One of Eastern Europe’s largest professional tech conferences, is bringing together Ukraine’s and international tech experts for a live event. The tech conference will be held in Lviv on September 30-October 1, 2022.
Despite unprecedented challenges around the country, Ukraine’s tech community has continued to thrive in 2022. In an act of bravery against the war, tech professionals will gather in person for the annual IT Arena conference that’s scheduled at the end of September.
IT Arena 2022, Ukraine 3.0: Digital,Lviv, September 30-October 1, 2022
This year, the event, themed ‘Ukraine 3.0: Brave. Resilient. Digital’, will be in-person (offline) to show the strength and resilience of Ukraine. The topics will focus largely on:
how the tech industry can support the country in these turbulent times;
the future of military technology;
insights on modern cyber tactics, and much more.
Political attendance at this year’s IT Arena includes the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Alex Bornyakov, as well as other top government officials. IT Arena will once again give tech professionals and journalists in Ukraine and around the globe the unique opportunity to come together in one place to network and learn about the latest in tech.
How many years has it been going?
This will be our 9th edition.
What was the inspiration to start it?
IT Arena started as a meeting ground for tech professionals from all over Ukraine, but has expanded tremendously since then.
What exciting things can people look forward to?
The future of military tech, cybersecurity insights, discussions on how the tech industry can help Ukraine win the war.
What opportunities are on offer for those attending?
Exclusive networking opportunities.
Who will be speaking? See the lineup here: https://itarena.ua
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
Don’t miss the startup competition
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out? Tickets: https://itarena.ua; Due to security reasons, IT Arena has scaled down this year, the number of tickets is limited
Two days of insightful talks
This year’s IT Arena hosts keynote speakers, including names such as Haluk Bayraktar, CEO of Turkey’s premiere autonomous technology company Baykar, CEO of Dragonfly Cameron Chell, CEO of Atlas Aerospace Ivan Tolchynskyi, CEO of Prytula Charity Fund Serhiy Prytula, cybersecurity expert Kim Zetter.
The popular Startup Competition is also back this year. The competition has become an excellent opportunity for new tech companies to showcase their projects and network with others in the industry. Participants will compete for a $53,000 prize fund as they validate their business models. Note that registration for the IT Arena startup competition is open until September 11, 2022.
Keeping you safe at our event
IT Arena 2022 event organizers are working with local authorities to ensure the safety of all attendees, speakers, and guests. This year’s event will be scaled down to facilitate increased security.
“We’re committed to creating the safest environment we can,” said Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO of IT Arena and Lviv IT Cluster. “Despite unprecedented challenges around the country, Ukraine’s tech community has continued to thrive in 2022. At the moment, the overwhelming sentiment from our members, partners, speakers and attendees is that we should go forward with our event. So we will gather in person to show the whole world how brave and resilient Ukraine is where we say life can and should go on.”
About IT Arena
Since 2014, IT Arena has annually brought members of the Ukrainian and Eastern European tech communities together for one special event. The conference typically attracts more than 5,000 tech professionals from over 40 countries. These professionals come to IT Arena from all areas of tech – from large companies like Google, F1, Spotify, Tesla to local startups like Liki24, Legal Nodes, AXDRAFT.
IT Arena provides a plethora of opportunities for attendees to learn, network, and share ideas about the future of tech.
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