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Planet AI.Guardians

Cognitive Cities and the Power of Digital Humanism 

Joseph Bradley Dr. Plamen Russev Joseph Bradley Dr. Plamen Russev

Joseph Bradley

Applied Futurist, Author, President, Technology & Digital NEOM


Joseph Bradley is the Head of Technology & Digital at NEOM.
He is responsible for formulating the vision and delivery of the Technology & Digital ecosystem for NEOM, building the foundation to create cognitive cities.

Working with leading international technology partners, Joseph and his team are establishing full-scale tech and digital infrastructure at NEOM, harnessing the power of networks and applications such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and robotics.

Prior to joining NEOM, Joseph served in senior roles at Cisco Systems over the course of 15 years, most recently as Global Vice President IoT, Blockchain, AI and Incubation Businesses. He led the delivery of advanced services, as well as business development, commercialization, staffing and operations for Cisco Systems’ incubation businesses. While at Cisco, Joseph was instrumental in developing the next-generation consulting model. The methodology provides a data-driven path outlining how customers can capture Internet of Everything (IoE) value.

Before joining Cisco, Joseph held several leadership positions at C3 Communications, including CEO, CFO and Senior Vice President of Shared Services. Previously, he was General Manager of the Data Communications group at AT&T. His career began at Pacific Bell, where he worked in finance and operations.

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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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