LECTURERS

Afonso Rebelo de Sousa

Afonso Rebelo de Sousa

Corporate Venture Builder & BD Advisor

Afonso is a senior Corporate Venture Builder at Bundl and Business Development Lead at Airfinity. With a 16-year career built on design, marketing & sales and business strategy consulting, Afonso combines his experience at great corporates such as WPP, Adidas and LinkedIn, with trained business, validation and creation skills to build start ups from within. Having lived in eight countries to date, Afonso is a highly communicative individual and has numerous public speaking engagements as a facilitator and lecturer.

Antonia Matjačić

Antonia Matjačić

Project Manager

With her educational background in green business and marketing, as well as professional experience in the corporate and NGO world, Antonia is one of the out-of-the-box thinkers at WhatAVenture. Her main responsibility lies in identifying the relevant products and services on the market and matching clients from different industries with the right startups, experts and talents, along with the project management within major corporate startup programs through which she supports innovation teams in developing a proper business case, validating their idea and prototyping.

Heinrich Schmid-Schmidsfelden

Heinrich Schmid-Schmidsfelden

VP Company Building

Heinrich heads the company building initiatives at WhatAVenture, a full-service innovation consultancy with offices in four countries around the globe, headquartered in Vienna. Before that, he led the corporate innovation team at a multinational technology company. In this capacity, he ran intrapreneurship programs, created an international startup acceleration program and was involved in a number of startup investments and strategic innovation projects.

Kosta Andrić

Kosta Andrić

Managing Partner

Kosta is the Managing Partner at ICT Hub. Since 2014, when it was established as an incubator for technology startups, he has led it to become a unique innovation center and a leading organisation in Serbia aiming to support technology entrepreneurship and startups. He is also the Managing Director at ICT Hub Venture, an early stage startups investment fund. Kosta is a pioneer of connecting technology startups with corporations in Serbia, influencing local branches of multinational corporations to open their doors to cooperation with tech startups.

Sandra Nešić

Sandra Nešić

Program Manager

Sandra Nešić, PhD is the Program Manager at ICT Hub, where she actively contributes to the development of all program activities which serve to empower innovation in startups and corporations. She fell in love with open and collaborative way of innovating and is fortunate enough to practice what she preaches on innovation and entrepreneurship. Sandra is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications and has published a number of articles in academic journals on management, innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Dušan Vukanović

Dušan Vukanović

Innovation and Business Development Manager

Dušan is an innovation consultant, entrepreneur and lecturer. With more than 15 years of experience in implementing various consulting projects iin areas of HR management, organisational development, strategic communications and innovation, at ICT Hub he has been in charge of designing and delivering programs that support large Serbian corporations on their innovation journeys since 2015. Dušan had previously worked for the American National Democratic Institute and is also the founder of the Managing Board of Serbian Association of Management Consultants.

Tatjana Jovanović

Tatjana Jovanović

Director HR for SEE

Tatjana is a psychologist with extensive experience in contemporary HR practices gained through numerous roles in an international environment. She is leading the change of organizational culture and implementation of new working models based on start-up way of thinking in order to support the company in further utilizing full potential of its employees.

Oliver Pugh

Oliver Pugh

Founder, Mentor and Entrepreneur

Creating his first profitable company at just 20 years of age, Oliver has built his entrepreneurial experience led by the motto that if you’re lucky enough to be different, you shouldn’t change. Currently a founder of two companies, he dedicates a substantial amount of his time to mentoring start-ups by sharing his skills and know-hows related to developing processes, raising capital, building MVPs and sales.

Milica Jović

Milica Jović

Chief Human Resources Officer

As CHRO of Nelt Group, Milica manages all aspects of human capital management for more than 3,000 people across multiple markets in the Balkans and Africa. Her personal goal is integrating analytics into traditional HR and growing HR into an important decision maker and strategic partner to the business. Milica is a graduate of Yale University and prior to joining Nelt in 2017, she was a management consultant at McKinsey, working on engagements in pharmaceutical industry across Western Europe and the United States.

Janez Križan

Janez Križan

Director of Digital Transformation and Innovations

Entrepreneur and challenge seeker at heart, Janez believes in turning ideas into reality. He is responsible for digital transformation and innovations in A1 Slovenija & Vip Mobile Serbia.

Novica Ninić

Novica Ninić

Integration & Development Sales Leader

Novica is a senior professional in IT Industry and has been working with clients on the digitalisation of their businesses for almost 15 years. As an Electrical Engineering graduate, Novica started a career in Telco and IT system integration, first as a junior engineer and advancing to the role of a CTO. With significant experience in complex IT projects, including consulting and executive roles, he moved to an IT multinational corporation and is now helping clients from all over the region get the most out of digital transformation.

Ivan Filipović

Ivan Filipović

Head of Product Development

As the Head of Product Development at 30Hills, Ivan is in charge of digitalising the processes for large companies and innovative startups. With over 10 years of experience on IT projects in the fields of finances, military industry, time management and logistics, Ivan is helping companies define, develop and implement digital solutions adapted to a specific business process. He is a PhD candidate at the IT department of the Faculty of Organisational Sciences, with a focus on decision support systems and machine learning.

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