On December 8, 2016 – 5 years ago, the Intetics Development Center in Krakow, Poland, was officially established.
Let’s dive deeper and take a look at how it started and examine the region’s business advantages in the Global IT Services and Software R&D market.
Why Poland and Eastern Europe? – Our Roots
About 7% of the Global IT Services and Software R&D workforce is based in the region.
The market in the Eastern Europe region is growing four to five times faster than the global average, with the US and EU being the main customers.
- Convenient geographic location
- A large tech talent pool
- Broad software expertise
- Prominent STEM education
- Cultural proximity
- Improved infrastructure
Poland in numbers
1,700 IT Services Companies
$ 6.7 Billion In IT Service Exports
300,000 IT Professionals
457 STEM Universities and Colleges
From a population of 37.8 million
Polish office opening history and interesting facts:
- The first Intetiсs employee started working in Krakow on June 1, 2016.
- The decision to register an Intetics representative office was made on December 1, 2016.
- On December 8, 2016, the official Development Center was registered in Krakow, Poland.
- The first employee in Krakow was a woman – Irina Pavlushko, who was followed by Sergey Vasilenko and Andrey Slepushenko.
There were successive reasons for Intetics’s solid strategic decision to be present in Poland: to ensure service and create teams that build clients’ products worldwide.
Desk-Net – one of our significant clients, an internationally known and powerful content planning tool and editorial calendar, with whom we have had continuous cooperation for more than 10 years, also relocated to Poland.
In fact, an office in Krakow with 5 people was opened in autumn 2016. The reason for the opening was the relocation of one of the projects from Kharkiv – Salesforce. Two employees from this project: Andrey Slepushenko and Sergey Vasilenko have been working in the Krakow office since its opening and continue to do so. Later Desk-Net came to Krakow.Shared with Sergey Tchernyshenko, CIO, Intetics.
5 years ago, part of our team which worked for the Desk-Net project was relocated to Krakow. This decision was made to protect data: access to servers with customer data is required to be on the territory of the European Union. This is how our project began to work in the format of the Remote In-Sourcing team. Despite the distance, we have always been and remain one team.Said Andrey Svistun, Project Manager at Intetics in Krakow.