Co-founder of NGO “IT Education Development” Anatoliy Boyko, programmer and student of FICT Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Daniil Fedorov, deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Alexander Bornyakov
Anatoly Boyko: Ukrainian tech-ecosystem, presented at Web Summit 2021, has become one of the brightest cases of the main IT event of this year. We are excited that our robots HU-Bot and MarkoBot showed to all Web Summit attendees what Ukrainian students assemble. We are proud to present the biggest tech faculty at such a great event for the first time.
Ukrainian tech-ecosystem, presented this year at Web Summit 2021 conference, has shown the professional and international level of the industry’s development. Such a statement was made by the entrepreneur and co-founder of the NGO “IT education development” – one of the partners of the first Ukrainian stand at Web Summit 2021 – Anatoliy Boyko.
Every year Ukrainian IT market grows for more than 29000 new IT specialists. And continue increasing this number. And we are glad that chose to establish a new eco platform for students, future IT professionals, the place where they developed theirs projects compiling studying and practice.
During Web Summit we provide some meetings and now continue discussing different cooperation with commercial structures and studying projects.
“Today, Ukraine takes 45th place out of 131 countries in terms of innovative economic development and 50th in the ranking of the best countries for startups. I would like to notice the well-coordinated work of all the participants of the first Ukrainian stand at Web Summit 2021 – a truly international level was shown. The projects presented at the conference are proof that Ukraine is a powerful European IT hub,” – said Anatoliy Boyko.
He also added that the presence of the first Ukrainian stand at Web Summit 2021 became possible due to the joint work and synergy of the public sector – the Ministry of Digital Transformation, namely the Deputy Minister Alexander Bornyakov, Ukrainian Startup Fund, the Embassy of Ukraine in Portugal, individuals represented by numerous IT companies and public organizations. Among them is the first open fintech ecosystem Concord Fintech Solutions, UNIT.City, Sigma Software Group, Ukrainian Hub, European Business Association, Digital Future, Parimatch Tech, and others.
“Among the projects from Ukraine which were presented at Web Summit 2021, I was impressed by teams of Effa, SPOKK, Organization GG, Wantent, GIOS, Carbominer, Skyworker, Clasee, DJOOKY, AutoBI, Finmap, FlyAgData, format + LIFE, Algazeal, and ELAi startups. We managed to get to know and communicate with many of them, learn more about their ideas and developments, each of them has great potential. In turn, our NGO presented the developments of students of FIСT NTUU «KPI» in robotics. We brought two robots to Lisbon – HU-Bot, and MarkoBot, which brought to the attention of many conference participants. At Web Summit we agreed on a partnership with Pavel Kartashov from Ukrainian Startup Fund (UFS) and Sergey Martynchuk from Cisco Ukraine, and shortly we will sign memorandums that we plan to implement in new projects with the FIСT students,” – said the co-founder of «IT education development».
Let us remind that «IT education development» is a public organization of the graduates of FIСT NTUU “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, which aims to develop the tech infrastructure and IT network in Ukraine. There are several projects of the NGO with the FICT – Innovative Hub, Intellectual Robotodrome, and Smart Park. The partners of «IT education development» are main Ukrainian IT companies, including Genesis, EPAM, Luxoft, Global Logic, SoftConstruct, Cisco, Netcracker, UNFPA, Data Art, InfoPulse, R&B Group, TOLK, ASDE, and others.
We also remind that Web Summit is one of the largest IT conferences in the world, which was held offline for the first time in two years. The main developer of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, Microsoft President Brad Smith, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels, Wladimir Klitschko, and others were among the WS 2021 speakers.
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