This week on Tech Brains Talk, Flavilla is joined by Andrew Wrobel. They discuss how the Russia invasion in Ukraine has affected IT businesses still in the country, the business opportunities in Eastern Europe, Africa and India and how you can access them.
- Andrew Wrobel is the Founding Partner of Emerging Europe, a London-based growth hub, and the leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates community, a part of the Global Tech Advocates network. Trained as a journalist, he specialises in site selection, foreign direct investment, sourcing, technology and innovation, nation branding, and cross-cultural communications.
- Andrew runs Emerging Europe’s research and consultancy teams and co-authors the organisation’s flagship annual reports: the Future of IT, the Investment Promotion Report, the Business-Friendly City Perception Index. He is a juror at various international business-related competitions, a location promotion trainer and a media commentator. He has authored and contributed to a number of international business, investment and trade-related publications.
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Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.