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.
Prof. Shafi Ahmed, PhD, FRCS
Consultant Surgeon, Barts Health London
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning cancer surgeon working at The Royal London Hospital. He was the Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School and an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he led the international and global health programme. He is a member of the NHS assembly advising the government on the NHS Long Term Plan and was awarded the Future NHS Award by members of Parliament in 2018. He was also the Asian Star in UK Tech in 2018. He has been recently appointed as an advisor to the Abu Dhabi government for digital transformation of health and innovation. He is the Vodafone ambassador for 5G and Healthcare. He is faculty at Imperial College, Barts Medical School, Queen Mary University, Bradford University, Harvard Medical School and Singularity University where he teaches on innovation and digital transformation. He chairs the Webit Health summit in Spain. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in digital health and innovation and is a HIMSS Future50 clinical leader 2019.
Prof. Maurizio Cecconi, MD FRCA FFICM MD(Res)
President Elect, The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Prof. Cecconi is a leading global expert in Intensive Care Medicine and a frontline fighter at Coronavirus Europe’s most affected (currently) spot – Milan, Lombardy, Italy.
Dr. Cecconi is Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Humanitas Research Hospital; President-elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) for 2020-2021; Chair Division of Scientific Affairs at ESICM; Director of the Master in Patient Blood Management at Humanitas University.
Prof. Ning Shen, MD PhD
Vice President, Peking University Third Hospital
Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ning Shen, current vice president of Peking University third hospital, also serves as deputy director of Respiratory Diseases Department and master supervisor. She earned a medical degree in Peking University Health Science Center in 1995 and completed her doctorate in Peking University third hospital. Since then Dr. Shen has been engaged in clinical, teaching, and scientific research work in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of Peking University Third Hospital, where she has gained rich experience in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary infectious diseases, bronchial asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, and other diseases of the respiratory system. Skilled in bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy technique, her research focuses on respiratory infectious disease and COPD. In recent years, she has presented at respiratory intensive care unit and her research interest includes multi-drug resistant organism infection. Dr. Shen is a member of Chinese Medical Association of respiratory disease branch Infection Study Group. February 1, 2020, Shen led a medical expert team to Wuhan to assist the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and has accumulated unique and invaluable clinical experience.
Prof. Jian-Jun Zheng, MD PhD
Principal, Ningbo HuaMei Hospital, University of Chinese Academy of Science
Consultant Radiologist, subspecialty in oncology and molecular imaging and data research
Senior fellow of breast radiology committee, Chinese Academy of Medical Science
Senior fellow of big data and AI in clinical radiology committee, Chinese Academy of Medical Science
Deputy Chair of Radiology Committee and Academy Zhejiang Province
Prof. Chun-Hua Chi, MD PhD
Executive president, Chinese Alliance for Respiratory Diseases in Primary Care
Director, Department of General Practice,Peking University First Hospital
Director, Department of General Practice, Peking University Health Science Center
President-elect，General practice branch, Chinese Medical Association
President, Family Medicine Department, Wujie Ping Medical Foundation
Executive president, Chinese Alliance for Respiratory Diseases in Primary Care, Respiratory Branch, Chinese Medical Association
Columnist, Washington post
Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and LGBTQ issues. He’s currently a contributing writer to The Post and The Times as well as a columnist for USA Today. In addition to his five etiquette books, Petrow previously wrote the Post’s 'Civilities' column and “Civil Behavior” for the Times. His work has been published in Time, The Atlantic, Salon, the Daily Beast, the Los Angeles Times, and The Advocate. You’re likely to hear him on NPR’s “All Things Considered Weekend,” or one of your favorite--or least favorite--TV networks (MSNBC, PBS, CBS, Fox, and CNN). The most recent of his books is Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners [stevenpetrow.com]. Steven also served as the host and executive producer of 'The Civilist', a podcast from Public Radio International and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC. He's a former president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.
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