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Xbox Co-Founder, Otto Berkes, Appointed to Bubblr Advisory Board

/EIN News/ -- Author, Renowned Innovator, and Accomplished Executive

London, UK, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Bubblr Inc., (OTC PINK: BBLR), ("Bubblr" or the "Company"), an ethical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of mobile-first technologies, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Otto Berkes as a member of the Company’s Advisory Board, effective January 1st, 2021.

Since 2019, Mr. Berkes has served as Chief Executive Officer of Acendre Inc., a company focused on the design and development of enterprise software offering automation, intelligence, and analytical reporting solutions to manage recruitment, onboarding, measurement, engagement, and development of employees. Mr. Berkes’ distinguished career includes eighteen years at Microsoft where he was a co-founder of Xbox, from initial stages of hardware and software development and prototyping, to leading technical strategy and co-leading market and business-development strategy through the initial startup stage. Following his Xbox efforts Mr. Berkes held numerous senior positions at Microsoft leading the development and deployment of hardware and software innovation in computer graphics, home entertainment, mobile devices, and cloud services. 

Following his tenure at Microsoft, Mr. Berkes spent approximately four years at HBO where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer spearheading the company’s digital transformation and development of the HBO GO video streaming platform.  In 2015 Mr. Berkes became Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CA Technologies where he was responsible for in-house incubation of next-generation products through the CA Accelerator. He led Operation Tensor, a three-year, company-wide business transformation initiative aimed at shifting the majority of the company’s revenues to a subscription-based model.

“We’re thrilled to have Otto Berkes join the Bubblr team as a member of our Advisory Board as we continue to develop Bubblr into an ethical option for anyone using the internet,” stated Steven Saunders, Chief Executive Officer of Bubblr.  “Mr. Berkes’ accomplishments in both technology and executive leadership are well known throughout our industry and we look forward to his contribution to the success of Bubblr.”

According to Otto Berkes, the Internet and digital technology is continuing to reshape how we create and consume content, and he is excited to see Bubblr drive ongoing innovation by providing a legacy-free content distribution model. “Each of us has unique needs, priorities, and concerns regarding online information, and a foundational principle of the Internet is choice. Bubblr will expand the choices for finding, choosing, and consuming content based on individual needs and preferences.”

Mr. Berkes is a co-inventor on 13 patents focused on mobile and human-machine interactions technologies. He is the recipient of Microsoft’s Xbox Founder Award in 2001. In 2014, Mr. Berkes won an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering for HBO GO’s Mosaic User Interface. He received the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media for work on CNN’s 2016 presidential election coverage. Mr. Berkes is the author of Digitally Remastered: Building Software into Your Business DNA.

About Bubblr, Inc.

Bubblr, Inc. is an ethical technology company focused on mobile-first technology that aims to bring back privacy to users, trust in online content, and sustainability to the digital marketplace. Through its portfolio of digital mobile apps, Bubblr’s next-generation mobile ecosystem, and platform, partners with publishers to address challenges related to free online content, while protecting end-users from data harvesting and manipulation. These ecosystems connect into a new model for online search, which is a fair and sustainable ad-free marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.bubblr.com

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