SPEAKERS

Maxim Alzoba

 Maxim Alzoba holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Maxim has been actively participating in the policy creation of the TLDs of the city of Moscow (.moscow and .москва) since its early stages. As a special projects manager of FAITID, he is in charge of policy and compliance.

After the execution of .moscow /.xn--80adxhks Registry Agreements with ICANN in late 2013, FAITID joined RySG as a Registry and started direct participation in the work of RySG. Since then, Maxim has been participating in the work of RySG and GNSO. Maxim is one of the RySG GNSO Council Representatives of the European region.

David Conrad

As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ICANN, David Conrad is at the heart the organization’s mission to help maintain the security, resiliency and stability of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers that ICANN helps coordinate. Prior to being named CTO, Conrad held several different positions at ICANN, including Vice President of Infrastructure & Technology and General Manager of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

Before joining ICANN, Conrad helped found a number of Internet startups, including Nominum, and was involved in the creation of the second Regional Internet Registry (RIR), Asia Pacific Network Information Center, the Internet address allocator for the Asia and Pacific Rim region.In 2011, Conrad provided senior-level advice and technical input for CloudFlare, as a member of the organization’s technical staff. Prior to that, Conrad was the Executive Director of the Internet Software Consortium during the development of the “BIND version 9” domain name server.

Anna Karakhanyan 

Anna Karakhanyan is an administrator of the Armenian Network Information Center (AMNIC), which is the Registry of .am and .հայ domains. She also has extensive experience in the Registry/Registrar relations and management of domain registrations at Registrars.

Anna Karakhanyan has been using the Internet from its first days in Armenia. She had worked at the oldest Internet Service provider company ARMINCO since its establishment (1992). Anna also was Armenia’s main coordinator of the “Narot Network”, “Three Pomegranates” and “Education for Development” network projects.

She has been an active volunteer at CYSCA-Cambridge Yerevan Sister City Association (USA) since 1998. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of YCSCA (Association of Twin Cities of Yerevan).

Yuri Kargapolov

Yuri Kargapolov is the CEO of the Ukrainian Numbering, Naming and Addressing Operating Center, Consortium which develops ccTLD/gTLD/ENUM Registries, MNP/LNP, IMEI, MSP, and more. He is also the Chair of the ISOC IoT SIG, member of the UANIC Coordination Council, one of the developers and founders of the .УКР IDN ccTLD, was member and Chair of the ICANN WGs, and GAC member for short time.

He graduated from the Odessa Polytechnic Institute, radio-engineering faculty, in 1980 and received a diploma Dipl. Eng. Radio Designer and Technologist.

He created ISPs, has built and launched more than 25 technical platforms in different cities of Ukraine to provide broadband wired and wireless access. His professional interests include convergence, Internet Governance and the newest DNS-technologies application. As a speaker, he has attended over 75 local and international meetings and conferences including those organized by ICANN, IGF, RIPE, ITU, EEDNS, SEEDIG, ENOG, APTLD, and more.

Sergey Povalishev 

Povalishev is the CEO of Reliable Software, Ltd., and founder and permanent leader of hoster.by. A leading national expert in the domain and hosting industry and Internet governance, he is also the founder of Belarus Internet Governance Forum.

He has also contributed to the creation of the Cyrillic ccTLD .БЕЛ in Belarus. He was awarded a diploma from the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus for his achievements in the industry.

Vladimer Svanadze

Svanadze is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Cyber Security Academy CSA. He is also founder and the acting Chairman of the Board at the “Internet Development Initiative IDI”. At the same time, he is an invited lecturer at the University of Georgia, where he is managing a process of creation of the MA in Cyber Security.

In 2015 – 2016, he was the Consultant of “LEPL Cyber Security Bureau” under the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. He is one of the main authors of Cyber Security Strategy of Georgia for 2016 – 2018. He is also a member of the Working Group of Cyber Security Strategy of Georgia for 2019 – 2021.

Under his mentorship, the first Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC) in Georgia was established. He is an author of numerous articles, including the first Georgian language book in Cyber Security “Cyber Defense: Main Players of Cyberspace. Police, Strategy and new Challenges of Cybersecurity, 2016”.

Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob 

Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob has been a lead Security, Stability & Resiliency specialist at ICANN OCTO SSR group since October 2018. She has been an active researcher in Domain Name Abuse and Internet Security for the past six years.

She holds a Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology (2018) on analyzing and improving security performance of hosting providers. Currently, she is managing ICANN ‘s Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) project and conducting research to enhance and improve the project domain abuse detection and reporting.

Siranush Vardanyan

Vardanyan joined ICANN org in September 2016 and is currently the Fellowship Program Manager.

She has over 23 years of professional experience with different international and local NGOs, including Save the Children Armenia, Habitat for Humanity Armenia, Project Harmony Int., and Care International. In 2012 and 2013, she was At-Large delegate to ICANN’s Nominating Committee from Asia Pacific/Australia/Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO). From 2013 to 2016, she served as the Chair for At-Large APRALO at ICANN. She has been the Board Member of ISOC Armenia Chapter since February 2013.

Actively involved in Internet Governance fora since 2007, she’s also an ISOC Ambassador for IGF 2010 and Returning Ambassador for IGF 2011, Next Generation Leaders Program, ISOC Collaborative Leadership Exchange program and ICANN Fellowship Program Alumna.

Oleg Levchenko

Oleg Levchenko is the CEO of Hostmaster LLC, administrator of .UA cctld. He heads of Hostmaster LLC from 2014. In IT business from 1992. Oleg created and worked as Technical Director and from 2000 year as CEO of one of the first ISP in Odessa, Ukraine. Oleg graduated from Odessa State University Theoretical Physics Department in 1986. And finished IBR Business School in 2005.

Göran Marby

Göran Marby is the CEO and President of ICANN org. He brings over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the Internet and technology sector, as well as his leadership as Director General at the independent regulatory body Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), where he worked closely with international organizations and standards bodies. Prior to this, he served as CEO and founder of Appgate, a Swedish security software company (now Cryptzone in the U.S), where he grew the organization to a global company with customers in 35 countries and operations in the U.S.

Before his seven years at Appgate, he was CEO for the advanced networks company Cygate Group (now owned by TeliaSonera) where he spearheaded operations in five countries with revenues in the range of 120 million euros. And as Country Manager for Cisco in Sweden, Marby led sales of all products and services. Marby holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law. He is fluent in English and Swedish and is a Swedish national.

Lianna Galstyan

Lianna Galstyan has been a Board Member of the Internet Society NGO since 2013 and the Internet Society Armenia Chapter Board Chair since 2018. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors at DotAsia organisation.

She has been involved in the “.հայ” IDN initiative group promoting its usage among Armenian community. Since 2014 Lianna is the Public Relations Manager of the Internet Governance Council of Armenia. Besides, Ms. Galstyan is a member of the SEEDIG and ArmIGF Executive Committee, and from 2018 she is also a member of the UN IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

Ms. Galstyan also represents “Internet Society” NGO at the Asia Pacific Regional At-large Organisation in ICANN where she holds the Vice Chair position.

Igor Mkrtumyan

Igor Mkrtumyan is the President of the “Internet Society” NGO since its establishment 25 years ago.

For several years he held the position of the Head of Computer Department at American University of Armenia as well as the Head of a Department at Yerevan Institute of Mathematical Machines.

Mr. Mkrtumyan is one of the pioneers of establishing Internet in Armenia and has made immense contribution to its development within the country, as well to the launch of Armenian ccTLDs .am and .հայ.

Svitlana Tkachenko

Svitlana Tkachenko is Head of Department of Development and Operations of Hostmaster Ltd, administrator of .UA cctld.

Svitlana has been in IT business since 1995 and worked for leading Ukrainian Internet service providers. Tkachenko is one of the founders of Hostmaster ltd. Svitlana actively participates in the Internet and ICT industry in Ukraine.

She is also involved with CENTR and RIPE working groups.

Zuhra Salijanova

Zuhra Salijanova is a Senior Manager of Contractual Compliance at ICANN.

Her key responsibility is to manage compliance programs that support the contractual compliance function, initiatives and improvements.

This includes managing and processing complaints, conducting reviews, investigations and enforcement.

Toma Gavrichenkov

Toma Gavrichenkov

Toma Gavrichenkov holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and System Software Engineering from Moscow State University, and is currently doing MBA at Skolkovo.

He has been an IT networking and monitoring professional for a decade, starting as a contractor for Microsoft and HP and then moving on to a permanent position in HP Russia Telecom Solutions team.

Since 2009, he has worked for the Qrator Labs, of which he is currently the chief technology officer.

Gavrichenkov was an ICANN 61 Fellow and an ICANN 64 Fellowship Coach.

He has been a speaker/presenter at numerous conferences, including BlackHat USA, RIPE meetings, NANOG, APNIC/APRICOT, Eastern European DNS Forum, and ENOG/RIPE NCC Regional Meeting.

Dmitry Kohmanyuk

Dmitry Kohmanyuk is the co-Founder of Hostmaster Ltd. Through his work with Hostmaster, Dmitry Kohmanyuk acts as Ukraine’s ccTLD manager.

He has a history of working in ccTLD management since 1996. His work currently involves organizing IPv6 workshops, co-organizing local IGF forums, and co-hosting instances of UA and root DNS servers.

He is a representative to CENTR and to the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) at ICANN.

Maria Kolesnikova

Maria Kolesnikova

Maria Kolesnikova is a Head of Regional Coordination Group on Universal Acceptance of CIS and Eastern Europe.

She has been worked in telecommunication, hosting and domain name markets for more than 20 years. During 1997-2007 she held different positions at the largest telecom operators, hosting providers and registrars in Russia. Since 2007 to 2019 she worked for .RU and .РФ ccTLDs Registry (Coordination Center for TLD RU) as head of marketing, external relations and projects.

In 2005-2006 she was involved in the joint project based on geolocation services MTS-Poisk. In 2012 she launched Netoscope project, the first cybersecurity project for the domain name space. In 2012-2013 she worked in team on applications and delegation of new gTLDs .ДЕТИ and .TATAR. Earlier she was responsible for accreditation and operation of ccTLDs registrars. She also produced international and regional industry events on different levels with focus on internet infrastructure, cybersecurity and internet governance themes.

Since 2007 she has been engaged and led different community working groups, participated in program committees and reported on international meetings organized by ICANN, CENTR, APTLD, national and regional IGFs.

Alex Semenyaka

Alex Semenyaka is an External Relations Officer for the RIPE NCC (Eastern Europe and Central Asia).

As part of the External Relations team, he helps lead the RIPE NCC’s engagement with membership, the RIPE community, technical bodies, academia, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders.

As a technical advisor, he also follows closely developments in the Internet industry and governmental issues related to Information Communications Technologies, particularly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

He monitors and attends industry conferences and meetings, representing the RIPE NCC, and works with internal stakeholders to enhance the RIPE NCC’s training activities. He is currently the Chair of ENOG Programming Committee.

Alex has talked and presented at many local and international events as an expert in the design and security of data networks and data centers.

Grigori Saghyan

Grigori Saghyan is a Board Member at the Internet Society, and an associate professor at the Russian-Armenian University. Previously he was the technical director at Arminco, Armenia’s first ISP, for seven years. He also worked at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Armenia as head of IT and Telecommunications Department for two years.

Grigori Saghyan’s interests span a variety of topics including Solid State Electronics, Scanning Microscopy, Telecommunications, Networking, and Internet Governance.

He has been an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Network Security expert since 2012. He is also secretary of the Multistakeholder Internet Governance Council of Armenia.

Alain Durand

Alain Durand is principal technologist in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ICANN. His responsibilities include applying expert technical knowledge and experience to improve ICANN’s technical capabilities and stature. Prior to ICANN, Alain has was Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, a large Internet equipment vendor. Prior to Juniper Networks, Alain worked at Comcast, a very large Cable service provider.

He served Comcast as director of IPv6 and Internet governance. While developing the first IPv6 deployment plan for a service provider this size, Alain represented Comcast in various Internet governance fora. Alain has been part of the Internet technical community for over 20 years, being a pioneer in IPv6 standardization and deployment. In particular, he has served as working group chair for several working groups at IETF and authored over 14 RFCs.

Danko Jevtović

Danko Jevtović is one of Serbia’s Internet pioneers and currently a Board Member at ICANN. He is also a member of the UN IGF MAG (Multistakeholder Advisory Group).

He was founding partner of Jugodata, PC computer company in Yugoslavia/Serbia since 1987, and SezamPro, one of the first Internet service providers in Serbia. He was the initiator of reform of the

then .YU ccTLD. Subsequently he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Serbian National Internet Domains Registry (RNIDS – .RS/.СРБ ccTLD) and the CEO of RNIDS (2013-17).

He lives in Belgrade, Serbia, where he is a partner at Jugodata Ltd., working as consultant and investor in Serbian IT start-ups. He has a BA in Management of information Systems from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and an Executive MBA from the IEDC, Bled School of Management, Slovenia. He is a member of the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), and USA National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Dušan Stojičević

Dušan Stojičević is a manager at ICANN-accredited registrar Gransy, the Chairman of ICANN’s Cyrillic Generation Panel and Vice Chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group. He has been involved in Information Technologies for almost 30 years.

He is former Board Member of RNIDS, the Serbian National Internet Domains Registry (2011-2013), and former Chairman of the Board (2013-2016). He has been also the coordinator of the Registry Working Group for Internationalized Domain Names (2015-2016).

Other working groups at RNIDS he has been involved in include the IDN Working Group/Rules and Principles (2010); he was directly involved in launching Serbia’s IDN ccTLD, .срб.

Mikhail Anisimov

Mikhail Anisimov is head of external communications at the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ. He has been working in the area of hosting and domain registration for more than nine years, holding different positions in the largest hosting provider and domain registrar companies.

In 2013, he was involved in the launch of .МОСКВА and .MOSCOW TLDs at the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID). In 2014, he joined the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ., where he has been responsible for the communications and organization of industry events. He has been involved with many organizations and has organized conferences and forums on domain registrations and hosting, Internet governance, and cybersecurity.

He has also participated in a number of educational events on Internet infrastructure and user data protection for small and medium businesses and students.

Andrey Vorobyev

Andrei Vorobyev graduated with honors from Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) as an engineer-technologist of transport machine-building in 1999. He received his second, law degree, from the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property with a specialization in intellectual property protection in 2006. He studied Appraisal of Intellectual Property at the International Academy of Appraisal and Consulting in 2008-2009.

His career in the domain industry began in 2001 at the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN). After RIPN’s domain registration unit was reorganized into a separate entity, Andrei Vorobyev became the Director of Public and Government Relations at the RU-CENTER domain registrar. In 2015, Andrei Vorobyev joined the Internet Development Institute as director of public relations. In October 2015, he was appointed director of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ.