IT export promotion strategy

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Presentation held by Mr. Predrag Radojcic as a part of the ICT - the enabler for business development in the region Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

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IT export promotion strategy

  1. 1. Export Promotion Strategy for the Macedonian Software and IT Services Industry - the role of MASIT in it’s implementation Predrag Radojičić MASIT, SW&IT Services Committee Chairman 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  2. 2. Brief description of history of the project (1/2) - Started second half 2008 as idea from MASIT and supported by GTZ - Successfully lobbying to government/educational institution to take part in working group: – Ministry od Economy – Ministry of Information sociaty – Ministry of transport and telecomunication – Ministry of education and science – Agency for Promotion of Entrepreneurship of Macedonia – Agency for Foreign Investments of Macedonia – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University "St. Ciryl and Methodius" – Skopje – Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, University "St. Cyril and Methodius" - Skopje – Institute of Economy, University "St. Ciryl and Methodius" – Skopje 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  3. 3. Brief description of history of the project (2/2) - Other stakeholder which take part in working group: – Member of MASIT – USAID – SIPPO – MBPR (Macedonian Bank for Development Promotion) Starting /launching project in march 2009 with first workshop - Held five more workshops till end of the year when first draft of the Strategy was presented in front of the working group - Finalizing strategy in January 2010 (with operational plan) - Starting to promote the strategy in front of all stakeholders 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  4. 4. Curent situation • Strategy was distributed and presented to all major stakeholders from government bodies: – Ministry od Economy – Cabinet of Vice Priminister for economic issues – Ministry of Information sociaty – Ministry of transport and telecomunication – Ministry of education and science – Ministry of foreign affairs – Ministry of finance …. WAITING FOR ADOPTION AS GOVERNMENT STRATEGY 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  5. 5. MEANWHILE, ….WHAT WE DONE • Strategy was adopted by MASIT Management board • Proceed successfully cooperation with GTZ now in implementation of the strategy itself (budget is allocated) • GTZ organize workshop presenting the next steps and dedication of implementing part of the operational plan for 2010 - 2012 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  6. 6. Project Management & Organization Success factors for implementing a collaborative strategy: • Close coordination • Regular communication • Exchange of information • Clearly defined responsibilities • Clearly defined processes • Accurate reporting and documentation • Learning consistently • Cross-functional teams 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org 6
  7. 7. Key Instrument for Strategy Implementation: Operational Plan Measure Activity Task 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org 7
  8. 8. Key Instrument for Strategy Implementation: Operational Plan Operational Plan: Task Description • Task • Expected results • Result indicators • Timing • Responsibilities • Budget • Activities • Deliverables • Timetable (Gantt chart) • Milestones  Timeline: 3 years 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org 8
  9. 9. Organizational Structure Assembly Advisory Board Board of Directors Tasks Steering Committee - implementation Managing Office - coordination Export Promotion Strategy - monitoring & evaluation Committee for Software&IT domestic IT Services ICT Experts business Committee Council Task Force: Task Force: Task Force: Task Force: Task Force: Task Force: Branding & Cluster & Investment Export Policy Export Capabilities Excallence & Quality Positioning Collaboration Promotion 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org 9
  10. 10. 10 Organizational Structure No. Unit Staffing Tasks 1 Board of Directors • MASIT representatives • Approval of the organizational structure 2 Steering • Selected members of the • Coordination Committee Export working group • Approval of tasks Promotion • Board members of • Reporting & comunication Strategy MASIT • Control • Monitoring & evaluation 3 Task Forces • Task force manager (SC) • Implementation of (1-6) • Members of the working measures and group corresponding tasks • Stakeholder reps. • Reporting to Steering • MASIT member Committee (SC) companies • Consultants (GTZ) 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  11. 11. Implementation Process Proposed Process: 1. Formation of Steering Committee 2. Steering Committee establishes Task Forces (1-6) and appoints Task Force Managers 3. Steering Committee approves tasks and corresponding budgets (based on Operational Plan) 4. Task Forces start implementation of tasks according to prioritization (1-3) and timetable 5. Task forces conduct internal team-meetings on a monthly basis (self-managing teams) 6. Steering Committee conducts coordination meeting with task force managers every two months (reporting & task implementation review based on deliverables and indicators) 7. Steering Committee and Task Forces review and update OP (every 6 months) 8. Steering Committee defines completion of measures and activities based on deliverables and indicators 9. Completion of implementation 10. Monitoring & evaluation 11. Restart strategy development cycle 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org 11
  12. 12. Information & Knowledge Management Goals of our Export Knowledge Management System (SharePoint) • Providing companies and stakeholders with export-relevant information (market surveys, training materials, business leads, etc.) • Creating a “collaborative learning system” (organizational learning) • Organizational knowledge: transfer of individual stakeholder’s knowledge to collective knowledge • Supporting communication, information and cooperation among the steering committee, members of the task forces and companies • Adaptation and continuous improvement of the export strategy • Creating a basis for new, innovative strategic measures 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org 12
  13. 13. MEANWHILE, ….WHAT WE DONE 2 • SW&IT Servicies committee apointed responsible person from the members for each Task force (for each strategic measures) • work on refining activity plan in line with interest of members 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  14. 14. Task forces – strategic measures 1. Export promotion policy – Predrag Radojičić – SIMT 2. Int. Branding&Positioning – Vladimir Matevski-SEAVUS 3. Claster collaboration – Nadezda Dimitrovska and Toni Petreski – INET 4. Export capability&knowladge – Slavčo Bujarovski – SIGMA SB and Behar Hadzihamza - EUDSOFT 5. Quality&company excelence – Jasmina Trajkovski – expert council 6. Export oriented investment – Petar Indovski - GORD 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  15. 15. WHAT WAS DONE BY GTZ • MASIT Training Academy start working – first training was performed for Performance and HR Management • Preparation of questionary for Industry barometar are in final phase • Colaboration platform was promoted and traning for the executive office was held • Preparing two additional training are in finall phase – PMP training – Training for European tenders 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  16. 16. IMPELEMENTATION – CRITICAL FACTORS  Critical factor for to succesfully implementation of the strategy are: - Serious involment of government bodies with concrete budget for part of the activity plan - serius involment of all other donor comunity again with dedicated budget for activity which is in line with SW /export strategy acivity plan, - serious involvement of financial institution , banks, venture capital, supporting financially export activity of ours company 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention Contact information: Predrag Radojičić E-mail: radojicic@simt.com.mk MASIT, Executive Office www.masit.org.mk Tel. + 389 2 32 38 601 E-mail: contact@masit.org.mk 8th SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid www.seeita.org

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