Ukrainian IT sector has been growing rapidly in recent years. However, in 2022 the industry was shaken by the Russian aggression against Ukraine.Read More
Shocked by Slush: a Lesson to Learn for Global IT Community
The scandal with Slush is not a new story. However, the awkward situation with this global IT event that took place in 2022 became a lesson for the international IT and business community to learn. I called it “a shock from Slush” — a controversial monetary decision-making by the Western “players” surpassing legal and moral responsibility in the midst of Russia’s war crimes against humanity.Read More
Western Technology Continues to Flow into Russia
The Russian Federation continues to attack Ukrainian cities, kill adults and children, and ruin civil infrastructure on a full scale since 24 February 2022.
Chips, mass-produced by Western companies, were found inside the Russian missiles and weapons deployed in Ukraine.Read More
Self-Organizing Nation: a Country’s Success Criteria?
In this post, I suggest considering the term “self-organizing nation” (as “self-organizing teams” in the IT industry.) Can it be one of the success criteria for a country? How “self-organizing” are we and our countries today? Are we prepared to respond to any crisis proactively, like the Ukrainians?Read More
Dominos Pizza Shelters IT Community During the War
In November 2022 Dominos Pizza became a shelter for a local IT community in one of Kyiv’s city districts, as the Ukrainians continue to resist Russian aggression. Since November 2022, the shutdowns and instability of the electric power supply became major problems.Read More
Ukrainian IT Trends in 2022
According to the Ukrainian tech industry market overview, the largest customer for Ukrainian information technology, in terms of money, is the United States, which imports nearly 40% of the services, and the second largest is Great Britain, consuming 10% of the IT services provided by Ukraine.
Let us take a closer look at the recent trends in the Ukrainian IT industry and compare them with the current situation in 2022.Read More
Three Pillars of Professional Competence
During my managerial training in Berlin (a long time ago) I was impressed by one of the formulations, “Fit for Partnership with Germany.” The keyword was “fit.” In other words, in order to do business with this European country, I had to “fit” certain criteria, meet their requirements, and comply with specific norms and principles. I had to understand their business culture in order to “fit.”Read More
Ukrainian IT industry in 2022: interesting facts
Ukraine is considered a #1 outsourcing country, according to GSA (Global Sourcing Association.) This might be surprising to the West. However, the following facts will explain why this evaluation is realistic.Read More