Speakers

Taras Kytsmey
Co-founder of the company SoftServe, elected President of the Association "IT Ukraine" in 2016
Taras Kytsmey - Ukrainian businessman, scientist, economist and public figure, Honored Economist of Ukraine. The company SoftServe, he spivzasnuvav in 1993, is one of the largest IT companies in Ukraine. When creating a company, Taras was a key man in 25 projects software development. Taras Kytsmey - Associate Professor, Ph.D., worked at the National University "Lviv Polytechnic" during 1992-2002rr. SoftServe - one of the largest companies of software development company headquartered in Lviv Austin (USA), a development center in the cities of Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Sofia (Bulgaria) and Wroclaw (Poland) and offices in USA, Europe and Russia. At the end of 2015, SoftServe has more than 4,000 employees, making it one of the largest IT-companies not only in Ukraine but also in Eastern Europe. The company mainly engaged in programming in the areas of cloud solutions and SaaS, mobile products, business analytics and designing user interfaces for markets, healthcare, retail, finance and high technology, as well as consultancy services in the field.
Oleksandr Danchenko
People's Deputy of Ukraine, Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee for Informatization and Communications
Graduated from school with honourable silver medal. In 1997, finished the higher education at the Radiotechnical Department of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. He engaged in telecommunication business yet in the studentship. In 1999-2000, undertook an internship in EutelSat Company (France). In 2004, graduated from the course at the TEMIC Institute of Administrative Management of Telecommunication (Canada). In the age of 22 years old, he headed the company of satellite communication, called "STSi". Directly participated in the creation of Datasat Provider and headed the company up to the moment of Datagroup's creation. Since 2003 Alexander Danchenko has occupied a position of the Director General of the PJSC “Datagroup” and managed the company since the moment of its establishment. In 2014 Alexander Danchenko left the Director General post due to his election as a Deputy for Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada of the 8th convocation. At present, Alexander Danchenko is the Honorary President of the PJSC “Datagroup”.
Alexander Spivakovsky
People's Deputy of Ukraine, First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Science and Education
People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, First Deputy Chairperson of Committee on Science and Education, Professor of the Chair of Informatics, Software Engineering and Economic Cybernetics, candidate of physical and mathematical Sciences, Doctor of pedagogical sciences, Honoured Professor of Yan Dlugosh Academy, honored educator of Ukraine, Member of Specialized academic council K67.051.02 (13.00.02 - Theory and Methods of teaching (mathematics); 13.00.04 - Theory and Methods of professional education),Member of Specialized academic council of Institute of Information technology and methods of learning of NAPS Ukraine (13.00.10 – “Information and communication technologies in education”), chief editor of serial printed scientific publications "Informational Technologies in Education", member of the editorial board "David publishing", founder of fund "Education.Science.Innovation" (OSEF)
Olexandr Ryzhenko
Head of State eGovernment Agency
Agency is the central executive body responsible for the development of IT industry in Ukraine, creating appropriate plans, processes and approves the draft regulations on the industry. June 4, 2014 the Cabinet adopted a decree on the reorganization of the State Agency for Science, Innovation and Information in the State Service for e-government. As chairman of the State Agency for electronic government appointed order of August 6, 2014 №690-p. In April and July 2014, he worked in Minregionstroy Head of IT and e-government. From 2006 - 2014 biennium. Worked in the Vinnytsia city council, the positions of head of computer and technical support staff, head of computerization and telecommunications, Information Technology Director of Vinnytsia City Council.
Aleksandra Alkhimovich
Managing Director, Luxoft Ukraine
Aleksandra Alkhimovych, Managing Director of Luxoft Ukraine. Aleksandra has been holding key positions in Luxoft during almost last 5 years. In the role of Managing Director Aleksandra is responsible for business development in Ukraine, company’s operational management, integration of efficient cooperation system between locations. Before joining Luxoft Aleksandra held managerial positions in Exigen Services and Rainford Milk factory.
Vladimir Kovtunets
First Deputy Minister of Education
Deputy Chairman of the Consultative Council on Informatization under the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (since 1998). Ph.D. student at the Institute of Mathematics National Academy of Sciences (since 1998). Member of the Ukrainian Mathematical Society (1997), Lviv Mathematical Society (1993). The author of 36 scientific papers in mathematics and computer science. Project Expert USETI Alyans. He speaks English and German. Married with two sons.
Oleksiy Skrypnyk
People's deputy of Ukraine, deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Science and Education
In 1991, with his father founded the company LLC "Elex", worked as a technical director, director and CEO. In parallel with work concurrently worked as a senior lecturer at the National University "Lviv Polytechnic". He was a member of the Entrepreneurs Committee and the Association "IT Ukraine". He was a member of the supervisory board of the Association "Lviv cluster of IT and business services" and the Supervisory Board of the National University "Lviv Polytechnic". In 2014 resigned CEO in connection with the election of people's deputies of Ukraine.
Oleg Chertov
Head of the department of applied mathematics NTU "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"
Head of the department of applied mathematics NTU "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Doctor of Technical Sciences.
Anatoly Anisimov
Dean of the Faculty of Cybernetics, Kyiv National University. Shevchenko
Anatoly Anisimov - doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, corresponding member of NAS of Ukraine, Head of the Department of Mathematical Linguistics (1980), Mathematical Informatics (1985), Dean of the Faculty of Cybernetics (2004). Born June 15, 1948 in the city. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. In 1970 graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Kyiv State University. TH Shevchenko. Since 1970 - Assistant Professor of Theoretical cybernetics, from 1971 - Chair of Programming Theory Faculty of Cybernetics. Since 2004 - Dean of the Faculty of Cybernetics of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. AV Anisimov - founder of the Scientific School "Mathematical Informatics" He has supervised 32 PhD, 1 doctoral thesis, one prepared for the defense. Member of specialized councils on thesis defense at Kiev University (Faculty of Cybernetics) and IK NAS of Ukraine. Supervisor of several international grants and scientific topics of international cooperation. Honored Scientist of Ukraine (2005), has the distinction of NAS of Ukraine "For scientific training changes" (2008). State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1988), prizes named after V. Glushkov NAS of Ukraine (1994) and the name of SO Lebedev NAS of Ukraine (2008). Author of over 200 scientific papers, including 4 monographs.
Marina Vyshehorodskyh
Vice-President of Culture and Communications, Ciklum
Maxim Pochebut
Director of Educational Programs, EPAM Systems in Ukraine
Ph.D., Associate Professor, experience in higher education - 7 years in the IT industry and corporate education - 5 years.
Darja Gornitska
General Manager, Astound Commerce Ukraine
Darja has 12 years of experience in IT industry. Darja started her career in Astound Commerce 8 years ago, eventually rising from Frontend Developer to General Manager. She graduated with MBA from Kyiv-Mohyla business school in 2013. Darja is a regular member of the panel discussions and actively participates in various industry forums. Astound Commerce specializes in ecommerce solutions for the world’s most iconic brands. Ukrainian history of Astound Commerce began 10 years ago with an office in Kyiv and for the moment the Company is represented in 3 cities: Chernihiv, Vinnytsia and Uzhhorod. Astound Commerce development centers are also presented in other countries - Bulgaria (Sofia) and Slovakia (Kosice). Astound Commerce Team has successfully implemented more than 1000 projects for it clients - Adidas, Versace, Crocs, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, L'Oreal and many more others.
Oleg Levashov
Functional Manager, Astound Commerce in Ukraine.
Oleg has over 10 years of practical experience in commercial software development. His professional interests include usability, user interface design, user experience design, interaction design, information architecture, digital graphic design. His main specialization is design and development of enterprise business software, ecommerce, high-traffic websites. During his career, Oleg worked in various areas of the IT industry, he created training programs for students in human-computer interaction (HCI) area. Oleg successfully combines educational activities with practical work, he was a member of many international conferences. He has two higher educations, he is the author of over 18 scientific publications, PhD.
Kostyantyn Kharchenko
Technical Consultant, Svitla Systems
Kostyantyn Kharchenko leads the technical department as our IT guru and sets up the strategy and processes standards. Kostyantyn has over 20 years of experience in complex software systems development and design. His strong engineering background has contributed to Svitla’s continued success. Kostyantyn’s previous work experience includes top technical positions in such prominent companies as Digital Equipment Corp., Compaq Corp, Intel and Panasonic. His deep understanding of the emerging industries and strong technical skills allow him to help Svitla’s clients create technologies of the future. Kostyantyn holds Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, one of the top academic institutions in Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zaslavsky
Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Head of the international scientific and technological cooperation and innovation
Zenoviy Veres
IoT program coordinator, National University "Lviv Polytechnic"
Zenoviy over 10 years experience in the IT industry, Ph.D., Assistant Department of Computer Automation Systems, National University "Lviv Polytechnic"
Elena Tchaikovsky
Head of Department of Computer Science, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts
Tchaikovsky Elena Antonovna - Head of Department of Computer Science, Ph.D., associate professor. Member of the Advisory Board of Computer Science and Technology of the State Accreditation Commission of Ukraine, Chairman of the Working Group "Information technologies in educational and cultural environment" Ukrainian Federation of Informatics Committee on Education, a member of the organizing committee of the International Olympiad in Information Technology for students of higher and secondary professional education «IT-Planet", a member of the jury All-Ukrainian competition-protection research students' works-member Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (section "Computer systems and networks"), a member of the Community CIOs Ukraine.
Jaroslav Prytula
Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences Ukrainian Catholic University.
Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences Ukrainian Catholic University. Professor of quantitative methods to make business decisions and Economics Business School of UCU. Trained at The George Washington University, USA. He was a scientific consultant to the National Bank of Poland on improving macroeconomic modeling and forecasting the economies of Eastern Europe. Participant Global Policy Fellows Program of the Institute of Higher Education (Washington, USA). Engaged in econometric modeling and forecasting, research in micro- and macroeconomics. He is the author of numerous publications on complex analysis, macroeconomics and forecasting. Jaroslav is a member of a large number of international conferences, training and research programs.
Saarnio Juha
CDO Innovation Environment and Renewal, Technology Industies of Finland
Alexander Yudin
Director of the Institute of Computer Information Technologies
Director of the Institute of Computer Information Technology. Head of department of computer information security systems. Doctor of Engineering, professor. In 1989 graduated from the Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation in the direction of "Radio". Member of the expert scientific and methodological Council of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine in the field of "Information Security". A member of the Academy of Communication of Ukraine. State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology.
Yuri Timoshenko
Head of the master of preparation and career guidance ESC "IASA"
Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematical methods of system analysis of ESC "IASA" Education: Odessa Polytechnic Institute, dep. "Computers". Subjects: architecture computing systems. Main research: -systemnyy analysis and information technology; Mathematics modeling of complex network systems; apparat spa and software improve the reliability and survivability of information and computing systems; -method and simulation tools ill-posed problems; -informatsiyno and communication technologies in the computerization of education systems. Hobby: chess, foreign languages, poetry, travel.
Mikola Kuzichev
Center Director of Information Technology at Scientific Medical Center
Sergey Ischeryakov
Ph.D. Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, assistant professor of computer systems and networks
Mykola Glibovets
Dean at National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Eugene Bashkov
Head of department AMI, vice-rector of Donetsk National Technical University
He graduated from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute (Donetsk, Ukraine) in 1969 and received an engineering degree in the specialty "Automation and Remote Control". In the 1973-1975 academic year was a postgraduate student at the Donetsk Polytechnic Institute on specialty "Computer Science". Scientific Council of the Institute of Cybernetics of Ukraine awarded a PhD degree in Technical Science in Computer Engineering in 1974. Degree of Doctor of Science was awarded in 1995 the results of protection at the Institute of Simulation in Energy Sciences of Ukraine. He has many years of research and design of hardware and software for various specialized computer systems. Working at the University Courses «Computer Information Technologies", "Synthesis and image processing," "Specialized computers". He has over 55 scientific papers, 36 copyright certificates and 1 book.
Andrew Meleshevych
President of National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Ukrainian scientist, president of the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" November 17, 2014, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2005-2014). In 1984 graduated with honors specialist law at Kiev State University of Taras Shevchenko. Master's degree received at the School of Citizenship and Public Affairs University. D. Maxwell Syracuse University in 1992. In 1998 received a certificate from the same university teaching methods and pedagogy at the university, became a doctor of philosophy (PhD). His research interests relate to comparative constitutional law, constitutional courts and constitutional control in comparative perspective, comparative political institutions, international human rights, the political consequences of the constitutional law, election law, political parties and elections, the transition to democracy and democratic consolidation, judicial and police cooperation in transition countries.
Julia Poroshenko
Consultant at McKinsey
The consultant company McKinsey, finished 3-year leadership program of General Electric, the degree of INSEAD MBA, 10+ years of consulting in more than 10 countries (US, Singapore, Australia, Japan, France, UK, etc.).
Vilma Misiukoniene
the board member of DigitalEurope, European Association of Digital Technology Industry
Ms. Vilma Misiukoniene is recognized by ICT industry for her 20+ years of contributions to development of digital technology policies, consulting IT companies on ICT policy and legal issues, advocating to legislators and Government authorities on behalf of Lithuanian ICT industry and its association, which she served as the EU and external affairs manager. Also, she has been coordinating EU awareness campaigns on e-Skills for more than five years nationally since 2010, and working closely with European Commission and EU Parliament on different digital policies for many years. Ms. Vilma Misiukoniene was the board member of DigitalEurope, European Association of Digital Technology Industry (2014-2016). She has been on several advisory and governing bodies in EU and internationally, such as ENISA – European Information Security Agency, and WITSA – Worldwide IT Association. Vilma is also a Chair of MIT (NGO ‘Moterys ir technologijos’), national contact point for Lithuania of ECWT, European Center for Women & Technology, as well as ECWT board member.
Valery Sharov
Director of ISD
ISD - one of the first Ukrainian IT companies in Ukraine, which was established in 1993. ISD has over 700 qualified professionals who create software, healthcare, financial, education and business management systems. Design centers are located in Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Zaporizhzhya and Berdyansk. The company has about 400 customers in the US, Europe, Africa, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
Bogdan Rublev
Professor of Computational Mathematics Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
1986 graduated from Faculty of Cybernetics, Kiev University. Since 1986 works at the Department of Computational Mathematics Faculty of Cybernetics. Since 1994 - Associate Professor of Computational Mathematics, from 2011 - Professor of Computational Mathematics. 2005 defended his doctoral thesis on "the recognition of quadratic sets and study of smooth metrics." By Bogdan Rublev scientific interests include problems of computational geometry and computational topology.
Volodymyr Grabko
Rector at Vinnytsia National Technical University, professor of department electromechanical system of automation
Tatiana Kovalyuk
Associate Professor of automated data processing systems and management of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"
Since 2007 T. Kovalyuk is chairman of working group to develop a new generation of industry standard of education in computer science. Since 2008 T. Kovalyuk is the director of Ukrainian-Korean Center of Information Technologies, in which teachers, masters and PhD students are trained in the program and Grid-Computing System on a Chip. Kovalyuk TV participated in the development of "double diploma" under which students of the department ASOIU can receive two diplomas - "KPI" and the University of Indianapolis. Athens (Greece) and Indianapolis (USA).   Research interests - programming technology, speech recognition, distance learning systems, corporate information systems.   The author of 47 scientific papers and 21 methodical development on various subjects, textbooks approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.