Speakers
These are our distinguished speakers
Rev Lebaredian
NVIDIA
Rev Lebaredian - NVIDIA's senior vice president
Rev's GameWorks team creates simulation technology that synthesizes data for training of intelligent agents. In addition, his team research and develop DeepAI based techniques aimed at greatly increasing the fidelity and scale of content creation for virtual worlds.
Jin Wook Lee
Samsung Electronics
Vice President, Head of Samsung R&D Institute Russia, PhD
Ruslan Salakhutdinov
Carnegie Mellon University
Professor at Carnegie Mellon University,
Director of AI Research at Apple
David Yang
ABBYY
Founder and director of the board of ABBYY, Ph.D. in Mathematics, and Laureate of Russian Government Award in Science and Technology
Esther Dyson
Way to Wellville, Member of the Board of Directors of Yandex
Entrepreneur, investor, writer and publicist, philanthropist and public figure. Member of the Board of Directors of Yandex. Founder of Hiccup. Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDventure Holdings
Dmitry Vetrov
Higher School of Economics
PhD - research professor at HSE, head of center of deep learning and Bayesian methods and of joint Samsung-HSE lab on artificial intelligence.

Roman Styatyugin
Mail.Ru Group
Business development director, Predictive Analytic Solutions, Mail.Ru Group
Vorontsov Konstantin
MIPT, Computational center of RAS
PhD, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Engine Intelligence of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Head of the Department of Intelligent Systems of the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Singularity University in Russia, RVC
Director of RVC subsidiary funds, ambassador of Singularity University in Russia
Mikhail Burtsev
MIPT
PhD, MIPT; iPavlov.ai
Victor Lempitsky
Skoltech
Associate professor at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, worked as a researcher in various locations including Yandex, the University of Oxford, and at Microsoft Research Cambridge
Evgeny Burnaev
Skoltech
Associate Professor, PhD, head of Advanced Data Analytics in Science and Engineering group, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Evgeny specialises on applications in the field of industrial engineering and development of new machine learning methods for them. In the past he headed the research team that developed software, allowed a 10% reduction in the cost and time of design of some components for Airbus aircraft.
Chertok Andrey
Sberbank
PhD, head of the research department at Sberbank, junior research associate, VMK MSU. M.V. Lomonosov
Andrey Ustyuzhanin
HSE, Yandex
PhD, head of collaboration projects of Yandex and CERN. Participate in development of services EventIndex and EventFilter, which Yandex provides for experiments LHCb. Head of Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis in HSE. Graduated MIPT in 2000
Vadim Strijov
MIPT
PhD, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Editor in chief of the journal "Machine Learning and Data Analysis", Leading researcher at the Federal Research Center "Informatics and Control" of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Fields of research are Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Model Selection and Structure Learning. His projects in progress are "Automatic model generation and selection for machine intelligence" and "Human behaviour analysis with sensors of wearable devices". Conducts research for a group of the MIPT students. Delivers the lecture courses "Model selection", "Mathematical models of forecasting" and "My first scientific paper".
Serge Terekhov
Svyaznoy
PhD 1992, MEPHI 1986, 25+ years in applied neuroinformatics. Council member of Russian Neural Networks Society
Witali L. Dunin-Barkowski, Ph.D., Sci.D.
Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis, RAS
Professor and Chair,
Department of Neuroinformatics,
Center for Optical Neural Technologies,
Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis,
Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergey Shumsky
IQMen
PhD, MEPhI; Senior Researcher, FIAN; Author of 70 scientific publications; Specialist in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence; NeuroNet NeuroAssistant leader;
Vice President, Russian Neural Networks Society
Konstantin Anokhin
SRC Kurchatov Institute
Neurophysiologist, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of the Kurchatov Complex of NBICS Technologies, SRC Kurchatov Institute; Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences of the Moscow State University
Chernigovskaya Tatiana
SPBU
Russian scientist in the field of neuroscience and psycholinguistics, as well as the theory of consciousness, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor. Honored Worker of Science of Russia
Dimitrov Ilia
Seldon
Executive Director of the Association of Electronic Trading Platforms (AETP), Director for Investment Development of CJSC Analytical Center, member of the Presidium of Small and Medium Enterprises OPORA RUSSIA, public ombudsman for electronic commerce and provision of state and municipal services in electronic form
Dmitry Fadin
Invitro
Member of the Strategy Committee in Invitro, Director of Development of 3D Bioprinting Solutions
Aleksandr Ostrovsky, M.D.
Invitro
Founder of Invitro group
Andrey Gershfeld
Flint Capital
Partner of Flint Capital, an entrepreneur who became an investor after the sale of his company Glavskidka large eCommerce group. In his focus is the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies and virtualization in consumer services, business applications, e-commerce, medical and other fields. He is a member of the board of directors in the companies JobToday, CreamFinance, Flo, Platiza and YouDo
Konstantin Vinogradov
Runa Capital
Senior Associate at global venture fund Runa Capital focusing on investments in ML/AI-startups in Europe and Unites States. 8+ years of experience in venture capital and tech industry, in 2017 Konstantin was recognized as Best Deal Maker according to "Young Stars in Russian VC&PE Awards". BS/MS degree from department of innovations and high technologies at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Igor Agamirzian
Higher School of Economics
Vice-President of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, leading expert in the field of computer and information technology, venture investment and innovation and technology entrepreneurship
Olga Afanasjeva
GoodAI
Olga Afanasjeva is the COO of GoodAI, a general artificial intelligence R&D company based in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been working at the company since its early days. With a background in social sciences and art, she is pursuing her passion for discovery and for pushing the limits of ͞possible͟ as a leader of the GoodAI's General AI Challenge.
Ivanov Alexey
HSE, Skolkovo
Head of the Institute of Law and Development of the Higher School of Economics - Skolkovo
Maxim Karliuk
Institute of Law and Development of the Higher School of Economics - Skolkovo
Researcher: Institute of Law and Development of the Higher School of Economics - Skolkovo
Alexander Sarapin
Pravo.ru
COO
Svetlana Revak
Garant
Head of the legal department of the company "Garant". The
Aexey Dral
MIPT
Head of Big Data & Machine Learning division / Senior Lecturer (MIPT)
Head of Data Science Schoold (Sberbank Corporate University)
Head of "Big Data for Data Engineers" Coursera's specialization
Emeli Dral
Chief Data Scientist at Yandex Data Factory
Ulvi Kasimov
.ART
Andrey Kortunov
Russian International Affairs Council
Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.
Victor Naumov
Dentons
Managing partner of the St. Petersburg office of Dentons and the head of Russian practice in the field of intellectual property, IT and telecommunications.
Alexander Khanin
VisionLabs
CEO of VisionLabs
Sergey Lukashkin
VTB Bank
Ph.D., MBA, Director for Project Management of Digital Transformation, VTB Bank
Peter Levich
Future Foundation
Founder of Future Foundation, Head of STS Department of the Moscow Technological institute,a member of the advisory board of the BeEasy project.
Alexey Potapov
ITMO University
PhD, Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor at ITMO University
Sergey Morozov
MD, MPH, PhD, Professor
Director GBUZ "Scientific and Practical Center of Medical Radiology, Department of Health of Moscow.
The chief specialist in radiation diagnostics of the Moscow City Health Department.
The chief specialist in radiation and instrumental diagnostics of the Central Federal District of the Russian Federation.
Professor of the Department of Radiation Diagnostics and Radiation Theory of the First Moscow State Medical Sechenov University
Olga Perepelkina
Chief research scientist, Neurodata Lab LLC
Alexander Chistyakov
Researcher in areas of machine learning and cybersecurity at Kaspersky Lab
Alexander graduated with distinction from Moscow State University in 2015 and from Yandex School of Data Analysis in 2017.
Alexander joined the Detection Methods Analysis Group at Kaspersky Lab as a researcher in 2015. Since then, he has been engaged in applying Machine Learning skills to the development of Intrusion Detection Systems and the automatic analysis of malware behavior.

Anton Kolonin
Aigents
Over the past 25 years, Anton Kolonin has participated as a leader or
lead architect in many projects to develop algorithms and software,
including those related to the use of AI. Since 2014, he leads his own project Aigents, as the founder
and technical director, 15 research papers have been published on the
project topic. Since 2017, he is also a software architect for AI and
blockchain in the SingularityNET project.
Artyom Semenikhin
IBM
Dmitry Koroteev
IBM, Skoltech
Daniil Kashirin
Forecsys, CEO
In 2007 graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Specialty: Computing Machinery, Complexes, and Computer Networks.
In 2013 obtained MBA diploma in Economics, RANEPA.
Works in Forecsys since 2008. Held following positions: developer, senior developer, project coordinator, project manager. CEO since 2015.

Alexey Knjazhev
SAP
Data Science Manager, SAP, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics
Katerina Morozova
Thinking Technologies
Ph.D., member of the group to create of human thinking modeling technology. Specialist in the field of creating expert systems and information processing.
Oleg Danilchenko
PwC, Director, Data Analytics
With over 10 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, Oleg is dedicated to helping organizations become more data-driven. He combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.
Andrey Tarasov
Head of data science lab, Sputnik

Has 15 years of experience in software development. Has developed highly-loaded distributed services and web applications and taken part in development of the national web search engine www.sputnik.ru.
Anna Veronika Dorogush
Yandex
Anna Veronika graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Yandex School of Data Analysis. She used to work at ABBYY, Microsoft, Bing and Google, and has been working at Yandex since 2015, where she currently holds the position of the head of machine learning systems.
Valery Meshkov
Pravoved.RU, founder & CEO
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Belarusian State University. Prior to the launch of Pravoved.RU, Valery headed his own law firm in St. Petersburg. Under the leadership of Valery, Pravoved.RU attracted investments and became the largest legal marketplace in Russia. Now the company develops its own LegalTech software based on AI.
Igor Drozdov
Chairman of the Board of Skolkovo Foundation
Member of the council on intellectual property of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia. Member of the expert council of the Russian government. Associate professor at the civil law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has authored more than 30 studies of civil law issues. Member of the board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia. Has received state awards including the gratitude of the Russian President.
Chairman of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation since June 14, 2016.
Alexander Morozov
Ph.D., CTO Adeptik
Software developer and scientist. He took part in several successful AI software projects. Experienced in neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computations. His current project is platform for real-time enterprise resource planning, based on multiagency and swarm intelligence.
Oleg Abramenko
IT Patent
Andrey Neznamov
Dentons
Pavel Doronin
Dbrain.io
СОО and co-founder of Dbrain.io - a blockchain platform to collectively build full-stack AI Apps, Founder of #1 AI community in Eastern Europe and CISPh.D.
Oleg Bakshinskiy
Executive Security Advisor IBM R\CIS
IT-Security professional. Over 12 years in sales, business planning and management. Experienced in strategic planning, organizing and overseeing projects. Knowledgeable in vendors and key customers relationship, product management, and financial management. Strong team leader. Expertise with new businesses in Russia and CIS, organizing technical, logistical and implementation challenges.
Evgeny Paperny
Mail.Ru Group
MD, graduated from I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. Worked as an science and medicine editor in Lenta.Ru, development consultant, among other projects, for Moscow Dept. of Health website, editor in chief at Mednovosti.Ru, Medportal.Ru, Mama.Ru. Co-founded Analizmarket.ru - a specialised search engine for commercially available medical tests and. Since 2013: head of Health Mail.Ru, since 2015 is also the head of Deti Mail.Ru (combined monthly audience - 27 million visitors).
Pavel Gotovtsev
Vice-head of department National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"
PhD tech., vice-head of Biotechnology and Bioenergy department at National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute", also he holds a half-time position at MPTI. His main field of interest is application of intelligent control systems for biotechnology and bioenergy applications.
From 2017 Pavel Gotovtsev coordinator of Russian working group as a part of the IEEE Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
Pavel Gotovtsev
Vice-head of department National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"
PhD tech., vice-head of Biotechnology and Bioenergy department at National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute", also he holds a half-time position at MPTI. His main field of interest is application of intelligent control systems for biotechnology and bioenergy applications.
From 2017 Pavel Gotovtsev coordinator of Russian working group as a part of the IEEE Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
Arkady Sandler
MTS
Head of AI, MTS. Arkady leads AI integration into existing or developing products, e.g. develops chatbot platforms and improves telemedicine service using AI based technologies.
David Dubrovskiy
Institute of Philosophy RAS
Soviet and russian phylosopist, psycologist, specialist in analytical philosophy of consciousness. Dr.Sci, professor.