Serhiy Tokarev, co-founder of Roosh and a prominent IT investor, shared his vision of the future of the Ukrainian IT industry after the end of hostilities. In an interview, he expressed confidence in Ukraine’s potential but did not shy away from the real difficulties that may arise.
“We have a unique opportunity after the victory,” Tokarev noted. He emphasized that the experience and skills of tens of thousands of IT specialists who grew up during the war will be an important asset for the country in the post-crisis period.
However, challenges are also the focus of Tokarev’s attention. He emphasized that attracting investment becomes a difficult task in conditions of military conflict. Foreign investors are eager to move key teams to more stable regions, fearing increased risks associated with the operations and well-being of companies in a wartime environment. In addition, Tokarev emphasized that war affects productivity, especially in conditions of energy outages.
Given the uncertainty that characterizes military events, predicting the future of the Ukrainian IT industry is a challenging task. However, some trends noticed by Serhiy Tokarev suggest possible scenarios for the development of the industry.
In addition to internal dynamics, there is a noticeable return of people to Ukraine, especially to the capital. Tokarev emphasizes that this phenomenon is observed even during periods of minimal threat of attack. It is interesting to note that not only those who left the country during the war are returning, but also those who emigrated in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Serhiy Tokarev shares his opinion that after the end of the war, the number of those who want to return to Ukraine will increase significantly. These will be not only potential specialists, but also people who are ready to actively participate in the restoration of the country’s economy, as evidenced by their current financial and resource contributions.
In the future after the victory, Serhiy Tokarev shares his vision of what changes can happen in the Ukrainian IT industry. In his opinion, Ukraine has unique opportunities associated with the influx of foreign specialists.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Ukraine to attract the experience of thousands of smart and talented people who strive to contribute to the development of the country,” notes Tokarev. He emphasizes that in the post-crisis period, the country can become a center of gravity for global technology leaders.
Serhiy Tokarev analyzed the prospects for the development of the Ukrainian IT industry in the context of the end of hostilities. In his opinion, cooperation and assistance to Ukraine will become the main trends, attracting the attention of world IT leaders.
“After the war, the Ukrainian IT industry will have a chance for active cooperation with global players,” notes Serhiy Tokarev. This, he believes, will play a positive role in stimulating the growth of technology companies in the country. He also highlights the importance of strengthening collaboration between the IT sector and government, especially in the areas of military technology and artificial intelligence.
According to forecasts, Ukrainian IT specialists with outstanding skills will prove to be highly competitive in the global labor market. At a time of shortage of highly qualified engineers and product managers, as noted in his analysis, Ukrainian specialists will be able to successfully fill in-demand positions outside the country, raising Ukraine’s image as a key supplier of IT talent.