Economy and completed an internship on the SABIT program organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for managers of Russian software developers. In 2002 was among the Top 100 of the best IT managers in Russia according to the Kommersant publishing house.

Married, has a daughter. Hobbies: bowling, thinking games within a group of friends.
Marketing Director

Dmitry Vedev graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in Geography and from the Graduate School at the Institute of Water Problems of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He holds a Ph. D. in Technical Sciences (1992).

Mr. Vedev has worked at I.T. Co. since 1993.
  • 1993-1996 – Mr. Vedev heads a number of marketing projects
  • 1997-1999 – Head of Public Relations Administration
  • 1999-2001 – Public Relations Director
  • July 2001-present – Marketing Director
  • Mr. Vedev is responsible for developing and implementing I.T. Co.'s marketing strategy.

Rector of the IT Academy

Born in Volgograd. Graduated from Volgograd State Technical University. Ph.D. in Economics (defended a thesis in 2009 at Lomonosov MSU), Professional Diploma in Management, The Open University UK. Has over 40 published papers in popular scientific and business publications. Is a member of the Russian Business Education Association and Russian Association of Managers.

Experienced in the implementation and support of complex information systems, skilled in enterprise automation project management and management of geographically separated organizations. Also worked as a lecturer, headed the Volgograd Educational Center and the I.T. Company's Representative Office in Volgograd.

Professional interests: management, information technology, e-learning, economics, marketing for educational services. Hobbies: fitness, rock music.