UADN job opportunity: project manager

Ukraine Digital News and its mother company, East-West Digital News, an international news, research and consulting agency covering the tech markets of Central & Eastern Europe, are seeking a project manager.

From fresh graduates to experienced professionals, all may apply. Your capacities and willingness to succeed are our main selection criteria.

  • This project manager will fulfill a variety of management and implementation tasks in international projects, including:
  • Editorial project and market research about digital and e-commerce industries, related investment, legal and political environment
  • International PR campaigns
  • Event organization
  • Etc.

Requirements:

  • Fluent or native English;
  • Other languages welcome (including Russian and languages from Central and Eastern Europe);
  • Strong writing skills
  • Rigorous organization
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, technologies and related topics;
  • Corporate or freelance experience in project management, marketing, editing, translating, journalism, etc., is welcome.

Compensation:

  • Motivating salary with bonuses;
  • A rare opportunity to consolidate or acquire professional skills by the highest international standards;
  • Strong career prospects in a fast growing company both in Eastern Europe and internationally;
  • A corporate culture of excellence, transparency, and talent recognition.

Part time and full time options are available for this remote job.

Interested candidates should submit their resume or inquiries to Mr Adrien Henni, chief editor editor@ewdn.com

Russian hackers used made-in-Ukraine malware for DNC cyberattack last year

A Ukrainian hacker known as ‘Profexer’ turned himself in early this year and has now become a witness for the FBI, The New York Times wrote today based on reports from the Ukrainian police.

Profexer’s malware was allegedly involved in the DNC hacking during the US presidential campaign — which Washington believes was orchestrated by the Russian intelligence service — even though there is no evidence that Profexer worked knowingly for Russia.

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Ukrainian entrepreneurs to deploy 150 Bitcoin ATMs to bypass the banking system

Ukraine is soon to have 150 new ATMs for both buying and selling cryptocurrencies, with around 30 of the machines in place by the end of August, The Kiyv Post has learned from Mike Chobanyan, head of the Bitcoin agency in Ukraine.

The devices will allow both selling and buying hryvnias, the national currency, and a variety of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoins, Ethereum (or Ether), Waves, and Golos.

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Major international forum to address hot political, business and technology issues (Poland, Sept. 5-7)

The 27th edition of the Krynica Economic Forum, an important meetup for decision-makers in Central and Eastern Europe, will be held under the title “Project Europe: A Recipe for the Coming Decades” in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland in early September.

Every year, this three-day event gathers together thousands of people — including prominent figures — from political, business, technology and cultural circles from Europe, Asia, and the USA. Thus last year more than 3,500 participants came from 60 countries and attended 180 panels.

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Ukrainian drone maker launches professional union for drone journalists

Last week Drone.ua, a Ukrainian integrator of unmanned technologies, announced the launch of the Professional Union of Drone Journalism (PUDJ), the first of its kind in Ukraine.

The NGO, created in cooperation with the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), aims to unite journalists’ interests and to formulate ethical standards for drone usage.

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Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn’t the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks.

Today discipline is far tighter in the president’s office. But Ukraine – regarded by some, despite Kremlin denials, as a guinea pig for Russian state-sponsored hacks – is fighting an uphill battle to keep state institutions and systemic companies safe.

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Ukrainian MacPaw acquires Finnish archive extractor The Unarchiver

MacPaw, a Kyiv (Kiev)-based Mac software development company serving more than five million customers worldwide, has bought the file unpacker for Mac users The Unarchiver. The terms of the deal, which was announced earlier this week, have remained undisclosed.

With millions of clients around the world, the Finnish app claims to be among the top apps in the App Store.

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Ukraine launches Council of Innovations, considers creating fund of funds

In a meeting on July 21 with industry representatives, the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman supported the idea of creating a fund of funds to develop innovation the country.

The government will draft the concept in connection with the Council of Innovations, which should be launched shortly. Should the plan be finally approved, the state budget could potentially contribute to the fund of fund, Groysman said.

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High-level networking event to gather tech companies and investors from across Europe (Monaco, Oct. 5-6)

Small and big startups from Eastern Europe, including pre-IPO ones, have an opportunity to present themselves to a bevy of high-level international investors, tech journalists, and financial analysts in Monaco on October 5-6 in Monaco.

Monaco Tech Invest will organize 30 pitches from select tech companies, and 300 one-to-one meetings to match some 150 attendees.

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EBRD provides $5 million loan to Ukrainian poultry producer for more efficient and eco-friendly processes

The EBRD is providing a $5 million loan to the Ukrainian poultry producer Dniprovska Agri Group (DAG) for the construction of a biomass boiler, which will improve the company’s operational and environmental performance.

Located in Nikopol in the south of the country, the family-owned DAG is Ukraine’s third-largest poultry producer and is also active in oilseed crushing. The new biomass boiler will use poultry manure from the company’s farms and help optimize its energy-supply mix as well as reduce its operating costs.

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