Successful global industry leaders owe their success to innovation, a commitment evident in IT, technology, electronics, pharma, logistics, and retail sectors. Smaller companies strive to replicate this success, investing years in developing their own solutions or emulating global leaders.
But, Instead of spending years on research and development, local companies can gain access to innovations of renowned global industry leaders, who are keen on sharing some of their solutions with non-competing local companies across the world in order to test them in diverse markets, exchange experiences, or build collaborations. That is the primary goal of the innovation tours that we organize to leading global companies in the US, Europe and Asia for interested companies from across the globe.
C-suites from medium – and large-sized IT companies
Tech investors and entrepreneurs
Directors of Business Development of the IT companies
Kostiantyn Gridin – Head of CFC Big Ideas’ office in Dubai.
Kostiantyn joined the CFC Big Ideas in 2003. Since 2007, he has been leading the company’s business development advisory practice. He has helped a number of B2B companies from Europe, the United States, and the GCC open doors for new business opportunities in their target international markets.
Kostiantyn is a fluent speaker of Arabic. He is a frequent commentator for major Arab TV channels on international relations issues.
Kostiantyn is a graduate of the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program at Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University (USA), he also holds B. A. and M. A. degrees in International Economic Relations.
Dmitry Bondar – Founder at Fast Forward.
Founded and managed several educational companies, segment leaders in education in Eastern Europe and the United States with a total turnover of about 5 mln USD and hundreds of employees.
*Founder of FastForward – the first European company to organize 100+ executive study tours to the world’s best companies in the USA, Japan, China, Germany, and France.
*Founder of MBA25 – Leading MBA boutique event provider in Europe and the USA.
*Founder of MBA strategy – GMAT test-prep and MBA admission company.
Experienced consultant in MBA/MSc preparation, focusing on top business schools. Founder and General Director of MBA Strategy, #1 MBA/MSc admissions company in Austin (TX) and, Kyiv (Ukraine). Successfully prepared over 200 applicants for top business schools and universities worldwide. Served and consulted prospective MBA clients from 30 top Ukrainian companies, e.g. McKinsey, BCG, Ernst & Young, MTS, Kyivstar, etc.
CFC Big Ideas is an international business consultancy headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2003, the company built its network in the GCC countries through organizing public events and country presentations as well as assisting its clients in in connecting with potential partners and clients.
CFC Big Ideas opened its office in Dubai, UAE, in 2013, since that time, the company has assisted businesses in the technology, real estate, equipment manufacturing, infrastructure, and security sectors in entering markets of the GCC countries. CFC Big Ideas’ Arabic-speaking team has extensive experience working in the GCC region and maintains a vast network of contacts among local decision-makers, government representatives, and business authorities.
With its presence in the region, CFC Big Ideas has facilitated client connections with local businesses, industry associations, and government bodies. The company helps businesses enter the UAE and Saudi Arabia by coordinating initial meetings, pre-sale pitches, and pilot projects, eliminating the need for office setup, on-site teams, or additional hiring.