First meeting of the European Business Association IT Committee was held on October 18. Committee was comprised by IT services representatives of the EBA members. Questions that were discussed included situation in high tech business as well as mission and objectives of IT Committee meetings.
In his introductory speech, EBA Director greeted IT Committee emergence, stressing importance of stabilizing IT market and Programming in Ukraine. One of the EBA IT Committee founders, “Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative” coordinator, Victor Maznyuk, informed all participants of the goals, objectives and concept of the Committee meetings.
Immediate attention of the participants – managers of EBA members’ IT departments – was attracted by the report of Microsoft Ukraine representative Eugene Sozans’ky about Microsoft initiatives in development of legal software market in Ukraine. All who were present came to a unanimous agreement that such meetings were useful and decided to hold EBA IT Committee meetings once a month.
Theme of the next meeting is “Capabilities and limitations of employment Open Source solutions into business.”
European Business Association (http://www.eba.com.ua) was founded in 1999 as a forum for discussions and solving issues that business owners in Ukraine come across. Nowadays EBA unites over 275 European companies offering them collective protection, regular information support about everything that affects leading a business in Ukraine, opportunities to participate in decision making on the level of European Union through close business relations with European Committee and Kiev Embassies of the European Union countries.