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Live on 22 May 15:00 GMT

The Thought Leadership Summit

Dr. Plamen Russev Guy Kawasaki Vivek Bapat Karen Leland Dr. Plamen Russev Guy Kawasaki Vivek Bapat Karen Leland

Dr. Plamen Russev

Executive Chairman Webit Foundation

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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.

Guy Kawasaki

Author, Speaker & Former Evangelist of Apple

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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and adjunct professor of the University of New South Wales. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and eleven other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Vivek Bapat

SVP, Marketing and Communications SAP

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Vivek is SVP, Marketing and Communications at SAP. He leads SAP’s global Strategic Marketing and Communications function, which includes global strategy, market and customer insights and marketing innovation. By combining a General Manager mindset with end to end marketing and communications expertise, Vivek works with internal and external C-Suite and Executive leaders to advance SAP’s brand position, create new market opportunities and lead global digital transformation and execution.

Vivek is a global thought leader on topics of Marketing, personal growth, organizational effectiveness and leadership. His groundbreaking ideas and articles have been published frequently in Harvard Business Review. He has also appeared in several globally respected journals and media channels including MIT Technology Review, Financial Times, CBS News, CNBC, ABC, Fox Business, Forbes, Business Insider, VICE, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and World Economic Forum. A contributor to 13 technology patents, he is also a co-author of two business books in Supply Chain and Customer Experience. An alumnus of University of Pune, Robert Morris University, Clemson University, Harvard Business School, his personal mission is to inspire individuals to discover, believe in, and achieve their fullest potential.

Karen Leland

Columnist at Inc. Magazine, Best-Selling Author President of Sterling Marketing Group

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Karen Tiber Leland is the President of Sterling Marketing Group, a branding, marketing and color strategy and implementation firm where she works on building stronger personal, business and team brands.

Karen has worked in more than 50 countries throughout the world, with a highly diverse group of industries. Her clients have included: Apple, AT&T, Google, Avis Car Rental, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn, Twitter, American Express, among others.

Karen is the best-selling author of nine books, which have sold over 400,000 copies and been translated into ten languages. Her most recent book is The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build and Accelerate Your Brand. She has written more than 200 articles on business, food, travel, health and lifestyle for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including: Self, Woman’s Day, Inc. Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, The Christian Science Monitor, Hemispheres and others. Karen writes regularly for Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com.

Karen is a frequent guest of the media and has been interviewed by The Today Show, Fortune, CNN, Bloomberg, Oprah, Fast Company, INC. Magazine and others. She previously wrote segments and conducted on-camera interviews as a freelance reporter for Comcast.

Karen is an international keynote speaker for a wide range of conferences and organizations, including: Harvard, Yale, TEDx, The American Management Association, The American Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, The Direct Marketing Association and The Young Presidents’ Organization.

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Previous Episode
Live on 21 May 15:00 GMT

The Leading Media Forum

Dr. Plamen Russev Rhett Power Karen Leland Angela Antetomaso Steve Strauss Dr. Plamen Russev Rhett Power Karen Leland Angela Antetomaso Steve Strauss

Dr. Plamen Russev

Executive Chairman Webit Foundation

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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.

Rhett Power

Columnins at Inc. Magazine Best-Selling Author, LinkedIn Live Host & CEO of Power Coaching and Consulting

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Rhett was recently named the 2018 Best Small Business Coach in the US, joined Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches, and was named the #1 Thought Leader on Entrepreneurship by Thinkers360. He is CEO of Power Coaching and Consulting in Washington, DC, and hosts Power Lunch Live, one of the most popular business talk shows on LinkedIn's new live platform. Power is the author of the bestselling book The Entrepreneurs Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful. He has written for Success Magazine, Thrive Global, Time, and The Wall Street Journal and is a weekly columnist for Forbes and Inc. Magazine.

Karen Leland

Columnist at Inc. Magazine, Best-Selling Author President of Sterling Marketing Group

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Karen Tiber Leland is the President of Sterling Marketing Group, a branding, marketing and color strategy and implementation firm where she works on building stronger personal, business and team brands.

Karen has worked in more than 50 countries throughout the world, with a highly diverse group of industries. Her clients have included: Apple, AT&T, Google, Avis Car Rental, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn, Twitter, American Express, among others.

Karen is the best-selling author of nine books, which have sold over 400,000 copies and been translated into ten languages. Her most recent book is The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build and Accelerate Your Brand. She has written more than 200 articles on business, food, travel, health and lifestyle for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including: Self, Woman’s Day, Inc. Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, The Christian Science Monitor, Hemispheres and others. Karen writes regularly for Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com.

Karen is a frequent guest of the media and has been interviewed by The Today Show, Fortune, CNN, Bloomberg, Oprah, Fast Company, INC. Magazine and others. She previously wrote segments and conducted on-camera interviews as a freelance reporter for Comcast.

Karen is an international keynote speaker for a wide range of conferences and organizations, including: Harvard, Yale, TEDx, The American Management Association, The American Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, The Direct Marketing Association and The Young Presidents’ Organization.

Angela Antetomaso

Correspondent & TV Presenter Forbes

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Angela Antetomaso is a TV Presenter and Host with two decades of daily on-air experience.

Angela Antetomaso is a TV Presenter and Host with two decades of daily on-air experience. 

Angela began her broadcasting career in New York, working first at CNN International and then at Bloomberg Television as a News Anchor. She later joined CNBC in London: here she organised the launch of CNBC's Italian-speaking channel while also, for years, hosting her own daily talk-show.

Angela now lives between London and New York, working as a Correspondent at Forbes Italy: for their new TV channel, she presents the weekly show “Asset and the City”.

Since 2010, Angela is a member of the Board of the Master's in Management at Cass Business School in London.

Steve Strauss

Best-selling author Senior Columnist at USA Today

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Steve Strauss is often called 'the country’s leading small business expert.' A best-selling author and USA TODAY's small business columnist, Steve is a thought leader, global speaker, spokesperson, content creator, and author of 17 books including the best-selling Small Business Bible. Steve's social following is in the six-figures.

Based on his background and expertise, USA TODAY decided that Steve’s new small business advice column would be called Ask an Expert. In the years since, Steve Strauss’ Ask an Expert small business advice column has become maybe the most popular column of its type in the country. Steve is also a columnist for Inc. and Fast Company, the editor-in-chief of Small Business Connection.

Steve speaks the world over and has been a select speaker for the U.S. State Department, speaking in places like India, Japan, Mongolia, and the West Bank. His high-energy, fun, intelligent keynotes, breakouts, and webinars cover everything from small business success strategies to marketing, innovation, and global trends in business.

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Previous Episode
Live on 20 May 15:00 GMT

Founders Games Investors Demo Day

World's Best Startup Pitching on Webit Virtual Stage Startup? Apply Now!

Dr. Plamen Russev Fabio Lancellotti Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir Yago Montenegro Andreas Cser Scortex Novable Xibit Dr. Plamen Russev Fabio Lancellotti Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir Yago Montenegro Andreas Cser Scortex Novable Xibit

Dr. Plamen Russev

Executive Chairman Webit Foundation

PlamenRussev

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.

Fabio Lancellotti

Partner Aster, a Venture Capital

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Fabio Lancellotti is Partner at Aster, a Venture Capital fund based in Paris, with offices in London, San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

Fabio focuses on startups aiming at the transformation of large traditional sectors through software, digital and deeptech. Since joining Aster in 2010 he has worked with many entrepreneurs in several geographies and across multiple stages. He is based in Paris but travels frequently in Europe and US.

He sits as board member or observer for multiple portfolio companies including, Iceotope, Opendatasoft, Swiftly and DCBrain.

Prior to joining Aster he worked at Bain & Company, helping large Corporates create new businesses and deal more efficiently with innovative companies. As well as the professional experience above, Fabio likes mentoring and advising young entrepreneurs and he is an occasional business angel. Fabio has an MSc in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an MBA from IESE and London Business School

Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Founding Partner Crowberry Capital

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Jenny is a Founding Partner at Crowberry, a Nordic venture fund based in Reykjavik. She has served on the board of numerous tech start-ups. Prior to becoming VC she headed Business Development at BionX, a Boston based Health Tech startup, exited to Otto Bock GmbH. Earlier Jenny was a Product Manager at Össur OSSR:DC and CEO at Krumma ehf.

Jenny earned her Dipl.-Ing. in engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Microsystems and Robotics. Jenny has served on the Education committee of Association of Chartered Engineers since 2006. She holds B.S. in Mechanical and Industrial engineering from University of Iceland and registered IPs.

Yago Montenegro

Investment Director Alma Mundi Fund | Mundi Ventures

Yago Montenegro is an Investment Director at Mundi Ventures. He invests in Insurtech and B2B tech startups in Europe with a VC fund backed by leading European insurers, including Mapfre and the NN Group, and by a global network called the Mundi Club, which groups more than 750 C-level executives in more than 50 cities worldwide. Before, Yago worked at Khazanah in London, investing in European late-stage technology companies. From 2015-2018, he worked in the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley in London. Yago received an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA from the Lauder Institute, and a MSc in Space Science and Technology.

Andreas Cser

Partner Automat Ventures

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Scortex

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Scortex is a deep learning quality inspection technology, capable of detecting defects in real-time to trigger targeted actions. Scortex Quality Intelligence Solution enables you to automate your visual inspection online.
Combining a powerful deep learning software, a scalable data infrastructure and industrial-grade edge compute platform to provide you with a complete solution for digital quality management.

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Novable

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Novable allows companies to drive innovation by identifying the most relevant startups for their strategic agenda thanks to an AI-based innovation scouting technology. The Novable platform identifies the most relevant startups and innovators matching each company’s strategic objectives. Using machine learning and NLP, Novable can achieve a granularity and precision level that no database or consultant can provide.

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Xibit

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Xibit is a mixed reality platform that helps brands turn their product presentations and company story into delightful brand experiences.
Using our cutting edge technology, we help brands increase their traffic by 200%, Dwell time by 40%, and conversion rate by 30%.
Xibit is trusted by world-class customers and has won amazing awards. Recently we have been selected by McKinsey, TechStars, SAP, and Telekom as the Rising Star of the Year, as well as the top 100 creative founders by Business Punk.

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