Vyacheslav Nikolaev is a top-level manager and IT expert. He has worked in investment banking and financial analytics. Currently, he holds a top position in one of the major IT companies in the country.
Vyacheslav Nikolaev: Informatics and economics
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev was born on October 15, 1970. In 1992, he graduated from Moscow State University. Nikolaev Vyacheslav attended classes in the faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics. The faculty is considered one of the best centers for scientific research and development in the areas of applied mathematics, informatics, and computational technologies in the country. Graduates are highly competent specialists who are capable of applying state-of-the-art techniques to find solutions for an unlimited number of tasks.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav, after graduation, took courses in social and economic systems management at the Washington-based Krieble Institute. Shortly thereafter, he found a relevant job thanks to the knowledge acquired.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich: Financial analytics and investment banking
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev’s first job was in consulting. He was a leading consultant at EPPR company (UK) from 1994 to 1999. The company’s operations were focused on commercial enterprise policy development, modernization, and implementation. The firm also participated in establishing public and private partnerships in the European Union.
Vyacheslav Nikolaev later took on a consulting job at J’son and Partners. The company focuses on telecommunications, IT, and digital media consulting. The company operated in the country, as well as CIS countries, the Baltic states, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich started a telecom business analytics job at Renaissance Capital, a major investment firm, in 2000. The company provides entities and investors with banking services, handles shares, bonds, and derivates, and conducts M&A transactions. Renaissance Capital has a renowned analytics department, since successful operations require maximum accuracy in evaluating investment and target market opportunities and risks in a country or region.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich: Professional growth in IT giant
Nikolaev Vyacheslav worked in investment for four years, and in late 2004, was offered a job in a large multi-profile domestic telecommunications company. The specialist worked for a number of the company’s divisions, demonstrating steady career growth, taking posts ranging from section chief to the head of a regional department. Vyacheslav Nikolaev’s professional tasks with the current employer include analytics, development planning, marketing, and operational technologies. He was also charged with developing and implementing newly provided services and products for retail customers. Nikolaev Vyacheslav was offered a top manager position in the company in 2017. He was tasked with the mobile operator’s business diversification and implementation of long-term development strategy for the IT behemoth.
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev has been the Chairman of the Board of the telecommunications company since 2021. With him at the helm of the mobile operator, the company was transformed into a major IT enterprise with significantly increased capabilities and fields of interest.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav: Media services
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich is an advocate for diversifying the telecom company’s operational areas, facilitating an expanded offering of services and applications. Originally designed products included the WASD.TV streaming platform. Nikolaev Vyacheslav is confident that the platform has additional revenue potential. The platform’s targeted clients are gamers and their followers, though it can also benefit any content creator. The platform enables users to stream live videos, save videos in an archive, compose streams and special edition schedules, use various monetization formats, including pay-per-view or subscription video on demand. Launching the monetization process just requires opening an account and starting streaming. The platform also has designated chats for live communication and is equipped with the tools needed to hold competitions (challenges). The WASD.TV platform is an original product of the IT company.
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev played a role in starting another key asset of the IT giant in the media business, which is Kion films streaming provider. His forecast is that competition in this area will be significantly higher in the next few years. Vyacheslav Nikolaev believes that in order to gain and keep customers, a platform should meet several demands. First of all, platforms should not evolve by themselves, but as part of an ecosystem – a larger multi-function entity. Also, the viewers should be provided with original or unique content.
Kion, being part of a well-developed ecosystem, enjoys options provided by other technological platforms. Nikolaev Vyacheslav deems this as a vital advantage of the streaming service. For example, the service, using big data analysis, sends notifications to viewers at times that will most likely result in viewing. During its first operational year, the platform amassed around three and a half million subscribers. Based on the 2021 results, the streaming service was awarded the ‘Discovery of the Year’ prize.
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev: Development of self-controlled homes
Nikolaev Vyacheslav started a new direction for the IT company’s brand in 2022 – modernizing its smart home efforts. The telecommunications company made a deal with the biggest integrator of security systems in the country. The project currently expects several hundred million rubles in investment required to introduce video control systems, sensors, and alarm button products into existing infrastructure.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich firmly believes that the self-controlled homes market will expand three-fold in a couple of years. He is also convinced that the company will become a leading actor in this business area, with around 10 million private houses and apartments connected to its smart security system. The telecom major already has a smartphone application that allows its users to monitor their households and control smart devices and lightning, as well as calling security if needed.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav: IT business solutions
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich said in an interview that the current development strategy for the company includes new business-oriented products. A poll conducted by AC&M agency as early as 2016 showed that more than 20% of businesses in the country’s cities amounting to over 24 million people use corporate communications services. The numbers are constantly rising.
Specifically, the IT company led by Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich introduced a virtual telephone exchange that allowed entities to cut communications expenses and use automated technologies for the whole communications process. The clients were granted a number of options, including call monitoring and callback functions; they were also given the opportunity to build their own applications into the system.
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev also supported a large-scale modernization of corporate client accounts, making them more user-friendly and easier to access. A series of improvements were implemented in order to meet the needs of clients who started working remotely. Now the customers can manage their communications need autonomously and receive all the information needed on a 24-hour basis.
A number of new services for business clients was introduced by the company headed by Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev. These include a variety of bookkeeping and other services for businesses, along with specially designed security systems. Another innovation was the GeoEffect platform tasked with analyzing large volumes of information and picking the most advantageous locations for targeted facilities, for example, retail stores.
Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev: Social initiatives and charity
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich and the telecommunications giant led by him take part in a number of social programs. For many years, the Generation M project has supported artistically gifted children from various regions of the country with courses with well-known actors, artists, dancers, TV hosts, GITIS theatrical arts academy teaching staff, and music contests. The project also serves as a fund-raising platform benefiting seriously ill children.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav is an advocate of a package approach towards charity investment. The company’s funding for social projects amounted to 627 million rubles in 2021 alone. The revenues from the company’s own bonds in 2021 were used to provide internet access for 5,000 socially significant facilities nationwide.
The company led by Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev is a regular partner of a charitable run event and a job placement program for school children and college students. It provides financial assistance to a variety of foundations, publishes free-of-charge audio tour guides; on a number of occasions, the company has also participated in blood drives. The telecommunications business enterprise also supports the preservation of cultural artefacts, promotes ecotourism projects, and inclusive environments.
Vyacheslav Nikolaev: Digitalization solves environmental problems
In 2019, the company now headed by Vyacheslav Nikolaev adopted an environmental policy program. The company’s equipment complies with all domestic and international ecological standards. The IT giant pays close attention to any possible impact on the environment using both its own infrastructure and through its cooperation with the company’s counterparties.
Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich was among those who initiated a Volgograd-based facility that monitors and evaluates the ecological situation in 13 regions of the country. The facility’s servers and computer equipment are integrated with more than a hundred neural networks and AI. The agroecological scientific center of the Russian Academy of Sciences utilizes the system’s equipment. The complex is instrumental in data processing required to efficiently counter desert advancing and drought. The IT giant led by Vyacheslav Nikolaev completed a project dealing with desert advancing in Astrakhan Region. The activities included not only telecommunications and IT solutions – the company’s staff members took part in bedding over 4,000 plants and shrubs.