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IT Ukraine Association chief awarded BCS Fellowship, for leading wartime growth

The IT Ukraine Association’s Executive Director has been awarded Fellowship of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in recognition of his promotion of the country’s tech industry.

IT Ukraine Association chief awarded BCS Fellowship, for leading wartime growth

The IT Ukraine Association’s Executive Director has been awarded Fellowship of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in recognition of his promotion of the country’s tech industry.

Konstantin Vasyuk has produced research and created relationships across the world - helping the country’s IT industry to thrive, support the war effort and create new international business.

The latest figures from the IT Ukraine Association shows their tech sector continuing to grow and maintain its position as a major IT powerhouse in Europe.

Despite the conflict, the country’s computer services industry generated US$5.5 billion in exports so far this year, up by almost 13 per cent on the previous year, with exports to the UK second after the USA. Overall, the industry’s turnover was US$6.8 billion in 2021.

Vasyuk, whose organisation represents 80,000 IT professionals, recently said:

“I am honoured to receive the Fellowship, on behalf of Ukrainian technologists. My deep appreciation goes to BCS for this award. 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.

"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. The IT Ukraine Association will continue its activities in the UK and together with our partners, create new business opportunities for Ukrainian tech companies in both European and global markets.”

BCS Fellows are among some of the most influential figures in the sector, ranging from NHS Chief Information Officers, to industry leaders, to Computer Science professors.

Tireless Ambassador

The IT Ukraine Association and BCS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which made a commitment to using IT to create peaceful, prosperous societies.

Rashik Parmar MBE, Group Chief Executive of BCS, who presented the Fellowship at this year’s UK IT Awards, recently said:

“Konstantin Vasyuk is a committed and tireless ambassador for the role of IT in making the world a better place and we are delighted to grant him a BCS Fellowship which recognises his outstanding contribution to the IT industry.”

“Konstantin and his team at IT Ukraine Association continue to promote the work of their members, despite the horrific circumstances of the war - making the point that they are very much open for business on the global stage – thanks to the strength and courage of Ukraine’s IT industry.”

 

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Original article link: https://www.bcs.org/articles-opinion-and-research/it-ukraine-association-chief-awarded-bcs-fellowship-for-leading-wartime-growth/

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