The Biggest IT Event in Eastern Europe
Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2017 Lviv, Ukraine
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IT Arena

IT Arena is a three-day event jam-packed with progressive ideas from global changemakers and the most inspiring thinkers. It is a place to meet trustworthy partners and learn about bold innovations that can transform businesses. It is the best platform for structured and informal networking that leaves plenty of space for entertainment!
2000
Participants
5000
Participants
Futureland
70
Outstanding
speakers
100
Startups
20
+
Meetups at
the City Centre

Conference Agenda

Tech Missions Agenda

Show Agenda
19:00
19:00
Executive Event
Reception with Lviv City Mayor
Speaker: Andrew Pavliv, Andriy Sadovyi, Stepan Veselovskyi
8:30
08:30
Registration
Registration
10:00
10:00
Opening ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Speaker: Arina, Andrew Pavliv, Ruslan Zakharchenko, Stepan Veselovskyi
11:00
11:00
Keynote Speech
Bluetooth Mesh – An Introduction for Developers
Speaker: Martin Woolley
Company: Bluetooth SIG
11:00
Business
Outsourcing: Build Trust to Build Business
Speaker: Kerry Hallard
Company: Global Sourcing Association
11:00
Keynote Speech
How to Build Awesome Product Teams
Speaker: Martin Eriksson
Company: Mind the Product
11:30
11:30
Business
Fireside Chat
Speaker: Harry Propper, Bogdan Tarlupa
12:00
12:00
Technology
An Introduction to Deep Learning with MXNet
Speaker: Julien Simon
Company: Amazon Web Services
12:00
Technology
How to decrease 68% probability of death from heart diseases with personal digital solutions?
Speaker: Andrei Karol
Company: Cardiolyse
12:00
Business
How to Make Ukraine top IT Outsourcing Destination
Speaker: Kerry Hallard, Andrew Pavliv, Taras Kytsmey, Marina Vyshegorodskikh, Oleksiy Skrypnyk
12:00
Product
You are not your target market. Developing products and empathy for users that are very different than you
Speaker: Lisa Long
Company: Telenor, Ex appear.in and Skype
13:00
13:00
Lunch
14:30
14:30
Bonus track
How developers, startups and large business can contribute from telecom data and services
Speaker: Vitaliy Soultan
Company: Kyivstar
14:30
Technology
Hello Quantum Machine Learning World
Speaker: Taras Firman
Company: ELEKS
14:30
Business
Outsourced Custom Software Development : M&A landscape and valuations
Speaker: Deepak Bhandari
Company: Avendus
14:30
Product
Four constants of product success. Lessons learned scaling a product from €0 to €10 million in ARR
Speaker: Jonathan Vella
Company: Hotjar
15:00
15:00
Bonus track
Non-Stop Startup Pitch
15:00
Business
Optimum prime: thoughts on effectiveness in big outsourcing
Speaker: Yuriy Kushla
Company: N-iX
15:30
15:30
Technology
The Future of 3D Biofabrication
Speaker: Ricky Solorzano
Company: BioBots
15:30
Technology
Euro 2.0 – Digitalizing Real Euros to the Ethereum Blockchain with Solidity, Spring Boot, and Estonian ID Card
Speaker: Chris Raastad
Company: TransferWise
15:30
Business
Hacking organizational culture & how Bayer is doing it
Speaker: Eugene Borukhovich
Company: Bayer
15:30
Product
How we managed products at Pipedrive
Speaker: Ragnar Sass
Company: Clanbeat, Pipedrive
16:00
16:00
Business
Fireside Chat: Top to do things for CEO to increase company evaluation
Speaker: Andrew Pavliv, Deepak Bhandari
16:30
16:30
Technology
Creating Intelligent Bots with the Microsoft Bot Framework
Speaker: Viktor Tsykunov
Company: Microsoft Ukraine
16:30
Video Talk
Airbnb’s technology stack and the use of machine learning to combat fraudulent transactions
Speaker: Dmitry Alexeenko
Company: Airbnb
16:30
Business
The phenomenon of Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Review and typical scenarios
Speaker: Serhii Bondarenko
Company: Deloitte
16:30
Product
What Product Managers Should Know About Marketing?
Speaker: Kristina Pototska
Company: RetargetApp
17:00
17:00
Panel Discussion: What will be the next truly revolutionary technological development in healthtech
Speaker: Ricky Solorzano, Andrei Karol, Rachel Sibley, Ahmed Daoud
17:00
Business
Finding a market – how Luftronix applied its autonomous navigation to aircraft inspection by drone
Speaker: Klaus Sonnenleiter
Company: Luftronix
17:00
Product
Designing with Data
Speaker: Patrick Newbery
Company: Method, GlobalLogic
18:00
18:00
Technology
Embedded is dead
Speaker: Leonid Khedyk
Company: PLVision
18:00
Technology
A hitchhiker’s guide to the blockchain galaxy
Speaker: David Acton
Company: iov42
20:00
20:00
Afterparty
Afterparty
20:00
Executive Event
Tech Lounge
Speaker: Alexander Nix, Martin Eriksson, Mike Butcher, Heather Samarin, John Cutler, Allan Grant, Ragnar Sass, Julien Simon, Andrew Pavliv, Taras Kytsmey, Ruslan Zakharchenko, Oleksiy Skrypnyk, Andriy Hankevych, Stepan Veselovskyi
08:30
08:30
Closed meeting of Ukrainian IT NGO Leaders
10:00
10:00
Keynote Speech
From Mad Men To Math Men
Speaker: Alexander Nix
Company: Cambridge Analytica
11:00
11:00
Technology
Big Data applied to the new BIS banking rules for the EU
Speaker: Alvaro Costa
Company: Synthetic Data
11:00
Technology
Compassionate Devices: The future of Disruption through Wearables and IoT
Speaker: Ahmed Daoud
Company:
11:00
Business
How AI will disrupt the world
Speaker: Mike Butcher
Company: TechCrunch
11:00
Product
Beyond Projects. Beyond Features
Speaker: John Cutler
Company: Zendesk
11:30
11:30
Business
Building the next 100 disruptive businesses out of Ukraine
Speaker: Yaroslav Azhnyuk
Company: Petcube
12:00
12:00
Coffee break
12:30
12:30
Technology
Reaching In and Reaching Out: How VR Interaction is Transforming Healthcare for Patients and Practitioners
Speaker: Rachel Sibley
Company: Leap Motion
12:30
Business
Angel Investment in Digital Economy Era
Speaker: Ali Rıza Babaoğlan
Company: BIC Angels
12:30
Product
The art of Influence: how to get what you want
Speaker: Vidya Dinamani, Heather Samarin
13:00
13:00
Technology
Will AI end the privacy, why is it a win for everybody
Speaker: Dmitri Lisitsky
Company: Influ2
13:00
Business
Fireside Chat: Serial entrepreneurship in Europe: lessons learned
Speaker: Ragnar Sass, Robin Wauters
13:30
13:30
Lunch
15:00
15:00
Keynote Speech
Immersive Automation Transcending Stages
Speaker: Jim Love
Company: TAIT
15:00
Business
Global Tech Trends
Speaker: Marvin Liao
Company: 500 Startups
15:00
Product
How To Hack Your Company For Product Management
Speaker: Jock Busuttil
Company: Product People Limited
15:30
15:30
Business
From Ukraine to Silicon Valley. Story of an immigrant starting seven companies and failing five times
Speaker: Allan Grant
Company: Hired
16:00
16:00
Workshop
Roundabout: Big Data architecture based on a 2-way data transmission using Spark Streaming
Speaker: Alvaro Costa
Company: Synthetic Data
16:00
Technology
Being serverless: worth it or not?
Speaker: Oleksii Ozun and Oleksandr Matviishyn
Company: ELEKS
16:00
Business
Pros and Cons of Investing into Eastern European companies
Speaker: Mike Butcher, Marvin Liao, Pavel Bogdanov, Volodymyr Nesterenko
16:00
Product
Why Data is Product Designer’s Best Friend
Speaker: Andriy Dyadyura
Company: Mixpanel, ex-Kayak
17:00
17:00
Bonus track
Startup Competition Finals
Speaker: Robin Wauters
Company: Tech.eu
17:00
Product
Product mindset in outsourcing – challenge accepted?
Speaker: Oksana Krykun, Marian Mota
17:30
17:30
Technology
Science is the new black: why do we do need math geeks in IT?
Speaker: Oleksandr Makoveychuk
Company: Abto Software
17:30
Product
Transformation: a pragmatic guide to how it can benefit your company
Speaker: Richard Pilling
Company: Luxoft
18:30
18:30
Bonus track
The Ceremony of Inauguration of IoT, AI, DS&IS programs
Speaker: Rachel Sibley
Company: Leap Motion
19:30
19:30
Bonus track
Startup Awards
Speaker: Arina
Company: IT ARENA
20:00
20:00
Futureland Festival
Line up: Cassius, Cape Cod, Pahatam, SE62
11:00
11:00
Technology
What does it take to clean an elephant with a toothbrush
Speaker: Volodymyr Yankevych
Company: Limelight
11:00
Technology
Deep dive into efficient techniques and tools for monitoring your software on production
Speaker: Andriy Zelinskyy
Company: CoreValue
11:00
Business
How machine learning can boost your business performance
Speaker: Adam Wiśniewski
Company: PwC Polska
11:00
Business
Blockchain Legal Aspects
Speaker: Serhii Bondarenko, Dmytro Pavlenko
11:00
Business
How to squeeze the maximum out of Tech Events and pitch the product to the foreign markets
Speaker: Alexandra Govorukha, Inna Stelmakh, Julia Petryk
11:00
Business
How to get best out of corporate and startup cooperation in the fintech world – best practice, lessons learned and startup acceleration opportunities
Speaker: Grzegorz Pawlicki
Company: PKO Bank Polski S.A.
11:00
Business
Building a reliable business upon outsourced IT services
Speaker: Paweł Kowalczyk
Company: Atman
11:00
Product
Blind gambling in estimating the projects
Speaker: Vasyl Pasichnyk
Company: DataArt
12:30
12:30
Technology
Infrastructure as a Code and Bringing applications to a Cloud
Speaker: Konrad Gądek
Company: Grid Dynamics
12:30
Business
How Salesforce Influences Health and PharmaTech
Speaker: Igor Kruglyak
Company: CoreValue
12:40
12:40
Technology
PWA. Be Web. Be Progressive
Speaker: Sergiy Babich
Company: N-iX
13:00
13:00
Technology
How to start coding with GOlang
Speaker: Ivan Kutuzov
Company: SoftServe
13:00
Business
The Actual Cases of Virtual Reality Development at N-iX
Speaker: Daniel Poludyonny
Company: N-iX
13:00
Business
How to Scale Agile for Large Products
Speaker: Yuriy Gaiduchok
Company: Ciklum
13:00
Business
Ukrainians at Tech Events of the World
Speaker: Yaroslav Azhnyuk, Alexandra Govorukha, Inna Stelmakh
13:00
Business
Empowerment for Results
Speaker: Daniel Lewis
Company:
13:00
Product
Product Engineering at Grammarly
Speaker: Alexander Marinich, Anna Glukhova
14:00
14:00
Technology
IoT gateway: Affordable tools for creating your own Smart Home
Speaker: Taras Chornyi
Company: PLVision
14:20
14:20
Business
Effective Financial Management in IT: from the project to the international holding
Speaker: Kostyantyn Yerokhin
Company: Intellias/LITS
15:00
15:00
Technology
The technologies behind the scale restaurant service
Speaker: Ihor Shalimov
Company: Dev-Pro
15:00
Business
Future of business analysis and how not to miss your chance
Speaker: Nataliya Nazar, Iryna Kriuchkova
15:00
Product
A bit of UX for an outsource giant
Speaker: Anastasia Rezhepp
Company: DataArt
16:00
16:00
Business
Developing Sales Process for UA IT Outsourcing Company
Speaker: Orysya Sklyar
Company: Zozoola
16:00
Business
Business Plan in 60 Minutes
Speaker: Ihor Kostiv
Company: GlobalLogic
17:00
17:00
Business
Establishing the PMO – towards to perfection
Speaker: Denys Prylutskyi
Company: Perfectial
17:00
Business
How to buy a smart apartment in Lviv
17:00
Business
Creative economy. The ”reset” button for your city
Speaker: Andrew Pavliv, Taras Yurynts, Oleh Matseh, Andriy Khudo
17:00
Product
How To Lose All Clients: Managing Customer Experience
Speaker: Mike Gorodetskyy
Company: Aiia International, LITS Kyiv
19:30
19:30
Final Afterparty

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Speaker Lineup

Founder of ProductTank and Co-founder and Curator of Mind the Product
Mind the Product
Chief Product Officer AristaMD, ProductRebels, ex Intuit
AristaMD, ProductRebels, ex Intuit
Senior Product Manager / Search Platform and Relevance at Zendesk
Zendesk
CEO & Co-founder @ Clanbeat, co-founder @ Pipedrive
Clanbeat, Pipedrive

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  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Afterparties
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100 $
Senior
All Standard Options Plus:
  • Free access to the conference videos
  • +1 Futureland Festival ticket
150 $
Executive
All Senior Options Plus:
  • Reception with the city mayor
  • Tech Lounge ticket
  • Transfer from the hotel
  • VIP ticket for the Futureland Festival
  • Brand T-shirt
300 $
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  • Tech Expo
  • Startup Competition
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Afterparties
  • Futureland Festival Ticket
110 $
Senior
All Standard Options Plus:
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  • +1 Futureland Festival ticket
170 $
Executive
All Senior Options Plus:
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  • Tech Lounge ticket
  • Transfer from the hotel
  • VIP ticket for the Futureland Festival
  • Brand T-shirt
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  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Afterparties
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  • Tech Lounge ticket
  • Transfer from the hotel
  • VIP ticket for the Futureland Festival
  • Brand T-shirt
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  • Tech Lounge ticket
  • Transfer from the hotel
  • VIP ticket for the Futureland Festival
  • Brand T-shirt
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