Kazakhstan begins training first batch of Certified SIRI Assessors


Astana International Financial Centre’s Tech Hub will be training Kazakhstan’s first batch of assessors in the first half of 2023. This training will be collaboratively managed by INCIT and Tech Hub.

The Certified SIRI Assessor (CSA) Programme teaches individuals how to use the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) methodology and tools, and how to conduct assessments of a country, region or industry’s readiness and potential for the adoption and implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies and practices. Upon completion of the programme, individuals become Certified SIRI Assessors, or CSAs, and are authorised to use the SIRI methodology and tools in their assessments.

The CSA Programme is designed for professionals from various backgrounds, including consultants, academics and industry experts, and provides a valuable opportunity for individuals looking to develop their skills and expertise in the area of Industry 4.0 and to make a contribution to the development of this important field.

Tech Hub CEO Bekzhan Mutanov said, “The launch of this program will allow the introduction of training tools for CSAs, which should help large Kazakhstani enterprises in digital transformation, identify their strengths and weaknesses. We are glad that the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) acts as a platform for the introduction and development of SIRI in Kazakhstan.”

INCIT Founder and CEO Raimund Klein said, “We are proud to be supporting Kazakhstan’s ambition of industrialisation with SIRI and digital maturity assessments. SIRI is a useful tool for assessing the current state of readiness for Industry 4.0 and identifying potential areas for development.”

The main advantages of using SIRI are:

  • Objective assessment: SIRI provides an objective and comprehensive assessment of the readiness of a country, region, or industry for Industry 4.0, based on a set of established criteria and indicators.
  • Benchmarking: SIRI allows countries, regions, and industries to benchmark their performance against others and identify areas for improvement.
  • Priority setting: SIRI provides a roadmap for the development of Industry 4.0 in a country, region or industry, highlighting the areas where investment and support are needed to achieve a high level of readiness.
  • Stakeholder engagement: SIRI provides a platform for stakeholders, including government, industry, and academia, to collaborate and engage in discussions about the development of Industry 4.0.
  • Evidence-based decision making: SIRI provides a basis for evidence-based decision-making about the development of Industry 4.0, by providing a comprehensive assessment of the current state of readiness and the potential for future development.

Klein added, “Using SIRI to create data evidence-based decisions for their digital transformation journey can help Kazakhstan make informed decisions about which technologies and strategies to implement, and how to allocate resources for maximum impact. By designing factories of the future and identifying specific technology drivers for Kazakhstan’s industry segments, the country can better position itself for success in the global marketplace.”