Company to build digital solutions for Humanities Digital InitiativeLeiden University in the Netherlands and First Line Software recently agreed to proceed with the joint development of digital solutions for a humanitarian initiative in IT at Leiden University. The curator of this initiative is the university’s Center for Innovation and the flagship project is Humanityx.

In this partnership, First Line Software will participate in developing software solutions for digital healthcare, digital media, etc. One of the first projects already completed is a system for web-monitoring and a mobile app for doctors’ online consultancies in Africa.  

Chief development officer of First Line Software Vladimir Litoshenko had this to say:

“We are proud of our partnership with Leiden University. It indicates a high level of trust in First Line Software by the scientific and business communities of the Netherlands. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with colleagues at the Center of Innovation and to use the technical and sector expertise of First Line Software. Humanityx is a great initiative to create a modern humanitarian information environment.”

The partnership with Leiden University was made possible through the growth and awareness of First Line Software’s local office in the Netherlands, which opened in 2013. First Line Software has offices in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Prague, Seattle, Singapore and Boston and currently has about 450 employees.

About First Line Software

First Line Software is a global provider of services for the development and implementation of custom and specialized software solutions. First Line Software customers are innovative technology companies, leaders of various industries, as well as state-owned enterprises. The company has implemented more than 400 projects in 15 countries in various industries: digital marketing, retail, e-government, transportation, e-commerce, media, etc.

About Leiden University

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,500 staff members and 26,900 students. The motto of the University is 'Praesidium Libertatis' – Bastion of Freedom.

About HumanityX

HumanityX is an initiative curated by the Leiden University’s Center for Innovation and is supported by a multidisciplinary team of IT professionals specializing in digital innovation and solving global problems of peace and justice through IT.

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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at sales, business development, channel development, sales cycle management, negotiations, and sales team management.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.

Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien


David Fien is recognized as one of Australia’s foremost partnership acquisition professionals.

With over 15 years’ experience, his career features a highly successful track record of brokering financially meaningful commercial partnerships in Australia and New Zealand.