Marina Shumaieva

Marina Shumaieva - Tech evangelist, speaker, enterprenuer and travel enthusiast

  1. Woman in tech

    Keynote speaker

    Startup Founder

    Tech evangelist

    Travel enthusiast

    Marina Shumaieva

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  2. About

    Tech evangelist, speaker, entrepreneur and travel enthusiast, contributor for European magazines

    Experienced programmer and technical lead, possessing a Master degree in Computer Science and three years of experience as a certified SAP Consulting Manager.
    Marina Shumaieva is the Co-founder and CTO of CruiseBe, Inc. - one-stop shop marketplace and social network for cruisers & B2B end-to-end easily-customizable turnkey technology solutions for the cruise industry.
    Among Marina`s responsibilities are coordinating all technical aspects of the company, establishing the technical strategy and technological roadmap, programming algorithms and implementing innovative solutions.
    Marina presented her startup and products on different events, among them: TechCrunch Disrupt, TechWildcatters Fall Pitch Day, One Million Cup, Pitch Force, Dallas New Tech, Founders Life, etc.
    Also, Marina is invited to be speaker and panelist on major US travel conferences.
    Marina supports Women in tech movement and giving her experience she writes articles where she shares her knowledge and point of view with the profile publications. Her quotes and CruiseBe products were featured in the popular magazines like Washington Post, Dallas Magazine, Dallas News, Skift, USA Today, Tnooz, etc.

    For the past years,I am focused on bringing innovations to the cruise industry, growing my company and concentrating on using machine learning and artificial intelligence as the leading technology for making a virtual travel agent for the cruise industry Marina Shumaieva

  3. Speaking

    Keynote Speaker & Panel Participant

    • Smart Travel Data Summit North America 2018
      Feb 27-28, 2018 | Miami
      "Machine Learning and AI in Travel: A CruiseBe Case Study"
    • Techstars Startup Week Dallas 2018
      Apr 2-6, 2018 | Dallas
      "From Virtual Reality to Bloggers: The Dynamic Spectrum of Travel/Tourism Marketing"
    • EyeforTravel San Francisco Digital Summit 2018
      Apr 9-10, 2018 | San Francisco
      "The Use of Chatbots And Machine Learning in Travel"
    • EyeforTravel North America 2018
      Oct 18-19, 2018 | Las Vegas
      "AI & Chatbots"
    • Conversational Interaction Conference
      Mar 11-12, 2019 | San Jose
      "Capitalize on emerging technologies: Chatbots and Machine Learning in the travel Industry. "
    • Analytics and AI in Travel North America
      Mar 14-15, 2019 | San Francisco
      "Drive Voice-Enabled Personalization"
    • Dallas Startup Week
      Apr 1-5, 2019 | Miami
      "The tech travel Innovators: Four Entrepreneurs Four Different Stories"
    • Seatrade Cruise Global
      Apr 8-11, 2019 | Miami
      "Artificial Intelligence: What's All the Buzz About?"

    Upcoming Events

    Meet me on the next conference

    • Southern California AI & Data Science Conference
      Oct 26, 2019 | Los Angeles
      AI Chatbots And Machine Learning in the travel Industry
    • EyeforTravel North America
      Oct 28-29, 2019 | Chicago
      "Drive Loyalty with Chat Automation"
    • Wonder Women Tech
      Nov 7-9, 2019 | Los Angeles
      "How Immersive Technology Impacts and Shapes Our Future"
  4. Featured on

    5 Tech and Innovation Predictions for 2019

    "In 2018, there was a real boom of text chatbots with an artificial intelligence. In 2019, a new stage of chatbot development is expected. Chatbots are going to be evolving in a big way this year and beyond, says Marina Shumaieva. Shumaieva is a co-founder and the chief technology officer of CruiseBe, a Dallas-based tech travel startup that offers a cruise itinerary aggregator."

    Talking up travel industry ‘chatbots’

    “We are on the verge of a big disruption in the travel industry,” says Marina Shumaieva, the chief technology officer of, which has its own Facebook bot that can offer information about cruise ships.“

    Let’s hear it from women in travel

    Marina Shumaieva, co-founder & CTO of, admits that being a woman in travel tech is “not an easy thing to do”. However, with patience, persistence and intuition she has managed to make a career of her two hobbies – travelling and programming.

    It's official: the era of personalisation has arrived

    Marina Shumaieva detailed how chatbots can benefit customer interaction. Chatbots are becoming more sophisticated with machine learning, allowing them to self-learn about customer preferences and respond accurately to questions in real time.

    From Trip Itineraries To Navigable Maps, Dallas Startup Puts Cruise Planning In One Platform

    What started as a trip aggregator has evolved into everything someone needs to take a cruise...CruiseBe wanted to be at the forefront of that technology with its chatbot system. Later this month, Marina will travel to Miami to talk about how her startup has used AI for the Smart Travel Data Summit North America 2018.

    The Best Bahamas Cruise

    After booking, a cruise itinerary aggregator website and IOS app like helps keep all the necessary information in one place.
  5. Blog

    How it is like to be a female co-founder on TechCrunch Disrupt

    Marina Shumaieva giving interview on Techcrunch Disrupt
    99% percent of my time is devoted to the development of my and Alex company CruiseBe and last year in September 2017 I and Alex were attending... Read more

    99 “Limit Breaking” Female Founders

    Marina Shumaieva - 99 “Limit Breaking” Female Founders
    I`m excited to be among these women and share my thoughts about what I`ve learned my experience of being a female co-founder. Here is the link to the... Read more

    Pitching CruiseBe at Tech Wildcatters Gauntlet Fall Pitch Day

    Marina Shumaieva. Speaker. CruiseBe pitch
    Just after we moved with CruiseBe to Dallas I had my first major experience with pitching at stage – “Tech Wildcatters Gauntlet Fall Pitch Day”. I... Read more