The Digital Imperative to Prevail, Rebuild and Thrive

Adapting and innovating in a digital world is a not always a top priority for organizations around the world. For countries like Ukraine, it is an absolute necessity in order to prevail and prepare a sustainable future. We are bringing together Ukrainian officials and entrepreneurs with Haas faculty and fellows to present how transformation challenges can be tackled with impact.

Join us for an exclusive afternoon conference and cocktail to learn about research on the future of work, open innovation, about case studies on the “Army of Drones”, Ukrainian deep tech and cyber defense, lessons learned on entrepreneurship and hackathon at country-scale. See how digital transformation is essential to prepare Ukraine’s future.

With participation of: Olesya Zaluska (USAID CEP Director), Sohyeong Kim (Executive Director of Food Design Research at Stanford University), Julia Berezovska (President of the Ukranian Club of Berkeley), Bowman Heiden (Executive Director at Tusher Initiative for Management of Intellectual Capital), Svitlana Kostenko (President of Soborna Ukraine) and Ihor Markevych (Government Ukrainian Startup Fund, Head of startup programs).

The Berkeley-Ukraine Conference will be held online and in-person at Spieker Forum (Chou Hall, 6th Floor) at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2:00pm-6:00pm after the Fisher Center Summit & World Business Analytics Awards.


Olesya Zaluska - Ukraine

USAID CEP Director

Sohyeong Kim

Executive Director of Food Design Research at Stanford University

Julia Berezovska

President of The Ukrainian Club of Berkeley

Bowman Heiden

Executive Director at Tusher Initiative for Management of Intellectual Capital

Svitlana Kostenko

President at Soborna Ukraine

Ihor Markevych - Ukraine

Government Ukrainian Startup Fund, Head of startup programs

Phillip Denny

Director, Big Ideas Contest, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Marianna Bonechi

Founder and Managing Partner of Slava Ventures

Media Partner

The Ukrainian Club of Berkeley

The Ukrainian Club of Berkeley is at the forefront of uniting members of the UC Berkeley community who stand with Ukraine and want to learn more about Ukraine, its history, and culture or who identify as Ukrainian

Our mission is to go beyond ourselves in bringing and uniting the world’s best minds around Ukraine, protecting the Ukrainian identity, people, culture, and history, reimagining and rebuilding Ukraine, and enriching the world through the Ukrainian perspective and experience.

In The News

Congratulations to Oleksandra Matviichuk, head of Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, October 7, 2022.