Mr. Turkot joined Skolkovo Foundation, Russia’s Silicon Valley project, as an Executive Director of IT Cluster in 2010. He is responsible for initiation of various innovative IT projects – from breakthrough data transfer technologies to implementation of innovative software in medicine and education. As of today, IT cluster portfolio constitutes of more than 100 projects of various geography, size, phase and theme. In 2008 he founded MySpace Russia, a JV in partnership with News Corporation. Since 1998 Mr. Turkot has founded a number of start-ups and worked as a Board Member and Director in several IT and Telecoms companies on behalf of his clients.