Speakers EDCRUNCH 2019

Evgeny Milyutin
Evgeny Milyutin
Co-founder of the online service for school children Uchi.ru
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Evgeny Milyutin
Evgeny Milyutin
Co-founder of the online service for school children Uchi.ru
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Karen Gyulbudaghyan
Karen Gyulbudaghyan
Strategic Advisor, Investor of Berkeley SkyDeck
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Karen Gyulbudaghyan
Strategic Advisor, Investor of Berkeley SkyDeck
Karén is a strategic advisor and deal maker, serial angel investor and ambassador for businesses. He is the founding partner of Strategic Value Ventures LLC (SVV), a San Francisco based specialty advisory firm. His portfolio is focused on special opportunities and visionary founders.

Karén has been taking startups global, and University of California (UC) Berkeley SkyDeck has been his invaluable partner in this journey. He is the first global Ambassador and key advisor at UC Berkeley SkyDeck, and SVV is SkyDeck’s global strategic partner. Karén has opened doors to Armenian startups and high-tech to Berkeley SkyDeck, which led to reciprocal and unprecedented success for all involved parties. Currently, 1of every 6th international startup at SkyDeck acceleration program is from Armenia.
Karén brings 25 years of distinct and all-around experience in corporate high-tech, Big4 consulting, government and small business in Silicon Valley, USA and abroad. Over the years he has secured $1B+ in benefits for his clients and stakeholders. In his unique role at Yahoo!, he structured multi-dimensional deals, negotiated business and tax incentives, led datacenter strategy, championed legislative changes on the state and local level in the USA, and partnered with global investment promotion and economic development authorities.

Karen prepared Tesla for going to IPO, helped with merger and acquisition (M&A) for Trimble Navigation, structured comprehensive and first-ever deal with State of Illinois, City of Champaign and University of Champagne-Urbana, and also realized strategic and implementation support for the largest global migration project in internet history (Yahoo) and created the Datacenter strategy lead for Yahoo. He was an executive board member for nonprofit associated with one of the top 3 California public high school (top 50 USA)
Karén has diverse education from the top schools in the USA, Russia and Armenia, including Stanford University, Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Yerevan State University (YSU) and special Physics-Math school affiliated with YSU. He is a speaker at global conferences and judge at startup competitions. Karén volunteers for causes including education and arts.

Key Areas: deal sourcing; strategic partnerships, unconventional solutions; cross-border opportunities; business strategy and growth; innovation and startup ecosystem development, and economic development.
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Alexey Milevskiy
Alexey Milevskiy
Investment Director of Mail.ru Group
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Alexey Milevskiy
Investment Director of Mail.ru Group
Alexey has extensive experience in technology investments in Russia. He manages investments and M&A division at Mail.Ru Group, the largest internet company by audience in Russia. Before joining Mail.Ru Group Alexey had worked in UFG Private Equity in consumer and internet sectors, and also worked for Belgian investment fund GIMV. Alexey participated in more than 30 deals with total sum of more than $500 million, and was involved in all the latest major investments of Mail.ru Group: Delivery Club, Aliexpress, Citymobil, ZakaZaka, Pixonic, Geekbrains.
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Svetlana Dragayeva
Svetlana Dragayeva
Founder of VIRRY and CEO of Fountain Digital Labs, UK
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Svetlana Dragayeva
Founder of VIRRY and CEO of Fountain Digital Labs, UK
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Ilya Shmidt
Ilya Shmidt
Social Studies Teacher, Turbopodgotovka online school
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Ilya Shmidt
Ilya Shmidt
Social Studies Teacher, Turbopodgotovka online school
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Maksim Voloshin
Maksim Voloshin
Head of the Educational platform Codewards, Development Director at RedMadRobot
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Maksim Voloshin
Head of the Educational platform Codewards, Development Director at RedMadRobot
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Ivan Fedotov
Ivan Fedotov
Vice-rector at RANEPA, AIRR Director
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Ivan Fedotov
Ivan Fedotov
Vice-rector at RANEPA, AIRR Director
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Nata Vinokurova
Nata Vinokurova
Psychologist, Co-Founder and Head, "Punkt B" School of the 21st century skills
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Nata Vinokurova
Psychologist, Co-Founder and Head, "Punkt B" School of the 21st century skills
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Natalia Serpionova
Natalia Serpionova
Managing Partner, "Punkt B" School of the 21st century skills
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Natalia Serpionova
Managing Partner, "Punkt B" School of the 21st century skills
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Veronika Vinokurova
Veronika Vinokurova
Co-Founder, "Punkt B" School of the 21st century skills
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Veronika Vinokurova
Co-Founder, "Punkt B" School of the 21st century skills
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Julia Spiridonova-Mikeda
Julia Spiridonova-Mikeda
Co-founder and managing partner of educational holding "Netology-group"
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Julia Spiridonova-Mikeda
Co-founder and managing partner of educational holding "Netology-group"
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Ivor Crotty
Ivor Crotty
Deputy Director Creative & Innovations, Russia Today
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Ivor Crotty
Ivor Crotty
Deputy Director Creative & Innovations, Russia Today
Ivor Crotty worked in Dutch factories in the 1990’s before graduating with a first class Sociology MA from UCC in 2000. Ivor taught sociology at University College Cork and in Lviv, Ukraine in 2003/4 and then worked as an investigative journalist with the Dublin-based Centre for Public Inquiry. He moved to Moscow in 2006 and worked with RIA Novosti and Gigafone before joining RT in 2009.

A former head of social media, Ivor is now RT’s Dep Creative & Innovations Director with responsibility for brand storytelling and outreach where he teaches on verification, social media publishing and on the multi-award winning EDU projects #1917LIVE & #Romanovs100. Ivor has presented and taught project methodology in the USA, EU, Russia and India and is presently developing #VictoryPages with the creative team.
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Igor Remorenko
Igor Remorenko
Rector of Moscow State Pedagogical University
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Igor Remorenko
Rector of Moscow State Pedagogical University
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Elena Bryzgalina
Elena Bryzgalina
Head of Departament of Philosophy of Education, Department of Philosophy, Moscow State University of Lomonosov
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Elena Bryzgalina
Elena Bryzgalina
Head of Departament of Philosophy of Education, Department of Philosophy, Moscow State University of Lomonosov
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Alexander Gulin
Alexander Gulin
Headmaster of School #149 n.a. the Hero of the Soviet Union Y.N. Zykov
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Alexander Gulin
Alexander Gulin
Headmaster of School #149 n.a. the Hero of the Soviet Union Y.N. Zykov
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