More than 20 experts from different industries evaluated the market and its potential. Most of them are professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry.
The experts were owners or prominent figures in the IT companies with different background and business experience (varying company size, business-model, primary capital origin etc).
Additionally, the professionals from adjacent sectors, such as investment consulting, business education, IT business and management, macroeconomics, business-decisions sphere and HR management were involved to provide a more complete picture.
CEO & Co-Founder at N-iX, Lviv IT Cluster Chairman
"Concerning existing trends, this industry will continue to grow further, it is possible that there will be joined projects with local authorities, companies will continue investing in the education because staff scarcity is still there – growth rates outpace the natural development of those professionals who can become available on the market. Also it is a positive thing that there are plans to build a technopark as well as appearance of new innovative projects and specialized locations accommodating them."
Co-Founder & Board Member, SoftServe
"The situation in Lviv will improve even under current conditions. Companies have adapted, so the market will grow on level maybe even higher than average across Ukraine. Just look at Israel for example – with war never stopping the economy is flourishing."
Vice President, Limelight Networks
"I believe that in Lviv some highly favorable conditions have been created thanks to the strong community and the clear plan for the development of the city as the IT hub which in its current state does need little to no additional PR. A significant advantage of the IT market in Ukraine is the number of companies that create a competitive environment which in turn gives engineers the possibility to choose a good company where they can grow professionally and have comfortable working conditions."
Chief Global Strategist, Eleks
"The main factor influencing the state of the IT industry is the political situation in the country. If it will improve or remain stable - there are prospects for a positive growth dynamics of the IT market. Two trends will be competing in Lviv. First – the number of companies will increase; more companies from the east and south of Ukraine will relocate to Lviv. Second - the companies will grow through mergers or acquisitions. In any case, we will see the growth of the industry soon."
Lviv IT Cluster, CEO
"We realized that there were no attempts to analyze Lviv’s IT market before. The research is very timely as it provides an opportunity to asses risks the industry might face, its potential, possible venues for development and to understand the market structure. Accuracy is at the core of the research with the statistical error being below 5%. So anyone who looks at the report can deduct how Lviv IT works relying on the figures and assesments by experts with many years of experiance. I am convinced that no matter who reads it they will find it interesting to examine who is an IT specialist in Lviv, what makes him tick and how he upgrades himself. IT research gives a chance to see the industry from within. That is its distinctive feature"