KG Labs interview for CNBC – The New Silk Road. As China invests in Central Asian infrastructure, technology may get a boost.

Last October KG Labs founder gave an extended interview for an international edition of CNBC with an audience of 90 million households in the US. The documentary came out under the name New Digital Silk Road and will soon be available online. In the meantime, there was an article on the site. Together we will make the start-up ecosystem of Kyrgyzstan the best! Alga!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/29/belt-and-road-tech-entrepreneurship-in-kyrgyzstan.html 

Trip to World Economic Forum 2018

KG Labs founder – Aziz Soltobaev as a part of the Kyrgyz Delegation headed by the Prime Minister Sapar Isakov visited World Economic Forum in Davos in January, 2018.

Talant Sultanov, Tiffany West, Aziz Soltobaev

One of the unofficial outcomes of the trip was the formation of a good partnership with the WEF team. We agreed to work with the center of the 4th Industrial Revolution to develop national policies in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the development of cybersecurity mechanisms with the help of AI, as well as certain joint initiatives for the development of the digital economy and society, the deployment of the KR in WEF transformation maps: https://toplink.weforum.org/knowledge/explore.

Aziz Soltobaev, Talant Sultanov

Forum gave opportunity to meet several key people in the area of technologies in tourism, computer science and others.

One of the them was president of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation – Christopher Elias. We agreed to realize projects in order to develop computer education in all libraries of Kyrgyz Republic.

Aziz Soltobaev, Christopher Elias

Also, Aziz met Gillian Tans ( President and CEO of Booking.com) and Tiffany Mizrahi ( Head of the group reporting on tourism competitiveness) and agreed  on cooperation for development of tourism sector in Kyrgyzstan.

Gillian Tans, Aziz Soltobaev

Plans of opening logistics UPS hub in Kyrgyz Republic were discussed with the president of UPS International – Jim Barber.

During the meeting with Lynn St. Amour who worked as a Head of UN internet Governance Forum – Multistakeholder Advisory Group ( IGF-MAG) and the head of Internet Society, we agreed to work on development of the best world practices of Internet Access and development of the digital skills in educational institutions.

Aziz Soltobaev, Lynn St. Amour, Talant Sultanov

Aziz Soltobaev and Talant Sultanov also met with Kai Fu Lee – scientist and venture capitalist, head of the Sinovation Ventures. This fund with 3 billion dollars of investments is aimed to invest in startups in the area of AI. He promised to visit Kyrgyzstan and assist Kyrgyzstan’s universities to develop AI programmes.

Talant Sultanov, Kai Fu Lee, Aziz Soltobaev

Visit to World Economic Forum 2018 was very productive and we hope that all agreed initiatives and agreements will be successfully realized in our country.