Chief Business Development Officer, Head of Africa of Yango
Adeniyi Adebayo is the Chief Business Development Officer at Yango that operates a ride-hailing app developed by Russian tech company Yandex. Born in Nigeria, he is a graduate of Kazan (Russia) National Research Technological University, MIT (USA) and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia).
Prior to becoming the Head of Africa at Yango in 2021 and then CBDO, he worked for HSE University and launched several successful startup ventures in the ICT sphere.
Andrey Maslov is Director of HSE Centre for African Studies. Graduate of the African Studies Department, St. Petersburg State University. In 2006, he received the Derzhava Award for his «What Policy in Africa Does Russia Need?» project as the chairperson of the non-profit partnership Rosafroekspertiza (2003-2008).
He further gained a wide range of experiences working in Africa for banking and energy ventures. He contributed to the strategic roadmapping for digital geo-information systems and control rooms for critical infrastructure across Africa.
CEO of RusHighTechExport
Konstantin Noskov is the CEO of RusHighTechExport – the company promoting Russian digital solutions to the global market. Graduate of Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science and HSE University, he worked for the Russian Government as Director of the ICT Department of the Government, Head of the Analytical Center for the Government, and Minister of Digital Development.
He was one of the leaders of projects to create a Portal of public services, a System of governmental electronic interaction, Open Data, etc. Mr. Noskov and RusHighTechExport work with a number of leading Russian software developers and telecommunication equipment vendors and educational organizations.
Anna Sanina is a Leading Research Fellow at the HSE International Laboratory for Digital Transformation in Public Administration and an Associate professor at the Department of Public Administration. Graduate of the Social Science Department, St. Petersburg State University, she holds a Candidate of Sciences degree (PhD) in Management Sociology. Dr. Sanina also was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (USA).
Dr. Sanina studies the social efficiency of digital transformation in public administration and technologies and innovations in urban governance. Her research and teaching experience was awarded several prestigious awards and prizes, including the medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for young scientists.
Evgeny Styrin is the Head of the International Laboratory for Digital Transformation in Public Administration at HSE University. Graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University, since 2010 he has been working for HSE University.
Dr. Styrin conducts research in the field of digital transformation in public administration, provides expertise to the Russian government in digital public services provision, data governance.
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