Software Development Forum 2018

Software Development Forum 2018

The main event of the IT Ukraine Association

About

Software Development Forum is the large-scale conference which has been the communication platform for the leaders of the domestic IT business for the sixth consecutive year.

Traditionally, the focus of the conference is three key topics for the IT industry: Global Competition, Business Development and Human Capital, in which more than 20 local and international experts share their own experience and insights with the audience.

In addition to speakers' speeches, the Software Development Forum will present the results of a large-scale industry research on the financial performance of the Ukrainian IT industry, conducted by the Association in partnership with the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).

Of course, SDF will not run without expert discussions. The topic for discussion between government officials and top management of IT business will be the development of the domestic IT market, the growing role of creative industries and their impact on the global competitiveness of countries.

 

Details

Each of the three thematic blocks will be featured by top-notch international experts, including Kerry Hallard, Global Sourcing Association; Jan Erik Aase, ISG Research; Daniel Riley, Aon Hewitt.

This year, Software Development Forum members will have 2 specialized tracks: Visionary and Aspirational, whose topics are tailored to meet the needs of different IT companies.

Visionary - a track for medium and large companies that form the basis of the Ukrainian IT industry and are already active in business with markets in many countries. During this flow, along with the participants and experts, we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of positioning the IT industry in Ukraine, the best cases for scaling through mergers and acquisitions, modern approaches to attracting young talents, the impact of corporate culture on company performance, and more.

Aspirational - part of the forum, created for representatives of small companies that are rapidly developing and strive for sustainable growth. Among the key topics of the track are the main stages of the development of a successful IT company, attraction of investments and additional financing, effective cooperation between Sales and Delivery departments, topical HR metrics and HR retention programs.

All participants will be free to visit both streams, regardless of the type of ticket.

Agenda

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • 10:00 - 10:25 Opening Speech & IT Market Research Presentation
  • 10:30 – 12:10 Global Competition
  • 12:35 – 13:55 IT Business Development
  • 15:35 – 17:10 Human Capital
  • 17:10 - 18:30 Closing Speech. Lottery from partners

Registration is obligatory. Tickets are available at the official site

Tickets & Details

Speakers

Igor Byeda

Igor Byeda

Managing Director, GlobalLogic Ukraine

Igor has extensive experience in managing large-scale software R&D services, including building and maintaining relationships between clients and offshore teams.

Olexandr Kubrakov

Olexandr Kubrakov

Executive Director, IT Ukraine Association

Holds the position of Executive Director of the IT Ukraine Association since summer 2017. Among his key tasks – strategic development of the organization and ensuring of further growth of the community.

Kerry Hallard

Kerry Hallard

CEO & President, Global Sourcing Association

Kerry's focus is on growing the reach and the positive reputation of the sourcing industry globally, through the development and dissemination of standards and qualifications.

Torjus Jensen

Torjus Jensen

Managing Partner, NorthLight Partners

Jan Erik Aase

Jan Erik Aase

Director & Principal Analist, ISG Research

Mr. Aase brings extensive experience in the implementation and research of service integration and management of both IT and business processes. With over 32 years of experience, he is highly skilled at analyzing vendor governance trends and methodologies, identifying inefficiencies in current processes, and advising the industry.

Darja Gornitskaya

Darja Gornitskaya

General Manager, Astound Commerce Ukraine

Darja has more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of the information technologies, implementation and management of e-commerce projects.

Andriy Yavorskiy

Andriy Yavorskiy

Vice President on Engineering, GlobalLogic Ukraine

Andrii Yavorsky has more than 10 years of experience in IT industry, and particularly in project management. He is a Certified Scrum Master and a Certified Project Management Professional. He has joined GlobalLogic team in 2009 as a Senior Project Manager and rose from the ranks to Vice President.

Alexander Sambuk

Alexander Sambuk

Consultant and Advisor, Expert in Scaling and Transforming Software Businesses

Alexander Sambuk is a recognized management professional in IT and software business. His scope of expertise includes: business development; service delivery and product management; all areas of internal operations.

Vitaliy Gorovoy

Vitaliy Gorovoy

Managing Partner, Insoft Capital

Vitaliy has got a nine-year experience in working for investment banking and more than a seven-year experience in IT-companies' and projects' management. The founder and the managing partner at the holding company InSoft, which makes investments into the Ukrainian IT-outsourcing companies and helps its active development.

Daniel Riley

Daniel Riley

Partner, EMEA Talent Practice, Aon Hewitt

Dan is a thought leader, technologist, consultant and change agent in the area of talent management, the future of work and the impact technology has on that future.