Program invited experts

Bohdan Kupych
Bohdan Kupych has been working in Ukraine and Russia for 19 years and has more than 25 years of experience in IT business. Bohdan is an active member of the international business community, was a founding member, the first President and already 10 year Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. He also gave courses in marketing and entrepreneurship at Kyiv Mohyla business school, was a key speaker at International IT symposium in Stanford and Forum of world IBM chiefs in Russia. Bohdan studied Political Science at York University, Toronto, completed the leadership program at INSEAD and the VC Program at Haas School of Business, California. Bohdan holds a Graduate Diploma in Management and MBA from Athabasca University in Canada. 

Shymkiv Dmitry 
Deputy Head at Presidential Administration of Ukraine, ex-general Director, Microsoft Ukraine. An entrepreneurial and respected professional and the technology industry veteran, Shymkivhas more than 17 years of leadership experience in the IT industry across Ukraine, the CIS and Western Europe. He joined Microsoft in 2007 as Enterprise and Partner Group Director and has been responsible for building long-term customer and partner relations and strategically developing the enterprise business. Shymkiv grew the enterprise business to a new level, gaining 60 percent year over year through increased customer and partner satisfaction, focusing on long term sustainable business, organization and people development, driving sales excellence, and enforcing cross-group and cross country collaboration. 

Zeininger Karl
Ph.D., founder and CEO of GTMP. President and CEO (honorary) Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. Professor of Innovation Management. Member of the LvBS Advisory Board.
His company introduced the methodology of new product development Time-to-Market. Besides, Dr. Zaininger is the Director of the Summer School programs and the Professor at Princeton University. He received his MSE, MA and Dr. Ing. from Princeton University and graduated from the Harvard Business School's Executive Management Program.
Prof. Dr. Karl Zaininger worked for Thomas Group, a management consulting firm, as the Vice President and Development Director, later he was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President and CEO, Executive Vice President and Research Director at Siemens Corporate Research and Support, Inc. In addition, Dr. Karl Zaininger was also responsible for managing a number of United States government projects, including programs of the US Army Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory and the Solar Energy Research Institute.

Lubomyr Romankiw
Lubomyr T. Romankiw is an IBM Fellow and researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Romankiw earned his B.S. from the University of Alberta in 1957, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (in metallurgy and materials) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962. He is listed as an (co)inventor on over 65 U.S. patents, 150 papers and has edited 10 volumes of various technical symposia. 
Much of his work involves magnetic materials, reflective displays and copper plating. He is an IBM Fellow, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an IEEE Fellow, and an Electrochemical Society Fellow. He received the 1993 Society of Chemical Industry Perkin Medal, the 1994 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Technical Field Award, and the 1994 Electrochemical Society Vittorio de Nora Award. 

Theo Schnitfink
CEO of Symphony Solutions
He has a long career in the IT industry , including large American and Indian companies . When he decided to create his own company, started looking for a better country for the launch, and Eastern Europe appeared to be more attractive than India. He wanted to be outside the European Union (EU infrastructure and salaries grew very fast), so Ukraine was the best country for starting the business. He used to work in India, and cultural differences created additional problems in communications. And also Western Ukraine culturally closer to Europe. All these factors influenced the decision to start company in Lviv.
Previous experience:
Vice President Continental Europe at Coginzant technology Solutions
CEO and owner at ICW Management BV
Senior Vice President Europe at Cambridge Technology Partners
Cognizant Technology Solutions - Vice President Continental Europe

Jurij Paraszczak
Jurij is Director of IBM Research Industry Solutions and the leader of the Global Research Smarter Cities program focusing on helping cities manage the complex set of demands placed on their infrastructure by their constituents and on the optimization of flows of energy, people, water and other resources through this infrastructure.
As the IBM Research lead for Smarter Cities Jurij is responsible for aligning the 10 Research Laboratories around these opportunities emerging around the globe. Over the last 3 years, Jurij has managed significant projects with over 20 cities ranging from the prediction of how work crews can better address pipe leakage to the optimization of energy management in over 1200 buildings in large cities to the engagement of citizenry in the optimal management of cities.
Previously Jurij was Chief Technology Officer of the IBM Venture Capital group and also Director of Technology for the IBM Research Emerging Business Group, where he was responsible for identifying and harvesting all sources of innovation for IBM’s solutions and products from a the global Venture community and the Research Division, In this role Jurij helped IBM establish deeper relationships with the venture community, integrated startups in IBM’s sales opportunities, identified startup acquisitions for IBM and created new approaches to venturing.

                                        Andriy Belinskiy
Andrey is IT-professional with wast experience:
IT Director – Mironivskiy Hliboproduct
IT Director deputy – Auchan Ukraine
IT Director – Winner Imports Ukraine
IT Director, CIO - Interpipe Corporation
Information Systems Manager – Kraft Foods Ukraine
Information Systems Supervisor – Kraft Foods Ukraine
Chief of IT Department -“Dilo”, Ukraine business newspaper
International Management Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine 2005-2007, MBA.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA 2007. MBA Internship program.
ACCA 2004. International Accounting Standards. Financial statement preparation. 
National Polytechnic University, Lviv, Ukraine. Department of Automatics.

Andriy Stytsyuk
Andriy Stytsyuk serves as Vice President of Finance at SoftServe, Inc. Mr. Stytsyuk joined SoftServe in August 2010 after almost 10 years of financial management experience with the technology companies in Ukraine. He is responsible for managing SoftServe's finance and treasury functions, and deals with accounting and reporting, budgeting and controlling, cash management, and international tax management issues. Under his leadership the finance organization of SoftServe is being transformed to comply with the highest standards and best practices in the profession. Mr. Stytsyuk graduated from the Department of International Relations of Lviv National Ivan Franko University with a major in International Finance. Afterwards he continued professional education and became a member of ACCA (UK) in 2000.

Yaryna Klyuchkovska
Strategic Communications Consultant
A public relations professional with 18 years of experience, until recently Yaryna led the communications function at Group DF, a diversified group of companies. Until 2013, she was in charge of public relations and social programming at Microsoft Ukraine. She spent a year with Benjamin Group / BSMG Worldwide, a leading technology PR agency in Silicon Valley (now part of Weber Shandwick). Yaryna holds master’s degrees from University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) and San José State University (Calif., USA). In 2011, “Marketing Media Review” magazine named her one of Ukraine’s best PR directors.

Valery Kozlova
Business owner, author of The school Psychology of Results and its training programs.

- personal coaching - consulting business owners and help in entering the new financial level;
- mental coach (mental coach) Inna Logutenkovoy *, member of a team to prepare that sportsmen for the Olympics-2016 from Ukraine;
- Speaker and member of the team of an international conference TEDx YekaterinoslavskyBoulevard,
- teacher,supervisor for therapists with many years of experience
- a system family therapist with 15 years of experience working with families. This has led to the writing of the book
- a specialist in working with addictions and dependent behavior. Created by the author's technique for dealing with addictions.