Every year, Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly integrated into our lives, helping millions worldwide automate routine tasks, saving their valuable time. As AI tools become more common, the ongoing debate about whether it will replace human jobs or assist us in becoming more efficient continues. We reached out to professionals from local tech companies to ask their opinion on this issue. In the September issue of ITID Lviv, you can explore risks and benefits of the technology that one should be aware of.
Behind every technological company, there are people – founders, engineers, designers, marketers, to name a few. However, the foundation of the system always rests upon HR managers and recruitment professionals, who ensure that employees align with the company’s culture and values. In ITID Lviv #21, we take a closer look behind the scenes of HR management in local tech companies, exploring how they adapt to the ever-changing environment amidst war, global economic recession, and a recent AI boom.
With the Russian war continuing to ravage our country and its territories, the importance of health, both physical and mental, cannot be underestimated. Without a doubt, the war has already affected all of us, and the long-term impact it might have, particularly on our health, is hard to predict.In the December issue of ITID Lviv, we want to focus our attention on how the healthcare and technology industries intertwine.
We approach complex solutions in healthtech, highlight the hottest Ukrainian startups, and introduce you to health projects local professionals are working on, the first Ukrainian-language meditation app and a chatbot that offers psychological support to teenagers, to name a few. We talk to a healthcare industry expert whose company is developing patient specific implant solutions for the people wounded at war. Technology is certainly reimagining healthcare and we invite you to take a glance at it through ITID Lviv.
September has been an extra busy time for our team for nine years. Tech enthusiasts from all over the country and abroad flock to Lviv for the IT Arena – a tech event that unites the industry and looks at the future of tech. Due to the ongoing war, the event scales down this year but sets itself an ambitious goal – to collectively think about how the industry can help us win the war.The September issue of ITID Lviv highlights the importance of tech education, pinpoints the most exciting projects in EdTech, and keeps a close eye on how the local tech companies persevere in wartime.
This time, ITID Lviv will look at the future of education with the rise of web 3.0 and such, how to excel at your own job while providing mentorship guidance to your peers or students, and more. We discover how an EdTech platform developed in Lviv is already transforming education in the whole region. The future of EdTech might not seem immediate, but it is definitely exciting. Our cover for this issue was created with AI with the help of Midjourney.
Ukraine’s technology companies have been reorganizing their businesses following Russia’s Feb 24th invasion, with projects put on hold as employees relocate. ITID Lviv likewise also had to come up with a new operational format. In this issue, we are covering how Ukraine’s tech industry is impacted by the war. We will walk you through workplace transformations, show how Ukrainians responded with volunteer efforts, instituted cybersecurity projects, their personal relocation stories, and feature interviews with the top managers of local tech companies.
Are clients afraid to continue cooperating in Ukraine? Are local tech providers losing their projects? To what extent are companies returning to work? These are just some of the questions we’ll try to answer in this April 2022 special wartime edition. Catch up with Volodymyr Shevchyk, CEO of Indeema Software, who joined the territorial defense forces, with the insights he has to offer. Elsewhere, we have exclusive stories about the unbreakable spirit of the Ukrainian people. We believe these stories need to be heard in these turbulent times.
According to the latest Deloitte report, global fintech investment reached $36.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021, a 153% increase from a year earlier and the highest fintech investment since 1998. There’s no doubt whatsoever that we’re entering an era of an intelligently connected world where connected customers become more the standard rather than the exception. In this issue, we explore the latest fintech trends, speak to one of the most influential experts in the banking industry, explain the concept of blockchain, provide insights into innovative solutions for the future of neobanks, and much more.
Without exaggeration, during the last couple of years, Ukraine has experienced a real startup boom. We’ve got unicorn success stories, like the example of Grammarly, and lots of other smaller teams steadily and proudly expanding on the local and global markets. The October issue of ITID Lviv pays close attention to the Ukrainian startup ecosystem, speaking to the people who are driving its development in Lviv. On the occasion of Ukraine’s 30th Independence Day, we take a look at the country’s 30 brightest and loudest startups, dividing them based on sustainability, exit experience, and growth prospects.
The July issue of ITID Lviv explores design, showcasing the most interesting projects, ideas, and people in our city. We approach complex design solutions in the healthcare industry, dwell upon the concept of accessible design, and introduce you to exciting pet projects of local designers. Our July theme revolves around the people at the frontline of designing a better, bolder, and brighter future.
These days, often isolated from our friends, family, or travel opportunities, many of us find unity in smaller communities – be it the community of neighbors, groups for self-growth and development, or professional communities. One can also unite for the sake of bigger goals, like driving all-encompassing changes in society. The spring issue of ITID Lviv celebrates the power of community in our city. This time, we dive deeper into the essence of our organization, reflecting on our past achievements and looking into the future.
December is a month when we usually look back on the passing year, reflecting both on our achievements and the state of the industry, and making forecasts for the year to come. But 2020 is different in all senses. It has disrupted businesses and economies around the world in ways never imagined before, putting on hold many areas of our routine lives. The December issue of ITID Lviv is all about how we adapted.
The coronavirus pandemic is far from being over. While the world population hopes the vaccine to fight the novel virus is about to be accessed globally, it seems people have already adapted to the new reality. The July issue of ITID Lviv explores how local tech companies and professionals faced the crisis. We learn about innovative tech solutions developed locally and speak to tech professionals about their quarantine experiences, comparing the pros and cons of working at home, and trying to forecast whether remote work is here to stay.
Becoming world-famous before finishing high school, going digital as a state, or making sure there’s Wi-Fi available airborne – things like these won’t be possible at any other time. Traditionally, while trying to keep up with the global news, we focus on projects and ideas shaping our hometown – Lviv. We learn how a tech business can be socially responsible, why cultural intelligence matters, and what exciting projects the teams of local engineers are currently working on.
With an average person spending over 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime, taking an opportunity to address workplace stress and burnout is vital. In the December issue of ITID Lviv, the technology implications for job stress and employee wellbeing, with a focus on demanding work culture in tech companies, are explored. In a bid to find ways of managing work-related stress, we ponder on how tech can help us cope with the twenty-first-century pandemic.
In 2017, the Lviv IT Cluster launched the ITID Lviv project – a quarterly print publication created to inspire and share the achievements of the Lviv IT sphere.
The magazine has a circulation of 3,000 copies and is distributed free of charge in the offices of Cluster member companies, restaurants, hotels, co-working spaces, educational centers of the city, Lviv City Council, the Tourist Information Center and the airport. ITID Lviv is also available online.