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Ukraine’s Plugged-In Economy
April 30, 2018 @ 3:30 pm EDT
The technological revolution has provided unique new economic opportunities worldwide, and Ukraine is rife with budding entrepreneurs who are fully embracing this new landscape. Ukraine is now home to dozens of highly successful domestic tech startups, along with research and development branches of hundreds of multinational companies.
At this event, Dr. Tetyana Tyshchuk, project leader of Index for Monitoring Reforms (IMoRe) at VoxUkraine, an independent and non-partisan Ukrainian analytical platform, will present a report on the growth of the Ukrainian IT sector. This will be followed by a panel discussion in which leaders from Ukraineâ€™s technology sector and US-based experts will explore the current state of the high-tech industry in Ukraine and how the country is utilizing it to the benefit of the economy.
Welcome and Introduction:
**Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
**Dr. Tetyana Tyshchuk, Project Leader, Index for Monitoring Reforms (IMoRe) VoxUkraine
Panel: Ukraineâ€™s High-Tech Sector and Entrepreneurs:
**Dr. Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, Imperial College London
**Ms. Bozhena Sheremeta, Managing Editor, Genesis Tech
**Mr. Oleksiy Skrypnyk Jr., Member, Samopomich Union, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Former Co-Founder and CEO, Eleks
**Mr. Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Bank Aval
**Dr. Tetyana Tyshchuk, Project Leader, Index for Monitoring Reforms (IMoRe), VoxUkraine
Moderated by: Ms. Myroslava Gongadze, Ukraine Chief, Voice of America