Central Asian—American
IT Forum
Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York
13 September 2022
The event organizers
Connecting Central Asian and American business communities
Envisioning the future together
"Central Asia is the next IT destination" is a platform for key specialists and decision-makers whose ideas push the entire IT industry forward and determine our future as we know it. This IT Forum will connect regional tech leaders with big thinkers, government agencies and business executives in the United States.



This is an excellent opportunity to engage with a rapidly growing sector and region at the first large Central Asian IT event held outside of the region. The U.S. is the perfect starting point for building relationships and partnerships. Our main aims are to stimulate and inspire forum attendees to create, innovate and promote IT products internationally as well as increase exports and attract investors and partners to the region.
"Central Asia is the next IT destination" is a platform for key specialists and decision-makers whose ideas push the entire IT industry forward and determine our future as we know it. This IT Forum will connect regional tech leaders with big thinkers, government agencies and business executives in the United States.

This is an excellent opportunity to engage with a rapidly growing sector and region at the first large Central Asian IT event held outside of the region. The U.S. is the perfect starting point for building relationships and partnerships. Our main aims are to stimulate and inspire forum attendees to create, innovate and promote IT products internationally as well as increase exports and attract investors and partners to the region.
Dear Colleagues! We’re proud to invite you to the first ever Central Asian — American IT Forum in New York. Join us in person at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, New York City to learn about the region’s strong IT sector, our high quality workforce, creativity, and services. At this free event, there will be ample opportunities to network with IT industry leaders, senior executives of startups, medium and large IT enterprises from America, The Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.
The rapid growth of Central Asia’s IT industry shows no signs of
slowing. Industry and government leaders are working together to encourage our tech sectors to provide secure, reliable, stable IT services across the globe. Tax reductions for local IT employers, workforce development programs, and investments in energy and telecommunications infrastructure provide the region with competitive advantages, affordable price points, and a rapidly growing talent pool. Our attractive, affordable lifestyles and English language skills have led several medium and large tech companies to open offices in the region.
Join us! This event is a great opportunity for those who are looking for IT talent, tech team enhancement, IT outsourcing / outstaffing partners that offer a range of IT services, including:
  • Software Product Development
  • DevOps Services and Solutions
  • Digital Transformation Services and Application Maintenance
  • Mobile app development
  • Cloud Consulting
  • Outstaffing Solutions
Avigail Menashe
Executive director at KSSDA
Participants of the forum
Tech sector business leaders from Central Asia and the USA
Economic development officers from the Embassies of СА
The US IT sector
Regional IT executives
Startup accelerators
Government officials of Kyrgyzstan
Representatives of the US business association
Promising and influential representatives of large and medium-sized businesses of the U.S and Central Asia
Mission goals
Create a global community
Cultivate key connections and contactsSupport
..............Executives, developers, R&D centers, businesses
Provide an environment for meaningful face-to-face meetings
Establish potential business partnerships
Connect ICT markets
Why Central Asia?
High Quality
Mature talent pool creates products and services for clients from the US, Japan, Europe and other markets since going independent in the 1990s.
Cheap electricity
Central Asia has one of the cheapest electricity rates in the world.
Governments' support
Governments of Central Asian countries recognize the impact that tech and creative industries have on their economies. Over the last ten years they've introduced policies and tax programs that created space for international projects. These developmental strides supercharge growth of many interconnected sectors.
Workforce | Human potential
61.4 mln Population
99% Literacy rate
Visa-free entry
Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan – visa-free for citizens of western countries
Fast and cheap internet
Kyrgyzstan has one of the lowest costs of mobile Internet in the world. Kyrgyzstan ranked second on the list of countries with the lowest cost of mobile internet by British analytical resource Cable.co.uk.
200+ participants
from CA region and USA
5 countries
30+ partners
Conference Program
Tuesday, September 13
Opening Speech
10:00 – 10:15
Host of the event, Kyrgyz Software and Services Developers Association (KSSDA)
Avigail Menashe, Executive director at KSSDA
Introductory Speech
10:15-10:20
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States of America
Baktybek Amanbaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States of America
10:20-10:25
U.S. Department of State
Brian Stimmler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
10:25-10:30
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States of America
Javlon Vakhabov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan the United States of America
10:30-10:35
Embassy of Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States of America
Yerzhan Ashikbaev, Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States of America
10:35-10:40
Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Almaz Isanov, Head of Political and Economic Research Department
10:45-10:50
High Technology Park of Kyrgyz Republic
Chubak Temirov, Executive Director at HTP
10:50-10:55
Starlink
Ben McWilliams, Senior Market Access Manager
10:55-11:00
Kyrgyz - UZ Business Council
Elena V. Son, Executive Director of The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) & The US-Kyrgyzstan Business Council (USKGZBC)
11:00-11:10
Kanda Software
Tibor Vais, President
11:10-11:15
US Department of Commerce
Cristen Bauer, Attorney, CLDP
Presentations
11:15-11:35
KSSDA / High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic
Avigail Menashe (Executive director at KSSDA) & Сhubak Temirov (Executive Director at HTP)
Video and Presentation on the IT potential of Central Asia
11:35-12:35
Presentation of Tech companies portfolio and products
Oleg Puzanov (Mad Devs), Nurlan Kalybekov (Pricer), Sanira Madzhikova (Palm), Meder Kutbidin uulu (Sigma Software Solutions), Fayziev Rustam (CLICK), Xudjakulov Khurshid (Round Umbrella), Dilmurod Mamatmurodov (Crasoft), Daulet Nurgali (Nidge Global), Alibek Churin (Smartgas)
Company presentations
12:35-13:30
Networking session and Coffee break
13:30 – 15:00
Business Matching activity & Closing
Audience from
Central  Asia:
Export-ready Central Asian TECH companies
Trade associations, government officials, industry leaders
Representatives of Central Asian diasporas
Central Asia is the
new IT destination
Central Asia proved to be a great and a more affordable alternative to Indian companies. Local developers have a unique perspective that allows them to be nimble when it comes to ideation and ambitious in their execution.
Kyrgyz Republic
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
IT Parks in numbers
$422
mln turnover IT parks
1452
the number of companies
28 000
people the number of employees
Human potential
61.5 mln
Population
99%
Literacy rate
Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, English, Russian and other
Language skills
370
Number of IT universities and courses
300 000
Number of IT faculty graduates
31 mln
Employed population
TOP-3 Export
categories 2021
45%
Software development
50%
Business process outsorsing
5%
Services
Tax preferences
for export-oriented
Tech companies
This quick ascend is largely due to the establishment of the High Technology Park that lowered tax rates and eased business procedures. This commitment to the development of ICT services propelled Kyrgyzstan to the 35th spot in the qualitative report of Global Innovation Index in 2018, edging out Russia and other large markets.
0%
Profit and sales tax
0%
Value added tax
5%
Descreased income tax
12%
Insurance promiums but 12% from average salary in Kyrgyz Republic, fixed amount ~ 30/40$per employee
Services of the
IT companies part
of the delegation
Get top-reliable highly scalable IT solutions
to gain business momentum
Software Product Development / DevOps Services and Solutions
Mobile Application Development Services
Digital Transformation Services / Application Maintenance & Support Services
Cloud Consulting and Engineering Services / Cloud Migration Services
Big Data Consulting and Analytics Services
Outstaffing Solutions
Our valued customers.
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Leading Central Asian
Tech Companies
Here are some portfolios of attendees from Central Asia, you can meet them and many other companies/startups at the event, please scroll to learn more about each IT company
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