Love at First Sight

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“When we first met, it was love at first sight,” Katia Gaika says in the name of her work place about DLD.

Born and raised in Moscow, Gaika is a Deputy Director of the IT Cluster of Skolkovo Foundation (Russia’s Silicon Valley project) where she is responsible for connecting the dots between Russian and International Educational and Research Institutions. She is also responsible for all special activities of the IT cluster when it comes to media projects and public relations.

The love child of DLD and Skolkovo is DLD Moscow, where Lukas Kubina recorded this interview. Gaika describes the event like organizing the party of a wedding. “You don’t enjoy it as much as you make sure that everybody else is happy.” Fortunately, she says, the DLD Moscow guests were very happy.

“I hope our relationship has a very successful future,” she adds, hinting at DLDwomen where she will bring “sexy and smart” female Russian entrepreneurs on stage to talk about their successes.

She hopes that everyone will enjoy this kind of “Russian Invasion”.

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