Ukrainian Software Development Forum – is a unique high-level event organized by IT Ukraine Association for IT industry representatives.

This year the SDF unites 300 participants, 50 top speakers from international business and government at one communicational platform to discuss global economics and tech agenda, significant trends and opportunities standing behind them, and their impact on growth and prosperity of the country.

Get the first hands insights and experience from the top notch international experts and Ukrainian think tanks that drives economic transformation of our country.

Participants

300

Participants

Speakers

50

Speakers

% top managers

85%

% top managers

 Ukrainian IT on a Global Market

Ukrainian IT on a Global Market

Economics Trends

Economics Trends

IT Education: Fundamentals of the Future

IT Education: Fundamentals of the Future

Follow the Leader: the Best Cases of Ukrainian IT in the World

Follow the Leader: the Best Cases of Ukrainian IT in the World

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Opening and Welcome Speech

The main hall

10:00-10:15

Speakers:

Yury Antoniuk

Yury Antoniuk

President of "IT Ukraine" Association, Managing Director at EPAM Ukraine

Yury holds position of the President of the Association ""IT Ukraine"", is a leader and visionary of EPAM Ukraine, part of the international corporation EPAM Systems. Yuriy lead Ukrainian EPAM office since the first year of foundation. Under his leadership, EPAM Ukraine became the largest outsourcing company in Ukraine.
By focusing on the business and technical competence of the company, Yuri launched another 4 offices in EPAM Ukraine actively developing the cooperation programs with major universities Ukraine to prepare the young professionals.

Ukrainian IT: Global Outlook and Domestic Impact

The main hall

10:15 - 11:30

Ukrainian IT on a Global Market

Growth of Creative Industry. PwC Research Insights

Speakers:

Stanislav Sheliakin

Stanislav Sheliakin

Senior Consultant, PwC Ukraine

Mike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. Professor Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory; he continues to serve as a NASA Expert. Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. The author/editor of more than 15 books and over 200 articles on various aspects of Software Engineering. Mr. Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional.

Panel Discussion “Expanding Role of Creative Industry”

Speakers:

Yury Antoniuk

Yury Antoniuk

President of "IT Ukraine" Association, Managing Director at EPAM Ukraine

Yury holds position of the President of the Association "IT Ukraine", is a leader and visionary of EPAM Ukraine, part of the international corporation EPAM Systems. Yuriy lead Ukrainian EPAM office since the first year of foundation. Under his leadership, EPAM Ukraine became the largest outsourcing company in Ukraine.
By focusing on the business and technical competence of the company, Yuri launched another 4 offices in EPAM Ukraine actively developing the cooperation programs with major universities Ukraine to prepare the young professionals.

Maksym Nefyodov

Maksym Nefyodov

First deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

In 2010-2015 worked as Managing Partner at ICON Private Equity - investmnent fund, operating in Ukraine and CIS countries. Mr. Nefyodov was in charge of Kyiv office and investment portfolio of the fund.

Stanislav Sheliakin

Stanislav Sheliakin

Senior Consultant, PwC Ukraine

Has over 3 years of professional experience in advisory services for the companies and government organizations in Ukraine. He has experience of working with major companies in Ukraine from IT, food and beverages, metal processing, agricultural industries and municipal and central governments. Specialization: strategic business development, business processes optimization.

Oleksander Ryzhenko

Oleksander Ryzhenko

Head of the State Agency for E-Governance of Ukraine

Master of Administrative Management, qualified ingeneer and system integrator. Started his career on a postion of a senior progrmmer. In 2011-2014 held a position of IT Department Director of Vinnytsya city council.

Oleksandr Danchenko

Oleksandr Danchenko

Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Informatization and Communications

Ukrainian politician, Member of Parliament of Ukraine. Previously held a position of General Diector at Datagrouop company.

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

Global competition. Are we ready?

The main hall

12:00 - 13:30

Economics Trends

Speakers:

Satu Kahkonen

Satu Kahkonen

Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, World Bank

Satu Kahkonen is the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, joining the position in July 2016 and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ms. Kahkonen oversees the Bank’s program in the three countries and leads policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society and other partners. Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Kahkonen was part of the faculty of the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS), a think tank affiliated with the Department of Economics and headed by the late Professor Mancur Olson.

The Digital Workforce

Speakers:

Patrick R. Corcoran

Patrick R. Corcoran

Global Director of External Relations, Luxoft

Patrick is the Global Director of External Relations at Luxoft focused on industry analysts, sourcing advisors, and the media. Prior to joining Luxoft, Patrick worked as a Global Account Executive for the International Institute for Learning; Consultant with the Public Affairs Council; Teaching Assistant and Research Associate at The Catholic University of America. He holds an MA of International Relations from The New School and has an extensive publication, interview, and podcast track record. He also enjoys travel, golf, and cooking.

Panel Discussion “Global economics agenda. Ukraine’s place in it”

Speakers:

Maksym Nefyodov

Maksym Nefyodov

First deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

In 2010-2015 worked as Managing Partner at ICON Private Equity - investmnent fund, operating in Ukraine and CIS countries. Mr. Nefyodov was in charge of Kyiv office and investment portfolio of the fund.

Viktor Halasiuk

Viktor Halasiuk

President of the Ukrainian Association for the Club of Rome, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, PhD

Ukrainian economist and politician, Member of Parliament of Ukraine, President of Ukrainian Association of Club of Rome, member of National Council Reform, Honorary President of Ukrainian Association for Innovative Development

Satu Kahkonen

Satu Kahkonen

Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine

Satu Kahkonen is the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, joining the position in July 2016 and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ms. Kahkonen oversees the Bank’s program in the three countries and leads policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society and other partners. Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Kahkonen was part of the faculty of the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS), a think tank affiliated with the Department of Economics and headed by the late Professor Mancur Olson.

Oleksiy Skrypnyk

Oleksiy Skrypnyk

Co-founder of ELEKS company, Deputy Head of Parliamentary Committee on Science and Education

Ukrainian politician, Member of Parliament of Ukraine, Deputy Head of Permanent Delegation at NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Oleksiy is a famous Ukrainian entrepreneur, scientist and civic leader. Former senior lecturer at software development faculty of Lviv Polytechnic National University. Today he continues to work as a lecturer at Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. Recognized expert in spheres of energy, IT, science and education, management and strategic development.

Patrick R. Corcoran

Patrick R. Corcoran

Global Director of External Relations, Luxoft

Patrick is the Global Director of External Relations at Luxoft focused on industry analysts, sourcing advisors, and the media. Prior to joining Luxoft, Patrick worked as a Global Account Executive for the International Institute for Learning; Consultant with the Public Affairs Council; Teaching Assistant and Research Associate at The Catholic University of America. He holds an MA of International Relations from The New School and has an extensive publication, interview, and podcast track record. He also enjoys travel, golf, and cooking.

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

IT Education: Fundamentals of the Future

The main hall

14:30 - 16:00

Encouraging engagement in programming

Speakers:

​Mike Hinchey

​Mike Hinchey

IFIP President

Mike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. Professor Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory; he continues to serve as a NASA Expert. Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. The author/editor of more than 15 books and over 200 articles on various aspects of Software Engineering. Mr. Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional.

Presentation of Educational Portrait of IT Specialist

Speakers:

Kostiantyn Patsera

Kostiantyn Patsera

Adjunct Professor in Statistics & Business Analysis

Kostyantyn Patsera is is a head of Analytical Boutique company. Before entering consulting sphere
Kostyantyn was working at Kyivstar as Modeling Manager in Business Analysis
and Marketing Planning department. Since 2012 he has been teaching courses Analytics
for TOP-managers and Analytics for HR at LvBS [Lviv Business School of UCU].
Corporate clients: OKKO, Kyivstar, Imperial Tobacco, Comfy, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Nemiroff, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukrsibbank, MTS, British American Tobacco and many others.

Panel Discussion with Ministry of Education

Speakers:

Yaroslav Prytula

Yaroslav Prytula

Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ukrainian Catholic University

Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics, professor of quantitative methods for business decisions making and economics at UCU’s Lviv Business School. Visiting research scholar at The George Washington University (USA). Was a research consultant for the National Bank of Poland in the area of economic projections for Eastern Europe. Fellow of the Global Policy Fellows Program at the Institute of Higher Education Policy (Washington, USA). Interested in econometric modeling and forecasting, research in micro- and macro-economics.

Kostiantyn Patsera

Kostiantyn Patsera

Adjunct Professor in Statistics & Business Analysis

Kostyantyn Patsera is is a head of Analytical Boutique company. Before entering consulting sphere Kostyantyn was working at Kyivstar as Modeling Manager in Business Analysis and Marketing Planning department. Since 2012 he has been teaching courses Analytics for TOP-managers and Analytics for HR at LvBS [Lviv Business School of UCU]. Corporate clients: OKKO, Kyivstar, Imperial Tobacco, Comfy, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Nemiroff, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukrsibbank, MTS, British American Tobacco and many others.

​Mike Hinchey

​Mike Hinchey

IFIP President

Mike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. Professor Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory; he continues to serve as a NASA Expert. Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. The author/editor of more than 15 books and over 200 articles on various aspects of Software Engineering. Mr. Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional.

Eran Lasser

Eran Lasser

CO-FOUNDER, DAN.IT education

Israeli entrepreneur with over 20 years in IT-business and IT-education. Founder of educational center John Bryce Training, that today occupies 70% of IT-education market in Israel. Branches of the Center actively work in China, Turkey and Hungary. Since 2015 Eran has been combining positions of Executive Head of the Board at IT-company Extreme Group (Israel) and Senior Investment Advisor at venture capital fund Synergy China Funds (China).

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

Follow the Leader: the Best Cases of Ukrainian IT in the World

The main hall

16:30 – 18:00

Cases of successful cooperation between Ukrainian IT companies
and top international companies.

Speakers:

Valeriy Kutsyy

Valeriy Kutsyy

CEO, Miratech

Valeriy holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and an Executive MBA. Joined Miratech in 1998 as a software engineer. He advanced through a range of positions with increasing responsibilities and began serving as CEO in January, 2008. Valeriy also is a member of the Metro New York chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

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Exclusive partner

MIRATECH

Bank partner

UKRSIBBANK

Gold partner

EPAM

Silver partner

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