SYNERGY 2021

SYNERGY 2021

IT BUSINESS & IT EDUCATION

16 - 17 DECEMBER

Online (YouTube, Facebook) & Offline (Inveria event space)

Synergy. IT Business & IT Education

The biggest specialized conference in Ukraine that drives IT Education development. Since 2014, we have been gathering representatives of government, business and educational institutions on a single platform to boost IT Education.

During 7 years of its existence, the event has attracted more than 2300 participants and 120 speakers for experience sharing, defining priority vectors of IT Education evolution and creating favorable conditions for the industry expansion.

Synergy is dozens of successful case studies, collaborations of leading IT companies and universities, best practices of corporate IT Education, speeches, panel discussions, presentations of startups and educational projects.

CONVENIENT FORMATS OF INTERACTION

This year we have decided to use both offline and online formats. Therefore, choose a format that suits you best and join us!

UNLIMITED ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE

Only relevant and useful information for your professional growth.

SYNERGY OF EXPERIENCE

We gather representatives of business, state authorities and professors on one platform, to exchange experience and further blooming of IT Education.

LAST YEAR'S SYNERGY SPEAKERS

Annually we bring together leading experts from government, business, and educational institutions for the sustainable development of IT Education.

2000

PARTICIPANTS

50

SPEAKERS

10

HOURS OF EVENT

8

DISCUSSIONS

PROGRAM

DAY I
Online (YouTube, Facebook) & Offline (Inveria event space)

December 16

The main part of the event will take place on this day.
You will be able to attend panel discussions, visit the partners' exhibition area and join networking.
The event will be held offline with a parallel stream.

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome coffee

9:30 - 10:00

Official opening session

Welcome speech from ITU management and partners

Vitaliy Sedler
Vitaliy Sedler

President of the IT Ukraine Association, СEO Intellias

Yuriy Antonyuk
Yuriy Antonyuk

Vice President, Head of EPAM in Central and Eastern Europe

Maksym Pochebut
Maksym Pochebut

VP on Educational issues, Chief Learning Officer, Sigma Software Group

Konstantin Vasyuk
Konstantin Vasyuk

Executive Director, IT Ukraine

10:00 - 11:00
Main hall

Reform of IT education. Strategy, plans, approaches

Keynote discussion

Andrii Suslenko

Moderator

Andrii Suslenko

Head of Communications, Parimatch Tech

Mykhailo Fedorov
Mykhailo Fedorov

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Digital Transformation

Serhiy Shkarlet
Serhiy Shkarlet

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine

Yuriy Antonyuk
Yuriy Antonyuk

Vice President, Head of EPAM in Central and Eastern Europe

Taras Kytsmey
Taras Kytsmey

Co-founder and Board Member at SoftServe, Member of the Board of Representatives, IT Ukraine

Volodymyr Bugrov
Volodymyr Bugrov

Rector of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

11:00 - 12:00
Main hall

High demand for talents - new challenges for the education market

Panel Discussion

Maksym Pochebut

Moderator

Maksym Pochebut

VP on Educational issues, Chief Learning Officer, Sigma Software Group

Artur Seletskyi
Artur Seletskyi

Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine

Yegor Stadny
Yegor Stadny

KSE Vice President for Bachelor’s Programs

Valery Krasovsky
Valery Krasovsky

Co-founder and CEO, Sigma Software

Ievgen Sakalo
Ievgen Sakalo

Project Lead, Cooperation with Universities Ukraine Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

12:00 - 12:30

Coffee break

12:30 - 13:00
Main hall

From Disciplinary to Transdisciplinary: A Framework for IT Education

Sponsor of the speaker's speech - Epam

Rick Shangraw
Rick Shangraw

President, Cintana Education, Founding President, American University Kyiv

13:00 - 13:30
Main hall

Speaker TBD

Keynote speech

13:30 - 14:30

Dinner

14:30 - 15:30
Main hall

Are switchers trendy? How to make the transition from another industry comfortable?

Panel Discussion

Andriy Pereymybida
Andriy Pereymybida

Talent Acceleration Center Director, SoftServe

Marianna Konina
Marianna Konina

Chief Public Engagement Officer for TECHIIA holding

Hall 2

Non-formal Education — a new way of employment or an alternative way of learning?

Panel Discussion

Oleh Sharov
Oleh Sharov

General Director of the Directorate of Professional Higher Education

Roman Hryshchuk
Roman Hryshchuk

People's Deputy of Ukraine

Anton Chornyi
Anton Chornyi

CEO, GoIT

Anna Sydoruk
Anna Sydoruk

Chief Operating Officer, NGO OSVITORIA

15:30 - 16:30
Main hall

Science, R&D and Business in UA - is collaboration possible?

Panel Discussion

Vyacheslav Kharchenko
Vyacheslav Kharchenko

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of Computer Systems&Networks Department&Research Centre at National Aerospace University

Daryna Kusherets
Daryna Kusherets

Rector and co-founder, University of Ai and Digitalization

Iaroslav Nyzhnyk
Iaroslav Nyzhnyk

Associate Vice President, Engineering, GlobalLogic

Hall 2

Getting closer to the future. New learning reality

Panel Discussion

Illya Filipov

Moderator

Illya Filipov

CEO and Co-Founder, EdEra

Denys Grynov
Denys Grynov

Head of EPAM University Program in Ukraine

Vitaliy Zaytsev
Vitaliy Zaytsev

Rector Kharkiv university of technology "STEP"

Ihor Baranov
Ihor Baranov

Director of Zhytomyr City Humanities Gymnasium №23 im. M. Ochereta

Zlata Gromova
Zlata Gromova

PhD in Psychology, Lead Coach at Rocket

Galyna Datsiv
Galyna Datsiv

Vice President of Learning and Development at SoftServe

Olha Oseredchuk
Olha Oseredchuk

Lead University Programs, Sigma Software

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00
Main hall

Digital communication channels are the future educational platforms

Panel discussion with editors of educational sections in the media.

Zhanna Dufina
Zhanna Dufina

Chief Editor Osvitoria. Media

Serhii Lebid
Serhii Lebid

Chief Editor bit.ua

Hall 2

IT for non IT sector. How talent pool in non IT sector is changing?

Panel discussion

Valerii Hlubochenko

Moderator

Valerii Hlubochenko

Twice golden sales coach according to the "B2BMaster. Battle of the best coaches of CIS"

Sasha Dmytriieva
Sasha Dmytriieva

Education producer, head of Citrus Academy & TseHUB

Konstantyn Lezhnin
Konstantyn Lezhnin

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Retail Banking

Andriy Vavrysh
Andriy Vavrysh

Founder and CEO, SAGA Development

18:00 - 19:30

Closing remarks. Networking // Wine & sweets

DAY 2
Online

December 17

Thematic workshops from the partners of the event will be held on this day. You can take part in the workshop only in the online format. We will open registration for workshops soon.

10:00
Online

Workshop: "AWS Academy is the best way to teach students cloud technology"

During the workshop there will be a live demonstration of the AWS Academy functionality and the peculiarities of the implementation of AWS Academy programs in the educational process in Ukrainian universities will be discussed.

Andrii Kostromytskyi
Andrii Kostromytskyi

Trainer of the DevOps course at EPAM University Program, head of Cloud & DevOps training

12:00
ONLINE

Workshop: "Education and SoftServe: a way to cooperation"

Cooperation of businesses with universities is a driver for the development of IT education in Ukraine. At SoftServe, we are always interested in cooperating with educational institutions: we've got 36 partnering universities, and more than 150 implemented projects.
During the event you will learn about the ways of cooperation with SoftServe at all levels of educational interaction: with students, teachers and administration. What’s the difference between Educational Provider and Educational Trusted Partner? What are crash courses and how do we provide educational grants?

Andriy Pereymybida
Andriy Pereymybida

Talent Acceleration Center Director, SoftServe

14:00
ONLINE

Workshop: "Digital Environment of Teacher Development. KNU Professionals Case"

A platform for the development of professional competencies of educators. In the year of the platform’s existence, 4 large-scale and 6 specialized projects were created gathering over 2,000 participants. The KNU Teach Week-2 mass course for teachers’ competencies development received over 1,000 registrations of educators from all regions of Ukraine.

Inna Stepanets
Inna Stepanets

Vice-rector of Taras Shevchenko National Uiversity, expert of educational programs, National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, founder and coordinator of the platform for professional development of teachers KNU professionals

16:00
ONLINE

IT education trends: GoIT cases

Educational technologies are constantly changing, because they are constantly dealing with modern challenges and it is crucial that all these challenges are met. Almost all of you must have heard about such trends and methods as lifelong learning, project-based learning, a flipped classroom, competency building approach, edutainment, or simply - gamification of learning. Moreover, there are new trends constantly appearing, such as nano-learning, learning facilitation, AI-based adapted learning, neuro-learning areas, and much more.
For educational institutions that claim to be experts in training for IT industry, it is vital to effectively teach students modern technologies and services; therefore it is important to monitor trends in IT education.
During the workshop we will not only talk about trends in IT education and show their results in the implementation of GoIT and GoITeens, but also take a look at other cases, suggesting the ways of implementing these trends in the educational process of Ukrainian universities.

​​Vyacheslav Polinovsky
​​Vyacheslav Polinovsky

CEO of GoITeens, Ph.D., Associate Professor

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A SPEAKER?

You are invited to share your experience as a speaker! It’s very easy to do: fill out the application, indicate the topic and we will contact you within a few days of receiving the letter.

    THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

    Hot topics

    How will the reform of IT Education affect us? What corporate practices do exist today? How to cope with staff hunger? The challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, and many other topics.

    Convenient and accessible format

    Offline or online? The choice is yours!

    Participation in workshops

    Our partners have prepared online workshops for you to use the new knowledge in practice right away. Follow the news and register in advance!

    Infinite amount of cases

    We believe that knowledge works best when it is put to practice. That's why we pay special attention to practical cases and success stories. Check it out!

    Expositions of educational business programs

    Corporate and institutional educational programs will be presented more closely this year. Only best practices for the sustainable IT Education development!

    Top speakers

    Every year we select the best experts in the IT Education area: Top companies representatives, involved in corporate education; officials, determining the education development vector; leaders of educational programs and institutions.

    Synergy. IT Business & IT Education

    The platform that offers vast opportunities for IT companies, universities and colleges.

    Victoria Fedorenko

    Victoria Fedorenko

    Head of education and customer experience development

    +380 93 142 00 86
    fedorenko@itukraine.org.ua

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    • — Visit the offline event on 16 December and feel its driving atmosphere
    • — Visit our partners’ exhibition area
    • — Take full advantage of networking
    • — Communicate with the speakers
    • — Participate in thematic workshops on December 17 (no number restrictions). Workshops will be held only in online format
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    • — Get the access to the online broadcast of event
    • — Participate in thematic workshops on December 17 (no number restrictions). Workshops will be held only in online format
    Registation

    The offline event will take place at Inveria event space (Kyiv, Volodymyrska St, 49A, block B)
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