Denis Yagodin leads innovation team at Teplitsa, a capacity building project aimed to strengthen civil society in Russia with the smart use of technology. Within Innovations team, Denis is responsible for overseeing quantitative research of the country’s civil society communication patterns, research of cybercensorship, and coaching civil society organizations on their use of innovative technologies with a particular focus on AI and Machine Learning.

Prior to his work at Teplitsa, Denis implemented digital transformation projects in public healthcare in Russia. He has also participated in political activism, worked with opposition parties, conducted advocacy campaigns, and assisted independent candidates for regional parliament in their election campaigns.