Independent filmmaker Frank Popper's feature documentary debut CAN MR.SMITH GET TO WASHINGTON ANYMORE? (2006) won the AFI Docs(Silverdocs) Audience Award; was an International Documentary AssociationFinalist, Best Feature; made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesShort – list for documentary feature;
Won a Special Jury Prize at the InternationalHuman Rights Film Festival of Paris and aired on PBS Independent Lens.Popper filmed the feature documentary EROICA! which also aired onIndependent Lens.
GENTLEMEN OF VISION is his third documentary feature. Popper is currently Filmmaker-in-Residence at KETC-TV (PBS) in St. Louis.
Aigerim is a Product Designer at Yandex. Before she worked at UNICEF Innovation Lab, took master's degree in Engineering Management at NU and won Anita Borg Scholarship.
Also, she mentored team of girls for Technovation challenge, where they developed mobile application and took first place in Silicon Valley.
Digital transformation strategist working with organizations both large and small on navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age. His clients are global and regional brands across multiple sectors including telecommunications, government, pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail, beverages, and advertising. He has done work for clients such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of Montenegro, Social Innovation Laboratory Zagreb, Publik (for Alkaloid Skopje), Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA).
Co-founder of Digitalizuj.Me, a non-governmental organization helping citizens and organizations in Montenegro to understand and realize exciting new opportunities for social change and business in the digital environment. Program Director of Spark.me conference, one of the most carefully curated tech/business conferences in Southeast Europe organized annually since 2013. Recognized as “Project Manager of the Year” by the Association of Montenegrin Managers. Teaches “Transforming Business in the Digital Era” at the COTRUGLI Business School (E)MBA program, one of the leading business schools in Southeast Europe. Has 12 years of experience teaching Strategic Management at the University of Montenegro. Keynote speaker in 20 countries across 4 continents, from Peru to Taiwan. Three-time TEDx speaker, including a talk at TEDxZagreb in front of 1,000+ attendees.
Markus J. Buehler is the McAfee Professor of Engineering at MIT, a material scientist, and a composer of experimental, classical, and electronic music, with an interest in sonification. Using an approach termed "materiomusic" (https://soundcloud.com/user-275864738), his work explores the creation of new forms of musical expressions - such as those derived from the innate vibrations of biological materials and living systems - as a means to better understand the underlying science and mathematics.
In recent work, he has developed a new framework to compose music based on proteins – the basic molecules of all life, as well as other physical phenomena such as fracture singularities, to explore similarities and differences across species, scales, and between philosophical and physical models. One of his goals is to use musical and sound design, aided by AI, as an abstract way to model, optimize and create new forms of matter from the bottom up – across scales (e.g., from nano to macro) and species (e.g., from humans to spiders). For example, he is researching whether J.S. Bach - one of the most influential composers - has inadvertently discovered fundamental physical and chemical principles of protein folding, through the use of counterpoint.
DevOps Engineer at Relativity LLC. Co-founder and CEO of MurasClub.
Contributing to grow IT awareness in Central Asia. Motivated to help others to succeed!
• Women in Tech project speaker
• Chicago Kyrgyz IT forum organizer
• Winner of 2020 – Women of the Workplace (WoW) project
• Ambassador of American Cancer Society (cancer.org)
• Mentor and volunteer at We All Code (weallcode.org)
• Member of General Assembly panel speakers (generalassemb.ly)
Aidana has started her IT career in 2015 and joined Relativity's DevOps team in 2017. She manages internal technology applications that employees use throughout the company. In her work here, Aidana values the support she receives from her manager and the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance.