Ukrainian IT Events
[September 2016]

The fall season has just kicked off. New educational courses are opening; new IT events are taking place and traffic jams are back to the city. If you’ve already spent your vacation and ready to study something new with your colleagues, we’ve collected some of the most interesting tech events that you can visit this month in Kyiv, Odesa, and Lviv.

Black Sea Summit 2016

When: 9th-10th of September

Where: Concert-Hall Sady Pobedy, Odesa

Speakers: Andrii Degeler (Contributor, The Next Web), Max Bakhmatov (CEO, VDNH Kyiv), Denis Gursky (Co-Founder, 1991 Open Data Incubator), Dr. Patrick Kramer (Chief Cyborg Officer, Digiwell) and others.


Black Sea Summit is an international conference about tech-innovations and trendy things, that takes place every year in Odesa. During the conference, participants will discuss the development prospects and opportunities of the innovation ecosystem in Odesa and Ukraine. The main topics of this year are the Internet of Things, Agro- and Bio-technology.

Ukrainian Software Development Forum 4.0

When: 15th of September

Where: Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kyiv

Speakers: Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze (Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration), Oleksandr Danchenko (Head of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukraine Committee for Informatization and Communications), Ilan Oshri (Professor of Technology and Globalisation Loughborough University), Lenna Koszarny (Founding Partner and CEO, Horizon Capital) and others.


The main goal of the Ukrainian Software Development Forum is to organize maximum communication between professionals of IT business and state authorities of Ukraine, and to give participants a clear vision of the key problems and prospects of market development. The main topics of this forum will be: global challenges and local feedback in software development; IT sales today; state policy in the field of software development; changes and trends in key vertical markets.

IDC Day Kyiv: Digital Transformation Forum 2016

When: 21st of September

Where: “D12” Gallery, Kyiv

Speakers: Dmitry Sholomko (Director of Google in Ukraine), Lena Minitch (Director of the Innovations and the Intellectual Property Department in the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine), Volodymyr Pavelko (Program Director at Kyiv-Mohyla Business School) and others.


The next IoT generation will influence everyone, including tech organizations, retailers, manufacturers, government services and others. IDC Digital Transformation Forum is an event that will give you an opportunity to discuss the strategic challenges that IT companies face nowadays in the days of mobility, big data, cloud, and social technologies. During the forum, the participants will also discuss how IT companies can play “the main role” in that system.

Lviv IT Arena 2016

When: 30th of September – 2nd of October

Where: Lviv Arena Stadium

Speakers: Esther Dyson (Founder, HICCup), Mantas Klasavicius (Senior Software Engineer, UBER), Dr. Aleksandro Grabulov (Director, Innovation Lead – Connected Products, Philips), Alexander Galitsky (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AlmazCapital), Jason Mitura (CEO, Viewdle) and many others.


Lviv IT Arena is one of the biggest tech events in Eastern Europe. This year English will be the official language of the conference and will gather more than 2500 participants. There will be 3 streams – Product, Development, Technology. These streams will give participants some new insights into the IT market in Eastern Europe and beyond. The Tech Expo will gather hardware technologies in such areas as 3D printing, robotics, drones, wearable technologies, virtual reality, IT solutions, smart home, and smart city.