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Last-minute confirmation: Marcus Shingles, ex-CEO of XPRIZE Foundation – will speak in Bucharest on Thursday at the opening of iCEE.fest: UPGRADE 100


Only a few days before the start of the 8th edition of the festival, the organizers of iCEE.fest: UPGRADE 100 announce a new star-speaker: former CEO of the famous XPRIZE Foundation, Marcus Shingles.

Entrepreneur and founder of several successful companies, Marcus is the one who developed and led the innovation partnership program between XPRIZE and Singularity University.

Also, Marcus Shingles was a Deloitte partner and leader of the Deloitte Consulting Innovation Group.

In the XPRIZE board – a foundation that gives valuable prizes to research teams that accept significant challenges to address issues related to the future of humankind – we find famous tech industry names such as Larry Page, Google co-founder, futurist Ray Kurzweil, or Arianna Huffington, the founder of the Huffington Post. XPRIZE was founded by the famous researcher and futurist Peter Diamandis.

>>> Marcus Shingles about how you can shape the future of industry at Exponential Manufacturing

Shingles has collaborated with Salim Ismail, co-founder of “Singularity University,” who is the star speaker at iCEE.fest: UPGRADE 100 on the second day of the festival.

>>> Salim Ismail will deliver on the main stage, UPGRADE Stage 1, a presentation on how companies can use disruptive technology to overcome their competitors, then respond to questions in a Q & A session moderated by journalist Andreea Esca.

As last-minute news, Salim Ismail confirmed the launch of his famous best-seller “Exponential Organizations,” the Romanian version, within the context of the festival.

On the UPGRADE 100‘s website you can find more details, spectacular case studies and a preview of what will be on the stage of the festival that will take place in Bucharest at Grand Cinema & More in Baneasa Shopping City on June 13 and 14.

There are 8 types of tickets, with prices starting at just 75 euros. Right now, up to 100 students can get to the festival for free by signing up for the UPGRADE 100 Scholarships.

iCEE.fest: UPGRADE 100 takes place in Bucharest and is supported by Orange, Nissan, George / BCR, Coca-Cola, GLO, mPlatform, MedLife, Verizon Media, MedLife, Majoritas Academy, and other sponsors.

Daniel Marton


Daniel Marton

After 3 years as a radio reporter (back in 2003), Daniel has experienced some other options that media can offer: 2 years as a special reporter (print), 2 years as a news commentator (tv), 2 years as an editor-in-chief (online) plus another 5 years as an online manager (digital). Since 2016, he is a freelance journalist, delivering documented articles and creative ideas for any kind of media. Ever since then, Daniel joined the iCEE.fest family, as a contributing editor for iCEE.news.

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