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DataArt and METRO Markets Partner to Build the Largest B2B Online Marketplace in Europe




New York, London, Munich, December 20, 2019 — Global technology consultancy DataArt has announced a successful partnership with METRO Markets, the online B2B marketplace with ambitions to become the biggest in Europe. METRO Markets is a subsidiary of German multinational wholesale company and food specialist Metro AG.

DataArt partnered with METRO Markets, Metro AG’s technology-driven e-commerce venture, to provide a next generation e-commerce ERP system. The solution is highly scalable and automated – from electronic contract management, intelligent pricing and order routing to efficient accounts payable processes.

The online marketplace focuses on hotels, restaurant, and catering customers, providing them with access to a wide range of independent sellers, along with METRO’s own products.

Philipp Blome, METRO Markets CEO, said:

“From a vendor placing an offer to the package being delivered to the customer, the new end to end solution is agile and easily accessible to all our customers. Within the tight deadline of less than a year, integration of the marketplace with all of the backend systems was successfully developed. Together with DataArt, we have built a platform which ensures the flexibility and scalability needed to support our growth plans throughout Europe.”

Alexander Makeyenkov, Head of Corporate & Business Development, Europe in DataArt said:

“METRO Markets’ platform project is an incredible and important milestone – it was very ambitious and we are proud to have worked together with METRO Markets to meet this challenge. Our flexibility to tailor processes and team composition in a dynamically developing business environment was an asset that enabled us to meet the tight time-to-market timeline, and support METRO Markets in the building of its first digital marketplace.”


DataArt is a global technology consultancy that designs, develops and supports unique software solutions, helping clients take their businesses forward. Recognized for their deep domain expertise and superior technical talent, DataArt teams create new products and modernize complex legacy systems that affect technology transformation in select industries.

DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, Travelport, Ocado, Centrica/Hive, Paddy Power Betfair, IWG, Univision, Meetup and Apple Leisure Group among others. DataArt brings together expertise of over 3000+ professionals in 20 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America.


METRO Markets GmbH was founded in the summer of 2018 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of METRO, a leading international specialist for wholesale and food. METRO Markets is responsible for the development and operation of a B2B online marketplace especially designed for HoReCa customers (hotel, restaurant, catering). Through this additional sales channel, METRO not only offers non-food products from its own assortment, but other partners can also sell their product ranges through this channel. The METRO marketplace was launched in Germany first and can be called up via the country-specific domain If the pilot run is successful, it is to be followed by roll-outs in further European countries. With this new platform, the wholesale specialist METRO is further expanding its digital offering for independent restaurateurs.

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METRO is a leading international wholesale company with food and non-food assortments that specialises on serving the needs of hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa) as well as independent traders. Around the world, METRO has some 16 million customers who can choose whether to shop in one of the large-format stores, order online and collect their purchases at the store or have them delivered. METRO in addition also supports the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and own businesses with digital solutions and thereby contributes to cultural diversity in retail and hospitality. Sustainability is a key pillar of METRO’s business. METRO has been the European sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The company operates in 34 countries and employs more than 100,000 people worldwide. In financial year 2018/19, METRO generated sales of €27.1 billion. In October 2019, METRO AG signed an agreement to sell a majority stake in METRO China. In September 2018 METRO initiated the divestment process for the food retail chain Real with its 34,000 employees.

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Relevant Software Will Expand Its Market Presence With the Support of the USAID CEP Program

Relevant Software



Relevant Software, a software development outsourcing company, will expand its marketing activities and market presence with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine (CEP).

The company will create articles on best practices in software development outsourcing and product development to help tech leaders built world-class software in a better way. The topics include general software development outsourcing tips, fintech market insights, fintech product development guides, and best practices on hiring and managing remote software developers. The company aims to make its blog a great media resource for tech leaders worldwide with industry insights and practical guides.

About the program

The USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine (CEP) supports startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) aiming to provide support for competitive industries and firms on Ukrainian and international markets, foster a better business enabling environment, and enabling Ukrainian companies to benefit from international trade.

Relevant Software’s goals

Ukraine is one of the key exporters of software development services, and one of the USAID CEP’s goal is to help SMEs like Relevant Software extend their export abilities and create new jobs.

Relevant will use the received grant to expand its media presence and establish thought leadership in the tech industry through content marketing. Helping more people learn about Ukraine as a software development outsourcing destination, the company will open new business opportunities and create new jobs in 2021.

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Ukrainian IT Awards




The show is coming!
The final and award ceremony of the largest IT talent competition in Ukraine — the Ukrainian IT Awards.

This year organizers received a record number of applications:
⭐182 applications from more than
⭐106 IT companies!
⭐33 applications have reached the final, and we will find out the names of the winners on December 10 in real-time on the event page!
⭐Here Ukrainian IT Awards

This time IT professionals will compete in 11 individual and team nominations:
▪ Software Engineering
▪ Quality Assurance
▪ Management
▪ IT-education
▪ Infrastructure&DevOps
▪ Design
▪ Product Management
▪ Business Analysis
▪ Software Architecture
▪ Innovation Research of the Year
▪ Impact of the Year

⭐ Toronto TV star hosts Michael Schur and Alexandra Gontar will announce the winners. And musical accompaniment by
⭐Dj Daria Kolomiec will give the holiday a unique sound.
Stay tuned!

👥 Ukrainian IT Awards was founded in 2012 by SoftServe – one of the largest IT service companies in Ukraine. In 2017, the Association “IT Ukraine” became the co-organizer of the competition and in 2020 became its main organizer. SoftServe, EPAM Ukraine, Ubisoft, and Intellias are nomination partners. This year the competition is supported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

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Data Science Meetup




On 25th February, Boris Pratsyuk and Alexander Savsunenko will talk about the data science in a product companies, and will share their own experience and observations.

When: February 25,2020, 19:00-21:00.
Where: Creative Quarter, Gulliver, Kyiv.
Boris Pratsyuk, CTO, Scalarr
Theme: How Big Data and Data Science help fighting fraud

Boris will tell how in the world of digital advertising the bad guys steal money from the app developers who show ads in their apps. Also, how different types of frod look from the data point. How the infrastructure of the whole solution is organized. And finally, he reveals a secret: the difference between data science in outsourcing and product companies.

Борис розповість про те, як у світі цифрової реклами погані хлопці крадуть гроші у розробників додатків, що показують рекламу в своїх додатках. Як з точки даних виглядають різні типи фроду. Як організована інфраструктура усього рішення та які  потрібно мати ролі. І наостанок, розкриє мега таємницю: різниця між data science в аутсорсі та продукті.
Alexander Savsunenko, Senior Research Engineer
Theme: Leveling up your data flow

Alexander has an experience in creating AI/ML algorithms for the business applications. Works with state-of-the-art CV algorithms. Previously, he developed a CV solution for Luminar Photo Editor. Product Model Mistakes from the development to production: How to Work with the growing datasets? How to build an iterative ML model development system? Why do data science need QAs and what is their role?

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