BCS is holding a joint press conference with the IT Ukraine Association at our London offices on 20 October to highlight how IT professionals have contributed to the war effort.
Tech's role in the war - and rebuilding Ukraine
Konstantin Vasyuk, Executive Director of the IT Ukraine Association, will discuss emerging trends in cyber-security, military technology use, and Ukrainian society's digital transformation.
The IT Ukraine Association is a non-profit organisation registered in Ukraine that brings together the interests of business, state and international partners to develop the tech sector in Ukraine.
Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed to strengthen ties between our two professional bodies. It will outline how our partnership can help share skills and opportunities – with the message that Ukraine's IT sector is open for business.
The event is also an opportunity to find out how companies in the UK can support Ukraine, both now and in peacetime. The discussion with Konstantin Vasyuk will be chaired by the BCS Group Finance Director, Rob Deri. The speakers will include BCS Chief Executive Rashik Parmar MBE and BCS Membership Director Holly Porter.
Konstantin Vasyuk, Executive Director of the IT Ukraine Association, said: "In the last seven months since the war started, we have demonstrated the sustainability and flexibility of Ukrainian tech. We have provided uninterrupted service to our customers and also gained unique expertise in military, unmanned tech, and cybersecurity.
"Ukrainian tech remains attractive and competitive in the global market. Despite all the threats, we are ambitious to scale up the Ukrainian IT industry, transforming risks and challenges into opportunities. Together with our partner BCS, we will create new opportunities for collaboration with UK companies."
Rashik Parmar MBE, CEO of BCS, said: "Technology has played a central role in the war effort in Ukraine following Russia's invasion. Against the backdrop of this tragedy, IT professionals have contributed enormously to the protection of the country. This event is vital for anyone who wants to understand the complex situation and believes they can support Ukraine through its economic development."
This ‘hybrid’ event is free to attend online and there will be an invited audience.