Corporate communication (chief editor of corporate magazine, head of employee programs, press officer, crisis communication expert, web writer)
Public speaking (British Petroleum's spokesperson for audiences ranging from new recruits to heads of government, e.g. UK PM Tony Blair, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Falih)
Author of articles on public speaking and corporate communication. His book “Trust Your Words: Ten Steps to Conquer Your Audience” was published in December 2016.
Business trainer (since 2012). His most in-demand training programs include “Five Secrets of Public Speaking”, “Effective Business Communication: How to Understand and Be Understood”, and “Time Management for a Happy Life”.
Government affairs manager for BP in Azerbaijan, the largest foreign company in the country (2004-2018).
Head of BP’s change management team for the Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey region (since 2018)
Advisor to the Minister at The Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies
M.S. in communication and marketing (Rochester Institute of Technology, 2004) and M.A. in philology (Azerbaijan University of Languages, 2001).
23 years of professional experience with 9 years in upper management and 5 years in entrepreneurship and teaching.
MBA Lecturer at AlmaU. Author of teaching courses and trainings.
Certified IPMA Project Manager.
Coauthor of RedQoo’s IT business solutions.
Indira Kyilybayeva is a CFA charterholder and has been working as a financial analyst for the last 13 years. She’s been organizing workshops and on personal finance and investment since 2016 and excited to share her knowledge with young GoViral participants. Indira believes that everyone should be conscious with their finance and that financial/investment skills will bring tremendous benefits to the nation in the long run.
Mr. Burry is the CEO of the US Market Access Center in Silicon Valley and a Global Ambassador for the University of California (Berkeley) Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. His work at bout USMAC and SCET is driven by his belief that great innovators and founders exist all over the world, but their access to knowledge, capital (financial and social), markets and human networks limits their growth in emerging ecosystems.
A serial entrepreneur (9 companies, 3 exits), Mr. Burry has spent the last 10 years helping 2,500+ startup founders in more than 40 countries reach their full potential. In addition to his work with founders, Mr. Burry is an adviser to governments on how to build strong, sustainable entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems in their country.
Prior to founding USMAC, Mr. Burry was a co-founder of Avanade. Today, Avanade is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, with over 30,000 employees.
Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a scientist, entrepreneur, and author specializing in resilience and reinvention.
As a consultant and an educator, Nadya helped such companies as Coca-Cola, IBM, Cisco, L’Oreal Group, Danone reinvent their products, leadership practices, and business models to meet new market demands and prepare for incoming disruptions. Until 2016, she served as the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development at IEDC-Bled School of Management, an executive education center based in Slovenia, where she teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, strategy, change management, design thinking, and sustainability.
As a speaker, she delivered keynotes to more than 100,000 executives – including four TEDx talks in Slovenia, Austria, Romania, and the USA.
Nadya is the author of a number of books, including "Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World", "Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage", “The Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook: How to Thrive in Chaos”
Nadya earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA, where she also served as an Associate Director at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value.
Eric is a cofounder of lifestyle app for female Muslims FitJab valued at $5 mln. Civic activist, TEDx speaker, founder of ILGERI project, Rotaract Nomad Club youth movement and documentalist (“Bishkek 140”).
Mrat is seasoned business professional with 10+ years of hands-on work experience in investment management, strategy consulting and venture development. Sharing entrepreneurial passion for innovation and technology, Mrat constantly seeks for opportunities to empower businesses for value creation and growth. He will moderate the panel discussion “Startups and Entering New Markets”.