In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it has become evident that the role of electronic commerce, or e-commerce, is crucial for trade. E-commerce opens many opportunities for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access global markets and trade faster. Uzbekistan is currently introducing wide-ranging reforms, including the sphere of IT and e-commerce, to boost productivity and increase its competitiveness in various economic sectors.
On 21-22 August 2021, IT Park, together with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and UNDP, will hold a data hackathon in the field of information technology as part of the World AI & Data Challenge competition with a prize fund at the international final stage in the amount of 5.5 million rubles.
The Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan receives a 100% state share in the authorized capital of Universal Mobile Systems (mobile operator Mobiuz).
On 15 July 2021, the opening ceremony of the IT Laboratory of the Uzbek-Indian Center for Entrepreneurship Development was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCI).
Spotify, which started work in Uzbekistan in early 2021, published a ranking of the most streamed artists, songs, genres and playlists in Uzbekistan for February-May.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with a presentation on measures to introduce digital technologies on 13 July.
The OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, together with Softline Education, with the support of the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan, launched a project aimed at training and advanced training of specialists in the field of cybersecurity.
On 5 July, at the khokimiyat of Tashkent city, in an online conference, the first deputy head of the Department of Digital Development Sherzod Nortozhiev held a meeting with Rein Anderson, co-founder and managing director of the consulting company Women in Digital Transformation (WinDt Consulting).
The State Inspectorate for Control in the Sphere of Informatization and Telecommunications (Uzkomnazorat) restricted the operation of several social networks in Uzbekistan. This was reported by the press service of the Inspectorate.