ITEM 2018. Speakers, photos and impressions

ITEM 2018. Speakers, photos and impressions
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On October 14 and 15 Dnipro city hosted one of the largest IT events in Ukraine – ITEM Dnipro 2018! If you missed your chance to join this outstanding conference, here you can find a summary and make sure not to miss it next year! Find out all the details about ITEM 2018. Speakers, photos and impressions!This year, the conference for practitioners in the field of information technology was held for the seventh time and became one of the largest and most significant. This time 38 speeches were divided into 2 days on the thematic principle – Business Day and Technical Day. Reports of the first day of ITEM 2018 revealed topics such as business development and sales, project and team management, and the creation of IT products. On the second day, the speakers shared experiences and practical tools for product and business security, quality assurance and mobile development.

Speakers from 12 countries of the world, including the United States, Great Britain, Argentina, France, the UAE, New Zealand, India, etc., shared their experience with the participants. You can find the list of all ITEM 2018 speakers here. And here are some highlights for you.


David Rousset, Senior PM at Microsoft, shared the secrets of creating cross-platform web applications, while Angela Romanenko, Seo at Tamaranga, New Zealand, talked about how to move from outsource to a niche product at no extra cost and with a happy ending.

Maximilliano Firtman from Argentina attended Ukraine for the first time. He conducts trainings for Apple’s specialist staff at eBay, writes profile books and programs for web and mobile already for 23 years. At ITEM he shared his findings and lifehecks on software development.

David Braun, CEO at TemplateMonster, USA, shared his vision of outsourcing IT business. What is the main difference between outsourcing and product development? And what to do to achieve success in both areas?

There was a separate category of speakers ‘Made in UA, where business owners and experts from Ukraine shared their experiences, success stories and fails For example, Yuriy Mirey, CTO of ‘1+1’ TV channel, talked about the specifics of cyber security of large projects, while Artem Serdyuk, Scrum-master, PM & Agile coach, a lecturer in the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, shared the approaches and tools for creating a company and the challenges that will have to be faced with the company’s self-organization.

Ian Chernov, Co-founder & CEO at FullStackUA.com and Kaiiax told the participants about the specifics of IT product promotion. What works, what’s not, and how to use promotional tools as effectively as possible.

‘Of course, people attend ITEM first of all to hear from successful practitioners about what you will not read in books and on the Internet,’ – saying conference CEO, Anna Izhevskaya, –  ‘But we always want to give more, so in these two days we try to create a community of the like-minded people. We are very pleased with all the positive responses and want to hear in the near future that ‘This project started with ITEM!’

Networking is one of the key ITEM values. People come here to acquire business acquaintances and find new friends, inspire each other and share ideas, gain experience and energy, which will benefit in their new projects.

Traditionally, ITEM 2018 was suppored by the business community. Concord Bank became the general financial sponsor,. Among the co-organizers: Railsware – Business Development Flow, URBHost – Secirity Flow, UTOR – Flow of Quality, MakeApp – Mobility Flow. The conference was also supported by Payoneer, Sigma Software, Playtika, AMC Bridge, Ruby Garage, Archer, DataArt, Zazmic, Zone 3000, IT Dnipro Community and many others.

Join ITEM 2019 for more interesting speakers, themes and surprises!

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