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UKRAINIAN IT INDUSTRY: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain


Written by Bohdan KupychSource Business Ukraine
Returning IT entrepreneurs can help Ukraine to upgrade from breadbasket to brainbasket.
In February 1992 my former employer, Digital Equipment of Canada, moved me to Kyiv to develop its IT business from scratch. At the time, DEC was the No. 2 global IT company. Prior to my arrival, the transfer of sophisticated technology was prohibited due to strict Cold War export restrictions. Regulations were relaxed after the Soviet Union collapsed. Even then, in 1991, everyone talked about Ukraine’s IT potential. Twenty-five years have passed and Ukraine’s economy continues to struggle along, taking several steps forward …read more

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