President, First Line Software
Dr. Puntikov is the President of First Line Software, a global company offering broad range of software development and technology enablement services and solutions. Nikolai is a serial entrepreneur and business executive with a proven track record in building successful global organizations. He is also a committed advocate for the development of the Russian innovative ecosystem. In 2010, Nikolai co-founded the Russian Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, he is the Chairman of CEE-SECR, the largest software engineering conference in Russia and Editor-in-chief of analytical portal Software Russia. Dr. Puntikov holds his M.S. degree from the St. Petersburg State University and a Doctorate degree from the Institute of Informatics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Head of Software Engineering Department, Saint Petersburg State University
1971 – graduated from the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of Leningrad State University. Received a diploma with honour in the field of Computer Science.
1978 – Ph.D. from Leningrad State University. Thesis: “Synthesis of efficient programs”.
1991 – Professorship, habilitation thesis: “Software technology for real-time embedded systems”. In the same year 1991 founded and became director of State Enterprise “Tercom”.
In year 1996 founded and headed Software Engineering Chair of St. Petersburg State University.
In year 1998 founded and became CEO of the “Lanit-Tercom Inc”.
In 2008 “Lanit-Tercom Inc” and Moscow software company “Artezio” merged into AT Software. Andrey Terekhov heads Board of Directors and supervises R&D department of the new company.
In 1999 Andrey N. Terekhov was one of founders of software developers association of St.-Petersburg — Fort-Ross. When in 2004 on the base of Fort-Ross the All-Russia association of software developers – RUSSOFT has been created, Andrey Terekhov has been selected as its first Chairman of board of directors.
Professor Andrey Terekhov has more than 70 scientific publications (including 4 books). He is a member of ACM and IEEE.
Alexander Andreev graduated from Saint Petersburg State University with degree in Physics. After post graduate studies in field of Digital Signal Processing Applications he taught mathematics in University of Aerospace Instrumentation for ten years. At the same time Alexander established SoftJoys, one of the first Russian software development companies. In 1999 he co-founded SJ Labs, US company, which shortly became a world leader in VOIP software. He is also a co-founder MIT Enterprise Forum Russian Chapter.
Founder and managing partner, FEMIDA.US
Dmitri I. Dubograev is a founder and managing partner of the law firm FEMIDA.US (a/k/a International Legal Counsels PC) in Alexandria, VA with affiliate offices in Washington, D.C., Paris and Moscow. He focuses on representation of clients in the information technology, software, finance, telecommunication, entertainment and sports industries in cross-border transactions, technology transfers, licensing and corporate structuring and financing.
Mr. Dubograev has extensive experience in practicing corporate law with an emphasis on the legal aspects of start-up ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and technology licensing. He advised numerous international and US companies with respect to complex issues relating to IT ventures in the United States, Europe and Asia and the emerging markets’ challenging regulatory environment. Mr. Dubograev represents numerous Eastern European clients, including IT, software, and e-commerce companies, assisting them in their entry and evolution on the Western markets. He also actively participates in various legal reforms and legal training programs in Eastern Europe under auspices of the US and multinational organizations. Mr. Dubograev’s practice regularly involves comparative review of legal regulations and drafting and negotiating legal documentation in English and Russian. His dual legal education, (law degrees in the United States and the former Soviet Union), practical experience and multilingual capabilities significantly contribute to projects’ effectiveness and efficiency and ensure seamless cross-border knowledge transfer between the civil law and common law environment and diverse cultures.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dubograev was counsel in the corporate practice group of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C. and earlier, an associate at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Dubograev has negotiated and documented multiple transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, energy and telecommunication regulations, corporate financing and securities offerings. He has also structured and organized start-up businesses and joint ventures and represented Western and Russian companies in business transactions involving Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. Mr. Dubograev, under the auspices of the World Bank and USAID sponsored projects, served as legal advisor and consultant to various government agencies of the former Soviet Union. His responsibilities included practical training of private and government attorneys, comprehensive analysis and review of the existing legal framework and advice on the reformation of securities, corporate, property and investment legislation. Mr. Dubograev has been directly involved in drafting corporate and securities laws and regulations.
Mr. Dubograev has published several articles on European Community regulations and US and Russian corporate law issues, and he has been invited to give presentations at numerous conferences of the software industry. Mr. Dubograev received his degree in law with excellence from Belarussian State University in 1991 and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University in 1994. He is admitted to the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.
General Manager, St.Petersburg Development Center, EMC
The Center works on Software development for the products designed and produces by EMC corporation. The main area of development is high performance systems for information storage and management. Vyacheslav joined St.Petersburg EMC center in 2008, before that he worked for Motorola software development center in St.Petersburg for about 10 years. He led development of software solutions for digital TV equipment and other products of Motorola company.
Vyacheslav Nesterov is an expert in Software development process, different methodologies and techniques in SW development.
Before coming to software industry Vyacheslav did research in Computer science and Computational mathematics, worked for institutes of Academy of Sciences, taught in universities. He has D.Sc. degree in mathematics, he is an author of more than 50 papers. Vyacheslav was graduated from St.Petersburg State University, faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics.