hours of lectures
outstanding speakers

IT Arena

One of the biggest and most anticipated IT events of Ukraine

About THE Project

Lviv – a city that at numerous events brings together not only lovers of good music, coffee and chocolate, but also true experts in technology and trends!

If you live for information, your life motto is “to move forward, move for innovation” and you certainly want to know all about the development of IT industry in Ukraine and the world, the annual IT conference IT Arena is №1 event in your “must visit” list!

IT Arena was held for the first time in October 2014 at the brand new stadium “Arena Lviv”.

The scale of IT Arena is growing exponentially – more than 1800 participants have visited the conference in 2016, and in 2017 the attendance has grown up to 2300.

IT Arena 2014

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IT Arena web page

IT Arena 2015


In 2015 IT Arena was traditionally held
at Arena Lviv Stadium, on 2-4 of

Speakers From Ukraine and abroad

Outstanding speakers from
companies like Facebook, HP,
FitBit, Mail.ru, Microsoft and

workshops and speeches

For more updates and details about
the conference visit official web page itarena.lviv.ua


In 2015 IT Arena showed a totally new level. Participants came from different parts of Ukraine, while among speakers were representatives of the world’s most renowned companies.

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Visit the official web page for more details about speakers and the conference.

Greger Ottosson
IBM Design Program Director
Matthias Langholz
SAP Design, Senior Strategic Design Consultant
Tom Gilb
Result Planning Limited Senior Partner
Heike van Geel
SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center Design Strategist
Alex Neskin
Petcube Co-founder & CTO
Max Gurvits
Startup AddVenture Founder at CCC Startups and Startup AddVenture
Karl-Henrik Nilsson
Sogeti, Senior developer/Software architect
Ostap Korkuna
Facebook Software Engineer



The number of foreign guests and speakers who visited IT Arena 2016 has increased twice. The conference was divided into 3 topic-based streams: Product, Business and Technology. However, due to numerous requests from participants, the last stream was divided into 2 parts – for it to have even more of exciting speeches.  Among the conference speakers were the representatives of the world-renowned companies who shared their experiences exclusively in English. Traditionally, between speeches the participants could enjoy Tech Expo, Startup Competition, invaluable networking and loud parties.


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The main party took place on the last day of the conference. Futureland Festival – the festival of electronic music and technology with the world-famous DJs as headliners. The festival became the event where people of the future have met!

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Three days of IT Arena 2016 was full of bright moments, exciting reports and unforgettable aftepaties. It is difficult to convey in words these memories and emotions, but 2 minutes of our Official Aftermovie will definitely refresh your memory.


Esther Dyson
Chairman @ EDventure
Stephen Russo
Director of WW Public Safety & Physical Security Solutions @ IBM
Dr. Aleksandro Grabulov
Director Innovation Lead - Connected products @ Philips
Anton Repponen
Creative Director, Co-founder @ Anton & Irene
Irene Pereyra
User Experience Director, Co-founder @ Anton & Irene
Alexander Galitsky
Co-founder & Managing partner @ AlmazCapital
Eberhard Wolff
Fellow @ innoQ
Semih Energin
Software Engineer @ Microsoft

IT Arena 2017 – Invent your future today


From the 29th of September to the 1st of October, the largest tech event in Eastern Europe – IT Arena took place in Lviv. The conference has the largest number of participants in Ukraine. This year, the conference gathered 2,300 participants at Arena Lviv stadium. Among them: speakers from the world’s leading companies, top management of Ukrainian and foreign IT companies, local and international media representatives, investors, startups, IT experts and IT students.

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Alexander Nix
CEO, Cambridge Analytica
Martin Eriksson
Founder, ProductTank; Co-Founder & Curator, Mind the Product
Mike Butcher
Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch
Heather Samarin
CPO, AristaMD; ProductRebels; ex Intuit
John Cutler
Senior Product Manager, Zendesk
Julien Simon
Principal Technical Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Jonathan Vella
Co-Founder & Director of Design, Hotjar
Ragnar Sass
CEO & Co-founder, Clanbeat; Co-Founder, Pipedrive
Viktor Tsykunov
Principal Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Ukraine
Lisa Long
VP of Innovation and Product Governance, Telenor; Ex appear.in and Skype
Yurii Ohonovskyi
Project Manager

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FAQ on the project

  • Is IT Arena solely intended for IT employees?

    IT Arena is traditionally divided into three thematic streams and will be interesting not only for IT-people, but also for designers, PMs, investors, entrepreneurs, startuppers, top-managers, CEOs, and everyone interested in the latest innovations and trends in the IT world.

  • Where can the information about IT Arena speakers be found?

    All information about IT Arena speakers, as well as any updates, can be found on the website.

  • Where will IT Arena be held?

    Traditionally, IT Arena is held at the Arena Lviv Stadium, 199 Stryiska St.

  • The price of the tickets is not that cheap. How are the prices justified?

    Our speakers are chosen by the recognized IT professionals from the leading Ukrainian IT companies, therefore, the lecture quality is exceptionally high. If you look at the cost of a mater-class with ONE of those speakers for your company – the all-in cost will end up being rather high. Lviv IT Arena guarantees way more recognized specialists for you to choose from, as well as the opportunity to communicate with them directly. The tickets prices are relatively low, if compared to the same level conferences in Europe or even in Ukraine. Also, our conference is famous for tasty lunches, good WiFi, productive networking, great after party in different places around the city, and other perks prepared by the event managers.

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