Later this month Kyiv (Kiev) will play host to the tenth edition of Kyiv Outsourcing Forum 2017, one of the largest IT outsourcing business event in Ukraine. The forum gathers owners and top managers of outsourcing companies as well as freelancers from all over Ukraine.
Over 70 local and international speakers will participate in the conference.
In a deal announced yesterday Grossum, a Kyiv (Kiev)-based IT company specializing in e-commerce and e-health solutions, has been acquired by software development company App Solutions for an undisclosed amount.
App Solutions expects the deal to result in “higher efficiency” for its business, “strengthening expertise in web and mobile development and improving the company’s positions in the IT outsourcing market.”
The Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) has released “Central and Eastern European QA Outsourcing Review 2016-17” covering the latest trends in software quality assurance and testing, as well as application quality and testing practices across the region.
Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine are covered by the research.
Ukrainian companies and R&D organizations looking for technological, research and business cooperation and investment are invited to meet potential clients and partners in Vienna at the Ukrainian IT Platform.
The event will take place as part of the International B2B Software Days on April 25-26. Some 600 IT professionals from 20 countries are expected to attend.
Bilateral 30-min meetings for Ukrainian and Austrian B2B players, as well as the Ukrainian exhibition stand are featured in the agenda.
Ukraine’s export IT segment showed an increase of 15 per cent in 2016, and continued to occupy the third place, by volume of total country exports, after agriculture and metallurgy. While we are speaking about the rates of growth, there are very solid grounds to expect that this positive tendency will be maintained and will grow to an optimistic 20 per cent in 2017.
As for today, an efficient IT ecosystem has been already been created in Ukraine and the exporting IT companies are operating on a global market, which continues to grow, so interest in our IT products and services will also increase in the future.
Earlier this week, the US industry association IAOP released the 12th edition of its annual Global Outsourcing 100 ranking to identify the best outsourcing service providers in the world.
The ranking is based on what the IAOP believes to be the best companies in each of five judging categories: size and growth, customer references, awards and certifications, programs for innovation, and corporate social responsibility.
On April 4, the independent German Outsourcing Association and the Outsourcing Journal will hold the 4th ITO&BPO Germany Forum in Berlin, in partnership with UADN.NET. Ukrainian companies are cordially invited to learn about with the latest industryt trends, and network with potential clients and partners through this major event.
ITO&BPO Germany Forum is the only international, non-commercial and independent business conference focusing on ITO, BPO and SSC in and for the D-A-CH markets.
Earlier this week Luxoft, a NYSE-listed provider of software development services and innovative solutions and a part of Russia’s IBS Group, announced the acquisition of IntroPro. The details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Established in 2008, IntroPro is an engineering consultancy that employs development teams in Ukraine to serve essentially clients in North America. Its expertise covers consulting, architectural design, development as well as quality assurance services for enterprise systems and embedded systems (devices) software development.
Earlier this month SoftServe, a major IT outsourcing company headquartered in Lviv (Lvov), Western Ukraine, announced that it has acquired Coders Center, a privately-held enterprise technology firm headquartered in Poland. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed.
“Coders Center brings valuable experience in the implementation of enterprise content management systems, and this acquisition supports SoftServe’s strategy to strengthen our platform and cross-vertical industry expertise,” said Brian Borack, SoftServe’s COO.
Although many countries across the world strive to build a Silicon Valley of their own, regional technology business ecosystems are all very different, and are likely to remain so. It’s very interesting to observe how each country’s history affects the way startups and bigger companies grow and coexist on the market.
In Ukraine, a country of great technological talent that has historically been linked with outsourced software development, the startup movement only gained momentum around seven years ago.