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Plamen Rusev: I believe that the only bargaining chips of the future will be creativity and dreams!

    One of the most charismatic Bulgarian entrepreneurs in recent years - inspirer and organizer of the Webit events - Plamen Rusev became the youngest "Doctor Honoris Causa" of Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar". On 31 May, at a solemn ceremony held in Aula Maxima he was conferred the honorary degree for his contribution to the creation of an entrepreneurial environment for young people in the field of  the digital economy and its contribution to the development of digital education at Varna Free University. Rusev is among the donors of the revolutionary Smart Future learning platform.


    "I am proud to be in this temple of knowledge. I saw what is happening, I saw how the platforms created here work, I am happy that I can help," said Plamen Rusev in an emotional speech after receiving the honorary title. He announced that he would donate another 150 videos from the fund of the Webit events to be used in the Smart Future platform.




    "Today, we give our diploma to the man whom we called "The Man of the Future", the man who dares to be among the sharpest, most serious elements of the entrepreneurial eco-system – technologies, the human being and communications," said Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc., President of Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar."


    "We give our diploma to a man who we can proudly define as a global leader because he is followed by thousands……., to pave the way towards the future. Among the many names representing four continents - Doctors Honoris Causa of Varna Free University, we accept as a member of our academic family a Bulgarian who dared to fight for Bulgaria and Europe to be among the most worthy places for the development of civilization challenges. Dear Plamen, from today you have with you on your way, in your difficult and responsible mission, many followers, many partners and above all many friends. Welcome to our academic family!" said Prof. Nedyalkova.


    The program of the event, which was held in the Aula Maxima of Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", included a public lecture delivered by Plamen Rusev on "10 predictions for the next 10 years. The necessary skills and knowledge to achieve success. "


    "Bulgaria needs a new type of education. Bulgaria needs the hope that will create the future generation. It is important that mothers know that their children need to be educated, to gain knowledge that will help them to be better. The future does not belong to the computer programmers but to those who dream to conquer the world. Our education must create visionaries, artists, entrepreneurs. To create people who want to change the world every hour and every moment," Plamen Rusev told the guests who honoured the event.



    According to the expert’s forecasts, in 10 years the production of human organs with 3D printers will be deployed actively in health care, as well as operations performed by robots. Stem cells will be sold in pharmacies. The world is becoming increasingly bound with technologies and in the near future there will be over 500 billion interconnected devices in the world. The market will change so much that 40% of the 500 most developed companies will lose their importance.


    "Inevitably, the machines will be our competitors, but I believe they will help us become better people ... If someone thinks that their life will continue as usual, they are quite wrong! Therefore, all of us must be ready to continue to learn! " said Plamen Rusev

in front of the crowded hall.


    Plamen Rusev was born in Varna. He graduated from the School of Mathematics and the University of Economics with a degree in marketing. Then he specialized at the University of Delaware in the US. Over the past 25 years he has been engaged in technologies and has worked on projects that put people at the center of the new digital world. He is the Chairman of the Webit Foundation. Recognizable name on four continents, he is determined by world leaders of some of the largest companies as the motive power of the industry in the region.



by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър