LECTURERS

Sonja Kresojević

Sonja Kresojević

Co-founder & Author

Sonja is the co-founder of Spinnaker Consulting, a speaker on topics of transformation, business agility, leadership, innovation strategy and the co-author of 'Lean Product Lifecycle', with over 20 years of experience transforming businesses by focusing on product innovation, cultural change and digital transformation. In her most recent corporate role, Sonja was a Senior Vice President at Pearson, leading a global team responsible for design and implementation of the Lean Product Lifecycle, award-winning innovation program focused on transforming product development and delivering a faster and more entrepreneurial organization.

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.

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.

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.

Đurđa Đukić

Đurđa Đukić

Training Facilitator

Through her work as part of the ICT Hub team, Đurđa contributes to the development and strengthening of innovation capacities, practices and culture in a business organization. She is coordinating and implementing different educational formats and activities relevant for the field of innovation and digital transformation. Đurđa is a design thinker and believes that people are at the core of innovation. She is an experienced project manager and has worked on various projects related to strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, advocacy and visibility.

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.

Vladimir Vulić

Vladimir Vulić

Management Consultant

Vladimir is a digital transformation strategist, co-founder of Digitalizuj.Me and program director of Spark.me conference. He has 12 years of experience teaching Strategic Management at the University of Montenegro and apart from being a two-time TEDx speaker, he was also a keynote speaker in twenty countries across four continents, from Peru to Taiwan.

Jasmina Nikolić

Jasmina Nikolić

Agile Organizational Developer

Jasmina is the co-founder of Agile Humans, university lecturer, trainer and coach. As member of both Agile and Scrum Alliance, Jasmina is a specialist in the field of agile organizational culture, education and business and development integration. With a proven record in agile software development, she is a certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Master and NLP Practitioner, but also a Kanban Method Coach and Experienced Group Facilitator. She has worked in a number of industries, contexts and companies, both in public and private sectors.

Alina Gratschner

Alina Gratschner

Founder & CEO

Alina has lived and worked in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia, being actively engaged in connecting and developing innovative ecosystems across continents. Alina is the Founder of Xmind/io, and the Co-founder of Accelerate Korea, focusing on acceleration, innovation and venture building programs in partnership with public and private sectors. Being passionate about emerging technologies shaping our future and driving economic development, she contributes as an advisor, guest lecturer and mentor to various organizations.

PAST LECTURERS

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.

Daniel Schwarzbach

Daniel Schwarzbach

Director Technology & Innovation

Dr Daniel Schwarzbach is a highly-skilled corporate innovator who designs processes and leads teams to develop cutting edge technologies and products. After 15+ years experience in senior management functions in various globally acting tech companies, Daniel has changed his perspective and strengthens WhatAVenture's consulting team, working with corporate customers on technology and product innovation topics.

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.

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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