In this episode of The Index, host Alex Kehaya speaks with Alex Bornyakov, Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Digital transformation for IT development and the head of the Diia city project. Bornyakov has co-founded various tech projects, including Adtelligent and a Ukrainian crypto platform, Kona.
Over the years, Alex Borynakov has been featured in various technology publications, including Martech Today, Business2Community, and Forbes magazine. Furthermore, in 2016, Alex Bornyakov was recognized among the top 25 Trailblazing Business Leaders by KyivPost.
Alex Bornyakov's love for computers triggered his career path in technology. In his early days in tech in 2007, he started a software outsourcing business, which was later sold; after which, he built a digital media company.
Alex Bornyakov united with Kuna Exchange, Everstake to build a DAO Project called Aid for Ukraine during the outset of the Russian invasion. The Aid for Ukraine project is intended to support the citizens of Ukraine and has raised over $60 million through the blockchain community.
Diia City Project the Tech Game Changer
In February 2022, the Ukrainian government introduced a unique tax and legal space for the IT sector.
The Diia.City project intends to position Ukraine as a country known for tech startups and IT companies. Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in a conference, stated that the project is set to become the most prominent IT hub in Europe.
Moreover, the project is designed to set Ukraine as one of Europe's best legal & tax systems while promoting the country's crypto culture—currently, the Diia.City project has over 370 companies as Diia.City residents, including international and Ukrainian companies.
Diia is another all-Ukrainian state initiative to form an innovative bridge between the Ukrainian government and its citizens and businesses through a single digital public portal. In addition, users can access a list of digital documents using the project's mobile application.
With the Diia, Ukraine became the first country in the world to create a digital ID that is a complete analog to a standard document and the fourth in Europe to develop a digital driver's license. In addition, the project gives entrepreneurs access to register a business in Ukraine in less than 15 minutes and a limited liability organization in 30 minutes.
To learn more about Alex Bornyakov, his driving force as a tech entrepreneur, and his commitments and views towards the Ukraine/ Russian war, listen to Alex Kehaya’s interview with Alex Bornyakov. The podcast is available for download via Apple, Spotify, and other major streaming platforms.
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