Nikita Lukianets works in R&D with interests ultimately related to the fields of AI and cognitive computing. As a consultant, he is typically involved in working with the founding teams to develop product and technology roadmaps and to help in building a user-focused culture. He brings hands-on experience in human-computer interaction, machine learning, and cybersecurity.

Nikita is a Founder of the Open Ethics initiative ( that fosters the inclusive dialogue between experts and citizens to design systems where humans and AI successfully work together. He is also a Founder and CTO at PocketConfidant AI (, a 24/7 coaching technology powered by artificial intelligence.

Nikita Lukianets has more than 10 years of experience in software design and development and has partnered with multiple organizations to help them build human-centered interfaces. While working in Microsoft at Developer and Platform Evangelism Division, he led a startup support program, helping young technology companies to develop their products for scale.

Nikita received an MBA in innovation management from Politecnico di Milano School of Management and M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.