Experts from Russia, Tatarstan, Belarus, Ukraine and China, as well as representatives of the world's leading companies in the field of digitalization-"Huawei", "Dell", "SKOLKOVO", etc. took part in the Internet forum "Digitalization: New opportunities for the development of the region". Akim of Kyzylorda region Krymbek Kusherbayev welcomed the participants of the Internet forum and noted the importance of information and digital technologies in the modern world. "As you know, humanity is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution. The fourth revolution is already dictating its own rules. The boundaries between online and offline are being blurred, and the time comes for cyber-physical systems. This affects the structure of industries and the role of States in the system. Digital technologies are becoming a new "oil". According to the forecasts of international experts, by 2020 25% of the world economy will be digital," the Governor of the region said. The head of the region also spoke about the projects implemented in the region on the digitalization of various fields of activity. "In 2018, 2.4 billion tenge will be allocated to the development of digitalization of the region by the regional budget. About 50 projects are being implemented in the areas of smart management, education, health, housing, transport, security and business," Krymbek Kusherbayev said. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of information and communication of the Republic of Tatarstan Roman Shaikhutdinov also spoke at the forum. he spoke online about the projects in the field of e-government and digital economy implemented in Tatarstan. According to him, 1700 companies and about 32 thousand employees in the field of IT work in Tatarstan. Also during the Internet forum were such experts as Ilya Romanovsky-a leading analyst of the Moscow school of management "SKOLKOVO". His topic - "Digital transformation: transitioning from digitization environment smart cities", Deputy General Director of corporate sales Department of Huawei company in Kazakhstan Zhao Hongbin, the founder of the platform reactor.ua Eugene Saratov on the theme "Transformation vs. Reorganization: Digital technology in organizational structures and business models", senior lecturer of the University of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Peter the Great nail Gafurov and others. Thus, according to the leading analyst of SKOLKOVO Ilya Romanovsky, the phenomenon of "Internet of things" will soon be replaced by a new concept – "Internet of everything", when the most unexpected things and services will be included in the global network. Within the framework of the forum, the signing ceremony of memorandums of cooperation with the international start-up hub "Astana Hub" for the implementation of IT-projects, with "Kakadu development" LLC for the implementation of "Smart city" technologies, as well as with the companies "bars Group" and "TransTeleCom" for the implementation of digitization projects. Starting from 2016, the international Internet forum is held in Kyzylorda region annually with the participation of leading industry experts. The first Internet forum was devoted to the development of e - Commerce, the second-the development of entrepreneurship in the city of Baikonur, and the current, the third Internet forum – the possibilities of digitalization in the development of regions. Reference: to date, a number of measures have been implemented to develop digitalization in the region. Thus, in December 2017, the first regional festival "HackDay" was held in Kyzylorda region, which was attended by 137 teams. The ideas of the participants were interested by investors from Astana and Almaty. In Kyzylorda there is an IT Park in the regional library, also on the left Bank of the Syr Darya, a modern resource center with an IT Park is being built, which will create 20 jobs for young programmers. Today, young people in the region are trained in promising specialties, including in the IT field, on grants from the Government of the Russian Federation and akim grants, cooperation with Innopolis University in Tatarstan, Microsoft Academy and the SKOLKOVO innovation center has been established. In addition, the delegation of the region made working trips to Tatarstan and the people's Republic of China to study the experience of creating "smart" and safe cities and the introduction of innovative technologies in various spheres of society. Visits the memoranda have been signed with the company "Huawei" and special economic zone "Innopolis".