IT Weekend Ukraine 2019 & Ukrainian IT Awards 2019

2019 Sep 07
16a Parkova Rd, Kyiv, Ukraine
Convention & Exhibition Centre PARKOVY
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At IT Weekend.Products our speakers will share four product stories on four streams. The whole product ecosystem will be shown to you – from an idea to the product identity.  IT Weekend.Products is an immersion into technical constitution of a one magnitude piece. The whole chain of project creation – full body scan. With the key insights, industry researches and specific failures, best practices, and hands-on advice. One day for your 360° technical product upgrade.

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Program

DEEP TECH

ENTERPRISE TECH

INNOVATION

SMART X

DEEP TECH

ENTERPRISE TECH

INNOVATION

SMART X

8:00 9:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00 9:50

The Wind of Chance. Reinventing competitive advantage through technology and innovation.

Language ENG
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Alex Chubay

Chief Technology Officer, SoftServe

Alex Chubay is Chief Technology Officer at SoftServe. He leads technology strategy and execution, creating sustainable competitive advantage through continuous technology-driven innovation. Alex joined SoftServe in 2001 and has over two decades of engineering and business leadership, with a solid track record of transformational experiences combining innovation, technology, and leadership into wining solutions. Alex held numerous leaderships positions within SoftServe, including SVP Client Success, VP Consulting, VP Delivery, and Software Development Office Director. He has been at the forefront of business development and services delivery for strategic accounts in multiple global geographies, consistently driving business growth and delivering positive business impact to his clients. Alex holds a master’s degree with honors in applied math from Lviv Polytechnic National University. more

09.50 10.30

Smart Decisions: An Architecture Design Game for IOT Solutions in the Cloud

During this session, we will introduce and play Smart Decisions for IoT, a game that simulates the architecture design process of a solution in the Internet of Things domain. The game is inspired by Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) and previous versions of Smart Decisions in the big data and machine learning domains. Players can learn about this approach to architecture design while they get more familiar with architectural considerations for IoT system design.

During this session, we will introduce and play Smart Decisions for IoT, a game that simulates the architecture design process of a solution in the Internet of Things domain. The game is inspired by Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) and previous versions of Smart Decisions in the big data and machine learning domains. Players can learn about this approach to architecture design while they get more familiar with architectural considerations for IoT system design.

Language ENG
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Yaroslav Pidstryhach

IoT Practice Lead at SoftServe

Yaroslav Pidstryhach is an IoT Practice Lead at SoftServe, a leading technology consulting and software services company. Yaroslav has been developing commercial software and leading projects since 2003, gaining experience in various areas such as multimedia applications, networking, embedded software, cloud-based solutions and more. His current activities at SoftServe include leading the IoT practice, design and implementation of IoT solutions, and helping the customers on their journeys from ideas to delivered solutions. more

Shaun Greene

Senior IoT Solutions Architect at SoftServe

Shaun Greene is a Senior IoT Solutions Architect with SoftServe, a leading technology consulting and software services company. Shaun has 10 years of experience in electronics design and software development across many industries and applications from 8-bit wireless medical devices to distributed cloud SaaS platforms for commercial autonomous vehicles. His research interests include low power sensing, digital twins, and edge virtualization. When Shaun isn’t working, he enjoys skiing, cycling, and helping middle school students learn programming through robotics. more

How to Build Next Level Team Collaboration for Enterprise World

Story of building products for Microsoft Teams: how to build integration that users love, how to deal with user habits of solving their problems and break them, and some other challenges we faced when building products for enterprises.

Story of building products for Microsoft Teams: how to build integration that users love, how to deal with user habits of solving their problems and break them, and some other challenges we faced when building products for enterprises.

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Maryna Imshenetska

Product Manager at SoftServe

Maryna is all about modern workplace. For last two years she and her team designed and launched numerous integrations, among which are Jira Cloud for Microsoft Teams – one of the most trending integrations on Atlassian and Microsoft marketplaces. As a Microsoft Teams expert Maryna helps companies around the globe to build their unique integrations. more

Why Innovation Platform? The Beginning

Expanding the horizon of opportunities with new start-up emerged at SoftServe; validating the need in new product stories.

Expanding the horizon of opportunities with new start-up emerged at SoftServe; validating the need in new product stories.

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Taras Kholopkin

Transformation Platforms Director at SoftServe

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Product Accelerators — Running Ahead of Time

Many service companies are on a journey to switch from traditional staff augmentation models to value-added services and are investing a lot of efforts to not only be a great technology provider but also to become an exceptional solution advisor for their customers. Combining technology and business, growing in-house domain expertise, implementing repeatable components, and creating prototypes and accelerators – are just a few things on a journey to become an advanced advisor to the customer. Join us to learn how implementing Product Accelerators helps to resolve old and new challenges of Retail industry using advanced technologies, accelerate verticalization at service companies, and keeps engineers motivated by working on technically advanced solutions. We will be making a live demo of several most advanced Product Accelerators created recently: customer psychometry profiler, visual recommendation engine, product demand prediction, and others. Bring your twitter account to learn your psychological portrait or your favorite shirt to see how product recommendation works.

Many service companies are on a journey to switch from traditional staff augmentation models to value-added services and are investing a lot of efforts to not only be a great technology provider but also to become an exceptional solution advisor for their customers. Combining technology and business, growing in-house domain expertise, implementing repeatable components, and creating prototypes and accelerators – are just a few things on a journey to become an advanced advisor to the customer. Join us to learn how implementing Product Accelerators helps to resolve old and new challenges of Retail industry using advanced technologies, accelerate verticalization at service companies, and keeps engineers motivated by working on technically advanced solutions. We will be making a live demo of several most advanced Product Accelerators created recently: customer psychometry profiler, visual recommendation engine, product demand prediction, and others. Bring your twitter account to learn your psychological portrait or your favorite shirt to see how product recommendation works.

Language ENG

Valentyn Kropov

Vice President of Retail at SoftServe

Valentyn Kropov is a Vice President of Retail at SoftServe, specializing in the advanced technical solutions for inventory management, demand forecasting, personalization, etc. He is a passionate early promoter of new trends and technologies like robotics, big data, data science, and automation. Valentyn concentrates on behavioral analytics, machine learning, personalization, and other aspects of the retail industry to implement next-generation recommendations, customer experience engines, and augmented analytics. Valentyn is a founder of the Kyiv Big Data Community, the largest Big Data community in Eastern Europe; founder of GeekSpeaks, an IT school where hands-on IT engineers teach new technologies; IEEE and Cloudera author. He is also a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences including Cisco Live, IT Weekend, IT Jam, London Big Data Community, Agile Bootcamp, and Outsource People, among others. more

10.30 10.50

Coffee Break

10.50 11.30

Playing a Game Against the Nature: Intelligent Automation with Deep Reinforcement Learning

A Proof of Concept that leverages state-of-the-art AI concepts used to win in Atari, Go and StarCraft games for Oil&Gas industry. We’ll demonstrate the use of machine learning in autonomous control of topside offshore equipment.

A Proof of Concept that leverages state-of-the-art AI concepts used to win in Atari, Go and StarCraft games for Oil&Gas industry. We’ll demonstrate the use of machine learning in autonomous control of topside offshore equipment.

Language ENG

Oleksii Reutov

Data Scientist at SoftServe

His core competence is deliver end-to-end analytic solutions in different domains. With over 10 years of experience, he has a strong skills in data management and extracting business value from client’s data. more

Mykola Maksymenko

R&D Director at SoftServe

Mykola Maksymenko drives technological development in applied science, human-computing interactions, and sensing. Mykola holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, with over ten years of industry experience, previously working at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and the Weizmann Institute of Science.   more

Lessons From The Trenches: Designing and Building a Chatbot

In this presentation, we will show how much it "costs" to build a chatbot and what you need to account for unexpected scenarios and ambiguities during development. We will go through the history of our project of designing and building the solution, explaining technical challenges and how to overcome them, and future directions of development. In addition, we will demonstrate how to leverage the power of Microsoft Azure to guarantee security, separation, ease of deployment and integrity of what is deployed in a transparent way to the developer.

In this presentation, we will show how much it "costs" to build a chatbot and what you need to account for unexpected scenarios and ambiguities during development. We will go through the history of our project of designing and building the solution, explaining technical challenges and how to overcome them, and future directions of development. In addition, we will demonstrate how to leverage the power of Microsoft Azure to guarantee security, separation, ease of deployment and integrity of what is deployed in a transparent way to the developer.

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Viktor Kryzhanovskyi

Software Engineer at SoftServe

Viktor is a passionate software development engineer with more than 6 years of experience with C#/.NET. Code runs in his blood and that is why he is trying to catch up every modern technology as fast as he can. He likes to talk about clean code, testing and tooling in general. Viktor loves to develop elegant, simple, and well-designed products, and to share lessons learned when something goes wrong. more

Igor Fesenko

Application Architect at SoftServe

Igor Fesenko is an Application Architect at SoftServe Inc. and Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional. He is passionate about designing and developing scalable, flexible, cloud ready software solutions, utilizing state of art security practices. He is proficient in C#, JavaScript & Azure and has managed and assessed multiple projects focusing on high performance and large data solutions, taking advantage of all the features and capabilities available on target platform. His current focus is on the building and improvement of scalable and secure web applications, cloud-enabled applications and operations, and identity & access management. more

When 1+1=3. Unlocking Synergies Through Innovation Partnerships

Case study of a large, international innovation transformation program: the pains we experienced and how the innovation platform could have helped overcoming these pains.

Case study of a large, international innovation transformation program: the pains we experienced and how the innovation platform could have helped overcoming these pains.

Language ENG

Stephan Lems

Partner, Innovation Booster

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Smart Parking a Digital Twin

Combination of Smart Parking and Smart Gate solutions implemented for Lviv’s Headquarters of SoftServe is not highly technological backed by IoT and AI but is also a great demonstration of the synergy between business, management, and employees. It saves time by immediately finding a free slot, removes the hassle of keeping ID card ready, impresses our customers and prospects, scares our Security and, what's most important, assures the employee that they are working in one of the most advanced companies of Ukraine. Want to learn more about one of the most visible in-house projects implemented by SoftServe over the last year? Join Kris and Oleksandr for an exciting story of success.

Combination of Smart Parking and Smart Gate solutions implemented for Lviv’s Headquarters of SoftServe is not highly technological backed by IoT and AI but is also a great demonstration of the synergy between business, management, and employees. It saves time by immediately finding a free slot, removes the hassle of keeping ID card ready, impresses our customers and prospects, scares our Security and, what's most important, assures the employee that they are working in one of the most advanced companies of Ukraine. Want to learn more about one of the most visible in-house projects implemented by SoftServe over the last year? Join Kris and Oleksandr for an exciting story of success.

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Oleksandr Gurbych

Technology Consultant at SoftServe

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Kris Kosyk

VP Innovation at SoftServe

Kris Kosyk holds the position of VP Innovation at SoftServe. Her current mission is to deliver innovations that ensure SoftServe is differentiated, relevant, and competitive on global market. She and her team focus on developing breakthrough concepts that are in the perfect intersection of world-macro trends, technological innovations, industry challenges/opportunities and SoftServe client business needs. Kris has been working at SoftServe since 2003 and has proven to be an outstanding thinker and innovator, whose ideas influenced the whole company many times over the years. She started her career as a QA tester, getting all the way to becoming head of Quality Management Office, defining many of the quality standards that are used till this day. Kris was also first Engagement Manager at SoftServe, and Engagement Director for several years before moving to Consulting Director position, where she was focusing on building and executing approaches of how we do consulting engagements. Her great adaptability and change management skills made her an effective interim head of Design office and Marketing team. In 2016 Kris joined the executive team as Chief of Staff to the CEO, Chris Baker, and contributed to the transformation initiatives at the company level. During 2017 Kris was working in Customer Success organization, helping with Account Development Planning framework and other innovative projects. Apart from her professional life, Kris is frequently involved with many charitable and community initiatives. In 2011 she held the first licenses TEDx event in Ukraine themed “Secrets of Success”. With her vast expertise in tech, business acumen and love for innovation Kris is a frequent speaker at many conferences and events worldwide. In last year Kris launched a personal blog on Telegram platform titled “Shit I Know”, where she shares professional secrets, personal development life hacks, and other things she finds interesting at the moment. Channel already reached almost 10,000 subscribers. more

11.40 12.20

Beyond Biometrics: on The Way to Affective Computing Era

We are used to the fact, that our body measurements are constantly used by doctors during examination. We are continuously “monitored” by our wearable devises for wellbeing, that already became a part of our lives. Is that enough? Can our body “tell us more” than pure stats of heart rate changes or calories burned? What if devices were smart enough to recognize human affects and adapt to it, change the way we interact? Let’s dive deeper into the history and talk over what Future holds for us…

We are used to the fact, that our body measurements are constantly used by doctors during examination. We are continuously “monitored” by our wearable devises for wellbeing, that already became a part of our lives. Is that enough? Can our body “tell us more” than pure stats of heart rate changes or calories burned? What if devices were smart enough to recognize human affects and adapt to it, change the way we interact? Let’s dive deeper into the history and talk over what Future holds for us…

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Zoriana Doshna

Head of R&D Products at SoftServe

Zoriana leads a team of Product Owners, responsible for Research Programs–execution and transformation of research results– focused on business solutions for Retail, Healthcare, Media, Smart City, and Fintech. Her areas of expertise include human-computer interaction [HCI], IoT, sensors and biosignals, mesh networks, and artificial intelligence (AI). more

Vladyslav Tsybul’nyk

PhD, Team Lead at SoftServe

Vladyslav has 20 years of experience in software development, 15 years in theoretical physics research. He is responsible for the R&D THINGS practice, focusing on biometrics, MYOD, embedded AI, mesh networks and energy efficiency. more

Design strategies for apps in Microsoft Teams and other integrations

Learn how to design for collaboration to taking advantage of bots, multiple app canvases, and product features. This talk is a great tool for designers and developers to lay the foundations for their app. We’ll discuss scenario thinking, strategies for communicating with users in groups and 1:1. This will also serve as a comprehensive guide for Microsoft Teams features and how to use them in different situations.

Learn how to design for collaboration to taking advantage of bots, multiple app canvases, and product features. This talk is a great tool for designers and developers to lay the foundations for their app. We’ll discuss scenario thinking, strategies for communicating with users in groups and 1:1. This will also serve as a comprehensive guide for Microsoft Teams features and how to use them in different situations.

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Michael K. Forney

Principal Design Manager - Microsoft Teams, Microsoft

Michael is Design Lead for Microsoft Teams, the fastest-growing business application in Microsoft’s history. Over his 22 years at Microsoft, Michael has led numerous design experience workshops with customers and partners. Most of these workshops last two days, where Michael and team will detail workflows and creatively collaborate with their counterparts help them create collaborative, scenario-based solutions. His goal for each engagement is simple: customers and/or partners walk away with an MLP: Minimum Loveable Product. more

Hackathon-as-service: Enabling Fast-paced Innovation

Everybody is struggling to be innovative right now, to either do some invention to get the competitive advantage, business is changing, market is changing, technologies are developing so quickly. The situation changes daily, so you need to keep your finger on the pulse. We don't have the silver bullet for any product innovation, but we definitely have experience in becoming innovative as a company to ensure growth and quality of work as well as for our clients helping them boost innovations inside their companies. Come and see how you can reach the stars through hardships and failures.

Everybody is struggling to be innovative right now, to either do some invention to get the competitive advantage, business is changing, market is changing, technologies are developing so quickly. The situation changes daily, so you need to keep your finger on the pulse. We don't have the silver bullet for any product innovation, but we definitely have experience in becoming innovative as a company to ensure growth and quality of work as well as for our clients helping them boost innovations inside their companies. Come and see how you can reach the stars through hardships and failures.

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Oksana Krykun

PdMO Associate Director, SoftServe

Oksana is an experience IT professional with 6 years of versatile background in different industries from sport and leisure to finance. She was involved in multiple product on different stages of their PDLC: from initiation to maturity. She had the path from CMO in Ukrainian startup, through business analyst and Project manager in several outsourcing companies to the Product Manager. Level 6 Pragmatic Marketing certified. As Product Management Office Leader Oksana indirectly and partially directly leads the team of 26 SoftServe Product Managers, works on the development of their competency to deliver the top-notch product management experience to SoftServe clients as well as to deliver own SoftServe products to the market. Also, she initiates and makes new Product services happen. more

Nati Nazar

BAO Director at SoftServe

Certified BA professional (CSPO, CCBA, Pragmatic Marketing) with over 9 years of diverse IT experience. Being an evangelist of business analysis, Nati is also a visioner and designer of new concepts and models that uncover strong BA capabilities, empower teams and clients with creative intelligence toolset. Nati leads Business Analysis CoE for the company with over 200 business analysts, and her strong marketing, product management background and great team of like-minded people help launching IIBA endorsed courses, trainings and workshops globally. more

Talking to Programs: How Do Chatbots Work

Chatbots and voice assistants appear at a rapid pace throughout different industries. Cloud-native AI services allow developers to build an entirely new generation of apps with a conversational interface that can hear, speak and understand users. What are chatbots? How do they work? What are the benefits of AWS serverless architecture for them? How to build one? You'll find the answers in this talk.

Chatbots and voice assistants appear at a rapid pace throughout different industries. Cloud-native AI services allow developers to build an entirely new generation of apps with a conversational interface that can hear, speak and understand users. What are chatbots? How do they work? What are the benefits of AWS serverless architecture for them? How to build one? You'll find the answers in this talk.

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Rinat Akhmedziiev

Architect at SoftServe

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12.30 13.10

XR Molecular: Fusing Machine Learning and Virtual Reality in Drug Discovery

Language ENG

Mykola Maksymenko

R&D Director at SoftServe

Mykola Maksymenko drives technological development in applied science, human-computing interactions, and sensing. Mykola holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, with over ten years of industry experience, previously working at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and the Weizmann Institute of Science.   more

What I Learned Making an Integration Between Global Ecosystems

Integration between global ecosystems is always fun. In this session, I will walk through the implementation of highly available and distributed application and how to address all important quality attributes of the system (Performance, Security, Availability, etc.). What our development model is and how it helps to proactively solve different type of issues and main challenges, which we faced during implementation and production. Among other things, the talk I will share the top practices and services that took the integration to the new level based on experience with our end users.

Integration between global ecosystems is always fun. In this session, I will walk through the implementation of highly available and distributed application and how to address all important quality attributes of the system (Performance, Security, Availability, etc.). What our development model is and how it helps to proactively solve different type of issues and main challenges, which we faced during implementation and production. Among other things, the talk I will share the top practices and services that took the integration to the new level based on experience with our end users.

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Igor Fesenko

Application Architect at SoftServe

Igor Fesenko is an Application Architect at SoftServe Inc. and Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional. He is passionate about designing and developing scalable, flexible, cloud ready software solutions, utilizing state of art security practices. He is proficient in C#, JavaScript & Azure and has managed and assessed multiple projects focusing on high performance and large data solutions, taking advantage of all the features and capabilities available on target platform. His current focus is on the building and improvement of scalable and secure web applications, cloud-enabled applications and operations, and identity & access management. more

Osoblivosti vprovadzhennya ta ekspluatatsii novitnih tehnologiy v derzhavnomu banku u XXI stolitti

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Egor Avetisov

Head of Innovations, PrivatBank

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Sabina Krupko

Head of PrivatBank Innovation Lab

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FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Affordable Digital Agriculture Solutions

Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. Our system, called FarmBeats, includes Cloud, IoT & AI innovations for agriculture that enables seamless collection and analysis of data across various sensors, cameras, drones, and satellites. In this talk, we will describe the system, and outline some of the AI challenges we are currently addressing for agriculture.

Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. Our system, called FarmBeats, includes Cloud, IoT & AI innovations for agriculture that enables seamless collection and analysis of data across various sensors, cameras, drones, and satellites. In this talk, we will describe the system, and outline some of the AI challenges we are currently addressing for agriculture.

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Sofiia Fedchyshyna

Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

Sofiia has experience working with Microsoft partners around the globe and cross industry, building a local partner ecosystem to deliver industry solutions to end customers. Right now her focus is the strategic partners to join Microsoft Cloud Platform and build solutions that will provide a unique expertise and solve customers’ business challenges across Multicountry region. more

13.10 14.10

Lunch Time

14.10 14.50

State-of-the-art Application of AI and ML tools for document understanding

Google and SoftServe will show how they are using AutoML, the ML APIs, and other GCP products to extract knowledge from diverse data sources, and integrate that with structured data, to support cross-functional collaboration and decision-making to improve document understanding for the energy sector.

Google and SoftServe will show how they are using AutoML, the ML APIs, and other GCP products to extract knowledge from diverse data sources, and integrate that with structured data, to support cross-functional collaboration and decision-making to improve document understanding for the energy sector.

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Ihor Kopaniev

Application Architect at SoftServe

Software development specialist with almost 10 years of experience in the industry. Has expertise in the development of scalable and fault-tolerance solutions. His core competence includes Python, Big Data, HighLoad, and team management. Ihor is passionate about building clear and productive solutions, processes and teams. more

Volodymyr Budzan

Research Engineer, SoftServe

Volodymyr works as a Research Engineer at SoftServe R&D department. Mostly interested in Deep Learning and Computer Vision, he combines working on commercial projects and doing scientific research. He is a co-author of scientific publications presented at CVPR 2018 and WiML 2018. more

Roman Grubnyk

Data Science Expert, SoftServe

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How to Architect and Implement Hybrid Integration Solutions

If you’re worried about integrating your on-premises products with the newest "pure" cloud SaaS products, you’re not alone. Come and learn design patterns for architecting and implementing hybrid (on-premise and in-cloud) integration solutions. We'll demonstrate working capabilities and technologies that will lower development effort required to extend your integration solutions.

If you’re worried about integrating your on-premises products with the newest "pure" cloud SaaS products, you’re not alone. Come and learn design patterns for architecting and implementing hybrid (on-premise and in-cloud) integration solutions. We'll demonstrate working capabilities and technologies that will lower development effort required to extend your integration solutions.

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Oleksandr Valetskyy

Technical Leader at SoftServe

Software development engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry. Passionate Microsoft development ecosystem fan and .NET advocate. Bloody enterprise adept. Vast experience in various stages and darkest corners of SDLC. Rivne .NET Community founder. more

A Service Design Approach to Innovation

Innovation doesn’t just happen, it’s designed. Meaningful innovation stems from the actual needs of people…, defined through observation, research, ideation and testing. Service design, as an approach to lasting innovation, considers the broader ecosystem where every potential product or service touchpoint is researched, designed and developed with one goal in mind; the human on the other side. This holistic approach reduces risk and increases the probability of successful innovation turning into meaningful innovation.

Innovation doesn’t just happen, it’s designed. Meaningful innovation stems from the actual needs of people…, defined through observation, research, ideation and testing. Service design, as an approach to lasting innovation, considers the broader ecosystem where every potential product or service touchpoint is researched, designed and developed with one goal in mind; the human on the other side. This holistic approach reduces risk and increases the probability of successful innovation turning into meaningful innovation.

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Jean-Paul Haire

Research & Design Strategy, SoftServe

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Designing the Future of Smart Mobility – Intelligent Mobility Platform

The world is changing rapidly: an average American living in a big city is forced to spend more then one year of his/her entire life in traffic jams and this number is increasing. There is an enormous pressure to introduce sustainable solutions which will keep business moving and design cities where human beings want to live. Cities are on the front line of this mobility challenge, at the same time creating an opportunity for tech companies to come up with innovative solutions. But how?

The world is changing rapidly: an average American living in a big city is forced to spend more then one year of his/her entire life in traffic jams and this number is increasing. There is an enormous pressure to introduce sustainable solutions which will keep business moving and design cities where human beings want to live. Cities are on the front line of this mobility challenge, at the same time creating an opportunity for tech companies to come up with innovative solutions. But how?

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Anna Strelchuk

Solutions Cluster Lead at SoftServe Solutions CoE

Anna leads a team of Business Analysts and Product Managers focused on accelerating SoftServe customer’s digital journey with innovative products & services – starting from problem framing, user and market research, solution concept design to implementation and launch. She’s been driving projects within Smart Transportation, Marketing and Retail business domains leveraging IoT, data science and core software development technologies.   Anna also leads SoftServe Intelligent Mobility Platform, IoT product aimed at consolidating available data from various smart devices and solutions in order to empower public authorities make smart data-driven decisions. more

15.00 15.40

From Robotics to Physical Cloud - The Future of Retail is Now

Supply chain, logistics, in-store operations, and many other areas in retail are suffering from significant labor challenges these days. Faster, cheaper delivery is driving the biggest retail companies in the world to optimize logistics and labor expenses and minimize delivery time.

Supply chain, logistics, in-store operations, and many other areas in retail are suffering from significant labor challenges these days. Faster, cheaper delivery is driving the biggest retail companies in the world to optimize logistics and labor expenses and minimize delivery time.

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Valentyn Kropov

Vice President of Retail at SoftServe

Valentyn Kropov is a Vice President of Retail at SoftServe, specializing in the advanced technical solutions for inventory management, demand forecasting, personalization, etc. He is a passionate early promoter of new trends and technologies like robotics, big data, data science, and automation. Valentyn concentrates on behavioral analytics, machine learning, personalization, and other aspects of the retail industry to implement next-generation recommendations, customer experience engines, and augmented analytics. Valentyn is a founder of the Kyiv Big Data Community, the largest Big Data community in Eastern Europe; founder of GeekSpeaks, an IT school where hands-on IT engineers teach new technologies; IEEE and Cloudera author. He is also a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences including Cisco Live, IT Weekend, IT Jam, London Big Data Community, Agile Bootcamp, and Outsource People, among others. more

Lasers or Shotguns: The Innovation Tools of Choice

For years, conventional Product Management thinking has advocated “lean” principles and the concept of a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). This approach to innovation is like focusing a laser, but sometimes a shotgun is a better tool for creating innovative software products.

For years, conventional Product Management thinking has advocated “lean” principles and the concept of a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). This approach to innovation is like focusing a laser, but sometimes a shotgun is a better tool for creating innovative software products.

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Chuck Ros

Senior Business Analyst at SoftServe

Chuck Ros is a Senior Business Analyst at SoftServe. His mission is to help clients implement business strategy through technology. In particular he focuses on synthesizing business strategy, technology, great customer experiences, and customer value into winning digital strategies. Chuck joined SoftServe in April, 2019, after more than twenty-five years as a serial software entrepreneur and management consultant. His consulting, advisory, and corporate development work has included Fortune 500 companies, but he is particularly passionate about startups and businesses that thrive on innovation. At his first company, RWI, Chuck wrote and brought to market one of the healthcare industry’s first Electronic Health Records (EHR) applications and the first Electronic Remittance Notifications (ERN) application. At ITWorks, his second company, Chuck developed a Just-In-Time order entry system for distribution and engineer-to-order companies. And at his third company, Emerald Software, Chuck developed one of the industry’s first employee onboarding products, leading to a multimillion dollar acquisition. He has held the positions of CTO, VP of Product, and VP of Corporate Development. But when it comes down to it, Chuck still likes to say, “I’m a programmer”. Chuck holds both an MBA and a BS in Computer Science and Statistics. He holds volunteer advisory board positions with several startups and is active in the Atlanta business community. more

15.40 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 16.20

Moderator

Kris Kosyk

VP Innovation at SoftServe

Kris Kosyk holds the position of VP Innovation at SoftServe. Her current mission is to deliver innovations that ensure SoftServe is differentiated, relevant, and competitive on global market. She and her team focus on developing breakthrough concepts that are in the perfect intersection of world-macro trends, technological innovations, industry challenges/opportunities and SoftServe client business needs. Kris has been working at SoftServe since 2003 and has proven to be an outstanding thinker and innovator, whose ideas influenced the whole company many times over the years. She started her career as a QA tester, getting all the way to becoming head of Quality Management Office, defining many of the quality standards that are used till this day. Kris was also first Engagement Manager at SoftServe, and Engagement Director for several years before moving to Consulting Director position, where she was focusing on building and executing approaches of how we do consulting engagements. Her great adaptability and change management skills made her an effective interim head of Design office and Marketing team. In 2016 Kris joined the executive team as Chief of Staff to the CEO, Chris Baker, and contributed to the transformation initiatives at the company level. During 2017 Kris was working in Customer Success organization, helping with Account Development Planning framework and other innovative projects. Apart from her professional life, Kris is frequently involved with many charitable and community initiatives. In 2011 she held the first licenses TEDx event in Ukraine themed “Secrets of Success”. With her vast expertise in tech, business acumen and love for innovation Kris is a frequent speaker at many conferences and events worldwide. In last year Kris launched a personal blog on Telegram platform titled “Shit I Know”, where she shares professional secrets, personal development life hacks, and other things she finds interesting at the moment. Channel already reached almost 10,000 subscribers. more

16.20 16.40

Помилки у наймі при активному масштабуванні бізнесу

Aleksandr Konotopskyi

CEO, Ajax Systems

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16.40 17.00

How we've spent 5 months, wasted money and got nothing

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Anton Avrinsky

CEO & co-founder, Liki24.com

Liki24.com is a platform that combines Pharmacies, Insurance companies, Doctors, Pharmaceutical Producers with Customers. The technology allows to find better price for any medicine (any product) and deliver it same day from any point of the city to any point! Anton`s areas are business idea, development, team formation, motivation, work with partners. Experience 15+ years. Worked as developer, project manager, department director, deputy director general at IT-Enterprise (developed and implemented ERP for large companies Interpipe, Roshen, Farmak, Nibulon, Ferrexpo, Lekhim) more

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Dima Maleev

Technical lead at Patreon, currently works in San Francisco

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Dmytro Derkach

Co-owner, Planeta Kino

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18:00 19:00

Ukrainian IT Awards 2019

Awarding ceremony

19:00 22:00

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Data Science Expert, SoftServe

Roman Grubnyk

Data Science Expert, SoftServe

Roman Grubnyk

BAO Director at SoftServe

Nati Nazar

BAO Director at SoftServe

Nati Nazar

Certified BA professional (CSPO, CCBA, Pragmatic Marketing) with over 9 years of diverse IT experience. Being an evangelist of business analysis, Nati is also a visioner and designer of new concepts and models that uncover strong BA capabilities, empower teams and clients with creative intelligence toolset. Nati leads Business Analysis CoE for the company with over 200 business analysts, and her strong marketing, product management background and great team of like-minded people help launching IIBA endorsed courses, trainings and workshops globally.

Solutions Cluster Lead at SoftServe Solutions CoE

Anna Strelchuk

Solutions Cluster Lead at SoftServe Solutions CoE

Anna Strelchuk

Anna leads a team of Business Analysts and Product Managers focused on accelerating SoftServe customer’s digital journey with innovative products & services – starting from problem framing, user and market research, solution concept design to implementation and launch. She’s been driving projects within Smart Transportation, Marketing and Retail business domains leveraging IoT, data science and core software development technologies.   Anna also leads SoftServe Intelligent Mobility Platform, IoT product aimed at consolidating available data from various smart devices and solutions in order to empower public authorities make smart data-driven decisions.

Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

Sofiia Fedchyshyna

Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

Sofiia Fedchyshyna

Sofiia has experience working with Microsoft partners around the globe and cross industry, building a local partner ecosystem to deliver industry solutions to end customers. Right now her focus is the strategic partners to join Microsoft Cloud Platform and build solutions that will provide a unique expertise and solve customers’ business challenges across Multicountry region.

Research Engineer, SoftServe

Volodymyr Budzan

Research Engineer, SoftServe

Volodymyr Budzan

Volodymyr works as a Research Engineer at SoftServe R&D department. Mostly interested in Deep Learning and Computer Vision, he combines working on commercial projects and doing scientific research. He is a co-author of scientific publications presented at CVPR 2018 and WiML 2018.

Research & Design Strategy, SoftServe

Jean-Paul Haire

Research & Design Strategy, SoftServe

Jean-Paul Haire

Head of PrivatBank Innovation Lab

Sabina Krupko

Head of PrivatBank Innovation Lab

Sabina Krupko

Head of Innovations, PrivatBank

Egor Avetisov

Head of Innovations, PrivatBank

Egor Avetisov

Senior Business Analyst at SoftServe

Chuck Ros

Senior Business Analyst at SoftServe

Chuck Ros

Chuck Ros is a Senior Business Analyst at SoftServe. His mission is to help clients implement business strategy through technology. In particular he focuses on synthesizing business strategy, technology, great customer experiences, and customer value into winning digital strategies. Chuck joined SoftServe in April, 2019, after more than twenty-five years as a serial software entrepreneur and management consultant. His consulting, advisory, and corporate development work has included Fortune 500 companies, but he is particularly passionate about startups and businesses that thrive on innovation. At his first company, RWI, Chuck wrote and brought to market one of the healthcare industry’s first Electronic Health Records (EHR) applications and the first Electronic Remittance Notifications (ERN) application. At ITWorks, his second company, Chuck developed a Just-In-Time order entry system for distribution and engineer-to-order companies. And at his third company, Emerald Software, Chuck developed one of the industry’s first employee onboarding products, leading to a multimillion dollar acquisition. He has held the positions of CTO, VP of Product, and VP of Corporate Development. But when it comes down to it, Chuck still likes to say, “I’m a programmer”. Chuck holds both an MBA and a BS in Computer Science and Statistics. He holds volunteer advisory board positions with several startups and is active in the Atlanta business community.

PhD, Team Lead at SoftServe

Vladyslav Tsybul’nyk

PhD, Team Lead at SoftServe

Vladyslav Tsybul’nyk

Vladyslav has 20 years of experience in software development, 15 years in theoretical physics research. He is responsible for the R&D THINGS practice, focusing on biometrics, MYOD, embedded AI, mesh networks and energy efficiency.

Head of R&D Products at SoftServe

Zoriana Doshna

Head of R&D Products at SoftServe

Zoriana Doshna

Zoriana leads a team of Product Owners, responsible for Research Programs–execution and transformation of research results– focused on business solutions for Retail, Healthcare, Media, Smart City, and Fintech. Her areas of expertise include human-computer interaction [HCI], IoT, sensors and biosignals, mesh networks, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Co-owner, Planeta Kino

Dmytro Derkach

Co-owner, Planeta Kino

Dmytro Derkach

CEO & co-founder, Liki24.com

Anton Avrinsky

CEO & co-founder, Liki24.com

Anton Avrinsky

Liki24.com is a platform that combines Pharmacies, Insurance companies, Doctors, Pharmaceutical Producers with Customers. The technology allows to find better price for any medicine (any product) and deliver it same day from any point of the city to any point! Anton`s areas are business idea, development, team formation, motivation, work with partners. Experience 15+ years. Worked as developer, project manager, department director, deputy director general at IT-Enterprise (developed and implemented ERP for large companies Interpipe, Roshen, Farmak, Nibulon, Ferrexpo, Lekhim)

Application Architect at SoftServe

Ihor Kopaniev

Application Architect at SoftServe

Ihor Kopaniev

Software development specialist with almost 10 years of experience in the industry. Has expertise in the development of scalable and fault-tolerance solutions. His core competence includes Python, Big Data, HighLoad, and team management. Ihor is passionate about building clear and productive solutions, processes and teams.

Product Manager at SoftServe

Maryna Imshenetska

Product Manager at SoftServe

Maryna Imshenetska

Maryna is all about modern workplace. For last two years she and her team designed and launched numerous integrations, among which are Jira Cloud for Microsoft Teams – one of the most trending integrations on Atlassian and Microsoft marketplaces. As a Microsoft Teams expert Maryna helps companies around the globe to build their unique integrations.

Software Engineer at SoftServe

Viktor Kryzhanovskyi

Software Engineer at SoftServe

Viktor Kryzhanovskyi

Viktor is a passionate software development engineer with more than 6 years of experience with C#/.NET. Code runs in his blood and that is why he is trying to catch up every modern technology as fast as he can. He likes to talk about clean code, testing and tooling in general. Viktor loves to develop elegant, simple, and well-designed products, and to share lessons learned when something goes wrong.

Technical Leader at SoftServe

Oleksandr Valetskyy

Technical Leader at SoftServe

Oleksandr Valetskyy

Software development engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry. Passionate Microsoft development ecosystem fan and .NET advocate. Bloody enterprise adept. Vast experience in various stages and darkest corners of SDLC. Rivne .NET Community founder.

Principal Design Manager - Microsoft Teams, Microsoft

Michael K. Forney

Principal Design Manager - Microsoft Teams, Microsoft

Michael K. Forney

Michael is Design Lead for Microsoft Teams, the fastest-growing business application in Microsoft’s history. Over his 22 years at Microsoft, Michael has led numerous design experience workshops with customers and partners. Most of these workshops last two days, where Michael and team will detail workflows and creatively collaborate with their counterparts help them create collaborative, scenario-based solutions. His goal for each engagement is simple: customers and/or partners walk away with an MLP: Minimum Loveable Product.

Transformation Platforms Director at SoftServe

Taras Kholopkin

Transformation Platforms Director at SoftServe

Taras Kholopkin

Partner, Innovation Booster

Stephan Lems

Partner, Innovation Booster

Stephan Lems

Senior IoT Solutions Architect at SoftServe

Shaun Greene

Senior IoT Solutions Architect at SoftServe

Shaun Greene

Shaun Greene is a Senior IoT Solutions Architect with SoftServe, a leading technology consulting and software services company. Shaun has 10 years of experience in electronics design and software development across many industries and applications from 8-bit wireless medical devices to distributed cloud SaaS platforms for commercial autonomous vehicles. His research interests include low power sensing, digital twins, and edge virtualization. When Shaun isn’t working, he enjoys skiing, cycling, and helping middle school students learn programming through robotics.

Data Scientist at SoftServe

Oleksii Reutov

Data Scientist at SoftServe

Oleksii Reutov

His core competence is deliver end-to-end analytic solutions in different domains. With over 10 years of experience, he has a strong skills in data management and extracting business value from client’s data.

Technology Consultant at SoftServe

Oleksandr Gurbych

Technology Consultant at SoftServe

Oleksandr Gurbych

CEO, Ajax Systems

Aleksandr Konotopskyi

CEO, Ajax Systems

Aleksandr Konotopskyi

Architect at SoftServe

Rinat Akhmedziiev

Architect at SoftServe

Rinat Akhmedziiev

IoT Practice Lead at SoftServe

Yaroslav Pidstryhach

IoT Practice Lead at SoftServe

Yaroslav Pidstryhach

Yaroslav Pidstryhach is an IoT Practice Lead at SoftServe, a leading technology consulting and software services company. Yaroslav has been developing commercial software and leading projects since 2003, gaining experience in various areas such as multimedia applications, networking, embedded software, cloud-based solutions and more. His current activities at SoftServe include leading the IoT practice, design and implementation of IoT solutions, and helping the customers on their journeys from ideas to delivered solutions.

Chief Technology Officer, SoftServe

Alex Chubay

Chief Technology Officer, SoftServe

Alex Chubay

Alex Chubay is Chief Technology Officer at SoftServe. He leads technology strategy and execution, creating sustainable competitive advantage through continuous technology-driven innovation. Alex joined SoftServe in 2001 and has over two decades of engineering and business leadership, with a solid track record of transformational experiences combining innovation, technology, and leadership into wining solutions. Alex held numerous leaderships positions within SoftServe, including SVP Client Success, VP Consulting, VP Delivery, and Software Development Office Director. He has been at the forefront of business development and services delivery for strategic accounts in multiple global geographies, consistently driving business growth and delivering positive business impact to his clients. Alex holds a master’s degree with honors in applied math from Lviv Polytechnic National University.

R&D Director at SoftServe

Mykola Maksymenko

R&D Director at SoftServe

Mykola Maksymenko

Mykola Maksymenko drives technological development in applied science, human-computing interactions, and sensing. Mykola holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, with over ten years of industry experience, previously working at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and the Weizmann Institute of Science.  

Application Architect at SoftServe

Igor Fesenko

Application Architect at SoftServe

Igor Fesenko

Igor Fesenko is an Application Architect at SoftServe Inc. and Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional. He is passionate about designing and developing scalable, flexible, cloud ready software solutions, utilizing state of art security practices. He is proficient in C#, JavaScript & Azure and has managed and assessed multiple projects focusing on high performance and large data solutions, taking advantage of all the features and capabilities available on target platform. His current focus is on the building and improvement of scalable and secure web applications, cloud-enabled applications and operations, and identity & access management.

PdMO Associate Director, SoftServe

Oksana Krykun

PdMO Associate Director, SoftServe

Oksana Krykun

Oksana is an experience IT professional with 6 years of versatile background in different industries from sport and leisure to finance. She was involved in multiple product on different stages of their PDLC: from initiation to maturity. She had the path from CMO in Ukrainian startup, through business analyst and Project manager in several outsourcing companies to the Product Manager. Level 6 Pragmatic Marketing certified. As Product Management Office Leader Oksana indirectly and partially directly leads the team of 26 SoftServe Product Managers, works on the development of their competency to deliver the top-notch product management experience to SoftServe clients as well as to deliver own SoftServe products to the market. Also, she initiates and makes new Product services happen.

VP Innovation at SoftServe

Kris Kosyk

VP Innovation at SoftServe

Kris Kosyk

Kris Kosyk holds the position of VP Innovation at SoftServe. Her current mission is to deliver innovations that ensure SoftServe is differentiated, relevant, and competitive on global market. She and her team focus on developing breakthrough concepts that are in the perfect intersection of world-macro trends, technological innovations, industry challenges/opportunities and SoftServe client business needs. Kris has been working at SoftServe since 2003 and has proven to be an outstanding thinker and innovator, whose ideas influenced the whole company many times over the years. She started her career as a QA tester, getting all the way to becoming head of Quality Management Office, defining many of the quality standards that are used till this day. Kris was also first Engagement Manager at SoftServe, and Engagement Director for several years before moving to Consulting Director position, where she was focusing on building and executing approaches of how we do consulting engagements. Her great adaptability and change management skills made her an effective interim head of Design office and Marketing team. In 2016 Kris joined the executive team as Chief of Staff to the CEO, Chris Baker, and contributed to the transformation initiatives at the company level. During 2017 Kris was working in Customer Success organization, helping with Account Development Planning framework and other innovative projects. Apart from her professional life, Kris is frequently involved with many charitable and community initiatives. In 2011 she held the first licenses TEDx event in Ukraine themed “Secrets of Success”. With her vast expertise in tech, business acumen and love for innovation Kris is a frequent speaker at many conferences and events worldwide. In last year Kris launched a personal blog on Telegram platform titled “Shit I Know”, where she shares professional secrets, personal development life hacks, and other things she finds interesting at the moment. Channel already reached almost 10,000 subscribers.

Technical lead at Patreon, currently works in San Francisco

Dima Maleev

Technical lead at Patreon, currently works in San Francisco

Dima Maleev

Vice President of Retail at SoftServe

Valentyn Kropov

Vice President of Retail at SoftServe

Valentyn Kropov

Valentyn Kropov is a Vice President of Retail at SoftServe, specializing in the advanced technical solutions for inventory management, demand forecasting, personalization, etc. He is a passionate early promoter of new trends and technologies like robotics, big data, data science, and automation. Valentyn concentrates on behavioral analytics, machine learning, personalization, and other aspects of the retail industry to implement next-generation recommendations, customer experience engines, and augmented analytics. Valentyn is a founder of the Kyiv Big Data Community, the largest Big Data community in Eastern Europe; founder of GeekSpeaks, an IT school where hands-on IT engineers teach new technologies; IEEE and Cloudera author. He is also a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences including Cisco Live, IT Weekend, IT Jam, London Big Data Community, Agile Bootcamp, and Outsource People, among others.

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