Nataliya is the founder and CEO of Dattalion, a project founded and run in Ukraine and supported by international volunteers, fighting on the information frontlines of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Previously, she was the Deputy Minister, and Trade Representative at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine.


Nataliya Mykolska is co-founder and CEO of Dattalion, Ukraine’s data battalion. It is home to the largest free and independent open-source database of photo and video footage from the war in Ukraine, as well as a database of verified eyewitnesses of Russia’s invasion. She is a strategic transformation expert helping companies to grow internationally.

Nataliya previously was appointed Deputy Minister and Trade Representative at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. In this capacity, she was responsible for the promotion of exports of goods and services, and promotion and assistance of the domestic producers for entering new markets. In addition, her duties include representation of Ukraine to the World Trade Organization.

She is an experienced legal consultant in all areas of international trade, including WTO and free trade agreements, trade finance, and cross-border trade deals. Her professional experience also includes consulting in potential impact on the business of new free trade agreements, development of positioning, and representing clients in dealings with governments.

For several years, Nataliya participated in the Doing Business project and provided advice on customs law and regulatory matters at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. She has extensive experience of working for state authorities and private companies of Ukraine, Germany, and Canada.

Nataliya is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Tech Ukraine, which brings together participants of the technology ecosystem to make Ukraine a leading country in this sphere. She is also a co-founder of the SheExports, a platform for women’s economic empowerment. Nataliya founded the Brilliant Minds of Stanford and Silicon Valley media project, and the Ukrainian Conference at Stanford University.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London