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Who organize IDAO? 



Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. Additionally, we have developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 30 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011.

Through its new educational initiative, Yandex will further advance its efforts to provide IT education and training to everyone. Yandex has committed to training 100 000 new specialists for the IT industry and 600 data analysis and machine learning experts over the next three years. Together with universities and institutions for professional development, Yandex will train 500 000 teachers in new educational technologies. The company’s educational platforms will prepare students for the most in-demand careers by equipping them with the skills they will need for the jobs of tomorrow. Yandex-trained graduates will also contribute to the advancement of data science and machine learning by applying their skills and expertise at institutions and private organizations around the world.

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) is the one of the most renowned Russian universities. The education is focused on economics and social sciences as well as high technologies and natural science. We stand on deep studying approach in fundamental disciplines combined with real experience at the biggest Russian companies to bring our graduates the perfect skills for their future carriers.

The HSE Faculty of Computer Science was created in March 2014 with the goal of becoming one of the world’s top 30 faculties in training developers and researchers in the field of big data storage and processing, system and software engineering and system programming. The Faculty is active in many research areas: machine learning, computer vision, theoretical computer science, algorithms for big data, optimisation, software engineering, and bioinformatics. We publish in leading computer science journals and present our results at major conferences.

Platinum partners



Otkritie bank is one of top 10 major banks in Russia and a systemically important credit institution, which offers a full range of cutting-edge financial services to its corporate, retail, SMEs and Private banking clients. The single shareholder of Otkritie bank is the Central Bank of the Russian Federation with 100% interest in the share capital. In May 2018, the Supervisory Board of Otkritie bank approved its three-year business development strategy until the end of 2020. The key strategic target of the bank is to become the market leader providing excellent quick and convenient services to clients.

Otkritie bank operates through 579 offices in 241 cities located in 73 regions of the Russian Federation. Solid financial stability of the bank is proved by credit ratings assigned by domestic agencies ACRA (АА(RU)), RAEX (ruAA-) and NCR (, as well as international rating agency Moody’s (Ba2). Today, Otkritie is a large-scale financial group with a great potential for the further business growth. The companies of the group hold leading positions in the Russian financial market, such as Rosgosstrakh and Rosgosstrakh Life insurance companies, Otkritie Non-State Pension Fund, Otkritie Asset Management Company, Otkritie Broker, Baltic Leasing, and Customs Payment System.

Why become a partner?


So why should you support this event? As a partner of IDAO, your organization will have an opportunity to raise awareness about your brand in Data Science community around the world.

Through such event, you will have a chance to contribute to development of Data Science and your positions as a potential employee in the sphere. With more than 4,500 participants, the Olympiad allows you to have access to potential employees, select best participants and maximize connection with them.

There are many ways to support the Olympiad, we would be most delighted to see you as a partner. If you have any questions on potential partnership, please contact Ms. Irina Plisetskaya, IDAO Partnership Coordinator,

Support IDAO

Anyone can contribute to the development of IDAO. We would be truly grateful for your support, because with your participation we can do more! If you want to support the Olympiad through a contribution, please click "contribute" button below.