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My name is Dmytro Shestakov.
I am an expert in innovations
and new product development.

Are you looking for insights and lifehacks for new ideas and better solutions for business? - Hope you will find my articles useful.

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23 August 2019

Why Innovation in Business Is Inevitable: Four Factors That Cannot Be Ignored

What will your company be like in 10 years if you stop finding new ways to improve production and operation processes,...   more

15 July 2019

Is Innovation a Secret Box or a Methodology for New Products Development?

While the majority of companies do not have clear understanding on innovation, this model is getting wide spread....   more

26 January 2018

Brain Drain, Demographic Crisis in Ukraine and Possible Solutions

According to the official sources, 350 thousand engineers and scientists were involved in R&D in 1990. Today, their...   more

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My experience

16 years in new product development and innovation project management in FinTech, Big Data, DefenceTech, Cybersecurity and Cryptoeconomy. I am the expert in innovations of the UN Development Programs and Global Compact, co-founder of the innovation product development company THINKERA, member of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), member of the PMI Kyiv Chapter, PhD, MBA, PMP.

Projects and products

I worked on the projects for creation, launch and development of the innovation park UNIT.City, the Energy Efficiency Fund of Ukraine, on the creation of breakthrough solutions in the field of augmented reality and space technologies in collaboration with the biggest world centres on defence technology development DRDO (India) and DARPA (USA). I created the innovation department and was managing the portfolio of new products and technologies development for the State defence enterprise "SpetsTechnoExport". Besides, I was running the development of trading platforms in collaboration with the NYSE Euronext, Bloomberg and Modex.
Successful innovative products and solutions I created includes the streaming analytics platform CryptoExchangeRanks, the cybersecurity platform Hacken, the augmented reality system LimpidArmor, the unmanned aerial vehicle Sparrow and the unmanned battle vehicle Fantom. At the beginning of my career I was involved in the creation and launch of the first indexed investment fund and the first trust management fund in Ukraine, as well as the creation and launch of the most innovative mink farm in the world.
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