7th international conference
on IT business
April 5, 2018, Belarus, Minsk, Marriott Hotel
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About IT Spring 2018 Conference
The Decree No. 8 "On the Development of the Digital Economy" predetermined the agenda of the conference in 2018. A breakthrough document came into force on March 28, 2018 and has influenced the IT market in Belarus. Crypto regulation, English law institutions, terms for the development of product IT companies, raising foreign funds and other essential issues were highlighted.

What benefits does the Decree bring to your business? To answer the question SPACE Production team and REVERA law firm held the 7th annual IT Spring conference.

20+ business cases were presented, including:
• High Tech Park 2.0 - entry criteria and preferences for the Park members;
• New opportunities in HR management;
• Hiring from abroad;
• Building a business in mining and cryptocurrency;
• Launching and saling startups using blockchain, ML and AI;
• Raising investments;
• Introducing Agile @Scale;
• Holding the ICO - rules and regulations.

6 key topics:
Simplification of the acceptance procedures to the HTP, preferences and benefits; simplification of work with currency and electronic money.

Speakers: REVERA law firm, business representatives who participated in the elaboration of the draft Decree: VP Capital, Wargaming.
Turnover and release rules of cryptocurrency and tokens for businesses and individuals.

Speakers: Radius Group - the largest mining center in Russia, Cardano cryptocurrency, ICO case from Scorum.
Blockchain, IoT, AI – cases of implementation and development from industry leaders over the year.

Speakers: Gurtam and their IoT platform, blockchain for business - IBM and Total Games cases, machine learning –Workfusion case.
Investing in line with the British law, contracts used in international business, the practice of selling Belarusian startups, foreign investment experience.

Speakers: representatives of Belarusian and foreign technology startups – High Dimension, KolGene; Belarusian investors – Bulba Ventures, Wargaming, Zubr Capital.
New opportunities in managing and motivating employees - options, hiring foreign specialists, non-compete and non-enticing agreements.

Speakers: representatives of the strongest technological teams of the Belarusian IT-market: JUNO, AIMatter, IAC Applications.
Cases on how businesses can quickly adapt to changes in the external environment.

Speakers: representatives of companies that were quickly changing and growing in 2017 – Itransition, PandaDoc, Workfusion, etc., and consultants who helped them on the way to implement it – X1 Group, AgileLAB, ScrumTrek.
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Participated in large M&A deals in IT business: Playtech - Viaden, Mail.Ru - MAPS.ME, 21vek - Zubr Capital, Softline - Zubr Capital, MSQRD - Facebook, in investment rounds of OWHealth - Flint Capital, WorkFusion - Georgian Partners and others.

Provides legal support to the Belarusian offices of PandaDoc, RedRock, Gismart, Ideanomix Didgital, etc.

Elena is recommended by international legal directories IFLR 1000 and Chambers Europe as a leading specialist in corporate and commercial law, in fields of mergers and acquisitions.
As the head of corporate and investment practice at Wargaming, Andrey conducted major M&A and venture investment transactions in the technology industry in several jurisdictions: Acquisition of IO Interactive - Square Enix (Denmark), Acquisition of BoomLagoon (Finland), Acquisition of Melsoft Games (Belarus), Investment into Zubr Capital Fund I (Jersey-Belarus), Investment into London Venture Partners Funds I and II (Jersey-United Kingdom), Exit from Kong Zhong Corporation (China), Joint Venturing with VRTech (Russia), Investment and exit from Hitbox (Austria ), Investment into Gunslinger (USA), etc.

A member of the Advisory Committee at Zubr Capital Fund I. During his time in legal consulting, he was recommended by the international legal directories Rising Star (Chambers Europe, 2013 and Chambers Global, 2014), Lawyer to watch (IFLR, 2013-2014).
New Products Director, Skitapi.com. Co-founder at ATS HRP.

Expert in the development and automation of products in Sales & HR.
A founder at AgileLAB, a community of independent trainers.

Used to work as a senior technical programs manager at Amazon UK, a head of Minsk consulting office at Ciklum, an Agile consultant and project manager. The author of Agile training, accredited by the international consortium ICAgile.

More than 12 years in software development. Started his career in IT as a developer.
Alexey has been engaged in the development of games for 15 years. A founder at Melsoft (Melesta trademark). In 2015, he sold Melsoft to Wargaming.

He has about 40 products released. Among them, Farm Frenzy ("Farm Frenzy") - more than 80 million installations, Dream Farm ("Happy Farm") - more than 10 million installations, Toy Defense ("Soldiers") - about 25 million installations, My Cafe: Recepies & Stories ( "My Coffee Shop") - about 25 million installations.

In 2017, he founded a new company, Total Games, with a focus on developing games using blockchain technology.

Yonatan is one of the leading Israeli mobile developers, a member of the Google Developer Experts team.

He played a key role in the success of Gett that raised more than $500 million, and also received funding for his startup KolGene, which is gaining popularity of a genetic market connector.

Being a loyal supporter of mobile and product management, Yonatan is also very enthusiastic about the backend. As a successful developer and entrepreneur, he knows exactly how to turn smart ideas into a profitable product.
Ivan Dubrovin is an agile-coach and managing partner at ScrumTrek, a leader and founder of the GOS-Agile movement, an expert in the use of Agile in the public sector, an expert in Agile economics, a certified ICAgile trainer.

Ivan has 13 years of experience in implementing IT projects and projects on the organizational change as a consultant, full-time change agent, regional and federal civil employeer. He built the creation and development processes of the electronic government in Tyumen region, led projects on the reengineering of the processes on electronic government development in the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. He was a full-time Agile expert and a member of the Sberbank Russia transformation team.

He is a deputy head of the subgroup "on the application of flexible approaches in governmental projects ..." (under the Federal Project Office of the Government of the Russian Federation).
At the age of 21 Svetlana received a Grace Hopper grant from Google, at 22 — co-founded a weekly podcast for engineers — DevZen, at 23 — was invited to the best startup accelerator in Europe — London-based Entrepeneur First, at 24 — received the Exceptional Talent visa from the UK that is issued to 200 specialists per year only.

She made her way up from a junior developer in Minsk to a technical director in London. Currently she is a founder at High Dimension, an ML R&D company in London and a faculty member at Cambridge Spark.
Reconstructed several production units of the old Moskvich car plant into one of the largest mining centers in Russia. Recently announced the construction of a plant on the production of equipment for mining farms in the industrial park "Great Stone".
Ilya leads the development and processes of WorkFusion services in Eastern Europe. During his 20-year career, he led engineering teams at IBM, HP and D&B, where he improved his ability to quickly respond to changes in business trends and technological advances.

Ilya holds a diploma with a degree in Mechanics and Mathematics from the Belarusian State University.
Graduated from the Law Faculty of the BSU, defended his thesis on the topic "Property Law as a Pledged Item".

Worked at "Vlasova, Michel and Partners" (lawyer, senior lawyer, barrister) for 8 years. For more than 3 years he has been managing the investment company VP Capital Belarus.

Took part in the development of the draft Decree No. 8 "On the development of the digital economy".
Graduated from the BSEU Finance and Economics Department, received an MBA degree from The University of Chicago Booth Business School;

IT businessman with 15 years of experience; one of the founders at BAMBOO GROUP - a group of companies, operating in telecom, mobile marketing, EduTech, automotive, software outsourcing and venture capital investments.

BAMBOO GROUP is one of the Estonian IT companies with extensive experience in foreign markets and multinational corporations. BAMBOO GROUP's products and services are presented in Showroom and Estonia's country pavilions at the world's largest exhibitions and forums.

The activities of BAMBOO GROUP receive positive reviews in large media (for example, Postimees, the most popular Estonian newspaper; portal AppFutura, newspaper Äripäev). BAMBOO GROUP ranked 1151 out of 5000 in the ranking of the fastest growing companies "Inc. 5000 Europe 2016 ". In 2017, Clutch awarded BAMBOO GROUP the first place in the Estonian market among mobile development companies.
More than 15 years of experience in IT, more than 10years - in project and program management. During his career worked in various roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager, Delivery Manager, CTO, Director of Operations.

Since 2012 Anton has been working as a hands-on Agile consultant. The main directions: building effective teams, Agile Project Management, training in flexible approaches, as well as Agile and Lean transformations at all the levels of the company.

Over the past 5 years, he participated in more than 15 successful Agile transformations and projects of various sizes. Specialized mainly in the effective launch of new teams, transformation and improvement of the existing teams' performance.

Co-translator of Agile Manifesto into Russian and Ukrainian. Co-translator of the world famous book of Henrik Kniberg "Scrum and XP and Notes from the Front" into Russian.
A management consultant, an Agile Coach, a certified trainer and mentor of transformations into a flexible business.
Victor has a diverse experience in project portfolio management, product management, and continuous improvement.

Successfully helped companies of various sizes to adopt lean and flexible practices in order to improve such important business indicators as time to market, productivity, quality and employee involvement.
Kirill Klimov helps leaders build flexible organizations using modern management methods and work organization.

He started his career from technical positions: a developer, a system administrator, a network engineer. Over time, began to move towards management: worked as a manager, a project manager, started testing at a company, led development, changed processes — passed through the same issues that now helps other companies with.

Since 2008, Kirill has been moving to flexible development in both large distributed projects and small teams. During that time, he managed to work in Europe, North America and Asia in e-commerce, travel, banking and finance, gaming, application development industries, both in B2B and B2C segments. For nine years he has trained more than 1,500 people in open and corporate classes, worked with more than a hundred teams in dozens of organizations. Kirill studied various approaches in modern management of mental work, coaching from world leaders in these fields of knowledge.

An accredited coach of the University of Lean Kanban, an authorized coach of ICAgile. As a trainer received more than 15 certificates from leading world organizations.

Kirill has recently been focused on working with leaders of organizations as on a necessary and critical stage of organizational change.
Head of Digital Transformation Practice in Europe, IBM Systems Consulting. Vladimir is qualified by The Open Group Distinguished Architect.

Experience of successful project implementation for the largest industry representatives in the CIS and Eastern European countries in strategic planning for the application of promising technologies.
At Zubr Capital Andrey is engaged in search for companies to invest and in their further development. The investment portfolio is over 90 million USD.

A Business manager at Zubr Capital: investments to 21vek.by and SoftLine, a merger of av.by and a.tut.by, participated in the sale of MTBank to a private businessman and AtlantTelecom holding to Telecom Austria Group, accompanied the acquisition of Solo and Television Network by AtlantTelecom.
Belarusian IT Awards 2013: Ambassador of Project Management

A project manager, business trainer and consultant in project management and risk management. 18 years of experience in IT. Trained more than 600 project managers from IT, Banking, Oil Production, Industrial, Construction and other areas. Prepared more than 40 people for the successful completion of the PMP certification exam.

Specialization: product development, management of complex projects, the creation and development of project teams, communication management, change management.
Expert in trading software. Actively implements solutions that optimize business processes and expenses of trade portal operators.
One of the most experienced and reputable lawyers in Belarus. International legal directories IFLR1000 and Legal 500 call Dmitry a market leader in financial and corporate law.
Co-founder, Managing Partner at Byzantium Agency.
Ex-Head of digital, Humaniq. Got acquainted with a crypto-industry in 2013, since then has been engaged in the promotion of crypto projects, including Goldmint, BANKEX, The NAGA Coin - these projects raised $ 140 million in total.
Graduated from the BSU with the specialization "Management. Human Resource Management " and finished the program for HR executives at the level of HR MA "Executive HR".

Experience in solving business problems with HR tools in IT and consulting since 2009.

The key expertise is the introduction of structural and system changes in a company, the development and implementation of training, motivation and information systems, as well as HR services - a corporate information portal and HR CRM.

An author of several articles and speeches.
Holds an MBA degree from the University of Tennessee.
Has 10 years of experience in product IT companies as a consultant, sales specialist, marketer, etc.

Positioned and promoted his own training center and led it to the top five in the market of educational services in Dnipro, Ukraine.

As part of the team successfully implemented consulting projects for non-profit and commercial organizations in the United States (Torch, Brunswick).

Developed a marketing strategy to promote the flespi brand and successfullyhas been implementing it.

Coordinated а global redesign of the flespi.com site to simplify its scaling and improve users' understanding of the offered opportunities.
Axon Partners is a law firm that is included in the Legal500 world rankings and Who's Who Legal. The best law firm of Ukraine in the IT industry in 2017.
Started her career in IT as a marketing specialist - promoting a mobile application.

At the age of 22 took the position of an administrative and financial manager of the project MAPS.ME, a head operations of the development center in Minsk. In 2014, closed a deal to sell the project to the Russian holding Mail.Ru Group.

Later under the leadership of Yuri Melníchek, launched AIMATTER as a Head Operations. In August 2017, successfully closed the acquisition of the startup by Google.

Currently works as a COO at AIMATTER.

Competencies: business structure, management, operations, finance.
A member of FIDONet since 1997, a financial expert at the insurance company, a legal expert.

A founder of several businesses in Internet marketing and software development. Has been working in software development for over 15 years. At Altoros led the direction of promising developments, actively developed high-tech areas such as: in 2011: cloud technologies, in 2012: collection and processing of big data, in 2013: building corporate Platform-as-a-Service solutions.

During the year has been actively developing his own company - Digital Forest, the developer of blockchain-based solutions.
Evgeny has been working in IT for more than 10 years, started as a developer and for the last 5 years he has been managing and analyzing. 10 years in IT, IBA, Intellect Soft, AddForm; now Lead PM at Scorum.
Co-founder at an e-commerce and augmented reality startup WANNABY.
Previously, worked at the international venture capital fund Maxfield Capital.

Evgeny has been coordinating the work at Gismart (Minsk office) for the past 2 years. He has experience in starting and running projects in a traditional business.
Ilya graduated from the Law Faculty of BSU, MBA Viadrina / EHU.
He has been working in Belarusian IT since 2003: Top Soft ("Galaxy Corporation"), LeverX International, SOFTKLUB, since 2010 - in SOFT-FX companies.

Specialization: copyright, corporate, tax law; regulation of financial companies offering to trade in derivatives and cryptocurrencies; internal control (compliance).
For 10 years Anna has been engaged in structuring and support of M&A transactions, 4 of them - within the framework of investment funds.

Now one of Anna's projects is the development of legal tech in the Russian market.

Anna is a founder at Legal Hackers (Moscow branch), where various events (workshops, hackathons, meetups) are held for startups and those interested in the industry.
Artur graduated from the law faculty of Moscow State University n.a. M.V. Lomonosov.
In recent years, he has been actively involved in legal support and structuring of digital assetstransactions. His professional interests include complexly structured international transactions related to ICO and Blockchain technologies.
Artur took an active part in the preparation of comments to the draft law on digital assets prepared by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation .
Speakers and talks
A review talk on the Decree №8 introductions
Partner at REVERA law firm, head of corporate practice
Executive manager, VP Capital Belarus
Partner and Co-founder, Axon Partners law firm
Founder and Managing Partner, REVERA law firm
Owner of Radius Group (part of Russian Mining Company)
Mining as a business: the case of Russia's largest mining farm
Sales and Marketing Director, Merkeleon
Artem Kazak
Cryptocurrency developer, Cardano
Managing Partner и Co-founder, BYZANTIUM ICO agency
Founder and Managing Partner, REVERA law firm
Deputy Director, Digital Forest
Anton Yarosh
Lawyer, Scorum
Head of Legal, SOFT-FX
Head of Corporate and Investment Practices, Wargaming Development Center in Minsk
Senior Investment Manager, Zubr Capital;
Member of the Executive Board at 21vek.by
Со-founder, WANNABY
General Counsel, Flint Capital
Business Agility
General Manager @IAC Applications / Apalon
Agile consultant and trainer @AgileLAB

Alexey Demichev
CEO, Itransition
Yoga for Elephants: Agile at an enterprise company
Andrey Dvoretsky
Leader of Agile Community, Itransition
Yoga for Elephants: Agile at an enterprise company
Agile-coach and Managing Partner, ScrumTrek
VP of Enterprise, Altris;
Head of Consulting Services, Intellica;
Agile Management Consultant, @AgileLAB
Let's consider 3 Agile waves from a pragmatic point of view, and what is happening with them now. What are the similarities of such Agile at Scale frameworks like SAFe, LeSS, and Nexus?

How different streams can work and synchronize on different frameworks within one company. What does it have to do with Portfolio Kanban System and ESP (Enterprise Services Planning)?
The talk consists of two parts: an introduction to games and blockchain and how to link games and blockchain.

1) How to engage users participation in the project infrastructure
2) New methods of monetization and attracting stakeholders
3) Difficulties associated with the implementation of blockchain-based games
1) Blockchain for business - what it is and how it differs from other types of Blockchain technology
2) The main criteria for choosing a blockchain technology for a business - when to apply and when it is better to reject
3) Typical scenarios - and what can be done with the use of blockchain technology for business
4) IBM also uses blockchain for business - an example of a realized scenario in the interaction with partners
5) And what does it have to do with the flowers? Another cross-industry example of a blockchain technology for business

You have an idea how to make the world better by creating your product or service.

A little left to do: you need to gather and motivate a team.

Let's talk about what motivates a team and makes people happy in IT.
1) Who are IT sales managers and why do they earn good money? Donor companies for cheap and expensive sales managers. The problems that sales managers face and why they leave companies.

2) Sales can be agile: the first delusion

3) Every sales manager needs money: the second delusion

4) A sales manager is not burned out and can work: the third delusion

5) How to evaluate your sales managers? Top qualities of a sales manager that help to reach a sophisticated customer. How can they be determined at the interview, or at the planned assessment?
How to create a team of key business employees for the development of an innovative product and not lose a family-type culture.

1) Gurtam experience: how we launched a new product, but avoided creating a privileged team.
2) What price the companies can pay for ambitious goals if they do not rely on people.
3) Why the success of the сhanges introduction is in consistency and details. What changes scenario we have chosen.
4) Why openness and information management is our everything.
Telematics is the Internet of things without hype

1) Why does Flespi do what is difficult?
2) The principles of Flespi, ensuring maximum product quality and minimum team size.
3) What problems of the industry does Flespi solve and why do we have no competitors?
4) Does anyone really use it? Cows and not only. Several real cases.
5) Will it be enough for everyone? Where is the benefit for a client and for Flespi?
6) The future of Flespi - evolution or revolution?

1) What have artificial intelligence technologies achieved today?
2) How do companies use AI technologies for business tasks?
3) Will we all be jobless soon and what to be prepared for in 10 years?
4) How Workfusion solves current problems with the help of AI or on the verge of 3.0. infrastructure.
How in one year time to make the way from a startup with zero visibility to a company that everyone knows as a prestigious employer in the IT field. A story of Gismart's rapid growth with practical advice for those who need to put a strong team together.
In many cases, companies that decided to step on the path of Agile transformation face the need to rebuild the processes of budgeting, cost accounting, procurement and contracting.

A classic annual budgeting does not allow you to quickly manage priorities. Traditional models of risk and responsibility sharing through a detailed description of the result and timing of the "Fixed Price" do not allow flexibility to change the scope of work.

The Time and Materials model requires a high level of initial trust between the contractor and the customer, and that is not so easy to achieve. Lengthy negotiations on the contract terms reduce a Time to Market indicator.

How not to make financial and legal issues an obstacle for work in Agile, and at the same time not to lose control over risks?
1) The economic model of cryptocurrency exchange

2) Proper marketing, how to get liquidity and trading volumes?

3) Exchange software - a ready-made solution or need to develop yourself?

4) Enabling payment systems, cryptocurrency processing

5) Learn from other people's mistakes

Such a small country and so much noise. A small nation that is almost everywhere.

How has Israel turned from a desert into a blooming hi-tech where most of the global corporations have their offices? An economic miracle? Or is it a far-reaching strategy?

Yonatan Levin will tell how it turned out that such a small country has brought up so many entrepreneurs.
How can businesses use business-oriented initiatives of a state with tangible benefits?

What can be done for business by a state without additional state spending and what should not the state do?

What should businesses do to make state initiatives more effective?
This talk is not about the level of teams or the use of visual boards and tickets. We will talk about the software and portfolio level, value streaming, scaling, change management and transformation.

In this talk, Anton will dwell on the Agile transformation at one of the largest banks using STATIK from the Kanban Method, on how SAFe over time evolved into the Kanban Method, as well as on Enterprise Service Planning and how to have a dinner for 200+ people in 28 minutes, using the simplest element from Kanban.
I'll start with a brief introduction to Integral Agile Transformation Framework (developed by Michael Spide and his colleagues at the Agile Coaching Institute) that builds on an integral approach (developed over the past 25 years by Ken Wilber and thousands of integrated practitioners around the world), and is designed specifically for organizational transformations and agile coaching.

We look at quadrants and perspectives: internal and external perspectives + individual and collective points of view give us a 2x2 matrix. I will also briefly describe what these quadrants are in the universe of flexible methods. And from there I will start sharing my view and experience with the practical everyday use of these ideas.

How this structure can help you as a scrum master during a retrospective, for example. How this can help you as a product owner in sorting a product logbook. How this can help you as a department manager to make changes in your unit.
Many companies make a consistent mistake of a survivor when they try to transform into the image of other successful companies, introducing flexible and thrifty approaches according to the book, without taking into account their specificity and context.

I will tell the story of a company that tried to become less flexible in order to achieve a number of strategic goals ... and what it led to. We are inspired by the success of others, we learn from others' mistakes.
The talk is about unit economics and metrics that are important for a SaaS start-up at Series B: what to measure, how to do it and what industry benchmarks there are in the Silicon Valley.
Why a product is not everything.
What a startup shouldn't do.
What the buyer is afraid of and what exactly he buys.
Why all the work just begins when you are ready to be sold.
COOs work tricks - collect stones where you haven't left them.
Entrepreneur First Accelerator in London: what is expected from founders in terms of idea?. What is it like to start up with a stranger?
Does a startup need an accelerator at all?
At an early stage investing is primarily in people: the role of the university and famous brands in CVs.
The paradigm shift in the worldview of an engineer who suddenly becomes a founder and CTO. What happens if CTO is a science man with a PhD?
To what stage do you need to develop an idea to raise a preseed/seed round?
Questions VC usually ask founders: the problem, the solution, the traction, the team
The scientific component in the technology startup, the role of intellectual property.
The difference in the mentality of the VC in the UK and in the United States.
What to pay attention to in term sheet, so that not to get into an unpleasant story?
What to read about the world of VC: books, podcasts, courses, channels, people.
• What is the "hygienic minimum" that investors demand today
• Why before the Decree Belarusian startups could not comply with it?
• How startups got away with it earlier and to what extent the Decree makes life easier now
• How to sell your startup to an IT giant? Investors' opinions.
• Marketing or a product?
• Specificities of ICO-marketing
• How has ICO market been changing?
• Sandglasses of ICO-marketing
• Channels and tools
• Post-ICO marketing
• Do not make your own cryptocurrency! An Ethereum-based token can be written in 20 minutes. I am not kidding.
• If you finally decided to do it: how many programmers you need to screw in a lightbulb to write a cryptocurrency from scratch?
• What are the components of cryptocurrency? What infrastructure is needed?
• Best industry practices: just use them and you will be better than 95% of your competitors.
• Investments: technical details of working with money
• Customers: how to take into account users behavior during ICO
• External dependencies: what to consider when integrating third-party solutions
• Project architecture: more is better than less
• Force-majeure: hackers, scammers, fishing and DDOS - be ready!
• What can be done with cryptocurrency and what factors do we look at?
• Unique features of the crypto regulation in Belarus
• Cryptobusiness in Belarus: who can work and what restrictions there are.
• Are banks ready for cryptooperations? Our experiment
• What to expect tomorrow? World best practices
The panel participants will discuss risks from the perspective of different crypto-world actors: investors and users, founders of crypto-businesses and the state.

Technical risks:
• Software bugs
• Insecure information storage
• Vulnerability to cyber attacks

Economic and organizational risks:
• Loss of customer funds
• Misuse of customer funds
• Misappropriation of funds by staff
• "Game" against customers

Legal risks:
• Non-compliance with FATF recommendations
• Violation of the law on personal data
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