Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation
Oleksandr (Alex) Bornyakov is a Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine on IT industry development. His main goal in this position is to turn Ukraine into the largest IT Hub in European. Among Alex’s projects is the introduction of a unique tax and legal space for the IT industry Diia.City. It combines favorable tax conditions with effective tools that allow companies to build a transparent corporate structure, attract foreign investment, and use additional mechanisms to protect intangible assets. Alex also places a great deal of emphasis on developing the Ukrainian startup ecosystem, as he aims to bring Ukraine to the TOP-5 countries with the highest number of startups per capita in Europe. As part of the support initiatives in this area, The IT Generation project was launched. It offers free training in IT specialties for switchers. Alex has an MBA (University of New Brunswick), an MPA (Columbia University) and more than ten years of experience in IT management. He founded and managed a number of successful companies and startup incubators, including the American video monetization platform Adtelligent and the outsourcing company Intersog, which was included in the TOP-5 App Developers in Chicago according to Clutch. In 2015, he became Best CEO / COO - IT BIZ AWARDS 2015, and in 2016 he was included in the ranking of 25 trailblazing business leaders in Ukraine.