IForum 2017, Kiev: One Day, One Place, Thousands of IT-specialists

This week, we followed the events connected to the ninth iForum 2017. This is the Ukrainian forum of netizens that gathered 9,000+ visitors and 100+ speakers. The event draws our attention because

1.More than 50 Ukrainian and international companies placed their stands at the conference, including Promodo.

2. Interesting reports divided into sections:

  • • Internet business/Startups,
  • • Advertising and Promotion,Internet technologies, EdTech of the Future/Innovations, Videoblogs & eSports (English section), CRM and Loyalty. Alexander Kolb, CEO at
  • • Internet technologies,
  • • EdTech of the Future/Innovations,
  • • Videoblogs & eSports (English section),
  • • CRM and Loyalty.

Alexander Kolb, CEO at Promodo, compared different management approaches and explained why it was important to build agile culture when working on online projects in his presentation.

3. The great networking. It’s nice to meet the old friends and make new ones.

Below, we will share some interesting points, our colleagues heard on the forum and considered worth sharing.

Trendy Thoughts

→ “Create a team: a team is more important than a budget.”

Victor Sholoshenko, Citrus

→ “One poorly qualified developer can create two additional jobs.”

Anton Boyko, Ukrainian Microsoft Azure Community

→ “Customer satisfaction does not correspond with renewal rates.”

David Braun, TemplateMonster

→ “The effectiveness of email is worse than sales in the offices and over the phone. But email costs less as compared to traditional resources, which makes sense for bankers to improve the email channel.”

Nikolai Scherbina, PrivatBank

→ “The base of loyal customers of the store grew by 10 times after the buyers start getting bonuses for the money spent in the store.”

Valeriya Tolochina, Intertop

→ “Business should have a regular, interesting to the author, trendy, and developing YouTube channel.”

Semyon Kremenyuk, Komandda

→ “This year will be a turning point. What happens this year, becomes a trend for the following 5-10 years.”

Alexander Olshansky, Internet Invest Group

Tweets

EGAP Challenge DemoDay

It’s impossible to forget about the final of the EGAP Challenge (e-Government for Accountability and Participation). The purpose of the contest was ” implementing new electronic democracy tools to help citizens receive new high-quality services, interact with the government effectively and have a direct impact on it, as well as help the government reach a new level of transparency and efficiency.”Find out more about this initiative of the State Agency on Electronic Governance and the Eastern Europe Foundation under the EGAP Program funded by the Swiss Confederation

Find out more about this initiative of the State Agency on Electronic Governance and the Eastern Europe Foundation under the EGAP Program funded by the Swiss Confederation here.

And the winners are

Infrastructure section:

3rd place:
Smart country (Умная страна), a state-owned enterprises quality control service (CaaS).

2nd place:

Safeway, a passenger safety control system.

3rd place:

Smarttickets, an e-service of issuing a single ticket, which allows you to create a route with various modes of transport and get an e-ticket.

Education section:

3rd place:

Буквик, a preschooler’s friend, which is a preschool education program that contains a live notebook and a mobile application.

iLearn, a free online platform for preparing for the external independent testing;

E-Language (E-Язык), a platform for learning the Ukrainian language, which works with Russian-speaking people in Ukraine, citizens of the front-line zone, and foreigners.

2nd place:

Fractal Tools, an educational platform for technological creativity for non-professionals.

3rd place:

CASERS.org, real cases from real companies, a service of interaction between educational institutions and business, which solves the problem of using knowledge in practice.

Ecology section:

3rd place:

Precious plastic Ukraine, a social platform for processing plastic for useful things, which aims to create a plastic bank through the crowdfunding platform and collection points.

2nd place:

Animal-id.info UA, an international animal identification database that unites national and local databases of identified animals, and also works with the register of animals that are in captivity.

1 place:

EcoInfo, an e-platform for air monitoring at the point of location (MaaS).

Agro section:

3rd place:

G.MIAN, a system of automatic samplers’ selection for analyzing the quality of grain mixtures.

2nd place:

AgroYard, a marketplace for agrarians with the possibility to enter into electronic contracts.

1 place:

Znaydeno, a visualization e-service for monitoring and control of land use, deforestation, and unauthorized waste disposal (MaaS).

iForum 2017 is over, now you can contact us online, follow our latest news on Facebook, or consider becoming Promodo’s partner.

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