Konstantin Vasyuk awarded BCS Fellowship for leading wartime growth of Ukraine's tech industry

IT Ukraine Association Chief, BCS Fellowship

The IT Ukraine Association’s Executive Director has been awarded Fellowship of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the country’s tech industry during the ongoing difficulties they currently face.

Konstantin Vasyuk has conducted research and created relationships across the world - helping the country’s technology industry to thrive, support the war effort and create new international business.

Latest figures from the IT Ukraine Association demonstrates continual growth of their IT sector, maintaining its position as a major technology powerhouse in Europe despite the conflict the country is currently facing.

Ukraine’s IT industry generated US$5.5 billion in exports so far this year, almost a 13 per cent increase on the previous year, with exports to the UK second after the USA. Overall, the industry’s turnover was US$6.8 billion in 2021.

Vasyuk said: “I am honoured to receive the Fellowship, on behalf of Ukrainian technologists. My deep appreciation goes to BCS for this award. Ukrainian tech remains attractive and competitive in the global market.

Despite all the threats, we are ambitious to scale up the Ukrainian IT industry, transforming risks and challenges into opportunities.

"Since the war started, we have demonstrated the sustainability and flexibility of Ukrainian tech. We have provided uninterrupted service to our customers and also gained unique expertise in military, unmanned tech and cybersecurity. The IT Ukraine Association will continue its activities in the UK and together with our partners, create new business opportunities for Ukrainian tech companies in both European and global markets.”

The IT Ukraine Association and BCS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which made a commitment to using IT to create peaceful, prosperous societies.

Rashik Parmar MBE, Group Chief Executive of BCS, who presented the Fellowship at this year’s UK IT Awards, said: “Konstantin Vasyuk is a committed and tireless ambassador for the role of IT in making the world a better place and we are delighted to grant him a BCS Fellowship which recognises his outstanding contribution to the IT industry.”

“Konstantin and his team at IT Ukraine Association continue to promote the work of their members, despite the horrific circumstances of the war - making the point that they are very much open for business on the global stage - thanks to the strength and courage of Ukraine’s IT industry.”