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October 8-10, 2021

Lviv, Ukraine

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IT Arena

IT Arena is a tech event with a global outlook and scale, which in 2020 took place online, streaming from the city of Lviv, Ukraine. Productive networking, business matchmaking, and festival spirit are IT Arena trademarks. Three intensive conference days catalyze exponential growth and inspire new solutions and business ideas. IT Arena expands the limits, uniting global tech in Ukraine.

4076
Participants
88
Outstanding
speakers
100
+
Startups
75
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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 2020

Director of Research and Analytics
Formula 1
Head of Artificial Intelligence in Production
BMW Group
Architect, Self-Driving Vehicles
NVIDIA
Director - Engineering Data and ML
Agoda
Senior Solutions Architect
Dataiku
Industry Fellow and Lecturer
UC Berkeley
Head of Product and Innovation
Intuit
Senior Data Scientist
Sixt
VP, Head of Technology Office
Intellias
Head of IT Advisory and DevOps Group, Technology Office
Intellias
Regional Financial Lines Practice Leader
Colonnade
Head of Digital, Ukraine, Caucasus & Moldova
Philip Morris (IQOS)
Chief Executive Officer
Clean.io
Acting director of the State Institution “Export Promotion Office of Ukraine”
Export Promotion Office of Ukraine
Deputy Lviv City Mayor for Development Issues
Invest in Lviv
Executive Director, Digital Transformation of Finnish Industries
Business Finland
Senior developer and software architect
Raiffeisen Bank Aval
Team Lead of Core Banking development and architecture team
Raiffeisen Bank Aval
Director of Cloud-Native Services
N-iX
Data Science Engineering Architect
DataRobot
Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Old Dominion University

Agenda 2020

  • Add to Calendar 2020-10-08 12:00:00 2020-10-10 23:50:00 Europe/Kiev IT Arena Stryiska St, 199, Arena Lviv
12:30
12:30
Opening ceremony
Opening Remarks
12:40
12:40
Business
Pivotal Moments: from knowing nothing to knowing a little
Speaker: David Helgason
Company: Unity
12:40
Product
Data driven and Data informed teams
Speaker: Sherif Mansour
Company: Atlassian
12:40
Technology
Driving commercial opportunities at F1 races with WiFi analytics and technology
Speaker: Matt Roberts
Company: Formula 1
12:40
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
13:20
13:20
Business
Fireside chat “Operating Fundamentals and Best Practices for Startups post-COVID”
Speaker: Ajey Gore
Company: Sequoia Capital
13:20
Product
The invisible products
Speaker: Mina Radhakrishnan
Company: Different
13:20
Technology
From Containers to Kubernetes Operators
Speaker: Philipp Krenn
Company: Elastic
13:20
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
14:00
14:00
Business
Digitalization of industry, how to build environment for innovations
Speaker: Pekka Sivonen
Company: Business Finland
14:00
Product
Using data to ship the next best thing for your customers
Speaker: Luke Vella
Company: Hotjar
14:00
Technology
Artificial Intelligence: Self-Service in Manufacturing. At the BMW production system technology serves people.
Speaker: Matthias Schindler
Company: BMW Group
14:00
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
14:40
14:40
Business
Economic Resiliency in The Face of Adversity
Speaker: Namir Anani
Company: Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
14:40
Technology
What You See is What You Get – a case for visual testing
Speaker: Joel Arvidsson
Company: Klarna
15:20
15:20
Technology
Machine Learning and Culture changes for better Fraud Prevention
Speaker: Levon Ter-Isahakyan
Company: Agoda
15:20
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
16:00
16:00
Business
From $0 to $20M ARR in 2 Years: Bootstrapping to Natural Product Market Fit
Speaker: Zeb Evans
Company: ClickUp
16:00
Discussion panel
Strategy in changing times
Speaker: Ken Sandy, Janna Bastow, Mahmoud Abdelkader
16:00
Technology
Death (march) Stranding – Delivering Evolutionary Architecture
Speaker: Tim Walls
Company: EveryMatrix LTD
16:00
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
16:40
16:40
Business
Mobile Growth Trends
Speaker: Mada Seghete
Company: Branch
16:40
Product
Product Building Fundamentals
Speaker: Halim Madi
Company: Facebook
16:40
Technology
Can a typical bank make a digital bang?
Speaker: Enkelejd Zotaj
Company: Raiffeisen Bank Aval
16:40
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
17:20
17:20
Business
Opening the US market for sales, talent and funding
Speaker: Mikita Mikado
Company: PandaDoc
17:20
Product
Creating consumer grade developer experiences
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Churchill
Company: Google
17:20
Technology
Big Data Analysis via Deep Learning in Epilepsy
Speaker: Parsa Hosseini, Ph.D.
Company: Tesla
17:20
Startup
Startup Competition Semifinal
12:00
12:00
Business
Fireside chat “Deconstructing MacPaw success”
Speaker: Oleksandr Kosovan, Maksym Lysak
12:00
Product
10 Steps to Lead Through Influence
Speaker: Ken Sandy
Company: UC Berkeley
12:00
Technology
Transporting Your Living Room to the Car
Speaker: Olaf Preissner
Company: Luxoft
12:00
Startup
Customer Development – the founding story and practical tips from Competera founder
Speaker: Alexandr Galkin
Company: Competera
12:40
12:40
Business
The Future of Governance: Can a Script Replace the State?
Speaker: Vasyl’ Zadvornyy
Company: Prozorro
12:40
Product
What kind of company do you want to grow up to be?
Speaker: Janna Bastow
Company: ProdPad
12:40
Technology
The Complete Data Value Chain in a Nutshell
Speaker: Nadine Schöne
Company: Dataiku
13:20
13:20
Business
Workplace of the future
Speaker: Anouk De Blieck
Company: SoftServe
13:20
Technology
Trends in sentiment analysis. The entire history from rule-based systems to transformers
Speaker: Iulia Pasov
Company: Sixt
13:20
Startup
How we built a 13000-customers SaaS. Why scratching your itch is not always the best strategy
Speaker: Rodion Yeroshek
Company: Poster
14:00
14:00
Giveaway
Giveaway Time
14:00
Technology
How Generative Neural Networks Are Transforming The Future Of Synthesized Media
Speaker: Oles Petriv
Company: RefaceAI
14:40
14:40
Business
Future telecoms: the digital transformation, product mindset and culture adoption
Speaker: Sergi Herrero, Oleksandr Komarov
14:40
Discussion panel
Stakeholder management
Speaker: Scott Stonehocker, Anthony Kuyoro, Peter Alfoldi
14:40
Technology
Enterprise IT Transformation and technologies that make it happen
Speaker: Roman Pavlyuk, Yaroslav Ravlinko
14:40
Startup
Three pillars of a successful deep learning startup: the story behind Reface
Speaker: Roman Mogylnyi
Company: Reface
15:20
15:20
Business
Growth: discovering low-CAC acquisition strategies to break through competition
Speaker: Guillaume Cabane
Company: Gorgias, G2, MadKudu, Metadata
15:20
Product
How to build a culture of customer obsession
Speaker: Scott Stonehocker
Company: Intuit
15:20
Technology
AI for 1 and the million – changes that drive you crazy
Speaker: Serhii Kuprienko
Company:
15:20
Startup
Mentoring session with angel investors (CRDF Global)
Speaker: Warren Haber, Marty Kaszubowski
16:00
16:00
Business
The SaaS Trust Crisis
Speaker: Godard Abel
Company: G2
16:00
Product
Lessons of Glocalization from Airbnb and WeWork
Speaker: Julian Leung
Company: GOAT
16:00
Technology
Mitigating risks of 3rd party JavaScript execution in modern browsers
Speaker: Alexey Stoletny
Company: Sigma Software Inc
16:00
Startup
100500 ways startup can raise capital at early stage without losing equity
Speaker: Iurii Blavt
Company: CIVITTA
16:40
16:40
Business
Fireside chat “Building an AI Company and the Future of Enterprise Sales”
Speaker: Oleg Rogynskyy, Andriy Sorohan
16:40
Product
Holistic Product Management in a nutshell
Speaker: Timo Wagenblatt
Company: SAP
16:40
Technology
Computing, Freedom and Privacy
Speaker: Dr Richard Stallman
Company:
16:40
Startup
How winning the IT Arena Startup Competition helped Liki24.com to raise over $5M, to grow in 6 times in 2019, and to operate in two countries
Speaker: Anton Avrinsky
Company: Liki24
17:20
17:20
Technology
Deep Learning for Mobile
Speaker: Siddha Ganju
Company: NVIDIA
17:20
Startup
Startup Finals
18:30
18:30
Technology
What is missing in blockchain to achieve scalability, interoperability, and confidentiality
Speaker: Thomas Zakrzewski
Company: EgisData
20:00
20:00
Executive Event (only for executive ticket holders)
Tech Lounge
12:00
12:00
Meetup
CoreBanking to OpenSource. Challenges on legacy CoreBanking support and development.
Speaker: Oleksandr Bushuiev, Dmytro Chernyshev
12:00
Meetup
Product PR: a how-to guide
Speaker: Julia Petryk
Company: MacPaw Inc.
12:00
Meetup
ML1: Creating a machine learning powered plugin from conception to publication
Speaker: Alexandra Motulskaya
Company: Exadel
12:00
Meetup
Please fasten your seat belt: how private insurance will help IT workers to overcome turbulences in a fast-changing world
Speaker: Peter Alfoldi
Company: Colonnade Insurance
13:00
13:00
Meetup
IQOS case study: the end of FMCG era
Speaker: Dmytro Zinchenko
Company: Philip Morris (IQOS)
13:00
Meetup
Kyivstar Open Telecom presentation. How to work with telecom data in a new way
Speaker: Ivan Pasichnyk
Company: Kyivstar
13:00
Meetup
CD4ML based on Azure and Kubeflow
Speaker: Kostiantyn Bokhan
Company: N-iX
14:00
14:00
Meetup
You don’t need Kubernetes. You need to understand the ideas behind it.
Speaker: Yaroslav Ravlinko
Company: Intellias
14:00
Meetup
How to nail design interviews in big American product companies and what to expect after you’re in
Speaker: Kateryna Lavrenova
Company: Facebook
14:00
Meetup
Ingredients of a high-performing IT sector as a long-term sustainable growth promoter: Canadian perspective (part 1)
Speaker: Larisa Galadza, Kadie Ward
14:00
Meetup
Startup growth — a story of Clean.io, the best startup in Baltimore 2019, which got 5M investments in Aug 2020
Speaker: Alexey Stoletny, Matt Gillis, Pavlo Kuznyetsov
15:00
15:00
Giveaway
Giveaway Time
15:00
Meetup
Product Launch pre/post product market fit
Speaker: Markiyan Matsekh
Company: Vimeo Enterprise
15:00
Meetup
Ingredients of a high-performing IT sector as a long-term sustainable growth promoter: Canadian perspective (part 2)
Speaker: Larisa Galadza, Kadie Ward
15:00
Meetup
Migrating to the cloud: options and patterns
Speaker: Yaroslav Novytskyy, Anton Vasylenko
15:30
15:30
Meetup
Export potential of the Ukrainian IT sector
Speaker: Tetiana Miskova
Company: Export Promotion Office of Ukraine
16:00
16:00
Meetup
Tips From The Trenches: How to survive in Software Engineering
Speaker: Igor Fesenko
Company: SoftServe
16:00
Meetup
Modern Time-Series Forecasting using Machine Learning Systems
Speaker: Mark Steadman
Company: DataRobot
16:00
Meetup
Communication strategies and the most common questions
Speaker: Warren Haber
Company: Exoventure Associates
16:00
Meetup
Pessimists vs Optimists – who is winning in Lviv ? 5 stories about cooperation with the city that have not been told before a hospitable partner for your business
Speaker: Andriy Moskalenko
Company: Invest in Lviv
17:00
17:00
Meetup
25 years of the Finnish games industry
Speaker: Oleg Paliy
Company: GameDev Talents
17:00
Meetup
Oops!… Another Startup Did It Again. Due diligence for beginners.
Speaker: Marty Kaszubowski
Company: Old Dominion University
17:00
Meetup
How we make an American startup from Ukraine
Speaker: Valery Krasovsky
Company: Sigma Software

The agenda is subject to change

STARTUP COMPETITION

Battle of the best early stage startups in Eastern Europe

with experienced global jury members and $70k prize fund

$120k prize fund

Investment opportunities

International media attention

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9/10/2021
20:00 – 00.00
Executive networking event for IT Arena speakers, investors, top entrepreneurs, government representatives and special guests

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