The essential role of “Women in Tech” @ iCEE.fest 2017: the festival has more women as speakers than ever – UPGRADE 100 Updates
1-2.10, 2020
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The essential role of “Women in Tech” @ iCEE.fest 2017: the festival has more women as speakers than ever

First, let’s see the numbers!

In 2017, there are 39 women speakers @ iCEE.fest which means 30% of the total speakers invited to the festival.

Timeline of women speakers @ iCEE.fest:

  • 2013: 19 speakers from a total of 90 (21,11%)
  • 2014: 10 speakers from a total of 83 (12,04%)
  • 2015: 10 speakers from a total of 101 (9,9%)
  • 2016: 18 speakers from a total of 135 (13,33%)

“In 2016, we started an initiative to even the gender ratio at iCEE.fest. And here’s the good news: this year we have more women as speakers than ever!” Thomai Gklarou-Stavropoulou, International Product Director, Tailwind EMEA

On the first day of iCEE.fest (June, 15th), Thomai will host a debate about the essential role of women in tech and why this is crucial for the right development of the industry.

Women in Tech by TailWind” will be held on the VIP 1 stage and the guests will be women participants at the festival with an extraordinary background in digital & tech.

From Creativity to VR & AR, from Ad Tech to eCommerce, from Marcom to e-Health and Content, here are some examples of highly qualified women speakers that will present at iCEE.fest:

  • Meagan Lopez, Global Digital Business Director, The New York Times: she manages advertising operations and planning teams in London, Hong Kong and Paris
  • Ela Moraru, Country Business Development Manager, Google: she drived the performance business verticals, in e-commerce and classifieds
  • Catalina Ionescu, Client Partner eCommerce CEE, Facebook: she is focusing on developing and implementing omni-channel Shopper Marketing campaigns
  • Paula Monteiro, Marketing Director, Wikitude: she brings solid experience in online marketing, social media and community management and is currently responsible for all sales and marketing activities at Wikitude
  • Lorena Macnaughtan, ICEEhealth Event Director, fest: she is a digital economist, digital health advocate and connector with a professional and academic interest in the concept of multi-disciplinarity
  • Denise Silber, President, Basil Strategies: an accomplished keynote speaker, writer, and event curator, Denise addresses healthcare audiences in various media and bilingually
  • Yoko K. Sen, Founder, Sen Sound: she is an ambient electronic musician and the founder of Sen Sound, a social enterprise with a vision to transform the sound environment in hospitals

Also, don’t miss the Image_Hack campaign, a wonderful case study to be presented on the Upgrade stage by Marcus Wilding, Managing Partner, Mindshare.

Here’s for our lady speakers!

Here you can see all the speakers from iCEE.fest 2017 and here is the Agenda – this year the festival will gather over 90 hours of vital content for everyone involved in digital & tech.


iCEE.fest will take place in Bucharest on June, 15th and 16th.

Don’t miss the best price available and join the place to be for the CEE digital and tech industry in Bucharest, Romania!