Speakers

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Brandon Andrews

Senior consultant, Values Partnerships

Brandon Andrews is a senior consultant at Values Partnerships. He leads the company's work on technology and entrepreneurship including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s Shark Tank. Brandon also advises and invests in entrepreneurs. He is a consulting producer on Steve Harvey's Funderdome; a new seed-capital show on ABC. In addition to working with entrepreneurs Brandon has helped lead nationwide engagement campaigns including Fences (2016), ROOTS (2016), and Concussion (2015). In 2015, he worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and Conversations on Race in America documentary. Previously, Brandon worked as a consultant assisting disruptive and social impact organizations with digital strategy, online advocacy, and navigating the federal system. He spent 5 years in the United States Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy. Brandon currently serves as a Director of IMPACT. He was appointed to the D.C. Commission on National and Community Service by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., where he is Vice-Chair. He is also a Commissioner on the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events. Brandon serves on the Board of Advisors of the OpenGov Foundation; an organization that builds tech tools to bridge the gap between citizens and government. He provides commentary on policy, politics, and technology on TV, radio, and the web. A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.

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Fresh Big Mouf

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Alex Eaton

Traveler, professional teacher

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Alexey Li

Internet entrepreneur

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Arman Suleimenov

CEO and founder, Zero To One Labs

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Brandon Andrews

Senior consultant, Values Partnerships

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Charlotte Cooper

Director of Digital Strategy, Show of Force

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Christopher Gray

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Diana Tsoy

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Didar Kul-Mukhammed

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Erden Zikibay

Аnimator, designer, illustrator, educator

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Griffin Hammond

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Gulnara Bazhkenova

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Jokeasses

Team of video makers

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Kana Beisekeyev

Director and photographer

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Katerina Suvorova

Filmmaker

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Nurlan Batyrov

Аctor, film director

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Ruslan Zhemkov

General director, International Fund “Eurasian Media Forum”

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Lena apa

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Toby Leah Bochan

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Versha Sharma

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Rasul Abdullayev

Yuframe team member, the marketer Zenge

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Samson Bezmyatezhnyi

Development manager, Genesis Youtube Kazakhstan

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Aziza Utegenova

Commercial Director, Mediacast LLP

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Stephanie Pereira

Director of Learning and Engagement, Kickstarter

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Rula Raim

Entrepreneur

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Dennis Keen

TV show host, travel blogger

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Asya Tulesova

Community and environmental activist

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Murat Dilmanov

Cartoonist-artist

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Nurtas Adambai

Director, scriptwriter, producer, actor

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David Applefield

Communications specialist, editor, writer, publisher

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Artur Gurau

Digital communication strategist

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Bektour Iskender

Сo-founder of Kloop Media, publisher

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Dodie Kharkheli

Head of Digital Communications, Chai Khana

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Yorgos Krassakopoulos

Film expert

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Elena Pogrebizhskaya

A film director, an art manager, the “Partisan” documentary film studio

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Albert Tsukrenko

Ukrainian journalist, musician, radio personality

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Natalya Tyan

PR manager, ABR

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Sami Eyidilli

Digital Marketing Manager

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John Tass-Parker

Head of Politics & Government, Instagram

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Attia Nasar

Digital Media Advisor, the U.S. Department of State

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Alexander Plyushchev

journalist, editor and columnist

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SnovaDvoe

A comedy group

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Miras Ibraimov

Co-founder, CrossFit Astana, A2 supermarket chain

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Murat Yuldahsev

Founder, CROWDBL

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Anna Tazhimuratova

Founder and CEO, crowdfunding platform Baribirge.kz

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Aigerim Khafizova

Co-founder, LinchPin Effect

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Hakan Bilginer

Head and owner, Zaytung.com

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Almas Kebekbayev

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, TOP.KZ

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Zaure Rozmat

Founder of the Steppe