On April 29, 2014, the Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. in partnership with American company TransparentBusiness held an event “Ukrainian IT-day”.
This event was dedicated to the implementation of the Government of Ukraine initiative announced in early April this year by the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Pavlo Sheremeta to make Ukraine a European Silicon Valley or Brain-basket of Europe. The initiative will be implemented through the development of state, commercial, scientific and educational sectors of national IT market, including IT outsourcing services that will facilitate creation of 100 000 jobs in this sphere and provide up to $10 bln. USD in export revenues within next five years.
At the event, the management of TransparentBusiness, IBM and GlobalLogic introduced to the U.S. officials, business, NGO and media representatives information regarding current status and prospects for development of the Ukrainian IT market, including technological solutions in IT outsourcing and IT cloudsourcing (one of the types of outsourcing that provides for unique transparency and effectiveness in terms of project implementation monitoring).
The event was attended by Representative Eliot L. Engel, the leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee who clearly stated his strong support for the people of Ukraine, expressed his hope for successful implementation of the reforms initiated by the Government of Ukraine, and shared his experience about his recent visit to Ukraine as a member of the delegation of U.S. Congress.
The event was covered by the leading U.S. media including Bloomberg, CNN, CCTV America, Wall Street Journal & USA Today, BuzzFeed, National Journal, Ukrainian & Russian services of the Voice of America, as well as Ukrainian News Agency Ukrinform.
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