Founder Guatemala Space Observatory
Co-founder Volcano Innovation Summit
Emilio Eva, founder of the Guatemala Space Observatory, the first ever observatory and technology accelerator to host space technology, is the founder of the Mosto and Volcano Innovation Summit, which connects companies and professionals from Central America to the world.
Fractal Networking and Ecosystems Development Expert
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Andy builds technology partner ecosystems from the ground up, enabling the raw potential of a compelling product or technology to grow from something standalone and very basic into a rich and strong ecosystem of partnerships.
After launching Android Enterprise in 2014 and bootstrapping device management, ruggedized and dedicated device partner ecosystems from scratch within Google's Android team, Andy is preparing to embark on a new ecosystem bootstrapping challenge around fractal networking.
Andy's career journey includes both small, scrappy startups (Divide, acquired by Google 2014; NEON, acquired by Sybase 2001, now SAP) and large, well-known multinationals (Avaya, Raytheon, LG, and Google).
Andy has developed Internet standards at the IETF and W3C, invented 11 patents on security, presence and availability technologies, and created open-source, cross-platform mobile identity solutions like AppAuth.
Andy holds a BS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, is fluent in Spanish (and is now working on his Russian).
Founder and Managing Partner,
Dr. Matthias Röder is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at The Mindshift. He is an expert on intellectual property and technology management with a special interest in uses of artificial intelligence and blockchain in business. He is the CEO of the Karajan Institute as well as a board member of the Karajan Foundation.
In 2017, Dr. Röder founded the Karajan Music Tech Conference to explore future opportunities at the intersection of different industries, music and media. Furthermore he co-founded the Sonophilia™ Network for Creative Leadership.
He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Moreover, Dr. Röder is a sought-after speaker and a lecturer who has taught at Harvard University, at the Change & Innovation Management Program at University of St. Gall, and Salzburg University
Company Profile: The Mindshift is a boutique consulting firm with an unconventional approach to innovation management and innovation culture.
Chief Development Officer of the AIFC
In his role as Chief Development Officer, Mr. Kairat Kaliyev oversees AIFC’s external communications and FinTech.
From 2013 to 2016 Mr. Kaliyev was Deputy Head of International and Public Relations Department at the National Bank of Kazakhstan. Between 2010 and 2013 he held the position of Deputy Head of
Investment Projects Department and Head of Public Relations at the Development Bank of Kazakhstan
JSC. Previously, he held senior leadership positions in private and public sector companies, including
Centre for Marketing Research and Analytics JSC, CNRG Capital investment company, Zhambyl District
Akimat (local administration), and served as advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
Mr. Kaliyev was educated at the Kazakh National University, The People’s Friendship University of
Russia, the Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Russian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Harvard Division of Continuing
Education; he was awarded a scholarship under the Bolashak state programme.