With deep expertise in overseeing the innovation lifecycle, right from the drawing board through to full market commercialisation, Igor Bogachev has a rich and nuanced understanding of cutting-edge trends and developments in IT, as well as the industry's best practices and how to implement them. He has a strong standing in the national IT sector and currently chairs the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Subcommittee on the Digital Economy and Innovations. Igor was previously a Vice President at the Skolkovo Foundation, whose overarching goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, engendering a startup culture and encouraging venture capitalism. He was the executive director of the foundation's IT Cluster. Before Skolkovo, he served as the CEO of SAP CIS, a position to which he advanced following 12 years at Xerox, where he was responsible for business development, sales, and maintenance service. Igor Bogachev was born in Moscow in 1971. In 1994 he graduated from the economics faculty of the Moscow Aviation Institute. He received his MBA from the Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS) and London Metropolitan University. Igor is a Green Belt in the Six Sigma methodology of process improvement.