The first serious software program was written by the future electrical engineer, Skrypnyk Jr., in 1982. Seven years later, he founded ELEKS which now belongs to the Top 10 Largest Programming Centers of Ukraine. The company employs 800 professionals and its turnover exceeds $15 million. ELEKS delivers projects to Western customers as well as develops its own software products; in particular, the medical information system Doctor ELEKS and e-government systems for several British municipalities.
In the near future, Alex Skrypnyk Jr. plans to drive ELEKS into the major league of the Ukrainian IT business by increasing the number of employees from 2000 to 3000, opening sales offices in Europe and the U.S. and establishing a full-fledged product company on the basis of ELEKS.