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Diving into IT: from
the Ocean to Business Intelligence Excellence

Explore the journey from oceanology to IT, uncovering Business Analysis and Business Intelligence roles, EPAM's influence, and IT career paths. Register now for key insights into IT career advancement.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
5:30 - 6:30 PM (UTC+3)

At EPAM School, we are dedicated to bridging the gap between traditional academia and fast-paced IT industry, providing a pathway to excel in today's ever-evolving world.

We aim to set the standard for excellence in digital engineering education on a global scale, offering programs that are adaptable, hands-on, and relevant across the globe.

We prioritize real-world applicability, ensuring students gain immediate proficiency in specialized domains. By cultivating expertise through practical learning, we enable them to drive innovation in the digital landscape.


  • 5:30PM - 5:40PM,
    UTC +3

    Nikolai Popov's Journey: from oceanology to IT. Transitioning to Business Intelligence and finding fulfillment.

  • 5:40PM - 5:50PM,
    UTC +3
    Business Analysis and
    Business Intelligence Insights

    Importance of BA and BI in IT projects. Skills and competencies required for success in these roles. Emerging trends and opportunities in the field.

  • 5:50PM - 5:55PM,
    UTC +3
    Contrasting Career Paths 

    Discussion on the differences between BA and BI roles. Analyzing the suitability of each career path for different individuals.

  • 5:55PM - 6:00PM,
    UTC +3
    EPAM Experience

    Nikolai's experience with EPAM. Contributions to the development of cutting-edge processes within DEV teams.

  • 6:00PM - 6:20PM,
    UTC +3
    Educational Innovation

    Embracing Lifelong Learning in a Dynamic World.

  • 6:20PM - 6:30PM,
    UTC +3
    Q&A Session

    Q&A, conclusions and recommendations on how to aim to equip you with up-to-date knowledge and approaches to enhance your career in Business Intelligence.

Learn from industry expert:

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Nikolai Popov

Senior BI Analyst at EPAM 

Nikolai Popov, an accomplished professional in Business Analysis and Business Intelligence, brings extensive experience from Skill & Career Advisory Service and EPAM Systems. With a background in software development and data analytics, he excels as a mentor and program contributor.

Combining his diverse background, including a Master's degree in Germany and participation in 18 expeditions as an oceanologist and diver, Nikolai has been a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst since 2021, showcasing his expertise in the IT field.

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