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Society AI.Architects

Deploying AI technology for social and business growth 

Dragoş Tudorache Dr. Plamen Russev Dragoş Tudorache Dr. Plamen Russev

Dragoş Tudorache

Member of the European Parliament and Chair AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age)


Dragos Tudorache is a Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe) and the Executive President of the PLUS party in Romania. He is the Chair of the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age) special committee and sits in LIBE, AFET, SEDE, and the European Parliament’s delegation with the United States.

Dragos began his career in 1997 as judge at the Galati court. Between 2000 and 2005 he built and led the legal departments at the OSCE and UN missions in Kosovo. After working on justice and anticorruption at the Commission Representation in Romania, supporting the country’s EU ascension, he joined the Commission and, subsequently, qualified for leadership roles in EU institutions, managing a number of units and strategic projects such as the Schengen Information System, Visa Information System, and the establishment of eu-LISA.

During the migration crisis, he was entrusted with leading the coordination and strategy Unit in DG-Home, until he joined the Government led by Dacian Ciolos. Between 2015 and 2017, in Romania, he was Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Minister of Communications and for the Digital Society, and Minister of Interior. His current interests in the European Parliament include Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, the Republic of Moldova, internal affairs, security, and transatlantic issues.

Dr. Plamen Russev

Executive Chairman Webit Foundation


Dr. Plamen Russev is the initiator and focal connector of one of the world’s largest impact networks and curator of the global Webit community, reaching out to over 800,000 digerati, policy makers, innovators and media. His success stories include creating the global Webit brand from scratch, supporting founders and brands in establishing and growing a successful marketing strategy, creating meaningful relations with potential partners, customers and media. Plamen supports causes which impact the achievement of the UN’ SDGs.

He is an investor, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur and proven success record in developing business ventures in multicultural and challenging business environments.

Plamen Russev is B.Sc in Marketing and Management, M.Sc in Electronic Education/Mathematics and Physics, and Ph.D in Healthcare Management.

Plamen Russev has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Digital Affairs of his home country – Republic of Bulgaria and a member of European Commission’ BOF.

Dr. Russev’ work and impact have been recognised and awarded by governments, associations and NGOs along with 2 honorary doctorates from Universities in Europe and South America. Plamen Russev is featured in hundreds of international and local media including The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBCe, Forbes, Venture Beat, CNN to name a few.

Dr. Russev is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Webit Foundation and host of Webit Virtual. He is happily married to the most wonderful girl in the world and father of 2 boys.

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Our weekly events meet us with the world's leading experts, policy makers, movers and shapers
who define the future of the economy, society and the Planet.

Our mission:

Making sure the 2030 SDG Agenda is achieved by bringing together the people who can actually support it the most.

Our outreach:

Over 1,000,000+ virtual attendees visited the 50+ events in 2020. The second season builds on the success of the first one and develops further.

Webit Virtual 2021 Programme:

The topic of our discussion, the 4 building blocks for season 2021 are
to support the achieving of the UN's Agenda 2030 SDGs:

Society AI.Architects

Jobs & Future of Work Education Smart tech & Internet of Things Media

Economic AI.Sustainers

Fintech Cybertech Mobility Digital Entertainment Mobile (data, analytics, marketing)

Planet AI.Guardians

Industry 4.0 Cleantech / Energy Climate & Space Agtech SDGs Food, pollution Water, pollution

Health AI.Innovators

Biotech Pharmatech Healthtech Wellbeing Longevity

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WEBIT Virtual programs

Webit Virtual | The Thought Leadership Virtual Platform is celebrating forward thinkers with values and big hearts, stewardship and professional and business connections.

Webit Virtual is a weekly 30 minutes virtual event. The virtual discussion is streamed live and hosted in our virtual 3D studio in front of thousands of virtual attendees from over 120 countries. Each event is focused on specific theme, including:

  • Health Innovation
  • Brand Innovation
  • CyberTech
  • Digital Entertainment & Media
  • Mobility
  • FinTech
  • Blockchain
  • Policy Innovation
  • Defence Innovation
  • Planet Earth
  • Mobile Innovation
  • Future of Food
  • Future of Work and Education

Each Webit Virtual program in this season is in the form of a personal interview with one of the world's most recognised thought leaders. It is in a deep dive discussion focused on their professional experience and their drive to make a difference.

Webit Virtual | The Thought Leadership Network is a logical continuation of Webit's 12 years of success, building one of the world's biggest impact communities and producing the world's biggest and premier tech and innovation festival - Webit.Festival.

Webit mission is Improving the state of Today and Creating the Desirable Future Tomorrow.
Our mission is shared by the entire Global Impact Commitee, governing Webit Impact program, which includes Webit Virtual.

Webit Global Impact Committee

Dr. Plamen Russev
Executive Chairman and Founder
Mrs. Mariya Gabriel
European Commission
Commissioner Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
European Commission
Mr. Francisco Polo
Government of Spain
High Commissioner for Entrepreneurial Nation
Government of Spain
Prof. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director of International Bureau of Education
Mr. Raja Rajamannar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President - Healthcare
Mr. Thomas Debass
US Department of State
Office of Global Partnerships
US Department of State
H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa
Republic of South Africa
Republic of South Africa
Mrs. Edna Conway
Vice President and General Manager of Global Security, Risk and Compliance
Mrs. Natalia Oropeza
Chief CyberTech Security Officer
Lt Col Jennifer 'JJ' Snow
Air Force
U.S. Special Operations Command Innovation Officer
Air Force
Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Medical Reailityes
Surgeon. Futurist. Innovator. Entrepreneur. Teacher. Transforming Healthcare Globally
Medical Reailityes
Mr. Tim Draper
Tesla, space X, Skype, Twitch TV
Global venture capitalist
Tesla, space X, Skype, Twitch TV


The Webit community reaches out to over 1,000,000 digerati, among them world's forward thinkers – innovators, global business and academia leaders, investors, Presidents, Prime Ministers, EU Commissioners, regulators, members of parliaments - all of them debating on the most pressing challenges which the humankind faces today.

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