In October, 26-27, 2006 the Ukrainian Outsourcing Forum `2006 took place.
Kiev, Ukrainian House . 2 Khreschatik (European Sq.) 3-rd floor.
The forum objective is to promote development of Ukrainian market of software development and IT Outsourcing Services. Ukraine has rather good potential for development of the most high tech area of world economy. Ukrainian IT Outsourcing market demonstrates high growth rate. During several recent years average growth rate summed up to 40% annually. This index has been one the highest for the Ukrainian economy and illustrates great opportunities of the industry. Ukrainian High-Tech Initiative experts estimate the size of IT Outsourcing market at 500 mln USD in 2005 and expect 25-30% growth in 2006.
Forums goals and objectives
- Presentation Ukraine's potential of Ukraine on IT Outsourcing Services and Products market.
- Attracting new consumers of outsourcing services to Ukraine.
- Organizing of B2B meetings (matchmaking) between Ukrainian and foreign companies.
- Discussion of the issues tied to development of Ukrainian IT Outsourcing Industry.
There were several conference sections had been introduced with a topic assigned to each:
- Outsourcing technology and infrastructure. Outsourcing business development in Ukraine.
- Ukrainian IT industry manpower. Human resources market, IT professionals supply in Ukraine. IT specialists training.
- Regional software development centers in Ukraine. Regional tendencies.
- Global marketing of outsourcing services. Global outsourcing market trends.
- Independent software testing - new type of outsourcing services in Ukraine.
- Embedded/Firmware programming and Hardware Design in Ukraine.
Forum will also expose leading Ukrainian and foreign IT outsourcing companies. There also will be presented professional software associations and alliances working on Ukrainian IT market.
Ukrainian IT Matchmaking Event '2006 ( B2B meetings)
Within the Forum there will be held a «Ukrainian IT Matchmaking Event '2006». It will allow Ukrainian and foreign participants to organize business meetings, acquaintances, company presentations and find partners. On-line meetings scheduler will allow viewing the forum participants’ profiles and set the meetings in advance.
Round Table Discussions
- «Consolidation of IT industry in order to solve common problems»
- «Strategy and tactics of software development industry in Ukraine.» Current issues and solutions. Leading countries experience and reality.
Forum participants will be able to take sightseeing tours of Kiev and visit the most famous sight of the city.
Among the Forum participants there will be world famous outsourcing experts, leading Ukrainian and Eastern European companies working in offshore IT outsourcing? investment companies, Ukrainian enterprises’ IT department managers and government officials.
Business Development in Ukraine
- Overall political and economic situation.
- How to protect intellectual property in Ukraine?
- Fast start. Where to buy the company or recruit personnel?
- What one needs to know about taxation in Ukraine?
- North, South, West or East. The best location for business development.
IT Professionals’ Labor-Market in Ukraine
- Status and trends of the IT professionals’ labor-market.
- Where to find human resources reserve?
- Haw to saturate the market of IT professionals?
- Human resources training: education programs, training centers for IT.
- Regional aspect of labor force.
BPO in Ukraine
- Call-centers – BPO segment leaders.
- Work for Europe – data entry and accounting.
- Other types of outsourcing.
Advantages of working with Ukraine
- Stable society.
- High standard of education.
- Specialization in elaborate development.
- Visa-free entry.
Global Outsourcing Market Trends
- Europe wakes up. Right way to Europe.
- Chinese are at the door. Compete, cooperate or give up?
- Outsourcing to Russia. Competition with Russian outskirts.
- New segments for Outsourcing.
Software Companies Development Trends
- Many universals or few professionals? What to choose?
- The more the better. True or not really?
- Does one have to seek the niche in order to hide from a monkey?
- What to do to succeed on the software development market?
- Does one need to oppose the giants? How to secure the company’s future?
Product Development in Software Business
- Ukrainian success stories. What are the prerequisites for successful product creation?
- «Service vs Product» or «Service + Product». Models of stable business.
- Does one need a million to create a successful software product? Global trends in Product place.
- Investing in products. Investment realia in Ukraine.
Marketing of Outsourcing Services on the Global Scale
- Peculiarities of the marketing in the USA and Europe. How can cultural and geographical proximity to Europe be used?
- “Gentleman’s set” of a professional marketer. Overview of the most widely used marketing tools.
- New ideas for marketing outsourcing services.
- How do different tools work? Efficiency and durability.
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