Konstantin Mikhel, VMP Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners Law office, responsible for IT legislation development - High Technologies Park (Belarus). Topic: How a new industry was built in Belarus, with an average salary of $2,200, exporting products worth $2 billion a year.
Konstantin Mikhel has been practicing since 1995. He graduated with honors from the Belarusian State University, Law Faculty. According to the ratings of international legal guides Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal500, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal Konstantin is one of the top Belarusian lawyers in corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution. He is a counsel under the largest investment projects in the Republic of Belarus.
Konstantin Mikhel is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and the Advisory Council at the Tax and Duties Ministry of the Republic of Belarus, member of Best Lawyers Advisory Board. Konstantin is included in the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement Of Investment Disputes (ICSID, World Bank Group). He is an Arbitrator of the board for international and investment disputes of the Arbitration Center under the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
Avtandil Kasradze, Chairman at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency, Tech Park (Georgia). Topic: Creation of the IT industry in accordance with the model of public-private partnership.
After several months of Agency’s establishment, Avtandil Kasradze was appointed as a Deputy Chairman and later as a Chairman of GITA. Having more than 8 years experience in the legal field, Avtandil in parallel with all the Agency activities, he has been committed in formalizing the legal framework of the Agency. He was Senior Advisor of the Legal Department at the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia in 2014 and for 2 years Avtandil was Senior Adviser of the Department of Legal Drafting at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.
In addition to the experience in state entities, Avtandil has working experience in international organizations as well as in NGOs. He was a Senior Legal Analyst Assistant at OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission. Avtandil’s responsibility in a non-governmental organization, Transparency International Georgia, was first Legal Analyst and later Election and Legal Expert. In the beginning of his career, he was running an NGO Association for Democracy Development.
As for the international experience, Avtandil was a fellow in the Council of Europe (Venice Commission) in Strasbourg, France. For one year he was a research assistant at the Academic Department of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University Sweden. Avtandil Kasradze has a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law at Lund University, Sweden and a Bachelor’s Degree of Law at Tbilisi State University, Georgia.
Dmytro Yeriomin, Member of the Supervisory Board of UNIT.City (Ukraine). Topic: How to build a high-tech park with funds from private investors.
Dmytro graduated from technical school, majoring in Mechanical engineering, he holds a Master's Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National Mining Academy in Dnepropetrovsk. Qualification of master in marketing and bachelor of economics.
After working as an executive director of the Kyivreklama utility company and Deputy Head of the Department of Organizational-Analytical and Legal Support of the Kyiv Mayor, in 2012 he was invited to the team to develop the concept of the first Ukrainian innovation park, whose task was to create conditions for the development of high-tech industries in Ukraine.
Since 2014 has been working on the development of the first innovative town UNIT.City in Ukraine, which is a center of intellectual and technological business. In 2017, together with a partner, he founded a socially responsible educational project uData School, where future mathematicians study for free to work with data science.
Ana Chirita, Project Director at Tekwill (Moldova), executive director of ICT Association of (Moldova). Topic: The role of international financial organizations and development institutions in the creation of the IT industry in Eurasia.
As an advocate for the Moldovan IT community, she plays an important role in developing Moldova’s ICT industry. For the last 11 years, Ana has actively been involved in a series of initiatives aiming to advance the competitiveness of the ICT sector and promote the ICT as a core enabler for national economic development. Under her leadership, the Association became an important voice of the industry and a viable platform of dialogue and collaboration between the private sector, Government and development partners.
Within the Association, Ana manages to attract all the interested stakeholders and necessary resources in order to address challenges important for the industry. The projects she is managing – Moldova ICT Summit, IT Career Promotion Campaign, Smart Classroom, Educational Initiatives, improving the legal and fiscal framework for ICT companies and many others – are meant to produce impact and strengthen the trust in Moldovan ICT industry. Starting 2015 Ana coordinates the Development of ICT Excellence Center in Moldova Project – Tekwill financed by USAID and Sweden! Starting 2020, Ana is a member of the Strategic Development Council of the Technical University from Moldova and Director for EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul project financed by EU and Sweden.
Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Diia City Project (Ukraine). Topic: Creation of a fully virtual High Tech Park based on the model of a special legal regime.
Oleksandr Bornyakov was born in Bolgrad, Odessa region, and was fond of computers since childhood. Later this passion transformed into his major line of work. In the days of Mr. Bornyakov’s fledgling career, he worked in a company developing software for a retail pharmacy chain automation, as well as in a U.S. software development company and other IT companies. He received his first degree in Marketing at Kyiv National Aviation University in 2004.
Oleksandr continued his studies at the University of New Brunswick Canada and received an MBA in 2009. In 2019, he graduated from Columbia University of New York City with a Master of Public Administration degree. At the age of 26, he founded Adtelligent, a video ads monetization platform, which was recognized by Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ rating and was among 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the USA by Inc. 5000 in 2016-2017. Having 100+ active SaaS product customers, the company serves more than 20 million ads per day. The main markets are the United States, Israel and Ukraine. Oleksandr is also a co-owner of Intersog, an international software outsourcing company. Awarded TOP5 App Developers in Chicago by Clutch and TOP-10 by Odesa’s DOU Top Employers. 500+ successfully developed mobile apps, 12 million downloads in the App Store and Google Play. More than 170 IT specialists in the USA, Ukraine, Mexico and Bulgaria.Apart from the aforementioned Oleksandr is a Co-founder and a Managing Partner of WannaBiz Investment Fund. 580+ applications since 2012 and 20 funded startups, 11 of which have raised additional investment. Investment geography covers Ukraine, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, USA, with up to $ 50,000 investment. The investment portfolio (assets under control and owned/managed companies) includes Kwambio, Reply IO, Rallyware, Influ2, Petcube, 3Dlook