Macedonia’s IT industry has grown dramatically in the last ten years. Both domestic, diaspora, and foreign companies are employing local workers. However, the potential can be increased if universities could give graduates more practical skills, and if more IT workers showed ambition to continually improve. Do we have a culture of only reaching so far? A culture of stagnation? The best workers are also heading overseas but not because of money but because of the underdeveloped innovation eco-system. At the panel session chaired by Petar Kajevski (Finastra Austria), renowned domestic and regional experts discuss these issues in the context of Macedonia.