Country, city:

USA, San Francisco. Visiting Russia once or twice a year.

Job title, company:

By the Bay, Founder

The main milestones:

PhD in Computer Science from UPenn, first CS PhD on influence on Twitter. Senior Software Engineer, Amazon. Cofounder, Chief Community Officer, Trusted IoT Alliance (

Professional interests and competences:

Thoughtful Software Engineering, Machine Learning/AI, Community Stewardship.

Why do you want to be a mentor?

I enjoyed being a mentor for IW 2018 and am excited about the new generation of Russian entrepreneurs and engineers. It's great to contribute back and have a connection with my roots.

Please describe the kind of startups you would like to work with:

Web-scale software engineering, ML/AI, Blockchain/IoT.