Maxim has more than 25 years of experience in information and digital technologies. In the early 2000s, he co-founded an IT management consulting and training company, and personally trained and advised numerous IT managers. Maxim was involved in the development of innovations in the financial sector, as head of the Centre for Financial Technologies at the Bank of Russia. His work was focused on disruptive technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, digital platforms, open API, and the creation of innovative ecosystems. Work with innovations was a logical continuation of his previous activities as Chief IT Architect, Bank of Russia. Maxim was engaged in the development of IT architecture, IT and FinTech strategies. Currently, Maxim is the Executive Partner, Gartner research and advisory company, and Dean of the Digital Transformation Faculty at Moscow Advanced Communications School.