Prof. Orce Simov, PhD is a new president of the Chamber of Commerce for Information and Communication and Services within the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce, and he was elected at the session of the Assembly of the Chamber.
Prof. Orce Simov, PhD is a full-time professor at the Faculty of Computer Science within the International Slavic University “G. R. Derzhavin”, and during two terms he was the dean of the Faculty of Computer Science. He is a long-time member of the Management Board of the Association and a member of the National Association of Inventors of Macedonia – NAIM.
The professor emphasized that that his activities as a president of the Chamber will be aimed to providing the developing, promotion and increasing of ICT businesses in Macedonia and protection of the interests of business entities in this sector.
“Among the priorities in action is creating terms for ICT companies to develop their own products and services with high added value instead of focusing on outsourcing services. The development of the ICT technology zone for the Macedonian ICT companies which will be at a selected location in the urban area of Skopje is considered to be of particular importance. Increasing the export of ICT products and services by building export capacities, providing information about fairs, stands and other forms of presentation of products and services. Also, it is necessary to quickly adapt the legal regulations of the new technologies in the world, which will enable access and legal work with them in their early stages. It is necessary the digital transformation of the institutions in Macedonia and the digitalization of the services to be based on domestic ICT companies, which will enable capacity building and an exit and offer of products and services to foreign markets.” Simov said.
He added that there is a need for greater support for innovation and increasing the number and variety of financial instruments in financing start-ups and existing companies as a basic condition for developing the economy and preventing the emigration of young people.