The biggest IT conference in Ukraine and Eastern Europe will again gather hundreds of IT experts, developers, CEOs, startups and all people who are interested in technology. The conference will take place from 29 of September until 1 October 2017 at Arena Lviv stadium. It is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the Eastern European IT Market, to network, and to discover new business ideas, which were created and produced in Ukraine. Let’s take a look at the IT Arena 2017 program and new features.
The IT Arena traditionally brings extraordinary speakers with colossal experience in IT industry, founding, and growing business, reaching success, who will be ready to share their own knowledge in Lviv – the city with fast-growing IT industry. This year the conference has already announced few speakers, among them:
- Samar Singla, Founder, and CEO at Jugnoo;
- Eugene Borukhovich, Global Head, Digital Health Incubation & Innovation at Bayer;
- Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 Startups, a global Seed Venture Capital Firm & Startup Accelerator based in Silicon Valley;
- Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services;
- Alvaro Costa, CEO of Synthetic Data and a professor of Big Data at Madrid’s EOI.
The keynote speakers are expected to be superstars in IT industry, their names will be announced by the end of the summer.
Traditionally, the big exposition of technology designed or produced in Ukraine, as well as Startup Competition – which will unite 100 startups, including many startups from abroad. The second day of the IT Arena will finish with Futureland Festival, the big festival of technology and electronic music. Last year more than 4400 people have visited the festival. 2017 will only be the second year the festival is taking place, but thanks to its dynamic atmosphere and unparalleled party spirit, it has already become one of the most anticipated events in any electronic music lover’s calendar.
IT Arena will experiment this year by transferring all the conference events from the stadium to the old city center on the third day. It is an opportunity to introduce the perfect charming Lviv atmosphere to the international guests and at the same time involve local citizens in the tech world. More than 30 meetups on different interesting topics will take place in 10 restaurants and co-working spaces around UNESCO heritage Rynok Square, the heart of Lviv’s city center. The meetups are open for IT Arena participants, but you need to register for them in advance. The meetups will be held from 11 am until 7 pm on Sunday, October, 1. IT Arena will finish with a party in the city center – on Arsenalna Street, which is a lovely way to end the conference with tasty local food in an informal atmosphere.
Not only the conference itself has grown in scale, but the team of its organizers too: in 2017 Lviv IT Cluster, ELEKS, Startup Depot, and LITS have been joined by N-iX.
By the way, right now you can buy IT Arena tickets with a special 5% discount using the promo code: itarena<3you