Entrepreneur, business - coach. The head of Kazakhstan's first Center for business training with horses “Chamberlain-Education”. Certified partner and official representative of the German company “HorseDream GMBH” in Kazakhstan. She graduated from the Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communications with a degree in Electrical-mechanical Engineering, MBA. General Director of the “Asia-Soft” company.
Glenn is the Director of SAP Global Security. His experience is in cybersecurity, privacy, architecture, and data management. Most of his programs focuses on improving governance, risk and compliance capabilities. Glenn worked for PwC and Microsoft and he also has an experience in Corporate Innovations field.
Bauyrzhan Sadiev the head of a software development company. He used to work in the field of information technology, in all major roles: system administrator, programmer, analyst, project manager. Since 2014 Bauyrzhan has been engaged in business, he is the head of a software development company. All this time, computer games and e-sports have been his hobby. Since 2018the hobby has become one of the branches of the business. Presently Bauyrzhan Sadiyev cooperates with the Kazakhstan e-sports Federation and develops the Kazakhstan gaming service Pinger.Pro.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interactive Media & Games at University of Southern California. Mike Fischer is an experienced executive in interactive entertainment, having held senior positions at Amazon, Microsoft, and top video game companies, including CEO of Square Enix America. He has led the publishing strategy for some of the biggest franchises in video games, including Fortnite, Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Halo, Gears of War and Sonic the Hedgehog. Mike is also an angel investor and advisor to a number of firms across interactive entertainment, including eSports, AR/VR, digital communities, AI and network technology. He has also represented the industry as a board member of the Entertainment Software Association and President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Data Scientist at Kolesa Group. Previously - BI analyst at Microsoft, USA. A representative of one of the most attractive IT professions of the 21st century, came into the IT field from Economics. independently mastered the necessary skills for this. Having received a BSc in Economics degree at the Moscow Higher School of Economics at KBTU and the University of London in 2015, Catherine began her career by developing the Procter & Gamble business in Russia and working on her business projects in Kazakhstan. And then flew to the United States, where implemented Business Intelligence at Microsoft for 1.5 years as an analyst. Today, she continues to work with data in one of the best IT companies in Kazakhstan - Kolesa Group and actively participates in the development of the local IT community.
Ling Ling Phung is executive director of Two Lings, a business design and innovation studio. She has20 years of experience in business design and strategy. Specifically she was Unilever’s Director of New Businesses in Developing and Emerging Markets, advisor to DFID’s private sector team, and continues to serve as an advisor to Pearson’s Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator. She guides corporate teams through the innovation process taking early stage ideas through proof of concept to createviable new business models that bring these ideas to life. Her portfolio of work spans from infant malnutrition and safe drinking water to education and youth employability. Ling Ling has ledinitiatives in the US, UK, Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Swaziland, South Africa, Ghana, India, Bangladesh,I ndonesia, and China. Ling Ling is also a published author and speaker on innovation and intrapreneurship. She holdsdual degrees, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School. Learn more about Ling Ling’s work at www.twolings.com.
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.
David Mashuri is a senior executive with international experience in the USA, Russia, Yemen and Kazakhstan. His most recent experiences include roles as Independent Director, Member of the Board of Directors at Bank FHB and Managing Director, Member of the Executive Board at Qazkom. Prior to that, he headed WE Partners Kazakhstan, an alliance of Korn Ferry, a global leader in HR-consulting. Mr. Mashuri has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and management experience in banking, consulting, real estate, transport and publicsector. He is experienced in top management selecting, assessing, developing and coaching. David Mashuri holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, USA and a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics from Russian People's Friendship University in Moscow, Russia. In addition to his degrees, David Mashuri has completed certificate programs in HR at Cornel University in Ithaca, NY and is working on HR Management Certificate at Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is a certified Executive Coach, a member of the ICF, holds a Coaching certificate from Erickson International, and is a certified in Decision Dynamics Decision Style Model assessment (Lund, Sweden), and viaEDGE assessment.
Karim is a strategy, marketing and business development expert with extensive background in e-commerce and management consulting. He has successfully executed various projects in companies such as Novartis, Merck, Reebok, McKinsey and ran his own business. His current focus is on strategy and growth hacking at Rahmet App, a project by ChocoFamily Holding.
Currently Madina is the Product Director of the Arbuz.kz online supermarket . Previously, she worked as the head of the railway direction in Aviata and built a product team there. She has 7 years of experience in digital.
Dr. Timour Paltashev works in Silicon Valley over 20 years. He is holds PhD (1987) and Doctor of Technical Sciences (1994) degrees in computer engineering. He works in visual/graphics, perceptual and deep learning high performance computing architectures professional field and has 28+ US patents and over 10 pending patent applications. At present time he works in AMD Radeon Technology Group, previously he worked in Vivante/Verisilicon Corporation, S3 Graphics Inc. and S3 Inc. respectively. Academic activity includes long term experience in PhD candidates advising and graduate level courses teaching in computer graphics, high performance computer architecture and system-on-chip design in leading universities of the USA and Russian Federation.
Elle is a well-known journalist in Kyrgyzstan with large scale investigative reports and is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia. She is a TV-presenter at state-owned “Fifth Channel” television.She was awarded the "Report of the Year" prize by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting Kyrgyzstan and the “Breakthrough of the Year” by the Kyrgyz Committee for Freedom of Speech. She is an alumna of the U.S. Department of State Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists in Washington D.C., Transparency International Young Journalists, and The Poynter Institute program.