Oleksandr Krakovetskyi

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Bio

I am CEO of DevRain Solutions, IT company from Ukraine. We are good in creating web, cloud, mobile and artificial intelligence solutions. In 2013 company was awarded as "Lead partner in creating mobile solutions on Windows Phone 8 platform" by Microsoft Ukraine.

I am a Microsoft Regional Director and [Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Most Valuable Professional](https://mvp.microsoft.com/en- us/PublicProfile/4032160) (previously - ASP.NET/IIS, Windows Phone, Windows Platform Development). Also I was Telerik Developer Expert for several years and have got "The Best Professional in Software Architecture" Ukrainian IT award.

I am CTO of DonorUA - automated blood donors recruitment system. We were the best in [Stockholm Startup Weekend: Social Innovation](http://www.kyivpost.com/article/content/technology/ukrainian-tech- startup-aims-to-encourage-blood-donation-412073.html), [IDCEE Hackathon](http://idcee.org/news/idcee-social-entrepreneurship-hackathon- winner-donorua-has-launched/), "Ukraine is looking for startups" and other startup competitions. We connected thousands of blood donors, recipients, blood centers and business.

I am PhD. in Computer Science. My work was connected with Data Mining, information search, NER/NLP problems. Published 20 science articles and one book.

I founded my first User Group in 2005. It was Microsoft .NET User Group Vinnytsia. After that I founded "Windows Phone 7 Rocks!" and "AppClub { build, monetize }" communities.

Open Data expert in Ukrainian state agency of e-government, community lead in Kyiv Smart City initiative, ex-coordinator of EGAP Challenge (contest for e-demIT startups), mentor of 1991 Open Data Incubator, Apps4Cities, EGAP Challenge etc.

Spotlight

My company, DevRain Solutions, and I noticed a growing interest from our customers needing to extend their presence on different devices and platforms , whether they be Windows, iOS, Android, or XBOX One. Previously we used native tools and various ecosystems to build all these applications. Starting as a one-platform development company, we transitioned to Xamarin which allowed us quickly extend the number of platforms, significantly optimize the development process, and decrease the average time to market for our products and solutions.

We have successfully implemented many solutions for several companies in the communication, healthcare, entertainment, and technology industries - including solutions on Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Azure Cognitive Services, Bot Framework, ASP.NET MVC and Xamarin. For example, I built an intelligent search system for blood donors in Ukraine. With this cloud and chatbot-based solution, the average time of identifying blood donors was decreased from 3-4 days to mere hours.

I can provide more accurate vision and technical details to my customers, governmental institutions, and community thanks to the two-directional communication with Microsoft visionaries and access to resources and tutorials provided by the Regional Director Program.