Keith Teare is founder of Just.me Inc — a mobile messaging application funded by Vinod Khosla’s Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Google Ventures, Betaworks, Crunchfund and SV Angel. Previously he was co-founder of TechCrunch, founder of RealNames and co-founder of EasyNet, the pan-European ISP. Keith is also the founder of his Palo Alto based incubator, Archimedes Labs.
Teare has a track record as a serial entrepreneur with focus big ideas and has achieved significant returns for investors. Quite often he covers mobile and tech trends at TechCrunch as blogger, since he is quite passion about this subject. He is also a Smithsonian-Computerworld Laureate. Teare is the author of “The Easy Net Book” and “Under Siege”.
Boris Kim is a co-owner and chairman of board of directors of QIWI. He is the head of the committee of payment systems and banking instruments of the National Association of Electronic Commerce (NAEC).
Prior to QIWI Boris served as CFO of the Russian subsidiary companies TJ Collection, and was also an advisor of the Board of Investment Joint-Stock Commercial Bank "Zerich", at the same time joining the board of directors. p>
From 1999 to 2007, Boris led a group e-port - the organizer of the same payment system. p>
Alexander is the General Director of Brandtone Russia. Brandtone is the World’s Leading Mobile Marketing Company which has operation in BRIC countries, USA, South Africa and Turkey, headquartered in Ireland.
With over 14 years’ experience in organizational transformation, brand management and FMCG sales and marketing, Alexander’s expertise covers mobile, fixed, convergent and e-commerce for the telecommunications industry. He has launched numerous Russian regional telco operations and has worked as head of corporate sales and Macro- regional commercial director for TELE2 Russia, and also held senior positions with Rostelecom and A.T. Kearney.
Until January 2013 Andrey led the interaction with corporate customers and clients in the public sphere at IBM Russia and CIS, and held the position of CEO. p>
Before that Andrei served as managing director of the department for work with global customers in IBM Russia and CIS and headed the department of business consulting services, which consists of 125 consultants. Andrei Tikhonov is a member of an international group of consultants IBM «Strategy and Change» (Strategy & Change). P>
In January 2013, Andrei Tikhonov became head of corporate sales of Samsung Enterprise Rus Company. p>
Kei is a Japanese American entrepreneur from New York. He has worked for Panasonic, Lucent Technologies, Cybird, all leading companies in their respective industries before establishing one of Japan's first mobile strategy firms, Infinita.
For over 10 years, Kei has devoted his time to helping Japanese companies with their mobile product and service strategies in expanding across borders and likewise guided International companies with their entry into Japan.
Since 2012, he is Director of Business Development at Dentsu's innovation section, the Future Communications Department, where he is going beyond the companies traditional advertising business to cultivate new global business opportunities in the digital arena.
Kei is also one of the most sought after speakers on the world's most advanced mobile market, Japan.
Denys handles marketing activities and business development at Readdle since day one (Founded in 2007). Readdle is one of the hottest mobile startups that focuses on creating remarkable iOS business and productivity applications. With 11 million users, top positions on the AppStore Readdle hold #1 position as a developer of business apps according to ScaleVP.
Denys got his Master of Science Degree of Business and Management at Aston Business School (2012). He got a lifetime BGS membership, in addition, Aston University honored his achievements at Readdle by adding him to the "Rising Stars" alumni list.
Ivan Kozlov began his career in Aviasales.ru (Russia's #1 flights meta-search engine, known in Europe and the USA as JetRadar) in 2012. In the role as Product Manager, Ivan coordinate all mobile products for Aviasales.
Since his arrival, the total number for mobiles search has shown double figure growth and is now used by 600 000 users in Russia. In 2010 , Ivan Kozlov graduated from the Economics Faculty at St Pete State University.
Marcel is founder and CEO of Adspert, a disruptive online marketing software. He is responsible for business development, strategy and investor relations.
Before starting Adspert, Marcel was working within the mobile and online industry - the new economy - for more than 10 years already. He was lucky to hold various positions with very different companies and therefore was able to obtain very differentiated experiences, point of views as well as contact-networks.
The formerly called new economy is still the most interesting industry to him with its fast moving innovation, lots of highly motivated entrepreneurs and great expectations - the way we live and work has changed and still will change dramatically. He enjoys being part of the movement - as entrepeneur and as business angel.
Rory leads the strategy, market development & execution of TripAdvisor’s mobile ambitions across the EMEA region. Prior to TripAdvisor, Rory was a senior manager within Orange France-Telecom’s Group Marketing & Innovation unit – leaded the development of multiple marketing propositions (digital media/telecoms) into 8 European territories.
Rory also gained invaluable start-up experience as VP Business Development for StrategyEye Ltd. and holds an MBA from Judge Business School, Cambridge University.
Florian is Co-Founder and CEO of EyeEm, a mobile photo sharing & discovery app that recommends you places, topics & events based on the photos you take. The project’s concept originated following the misfortune of having his digital SLR camera stolen in a New York subway. He managed to pick up a used iPhone from a friend and discovered a whole community of people on Twitter and Flickr who enjoyed sharing their daily phone shots. The ambition behind EyeEm is to connect people beyond their existing social networks through the things they love. The Next Web chose EyeEm as Best mobile app.
Besides EyeEm, Florian is organizer of PhotoHackDay – the event that brings together the most innovative developers and designers for a weekend without sleep to hack the future of photography.
In 2011 Florian became a mentor of Seedcamp - Europe's leading micro-seed investment fund and mentoring program.
Ciara is a technology journalist whose work has appeared in VentureBeat, O’ Reilly Radar, Techcrunch, The New York Times and Forbes. Based in Amsterdam, her interests include cleantech, mobile health care, big data, European startups, technology in emerging markets and cycling in high heels.
Yuri is an expert in the field of singularity - a symbiosis of new technologies: ICT, biotechnology (DNA, reading and writing), nanotechnology, neural technology, artificial intelligence, new energy, computer interface, 3D-printers.
Yuri was the first dutch who had graduated in 2010 from Singularity University in Silicon Valley. Hi is an alumnus of NASA programm FutureMed2011, focused on the future of health care. Currently, he is the official ambassador of the University in the Netherlands.
Yuri is an expert in everything relating to the mobile Internet, including applications, widgets, tablets, and websites. He is co-founder of Mobile Monday (MoMo Amsterdam) and TEDx Amsterdam.
Anton join the team in 2012 as Marketing Manager responsible for Mobile (iOS / Android) applications.
His previous experience connected with SKB Kontur (software 2b2 application) and hidden marketing inventory (viral & digital-PR).
Denys graduated from the Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (Technical University) in "Secure telecommunications system."
He was the field of information security since 2005. Is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Auditor for Russian Standard Bank, a certified specialist in the field of Information Security (CISSP), a certified specialist in cloud computing security (CCSK), has a number of certificates on products from VMware (VSP4, VTSP4), Microsoft (MCSA), ArcSight (ACSA, ACIA) and RSA (CSE DLP, CSE enVision, CSE SecurID).
In Trend Micro Denis helps customers and partners to find the right solutions for the optimal protection of information and advice on technical issues. Previously worked in sales support of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, as well as project activities in information security in the company of InfoSec.
In RISSPA and the Cloud Security Alliance Denis coordinates activities of the Russian branch and is responsible for the development of local initiatives related to the security of cloud computing.
Passionate about all things mobile, James Cameron is the co-founder of global events and lead generation business, Masterclassing (www.masterclassing.com) and the founder of events business Camerjam. James has over 10 years of conference and events experience and has since produced more than 100 events across the globe in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.
Charles is the Director of Mobile and International Business Development at Foursquare where he focuses on mobile operator, OEM, and strategic partnerships. Charles was an early member of the team at Foursquare, joining in May 2010.
Prior to joining the Foursquare team, Charles spent six years in Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets where he focused on the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. Charles holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelors degree in History from Northwestern University.
Harri Koponen is currently the COO of Rovio Entertainment Ltd., an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise.
Before joining Rovio, Mr. Koponen served as CEO of Swedish Tele2, as President and CEO of Sonera Corporation and as Deputy CEO of TeliaSonera Ab. He has also served as Managing Director of Kuwait Wataniya Telecom and has held positions for such international companies as Hewlett-Packard and Shell. Koponen holds a Ph.D. in Economics h.c. and has a long history of successful achievements in a number of global organizations.
After graduation he worked in the RIA "Novosti" – as an editor, reporter, special correspondent, deputy G.M. of the Directorate programs. From October 1996 to April 1998 he worked as deputy CMO of the Presidential Administration. After that, he was appointed as chairman of the RIA "Novosti", then the first deputy chairman of the VGTRK.
In June 2000 he was appointed deputy Chief of the Government of the Russian Federation. In this position, he supervised information policy. In July 2003, Alex became deputy CEO, member of the Board of Directors of the company "Medialogia" (development of a database for publications in the media).
In December 2008, he became a member of the Supreme Council of the party "Pravoe Delo". In July 2012 Alexey was appointed as deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the implementation of the state policy in the field of media.
Since 2004 he has been working in the mobile industry, promoting the then little-known PocketPC. Since 2006, one of the founders of the Russian brand Orsio, which is sold under the first smartphone based on Windows Mobile and e-books. P>
In 2007, Eugene joined the UK-based Meridian Group, where he proceeded to the development of new smart phones and mobile phone companies under the trademark Fly for the Russian market. P>
In 2012, Eugene moved to a promising start-Wheely, has created a mobile app and cloud service for booking a car with a driver in order to move it to the Russian market. P>
In December 2012 Yevgeny Kozlov took the position of director of marketing and advertising in uBank, the payment system, which allows the use of mobile and online banking for customers of any bank, helping to pay for various services, such as services to the FCC, cell phones, home Internet, repayment of loans to banks and it is absolutely no commission. The application is preinstalled in the largest number of mobile vendors, and also available in Google.Play in the AppStore. To date, the mobile version downloaded by more than 300,000 people. P>
Matteo has more than 15 years experience in the Technology and Software space and leads the Technology team in Milan. His key projects credentials include Standard Bank, Cisco, Vodafone, Conde Nast, SKY Italy .
His presentations about tech and mobile trends have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Washington Post, Scientific American, CNN Money and several Italian magazines and newspapers. Is a part of the SeedStartup mentorship program.
Fumihiko is a business developer, marketer, speaker and author with an outstanding skill set and proven track record of creating award winning advertisements and businesses.
He has built a professional career working over 10 years on brand marketing and internet marketing for prominent clients such as McDonalds and Softbank in Japan, and has always been at the forefront of digital engagement innovations at Japan's largest advertising agency, Dentsu Inc. Fumihiko left Dentsu for a few years to head the internet marketing division at Japan's largest internet marketing company, IMJ, and also assumed BoD positions at its subsidiaries to provide services that converge mass media and internet marketing to various clients.
He was also responsible for creating the hugely successful and profitable e-commerce business targeting 40 million customers of CCC (Culture Convenience Club), which is also the parent company of IMJ. He returned to Dentsu in late 2008 and focused on formulating internet marketing and product development for clients such as American Express and Canon.
Ninel Gryuner is an expert in the field of mobile marketing and business development of app and game development studios. Her duties also include monetization, User Aquisition and Public Relations with leading mass media of IT industry.
Ninel has on her professional account successful promotion of the game Cyto and the WishLab app. Along with acknowledgment of users and journalists, these products were noted by a number of prestigious awards. Cyto even received «Editor's choice» from Apple in more than 40 countries.
This year Ninel has been invited as mentor at startup accelerator Eastlabs to share her experience with young teams.
Christian Geissendoerfer is CEO at YOOSE. After his extensive experience in sales & marketing in the corporate world, he launched in 2008 his own venture in the mobile location based, marketing and advertising space. Have a look at http://www.yoose.com if you want to find out more about this exciting new business.
His professional career started 1999 and he has various marketing and sales experiences in the IT software environment, past professional experience in the routes to market strategy and lead management work at IBM for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) geography across brands and customer sets.
Alexander Kubaneishvili is the Industry Head, Google Russia.
Alexander graduated from the St. Petersburg State Engineering and Economic University with a master's degree in management. While studying at the university, he was the president of AIESEC (world's largest student organization). After the graduation Alexander had an intrenship in the United States, working as a project manager in the international division of Nationwide Insurance - one of the largest insurance companies. In 2005-2011 Alexander worked in MTV Russia, i-Free, and Microsoft Russia.
Alexander has extensive experience in advertising and promotion. In recent years he was working in strategic and organizational development of companies in the advertising and mobile services.
Has been working in sphere of Internet technology, information security and marketing since 2000. In 2005 Founded Information and Analytical Center Anti-Malware.ru, where he is Managing Partner. Since 2010 Ilya is a member of the Board of VirusInfo.info – project that helps curing computers from complex forms of malware. Ilya is author of many analytical articles, technological comparisons and tests.
His competence and expertise covers a wide range of tasks from analysis and strategic marketing to security and anti-virus research. In 2007-2010, Ilya received "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Windows Security" award, as one of the most influential independent experts on information security.
Andrey is a Senior Security Engineer at viaForensics where he focuses on the security of mobile platforms and applications and mobile phone forensics with strong emphasis on iOS and BlackBerry devices.
Before joining viaForensics he was deeply involved with computer security, computer forensics and cryptography.
Daria - a specialist in communications and marketing in Europe and Russia, as well as the producer of the conference MBLT # 13.
She has more than 5 years of experience in the Internet sphere. Interested in corporate venture funds and their influence on the development of innovative eco environment in Russia, actively studying and writing about projects «smart cities» and education for entrepreneurs on her blog batukhtina.ru.
The head of the venture fund GUTA Group "Center program of financial recovery," the head of the Center for Innovative Technology GUTA Group, CEO of 2 startups.
Dmitry has experience in creating and guiding startups since 1994. With experience in the selection, formation and development of teams of high-tech projects, attracting private investment and state funds. Led major projects in the field of development, M & A. Currently specializing in the creation and funding of projects in the field of instrumentation, medical equipment and IT.
Dmitry is an expert of the Committee on Innovation and Venture Financing of the Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs. Judge of the federal program of the Russian Federation in the field of supporting and promoting innovation "Zvorykinsky project," competition "START" state non-profit organization "The Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in the scientific field."
G.M. and head of the portal Slon.ru with March 2011, G.M. of LLC «Big City» in January 2012.
Previously — chief editor of Russia Forbes (2004-2011 years), the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes (2003), chief-editor of "The Company" (2002-2003), editor, deputy editor of the newspaper "Vedomosti" (1999 -2002 years), deputy chief editor of "The Company" (1997-1999), the correspondent of the newspaper "Today" (1996-1997).
In 1995, he graduated from philosophy department of Moscow State University. Maksim's career as a journalist began in 1994, he worked in a news agency Skate.