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SOFTWARE
DEVELOPMENT
FORUM
The event, that determines the future of Ukrainian IT industry.
Organized by the IT Ukraine Association

Oct 27 | Saturday
09.00 – 18.30
Kyiv, CEC "Parkovy"
400+
representatives of IT-business, government, international organizations and Ukrainian media
68%
of participants are C-level executives, founders and business owners
25 speakers
international and local speakers to provide you the best practices and inspire for new achievements
2 tracks
tracks for large-scale business and rapidly developing companies
SDF18 SPEAKERS
Industry leaders and recognized experts, who will share their experience and bright insights
KEY SPEAKERS
ALL SPEAKERS
PANELISTS
Oleksandr Kubrakov
Executive Director, IT Ukraine Association
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Igor Byeda
General Director, GlobalLogic Ukraine
President of the IT Ukraine Association
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Kerry Hallard
CEO & President, Global Sourcing Association
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Torjus Jensen
Managing Partner, NorthLight Partners
Kerry Hallard
CEO & President, Global Sourcing Association
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Torjus Jensen
Managing Partner, NorthLight Partners
Jan Erik Aase
Director & Principal Analist, ISG Research
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Darja Gornitskaya
General Manager, Astound Commerce Ukraine
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Andriy Yavorskiy
Vice President on Engineering, GlobalLogic Ukraine
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Vitaliy Gorovoy
Managing Partner, Insoft Capital
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Oleksandr Sambuk
Consultant and Advisor, Expert in Scaling and Transforming Software Businesses
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Daniel Riley
Partner,
EMEA Talent Practice, Aon Hewitt
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Alexey Honcharuk
Head of Better Regulation Delivery Office
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Dmitriy Lisitsky
CEO & Co-founder of Influ2
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Yuriy Antoniuk
Head of EPAM Ukraine
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Olexandr Danchenko
MP, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Informatization and Communications
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Anze Jereb
Executive Creative Director, BBDO Ukraine & Central Asia
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Olga Panteleymonova
General Director, Star Media
Valery Krasovsky
CEO & Co-Founder, Sigma Software
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Jan Erik Aase
Director & Principal Analist, ISG Research
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Darja Gornitskaya
General Manager, Astound Commerce Ukraine
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Andriy Yavorskiy
Vice President on Engineering, GlobalLogic Ukraine
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Vitaliy Gorovoy
Managing Partner, InSoft Capital
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Alexandr Sambuk
Business Development Consultant, USA
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Daniel Riley
Partner,
EMEA Talent Practice, Aon Hewitt
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Olga Gorbanovskaya
Partner, People Advisory Services Leader, EY Ukraine
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Natalia Gorbenko
HR Operations Director for Eastern Europe, Luxoft
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Olga Gorbanovskaya
Partner, People Advisory Services Leader, EY Ukraine
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Natalia Gorbenko
HR Operations Director for Eastern Europe, Luxoft
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Nataliia Kolyadko
Training & Development Team Lead, EPAM Systems
Yuliya Dubova
PhD, Vice President of Engineering, GlobalLogic Ukraine
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Eran Lasser
Co-founder of IT Training Center DAN.IT education
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General Agenda
10:00 - 10:25
Opening Speech. Presentation of IT Research Results
Igor Byeda, GlobalLogic Ukraine
Oleksandr Kubrakov,
IT Ukraine Association
General
12:35 - 12:55
Coffee Break
13:50 - 14:10
Outsourcing Market: Global Overview
Visionary
Kerry Hallard,
Global Sourcing Association
10:30 - 11:10
Global Market: Positioning of Ukraine
Kerry Hallard,
Global Sourcing Association
General
Keynote Speech
11:15 - 11:40
Ukrainian IT Services: The Story from Client's Side
Torjus Jensen, NorthLight Partners
General
12:00 - 12:35
Creativity as a New Economy Driver
Oleksiy Honcharuk,
BRDO
General
Panel Discussion
12:55 - 13:35
Outsourcing & R&D Development Tendencies: Global Overview
Jan Erik Aase,
ISG Research
General
Keynote Speech
11:45 - 12:00
Coffee Break
09:00 - 10:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Moderator
Yuriy Antoniuk,
EPAM Ukraine
Valery Krasovsky,
Sigma Software
Panelists
Anze Jereb,
BBDO Ukraine & Central Asia
13:50 - 14:10
From Small to Large:
How to?
Aspirational
14:15 - 14:55
M&A: How to Choose a Right Deal?
Visionary
Darja Gornitska,
Astound Commerce Ukraine
14:35 - 14:55
Sales, Account Management, and Delivery: 4 Components of Successful Collaboration
Aspirational
Andriy Yavorskiy,
GlobalLogic Ukraine
14:15 - 14:35
Funds Attraction for Service IT Company
Aspirational
Vitaliy Gorovoy,
InSoft Capital
Oleksandr Sambuk,
Independent Consultant
15:00 - 16:00
Lunch & Networking Break
16:00 - 16:20
Inspiration without Borders: Re-Imagining Your People Strategy of Tomorrow
Daniel Riley,
Aon Hewit
General
Keynote Speech
16:30 - 16:50
Human Capital: Global Trends and Prospects
Visionary
Olga Gorbanovska,
EY Ukraine
16:30 - 16:50
How not to Step on the Same Rake in Leadership Development

Aspirational
Nataliia Koliadko,
EPAM Systems
16:55 - 17:15
Working Human in the Digital Age

Visionary
Natalia Gorbenko
Luxoft
16:55 - 17:15
How to Grow Your Startup from 5 to 50? Tips for Successful Hiring (from israeli perspective)
Aspirational
17:20 - 19:00
Closing Part. Wine & Sweets
Human Capital
Business Development
Global Competition
Olga Panteleymonova,
Star Media
Oleksandr Danchenko,
Ukrainian Parliament
Eran Lasser
Dan.IT Education
Yuliya Dubova,
GlobalLogic Ukraine
Igor Byeda
Managing Director, GlobalLogic Ukraine
Igor has extensive experience in managing large-scale software R&D services, including building and maintaining relationships between clients and offshore teams. As Managing Director of GlobalLogic's Ukraine engineering centers, he is responsible for the entire region's operations, from business development and engineering to PR, infrastructure, and talent retention.

Igor has a strong engineering background and previously spent many years as GlobalLogic's Vice President of Delivery in Ukraine.
Anze Jereb
Executive Creative Director, BBDO Ukraine & Central Asia
Began his career 24 years ago in Slovenia.

Worked in different local and international creative agencies in Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Ukraine.

Eran Lasser
Co-founder of IT Training Center DAN.IT education
Eran Lasser is an Israeli businessman with over 20 years experience in IT business and IT education, co-founder of the IT Training Center DAN.IT education, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Eran founded and managed for 20 years the training center John Bryce Training, which has over 70% of the Israeli IT education market. The branches of the Center are also opened in China, Turkey and Hungary.

Since 2015, Eran Lasser has been the executive director of Extreme Group (Israel), a senior investment advisor to the Synergy China Funds (China) venture capital fund specializing in investments in Israeli high-tech business. In 2005-2014, Eran also headed the Israeli IT company Matrix Global.

For seven years (1983-1990), Eran held command positions at Mamram, the center of computer and information systems of the Israeli Army.

Yuliya Dubova
Vice President of Engineering at GlobalLogic
Yuliya Dubova is Vice President of Engineering at GlobalLogic. She manages a department of over 800 engineers dealing with communication and media projects. She is also responsible for coordination of engineering in the company's offices in Kyiv and Mykolayiv.

Yuliya graduated from Vinnytsia National Technical University as an engineer. In 2007, she defended her PhD thesis in Mathematical Modeling.

Yuliya has been in the IT industry in Ukraine since 2001, and she has been with GlobalLogic for more than 10 years. During her career, Yuliya has dealt with analytics and delivery, led a QA department and held positions of Account Manager, Senior Project Manager, Engineering Director. Digital transformation, business development strategies, media and telecommunication industries transformation are among Yuliya's interests.
Valeriy Krasovsky
CEO & Co-Founder, Sigma Software
Being the co-founder of Sigma Software, Valery Krasovsky headed the company since its inception, first as a Chief Operating Office, and then as Chief Executive Officer. Under Valery`s leadership the company has grown from a small business with few clients in Europe to a premier software provider offering superior quality IT services for such companies like Volvo, AT&T, SAS, Fortum, Formpipe, Scania, and other world-known brands.

Valery has been involved in the cooperation with state bodies within the frameworks of the European Business Association and its Information Technology Committee. In 2011 he headed the Working Group under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine aimed at Ukrainian IT education development and building the bridge between business and educational establishments.

Experienced speaker at Ukrainian and global conferences: Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum, Seattle Tech Days, UTGem (San Francisco), Nordic Days, Tiger conference, and others.

Dmytro Lisitski
CEO and Co-founder, Influ2
Dmitri is the CEO and co-founder of Influ2 - the first person-based advertising platform for B2B. In the past, he co-founded the Eastern European arm of GlobalLogic.Dmitri developed Gett Delivery & Services business in the UK, Russia, and Israel. He was in charge of the merger of Bigmir.net, Tochka.net, I.ua, Digimedia and Mi6 under the umbrella of UMH Digital followed by successful sale as a part of UMH acquisition. Dmitri holds MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School.
Jan Erik Aase
Director and Principal Analyst, ISG Research
Mr. Aase brings extensive experience in the implementation and research of service integration and management of both IT and business processes;. With over 32 years of experience, he is highly skilled at analyzing vendor governance trends and methodologies, identifying inefficiencies in current processes, and advising the industry.

Jan Erik has experience on all four sides of the sourcing and vendor governance lifecycle - as a client, an industry analyst, a service provider and an advisor. Now as a research director and principal analyst, he is very well positioned to assess and report on the state of the industry and make recommendations for both enterprises and service provider clients.

Moreover, the expert has over 28 years of experience as a client. At both American Express and Ameriprise Financial, he lead vendor management offices and managed strategic outsourcing relationships. As an industry analyst at Forrester Research Inc., he conducted and wrote research on the topics of innovation, the future of outsourcing, sourcing models, risk, governance, captive centers, testing and alternative markets. As a service provider at Infosys, he was accountable for helping clients improve the relationship and value they were getting from their outsourcing engagements.

Andriy Yavorskiy
VP on Engineering, GlobalLogic Ukraine
Andrii Yavorsky has more than 10 years of experience in IT industry, and particularly in project management. He is a Certified Scrum Master and a Certified Project Management Professional. He has joined GlobalLogic team in 2009 as a Senior Project Manager and rose from the ranks to Vice President. Currently, he serves as Engineering Location Head at GlobalLogic Kyiv

Andrii Yavorskyi is also an author of a number of publications, an experienced speaker at professional events and a jury member at Ukrainian IT Awards.

Kerry Hallard
CEO & President, Global Sourcing Association UK
Kerry previously held the titles of CEO of the National Outsourcing Association and Director of the European Outsourcing Association and recently led the organisations' highly successful global rebrand.

Kerry's focus is on growing the reach and the positive reputation of the sourcing industry globally, through the development and dissemination of standards and qualifications. Kerry recently established the GSA's Standard Advisory Group, enlisting representation from 20 countries around the world, as well as senior buyers, service providers and accreditation partners.
Aleksander Kubrakov
Executive Director, IT Ukraine Association
Aleksander Kubrakov holds the position of Executive Director of the IT Ukraine Association since summer 2017. Among his key tasks – strategic development of the organization and ensuring of further growth of the community.

He is an experienced expert of IT and telecom market, took part in realization of numerous mass-scale projects: implementation of the unified paperflow system in Kyiv State Administration, development of Kyiv's transport strategy in partnership with World Bank, launch of nation-wide internet network for the leading telecom services provider in Ukraine.

Graduate of Kyiv National Economic University and special short-program of Harvard Kennedy School. Along with his work at the IT Ukraine Association, Aleksandr also is IT & Telecom Sector Leader and the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).

Darja Gornitskaya
General Manager, Astound Commerce Ukraine
Darja has more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of the information technologies, implementation and management of ecommerce projects. About 11 years ago joined Astound Commerce team, a leader of ecommerce solutions development for worldwide iconic brands, and the company which is in TOP-25 Ukrainian IT-companies list. During her work in the company Daria has passed a career path from the front-end developer to the position of General Manager of Astound Commerce in Ukraine.
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Natalia Gorbenko
HR Operations Director for Eastern Europe, Luxoft
Natalia is a recognized HR Leader with extensive and diverse experience in various industries (Beauty, Telecom, IT) and on multiple geographies (Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Romania, UK, USA, Mexico; EMEA region). Natalia is focused on Employee Experience and seamless HR processes aimed at sustainable Employee engagement and business continuity.
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Daniel Riley
Partner, EMEA Talent Practice Leader, Aon Hewitt
Dan is a thought leader, technologist, consultant and change agent in the area of talent management, the future of work and the impact technology has on that future.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry. He has worked with industry leading companies around the world to help them transform their HR vision and strategy. Dan co-founded Modern Survey in 1999 until 2016 when the company was sold to Aon and served as its Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for the innovative and disruptive vision and strategy. Dan now servers as Partner and EMEA Talent Practice Leader at Aon.

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Alexander Sambuk
Consultant and Advisor, Expert in Scaling and Transforming Software Businesses
Alexander Sambuk is a recognized management professional in IT and software business. His scope of expertise includes: business development; service delivery and product management; all areas of internal operations. Alexander worked with leading investment banks, custom software development companies, cybersecurity corporations, and more – at scale from Zero to 5000 people and from Zero to $500M of revenue.
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Yuriy Antoniuk
Head of EPAM Ukraine
Yury 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 the country.

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 young professionals.
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Oleksandr Danchenko
MP, 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.
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Oleksiy Honcharuk
Head of BRDO
An experienced lawyer, master of public administration. He holds a Ph.D. in Law. One of the leading experts in investing in housing construction in Ukraine. In the past, he was managing partner at Constructive Lawyers, an advisor to the former Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources.
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Olga Gorbanovskaya
Partner, Tax & Legal Department, People Advisory Services Leader, EY Ukraine
Olga started her career at Arthur Andersen in 1998 and joined EY in 2002. During more than 20 years in professional services Olga served a number of prominent multinational and local clients in the area of human capital management, individual tax planning, development and implementation of HR administration strategies.

She is MA in Economics (1996), PhD in Economics (1997) and MA in Law (2003). Also Olga is a member of AICPA (American Institute of Chartered Public Accountants) (2003), a CPA in the US (Certified Public Accountant), a certified MBTI practitioner, also a certified ACC coach (Accredited Certified Coach) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF, International Coach Federation).

Many years of experience at assisting businesses to attain professional advice in the field of HR management allowed Olga to develop proven methods of work to resolve some complex issues of personnel policy facing our clients.
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Vitaliy Gorovoy
Managing Partner, InSoft Capital
Vitaliy has got a nine-year experience in working for investment banking and more than a seven-year experience in IT-companies' and projects' management. The founder and the managing partner at the holding company InSoft, which makes investments into the Ukrainian IT-outsourcing companies and helps its active development (he acts as an active investor, is involved into operational activity and changes of business processes), and also attracts world companies to Ukraine as co-investors.

A member of the Board of Directors of Core Value, a mentor at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School. Within InSoft activity, he deals with foreign investments, M&A agreements, IT-companies management and development of IT-outsourcing ecosystem.
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