Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich

Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich

Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich

Vyacheslav Nikolaev is a specialist in ecosystem development and telecom business. He now runs a large IT company.

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Biography and career

Born in 1970, Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich graduated from MSU, majoring in computational mathematics and cybernetics. This faculty is widely considered to be the nation’s leader when it comes to training of IT and computer professionals.

After completing his studies in the capital, Vyacheslav Nikolaev went on to improve his skills by taking a course in management at the US-based Krieble Institute. Starting in 1994, the executive spent six years working for two Europe-based consulting firms – first at EPPA, and then at J’son and Partners. While working for the second company, he gained experience in telecoms industry. Later, Nikolaev Vyacheslav moved to an investment company, spending four years working at Renaissance Capital bank, where his main focus was telecoms analytics.

In 2004, he joined the nation’s largest telecoms company. During his 17-year-long career in the firm, the executive held various leadership positions and oversaw several business areas. He has been the telecoms giant’s president for two years. During this time, Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich took part in projects aimed at expanding the Group’s scope of business activities. The company started investing into ground-breaking startups and cybersecurity, finalized re-branding, and significantly expanded its service portfolio. Under the executive’s leadership, the company is also on track to complete a wide-scale transition from an ordinary telecoms operator to a full-fledged IT company with a focus on ecosystem development.

Vyacheslav Nikolaev: establishing dedicated lines of business

Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich spearheaded the push to modify the Group’s asset division strategy, which was widely regarded as one of the key ones in the company, by insisting on singling out digital projects and assigning them to designated departments. This move not only ushered in new horizons for generating profit over the long term, but also significantly boosted revenue in the first year after the division.

Headed by Vyacheslav Nikolaev, the IT-organization succeeded in considerably expanding the range of services. The telecoms giant evolved from a mobile operator into a major corporation, with its expertise ranging from banking solutions and smart home security systems to providing access to a streaming platform and its own online movie service. The new strategy implemented under the leadership of Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev resulted in the revenue generated by the company’s non-core business activities soaring by 30% in 2021 alone. For instance, financial technologies, including new apps and services, yielded some 3.5 billion rubles ($44 million) in profit, with the Group’s total revenue in 2022 reaching 542 billion rubles ($6.8 billion).

Nikolaev Vyacheslav believes that new lines of business are instrumental to solving one of the key problems for telecoms companies, namely customer outflow. Mobile services offered by several operators at a bargain price and on almost identical conditions often entice users to quickly change their providers. At the same time, a wide array of features fosters more sustainable and long-term relations.

Trendy entertainment content

Vyacheslav Nikolaev champions the strategy of developing youth-oriented services, with WASD.TV being one of the prime examples. The new platform developed by the company caters to the needs of Russian-speaking audience, which could be used for launching online streams and accessing saved clips. Nikolaev Vyacheslav believes that WASD.TV can bring a considerable profit not only to the corporation itself, but also to content creators. For instance, streamers enjoy a higher ad pay rate than on similar foreign-based platforms and can quickly withdraw their earnings. There are several ways to make money on the platform. Content creators may enable paid subscriptions or one-time donations while also participating in reward programs. The platform boasts several strong suits; for instance, it is quite easy to start up streams, which could also be accessed from phone.

Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich also took part in rolling out of a movie streaming service KION. The project kicked off in 2021, and by the end of its first year it was able to unveil several dozens of originals, with some of them subsequently aired on the national TV. Vyacheslav Nikolaev believes that original content is instrumental to enhancing the client base.  The Group leveraged modern technologies to build public awareness about when new episodes of a series were scheduled for release, with pop-ups appearing at a time when consumer finds it most comfortable. The successful launch of the streaming service won points with both the subscriber base, which reached three million by late 2021, and video content experts, who bestowed a special Big Digit Award on the project.

Interaction with corporate clients

Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich and his team have also been improving services for corporate clients. Two years ago, the personal account page was upgraded, allowing subscribers to adjust their service plan options on their own. Meanwhile, it became easier for legal entities to check their mobile communication bills, with all the data being consolidated at the leader’s interface.

In addition to this, under the leadership of Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich, the IT Group enhanced features provided by a virtual automatic telephone exchange station. The latter allows to track and organize calls, record conversations, with users operating from all types of electronic devices also being able to join. Communications between employees of one company have become free of charge. The station also allows to plug in third-party apps, including those developed by the client himself.

As a specialist in applied mathematics, Vyacheslav Nikolaev understands that software innovations are crucial for business. For that reason, almost 12,000 full-time IT professionals constantly work on new apps and services to improve customer experience. New solutions assist entrepreneurs in accounting, logistics, market strategy development and Big Data analysis.  In addition to this, modern technologies, which were integrated under the leadership of Nikolaev Vyacheslav, are capable of performing security functions in automatic mode. Special programs also manage the vehicle fleet and safeguard data transmission.

Home innovations and investments in the future

Vyacheslav Nikolaev has recently offered a glimpse into the telecoms giant’s updated investment plans. The company has acquired most assets of Gulfstream Security Systems, with plans to make significant investments into modern tech-savvy smart home solutions.

The updates will affect security framework, including sensors monitoring situation at the premises, boom barriers, and video cameras. Nikolaev Vyacheslav says that the IT-entity plans to forge ties directly with manufactures of smart home devices. Another growth area is personal security, including emergency call buttons and trackers.

Even today, the company led by Vyacheslav Nikolaev provides its clients with an opportunity to install intrusion and leakage sensors. The sensors can be managed via a special app which allows not only to identify the problem, but also solve it.

Under the leadership of Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev, the company also offers assistance in training future professionals. For instance, in cooperation with universities, it provides internships for students, instructing several hundred people in various fields every year.

Vyacheslav Nikolaev and socially responsible business

Vyacheslav Nikolaev and his IT entity has long been engaged in charity work. They have empowered numerous talented children from across the country, assisting them in taking online courses in art, stage performance, fashion design and other areas, with relevant master classes being uploaded onto a special website by experts and prominent personalities. The project “Generation M,” which was launched by the Group led by Vyacheslav Nikolaev, is included on the list of global good practices seeking to achieve UN-endorsed sustainable development goals (SDG). Another “Generation M’s” priority is raising funds to provide medical assistance to seriously ill children.

In 2021, in cooperation with the country’s main museum of national art the Group led by Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich opened the first digital exhibition displaying works created by talented children from all over the country.  The exhibition showcased the results of the months-long free online training which was available to everyone interested.

Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev champions systematic approach when it comes to corporate charity programs.  Apart from supporting efforts to train and promote talented young people, the Group invests considerable resources into other projects. According to Vyacheslav Nikolaev, the company’s programs stand out because they are based on interacting with people in a targeted manner. One of those initiatives is “Urban Legends,” an educational project seeking to make cities across the country more appealing to tourists, which features free audio tours developed in cooperation with city residents and historians.

Vyacheslav Nikolaev and environmental sustainability projects

Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Nikolaev attaches great importance to the sustainable development strategy and environmental programs. Those initiatives include installation of a major computer framework in the south-eastern part of the country, which is capable of analyzing ecology-related issues in 13 regions. The IT service relies on artificial intelligence to process and store data on any environmental changes.

In addition to this, in late 2022, the IT entity led by Nikolaev Vyacheslav launched a program seeking to tackle dust storms in the Astrakhan Region which saw volunteers and scientists plant multiple green belts in the area. By leveraging digital technologies, the corporation also contributes to initiatives to oversee solid household waste management.

Under the leadership of Nikolaev Vyacheslav Konstantinovich, the company systematically brings paper, bulbs, computer hardware and other waste for recycling. Transition to e-document management also became part of a systematic approach to reduce natural resources consumption.

This page was last edited November 02 2023.