This year the UOF was participated by the representatives from over 150 companies from twenty countries. And the visitors were far more than that. But since last conducting, the Forum has considerably grown not only in scale, it has significantly widened the subjects tackled.
The conference was divided into six section. Along with the “obligatory” IT Outsourcing aspects – global trends, situation in Ukraine, etc. – the “brand-new” topics were elucidated. For the first time the separate sections were dedicated to outsourcing of soft-, embedded ware development and testing services.
B2B meeting were held concurrently with the conference. The meetings amount depended on each participant choice, but in the majority of cases the meeting schedules were tough.
How It was?
On the first day of Forum the Kiev weather was cool, but at the Forum itself there was hot: the reports were delivered at three topical sections simultaneously and at match-making there were almost no spare room. Even lunch and coffee breaks were used for business discussion.
Perhaps, UOF has a share of influence not only in the Ukrainian IT Outsourcing climate, but also on the natural one. As an evidence, the second day was warm and sunny, and work went on in a steady-state rich schedule. The conference then was held already in four sections. On that day the report was also presented by Victor Loskutov, president of Mirasoft Group, it was dedicated to the technology tools development in outsourcing. As a representative of a leading Ukrainian IT company as well he was invited as an expert in round table discussions, dealing with consolidation of Ukrainian IT industry for solving common problems. The discussions were held for two days, but the acme was on the second one – the participants expressed many interesting thoughts and suggestions.
The UOF was a valuable experience. It brought not only new potential cooperation, it gave a very detailed picture of the today Ukrainian IT Outsourcing. On the basis of what was seen and heard, two distinct trends can be figured out: one – for the Forum itself and the second – for situation at Ukrainian IT Outsourcing market. The Forum more and more tends to outline the multifaceted aspects of IT Outsourcing separately, more specifically. And the second - not only Ukrainian IT Outsourcers go out to find customers, potential customers come in Ukraine to find outsourcers as well. And it’s already an additional development stage of the field.
By the materials of "Mirasoft Group"