Post release 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Retail, Industry, Finance, Robotics and Space. Results of the Third AI Conference Kyiv

The third AI Conference Kyiv dedicated to the prospects for the development of artificial intelligence in Ukraine and the benefits of its application in business took place on September 21.

The event was attended by business pros, IT specialists, developers, operational top managers, marketers and many others. The speakers talked about the capabilities of AI, shared their experience and revealed the cases of successful Ukrainian and foreign companies implementing technologies in various business processes.

In the demo zone of the event, guests could discover the services of the IT distribution company SOFTICO and EnglishDom online school of English.

The conference was supported by the General HR Partner and the Official Bank Partner Ukrgasbank.

What was discussed at the event

22 experts spoke at AI Conference Kyiv 2021. The event was moderated by Anastasia Sylenok, co-founder of the innovative company Digitizing.Space.

Oleksandr Krakovetskyi, co-founder and Head of DevRain, spoke about why the creation of a data strategy is important for companies. He revealed the main business challenges that can be achieved with a data strategy. They include working with customer reviews and determining the most effective promotion channels. The speaker also presented the company's path to the introduction of AI.

Anton Trubnikov, President at Litslink software development company spoke on the topic “AI in superposition X”. In his opinion, the introduction of tools from BigTech companies is the fastest way to really help a business. He analyzed current trends in AI and shared the idea that AI + Human is much more powerful than AI itself.

Oleksiy Shcherbatenko, a Business Development Partner at IT-Enterprise focused on the features of the fourth industrial revolution. He described the areas of work of his company, analyzed the cases of using artificial intelligence to ensure the accounting of products on the conveyor and identify problems at the enterprise at early stages.

The founder of the online grocery supermarket Foodex24 Vladyslav Savchenko shared his experience of using modern technologies in supply chain management. He presented a report on the example of his own company. The speaker talked about the chain of movement of products from the supplier to the end consumer, analyzed the situation in which it became necessary to introduce SCM-type automation at the enterprise. According to the expert, this step has reduced the share of warehouse costs in the order from 38 to 14.8%.

Kostyantyn Andrusenko, Head of Operations and Product Development at FinAdviser raised the issue of the opportunities that AI opens up for companies from the financial sector. He began by describing the problems of banks in interaction with customers and shared how FinAdviser service solves them. According to the speaker, the algorithm takes into account the behavior of similar users, analyzes more than 60 product components without personal interest and selects a loan. As a result: the customer receives a relevant recommendation, and the bank receives a loyal customer with the prospect of long-term cooperation.

The use of AI in cybersecurity was discussed in the report of Mykhaylo Chaykin, consultant and Business Development Manager in the field of information technology and information security at EY Ukraine. He gave examples showing the importance of digital security, discussed the benefits of AI adoption, and listed the uses of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity.

The most anticipated speech at the conference was a report by Pavlo Tanasiuk, CEO and founder of the British company Spacebit, which develops space robotics technologies for lunar and planetary missions. He described space microrobotics as a unique innovation in space exploration. As an example, he cited the development of his own company – the smallest and first lunar rover on ASAGUMO legs. Pavlo spoke about the first-ever British mission to the Moon and its tasks, as well as about preparations for the Ukrainian mission, which will take place in 2022.

The conference also featured:

  • Maryna Voloshyna, Head of CRM at METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine;

  • Volodymyr Kuchkanov – Lead Product Manager at Competera;

  • Oleksandr Fedotov, Business Development Director at Olshansky & Partners.

They talked about the difficulties of digitalization in big business, automation of processes in retail and the use of chat bots in modern marketing.

Panel discussions at the event

The conference presented two panel discussions. The first one was dedicated to the analysis of the concept of the development of artificial intelligence in Ukraine. The participants:

  • Dmytro Nikandrov – Vice President of Engineering at Binaryx;

  • Kateryna Dubas – Head of GDPR practice at Legal IT Group;

  • Danylo Tsvok – Director IP Relations Development at Ukrpatent;

  • Anton Trubnikov – President at Litslink.

The discussion was moderated by Olha Kravtsova – co-founder of AI ​​Development Association.

Experts analyzed the concept adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers in December 2020 and a roadmap for its implementation. They discussed the goals and objectives of the development of AI technologies in Ukraine, as well as the consequences of the changes for the transformation of the economy, labor market and society.

Topic of the second discussion: “AI – the best tool for improving business efficiency”. It was moderated by Daryna Kusherets – Rector of the University of AI and Digitalization.

The participants:

  • Maryna Khmara – AI development futurologist;

  • Dmytro Levin – Head of Industrial Digitalization Business at INTEC;

  • Nataliia Rzhevska – Co-founder and IT Director at VideoWiki;

  • Mykhailo Koltsov – Head Of Training Department at YouControl;

  • Dmytro Samoyliuk – digital marketing expert, CEO at Zeely;

  • Volodymyr Zubchenko – Director of the Business School at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

During the discussion, experts introduced a new term – Artificial Business Intelligence (ABI). They provided a chart of ABI talent engagement by sectors. As it turned out, the sphere of technology takes up almost half – 44% of the chart. Other categories included financial services (14%), consulting (8%), retail (5%), science (2%), gambling (1%), government (1%). The ABI startups include the leading spheres – health, finance and media.

Smile-Expo would lie to thank all speakers, exhibitors, partners and guests of the event. Looking forward to seeing you at the next events!