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  • Russian Innovation Week Conference







    What is the Russian Innovation Week Conference?

    The Russian Innovation Week Conference brings together leading startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and successful business leaders from the U.S. and Russia to forge mutually beneficial partnerships and build pathways for doing business in Russia. The RIW Conference will bring Russian innovators and startups to the U.S. in search of the perfect investment partner and strategies to bring their products to a global market. Throughout this two-day information and networking-packed gathering, deals will be made and long-lasting strategic partnerships between Americans and Russians will be brokered.

    Attendance is free - click on the link, to request an invite to attend :




    Hahn Auditorium

    09:00 – 10:30

    R&D Partnering Models

    Moderator: Igor Agamirzian, RVC, CEO

    Joel Schwartz, EMC, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global New

    Business Development

    Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Business Solutions Division, Director

    Vladimir Polutin, Rosatom Corporation, Ex-Head of HP and Motorola R&D labs (tbc)

    Sergey Kravchenko, president of Boeing-Russia/CIS (tbc)

    Deborah Magid, IBM Venture Capital, Director, Software Strategy

    Craig Hunter, Intermolecular, SVP, Global sales and marketing (tbc)


    Capital Markets in Russia

    Moderator: Alexandra Johnson, DFJ VTB Aurora, Managing Director, and Skolkovo Foundation, Advisor to the President

    Leonid Boguslavsky, ru-NET Holding, Founder (tbc)

    Edward Shenderovich, Kite Ventures, Partner (tbc)

    Mikhail Tsygankov, RVC, Chief Investment Portfolio Manager

    Dmitry Lisenkov, , RUSNANO, Investment Director

    Alexander Lupachev, Skolkovo Foundation, Chief Investment Officer

    12:00 – 12:15


    12:15 – 13:30

    1212:15 1212– 13:30

    12:15 – 13:30


    12:15 – 13:30

    Infrastructure for innovation

    Moderator: Konstantin Fokin, Moscow Center for Innovation, Head

    Evgeny Evdokimov, RUSNANO Infrastructure Fund, Director

    Dmitry Repin, Digital October, CEO

    Saeed Amidi, Plug and Play Tech Center, Founder and CEO

    Nikolai Mityushin, Deepdive, Founder

    Dave McClure, 500 Startups, Founding General Partner

    Alistair Brett, Science Technology Innovation, World Bank Group, Consultant

    13:30 – 14:30


    15.30 16.00

    Energy Technologies: Latest Trends

    Moderator: Nety Krishna, Bright Capital

    Sergey Kerber, Leader Innovation, Investment Director

    Alexander Bukhman, Mobix Chip, CEO (tbc)

    Flagship Ventures (tbc)

    Suzy Taherian, LanzaTech, CFO

    Alexey Tkachenko, Siluria, CEO

    16:00 – 17:00

    Biotech Value Creation Opportunities in Russia

    Moderator: Dr. Evgeny Zaytsev, Helix Ventures, Partner

    Igor Pivovarov, HemaCore, CEO

    Valeria Ossovskaya, MolSystems, Director

    Andrey Leonov, Incuron, CEO

    Fabrice Egros, RosnanoMedInvest, Executive Director

    17:00 – 17:30

    Closing Remarks

    Moderator: Dmitry Akhanov, RUSNANO USA, President

    Anatoly Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO

    Igor Agamirzian, RVC, CEO

    Victor Vekselberg, Skolkovo Foundation, President

    17:30 – 18:30

    Cocktail Reception

    Grand Hall 1

    09:00 – 10:30

    Russia Inside: products for global markets


    Optogan Group




    10:30 – 12:00

    How to leverage Russian technology talents into successful projects

    Moderator: Andrey Pronin, Auriga Senior Vice President of Strategy, Technology, Marketing,

    Richard Golob, GGA Software, CEO

    Arkadiy Dobkin, EPAM Systems, CEO

    Dmitry Loschinin, Luxoft, President and CEO

    Viktoria Livshitz, Grid Dynamics, CEO (tbc)

    Dean Sivara, VP, SAP Global Business Incubator

    14:30 – 15:30


    14:30 – 15:30

    Future of IT and Internet

    Moderator: Alexander Galitsky, Almaz Capital, Managing Partner

    Andrew Sviridenko, SPIRIT DSP, President




    15:30 – 16:00


    16:00 – 17:00

    Media, Mobile and Entertainment: Designed in Russia

    Moderator: Pavel Cherkashin, Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor






    Global Lab


    17:30 – 18:30

    Cocktail reception

    Grand Hall 2

    09:00 – 17:00

    Startup Exhibition, Presentations and Networking

    More Information -  RUSNANO Website