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Tattu Mambetalieva

Director of the Public Fund “Civil Initiative Internet Policy”

Initiator and founder of the public platform Kyrgyz Forum of Information Technologies (KIT Forum), the annual Central Asian Forum on Internet Management CAIGF – as a regional initiative of the Global Forum on Internet Management (IGF), created under the auspices of UN. Innovator and public figure who contributed to institutional, legal and public development in the field of ICT, improvement of business climate and economic growth in the ICT sector of the Kyrgyz Republic. Actively participates in the formation of regional policy regulation in the CIS countries

Sergey Sokolov

Director of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs in Eastern Europe

Valeriy Zubanov

Commercial Director, Kaspersky Lab in Central Asia and Mongolia

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.

Tatyana Zinovich

Acting director of the Center for Legal Policy Research.

Tatiana specializes in human rights and human rights issues. He is an expert on issues of transparency and accountability, responsible business management and criminal justice. He is a member of the Expert Group on Digital Rights of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Master of law.

Reimer Roman

Co-founder of the Public Foundation “Yerkindik Kanaty”, member of the Coalition of a New Generation of Human Rights Defenders of Kazakhstan, member of the expert group on digital rights, lawyer practitioner, participant of observation missions for electoral cycles in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Asomudin Atoev

CyberSTAR Regional Project Coordinator

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.

Irina Baikulova

Interdisciplinary expert in the field of law and application of IT/ICT, specialist in the field of digital and cyber law.

More than 25 years of legal practice and legal consulting in the state, commercial sphere, international and non-commercial organizations. Experience of conducting research, analysis, development and implementation of an advanced regulatory base in the field of IT/ICT, personal data, digital innovations in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Co-author of bills and normative legal acts at the Government level in the field of IT use, personal data protection, digital transformation, digital services, interdepartmental information exchange.

6-year experience in conducting trainings and educational events for representatives of state structures, the private sector and civil society in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan on issues of personal data protection and cyber security regulation. Confirmed knowledge of international standards in this area.

Alexei Marciuc

Chairman – Comunitatea Internet Association, Coordinator – Moldova Internet Governance Forum (MIGF)

Alexei Marciuc is Chairman and Co-founder of Comunitatea Internet Association – a non-governmental organization that supports and promotes the development of the open, secure, trustworthy, and unified global Internet. He is an initiator and national coordinator for the Moldova Internet Governance Forum, in February 2020 he was elected as a Chairman of the MIGF Organizing committee.

He is a lawyer and researcher with strong background in issues lying at the intersection of law, media and technology, has been actively involved in regional and global Internet governance and human rights initiatives. Alexei Marciuc is a founding member of the Internet Freedom Network for Eastern, Central Europe and Eurasia, and a member of Freedom of Information Advocates Network. He is a regular contributor to the UN IGF, EuroDIG, Freedom Online Coalition annual meetings, as well as Internet Freedom Summit, where he also presented as a speaker and moderator. He is an author and coauthor of a number of analytical studies on different areas of legal regulation.

Alexey Muntyan

Founder and CEO at Privacy Advocates and co—founder in the “Community of Professionals in the field of Information Privacy” –

For more than 15 years, it has been providing legal, organizational and technical compliance of companies’ activities with the requirements of legislation in the field of personal data (100+ completed projects since 2008).

Oljas Satiev

Oljas Satiev, the president of the center for tracking cyberattacks “Tsarka” and the founder of the WebTotem startup, which is engaged in legal hacking of its clients to check their level of information security, tells how thanks to “Tsarka” the cyber shield of Kazakhstan was created. It explains what ethical hacking is, and what the word “hacker” actually means. Oljas also shares tips on how to build a successful cybersecurity startup and reveals a plan to establish cybersecurity across Central Asia.

Baurzhan Rakhmetov

Assistant Professor Maqsut Narikbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. Holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations (Cardiff University, UK). Research interests include the impact of the Internet and digital technologies on politics and society. Baurzhan is an author in Forbes Kazakhstan and a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Journal of Digital Technologies and Law.

Kostyanaya Yulia 

Senior Researcher of the Department of Civil, Civil Procedural Legislation and Enforcement Proceedings of the RSE at the Institute of Legislation and Legal Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Master of Law.

Yulia Sergeevna has a number of publications on information law, civil law, human rights. He is a co-author of methodological manuals and collections of fundamental scientific research.

Dana Utegenova

Deputy Director of the Maqsut Narikbayev University Graduate School of Law, Director of the Digital Rights Center Qazaqstan at the AIFC