John Armstrong is a Lecturer and Fellow in the Stanford Design Program, where he teaches courses that help students navigate their educational, vocational, and personal paths. John is a meditation guide for the number #1 app for meditation and sleep, consults with companies as a Design Coach, and has led courses and workshops at universities in the Middle East, South America, and Asia.
John Smock is a photographer, educator and story experimenter. Smock is the Director of Photography at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a freelance photographer based in New York City. Previously Smock worked for the Associated Press and SIPA Press, a photo agency with offices in New York and in Paris. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Paris Match, Der Spiegel and many other publications. Smock has also worked as a visual journalism trainer in several former Soviet Republics, Cambodia and most recently Afghanistan. In 2005 he received a Knight International Press Fellowship to the Middle East, where I assisted regional publication in developing the visual components of their publications. He is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, where he also worked as an instructor.
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Jeffrey Donenfeld is an international business strategy advisor, investment manager, and startup venture mentor with experience in tech ideation, investment analysis and market positioning. He has been instrumental in raising and managing multi-millions in private equity, seasoned working with sector-leading technology and lifestyle brands, and successful in guiding teams and companies to profitable growth. Jeffrey is currently the Investment Director of Boomtown Accelerators, and Director of Four North Ventures. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. He’s also worked globally as a photojournalist, public speaker, and Antarctic expedition technician. He blogs at http://JeffreyDonenfeld.com and @Jeffzilla.
Seasoned entrepreneur, thinker, leader, mentor, advisor and investor. Key Speaking 2018: - AI in Healthcare Conference, Harvard - AI, Chatbots, Big Data in Healthcare, HIMSS NorCal Innovations Conference, Silicon Valley- Blockchain in Healthcare, DC - AI, BIg Data Analytics in Healthcare, World Health Congress, DC - Blockchain in Healthcare, Healthcare Innovation Talk Show - Innovations in Healthcare, Alzheimer's Global Conference, Chicago.
Director and partner of Namba Food Kyrgyzstan. Worked for Megaline, the leading telecommunication operator. Starting 2015, Aziza joined Namba team. She is co-founder of "Ozelenim" project - ecological way of doing business and living.
Amirkhan Omarov is CEO of BeInTech and BeInTech Ventures, innovations & VC arms of BI Group, the #1 real estate developer and owner in Central Asia. In past, he is a founder of SmArt.Point, 12 000 sqm space for tech & art communities & activities. His expertise is in strategy, business development & managerial efficiency, with respective experience in Ernst & Young, Alageum Electric and Mercury Properties.
Head of IT Department of the Group of Companies «55 Group», Tajikistan. IT Consultant, more than 12 years of experience in the IT sector, a member of the Board of the Startupstan Cup. Co-founder of ITN Academy
Bauyrzhan is the CEO of Relog, tech entrepreneur, software architect, and full-stack developer. Relog is the cloud-based platform for optimization of transport services. It is one of the successful cases on Kazakhstani market since the company raised 2 round of investments in amount of $500K. Also Bauyrzhan has 6 years of experience in designing software architecture (web applications, web services, databases), integration methods, and project management.
Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music. Although Scales’ writing produces songs that are ultimately accessible and danceable, the compositions can be remarkably complex and difficult to perform. As a result, the power trio whimsically named Jonathan Scales Fourchestra has always had a fluid lineup top-notch musicians, and even included an “all-star” version with bassist MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Snoop Dogg) and percussionist Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty, Nth Power), as well as a number of other talented marquee value players.