Aurora Li is a Partner Manager for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia at Facebook, with focus on public sectors of the government, politics and Non-profits. Since she joined Facebook in 2019, Aurora has covered major elections and government campaigns in the region.
Prior to Facebook, Aurora has spent more than a decade in the field of digital developments, including in partnership and marketing positions for Google, Ogilvy, and Baidu, among others.
In 2006-2012 Nikolay worked as a civil servant for the Legal Department of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Russia (since 2008 - the Ministry of Communications of Russia).
In 2012 he was promoted to the head of the legal consulting department, a partner of the Russian consulting firm ParkMedia Consulting. In this position he worked till 2016. Since 2015, on the invitation of local governmental and non-governmental, as well as international organizations, provided active assistance to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in the field of legal regulation on the transition to electronic governance. During this time, a legal framework was developed for the implementation of electronic governance (the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic "On Electronic Governance", "On Electronic Signatures", the new version of the law "On Personal Information", and supporting legislation), work is currently underway to establish legal bases of e-government infrastructure in Kyrgyzstan.
Since 2016, as a regional director, has been involved in the development of the Digital.Report project on ICT policy in the countries of Eurasia. He is one of the founders of the "School of Digital Rights" (http://internetpolicy.kg/digital-rights-school-ru/), within the framework of which he delivers lectures on digital economy, electronic management, electronic signatures, and personal data protection. He provided workshop on personal data and privacy protection in Moscow, Minsk, Bishkek, Alma-Ata, Astana, Ohrid, and Toronto.
He is the author of more than 40 scientific publications in the field of ICT regulation, including a monograph on exercising of rights using the Internet.
Since 2010, led a branch of the company AXOFT in Kyrgyzstan and engaged in the promotion of solutions to ensure information security. He started working at Kaspersky Lab in 2013 as a business development Manager in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Since 2014 commercial Director of Kaspersky Lab regional office in Central Asia and Mongolia.
Lawyer, expert in law and public administration, co-founder and development director of the institution "Advisory centre on contemporary international practices and their legal implementation "Human Constanta" (Minsk, Belarus). He is the author of a number of national and international studies in the field of access to public sector information, e-government and e-participation.
Vahan Hovsepyan has a diverse background in boosting initiatives in ICT field. He is a Director of ARMIX Foundation-Armenian neutral Internet exchange, Armenian Operators Union, with more than 20 member companies. He worked at the Union of Information Technology Enterprises as a Deputy Director, heading Armenian technological delegations during different local and international activities. He has served as a Jury Member of Georgian ICT Award, and in 2017 became an ICANN Fellow. Vahan has participated in IXP workshops in Dushanbe and Bishkek, and was a co-host of RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in 2015 and host of ENOG 12 in 2016. He graduated from Armenian-Russian State University, and has completed executive education courses in Maastricht School of Management and John. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
From July 2017, Vahan will serve as an External Relations Officer, Caucasus and Central Asia with the RIPE NCC.
For the last seven years, he has worked in internet hosting and domain registration, holding various positions with Russia’s largest host providers and domain name registers. In 2013, as part of the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development, he played an active role in launching the .МОСКВА and .MOSCOW domain zones. In 2014 he joined the ccTLD team where he is working in press-service and in staging the industry events.
Mikhail Anisimov is a member of various industrial organizations and an organizer of thematic conferences and forums concerning domain registration, hosting, internet infrastructure and cybersecurity. He represents Coordination center in different domestic and foreign internet conferences and makes lectures for schools and universities about internet infrastructure and information security.
Alexey Kozliuk is lawyer, human rights advocate, researcher of digital freedoms and international instruments of human rights protection. Recent years Alexey has been researching access to public sector information, freedom of information online, privacy and data protection. His research fellowship in the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (USA) was focused on the issue of content blocking under different jurisdictions. Alexey is a tutor on data protection in the European College of Liberal Arts (Belarus).
Asomudin Atoev is a regional director of SecDev Foundation and a project coordinator on cyber security of Civil Initiative of Internet Policy Public Fund in Kyrgyzstan now. He is a Master in Computer Science (2000, Salford University, Great Britain), a Master in ICT Natural Sciences (information and communication technologies) for development (2010, Manchester University, Great Britain) and a Scholar in the International Policy Fellowships Programme 2004/2005 of the Policy Studying Center (Central Europe University). He actively deals with the issues of ICT introduction both in practice and policy at the national and regional levels. He has a number of publications in such issues as ICT advantages of providing free and open software for technological independence, information society, electronic government and electronic participation. His joint work with Richardo Dunkomb called "The Development of Potential E-citizen" has won an award of International ICEGOV 2011 Conference for the Best work in the field of the theory and practice of electronic control.
Besides, he is a coauthor of a number of researches on electronic readiness, cyber security, ICT for development, open data, digital broadcasting and regulations of telecommunication and TV and radio broadcasting.
Sarkis Darbinyan is the head of the Digital Rights Protection Center and the leading lawyer of Roskomsvoboda. He is also the author of a number of studies focused on the legal regulation of copyright in the digital age, the responsibility of information intermediaries, the restriction of access to websites, cyber surveillance, law enforcement of the right to oblivion, as well as criminal and administrative prosecution in connection with the expression of opinions on the Internet. He is the ideologist of the campaign "Time to change copyright" and co-author of a number of bills to regulate copyright in the digital age.
He is a strong supporter of the multistakeholder approach to the regulation of relations on the Internet. He believes that any new legal regulation of relations related to the use of online space should be balanced with the rights and interests of all parties: users, business, government.
Natalia works with ICANN as Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia from December 2018. Most recently has worked with the Radio Research and Development Institute in Moscow, specializing in Internet related public-policy issues and international cooperation. Previously she’s worked with the National Communications Administration of Moldova, followed by the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications for the CIS countries. Natalia has experience in international cooperation, engagement activities with government representatives and other stakeholders, research and multilateral negotiations related to policy aspects of Internet governance. She holds Master degree in computer science with the Moldova State University.