This conference includes eight main streams with specific reports from professional speakers in different fields. All the reports take place simultaneously in several halls. After the official opening on the main stage, reports continue throughout the whole day, no breaks in the schedule. This year there are following streams in the schedule:
Internet-Business, Startups, Advertising&Promotion, Internet Technologies, Edtech of the Future, Innovations, Blockchain, Digital Fun, CRM.
There is an Exhibition zone – that is the place between the halls, where IT-companies present their promo stands. Also, there is an exclusive territory named “The City of the Future”. You will be able to observe modern technological products with your own eyes, talk to its creators, and get new unique experience.
Ukrainian forum for Internet professionals is a social movement created by a group of enthusiasts. It is dedicated to the problems of development of the Internet, and covers the entire spectrum of related issues. Initially, the idea was that iForum would gather all the Internet professionals of the country together in one place for a cup of delicious coffee. In 2009 the idea was so urgent that more than 1,000 people visited our event.
This is the main Stream for all who are engaged in building businesses on the Internet and mobile environment.
Our priority: e-commerce, self-service systems, access to Digital markets, the main trends in the development of information technologies; how the blockchain, VR, robots, and drones change the architecture of real business and why real businesses need to focus on Digital Trends.
Topic: «Go global or die!».
Stream “Startups”, as well as last year, will include 20-minutes reports, each considering most important issues for entrepreneurs. We’ll discuss following topics:
Ukrainian companies increase their advertising budgets on Digital instruments by 40% per year on average. Today, advertisers spend more on online advertising in Ukraine than on radio, press and outdoor advertising together. The reason is apparent: it gives covering, measurability, and efficiency.
The problem of rapid growth in the market of digital marketing: the existing tools of Internet-marketing are updated continuously, and new ones appear all the time. This happens so quickly that specialists do not have time to learn and implement this tools.
At iForum 2018, we will take a closer look at all the relevant Internet marketing tools and talk about the critical trends of Digital development for business.
The main blocks in the program of the flow “Advertising and Promotion”:
Visit the Internet Technologies Stream to learn the latest news and trends in software development, web services construction and DevOps processes.
This year, again, we will spend a lot of time discussing the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in the development of software.
We will try to discuss topics related to blockchain and smart contracts programming.
Also, as our good old tradition goes, we will review the current situation in the front-end development world: what platforms and frameworks are the most popular or getting more popular lately, and for which products it will be difficult for you to find new developers.
Education crisis exists not only in Ukraine but all over the world. Despite vigorous attempts to implement changes and new technologies in this sector, it is impossible to figure out which model will prevail in the future. In this stream we will talk about the latest approaches in personal and public education, about evolution of educational organizations and institutions.
«The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn» – The famous quotation of Alvin Toffler today is as relevant as ever. There is less than a year since the iForum 2017, but the world of innovations has already changed dramatically. The team of SingularityU Kyiv will show you the latest innovations in the exponential technologies in an entirely new format.
Marketers believe that existing loyal customers bring businesses up to 80% of all profit. How to deal with existing customers and cherish them, which benefits to provide and how to keep them – let’s talk about this in our stream.
Main subjects for discussion: how to choose the right accounting system of customer relations management (CRM); how to make sure that your client would stay with you forever.
It’s hard to say – whether digital technology is moving forward the entertainment industry or vice versa. But it is quite clear that over the past 20 years, and at least as many years so far, they will be inextricably linked.
For the first time at the conference, we decided to collect everything that relates to the entertainment industry in one particular stream – Digital FUN. YouTube and streamers, online cinemas and radio stations, e-sports and video games.
The entertainment industry has one significant feature that distinguishes it from other areas of human activity. Which one? Find out at the Digital FUN.
This year is definitely the year of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. There is a lot of noise, but
there is no much of the real expertise. On iForum we will fix it. This Stream will consist of 3 parts:
There are products in which the blockchain gives a real advantage, and there are those where
this technology is far-fetched, makes it more complicated to develop and use the product. We’ll
try to figure out where the blockchain technology is applicable.
The role of cryptocurrencies in the modern economy. The use of cryptocurrencies for payment
transactions. Cryptocurrencies as a tool for savings and investment. In this section, we will also
discuss trading and mining.
A new tool for raising capital, which in 2017 experienced explosive growth. We’ll talk about the
possibilities of ICO and the risks it brings to projects. Let’s talk about the experience of Ukrainian
projects. And, of course, we can not avoid a glance from investors who invest in such projects.