On December 13, at UNIT.City Innovation Park IT Ukraine held the International conference Synergy. We gathered about 400 participants from education, IT business and government, because human development lies precisely in the realm of these spheres.
The topic of education is topical and timely, it comes to the fore because educated people are the value and the capital of the state. Today we will talk about new challenges, about technologies in IT-education and the state’s role in the transformation of the educational system of Ukrainesaid Сonstantine Vasuk, Executive Director of IT Ukraine at the beginning of the conference
Yuriy Antonyuk, Vice President and CEO of SEE, EPAM Systems, spoke about effective interaction between educational institutions and IT business:
The world has changed and modern youth are mobile today: they choose where to work, where and why to study. We need to make every effort to keep young people in Ukraine. We need to experiment and change curriculum. There are many examples of successful collaboration between IT companies and universities, but universities still needs to be the driver of change. We believe that the creative industries in Ukraine will develop rapidly, as we see the support from the authorities and the high level of human potential of Ukrainians
Maksym Pochebut, Head of educational programs at EPAM Ukraine, Vice President of educational issues at IT Ukraine noted in his speech the growing interest in IT education:
For the sixth consecutive year, IT Ukraine has been organizing a Synergy educational conference. During this time, it has become a real platform for new ideas and projects, new relationships and effective collaborations. Society finally realizes that education is the responsibility of each of us. This year I had the opportunity to visit the best universities in the world, including Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Their examples prove that the educational ecosystem works effectively only if there is interaction between government, education and business. Our job is to divide the responsibilities between the representatives of each side of this triangle and stop shifting responsibility to the shoulders of others
More about the synergy of government, education and IT business was discussed in the first panel discussion, which was attended by Alexander Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation; Yegor Studny, Deputy Minister of Education and Science; Yuriy Antonyuk, Vice President and CEO of CEE, EPAM Systems; Oleksandr Nikolyak, Head of the Students' College of Lviv Polytechnic National University.
We thank the conference partners: EPAM and SoftServe - Gold Partners, GlobalLogic - Silver Partner, DAN.IT education - Educational Partner, Yakaboo - Book Partner, Ukrsibbank BNP Paribas Group - Bank Partner, Chestnut - Chess Partner, Volta.One - Digital Partner, MORSHINSKA - Water Partner.
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