Employee of the Agency for strategic initiatives (ASI), Dmitry Peskov, the position of special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on issues of digital and technological development. As “Vedomosti”, the order of appointment was signed today, July 10.

According to available information, Sands will be headed by the special Autonomous non-profit organization that is separate from ASI. The name of the new structure is not specified.

Among the priorities Peskov, will include the coordination of the “total digitalization of the economy and social sphere”.

We will remind, the state program “Digital economy”, is calculated till 2024, was approved by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in August 2017.

In January 2018, the government approved action plans for four areas of the programme, involving, in particular, of the sphere of cryptocurrencies and ICO. For their implementation, the authorities intend to allocate about 522 billion.

In March, Vladimir Putin said about the necessity of digital transformation of the economy. Later, the government was tasked to increase the share of costs of the development of the digital economy in GDP of at least three times in 2024 compared with the 2017 year.