Evgeny Kovnir
CEO, ANO Digital Economy
Evgeny Kovnir graduated from the Kiev Suvorov Military School, the Moscow Air Force Engineering Academy named after Zhukovsky, the Russian Economic Academy named after Plekhanov. He served in various positions in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. He was awarded with the Medal of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation For Military Valor of the II degree. He led the implementation of high-tech projects in the media industry, including his own projects. In the Microsoft Russia company, he worked on the media direction and direction of the development of cloud services. Evgeny Kovnir was awarded with Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award. As the director of business development for Media Group Ukraine (SCM), he was responsible for the development of new business lines and key Internet projects of the holding. He headed the Department of Information Technology Development of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation as well as supervised the development of the Strategy for the development of the information technology industry. As a deputy director of the Young Professional project of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, he led the work on the National Technological Initiative. Evgeny is a Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of JSC Russian Venture Company.