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Rick Tumlinson
CEO & Founder в EarthLight Foundation, Founder, CEO New Worlds Institute, Founder and Chairman of the Board Deep Space Industries, Founding Board Member в XPRIZE, Co-founder in Space Frontier Foundation, Argentina
Rick Tumlinson is the co-founder of several space companies and non-profits including Deep Space Industries, Orbital Outfitters, the New Worlds Institute, and the Space Frontier Foundation. He is an active space entrepreneur and space activist. He has testified on space-related topics before the U.S. Congress six times since 1995. Read more

Language: English
James Stewart
Digital transformation consultant and former Deputy CTO, UK government
James Stewart is a technology leader with extensive hands-on experience building capability, setting direction, developing and operating digital services, and leading organisations through substantial change.
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Topic June, 17: How to get started on large scale digital transformation.
Target audience: #developers, #teamleads #techleads #QAs #projectmanagers #productmanagers #CEO #CTO #businessowners #productowners
Language: English

Eveline Buchatskiy
Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, a mentor at Techstars (Boston), the golden standard for tech start-up acceleration.
Eveline Buchatskiy is a Managing Partner at One Way Ventures, a seed stage fund focused on immigrant founders, and a mentor at Techstars Boston, the golden standard for tech start-up acceleration. Read more

Topic June, 17: Going from Outsourcing to a Global Product Company.

Language: English
Oleg Gutsol
Canadian Internet entrepreneur, co-founder and founding CEO of the photography social network and photo distribution platform 500px.
Oleg Gutsol is a Ukrainian-born Canadian software developer and entrepreneur. Currently, Oleg serves as a Head of Global Growth of E-Residency program of the Government of Estonia. He is also a founder of Consensus and a partner at O2 Ventures. Read more
Topic June, 17: The future of Governance and Business.

Language: English

Manuel de Vits
Expert in sales and business development, ex. Renault, Luxemburg
17+ years in sales and commercial development of business. The experience of negotiations with large European enterprises, and with personalities. Read more

Topic June, 17: Lead generation + Prospecting: How to build a great long-term funnel of opportunities.
Target audience: #marketing, #sales, #c-level


Workshop* June, 18: From 0 to ... customers - Steps to scaling your B2B customer acquisition.
Target audience: #marketing, #sales, #c-level

*Available with ITEM+ ticket.
Language: English
Alexandr Laryanovsky
Managing partner, Director of Business Development at Skyeng, ex. Yandex
He joined Skyeng team in January 2014. From 2008 till 2014 he managed teh international development at Yandex, where he came from the position of Marketing Director at Novotelecom - telecommunication market leader of Novosibirsk. He is ideologist and founder of a number of large regional internet projects. He has been working in Internet industry since 1994. Read more

Live interview: Human IQ + IT algorythms = Abilities for Business Growth.
Language: Russian
Boris Guitton
Head of Digital Business Department Credit Agricole, France
In charge of the development of Digital Business, Education and Culture, he had implement several methods and processes to mind employees and management about the changes due to Digital in way of Banking. Boris Guitton is in change management, cross-cultural approach and data dimension during his daily basis experience in Credit Agricole Ukraine. Read more

Topic June, 17: Watching your indirect competitors: Bank vs Fintech case.
Language: English
Victor Haydin
Vice-President in Marketing and Sales in Intellias company, a teacher-trainer in Business Development course in Lviv ІТ School ("Strategy" module).
Victor started his career ten years ago as an engineering developer. Since November 2016 Victor has been responsible for Sales and Marketing in Intellias which belongs to the most quickly-growing private companies in Europe according to Inc.com. Read more

Topic June, 17: Selling invisible things: difference in service and product marketing.
Target audience: #marketing, #sales, #c-level
Language: Russian
Olena Zanichkovska
Co-Founder, Director of Product Strategy and Marketing at The Gradient Director of Business Development School at LITS. PhD in Management.
Seasoned specialist in IT-industry with more than 11 years of experience in project, program, account management, as well as business development. ex-Head of ELEKS Digital and BDD at Perfectial. Trainer. Speaker. Read more

Topic June, 17: Marketing in IT - hidden potential of the growth.
Target audience: #sales #projectmanager #c-level
Language: Russian

Ian Chernov
CEO at FullStackUA, CCO at Kaiiax, CBDO at Yalantis
Ian consults IT companies on brand development and marketing, helps Yalantis to grow business and acquire new expertise. Ian is a multidisciplinary IT professional with hands-on experience in technology research, UX architecture, project management and marketing.
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Topic June, 17: The path to 100 leads per month. And more cases.
Target audience: #c-level #sales #marketing
Language: Russian

Georgy Solovyov
CEO at Skyeng
Co-founder of Skyeng company. Graduate of Moscow physical-technical university, Winner of national competition of tech science. He has been combining his science education and research at Institute of Solid bodies. Having bright balance of scientific mindset and business scalability he managed to found and develop Skyeng project to an international successful business in a very short term. Read more

Format live interview, 17 June: "Interview with Alexander Laryanovskiy"
Format "Product stream", 18 June:"Product as investment opportunity for Business."
Language: Russian
Vitaliy Zarubytskiy
7 + years of marketing and business development experience in international product and development companies. Read more

Business Stream Moderator
Language: Russian

Zuzi Sochova
Agile & Enterprise Coach; Certified Scrum Trainer; the author of The Great ScrumMaster Book; Scrum Alliance member.
Zuzi has been working with Agile methodology since 2005 when she was working in the USA in a huge medical manufacturer Medtronic. Clients: DHL, Tesсo, Autodesk, T-Mobile, Rockwell Automatation and 20+ customers. Read more

Topic June, 17: Tribes in corporate culture and their influence on project management.
Target audience: #sales #projectmanagers #c-level #hrmanagers #recruiters
Language: English

Roland Flemm
Agile coach/scrum master @ backbase, Netherlands
His technical background in development and infrastructure spans a period of more than 20 years, but more relevant are the 7 years Roland is working as a scrum master and agile coach.
Roland worked on numerous projects in various international companies, mainly in the banking industry. All of the projects he contributed to, near/and offshoring was involved. Read more

Topic June, 17: Remote team facilitation.
Target audience: #sales #projectmanagers #c-level #hrmanagers #recruiters
Language: English


Fred Williams
Certified Agile Trainer, Czech Republic
Fred is a specialist in introducing Agile in big companies. He deals with three topics: gathering requirements, running documentation and project sabotage. He used to work in such European IT-companies as Zoom Technical, IDC, Kit Digital, Sitronics Telecoms Solutions. Read more

Topic June, 17: Defining business value in IT project.
Target audience: #developers #teamleads #techleads #qa #qaleads

Workshop* June, 18: Defining requirements with READ, RATT, AART.
Target audience: #developers #teamleads #techleads #qa #qaleads

*Available with ITEM+ ticket.
Language: English

Sergey Berezhnoy
Director of Product Development в DAESA, ex. Wargaming, Cyprus
(@anotherpm) - Director of Product Development in DAESA, speaker, trainer and cynic :) He has been working in managerial positions in software development for over 12 years: Luxoft, GlobalLogic, Wargaming. Read more

Topic June, 17: How not to be tied to the terms and stay happy:)
Target audience: #projectmanagers #developers #teamleads #techleads #qaleads
Language: Russian
Vadym Synakh
Chief Operating Officer at AMC Bridge, USA
With over 350 employees, Vadym manages the AMC Bridge LLC operations in Ukraine. He is currently responsible for aligning the company's strategic goals while optimizing day-to-day operations. He provides leadership to the back-office functions and directs the automation of internal and external business processes. Read more

Topic June, 17: Project Estimation Roadmap: Lessons Learned.
Target audience: #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager #c-level #sales
Language: Russian
Andrii Danylov
Senior Program Manager at Luxoft
12 years in IT in different roles like software engineer, consultant, PM, Program Manager, etc. Trainer at Luxoft [series of trainings with focus on People Management].

Topic June, 17: Client prefers to communicate directly to team members. Does it make sense?
Target audience: #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager #c-level #sales
Language: Russian

Ilya Polshakov
Director of Trasformation, Kyivstar
Lean introduction in Service companies.

Topic June, 17:
Lean introduction in Service companies.
Target audience: #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager #c-level #sales
Language: Russian
Anton Korchynskyi
Business coach and trainer
Anton is recognized as experienced professional in UK, Germany and Ukraine, what is proven by his outstanding clients: Samsung, Luxoft and Volkswagen", - Imre van Gastel, founder of the "Factor C – Consulting", Spain.

Topic June, 17: Leadership. Performance. Consciousness. Why and how people kill their own success while managing others.
Target audience: #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager #c-level #sales
Language: Russian


Julia Tokarieva
Executive Manager в RubyGarage
With the 5 years experience as a business developer in IT sphere, Julia is always aimed at building an ideal work connection with international clients. Read more

Processes&Projects Stream Moderator
Language: Russian

Artem Mykhailyuk
The founder and managing partner in such companies as BizGames, Prosto Trening, TeamMaster, a business trainer, a trainer in business games development, a development consultant, a methodologist.
Workshop* June, 18: Live offline PMI business game "Iron road".
Target audience: #projectmanagers
*Available with ITEM+ ticket.
Language: Russian
Artem Oganesyan
PMO Head at Namecheap
10 years of pure Project Management experience. Expertise with distributed teams and large products development. Day-to-day Program and Portfolio Management practice. Experience with companies' Agile transformation. Was involved in a numerous quantity of projects throughout the World in wide range of domain areas (not limited to IT-secific only). Read more

Workshop* June, 18: SAFe Lego City .
Target audience: #projectmanagers
*Available with ITEM+ ticket.
Language: Russian

Anton Maryukhnenko
Agile Consultant / Engagement Manager
More than 15 years in IT field, 10 years of experience in project and program management building efficient distributed teams and ensuring business continuity. Starting from 2012 driving Agile transformation programs for various domains. Read more

Workshop* June, 18: SAFe Lego City .
Target audience: #projectmanagers
*Available with ITEM+ ticket.
Language: Russian

Borys Pratsiuk
Head of R&D engineering at Ciklum, Co-founder of startup Fino.
Borys has 5 years of experience in embedded development and 6 years in Android.
From 2015 till now leading R&D department and work with IoT, VR and Machine Learning projects.Co-founder of startup Fino. Read more

Topic June, 17: Problem faced during R&D projects development.
Target audience: #developers #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager
Language: Ukrainian or English

Mikalai Alimenkou
Senior Delivery Manager at EPAM
Senior Delivery Manager, Java Tech Lead and experienced coach. Expert in Java development, scalable architecture, Agile engineering practices and project management. Having 13+ years of development experience, specializes on complex distributed scalable systems. Active participant and speaker of many international conferences. Founder and coach in training center XP Injection. Read more

Live interview: Quality in development in testing. What, when and how?
Language: Russian
Iryna Kulakova
Senior Engineer at Skype (Microsoft), Czech Republic
15 years of engineering experience. Started in the outsourcing, went through startup projects, joined Skype backend team before Microsoft acquisition. Happy Microsoft employee for multiple years. Read more

Topic June, 17: DevOps: How to sleep well when your service is running in production.
Target audience: #developers #teamleads #techleads
Language: English
Vladimir Zheleznyak
IT-Boost cofounder, Head of support and Backend Team lead at FundSeeder
18 years in IT in different roles like software engineer, PM, programmer again and later CTO. Changing programming languages several times he developed different products in different business domains. From his own experience he is aware how different IT cases look and are managed in various approaches. He also observed many times how successful projects failed due to tunnel management view. Read more

Topic June, 17: Product owner and software engineers think differently. Typical mistakes and ways to fix them.
Target audience: #c-level #developer
Language: Russian

Alexander Skakunov
Founder of Zero to Hero, author at DOU.ua
You might have read three Alexander's popular articles on DOU about his life and work in Denmark. Alexander was a CTO in Danish startup and platform developer at a biggest Danish TV channel, so he saw the IT business from both sides. Their startup was the biggest client of Google Denmark 2 years in a row. Now Alexander has returned to Ukraine and plans to help to change the national educational system. Read more

Topic June, 17: CDD: Communication Driven Development.
Target audience: #developers #teamleads #techleads
Language: Russian
Sergey Nemchinskiy
Founder & Director at FoxmindED
20 years in software development, 15 years in Java. Sergey performed and combined technical and management role of Java lead and Project Manager in most of large outsourcing companies. Moreover, he also educates and trains employees of Luxoft, Ciklum, Nettracker, IntroPro. Read more

Topic June, 17: Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Delivery in the real world.
Target audience: #developers #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager

Topic June, 18 (Product stream): How to create a product for market competitors and make friends with them.
Language: Russian
Stepan Volkovskiy
Java developer and team lead at Luxoft
Has rich experience in banking software, which he developed for Ukrainian, British and Swiss banks. Have worked in small startups as well as in big enterprise companies.
Read more

Development&Quality Stream Moderator
Language: Russian

Alexander Marinich
Engineering Manager at Grammarly
Alexander is lucky to be an active participant in the maturing process of Grammarly's engineering team. Before joining Grammarly, Alexander enjoyed 12 years of coding, starting from academic C++ projects and continuing all the way into diverse technologies of the startup era. Read more

Topic* June, 18: Product Engineering at Grammarly
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Oleksii Vinogradov
Founder at Heartln Inc, USA
He's a serial entrepreneur and investor with twenty-five years experience. Oleksii creates twelve companies and do couple exits while. His professional background is business and team development, software/hardware engineering, sales, and finance. Read more

Public interview, June 18: "How to build Product business in USA from Ukraine - live case."
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Alex Neskin
Founder & CTO @ Petcube
— in 2009 founded Dream corp, company for research in Augmented Reality based in Berlin, Germany
—in 2012 build and headed technical department in leading digital agency in Ukraine Prodigi
— in 2014 Petcube, wich initially was just a toy for my pet Rocky became the best European hardware startup Read more

Topic June 18: "From 7 to 70. Efficient product team in different stages of company development."
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Yurа Kyryliv
Designer & Co-founder at Hochu rayu. design bureau
Design Bureau "Hochu rayu" was founded in 2007 by two brothers Yurii and Vitalii Cyril. Danuta Cril has joined us in 2011 and become a partner of our agency.
While creating our own brand "Hochu rayu" we have been asked the next question: what is the best place for us all. Read more

Topic* June, 18: "Vector of product creation - Senstone case studies."
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Vitalii Kyryliv
Designer & Co-founder at Hochu rayu. design bureau
The main our directions are space design with communication elements and
product design. Creating spatial design, we offer design solutions unique history, which increases the efficiency of our clients business. Subject design from "Hochu rayu" are entire microcosms in one subject that will complement your personal space or successfully represent your business product. Read more

Topic* June, 18: "Vector of product creation - Senstone case studies."
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Yuriy Vedenin
Founder of UXPresso, Belarus
Yuri Vedenin is the founder of UXPressia, an online tool to create customer journey maps.He is also the founder and the CEO of UX consulting and services company UXpresso, founder and trainer at training center ITMINE.

Topic* June, 18: Behind the scenes of one product
Target audience: #product-managers, #business-analysts, #department-heads
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian

Andrey Umanskiy
Product Manager in EVO, prom.ua project
Earlier worked for prom.ua and JBS Ukraine as a Project Manager.
Read more

Topic* June, 18: Everybody knows MVP. Nobody knows MMP and MLP

*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian


Anton Biblya
Web developer
Topic* June, 18: Chatbot as a way for fast product launch. RailwayBot and iGovBot story.
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Evgeniy Ryzhenko
PhD, Head of didactics DP "Festo". Certified trainer.
His professional interest directs to Industry 4.0, specializing in social changes and related new competencies of employees. As a speaker, recently Evgeniy inspired students on their contests around topics of mechtronics and mobile robotechnics in Kiev, Kharkov, Leaders Forum 2017 (Kiev, organiser of APPAU).

Topic* June, 18: Bionics - ideas borrowed from nature.
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Georgy Solovyov
CEO at Skyeng
Co-founder of Skyeng company. Graduate of Moscow physical-technical university, Winner of national competition of tech science. Having bright balance of scientific mindset and business scalability he managed to found and develop Skyeng project to an international successful business in a very short term. Read more

Format live interview, 17 June: "Interview with Alexander Laryanovskiy"
Format "Product stream", 18 June:"Product as investment opportunity for Business."
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Sergey Nemchinskiy
Founder & Director at FoxmindED
20 years in software development, 15 years in Java. Sergey performed and combined technical and management role of Java lead and Project Manager in most of large outsourcing companies. Moreover, he also educates and trains employees of Luxoft, Ciklum, Nettracker, IntroPro. Read more

Topic June, 17: Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Delivery in the real world.
Target audience: #developers #teamlead #techlead #qalead #projectmanager

Topic June, 18 (Product stream): How to create a product for market competitors and make friends with them.
*Available with ITEM+ ticket and ITEM Product ticket.
Language: Russian
Kristina Pototska
Kristina is an Evangelist at TriggMine, email marketing automation service. She is great when it comes to email marketing tips. Read more

Product Stream Moderator
Language: Russian

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