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.
Originally, Togzhan is from Kentau, South Kazakhstan. She moved from there at 18 years old to study Economics at Nazarbayev University. Upon graduating with honors she moved to New York City where she studied Data Science at Columbia University. She started her career in New York City at a small startup, where she had a chance to create projects for big companies like Bloomberg and even participate in Mayor Bloomberg's presidential run. Currently, she is a Data Scientist in a private equity sector, where she helps increase value of the company's portfolio.
I used to be a Deep Learning Scientist in a medical startup where I worked on medical data and images. On a side note, I work as a mentor at Yandex Practicum where I help students with learning about Data Science. My Telegram blog covers topics such as Data Science and Machine Learning using guides and practical tips.
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.
Dramatist, script writer and theatrical director. Svetlana took part in US-Russian Lark+Lyubimovka Laboratory drama festivals such as Lyubimovka, Remarka, First Reading. She was also involved in US-Russian drama festivals like Flash Acts, Lab Seven at the Sovremennik Theater. She is teaching at the Moscow Art Theater studio. Her plays are staged in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, South Sakhalin and Novosibirsk.
Ed Kashi is a prolific photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. He is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world and lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media.
His early adoption of hybrid visual storytelling has produced a number of influential short films. Kashi’s embrace of new approaches to visual storytelling has led to creative social media and printed projects for a range of clients including National Geographic, Open Society Foundations, The New Yorker, MSNBC, GEO Germany, Fortune, Human Rights Watch, International Medical Corps, MediaStorm, NBC.com, New York Times Magazine, Oxfam, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and TIME magazine. In his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook, to real-time Instagram coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME Magazine.
In 2002, Kashi in partnership with his wife, writer + filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media. They are currently engaged in a 7-year storytelling project with Rutgers University in Newark focused on immigration for which they recently received a two year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their project, Newest Americans, was just awarded Best Online Project of the Year from Pictures of the Year International.
Kairat is a cofounder of Binocle Media and film script writer with such works as Easy Money, The Last Ship, Wife.
He is an ex-publisher of Vlast online magazine where he developed The Art of Storytelling festival, an annual event for journalists and media experts involving Pulitzer prize winners and journalists from The New York Time, Guardian, Quartz, Meduza, The Atlantic, etc.
Kairat also authored The Polygon crowdfunded project. The Polygon was an online resource on Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site composed by kazakh journalists using archive materials, interviews and documentary films.
Currently Kairat is developing Binocle Media.
Kanat is a young Film Director and documentalist from Kazakhstan. He graduated from The New York Film Academy’s Visual Art programme. Today, he is an independent movie director specializing in human stories.
His awards include:
The Best advertising documentary film “Neighbours@ - Red Jolbars, 2018.
Eurasian Union award for the development of documentary film, 2019
Kanat worked as a camera operator at Netflix’s Home Game documentary series. So far, he made over 50 documentaries and gained 160k followers on his YouTube Channel.
Julie Winokur, Executive Director of Talking Eyes Media, has been a storyteller for over two decades, first as a magazine writer and then as a documentary filmmaker.
She launched Talking Eyes Media in 2002 as a way to create visual media that catalyzes positive social change. Her work has appeared on PBS, the Documentary Channel, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, MediaStorm and National Geographic. Beyond broadcast and publication, Winokur works extensively with nonprofit organizations to develop their messages and put Talking Eyes' films to work at the grassroots level. She is the co-founder of Newest Americans, a storytelling project about immigration and identity based in Newark, New Jersey, that was named Best Online Storytelling Project in 2020 by Pictures of the Year International. She is also the producer of Bring It to The Table, a documentary film and interactive project aimed at breaking down hyper-partisanship. Winokur is a National Geographic Explorer and has been on the faculty of Rutgers University-Newark and the International Center of Photography in New York.
Valerii Babushkin joined Facebook in November 2020 as the WhatApp User Data Privacy Tech Lead. Before Facebook, Valerii was the VP of Machine Learning at Alibaba Russia, Senior Director of Data Science at X5 Retail Group.
Also, Valerii is a Kaggle competition Grand Master, ranked globally in the top 30.