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The IT industry is the only place that can give us the ideas, understanding and practical experience of successfully creating a new industry in our country.
Today, the marketing value of software is higher than its technical value.
Makarov Valentin was born 16.04.1955 in Leningrad, Russia. Graduated from the Leningrad Aircraft Instrumentation Institute in 1978, in 1978-1985 he had been working in the Defense Industry. In 1985 entered the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute. Since “perestroika” time he has got good experience of organizing international cooperation (1988-1992 – secretary in the Russian Delegation to UNESCO, in 1996-2000 as deputy Chairman of International relations’ Committee of Administration of St Petersburg). He has also got extended managerial experience in private business (1992-1996 – in Interprivatization Foundation and in the EuroConseil Rusian-French JV consulting company). President of RUSSOFT Association (earlier Fort Ross) since its foundation on 9.9.99, he has been organizer of lobbying campaigns in the Government and Chairman of numerous IT-events in Russia and abroad (RUSSOFT Forum, Software Outsourcing Summit, Mobile Software Forum, Russian IT-seasons). Chief-editor of the annual Russian export software industry survey since its beginning in 2003. Representative of Russian IT Association (APKIT) in WITSA in 2004-2006, 2012. Invited speaker at numerous international conferences and author of dozens of articles on IT in Russia.
Mr. Plugotarenko graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Department of Physical and Quantum Electronics (1993–1996) and Department of Control and Applied Mathematics (1996–1999), certified as Physical Engineer specializing in Applied Mathematics and Physics.From 2002, he was leading ICT specialist at the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE UNESCO – http://ru.iite.unesco.org).In 2004–2006, he was executive director and, from 2007, director of the Runet Awards competition. Since 2005, he has served as coordinator of programme committees for some high-profile sectoral conference events, including the Russian Internet Forum (RIF), Russian Interactive Week (RIW) and others.In 2005–2007, he served as deputy executive director of the Regional Non-government Centre for Internet Technologies (ROCIT – www.rocit.ru) – the oldest NGO engaged in expert evaluation, promotion and development of the ICT segment in the Russian Federation, upholding the interests of Internet users. In 2007, he was elected executive director of ROCIT.From 2005 he was ideologue and founder of the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (NP RAEC – www.raec.ru), promoting the interests of Russian Internet players. From 2006, he was deputy general manager of NP RAEC.In 2011–2013, Mr. Plugotarenko was member of the Council of Coordination Centre for National Top Level Domains RU/RF – www.cttld.ru. Since 2010, he has been director of The Russian Association for Electronic Communications (NP RAEC).
Alexander Egorov co-founded one of the TOP 5 software outsourcing companies in Russia, Reksoft (http://www.reksoft.com), in 1991 and has served as CEO from its inception. Along with his duties at Reksoft Mr.Egorov co-founded and served as a member of the board in a number of successful IT ventures such as Ozon.ru (1998, the largest Russian online-bookstore) and Assist (1999, Russia's leading Internet Payment Gateway). Mr. Egorov repeatedly enters the “IT TOP 100” rating presented by the largest Russian nation-wide business newspaper “Kommersant”. In April 2003 - February 2004 he served as a Chairman of the Board of Russian Software Development Association RUSSOFT and is a constant member of the Board since that. Mr. Egorov is a frequent speaker in the world’s famous IT-related events hosted by Gartner Group, Forrester Research, ETRE and The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Mr. Egorov holds an MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Arkady Volozh is the principal founder of Yandex and has been Chief Executive Officer and a director since 2000. A serial entrepreneur with a background in computer science, Mr. Volozh co-founded several successful IT enterprises, including InfiNet Wireless, a Russian provider of wireless networking technology, and CompTek International, one of the largest distributors of network and telecom equipment in Russia. In 2000, Arkady left his position as CEO at CompTek International to become the CEO of Yandex. Mr. Volozh started working on search in 1989, which led to him establishing Arkadia Company in 1990, a company developing search software. His early achievements include the development of electronic search for use in patents, Russian classical literature and the Bible. Mr. Volozh holds a degree in applied mathematics from the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas.
Dmitry Dyrmovskiy graduated from the Specialized Educational Scientific Centre (SESC) at Novosibirsk State University (NSU) in 1996 and from the Zhukovsky Air force engineering Academy (VVIA) in 2001 and had been working in The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation as a scientific engineer until 2004. In 2004 he started working in a Russian company engaged in development of speech technology and multimodal biometrics called STC as a project leader. In 2007 he became Head of the Moscow branch. Since 2012 Mr.Dyrmovskiy is Member of the STCs’ Board of Directors and in 2014 he was named General Director of the company. In 2014 he successfully completed Executive course at IMD Business School (Switzerland). In 2014 Dmitry Dyrmovskiy was elected Vice-President of the National Association of contact centers. In 2015 he became Board Member of RUSSOFT Association. In 2015 Mr.Dyrmovskiy joined Special Expert Council on Russian Software under the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. In 2016 he became Board Member of Russian Software Products Association "Russian Software".
Born March 21, 1957 in Leningrad. 1979 – graduated from Leningrad State University (Department of Mathematics and Mechanics) specializing in Applied Mathematics. 1979–1988 – Research Assistant, Junior Scientific Researcher, Scientific Researcher of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1986 – successfully defended his Candidate of Sciences thesis in Physics and Mathematics, USSR Academy of Sciences. 1984–1995 – Lecturer, Associate Professor of the Department of Computational Mathematics at Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Physics and Mechanics. 1988–1992 – Senior Scientist of the Leningrad Institute for Informatics and Automation of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 1991–1995 – Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of AstroSoft Company, St. Petersburg. 1995–1996 – Consultant of Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft Middle East (Dubai). 1996–1997 – Senior Consultant / Head of Practice, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft Eastern Europe. 1997–1999 – Head of Accounts Department, Microsoft Representative Office in Russia, Microsoft Eastern Europe. 1999–2003 – University Relations Manager, Microsoft Research Lab (UK). 2003–2005 – Head of Government Relations, Microsoft Representative Office in Russia, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe. 2005–2007 – Chief Strategy Officer, Cabinet of the Chairman of Microsoft in Russia and CIS Countries, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe. 2007–2009 – General Director of Software Development Centre of EMC Corporation in St. Petersburg. Since April 2009, he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of RVC OJSC.
Dmitry Zavalishin is the founder and general director of the IT group DZ Systems. A software development professional, he has worked in IT since 1985, previously as head of portal development at Yandex and the creator of popular services, including Yandex.Market, which is one of the most visited Internet services in Russia. He has 15 years of entrepreneurial experience. In 2000, Dmitry developed the Guru technology, now called DZ.Expert. It has been used to create Yandex.Market and the Ulmart.Expert system, as well as subsystems of the Yulmart cybermarket. DZ.Expert is an intelligent service that helps clients decide on goods more easily on the Internet and increases conversion. One of Dmitry’s best-known creations in Russia and the world is the Phantom operating system. Dmitry Zavalishin is now co-owner of DZ Systems. This IT group undertakes the full cycle of information system creation: IT-consulting, predesign research, including analysis and optimisation of business processes, development, systemic testing and technical support. The companies of the holding are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ulyanovsk and Saransk.
Nikolay Nikiforov was assigned the role Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation on May 21, 2012. Earlier he took position of Executive Director in the Information Technology Centre of Tatarstan Republic, and later Deputy Prime Minister of Communications in Tatarstan Republic. He has successfully completed a large-scale project on development and integration of electronic government in the Republic of Tatarstan.
Born in Moscow in 1958. Married with three children. Graduated with honours from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics (MESI) with a degree in Automated Control System in 1980. Holds a PhD in Economics, dissertation on the automation of system design for computer processing of economic information. Worked at MESI as an engineer since 1980, then started working as a junior researcher. Worked at the Scientific Research and Design Institute for Industrial Technology of the Central Statistical Administration of the USSR (now Statinform of the Federal State Statistics Service) as a senior researcher, sector manager, department manager and head engineer since 1987. Headed up 1C Company, which specialized in the development, distribution and support for computer programs, in 1991. 1C is most famous for 1C:Enterprise programs, which are used by millions of employees in commercial and public organizations every day in order to increase management and accounting. The company is also famous for products developed for home computers and the sphere of education. 1C:Enterprise includes integrated ERP-class solutions for asset management of industrial, commercial and service organizations; products for financial management and accounting of holding companies and individual organizations; products for the organization of electronic document management, electronic document exchange between organizations and delivery of electronic reporting to regulatory authorities; payroll and personnel management; for the automation of state and municipal agencies; and a variety of industry-specific solutions developed by 1C, its partners and independent organizations. Since 2013, 1C has been included in the Forbes Russia’s 200 largest private companies rating.
Kirill is the General Director of SPB TV. He founded the company together with Sebastian-Justus Schmidt in 2007. Today, the company is one of the world's leading providers of end-to-end OTT TV, IP TV and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multiscreen devices. The company's user application, SPB TV, is available on all mobile operating systems and its viewing audience has reached 30 million people worldwide. Previously, Kirill was Director of the Economics and Finance Directorate for the independent non-profit organization, TV-Novosti. Prior to TV-Novosti, he was Deputy Minister of Press Radio and Television Broadcasting, Deputy General Director for Sales at Lenenergo and Deputy Chairman of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company. Kirill worked and studied in the UK within an intergovernmental programme (corporate governance and finance) and holds a PhD in Physics and Mathematics in Mathematical Cybernetics from St. Petersburg State University.
Born in 1972 in China, Mr. Wan holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. Mr. Wan joined Huawei in 1996 and has served as Director for the UMTS RAN System, President of the UMTS Product Line, President of the Wireless Product Line, and President of Huawei Device. Currently he is responsible for Huawei business in the Russian Federation.
Grigory heads up the centre for software development which today has a staff of over 300 programming engineers. The main software consists of Java, the C/C++ compiler family, virtualisation, tools for developers and the like. It has been under his guidance that the High Technology Centre has implemented a number of successful projects: the JavaOne developer conference was organised, Russia’s largest; a centre of excellence for software products, platforms and technology was created and is greatly in demand among clients and partners of Oracle; extensive co-operation with St. Petersburg State University allows the Faculty of Physics to take an active part in the Large Hadron Collider project. Before joining Oracle (Sun Microsystems until 2010), in 2002–2004, Grigory was project head at the Russian company Elbrus, which he came to from the Research Institute of Mathematics, where he held the position of scientific associate. Grigory graduated from the Physical Faculty of St. Petersburg State University in 1998. He is married and has a 13-year-old daughter.
Vyacheslav (Slava) Nesterov is a General Manager of the Software Development Centre of EMC Corporation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Vyacheslav was graduated from St. Petersburg State University (1983), has Ph.D (1989) and D.Sc. (1999) degrees in mathematics. He joined EMC in February 2008 as an Engineering Director of St. Petersburg Centre, was nominated as a General Manager in April 2009. Prior to joining EMC Vyacheslav worked for Motorola, in St. Petersburg Software development centre in deferent management positions, most recently as a Senior Operations Manager. Vyacheslav has a significant experience in management of software development organizations, industrial development of software products and solutions. Because of a big number of joint projects EMC has with St. Petersburg universities, public sector organizations and members of innovation eco-system Vyacheslav is deeply involved into St. Petersburg business activities in the areas of IT, education, infrastructure development. Before 1998 Vyacheslav worked in leading research institutes of Academy of Sciences, held senior research fellow position. He was engaged in research work in the areas of computational mathematics and artificial intelligence, published more than 60 research papers.
Since 2012 Igor Kaloshin takes position of General Director of “Intel Software” LLC that is resident of Skolkovo Innovation Center. His area of responsibility and professional interests include government relations and collaborations with innovation development institutes and IT ecosystem in Russia. In 2004 Igor joint Intel in position of general manager of Intel R&D center in St Petersburg. Since 2007 till 2012 he held position of Russia Operations Director at Intel. From 2009 till 2011 he was co-chair of IT committee at St Petersburg chapter of American Chamber of Commerce. Since 2011 he is member of RUSSOFT board and since 2010 till 2012 was member of executive committee at AmCham in St Petersburg. Education: 1996 - graduated from Mathematics & Mechanics faculty of St Petersburg State University with MS degree in Mathematics, chair of Statistical Simulation. 1996 - 1999 continued post graduate education at the same chair.
One of Russia’s leading IT managers. Acronis Vice President since July 2014. In 2012–2014, Alexey Badaev served as Managing Partner of Taiga Entertainment and Vice President of OCS distribution, where he was responsible for distribution of computer games and gaming devices. From 2010 to May 2012, he was Country Manager for Apple Russia, which was named Apple’s most effective office in 2012. In 1996–2010, he worked for Microsoft, where he moved from Account Manager to Director, Russia and CIS. During his last four years at Microsoft, he supervised promotion of gaming platforms and was responsible for development of the Xbox 360 and XboxLive. Alexey Badaev graduated from the Economics Department of Moscow international higher business school specializing in management.
On March 1, 2013 Igor joined the Skolkovo Foundation as VP and the executive director of the IT cluster. Igor leads the ecosystem development of IT innovative startups in Russia. In 2011-2012 Igor Bogachev led the office of SAP AG in CIS countries in the role of CEO. His responsibilities included development strategy elaboration and enhancing company performance. SAP AG Executive Board approved the SAP CIS Growth Plan until 2015 with the goal of achieving revenue of 1 billion Euros. SAP business grew steadily and successfully in Russia and CIS - SAP CIS became the best SAP business unit amongst BRIC countries and came fourth in terms of financial results in SAP AG in 2012. In 2009 Igor was invited by SAP to re-start its SME business area in CIS region. Igor worked for different companies of IT industry in 1992-2009. In 2009 he joined SAP from XEROX where he worked for 13 years being responsible for many different roles in distribution and business development in CIS countries.
Kirill Varlamov is a head of Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF), created by the current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. IIDF was established in March 2013. IIDF main goals are financial and consulting support of internet projects at all stages of development, searching and selecting startups and growing them to a highly valuable business. Kirill is also a CEO at Naumen, company cofounded with Аleksandr Davydov in 2001. Naumen is one of the leading companies in software development in Russia. Born in 1974 in a city of Sverdlovsk, Kirill graduated Ural State Technical University in 1996, attended classes at Bradley University, Peoria, IL. In 2012 Kirill graduated Moscow management school Skolkovo as Executive MBA. In November 2012 Kirill became a winner at national finals of Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur Of The Year” in IT section. That contest is being held for 27 years in 140 cities of 50 countries around the world.
Alexander Galitsky is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners. Almaz Capital Partners has offices in Moscow, Russia and Menlo Park, CA, and is backed by Cisco Systems, EBRD and IFC. He is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in Russia/CIS, Europe and the USA. Prior to Almaz, Alexander formed the ICT investment practice at Russian Technologies, one of the first venture capital funds in Russia, and made a several private successful investments. His past and current investments include: Parallels, Yandex, QIK (sold to Skype), Vyatta (sold to Brocade), Acumatica, Jelastic, NavMaps (sold to TeleAtlas), 2Can, Alawar, AlterGeo, SJLabs (sold to VocalTec), EverNote, GridGain, WikiMart, etc.Prior to his investment career, he founded and headed five successful high-tech companies as CEO, including ELVIS+, TrustWorks Systems (sold to Hamsard), EzWIM (sold to TMT Ventures), ELVIS Telecom (sold to Telenor), NPC ELVIS. He specialized in WiFi, Virtual Private Network technology and product development on the Global market in partnership with Sun Microsystems and was a pioneer of the Russian Internet industry in 90s.
Alexei Goreslavsky was born in Moscow in 1977. He graduated from the History Department of Moscow State University in 1999 and from the postgraduate school of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002. He worked for Moskovsky Komsomolets and Sovershenno Sekretno. Versia newspapers starting 1995. He served as editor-in-chief of the Internet newspaper Vzglyad from 2005 to 2007, director of online projects at the Interfax news service from 2007 to 2010, and as head of communications of AgencyOne from 2011 to 2013. He became deputy general director of Rambler&Co in 2013. Alexei Goreslavsky was appointed editor-in-chief of Lenta.ru in March 2014. He is married and has a daughter.
Mark Zavadskiy brings to AliExpress an extensive communications background that includes in-depth knowledge of Russia-China relations. Zavadskiy leads both strategy development and implementation for the marketing and brand efforts of AliExpress across Russia. His responsibilities include strategic partnerships with Russian and Chinese companies, planning and implementation of trade and logistics concepts, business execution, and enhancement of AliExpress brand awareness in Russia. Prior to joining AliExpress, Zavadskiy founded his own strategic communications company, Asia To Go Limited, specializing in providing Russia-Asia intellectual, economic and cultural exchanges. His previous career as a journalist includes working as senior political correspondent for Ezhenedelny Zhurnal in Russia before moving to Hong Kong in 2004, where he opened the Hong Kong Bureau for the Russian Information Agency Novosti. In 2008, he became Chief Asia Correspondent for the Russian Business Weekly Expert.
Danny Perekalsky is the CEO of Ozon.ru. Prior to joining Ozon.ru, Danny was the marketing director for the major Russian retail chain Dixy. He transformed the chain into a leading brand among Russian retailers. In the early 2000s, he managed the Israel-based company Nielsen and then took over the services division for retail companies of the Nielsen branch in Eastern Europe. In 2007, he joined the Russian office of Metro Cash & Carry, where he held the position of Food Procurement Director and also headed the Private Label & Space Management Department and the Pricing Management Department. Danny graduated from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Born on May 26, 1967 in Perm. Graduated from Perm Polytechnic University with a degree in Industrial Automatics in 1989. In 1993, Mr. Semerikov became CEO of OAO KomTels. In 1996–1999, he was CEO of Elsvyaz. He has been CEO of OAO ER Group of Companies and ER-TELECOM since 2001, and CEO of ER-Telecom Holding (includes brands Dom.ru and Dom.ru – Business) since 2006. Vice president of Russian Cable Television Association. Married, two kids.
Pavel is a veteran of International IT industry, who started his career at IBM Canada in 1985. After leaving IBM in 1991, over the years Pavel had a number of senior executive roles with several hardware, software and services technology companies, in both North America and Europe. Over the last 28 years Pavel held such executive roles as CEO, President, Vice President of Sales, CMO, General Manager, and his experience base includes 6 years in Technology Venture Capital industry as Chief Executive Officer focused on turnarounds. For 4 years prior to joining Microsoft, Pavel was Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Systems, responsible for overall business in Russia and CIS. Then he joined Microsoft as Head of Business Strategy Central & Eastern Europe Region. During his professional tenure, Pavel has lived in the USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Russia, and Hungary. Pavel graduated from the University Of Toronto (Canada) in 1985, with Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. He obtained post graduate Executive Education at Harvard and IMD.
Haas alumna, Managing Director of DFJ VTB Capital Aurora, a venture group specializing in investments in the developing world. Alexandra invests in a broad range of companies targeting enterprise, material science, alternative energy, and industry innovation and has grown a variety of product and services start-ups and emerging technology companies in the U.S, Russia and the CIS. Alexandra was named among Top 20 most influential men and women in Bay Area finance in 2015 (Worth). Alexandra is a President of the Global Technology Symposium, a premier investor conference on global emerging markets held annually in Silicon Valley since 2003, and was a private sector Co-Chair of the U.S. – Russia Innovation Working Group. She has spent her career connecting Bay Area investors with companies in emerging markets, supporting international cooperation and global talent. She is a board member of several tech companies, including Grid Dynamics, VisionLabs, and Rolith. Previously Alexandra was a founder and managing director of Landbridge Capital LLC, an investment firm targeting U.S.-based companies commercializing Russian technology. Prior to forming Landbridge Capital, Ms. Johnson was CEO of Libritas, Inc., a venture backed provider of Information Technology (IT) products and managed telecom services for small, medium and Fortune 500 Corporations. Libritas was acquired in 2001. Alexandra received an M.A. with honors from the Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok and a Ph.D. from University of St. Petersburg. She also has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Carlo Rossotto is the Lead ICT Specialist and Regional Coordinator in ECA and MENA regions in the ICT Sector Unit at the World Bank. He has previously held the positions of Middle East and North Africa Regional Coordinator in the GICT Department and the Senior ICT Specialist at the World Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Rossotto served as economist at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Foundazione Roselli. Mr. Rossotto authored several World Bank publications focused on the role of ICT and broadband strategies in the job creation. Mr. Rossotto holds a Master’s degree in Financial and Commercial Regulation, Utilities Regulation, and Financial Market Regulation from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi.' He speaks six languages and is fluent in Italian, French, and Spanish.
Born in Hamburg on August 3, 1951; married, with one daughter. 1971: University entrance qualifications in Bonn-Bad Godesberg. 1972 to 1976: Study of agricultural sciences at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn. 1979: Award of the title Doctor of Agriculture. 1976 to 1979: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, assistant at the Chair of Economic Sociology. 1980 to 1982: Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Horticulture, Agriculture and Forests Trade Union (GGLF) in the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) in Kassel. 1983 to 1988: Head of Department at the head office of the GGLF and secretary to the executive board. 1998: Deputy Chairman of the GGLF. 1989 to 1991: Head of the Parliamentary Liaison Office of the National Executive Board of the DGB in Bonn. 1991 to 2000: Secretary to the National Executive Board of the DGB, Chairman responsible for Executive Board affairs in Düsseldorf. 2001 to 2002: Social Affairs Attaché at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC, USA. 2002 to 2006: Head of Department 3 (Social Affairs; Education; Research; Environment; Transport; Consumer Protection, Agriculture) at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. 2006 to 2008: Head of Department I (General Fundamentals) of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), Berlin/Bonn. 2008 to 2009: Vice-Minister at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS). 2010 to 2012: Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 2012: Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Sergey Livshits was born in 1982. In 2005, he graduated from the Special Engineering Department of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. In 2010, he earned an MBA at Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS with a degree in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Sergey joined tvzavr.ru in July 2014. Prior to joining tzvavr.ru, he worked in the retail practice of Ernst & Young CIS (EY), where he developed omni-channel services for major retail chains. In 2007–2012, Sergey worked at OJSC MTS, where he worked he way up from a specialist on federal retail chains to head of the online store shop.mts.ru. Sergey enjoys triathlons. He is married with a son and a daughter.