Beyond Virtual

October 7-9, 2022

Lviv, Ukraine

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IT ARENA 2021 CAME BACK AS A HYBRID EVENT

After a year of virtual, IT Arena 2021 returned as a hybrid event. Took place on October 7-9, IT Arena maximized opportunities for live networking and in-person communication (taking into account all Covid-19 safety measures and recommendations), while staying connected to a global audience via its flagship online platform. Productive networking, business matchmaking, and festival spirit remained IT Arena trademarks, but this year, adapted to the socially distanced reality we’re living in. How the format changed this year and how the attendees joined it?

5345
Participants
100
Outstanding
speakers
100
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Startups
120
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Hours of content

Conference Tracks

Startup

Still dreaming of a six-digit exit or Silicon Valley residency? At this track tech entrepreneurs, emerging companies and viable startups can exchange ideas, find partners and discover growth hacks.

Business

Business track focuses on global markets, strategic outsourcing and product development. Founders and CEOs with a proven track-record will share their expertise and growth secrets.

Product

The journey from MVP to go-to-market product strategy can be shorter than you expect. Meet passionate product managers and analysts, UX pros who will help you to shape the product or solution you are working on.

Technology

Learn how to improve solution architecture or bring your software to a dramatically new level. Trending technologies and evergreen coding tricks, AR and Robotics, you name it.

IT Arena Speaker Lineup 2021

Continuous Delivery Evangelist
Split
Senior Director (AI/ML, Data Science, Digital Health and Bioinformatics)
AstraZeneca
SRE Engagements Engineering Lead, SRE Manager II
Google
Country Manager for Ukraine and Belarus
Payoneer
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Delivery
Ciklum
Senior Director Of Engineering
LinkedIn
Product leader, coach, instructor, and advisor
Airbnb
Executive VP, Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Capgemini Engineering
Head of Data Science & Analytics
Uklon
Startups, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Amazon Web Services
Senior Lead DevOps Engineer
Intellias
Member of Board, Co-founder
Vector Software
Director of Engineering, MLDev
DataRobot
Principal Product Manager at Sigma Software.
Sigma Software
Delivery Manager, Automotive segment
Intellias
Senior Software Engineer & Teamlead
Luxoft
Head of Product at Star
Star
CEO Sigma Software та GP Sigma Software Labs
Sigma Software Labs
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of DanAds
Sigma Software
L&D Team Lead, Parimatch Tech Academy Lead
Parimatch Tech
the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine on IT industry development, Head of the Diia City project
Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
Workplace Change Manager
Nowy Styl
Head of Lviv branch Freedom Finance Ukraine
Freedom Finance Ukraine
Head of Data & Analytics CoE
Ciklum

Agenda 2021

  • Add to Calendar 2021-10-07 12:00:00 2021-10-19 23:50:00 Europe/Kiev IT Arena

Hybrid format

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14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 14:55
15:00 - 15:45
15:50 - 16:35
16:40 - 17:25
17:30 - 18:15
Online
14:00 - 14:10
Opening ceremony
Opening Ceremony
14:10 - 14:55
Business
Cybersecurity in the 20’s
Speaker: Laura Galante, Pavlo Kartashov, Halyna Vasylevska
14:10 - 14:55
Product
Building products with a remote team
Speaker: Job van der Voort
Company: Remote
14:10 - 14:55
Technology
How AI helped give MND patients a voice, an AI for good initiative
Speaker: Muhannad Alomari
Company: Rolls Royce plc
14:10 - 14:55
Startup
How to sell your startup
Speaker: Yuriy Zaremba
Company: AXDRAFT
15:00 - 15:45
Business
EDI in the DNA: Why Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) must be embedded in the Corporate Mission, Vision and Strategy.
Speaker: Michael Labate
Company: Intellias
15:00 - 15:45
Product
Magic Goggles: the tools you need to see whether your team will succeed or fail
Speaker: Sally Foote
Company: GoCompare & Look After My Bills
15:00 - 15:45
Technology
Think Quick: Architectures for Real-Time Decision-Making
Speaker: Carolyn Duby
Company: Cloudera
15:00 - 15:45
Startup
I’ve Launched, Now What? How to Scale and Crack the US Market (Lessons from 87 startups)
Speaker: Vanessa Liu
Company: Rocket Estate Technologies
15:50 - 16:35
Business
“Stop Fixating on Fixing” – Solving the global engagement problem with strength-based leadership
Speaker: Chris Cassarino
Company: SoftServe
15:50 - 16:35
Product
User Obsession
Speaker: David Schwartz
Company: WIX
15:50 - 16:35
Technology
Scaling AI
Speaker: Errol Koolmeister
Company: H&M
15:50 - 16:35
Startup
Go-to-Market strategies for startups: How to do it right
Speaker: Lisa Dziuba
Company: WeLoveNoCode
16:40 - 17:25
Business
Normalising failure and making way for success.
Speaker: John Griffin
Company: Ford Credit Europe
16:40 - 17:25
Product
Three steps to better product decision making
Speaker: Colleen Graneto
Company: Airbnb
16:40 - 17:25
Technology
Powering Progressive Delivery With Data
Speaker: Dave Karow
Company: Split
16:40 - 17:25
Startup
Hunting unicorns for early stage investments
Speaker: Ihar Mahaniok
Company:
17:30 - 18:15
Business
Payoneer. One World. One Platform. Endless Opportunity
Speaker: Igor Kovalov
Company: Payoneer
17:30 - 18:15
Product
The What & Why of Continuous Discovery
Speaker: Teresa Tores
Company: Product Talk
17:30 - 18:15
Technology
Engineering excellence: marathon, not a sprint
Speaker: Shalini Agarwal
Company: LinkedIn
17:30 - 18:15
Startup
Web3 and NFTs – a new era for startups
Speaker: Brad Kam
Company: Unstoppable Domains
14:10 - 14:55
15:00 - 15:45
15:50 - 16:35
16:40 - 17:25
17:30 - 18:15
20:00 - 00:00
Online
14:10 - 14:55
Business
Project to Product: The inside story
Speaker: Sam Rapley
Company: Ciklum
14:10 - 14:55
Product
Maybe We Should Be Problem Managers. What isn’t product management?
Speaker: Steve Johnson
Company: Under10
14:10 - 14:55
Technology
Ten things we’ve learned from running production infrastructure at Google
Speaker: Christof Leng
Company: Google
14:10 - 14:55
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinals
15:00 - 15:45
Business
Becoming a leader on the ride-hailing market. How competition with global brands makes us greater every day.
Speaker: Dmitry Dubrovskiy
Company: Uklon
15:00 - 15:45
Discussion panel, Product
Product strategy for COVID times
15:00 - 15:45
Technology
Accelarating Drug Discovery and (Re)Positioning using Big Data and Machine intelligence
Speaker: Shameer Khader, Ph.D
Company: AstraZeneca
15:00 - 15:45
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinals
15:50 - 16:35
Business
Global success is quoted: the path from a startup to the international holding Freedom Holding Corp. with a capitalization of $ 4 billion
Speaker: Timur Turlov
Company: Freedom holding corp
15:50 - 16:35
Product
How to Product Manage Your Mental Health
Speaker: Beth Anne Katz
Company: Microsoft
15:50 - 16:35
Technology
Transforming your business with machine learning. The way we cook it
Speaker: Vitaliy Diatlenko
Company: Uklon
15:50 - 16:35
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinals
15:50 - 16:35
Business
Global success is quoted: the path from a startup to the international holding Freedom Holding Corp. with a capitalization of $ 4 billion
Speaker: Timur Turlov
Company: Freedom holding corp
16:40 - 17:25
Business
Agents of change: how to defend growth in a world that likely will remain unpredictable?
Speaker: Walid Negm
Company: Capgemini Engineering
16:40 - 17:25
Product
Nuts and bolts of product design of addicting apps
Speaker: Frank Bach
Company: Headspace
16:40 - 17:25
Technology
Accelerating Big Data – modern trends and technologies to enable product analytics
Speaker: Boris Trofimov
Company: Sigma Software
16:40 - 17:25
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinals
17:30 - 18:15
Keynote Speech
Keeping an indomitable spirit across borders, ages, and industries
Speaker: Maye Musk
Company:
20:00 - 00:00
Afterparty
Tech Lounge / Networking & Beer Party
11:00 - 12:30
12:45 - 14:15
14:30 - 16:00
16:15 - 17:45
19:00 - 00:00
Lviv National Opera
19:00 - 00:00
Closing ceremony
Startup Finals & Awards / Closing Afterparty
MAD bar's house
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
The future is hybrid working. Workspace of tomorrow. Comunication Hub.
Speaker: Andrzej Butra
Company: Nowy Styl
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Confession of a bad manager: How to survive when you’re not supposed to
Speaker: Kate Alekseyeva
Company: N-IX
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Post-pandemic workplace reality: How Artificial Intelligence has changed the way we work forever
Speaker: Pavlo Khliust
Company: Star
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Why Startups Love AWS
Speaker: Nadiia Kolibaba
Company: Amazon Web Services
Art Center Dzyga
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Mindset Reset: How to become Game-Changer
Speaker: Roman Markiv
Company: SoftServe
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Why there is NO Autonomy without EV routing?
Speaker: Denys Fedenko
Company: Intellias
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Progressive Delivery for Kubernetes with GitOps approach
Speaker: Volodymyr Shynkar
Company: Intellias
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Hypothesis Validation
Speaker: Andrii Pastushok
Company: Sigma Software
Beer Theatre Pravda (4th floor)
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Diving into the unknown: key pillars to ensure successful start in a new domain
Speaker: Bohdan Popovych
Company: Capgemini Engineering
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
The future of content transformation with ML
Speaker: Dima Shvets
Company: Reface
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Flying, Driving and Dining – the story of three AI bots
Speaker: Anton Kasyanov
Company: DataRobot
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Writing optimized code in memory constrained systems
Speaker: Petro Karashchenko
Company: SQUAD
Beer Theatre Pravda (ground floor)
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
How would you move mount Fuji or getting upskilled to meet market expeсtations
Speaker: Ivan Diorditsa
Company: Luxoft
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
LvBS. IT specialists in their 50s: is there room for more?
Speaker: Oleksiy Skrypnyk
Company: Eleks
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Canada-Ukraine: Transforming the Planet Through the IoT
Speaker: Maria Mitiasova
Company: TEKTELIC Communications Inc.
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
UNLEASH THE POWER: eliminating biases and judgments in the business and life.
Speaker: Volodymyr Semenyshyn
Company: SoftServe
Craft & Kumpel'
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Ad Tech MeetUp by Sigma Software
Speaker: Johan Liljelund
Company: Sigma Software
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Panel Discussion: Impact-First Engineering Leadership
Speaker: Lesya Arnold
Company: A-Players Recruiting
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
The Art of Investing
Speaker: Anna Gapa
Company: Freedom Finance Ukraine
Grand Cafe Leopolis
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Federated Learning: data protected, or not?
Speaker: Lyubomyr Senyuk
Company: Avenga
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Developer 2.0
Speaker: Olena Zhukova
Company: WIX
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Understanding burnout in the IT Industry: Symptoms and Solutions
Speaker: Yegor Olshevskyy
Company: Exadel
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Panel discussion. How to grow a successful international diversified business in Ukraine?
Speaker: Oleg Krot
Company: TECHIIA Holding
Grand Hotel Lviv
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Employment via the Diia City
Speaker: Olga Magaletska, Vitaly Sedler, Vitalii Odzhykovskyi, Sviatoslav Kavetskyi, Alex Bornyakov
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Panel discussion. How to put a city on a global tech map
Speaker: Andriy Sadovyi, Ivan Babichuk
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Future of the Cybersecurity Market in Ukraine
Speaker: Anastasiia Oliinyk, Vitaliy Balashov, Roman Trukhin, Deborah Fairlamb, Jeff Vrchoticky, Pavlo Kartashov
hotel Leopolis
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Get funded or get lost: Everything you need to know about grants and equity free funding for your innovative startups
Speaker: Iurii-Volodymyr Blavt
Company: CIVITTA
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Wikipedia for startups and investors (Igor Pertsiya) — Cap table explained: from FFF to Series Z (Sandra Golbreich)
Speaker: Sandra Golbreich
Company: Baltic Sandbox
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Quick Tips on Successfully Funding your Startup
Speaker: Snezhana Sukhoroslova
Company: Finance PM
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Raise or brace – legal essentials for raising investments
Speaker: Den Beregovyi
Company: Axon Partners Law Firm
Lviv City Hall
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Selling in billions. How to build a state owned product
Speaker: Oleksandr Akulenko
Company: Prozorro.Sales
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
How to grow a unicorn
Speaker: Michael Fishman
Company: InsightCat
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Service and product businesses synergy. Venture builder
Speaker: Valery Krasovsky
Company: Sigma Software Labs
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Panel Discussion: From Seed Investments to Multimillion Exit. Where to Get Funding for Startup and How to Sell Grown-Up Business
Speaker: Roman Shulyar
Company: Marchenko Partners
Lviv Coffee Mining Manufacture
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
OKR Evolved: Setting meaningful goals for early-stage products
Speaker: Kostiantyn Antonenko
Company: Wix
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
User Experience mindset: build an outstanding experience not just a product
Speaker: Olga Zakatnova
Company: Uklon
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Benefits of unit testing and challenges in adopting TDD on iOS
Speaker: Dmytro Kovryhin
Company: Uklon
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Using data for discovering new products
Speaker: Volodymyr Andriienko
Company: Uklon
Leopolis Hall
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Modern IT Education: Trends and Challenges open discussion with Parimatch Tech Academy mentors
Speaker: Tetiana Derkach
Company: Parimatch Tech
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Curiosity and fun as essentials for inspiration and creativity of СЕОs, СООs, and CFOs of a successful IT company
Speaker: Igor Kovalov
Company: Payoneer
Reikartz Medievale Lviv Hotel
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Product for users: how to work with product metrics
Speaker: Bogdana Iuryk
Company: SQUAD
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
Leading remote and distributed product teams
Speaker: Bohdan Kit
Company: Tumblr
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Vimeo and Asana. How to build a partnership for 4 million users
Speaker: Oleg Svirskyi
Company: Vimeo
The Most Expensive Galician Restaurant
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
Social impact from software developed in Lviv
Speaker: Nikolay Vorobyev
Company: Vector Software
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
Tech Startup: How to make failure less likely
Speaker: Geir Myhre
Company: Vector Software
14:30 - 16:00
Meetup
AWS Data Platform Architecture design and implementation. Cases of building low-latency Data Services, Cloud Data Analytics, & ML Platform in AWS Cloud
Speaker: Vitalii Bondarenko
Company: Ciklum
16:15 - 17:45
Meetup
Emerging FinTech trends & solutions to watch out in 2021
Speaker: Hanna Khrystianovych
Company: Sigma Software
Vernissage Lviv Mall
11:00 - 12:30
Meetup
AIN.UA
Speaker: Illia Kabachynskyi
Company: AIN.UA
12:45 - 14:15
Meetup
AIN.UA
Speaker: Illia Kabachynskyi
Company: AIN.UA

The agenda is subject to change

STARTUP COMPETITION

Battle of the best early-stage startups in Eastern Europe

with experienced global jury members and a $170k prize fund

Learn more

$170k prize fund

Investment opportunities

International media attention

Afterparties

7/10/2022

MAD Bars House
20:00-00:00

Tech Lounge

Executive networking event for IT Arena speakers, investors, top entrepreneurs, government representatives and special guests.

Access: Executive
20:00-00:00

Networking & Beer Party

Networking & Beer Party will take place on the 1-2 floors of MAD Bars House bringing together fellow attendees of IT Arena for tech industry discussions.

Access: Senior, Executive

9/10/2022

Lviv National Opera
19:00-00:00

Startup Finals & Awards

Lviv National Opera no longer hosts just operettas, ballets, and music salons. In 2021, it will gather the most promising startups for the final pitch of the IT Arena Startup Competition.

Access: Senior, Executive
21:00-22:00

Lviv IT Cluster 10th anniversary celebration

The organization turns 10 in 2021 and will host a brief celebration followed by an entertainment program at the Lviv National Opera.

Access: Senior, Executive
22:00-00:00

Closing Afterparty

After an intense day of jam-packed meetup program, Senior and Executive attendees are invited to join the event’s Closing Party.

Access: Senior, Executive

Tickets

Organizer

Main Partner

Exclusive Partners

Gold Partners

Exclusive Media Partner

Media Partners

Lviv IT Cluster Members

Lviv IT Cluster is a tech community that makes Lviv closer to the top European cities in terms, infrastructure development, quality of technical education, and necessary conditions for starting and conducting business. Lviv IT Cluster has been organizing IT Arena since 2014.

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