Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Mark holds the role of senior fellow as part of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C. He is an appointed member of the G20/B20’s Digital Task Force, supplementing the group with expert knowledge on digitization, advanced autonomous systems, and the future of AI.
Mark is also the co- founder and Chair of the Digital Pioneers Network and AI Pioneers Circle based in New York, and was appointed as the Global Digital Ambassador to the World Assessment Council in early 2020. Mark is a founding co-host at Digital Pioneers Dialogue Podcast and contributes to a number of publications.
Mark also advises several venture capital groups. Mark is Chief AI Officer to Canadian Growth Investments. He acts as a Fund Adviser to Bootstrap Labs based in San Francisco: a pioneer in the realm of VC funds focused on applied AI, carrying with it a mature fund and portfolio of 24 applied AI companies. Mark is also an Advisor to the AI Capital Venture Fund based in Colorado, which is a dedicated venture and private equity fund geared towards AI companies in the late-seed to growth-stage maturity level.
Mark is also a trusted Adviser and Entrepreneur in Residence for Hanaco Ventures, a global venture fund that focuses on late-stage, pre-IPO Israeli and US companies powered by bold, visionary, and passionate minds. Prior to this position, Mark was the Vice Chair of Ventures and External Affairs, as well as CTO at the Comtrade Group, an international technology conglomerate. He also served as the CTO and Strategy Executive at IBM, and held other management, technology, and strategy roles that entailed formulating investment tactics for Venture Capital Incubation programs.
Mark is also involved in media and journalism, and contributes to a number of publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Observer, TechCrunch, InformationWeek, CIO Magazine and COGNITIVE WORLD. His has been cited and featured in articles and appeared in Newsweek, Inc., CIO Magazine, Hitachi Review/Japan,Telegraph UK, CNBC. His knowledge has been cited and his name has been featured in articles on an international scale.
Forbes named Mark one of the Leaders to Watch in 2017. He has received the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement and the World Trade Leadership Award from the World Trade Centers and World Trade Center’s Association. Mark has served as a venture partner with GVA Capital in Silicon Valley, advising the fund on AI startups. He has also served as venture advisor to Global Emerging Markets, an alternative investment group that manages a diverse set of investment vehicles. Mark was also involved with Research Board, a Gartner company and international think-tank advising CIOs at some of the world’s largest corporations, such as: Deutsche Bank, BTM Corporation, Geotek Communications, Qwest Communications, Comcast, and USWEB/CKS.
Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Digital Pioneers Dialogue
Angelica Sirotin is a leading Gen Z thought leader and digitalization expert, Venture Entrepreneur, Founder, and Advisor. She is Associate Partner to, and Business Director, Ventures Analyst, and Official Gen Z Digitization Policy Advisor, of Going Global Ventures, Executive Producer and Co-founder of the Digital Pioneers Dialogue Podcast, and Co-founder of the Digital Pioneers Network. Angelica is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s AI Youth Council – US National Chapter.
The Digital Pioneers Dialogue podcast is a show featuring insights from top global AI leaders, highlighting incredible personalities from leading organizations, such as the United Nations, VCs, major enterprises like NASDAQ, Bloomberg, Microsoft and Verizon. Moreover, the Digital Pioneers Network (DPN) is a community-based Think Tank of hundreds of artificial intelligence thought leaders, innovators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and world-renowned experts. DPN provides exclusive insights, research and information from the world’s top minds, including premier CTOs, CDOs and CEOs, on AI and digitalization across sectors from policy to enterprise.
Angelica is a Gen Z Venture Mentor to UpNext Education Accelerator, the first ever Cross-Cultural Online Accelerator for Gen Z entrepreneurs. She is also a 2017 recipient of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence.
Angelica is one of the select few pioneering voices providing novel insights on Gen Z in the critical areas of digital transformation, education, and the future of work. Her insights have previously been published in InformationWeek Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Hill Magazine. She has delivered keynote addresses on Gen Z, AI, Industry 4.0 and Digitalization to organizations including the UK Parliament’s House of Lords, and SwissCognitive, one of the world’s leading AI hubs.
Angelica was the former Founder and CEO Alpine Esports, a premier Minneapolis-based professional Rocket League esports organization that was acquired by a Minneapolis-based serial entrepreneur and esports tycoon. She serves as an advisor on esports strategy, including team acquisition negotiations and investment acquisitions, business plans and organizational policy, and strategic partnerships and sponsorships. Her leadership prior to acquisition enabled Alpine Esports to transform into one of the most sought-after, professional Rocket League esports teams in the United States.
Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Will is the founder and managing partner of Ashtonbery Consulting LLC, an advertising, marketing, and management consulting firm based in St. Louis, MO. He also serves as the Associate Partner & Director Corporate Communications of Going Global Ventures.
Will is renowned for his work in the fields of content ideation, creation, and distribution as well as his extensive work in the fields of social media and digital advertising in both B2B and B2C environments.
Will has created marketing campaigns for businesses with one location all the way to the Fortune 100. Success of these campaigns is built upon his ability to do a full marketing diagnostic of a company. From their current website, to metrics of past campaigns, to customer personas, to distinct and clearly defined and agreed upon goals of all marketing efforts.
His work in content marketing spans endless industries. He has worked with clients in the AI sphere, marketing, sales, retail, and education to craft plans to showcase his clients’ expertise in prestigious publications to show what true thought leaders they are.
He also currently serves on the Marketing Advisory Board at the University of Missouri St. Louis. In his free time he plays tennis, basketball, and writes a column for ArchCity Media in his hometown of St. Louis.
Creative Producer and Sr. Advisor
This has lead to work with NASA think tanks, and with global humanitarian organizations.
Malcom is also known for creating cinematic, engaging, and emotionally compelling films. Films that touch the heart. Films that inspire and inform the mind. Focused on global messaging – Malcom is part of a global network of top film makers in over 40 countries that shares communication strategies, film techniques, and local contacts to truly enhance the ability to film affordably around the globe.
Malcom currently lives in Vancouver, Canada and was the Director of the Asian Winter Games for the International Olympic Committee of Asia (2011), he also is an advoccate for mental health and worked with Kaiser Foundation Films. Malcom is a member of the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers, Billion Minds Foundation Board of Governors, and various think tanks (NASA AMES, Colorado School of Mines, Talberg Forum).
Selected Awards: 25 motion picture award nominations (Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Promotional Film, Best Public Service Film, Best Music Video, Best Educational Film, Best Program Reflecting Cultural Diversity, Walter Klein Award, FREDDIE).
Manager of Events, Chief of Staff
Sandra is the official Project coordinator / Chief of Staff For Going Global Ventures and Executive Assistant to Mark Minevich. Her work experience consists of doing work in the field of administration, business development, marketing and customer care.
Global travels and interest in empowering women in technology have been a major part of Sandra’s professional career, which drove her to joining the Going Global Ventures team and has been working with them ever since.
Besides working in business development , she is part of an NGO called WorldMerit who with collaboration with the UN developed an annual program (Merit360), a community of young change-makers striving to positively change the world and tackling complex global issues and how to solve the Sustainable Development Goals goals set in 2015 by the UN.
She graduated In the Singidunum University in Belgrade with a double-bachelor in Marketing and management, and Finance and Banking.
Digital Research Analyst
Adi Gal is a Digital/Research Analyst Digital Pioneer Network. She is conducting research on topics related to AI, machine learning, and data science. The research covers trends and usage of data science in the society, the different models of machine learning (particularly unsupervised), and AI (especially NLP, data mining and visualization, and neural networks).
Adi is currently a sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University, majoring in Computer Science and History. She is also the recipient of the National Gold Medal of the Scholastic Writing Awards, among other honors.
Adi completed graphic design projects for Silverberry Genomics, a leading digital health platform that utilizes AI and machine learning to provide personalized assessments and recommendations to optimize health and wellness plans. She was also a communications intern at RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with employers, elected officials, policy makers, educators, and the entertainment and news media to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities.