September 29-October 1, 2023 – IT Arena in Lviv, Ukraine

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Organised by: Lviv IT Cluster
Location: Lviv, Ukraine

With 3,364 attendees from 30+ countries, 100+ speakers, IT Arena 2023 was a genuinely inspiring tech event.

Day 1

  • How To Kill Your Product talk – Stephanie Musat (Product)
  • How generative AI is revolutionizing business analytics – Gauthier Vasseur (Business)
  • Panel Discussion: Ukraine as a future world defense tech hub – Alex Bornyakov, Maksym Muzyka, Deborah Fairlamb and Anton Verkhovodov (Business)
  • Fundraising from the war zone – Marvin Liao, Sasha Reminnyi and Oleksandr Petrenko (Business)

Day 2

  • Bits and Bullets: Understanding Cyber’s Impact in Kinetic Warfare – Nazar Tymoshyk (Tech)
  • Everything you always wanted to know about CTI (Cyber Thread Intelligence), but were afraid to ask (Tech)
  • Panel discussion: The war came to us: the impediments and hopes of Ukrainian business – Laurent Dupuch, Taras Kytsmey and Sviatoslav Kavetskyi (Business)
  • Creative approaches and cross-functionality in information security: Examples of unexpected solutions in the field of information security that appeared in conflict and during blackouts. – Yurii Shatylo
  • Panel Discussion: Products during turbulent times – Yegor Yarotskyi, Yaroslav Stepanenko, Mykyta Artemchuk and Alyona Mysko (Product)
  • Fireside Chat with Paul Bragiel – Paul Bragiel and Oleksandr Akymenko (Business)


  • Artificial Intelligence Against Russian Propaganda – Julia Danylenko, Stacy Holovenko, Yevhen Sapolovych and Halyna Tanai
  • Amplifying Ukrainian voices through community-based volunteering—the Ukrainian PR Army experience – Julia Petryk
  • OSINT as cyber resistance to russian aggression. Experience of Molfar – Pavlo Fiialkovskyi