INVITE: ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE: DIGITAL AGENDA FOR UKRAINE PRESENTATION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION With Government of Ukraine & Verkhovna Rada members, key industry reps
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., followed by a reception Conference Room at the offices of SigmaBleyzer,
6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a USUBC (www.USUBC.org) sponsored presentation and roundtable discussion of the recently developed Digital Agenda for Ukraine, as the first strategy document in Ukraine which addresses the modern challenges and trends in global economy as related to Ukraine, with several members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and representatives of several government agencies(see list of presenters below) on Thursday, June 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., at Conference Room at the offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine. The event will only be in Ukrainian.
Approximately 2 months ago Prime Minister Groysman announced a more active transition to #DigitalEconomy in Ukraine which includes incorporating into the legal framework such concepts as universal digital services, smart factories, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), emphasis on STEM education, Industry 4.0, digital rights of citizens, etc.
These phenomena affect all areas of a citizen’s life and a company’s operations including healthcare, infrastructure, ecology, security, banking etc. Digital Agenda for Ukraine is partially based on EU’s Digital Single Market (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/digital-single-market_en) and was developed by Hi-Tech Office Ukraine (http://www.ht-office.org/en/) and a group of experts from various industries, including such USUBC members as Deloitte, EPAM Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, KPMG, KyivStar, Mastercard, Oracle, VISA.
The National Reforms Council under the President of Ukraine reviewed the Digital Agenda for Ukraine in April 2017. A working group for Digital Agenda has been established in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. A Cabinet of Ministers Order with the action plan, pillars and responsibility assignment is being developed to implement the Action Plan which was approved by the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The Order will result in ministries, agencies and the Verkhovna Rada developing draft laws and regulatory acts, and a broader engagement of the business community as a stakeholder is needed to make sure business interests are adequately represented.
USUBC, together with Hi-Tech Office Ukraine, is very fortunate to have this opportunity for USUBC members and special invited guests to meet with the representatives of the government entities and the Verkhovna Rada [Parliament] of Ukraine members as well as industry practitioners who have vast experience in the rapidly developing and innovation-driven defense and security sectors of Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine.
USUBC/HI-TECH OFFICE UKRAINE PRESENTATION AND ROUNDTABLE PANELISTS AND PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE (see photos and bios below):
1. Andriy Biryukov, CEO, Hi-Tech Office Ukraine; Advisor to the First Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
2. Mykhaylo Tytarchuk, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (invited)
3. Oleksiy Vyskub, First Deputy Head, State Agency for Electronic Governance
4. Oleksandr Danchenko, Chair, the Verkhovna Rada Informatization and Communications Committee
5. Oleksiy Skrypnyk, Deputy Chair, the Verkhovna Rada Science and Education Committee
The presentation and roundtable will be moderated by Michael Datsenko, Director, Information and Member Programs, USUBC. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP: Please register your attendance by sending an e-mail to Michael Datsenko, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for attending the presentation and the reception.
Andriy Biryukov, CEO, Hi-Tech Office Ukraine; Advisor to the First Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Mr. Andriy Biryukov is an expert in finance, monetary circulation, and payment systems. He is the President of the “IT Alliance Education Industry Science” National Civic Organization. Mr. Biryukov worked at the Chief Directorate of the National Bank of Ukraine for the City of Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast as well as held the position of the Head of Informatization and Payment Systems Directorate and the National Bank of Ukraine Directorate for Sumy Oblast. Andriy Biryukov also worked as the Head of Informatization Center and a professor at the Ukrainian Banking Academy.
Mr. Biryukov’s experience in project management includes:
- the EU TEMPUS-funded CABRIOLET (address society demand for high qualified specialists in electronic and computer engineering by introducing integrated model-oriented approach for smooth and effective evolvable cooperation and communication between academia and industry by 2016);
- the EU TEMPUS-funded SEREIN which is acronym from official name "Modernization of Postgraduate Studies on Security and Resilience for Human and Industry Related Domains";
- Ukraine’s Banking System Reform Strategy (the “Banking Infrastructure Reform Strategy; Information Technologies; Payment Systems” chapter)
Andriy Biryukov has extensive experience in working with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and took part in development and support of draft laws “On Payment Services and Payment Services Providers”, “On Electronic Commerce”, “On State Support for Development of Programming Products Industry”, “On changes to Chapter XX “Transition Terms of the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding the Peculiarities of Taxation of the Programming Products Industry Entities”, “On Changes to Certain Laws of Ukraine as to the Functioning of Payment Systems and Cashless Transactions Development”.
Mr. Biryukov was involved in the creation, launch and management of the first interbank processing center National System of Mass Electronic Payments.
Mykhaylo Tytarchuk, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (invited)
Mykhaylo Tytarchu, born in 1984, graduated from State Academy of the State Tax Administration of Ukraine with a Bachelor in Law degree in 2006 and from the National University of the State Tax Administration of Ukraine with a Specialist in Law degree in 2008.
In 2004-2007 he held positions as a Project Manager for “Ukrainian Aviation Transport Company” under the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with the United Nations Missions (MONUC, UNMIS) and Operations Manager for rotation peacekeeping forces in Azerbaijan, Burundi, Chad, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Uganda. In 2007-2009 he worked as a Project Manager Contractor for Avicos Assurance Group’s AeroService LTD (Brazzaville – PointeNoire). Then, until 2015 Mr. Tytarchuk was a Site Manager at West Niari Copper Project for SOREMI S.A./China National Gold & Gerald Metals Group in the Republic of Kongo.
In Fall 2015 he radically changed careers to hold the position as the Head of the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyj Rayon State Administration. From June till December 2016, Mr. Tytarchuk was Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. In December 2016, Mykhaylo Tytarchuk joined the team of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine as a Deputy Minister.
Oleksandr Danchenko, Chair, the Verkhovna Rada Informatization and Communications Committee
Born in 1974 in Kryvyj Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine, Oleksandr Danchenko graduated from the Construction and Technology of Radio-Electronic Devices Department of Kyiv Polytechnic University in 1997. While still a student, he became involved in telecommunications business. In 199-2000 Mr. Danchenko trained at EutelSat (France). Later he received MBA degree from International Management Institute in Kyiv (in 2007) and attended the Institute of Administrative Management (TEMIS) in Canada.
In 1998 became the CEO of the satellite communication company CTC. Mr. Danchenko was directly involved in the creation of Datasat operator and led the company through the creation of Datagroup. Since 2003, Oleksandr Danchenko held the position of the CEO of Datagroup. In 2014, Oleksandr Danchenko left the CEO position with Datagroup when he was elected to the 8th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine within the Samopomich political party. He was elected as the Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Informatization and Communications Committee.
Oleksiy Skrypnyk, Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Science and Education Committee
With over 20 years of company management experience, Mr. Skrypnyk is a founder & co-owner of ELEKS Company, which he built from zero up to 1000 people international company with 4 development centers & two representative offices in NYC & London. Mr. Skrypnyk has 7 years of teaching & project management coaching experience at Lviv Polytechnic University & Kyiv-Mohyla Business School on President Program, Executive & Finance MBA Programs.
For almost 15 years he practiced power electric engineering in parallel with programming in different areas and has technical background in power system modelling, process automation and in Power grid calculation, SCADA systems. In 2001, Mr. Skrypnyk participated in SABIT program with “Management of Software Companies” focus.
Since November 2014, Mr. Skrypnyk is a Member of Verkhovna Rada [Parliament] of Ukraine and is Deputy Chair of the Rada Science and Education Committee where he promotes high-tech skills (including programming, robotics, engineering) in Ukraine’s education system.
Born in 1982 in Dnipro, Oleksiy Vyskub graduated from Dnipro National University with the Computer Systems and Networks major in 2004. He then worked at the Dnipro City Centralized State Public Libraries for Children and in 2004 became the Chief Specialist at the IT Department of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration.
His career at the Oblast Administration from 2005 through 2011 took him from Head of Planning & Monitoring of Regional Informatization Program Sector to Head of Section of Management Systems and IT of the Local Self-Governance and IT Department to the Director of Chief Information, Communications, Scientific and Manufacturing Center for Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration.
In 2008, Mr. Vyskub graduated Dnipropetrovsk Regional Public Management Institute of the National Public Management Academy under the President of Ukraine with the Master’s degree in Public Administration. From late 2011 through May 2015 Oleksiy Vyskub held the position of the Director of Chief Information, Communications, Scientific and Manufacturing Center for Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council. On June 26, 2015, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed Mr. Oleksiy Vyskub to the position of the Deputy Head of the State Agency for Electronic Governance and on March 16, 2017 he was promoted to the position of the First Deputy Head of the State Agency for Electronic Governance.
INVITE: ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE: DIGITAL AGENDA FOR UKRAINE PRESENTATION
With Government of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada members, key industry reps
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., followed by a reception
Conference Room at the offices of SigmaBleyzer, 6 Baseyna Street, Mandarin Plaza, 8th Floor, Kyiv, Ukraine
RSVP: Please register by sending an e-mail to Michael Datsenko, email@example.com.
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