2022 Speakers

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Jeremy White
Jeremy White Senior Innovation Editor

Jeremy White is a public speaker and the senior innovation editor of Wired, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers the innovations and businesses building the future. In charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will affect both consumers and businesses, White is an expert speaker in a multitude of subjects from Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to cyber security, autonomous cars to innovation in the financial sector. Jeremy White was a digital editor at the Financial Times, and prior to that was technology editor at Esquire magazine.

Mariusz Gasiewski
Mariusz Gasiewski CEE Mobile Gaming Lead

Mariusz Gasiewski has been with Google since 2007. He is leading mobile gaming and apps initiatives at Google for Startups Campus in Warsaw, supporting growth of mobile gaming and apps ecosystem in in the CEE region. During most of his career was helping some of Google’s biggest clients in Central and Eastern Europe in preparation and implementation of mobile measurement strategies. He is a frequent speaker at gaming and mobile conferences and a founder of GameCamp (www.gamecamp.io), one of the biggest mobile gaming and apps specialists communities in Europe.

Amazon Web Services
Elena Ehrlich
Elena Ehrlich Principal Data Scientist

Elena Ehrlich is a Principal Data Scientist with Amazon Web Services. She has a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London and has worked across industries including defense with BAE Systems in the UK, finance at Winton Capital in Switzerland, and ad tech at IBM in Silicon Valley. Today she is working with customers to develop and integrate machine learning and AI solutions on AWS.

Oleg Shkoda
Oleg Shkoda Technical Product Marketing Manager

IT specialist. Real-time graphics enthusiast. Ray-Tracing advocate.

Alexey Gubarev
Alexey Gubarev Co-Founder

Alexey established Palta in 2016 together with Yuri Gursky. As Founding Partner, Alexey handles financial, business and investment issues. He was previously CEO of the XBT Holding group of companies where he managed acquisitions and retained customers from Fortune 100 companies to drive sales growth. He has also founded a leading hosting company Servers.com.

Alexei Chernobrovov
Alexei Chernobrovov CEO

Alexei Chernobrovov, Ph.D. Data science consultant, chernobrovov.com Worked with some well-known companies: Raiffeisen Bank, Mazda, Ok.ru (VK), M.Video, Rostelecom, X5 Retail Group, VTB, Severstal, SkyEng and etc. Lecture at X5 Academy and AIMasters. Member of the Expert Council of the Runet Prize. Speaker of all top conferences on marketing, analytics and data science: Re-Work (AI IN RETAIL), DSS EUROPE, DSC EUROPE, Oborot.ru, Datafest, Metamarkets, Go Analytics! and etc.

Andrey Ivashentsev
Andrey Ivashentsev Founder

I develop XR community in CEE region to bring our world closer to metaverse. I’ve founded MIXR – largest independent XR conference in the region, now developing AR,VR and other Digital projects in Retail and other industries. Sometimes I consult corporations and startups on innovations and immersive tech.

Valeria Salimova
Valeria Salimova CPO

Experienced PO in building and developing B2B SaaS and B2C products in GameDev, Martech and Medtech (ex-DOC+, ManyChat, Legionfarm and Smartomica).

Roman Smirnov
Roman Smirnov Senior ML Engineer

Machine learning engineer and tech leader of RnD teams with more than 6 years of experience in the development, training, and deployment of transformer-based models, primary solving NLP, and audio processing tasks.

Sunday Games
Serge Kopov
Serge Kopov CEO & Founder

Love to create innovative apps and games. Released over 50 since 2006. Using blockchain in games since 2017. Released 0xUniverse one of the most popular games on Ethereum and Polygon in 2019-2020. Now creating a p2e sci-fi sandbox survival MMORPG called Supernova.

Valerii Babushkin
Valerii Babushkin VP, Data Science

Valerii works at Blockchain.com as a VP, Data science. Before that he worked in Facebook as the WhatApp User Data Privacy Tech Lead, at Alibaba Russia as the VP of Machine Learning and at X5 Retail Group as a Senior Director of Data Science. Also, Valerii is a Kaggle competition Grand Master.

iLogos Game Studios, Play2Earn Ltd
Alexander Goldybin
Alexander Goldybin Co-founder

Alexander Goldybin has more than 20 years of experience in the game industry. Right now, apart from iLogos, Alexander works as a founder of AI Forge, an AI-incubator company, where he indulges his relatively (in comparison to gamedev, of course) recent interest in AI/ML technologies and refines his expertise within the sphere. In addition he is a LP with several venture funds and an angel investor.

Alexander Mokryak
Alexander Mokryak Machine Learning Team Lead

I am the Team Lead of the Machine Learning Engineering team at Exness. I have more than six years of backend engineering experience and ML experience of more than five years. Now I am responsible for the ML models lifecycle in the company, starting from developing the model, deploying it, and monitoring and updating it.

Valiotti Analytics
Nikolai Valiotti
Nikolai Valiotti CEO

PhD in Economics, defended his thesis on the use of neural networks in business in 2014 at St. Petersburg State University. Headed the Data & BI direction at US company Airpush. In 2019, he founded Valiotti Analytics, where he provides analytical consulting for mobile and digital startups. Author of the @leftjoin telegram channel and the leftjoin.ru blog, in which he gives practical advice on applying analytics in business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Analytics online in US university Georgia Tech.

Yana Bashlykevich
Yana Bashlykevich Chief Commercial Officer

Yana Bashlykevich is a chief commercial officer and director of paid collaborations at Mediacube, which is a partner of Google, an ecosystem for YouTube creators, and a fintech team with its own payment product for bloggers called MC Pay. Since 2016 has been responsible for launching influencer marketing campaigns on YouTube for various types of businesses (fintech, crypto, FMCG, E-commerce, etc). Nowadays is working in the field of licensing, brand ambassadorship, and creator economy.

Dmitry Malahov
Dmitry Malahov Business development manager

Years of experience in the business development industry covering segments such as e-commerce, online gaming, customer support, product development.

Ivan Gorshkov
Ivan Gorshkov Head of Data Science and Analytics

Ivan holds the position Head of Data Science and Analytics in a Cyprus based brokerage company. He has 10+ year experience in introduction of data driven solutions to business processes in a wide range of applications (mainly in banking and finance). Has broad expertise in data science and machine learning, analytics and data engineering.

Leysan Hapughina
Leysan Hapughina Senior legal counsel

I have more that 15 years experience in protection of business and its founders interests mostly in international and multinational IT, media and service providing companies. My main goal is to be a lawyer without unnecessary bureaucracy.

Vsevolod Vainer
Vsevolod Vainer Product Director Cloud

9+ Year experience in Cloud / Edge / AI platforms

Alexey Petrovskikh
Alexey Petrovskikh Head of Streaming Platform

Has more that 15 years experience in video streaming. From live to video hosting. Launched education streams, fintech platform with video, launched FIFA Worldcup and Olympicg Games broadcasting. Helped to launch copies of Netflix, Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, etc.

Taxcom Services Limited
Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou
Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou Managing Director

Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from the Athens University of Economic and Business. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC).

AsusPlus Auditors and Tax Consultants Ltd
Sofoklis Michail
Sofoklis Michail Tax Director

An experienced professional with more than 10 years of experience in corporate and financial services. An ACA qualified Tax Consultant, International Tax Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation with a Bachelor’s degree from London School Of Economics in Accounting and Finance, extensively exposed to both Cyprus and International Tax. Founder and Director of AsusPlus Auditors and Tax Consultants Ltd. Skilled and experienced in structuring Tax efficient International corporate structures and assisting with legal and tax compliance requirements.

Evgeny Kolotinsky
Evgeny Kolotinsky Head of Data Science

From tech to product management and back

Igor Sheinikov
Igor Sheinikov Managing Partner, CBDO

15 years of leading the changes in structure, planning, motivation, and service excellence for outsourcing companies mixed with fun and some still unforgotten maths background and PhD in Space explorations. Big fan of skis, windsurfing and dogs.

Sergey Vasin
Sergey Vasin Partner

Sergey leads Flintera, a private equity firm. He is passionate about data analysis, business management, and scaling start-ups. Prior to Flintera, he spent six years in fintech in an alternative lending fund, where he delivered double-digit un-levered returns to the investors.

Kirill Shidenko
Kirill Shidenko CEO and Founder

More than 20years in internet marketing, last 7 years in app promotion.

Fourdev Software Limited
Dmitry Kochnev
Dmitry Kochnev CEO & Founder

CEO & Founder, 4Dev.com, prior to that, Managing Director, Skyeng

AsusPlus Auditors and Tax Consultants Ltd
Andreas Varianos
Andreas Varianos Managing Director

An experienced professional with more than 15 years of experience in corporate and financial services. Founder and managing director of AsusPlus Auditors and Tax Consultants Ltd. Actively involved in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) related structures as well as commercial and tax transactions. Holder of practicing certificate in Auditing in Cyprus and Malta. Skilled and experienced in structuring Tax efficient International corporate structures and assisting with legal and tax compliance requirements.

Warner Music Group
Tiago Correia
Tiago Correia Gaming & Next Gen Partnerships

A resourceful strategy professional with over 12 years of experience in the Media, Entertainment & Tech space and a Masters in Management from London Business School. I'm here to develop strategic partnerships with businesses in the creative and technology industries. As a strategist I've developed board-level strategy projects with FTSE 100 and S&P 500 firms, and companies I have worked with as partners have included Google, NBCUniversal, Apple, Spotify, Roblox, Dapper Labs, Genies, Epic Games, Sky, etc.

Andrei Avsievich
Andrei Avsievich Investor

Investor and serial entrepreneur @ VOCHI, OneSoil, Bulba Ventures, etc.

Nikita Yuriev
Nikita Yuriev Principal

VC investor, mentor, ex-entrepreneur. Fan of robotics, ai and industrial startups

Alexander Laryanovskiy
Alexander Laryanovskiy Managing partner

Ex-head of International Expansion of Russian Search Giant Yandex

Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry
Maria Theodorou
Maria Theodorou Commerce and Industry Officer

Mrs Maria Theodorou is a holder of a Master’s Degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Business Administration of the University of Cyprus. Mrs Theodorou is serving in the Ministry of Energy Commerce and Industry since 2005. Recently Mrs Theodorou was also assign the coordination of the Business Facilitation Unit which is set up in the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry aiming to the facilitation of foreign companies whishing to transfer their business activities to Cyprus.

Space Trace
Yaroslav Kravtsov
Yaroslav Kravtsov CEO, Co-Founder

15 years in game development industry. Experienced producer and game designer. Co-founder of Space Trace studio that made over 17 commercial projects on Roblox. New media artist.

Ekaterina Korneeva
Ekaterina Korneeva Sr Customer Success Manager

10+ years in customer-facing roles and sales. 5+ years in IT. Passionate about education, biotech, and the startup world.

Andrey Moroz
Andrey Moroz CEO

CEO and Co-Founder of Bluelight, play-to-earn game based on Take My Muffin animation series

Nextech Ventures
Daniel Hastik
Daniel Hastik Partner

Daniel Hastik is Partner in Nextech Ventures, a VC fund with a focus on the CEE region in Europe. He advises startups and founders in data related topics, growth strategies, product scaling and investor relations. As entrepreneur and former CEO of Futurelytics, a pioneer in predictive analytics in e-commerce and gaming industry, he well understands the importance of data driven businesses. He is also co-founder of Flowpay, embedded fintech and Livebid, the biggest art marketplace in Czech. He enjoys surfing.

Zubr Capital
Nick Shestak
Nick Shestak Partner

Partner in Zubr Capital investment company, which specializes in investments in private high-tech companies in the IT sector. More than 10 years of experience in M&A and private equity. At Zubr Capital, he is responsible for investor relations and is the project manager for the launch of Zubr Capital Fund II (96 mln US$). Holds an LLM degree from The University of Manchester (UK).

Ruslan Shaidulin
Ruslan Shaidulin CEO

CEO and CoFounder of Tengo Group that operate in a field of construction and design in 5 countries

Sonder London
Victoria Pearson
Victoria Pearson Founder and Managing Director

Victoria Pearson is the founder and Managing Director of Sonder London, an independent communications agency. Victoria has led award-winning PR strategies and secured global news coverage for some of Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies. Since 2018, Sonder has built platforms for revolutionary tech brands, worked with industry leaders to raise climate literacy and helped secure investment in the technology of tomorrow.

Trust PR Production
Anastasia Veremyova
Anastasia Veremyova Founder and CEO

Global strategic communications consultant for tech sector. Mentor, Global Women in Tech member, co-owner of UK-based SexTech startup, expert of accelerators and universities. PR partner of global VCs, startups and impact projects in Europe and USA.

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Vadim Epstein
Vadim Epstein Digital artist, director, educator, VJ

Media artist, director, educator, and VJ; former IT consultant and casual theoretical physicist. Has worked in various fields such as net.art, science art, and avant-garde club events since 1996, eventually having focused on visual media. As an artist and curator, had made visuals for hundreds of concerts, festivals, parties, and commercial events. The artworks have been exhibited worldwide in Montreal, Vancouver, Stuttgart, Paris, Basel, Lille, Moscow; highlighted on the conferences NeurIPS 2020/2021, CVPR 2021; sold as NFT collections, etc.

SPM Real Estate
Serhii Polivar
Serhii Polivar CEO & Founder

Serge is an entrepreneur and founder of SPM Real Estate, a company that allows you to purchase the most efficient property in Cyprus. Now he has more than 600 properties in his portfolio with a total value of 1.2 billion euros with an average ROI of 8%. This person brings innovation to the real estate investment business, changing it into a paradigm of ease, exceptional service, expertise and, of course, enjoyment of the process and result of buying a property.

NVO Capital
Vladislav Zdorenko
Vladislav Zdorenko Founder

Founder of Startech.vc and Startupbootcamp Russia. Forbes 30 under 30 Russia 2021 nominee. Alumni and mentor at 500 Startups. Startup advisor and Investor in early stage startups, including Amixr (500 Startups alumni, M&A exit in May 2021). Author and lecturer of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Tech Entrepreneurship course on Coursera.

Dmitriy Beseda
Dmitriy Beseda Co-founder & CMO

Co-founder & CMO at LF.Group - all-in-one solution for gaming communities

Invest Cyprus
Marios Tannousis
Marios Tannousis Deputy Director General

Marios Tannousis holds the post of Deputy Director General at the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). He has more than twenty four years of international corporate experience, with twelve years in the international banking and financial services group Societe Generale, where he served at various key posts. He is a Member of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) as well as the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He also served as President of the Cyprus Finance & Leasing Association and Board Member in various other organizations and bodies.

Alex Dovzhikov
Alex Dovzhikov coFounder

Investor and Entrepreneur

Ornament Health AG
Elena Kupriianova
Elena Kupriianova CMO

The Island Private School of Limassol
Alexander Shkuratov
Alexander Shkuratov Founder & CEO

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