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Sergei Makedonski, PhD, MBA
ASTRA Partners, President
Forrester Research, Regional Director, CIS & Eastern Europe
Moscow State University, and Kazan Federal University, Visiting Professor
Higher School of Economics, Associate Professor 

In memory of Sergei Makedonski

Out of respect for Sergei's major contribution to the industry and for his ongoing efforts with the GT&BSC as a founding member, we regret to inform you that he sadly passed away on the 15th of June 2020.


Moscow State University Applied Mathematics & Cybernetics Department, Graduate&Post-graduate (1981-1991), Moscow State University Sociology Department (PhD), MIRBIS Business School & Wolverhampton University, UK (pre-MBA Presidential Program, 1999-2000), Russian Foreign Trade Academy (MBA, 2004-2005), Moscow Business School “Skolkovo” (eMBA, 2013-2014), 

PM PMI training (PMP), Moscow 2007  

IAOP COP (Certified Outsourcing Professional) Master Class & Governance Workshop, Train-the-trainer program, Kazan 2012, Moscow 2015,

SIG University CGP (Certified Governance Professional) Hybrid BRICS+ Program, Moscow, July 2016 


ICT&New Media analyst and market research professional, entrepreneur and consultant, starting from the Y1991 to develop ex-USSR ICT and New media markets and bringing to the leading international analysts & consultancies - Gartner Group (1999-2005) and Forrester Research (2007-current)

Market development projects

«Dator top100: Computer Business Russia» annual Award (1995-1999), «The Best IT Manager» National Award (1997-1998), IT Leader annual National Award www.itleader.ru (2002-current), RUSSOFT software exporters’ association (former NSDA, 2001-current) www.russoft.org, Association of Strategic Outsourcing “ASTRA Partners” (2008-current) www.astra-partners.ru , “Smart City” Association (2012). 


1991-1998 – Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory at Social Informatics Chair, Sociology Department of Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov

1991-1996 – Founder&CEO University Analytical Group, 

1996-1999 - CEO Dator Company, 

2000-2005 – Managing Partner Market-Visio/Gartner Russia&Ukraine, 

2005-2006 – IT Consulting Director at Cominfo Consulting, 

2006-2007 – Head of ACVI Internet, Video International Media Group

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