Kyiv, April 24 – Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with leading Ukrainian IT-companies to discuss the prospects of the industry and a governmental support in this process. A platform for the dialogue was the head office of one of the largest IT-companies in the country – GlobalLogic Ukraine. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleksandr Sayenko, the First Deputy Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova, Head of the State Agency for E-Governance Oleksandr Ryzhenko.

Ukrainian IT-industry grows annually by 20%. According to PwC, only in 2017 domestic digital industry brought the country $3.6 billion in export earnings and ranked third among other export branches. In case of IT-business conditions saved and the industry initiatives backed up by the government the temps of economic development can significantly grow up in upcoming years.

Volodymyr Groysman
Prime Minister of Ukraine

"The fact that IT grows is a positive signal of our competitive abilities. Last year you grew up by 20% and this year's plan is no less - it's also a positive sign. Further steps are needed - deregulation, human capital development. We have to win the competitive struggle"

Oleksandr Kubrakov
Executive Director of the IT Ukraine Association

“Without a doubt, IT-industry is a strong driver of domestic economic growth and helps Ukraine’s positive image on an international arena. At the beginning of 2018, there were 120,000 developers and engineers in the IT-industry, and the number of specialists involved is steadily increasing. We are confident that if active dialogue with the state will go on, the industry can significantly accelerate its development"​

Participants of the meeting noted, that now is necessary to intensify cooperation between business and state in order to overcome barriers to the development of the IT-sector. First and foremost, is the stability of conditions for IT-business, the simplification of the conditions of the import of equipment for R&D, the simplification of the registration of private entrepreneurship for foreigners, the development of human capital in terms of modernizing the training system for future specialists in public education institutions and attracting foreign specialists to work. They also agreed to develop a network of R&D centers at universities and discussed the possibility of improving the procedure for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine for foreigners.

The joint work of the business and the state in the direction of the development of human capital, the participants emphasized, will help Ukrainian technical education fit the requirements of the modern dynamic world, establish an exchange of experience with foreign colleagues and make Ukraine more attractive in terms of global competition for high-quality personnel.

Igor Byeda
President of t
he IT Ukraine Association,
Managing Director at GlobalLogic Ukraine

"Qualified professionals are the foundation of a creative economy, an integral part of which is the information technology industry. Combining efforts on the part of market players, supporting their initiatives by the state, will help lay the foundations for further development of the industry and the formation of the future of Ukraine. At the same time, the opportunity to freely engage foreign specialists will enliven the exchange of experience, make Ukraine more open to foreign business, increase revenue in the state budget in the form of taxes and accelerate the country's integration into a globalized world"​

The Head of Government assured the state officials fully understand the importance of developing modern technologies for the future prosperity of the state and expressed readiness to develop the necessary solutions that can be adopted as soon as possible. The first developments from the issues identified during the meeting with the Prime Minister are awaited in mid-May.

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