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"Dr. Sanzhar Kettebekov is one of the first scholars of the presidential program
"Bolashak". He received his Ph.D. and BS degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and a former researcher at the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a reviewer for ACM SigCHI and IEEE Computer Society and an author of a number of research publications, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Defense.


Dr. Kettebekov’s professional experience includes work in the global IT consulting
with companies from the Fortune 500 list, as well as the development of search interface for Yahoo!, and crisis management systems for Port Authority of NY & NJ. Sanzhar has also led the information architecture of the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Corporation. He is a founder of several technology startups including Receptive, which has been included in the list of "20 media companies to watch" by AlwaysOn.


Since 2015 and till recently Dr. Kettebekov led the Autonomous Cluster Fund PIT
(Tech Garden) - a national innovation development fund. Under the auspices of the
Kazakhstan’s Industrial Development Program the fund launched a series of joint
technology laboratories and funded over 90 startups. Currently Sanzhar serves as a member of the board of directors of Sartbayev University."

Mr. Sanzhar Kettebekov

Member of the Executive Board, Satbayev University

Republic of Kazakhstan