2nd June 2023

ISSAI data scientist Aknur Karabay participated in the Central Eurasian Venture Forum (CEVF) held in Almaty on June 2nd

The Central Eurasian Venture Forum (CEVF), a prestigious event dedicated to investors and startups, welcomed ISSAI data scientist Aknur Karabay as a guest speaker for a thought-provoking panel session titled “AI Inspired Tech and Deals: Wake Up Call for VCs.” The event took place in Almaty on June 2nd, 2023.

As an industry expert in the field of artificial intelligence, Aknur Karabay shared her profound insights and valuable experience with the CEVF attendees. The panel session was moderated by Vitaly Volyanyuk, CEO of Digital Business, and included esteemed guest speakers Bakytzhan Dos, CEO at, Timothy Lloyd, Chief Business Development Officer of Quantumrock, Robin Butler, Partner & Head of Impact at Sturgeon Capital VC, and Igor Littig, Co-founder of

The panel session, “AI Inspired Tech and Deals: Wake Up Call for VCs,” shed light on the transformative potential of AI technology and the opportunities it presents for both investors and startups. With the rapid advancement of AI-driven solutions, the discussion centred around how venture capitalists can tap into this burgeoning sector and make informed investment decisions.

Aknur captivated the audience with her extensive knowledge and forward-thinking vision for AI-inspired technologies. Drawing from her experience at ISSAI, she highlighted the importance of data-driven decision-making and the vast potential of AI across various industries. Her expertise in machine learning and predictive modelling provided unique insights into the possibilities of AI-driven tech for startups seeking investments.

Other speakers of the Forum included Bagdat Mussin, the Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Magzhan Madiyev, Founder and CEO of Astana Hub, Dana Inkarbekova, Country Managing Partner, PwC Kazakhstan, Alim Khamitov, CEO of MOST Ventures, Rauan Kenzhehanuly, Founder and CEO of Bilim Media Group and other professionals. 

The Central Eurasian Venture Forum serves as a platform for innovators, investors, and startups to connect and foster growth opportunities in the region. By bringing together industry experts such as Aknur Karabay and other esteemed guest speakers, CEVF shapes the landscape of technological innovation and investment.

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