Civic Tech Summit 2018
See you in 2019
Let's be honest:
in 2018, you can't
make any real
impact without tech.
With robots as citizens, tons of open government data and fingerprints as IDs, tech is the way to foster the breakthrough ideas for public good. We talk about civic tech.

Civic tech projects are built on the synergy between civic society leaders, government, IT talents and business. They aim to tackle the issues we all know so well: from inefficient public services to bad roads and muddy procurement schemes. Civic tech is no beaten track, so there is plenty of place for pioneers, creators and skeptics.

For the first time in CEE, government officials, NGOs, startups and businesses are coming together
to Civic Tech Summit to explore the opportunities and challenges in civic tech.
Civic Tech Summit will discuss
Civic tech startups
Key success and failure stories
Dos and donts in boosting civic tech ecosystem
How can NGOs digitalize what they do
Why co-lead the changes in the society
Civic Tech Summit is for
Non-governmental organizations, startups, government decision-makers, international organizations, investment funds and media, eager to explore the civic tech landscape of Ukraine and CEE
Meet Our Speakers
Denis Gursky
Head of Board,
Marcus Brand
Democratic Governance Advisor and Team Leader,
UNDP Ukraine
Justyna Orłowska
Head of the GovTech Poland Programme
Nino Macharashvili
Kateryna Onyiliogwu
Open Data Team Lead for Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS),
Eurasia Foundation
Dmitri Romanovski

Civic Tech Expert
Ira Slavinska
Founder and CEO,
Jane Klepa
Executive Director,
1991 Open Data Incubator
Oleksandr Starodubtsev
ProZorro coordinator
Nadiia Babynska Virna
OpenUp Ukraine Initiative
Christi Anne Hofland
Lesia Chmil
Deputy Chief of Party,
Vasyl Nazaruk
Impact Investing Program Manager,
Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Vita Dumanska
Coordinator of CHESNO,
NGO Centre UA
Anastasia Sylenok
Executive Director,
1991 Civic Tech Center
Dan Matsui
Viktor Gursky
Executive Director,
Olesya Zaluska
Project navigator,
Export Strategy of Ukraine
Iryna Solovey
Big Idea
Inna Pidluska
Deputy Executive Director,
International Renaissance Foundation
Olga Afanasyeva
Executive Director,
Igor Rusnak
Strategic and Development Officer,
OTP Bank Ukraine
Mari Pedak
Senior Consultant,
e-Governance Academy
Yulia Tychkivska
Executive Director,
The Aspen Institute Kyiv
Anatoliy Bondarenko
Valeriy Bakal
Deputy Head,
State Agency for E-Governance of Ukraine
Oleg Shymanskyi
Former Director of Communications for the Minister of Economy Aivaras Abromavicius and a Team Lead for Communications reform at Ukrainian Parliament.
Ievgen Vladimirov
General Manager, Industry Center for Digitalization and Cybersecurity, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Civic Tech Summit Program
09:00 – 09:45
09:00 – 09:45
Registration. Welcome Coffee
09:45 – 10:00
09:45 – 10:00
Grand Opening. Welcome speech
Denis Gursky, SocialBoost
10:00 – 10:30
10:00 – 10:30
Keynote: Can civic tech boost citizen engagement for achieving SDGs?
Marcus Brand, UNDP Ukraine
10:40 – 11:10
10:40 – 11:10
Panel Discussion: When Impact Investing meets Democracy
Moderator: Olga Afanasyeva, UVCA
Vasyl Nazaruk, Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Inna Pidluska, IRF
Yulia Tychkivska, Aspen Institute
11:10 – 11:30
11:10 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00
11:30 – 12:00
Panel Discussion: CEE as a streamline for civic tech
Moderator: Christi Ann Hofland, America House
Nino Macharashvili, DataFest
Jane Klepa, 1991 Open Data Incubator
Dmitri Romanovski, Civic Tech Activist
12:00 – 12:30
12:00 – 12:30
Panel Discussion: Civic tech as a support for the government
Moderator: Olesya Zaluska, Export Strategy of Ukraine
Justyna Orłowska, Govtech Poland
Dan Matsui, SoE eHealth
Mari Pedak, e-Governance Academy
12:30 – 13:00
12:30 – 13:00
Keynote: Impact tech where you can
Denis Gursky, SocialBoost
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30
14:00 – 14:30
Fireside chat
Interviewer: Oleg Shymanskyi
Ievgen Vladimirov, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
14:40 – 15:10
14:40 – 15:10
Panel Discussion: Data Fuel w/ government data
Moderator: Nadia Babynska Virna, OpenUp Ukraine Initiative
Kateryna Oniliogwu, TAPAS
Anatoliy Bondarenko,
Igor Rusnak, OTP Bank Ukraine
Valeriy Bakal, State Agency for Electronic Government of Ukraine
15:20 – 15:40
15:20 – 15:40
Coffee Break
15:50 – 16:20
15:50 – 16:20
Panel Discussion: Technology for Democracy
Moderator: Dmitri Romanovski, Civic Tech Activist
Oleksandr Starodubtsev, ProZorro coordinator
Vita Dumanska, CHESNO
Lesya Chmil, USAID TAPAS
16:30 – 17:30
16:30 – 17:30
Presentation shootout: Social change drivers
Ira Slavinska,
Viktor Gursky, SocialBoost
Iryna Solovey, Big Idea
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
See you in 2019
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About the venue
1991 Civic Tech Center is the first civic tech hub in the CEE region. It is a 360 sq. meters community space, which now unites over 50 dedicated civic tech teams and inspires the collaboration between NGOs, IT, businesses and government. Since its opening last year, 1991 Civic Tech Center has held over 100 niche events to benefit the community. Hub was launched thanks to a $480,000 grant from Luminate, the philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
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+38 (073) 1991 91 0
Parus BC, 2 Mechnykova Street, Kyiv, Ukraine