Alexei Novikov is the president of Habidatum, an urban scientist and entrepreneur. Prior his role at Habidatum, he has a managing director at Standard & Poor’s and Thomson Reuters, as well as serving as the dean of the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism. He also was a consultant with the World Bank and other international financial infrastructure organizations. Alexei holds a PhD in Regional and Urban Studies. He was previously a research fellow and visiting professor of urban science in American and European universities. In addition to Habidatum, Alexei has launched two successful startups: EA-Ratings (acquired by Standard Poor’s) and Geograffity.