Uniting Global Tech In Ukraine
Sep 28 - 30, 2018 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!
2800
Participants
90
Outstanding
speakers
100
Startups
50
+
Meetups at
the City Centre

Conference Agenda

  • 2018-09-28 08:00:00 2018-09-30 23:50:00 Europe/Kiev IT Arena Stryiska St, 199, Arena Lviv
20:00
20:00
Executive Event ( only for executive ticket holders)
City Mayor Reception
08:00
08:00
Registration
Registration
10:00
10:00
Opening ceremony
Grand Opening Ceremony of IT Arena 2018
11:00
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
11:30
Technology
Technology Big Bang! How businesses create competitive advantage through advanced technologies and innovation.
Speaker: Alex Chubay
Company: SoftServe
11:30
Business
The 4th industrial revolution gives Ukraine’s businesses the chance to re-invent themselves and compete with the established players
Speaker: Shamus Rae
Company: KPMG
11:30
Product
Lessons Learned from Leading Growth Teams @ Google
Speaker: Thabet Alfishawi
Company: Google Assistant, ex Youtube
11:30
Startup
How the smartest startup ecosystem helped Taxify become a unicorn?
Speaker: Martin Villig
Company: Taxify
12:15
12:15
Technology
Blockchain in real IT (Myths & Reality)
Speaker: Anatoliy Lytovchenko
Company: ELEKS
12:15
Technology
The magic of Auto DevOps
Speaker: Dmitriy Zaporozhets
Company: GitLab Inc.
12:15
Business
Sales Strategy 2.0 – Increase Revenues With These New Rules
Speaker: John Sung Kim
Company: JetBridge
12:15
Product
Data-Driven Decision Making for Product People
Speaker: Josh Twist
Company: Facebook, ex Principal PM at Microsoft
12:15
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal #1
13:00
13:00
Lunch
14:30
14:30
Technology
Using OWIN, Webhooks, Event Sourcing and the Onion Architecture to decompose a monolith into microservices
Speaker: Dennis Doomen
Company: AVIVA Solutions
14:30
Technology
Security for the Future: Work Smart and Stay Safe
Speaker: Oliver Madden
Company: Google Cloud
14:30
Business
How to scale a service business. Is it possible at all?
Speaker: David Braun
Company: TemplateMonster
14:30
Product
Strong Engineering Culture. Strong Product Culture
Speaker: Andrew Martinez-Fonts
Company: Yelp, ex-Ebay
15:15
15:15
Technology
Conversational commerce: emerging architectures for smart & useful chatbots
Speaker: Victoria Livschitz
Company: Grid Dynamics
15:15
Technology
Jet Packs, Iron Man Suits, Killer Underwear, Transforming Human Capabilities
Speaker: Joe Hitt
Company: Wearable Robotics Association, GoX Studio, Fitt Scientific
15:15
Business
TBA
Speaker: Igor Zhadanov
Company: Readdle
15:15
Product
How to Get Media Attention
Speaker: Myriam Joire
Company: TNKGRL media
15:15
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal #2
16:00
16:00
Coffee break
16:30
16:30
Technology
Creating Ukraine’s 5G Future Together: from successful kick-off of 4G to even faster economy in the future
Speaker: Ismet Yazici
Company: lifecell
16:30
Technology
Reducing technical debt in software architecture
Speaker: Florian Stefan
Company: eBay
16:30
Business
Still cold calling your leads? Grammarly’s cold email strategy which will get you on a meeting
Speaker: Igor Karpets
Company: Grammarly
16:30
Product
Measuring Product-Market Fit Quantitatively. Setapp and Slack examples
Speaker: Pavlo Pedenko
Company: Setapp
17:15
17:15
Technology
Make Your Apps Smarter With the Power of AI
Speaker: Gerald Versluis
Company:
17:15
Technology
Rethinking HCI: Focus on AR/VR
Speaker: Zakaria Jaiathe
Company: SAP
17:15
Business
Worldwide skills shortage overview. Can it be resolved? Talking including Israeli perspective
Speaker: Eran Lasser
Company: DAN.IT
17:15
Product
Engaging Users and Stakeholders in Design Process
Speaker: Slyusarchuk Oleg, Kateryna Korovkina
17:30
17:30
Startup
Announcing finalists
18:00
18:00
Startup
Presentation workshop
18:15
18:15
Bonus track
New Lviv IT Cluster Educational Programs Innauguration
Speaker: Ismet Yazici, Oles Hodych
20:00
20:00
Afterparty
1-st Day Afterparty
20:00
Executive Event ( only for executive ticket holders)
Tech Lounge
10:15
10:15
Keynote Speech
From Cardshark to Angel
Speaker: Semyon Dukach
Company: One Way Ventures, TechStars
11:00
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
11:30
Keynote Speech
The Journey to AI
Speaker: Cassie Kozyrkov
Company: Google Cloud
11:30
Business
Love in a Time of Technology
Speaker: Stephanie Alys
Company: MysteryVibe
11:30
Product
Designing your product’s continuous feedback loop
Speaker: Sachin Rekhi
Company: Notejoy
12:15
12:15
Technology
Best Practices for Your Site in 2018
Speaker: Valentyn Pylypchuk
Company: Google
12:15
Technology
Digital Transformation for Automotive Industry: Hype or Hope?
Speaker: Ihor Starepravo
Company: Intellias
12:15
Business
Selling Professional Services to Enterprise-level Customers in the US
Speaker: Sergei V. Ostapenko
Company: Valtech
12:15
Product
How to Design for Behavioral Change
Speaker: Matt Wallaert
Company: Clover Health
12:15
Startup
Fireside Chat
Speaker: John Sung Kim
Company: JetBridge
13:00
13:00
Lunch
14:30
14:30
Technology
The future crimes and predestination of cyber security. Thoughts aloud in a whiskey bar
Speaker: Iurii Garasym
Company: ELEKS
14:30
Technology
Navigating the Skies
Speaker: Oles Hodych
Company: Fielden Management Services
14:30
Business
Building Global Products and Teams
Speaker: Vladimir Kovalyov
Company: Paymentwall
14:30
Startup
Building startup. From idea to the market.
Speaker: Vlad Tislenko
Company: Concepter
15:15
15:15
Technology
SRE, DevOps, Google, and you
Speaker: Björn Rabenstein
Company: Soundcloud
15:15
Technology
And the Immersive Web?
Speaker: Diego González-Zúñiga
Company: Samsung
15:15
Business
Evergreen Traffic Machine: How To Build An Indestructible Growth Engine That Compounds Over Time
Speaker: Eric Siu
Company: SingleGrain
15:15
Product
What a product manager needs to know about code quality
Speaker: Michael Rutledge
Company: OLX Group
15:15
Startup
Fireside Chat. Most common five mistakes done by startups
Speaker: Rune Theill
Company: Rockstart
16:00
16:00
Coffee break
16:30
16:30
Technology
Lords Of The Files: Serving user-generated media at a global scale
Speaker: Angela Chan, Maryna Cherniavska
16:30
Technology
Inside the MIND of a Hacker – How a lightbulb almost stopped Christmas
Speaker: Joseph Carson
Company: Thycotic
16:30
Business
How to sell your startup in Silicon Valley
Speaker: Nick Bilogorskiy
Company: Juniper Networks
16:30
Product
Managing Products for Maximum Impact. Stories behind Uber and Tesla
Speaker: Vasily Starostenko
Company: Tesla, ex-Uber
16:30
Startup
What I learned about startups
Speaker: Max Ischenko
Company: DOU.ua // Djinni.co
17:15
17:15
Technology
Autonomous Drive – From Sensors to Motion
Speaker: Marek Jersak
Company: Luxoft
17:15
Technology
Holograms of the Galaxy Vol 2
Speaker: Lars Klint
Company: A Cloud Guru​
17:15
Product
How design drives future mobility experiences
Speaker: Sebastian Gier
Company: Designdrives.org
17:15
StartUp Competition
Location: Business Stage
Start at 17:15
End at 19:15
20:00
20:00
Futureland Festival
Futureland Festival
20:30
20:30
Startup
Announcing the Winners of Startup Copmetition
11:00
11:00
Meetup
The world of the future – how to prepare yourself/Software Engineers in Test: who we are and what we do
Speaker: Pavlo Fatula, Marta Firlej
11:00
Meetup
How To Make Things Connected: Creating an Industrial IoT-platform
Speaker: Oleksandr Yashchuk
Company: PLVision
11:00
Meetup
Quality Management.The role of Communication for teams and projects
Speaker: Olena Byelkina
Company: CoreValue
11:00
Meetup
Expand your horizons in business analysis
Speaker: Nati Nazar
Company: SoftServe
11:00
Meetup
$10M valuation and beyond: tricks to prove growth stage investors you can make your startup a unicorn
Speaker: Max Filippov
Company: GR Capital
12:45
12:45
Meetup
Machine Learning and Data Science at Telecom
Speaker: Alp Agcatas
Company: lifecell
12:45
Meetup
Innovecs IT Arena Tech Hangout: Our expert meeting at unusual place with 3 hot topics from leading Senior Developers
Speaker: Andrew Zavadsky, Vasyl Sydorivskyi, Stas Feliskyi
12:45
Meetup
Behavioral analytics and the trends in cyber security
Speaker: Nick Bilogorskiy, Nazar Tymoshyk
12:45
Meetup
Business Value Ranking model for stakeholders alignment (Align value and stakeholders with simple math)
Speaker: Dmitriy Bibikov
Company: SoftServe
12:45
Meetup
The nature of community: find your tribe and conquer the hearts of your customers
Speaker: Pavlo Pedenko, Alexandra Govorukha, Inna Stelmakh
12:45
Meetup
How IT can use Ukrainian Public Broadcaster. We are ready to support IT-sphere
Speaker: Michael Shchur
Company: Ukrainian Public Broadcaster
14:30
14:30
Meetup
Micronaut vs SpringBoot: what do you expect from microservice framework
Speaker: Andrew Petryk
Company: Grid Dynamics
14:30
Meetup
ADD a simple way to build your architecture/The art of architecture assessment
Speaker: Volodymyr Fedak, Pavlo Prystupa
14:30
Meetup
Self-Organizing Maps Application to Mesh Reconstruction
Speaker: Maxym Pasynkov
Company: AMC Bridge LLC.
14:30
Meetup
How to turn risks to selling points
Speaker: Anatoliy Kochetov
Company: Sigma Software
14:30
Meetup
Value propositions of the world companies – what`s yours?
Speaker: Oksana Krykun
Company: SoftServe
14:30
Meetup
Goose – the first Ukrainian Internet mem that became alive. Realtime animation and AR/VR ready content as new promotion instruments.
Speaker: Igor Marin, Ruslan Kapustin
14:30
Meetup
How we created a VR game Mr Mercedes by St King for Comic Con in San Diego
Speaker: Bogdan Tarlupa, Taras Onyskiv
16:15
16:15
Meetup
Design Thinking and Architecture Design Methodologies – How They Work Together
Speaker: Taras Bachynskyy
Company: SoftServe
16:15
Meetup
1-on-1’s: a single most important manager’s tool
Speaker: Viktor Matusov
Company: GlobalLogic Ukraine
16:15
What do programmers want, what do programmers need?
Speaker: Marta Badura
Company: Nowy Styl Group
19:00
19:00
Afterparty
Silicon Drinkabout #Lviv: IT Arena Afterparty

The agenda is subject to change

IT Arena Speaker Lineup

Managing Partner at One Way Ventures and Former Managing Director at Techstars
One Way Ventures, TechStars
Founder & CEO at Notejoy, ex-Head of Product at Linkedin, ex-Product Manager at Microsoft
Notejoy
Growth Product Manager at Google Assistant, ex Youtube
Google Assistant, ex Youtube
Group Product Manager at Yelp, ex-Ebay
Yelp, ex-Ebay
President and co-founder at DOU.ua, Founder at Djinni.co
DOU.ua // Djinni.co
Solution Architect / Architecture Manager at ELEKS
ELEKS
Senior Product Manager at OLX Group
OLX Group
Webmaster Outreach Strategist, Google Ireland
Google
Senior Director, Autonomous Drive Practice at Luxoft Automotive
Luxoft
Tech journalist, product and media strategy consultant
TNKGRL media
Executive Director of the Wearable Robotics Association, CEO of GoX Studio, and COO of Fitt Scientific
Wearable Robotics Association, GoX Studio, Fitt Scientific
Developer, Microsoft MVP
Digital Transformation Executive and Entrepreneur
Valtech
Founder and CTO, Grid Dynamics
Grid Dynamics
Senior Software Researcher
SAP
Chrome Enterprise Browser Specialist, Google Cloud
Google Cloud
Partner, Head of Innovation and Investments, KPMG UK
KPMG
Chief Behavioral Officer at Clover Health and ex-Director at Microsoft Ventures
Clover Health
Director of Corporate Security at ELEKS and President of Cloud Security Alliance Lviv Chapter
ELEKS
Engineering Manager at OLX Group
OLX Group
Senior Software Engineer at OLX Group
OLX Group
Production engineer at SoundCloud
Soundcloud
Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, Solutions Architect
SoftServe
Product Management Competency Manager
SoftServe
Head of Product Design Office, Acting Experience Designer
ELEKS
Director of Business Analysis Office
SoftServe
Delivery Director at Sigma Software
Sigma Software
Software Engineer at AMC Bridge LLC.
AMC Bridge LLC.
Executive Director of the new Center for Enterprise Innovation
CRDF
Chief Creator of Opportunities
Devabit
Creative Director & Founder
TSUKAT
Senior Workplace Research & Development Consultant.
Nowy Styl Group
Senior Solutions Architect of Enterprise Technology Vertical
SoftServe
Senior Software Engineer
Innovecs
Director of Software Development Office (SDO)
N-iX
Managing Partner at One Way Ventures and Former Managing Director at Techstars
One Way Ventures, TechStars
Founder & CEO at Notejoy, ex-Head of Product at Linkedin, ex-Product Manager at Microsoft
Notejoy
Growth Product Manager at Google Assistant, ex Youtube
Google Assistant, ex Youtube
Product Manager at Facebook, ex Principal PM at Microsoft
Facebook, ex Principal PM at Microsoft
President and co-founder at DOU.ua, Founder at Djinni.co
DOU.ua // Djinni.co
Solution Architect / Architecture Manager at ELEKS
ELEKS