Nenad Milanović


Nenad Milanovic is the CEO and Founder of CAKE.com. He has completed a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

An entrepreneur from an early age, Milanovic moved to the USA and started a software consulting business in 2009 under the name COING, with the aim of helping startups develop their products.

However, from the very beginning, Nenad’s main ambition was to develop his own software products. Milanovic and his team went through various ups and downs with the vision to achieve that without external capital.

In 2016, he and his team developed and launched Clockify, initially as an internal time tracker. Next year, it became public, and today it has millions of users. Three years later, they launched Pumble, and then Plaky in 2020. In 2023, the company changed its name to CAKE.com and at the beginning of 2024 launched CAKE.com bundle, a powerful suite of tools package.

Stefan Lazarević

AmCham Serbia

Stefan Lazarevic is President of American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia and VP NCR Voyix & General Manager NCR Voyix for Serbia, responsible for managing one of the NCR Voyix biggest operations in the world that employs more than 3,400 people.

He is an expert in strategic planning and execution, as well as in transformation of technology operations and digital infrastructure.

Aleksandar Matanović

CEO & Founder

Aleksandar has been in crypto industry since 2012, when he co-founded a local bitcoin exchange www.ecd.rs. Besides the exchange, his company also operates a network of cryptocurrency ATMs, has developed a cryptocurrency payment application for merchants and has cofounded Serbian Bitcoin Association and Serbian Blockchain Initiative.

Having previously graduated with a BSc degree in Electronics, Aleksandar enrolls in world’s first MSc in Digital Currencies at University of Nicosia in 2014. Two years later, he becomes one of the first graduates of that course.

He strongly believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies will change the world and tries to have an active role in that revolution.

Miroslav Varga

GCT – Google certified trainer
Escape d.o.o.

Miroslav is among the oldest in the industry. He is the world’s only GCT (Google certified trainer) in the status of a six-fold grandfather. The fact that he is currently using the fourth official currency in his life, although he has never changed his address, can serve as an illustration.

Lazar Džamić

Lecturer, Writer,
Creative Strategist

Lazar is an ex-journalist, contributor to The Guardian, former agency Planning Director and a former Head of Brand Planning in Google creative think tank ZOO in London. He is an Associate Professor in Business School Lausanne (BSL), Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths University in London, teaches in the MBA programme for the School of Business and Economics in Ljubljana, the PwC Mini MBA Academy in CEE and at the Faculty for Media and Communications in Belgrade. He is the author of several books and a frequent
conference speaker.

Martina Sokač Saraga


Experienced manager in the field of strategic communication, people management and business development. Today she is an entrepreneur (MSS Puls), and before that she was a member of the Management Board and Executive Director for Business Development at Bloomberg Adria. She spent a large part of her career at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce as director of the Communications Department, where she built departments (for Human resources, Marketing, Contact center and Multimedia) from the ground up, fostering talent and igniting business potential.

Izabela Vrtar

Magazine Sensa

Izabela Vrtar is a journalist and editor with more than 20 years of experience in print and digital media, she started her career in political weekly magazine Nacional, followed by editorial roles in many lifestyle magazines. She is the founder and creative force behind the first Croatian well-being magazine Sensa and its projects. In addition to Sensa, she was also the editor-in-chief of Adria Luxury Society, the first Croatian b2b media platform and conference dedicated to luxury and premium business projects in the Adria region. In addition to consulting and creating media and corporate products, Izabela Vrtar is content and brand consultant for business and lifestyle conferences and events that she hosts and moderates. She also hosts TV-series ‘Question of Style with Izabela’ (HRT – Croatian National Television).

Robert Čoban

Color Press Group

Robert Čoban is at the helm of the largest magazine publisher in the region, Color Press Group which has subsidiary companies in all 6 countries of the former Yugoslavia. The Group publishes 110 magazines and has 25 websites.

Stevica Kuharski

Fil Rouge Capital

Stevica Kuharski has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 20 years. Croatian Post acquired his startup Locodels in 2019. and he joined as a principal to Fil Rouge Capital, a VC fund with 46M EUR of assets under management.

Simon Franko

Managing Director

Simon Franko is a hands-on Managing Director with more than 25 years of leadership experience in international environment. Currently engaged as BASF’s Managing Director in three countries – BASF Slovenija, BASF Croatia and BASF Srbija.

Vanja Bertalan


Vanja is co-founder of Human, an interaction agency based in Zagreb, Croatia. He’s an experienced digital strategist who combines data, creativity, and technology to provide simple solutions for complex business challenges. Over more than 25 years, he’s created digital experiences that simplify interactions between humans and machines while driving client value. Vanja has served as a jury member for prestigious awards such as New York Festivals, MIXX, Effie, Young Lions, SoMo, Shopper’s Mind, Kaktus, Croatian Designers Association, and more. He alse held the position of a board member at IAB Croatia and HURA – Croatian Association of Communications Agencies. Also a proud father of a brilliant, curious, and wonderfully stubborn little man. Loves spicy food, occasionally funny.

Vera Kenehan

Stealth legal AI startup

Vera is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive whose expertise spans Fortune 500 companies, startups, and venture capital.

Her core skills are in the realm of early-stage startup development and enhancing the team dynamics. With a track record of engaging with over 200 startups, Vera has been instrumental in guiding more than 50 through “growing pains” and towards product-market fit.

With over two decades of experience and leadership in various industries like Telecom, Media, SaaS, Venture Capital, and Quantum Computing, Vera brings a wealth of knowledge with a unique perspective to the technology sector.

She holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Management from Stanford University and is an active mentor to aspiring student entrepreneurs in one of Stanford’s entrepreneurship classes. Starting this year, she will be teaching team building equipping students with essential skills for startup success.

Julien Coustaury

Managing Partner
Fil Rouge Capital

Julien Coustaury is an entrepreneur, investor, and managing partner at Fil Rouge Capital
Venture fund. He has been an entrepreneur since he was 13 and he has more than 25 years of experience across various industries, much of it at the CEO level. He has worked in more than 80 countries across five continents and participated in over $1.7bn of purchase, sale, and financing transactions.
One of his most impressive recent achievements is Fil Rouge Capital’s latest investment fund bringing the total AuM at Fil Rouge Capital to approx E48M. Fil Rouge Capital’s latest fund is based in Croatia and plans to invest in Regional startups until the end of 2023. This investment will help boost the regional startup ecosystem.

Dražen Oreščanin


Dražen Oreščanin is one of three founders and partners at Poslovna inteligencija, leading implementer of analytical IT systems in Croatia and South East Europe, with almost 200 employees. Since 2022 he is board member in charge of business development in Legit, data privacy software spin-off of Poslovna inteligencija. From 2013 to 2015 he was Member of the board of Croatian independent software exporters association CISEx. He is one of the founders and mentors in BIRD Incubator for AI and analytics. Since 2023 he is board member of Croatian Artificial Intelligence Association CroAI

Rainer Schamberger

30 Years of Banking Industry Experience

Rainer Schamberger completed his studies in computer science at the Vienna University of Technology and wrote his dissertation on “scenarios of mobile payment methods”.
He has now been working in various management positions in the European financial services environment for more than 30 years. In addition to successfully setting up PSA Payment Services Austria for all Austrian banks, he was able to establish Bankart as an innovative payment hub in 6 countries in the Adriatic region. He gained banking experience at Sparkassen, Raiffeisen, Bawag PSK and Sberbank Europe.
His credo is the holistic end-to-end consideration of use cases with a focus on the corresponding architecture in order to serve customers efficiently and relevantly.

Aleksandar Bijelić


With 20+ years of C-level experience in technology, Aleksandar Bijelić is supporting development of innovation and startup ecosystem in SEE region. Currently serving as Chief Technology Officer at MaxBet and President of the Board for Serbian Venture Network, he brings a wealth of expertise and insightto the table.

Vladimir Đukanović

Investitor, Author and Business Consultant

Vladimir Đukanović was a head trader for Cirsio Capital LLC, a $250 million investment firm based in London. Before that Mr. Đukanović was a head trader for John Levin & Co. Europe, a New York based investment fund with over $11 billion under management. His career started as an analyst for JP Morgan Asset Management in New York City. Vladimir spent almost a decade and held the post of the head of equity derivatives and portfolio trading at JP Morgan Asset Management. He is also an active private investor. Mr. Đukanović is a freelance writer in his native Serbia mostly writing about economics and finance.   Vladimir currently advises numerous progressive companies in the Balkan region whose goal is to reach global markets.  The third edition of his book BLISTANJE is currently in print.

Aleksandar Ašković

YouTube SEO and Marketing Wizard

Aleksandar’s expertise isn’t just talk; He is a full-time consultant for Euroleague, Wargaming, Valvoline EMEA, and the UN development program Serbia. He’s been the secret sauce behind the success of major Serbian YouTube channels like Sport Klub and Balkan Trip TV, where his social media strategies have been game-changers. So buckle up and get ready to embark on a wild ride through the ever-evolving media and marketing landscape with Aleksandar Ašković at the helm. It’s not just business; it’s a thrilling adventure!

Marijana Agic-Molnar

Direct Media

Regional CEO
Direct Media United Solutions
Marketing data strategist. Helps companies turn data into a monetizable asset.
Previous experience: The Coca-Cola Company, GfK (managed & created marketing research & consultancy business in eight Adriatic countries; engaged as Business Development Director of GfK Integrated Market Intelligence (advanced analytics) in Central & Eastern Europe), DATA DO (data analytics start up). As of December 2023, Regional CEO in Direct Media – leading communication system and audience expert in the region.
Lecturer at FEFA Master Studies (Marketing research & analytics, Principles of marketing) as well as at MŠM MEMBA. Rewarded by The Coca-Cola Company for strategic consulting and consumer insight. Certified Consultant at Center for Digital Transformation.
Education: Master in Economics – Marketing (Economic Faculty, Belgrade University), EMBA Sheffield University. British Council Chevening scholar at JICAProgram.

Gürkan Ünlü

Ahead & GmbH

Gürkan Ünlü, born in 1973, established himself professionally as a management consultant specializing in strategy, data, and digitalization. As a married father, he serves as CDO (Chief Digital Officer) and Head of Corporate Development since early 2020, overseeing areas such as digitalization and business development for the porta group. He has developed various platforms, including one of the leading wine trading and rating platforms. Prior to joining the porta group, the Duisburg native served as Senior Vice President of the Global Center of Excellence Data Analytics and Business Development for the consulting division at TÜV Rheinland AG. A particular focus was on utilizing AI for data analysis from various sources. Additionally, he founded Ahead&, a leading AI consulting and development firm.

Dejan Tonić

EBRD Associate
Star Venture WB Regional Coordinator

Dejan Tonić is the Regional Coordinator of the EBRD’s Star Venture Programme in the Western Balkans region. He has been part of EBRD since 2013, on the position of Associate, at the SME Finance & Development Group. Dejan considers himself as a professional and devotee in providing support and matching people, ideas and money.

Goran Tintor

Head of Marketing Data Intelligence
Direct Media

Goran is a marketing communications and strategy expert with over 20 years of experience advising global and local brands. He co-founded a data-driven marketing company, Data Do, which secured funding from prestigious organizations. Data Do business was acquired by regional marketing and media leader Direct Media, where Goran now holds the position of Head of Marketing Data Intelligence.

Previously, he was the Research Director and regional knowledge ambassador at global insight leader GfK.
Goran was awarded the Chevening Scholarship for marketing studies in Great Britain. He also lectures at the digital marketing department at FMK and trains clients on the application of marketing psychology on-site and through the Molen Academy.
Goran has been spoken in over 10 European cities. Contributes significantly to the International Advertising Association Serbian Chapter and the Effie Advertising Awards committee in Serbia.
He is an internationally certified digital transformation expert.

Danijela Gašparac

Head Of Market Research- CEO Advisor at Telekom Srbija / Marketing and Communication Consultant for Sector of Railway at MCTI

Danijela is a talented and passionate marketing expert with more than 15 years of professional experience as a PR, marketing and/or communication manager, in both public and private sector. She mastered skills of marketing management, media coverage and PR activities, and market research, as well as online marketing and social networks management, with emphasis on brand development strategy.
Among other relevant positions, she had been holding a position of a Marketing and Communication Consultant for Ministry of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure within the Sector for Railways and Intermodal Transportation, where she is in charge of rebranding of Srbijavoz and developing new communication & marketing strategy, as well new premium brend Soko.

Stefan Milinović

Chief Commercial Officer

As the Chief Commercial Officer, I am deeply committed to fostering innovation and excellence in online product, retail operations, customer experience, marketing, sales, and sportsbook management. Every day presents an opportunity to refine our strategies, engage our audience, and elevate our brand. My focus is on building synergies across departments, harnessing market insights. Proud to be a part of MaxBet’s journey towards setting new industry standards.

Toni Jankovski

Product Development and Innovation
Diners Club Macedonia

Meet Toni Jankovski: Innovation Maestro and Strategic Virtuoso at Diners Club Macedonia. Since May 2021, he’s been stirring up the financial sector from our Skopje hub, crafting premium experiences with our Diners Club Cards — because who says credit cards can’t have charisma?
As for his scholarly pursuits, he’s fortified with an Executive Education Certificate in General Management from Kellogg, a Master’s in Finance from Esade, and a Bachelor’s from Bocconi University. He’s all about blending analytical prowess with strategic flair to spark financial innovation.

Ajna Mujević

Attorney at Law / Partner
Law firm Mujević & Marjanović Dujmović

Attorney at law with expertise in real estate, contracts, general litigation, commercial law, corporate, data protection & labour law; digital enthusiast; member of the Croatian Blockchain and Crypto Association.

Jasmina Koprivica

Head of Digital
Euronews Srbija

Jasmina is Head of Digital operations in Euronews Serbia and a consultant for the development of digital media in Serbia and region. As experienced digital media strategist she has developed and led some of the largest online media outlets in Serbia – Blic.rs, Kurir.rs, B92.net, Prva.rs, Telegraf.rs.. Also, she currently holds the position of Director for the development of digital products at the regional specialised business media Bloomberg Adria. She actively participates in the work of IAB Serbia and is a lecturer at DIMAQ course for Digital marketing. In her work, Jasmina focuses on building multi-platform media that produce premium content, target large audience groups, and utilize the latest practices in serving ads. She holds an EMBA degree after completing her studies at the Cotrugli Business School and believes that the greatest power an individual can have is the knowledge they possess.

Raša Karapandža

Professor, Entrepreneur and Public Enemy

Raša Karapandža is a Professor of Finance at EBS and at NYU and an entrepreneur. He serves as a Vice Dean of Education and as an Academic Director of the Master’s in Finance program that is ranked 25th worldwide by the Financial Times. He also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of RS2, a publicly listed company, one of the world’s largest payment processors serving hundreds of industry giants like Bank of America, Firstdata, Barclays, and Wells Fargo. Karapandža’s research has been featured in top media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Der Spiegel. He advises members of the US Congress on the topics of regulating cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-related technologies. He bootstrapped, built, and later sold multiple companies.

Krešimir Ćorlukić

The Canonical SEO Agency

Co-founder and CEO of The Canonical SEO Agency from Croatia. Big believer in sharing knowledge, which is proved by him running the biggest SEO group in Croatia with over 2.400+ members and constantly organizing SEO events within Croatia alongside his colleague, Tin Đudajek. Loves actionable insights, experimentation and not listening to what others say, just to see what happens when we go against the grain – especially regarding off-site strategies. Works with regional and international clients, and constantly experiments on his own websites.

Miloš Đurković

Managing Partner
Amrop Serbia

Milos Djurkovic is a senior executive with 25+ years of experience in leading and managing international teams. Milos is the most effective as an executive advisor in a growing, forward-thinking organization.

His leadership skills make him a great advisor in creating dynamic teams, cross group-collaboration, building and managing customer relationships, and mentoring teams to outperform competition.

Marko Bijelić


Marko Bijelic (markobijelic.com) is a digital product designer best known for collaborating with tech billionaires. The list includes Naval Ravikant, Tim Ferriss, Peter Thiel, Nick Chong (Zoom), Chris Wanstrath (GitHub), Sid Sijbrandij (GitLab), Eren Bali & Gagan Biyani (Udemy), Bryant Chou (Webflow), Grant Haas (Haas Portman Family Office), Hiten Shah, and Neil Patel.

Ivan Janku

Digital Rocket

Ivan Janku’s journey began in 2015 when he left college to pursue online ventures. Despite facing initial setbacks, he persevered and transitioned into freelancing in 2016. Within a year, he established his agency, now boasting a team of 25-30 professionals serving global clients across various industries.
Ivan’s notable achievements include exceptional team and client retention, managing $70 million USD in profitable spending for clients. Recognized in Forbes and featured on the Perpetual Traffic Podcast, his expertise reaches thousands of Chief Marketing Officers worldwide.
At the core of Ivan’s success lies The Rocketship System, crafting tailored digital marketing strategies. Among his prestigious clients are Appsumo, Hooters, and Hardrock Cafe.
Beyond business, Ivan fosters regional talent and collaborates with T11 to establish the Academy for Digital Marketing, empowering aspiring professionals.

Pavle Savović


Pavle is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in the digital and creative industries. He co-founded telegraf.rs, one of Serbia’s most successful media ventures. Throughout his career, Pavle has held leadership positions where he honed his expertise in crafting and managing corporate strategies. He is a constant innovator, always seeking new ways to push boundaries in the market and the business world as a whole. His primary areas of focus and interest lie in media, digital technologies, and the application of artificial intelligence within these fields.

Boško Radivojević

Pioneer in Internet and Cloud services

With an illustrious 20-year career in the tech industry, Boško has distinguished himself as a pioneer in internet and cloud services, expertly navigating the complexities of the digital landscape. Today, his focus is on empowering local cloud MSPs worldwide, sharing a wealth of knowledge and strategies to help these companies carve out their niche in the competitive cloud market. Boško’s insights are grounded in a deep understanding of the industry, making him a sought-after consultant and a beacon for cloud service providers seeking to adapt and thrive.

Erich Cossutta

Dragon Maritime Group of Companies

and logistics in the Balkans and Middle East for multiple generations.
He is the President of Dragon Maritime Group. Dragon Maritime represents Cosco Shipping, in the Western Balkans with Cosco shipping being the third largest shipping company in the world and through its hub in
Piraeus connects markets of Central and Eastern Europe with the world intermodally. Dragon Maritime Group operates as part of the Aegida Holding of which he is president and co-owner, a Group based in Slovenia operating in the sector of marine transport, logistics, port and inland terminals focusing on the Balkan region and Central Europe. The whole Group employs more than 300 people with an annual turnover
of 280 million Euro.

Jelisaveta Lazarević

Vice Dean
FEFA Faculty and CEP Bloomberg Adria

She is also a Chief Economy Producer at Bloomberg Adria. Jelisaveta is involved in the business development of the innovative company EM Analytic Solutions, which specializes in the application of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics for the purpose of creating added business value in various industries.
She started her career at the Center for Advanced Economic Studies, where she had the opportunity to work on a World Bank project for the Ministry of Economy: Employment and Competitiveness, where she specifically focused on the analysis of value chains in the sectors of the economy with the greatest development potential. She is a strong believer in inclusive innovation-driven development and for two years she was Head of corporate partnerships at All for All organization, where she is a board member.
Jelisaveta completed her undergraduate and master’s studies at the FEFA Faculty as a student of the generation. During her undergraduate studies, she was named one of the best economics students in Serbia by the Serbian Association of Economists. She defended her Ph.D. dissertation at the FEFA Faculty in the field of business economics on the topic: Essays on strategy and innovation.
At the FEFA Faculty, she works on projects that contribute to the competitiveness of the economy, especially through the research of companies that are defined as “hidden champions”. During her career so far, she has received several awards, such as being selected as a future leader of Europe by the France Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Nenad Zdravković

Board Member
Milsped Group

Nenad has extensive experience in the field of transport and logistics management, developed in almost three decades of work in Milšped Group. On various top management positions he assumed responsibility for the Group global presence operating in 15 countries and 3 continents, renowned for its advanced technological support, offering tailor made solutions for all types of transportation, customs brokerage, distribution, automotive logistics, robotized warehousing facilities and also expansion to e-commerce business provided by M-One, member company of Milšped Group.

Milan Gospić

Country Manager
Microsoft Serbia

Milan Gospić is leading Microsoft in Serbia since January 2021. as Country Manager in charge of country digital transformation, focusing on strategic development of the market, customers and partners in the era of Ai.
In 2022/23 as member of the AmCham Serbia board of governors, was driving country Digital Agenda in cooperation with the main country stakeholders and chamber members.
Since May 2023, Member of the Board of eCommerce Association of Serbia, one of the fastest growing digital industries, brining global experiences to local market, enabling digital transformation and Ai adoption.
With experience of over 2 decades in corporate of which 15 years on international senior leadership positions in ICT sector, as leading telco vendor regional COO in in charge of Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania and CEO of Bulgaria, was leading sales, operations teams and large national infrastructure projects.

Vedran Bajer

Country Manager
Microsoft Croatia

 His focus is on implementing the company’s strategy that puts an accent on the acceleration of digital transformation of businesses, the public sector, and society, helped by an ecosystem of partners and the application of Microsoft business solutions. He believes that supporting the digital development of Croatia and empowering technical talents are crucial in achieving the country’s ambition to become a regional Digital Hotspot. 
Vedran Bajer was born in Zagreb, where he graduated at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. He brings 20+ years of experience in business development, finance, marketing and management gained through different roles in international companies and tech startups on a global level. He believes in continous improvement and learning, loves challenges and is an avid reader.

Vedran loves challenges and working with start-ups, scale-ups and invests his time in mentoring and coaching young leaders. His passions outside of work are spending time with his family, food, travel and sports, namely Karate and Skiing and he’s a Pilot in training.

Tomo Ricov

Entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. DJ, radio host, event manager, restaurateur, festival organizer

Born on December 21, 1965, in Zagreb, Tomo Ricov holds a degree in law.
As a program organizer and DJ, he hosted music programs in clubs such as Kulušić, Lapidarij, Gjuro 2, Aquarius, Tvornica, and many others in Zagreb. His most famous club programs included Blue Moon, Tom Tom Club, Pop Music, Pepermint Twist, and Studio 54.
As a radio editor and host, he led programs on radio stations such as Radio 101, Radio 1, Radio Velika Gorica, Cibona, Plavi Radio, and Yammat FM from 1985 to the present.
At the advertising agency Digitel, he managed the events department and founded the agencie Da!.
He is a co-founder of Pepermint and Prime Time agencies.
He is a co-founder of projects such as Weekend Media Festival, Weekend Food Festival, HR Weekend, Women’s Weekend, AI Weekend, Dolce Vita, Vintage Zagreb, Disco Lauba, Minival, Plavi Zub, Gentlemen Jack’s Barber Shop, Record Store Day, Luftanje in Maksimir, and many others.
He participated in launching the Garden Festival and served as the director of the Terraneo Festival. He co-create major croatian humanitarian projects Dajmo da čuju and Korak u život.
He is the initiator and co-owner of clubs Pepermint, Johann Franck, Kic Klub, and Boogie.
He has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, as well as at the University of North in Koprivnica.
He has received several awards in the fields of marketing and event management.

Jeno Nieder

Deputy CEO
PortfoLion Capital Partners

Jenő Nieder is the Deputy CEO of PortfoLion Capital Partners. He plays key role in the strategic directions and operative management of the later stage VC and P/E funds. He started his career in the M&A and VC/PE world at KBC Securities in 2006, building an understanding of international corporate acquisitions, mergers, IPOs, demergers, splits and exits.

Konstantin Kostadinov

Senior Sales Director, CEE & CIS
Rakuten Viber

With over 15 years of industry experience, Konstantin is driving partnerships with prominent brands across CEE and CIS. His team works closely on aligning Viber for Business solutions with brands’ unique requirements and goals. Overseeing 25+ markets, Konstantin is in charge of partnership initiatives, steering local, regional, and global campaigns. Combining digital marketing, risk management, sales, and business development expertise, Konstantin helps to guide brands toward success.

Srđan Krčo

Management Board

Srđan Krčo received his PhD in electrical engineering in 2005 for the work on remote health monitoring systems. He was with Ericsson for over 10 years, working on the development of 3G networks, M2M and IoT technologies. Since 2010, Srđan manages DunavNET, a company he co-founded. DunavNET designs turnkey solutions based on IoT and ML/AI technologies for agriculture, manufacturing, and cities. He is active in international collaborative research and innovation projects (e.g., H2020, Horizon Europe) and is teaching IoT, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship at several universities in Europe and Africa. Srdjan has a dozen patents in his name and has published a large number of papers in international journals and conferences. Srđan received the Innovation Engineer of the Year award in 2007 from the Irish Institute of Engineers and is being awarded Microsoft MVP annual award since 2017. He is a member of the Management Board of AIOTI (www.aioti.eu).(www.aioti.eu).

Borut Čeh

Co-Owner and Managing Director
Labena Ltd.

Borut Čeh holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, but has  been working in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry for the last 15 years. Borut had joined Labena in 2007 and grew to become the CEO of Labena in 2012. Today he is managing the company that operates in 9 countries with 6 offices and has the total of almost 140 employees in the region working with clients and partners across institutes, universities, pharmaceutical industry, food and environment industry. Borut has been an active partner and supporter for the development of regional science and business in biotech. Borut Čeh’s affiliations are in the filed of managing teams and people to achieve success in sales and life science projects. He has more than a decade worth of experience in setting up company environments from the start-up phase to successful build  teams and scale business units that in 5-7 years perform multiple millions in sales.

Milan Nedeljković

FEFA Faculty

Milan Nedeljković (PhD, University of Warwick) is the Dean at FEFA Faculty, Belgrade and Managing Partner at EM Analytic Solutions, an AI-based software company.
His research interests include explainable machine learning and AI and econometrics. His research was published in numerous journals and presented at the leading international conferences and institutions including: the American Economic Association, the American Statistical Association, the Royal Economic Society, the Econometric Society, Yale University, Norwegian, Irish and Spanish Central Bank.

Manuela Šola

General Manager
Komunikacijski labaratorij

Manuela Šola was born in 1978 in Bjelovar. After graduating from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, she continued her education at the School for Personal and Organizational Development, the London School of Public Relations (LSPR), and the Cotrugli Business Academy. In 2004. she founded one of the leading communication agencies in the region, Communication Laboratory.
She is an active member of several relevant professional and business associations such as: the Croatian Employers’ Association, where she serves as the Chair of the Supervisory Board. She participates in the Assembly of the Croatian Association of Market Communication Companies (HURA!) and is a member of the Croatian Public Relations Association. Under Manuela Šola’s leadership, Communication Laboratory is one of the co-founders of the regional agency network SEEnthesis.

Nikola Balaban

M&I Systems Group

CEO of M&I Systems Group, with international expertise in finance, technology and innovation. Forward thinking professional, focused on implementing his proficiencies into developing game changing products, igniting ideas and elevating businesses. Firm believer in empowering people and leading by example through skill refining continuity.

Jelena Lečić Mirčetić

Head of Quality Department
STRABAG, SEE, Belgrade

Experienced Quality Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in Controlling, Reinvention, Project Management, Operations Management, LEAN, and CPM Scheduling. Strong program and project management proficiency with international experience. Experienced trainer and consultant in public and private sector in domain of organizational development, project and change management.

Bojan Dimov

Gesner Digital

From a teenager experimenting with dropshipping to an entrepreneur reshaping the e-commerce landscape, my journey has been driven by a desire to innovate and enhance the way we do business online. As I move forward, I’m eager to share the lessons I’ve learned, engage in meaningful discussions about e-commerce sourcing from China, logistics, and fulfillment, and continue contributing to the growth and evolution of this industry.

Marko Radojičić

Managing Partner

 I am a skilled technology and business enthusiast with great interests in modern data management, Business Intelligence and Automobile industry. As an entrepreneur, I always love to be part of the new generation of innovators which plays huge role in constant development of data driven businesses I am involved in. As an executive with more than 15 years of experience in Automobile industry and 10+ years in business information and IT, my objective is to support technological transformation of companies that will lead to the future of more competitive business environment.

Boris Vujičić

Boris Vujičić

Managing Partner
Black Pine Executive Consulting

Boris is a consultant, investor and producer. He is the founder and managing partner at Black Pine Executive Consulting, a management consulting and data analytics company with global reach. He was a Board Member and COO at Home Credit Bank in Russia as well as co-founder and CEO of Trizma, today part of M Plus Group. In his other life, he is the founder and producer at Dot in Circle, a creative production company dedicated to exploring the future of human interactions. He is also the Chairman of Dobar Glas Foundation, focusing on helping Serbian talented classical musicians.

Marko Porobija

Managing Partner
Porobija & Špoljarić

I graduated from the Zagreb University Law School in 2005. Since graduation, I have worked at the Porobija & Špoljarić Law Firm since my graduation and became a managing partner in 2018. I specialize in matters related to ICT/TMT, especially M&A, AI, online services, and venture capital. Additionaly, I am a lecturer at the Algebra university, and regularly give lectures, participate in panels, and publish various articles on topics of law & technology.

Toplica Spasojević

ITM Sistem

Toplica Spasojevic was born in 1956. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, the University of Belgrade. His professional career began in 1981 at Yugoslavia Commerce where he held various key management positions, from Department Manager to CEO, the Chairman of the Board and Executive of UK and Russia Divisions. In the early 1990s, Mr. Spasojević co-founded the company ITM, which quickly became a regional leader in distribution, logistics and manufacturing. ITM has collaborated with world-renowned companies and brands such as Sony, Nike, Gillette, L’Oréal, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, SCA, Tommy Hilfiger, Nokia, Bosch, etc. ITM was, also, a significant leader in the production of coal, steel, petrochemical products, raw materials and equipment for brewing and food industries. Today, he is president of ITM sistem, which consists of several companies in the field of distribution, logistics, manufacturing (food and metal products). He is also the president of Energoplan sistem company, representative of Andritz hydro, the biggest manufacturer of equipment for hydro-power plants in the world.

Irina Bručić

CEO and President of the Management Board
Nexi Croatia and Nexi Slovenia

Irina Bručić, CEO and President of the Management Board in Nexi Croatia and Nexi Slovenia, having graduated with a major in Finance from the University of Zagreb, embarked on her professional journey as an auditor, but soon transitioned to Finance management roles, which she assumed for more than 15 years in Intesa Sanpaolo Group subsidiaries, focusing primarily on digital payment business.

After ISP sold its digital payments processing business in 2016, and the company integrated to Nets Group, she remained focused on finance, establishing Finance shared services center in Zagreb, but since early 2021 she also assumed the role of County Director for Croatia and Slovenia.

Following the integration of paytech giants Nets and Nexi in 2022, as well as expanding the Croatian business on merchant acquiring services in early 2023, Irina ascended to the presidency of the Nexi Croatia Management Board, assuming full responsibility for both merchant acquiring and digital payment processing business.

Nikola Božić

Faculty of Applied Ecology “Futura”, Belgrade

Nikola Božić is senior education consultant, expert in educational management, educator and science communicator. He is general manager (director) at Faculty of Applied Ecology in Belgrade, and space diplomacy expert at Diplo Foundation in Geneva. Nikola was director and program director at Petnica Science Center, Serbian organisation for gifted kids in science, editor-in-chief of Popular Science Magazine (Serbian Edition) and editor of the scientific chapter of the biggest Internet news portal B92.net. Identifying talents and talent development are his areas of expertise. Additionally, he also focuses on leveraging ESG in the context of future generations of employees and clients.

Ivan Pribićević

Founder and CEO

Ivan Pribićević, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Simplify. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with over 500 companies across 17 countries. His main expertise is in the field of Business Process Management with a focus on Process Automation. He earned his doctorate from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, where he also completed his master’s studies, Also he finished his master’s studies in International Politics at the Faculty of Political Sciences. Additionally, he holds an Executive MBA degree from Quantic Business School. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Serbian Association of Managers, SAM honored him with the “Young Manager of the Year” award in 2020. He is also a co-founder of Voltic Global and Adriatic Spirits.

Dušan M. Stojković

Attorney at law
OAD Stojkovic

Dušan M. Stojković, founding partner in Stojkovic Law Office, was born on March 12th, 1972, in Belgrade. He graduated at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 1997.

In the course of his practice, he has represented the leading world companies in the field of business law, particularly in the cases related to the protection of intellectual property and media law, both in the country and in the region.

Specialties: Media Law, Internet Law, Intellectual property, Litigation, Business Law.

Aleksandar Stevanović

Retail & Consumer Markets Consulting Leader for Southeast Europe
PwC Consulting

Aleksandar Stevanović is a director with PwC Strategy & Operations Consulting practice in Croatia, with the responsibility of Consumer Markets Consulting practice leader for Southeast Europe.

He has an extensive industry and advisory experience in managing and transforming consumer market companies. Within his role, Aleksandar is supporting regional companies in creating and executing strategies, as well as enhancing operations.

Jelena Radojičić

Sr. Channel Manager
HYCU, Inc.

Over 10 years in IT industry. Born and raised in Podgorica, Montenegro, she pursued her business management degree in Houston, TX, and now resides in Belgrade, Serbia. Specializing in developing and opening new international markets, she excels as a Channel Account Manager at HYCU. Leading business expansion across DACH (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), and Israel, she strategically fosters partnerships with industry giants like AWS, Google, and Microsoft.

Domagoj Oreb

Managing Partner

Founder, Managing Partner and Investment Committee member in first fund management company for impact investing in the region. Feelsgood manages 30M EUR VC impact fund for seed to early  growth stage companies.

Renata Krajačić

Account Manager
Komunikacijski laboratorij d.o.o.

Renata is a communication professional with over 18 years of experience in the corporate and agency sectors. Currently, she holds the position of Account Manager at Komunikacijski laboratorij agency. The focus of her work is on strategic futures thinking concepts and crisis communication.

Jan Štedul


Over the past six years, Jan Stedul has carved a path to become one of the leading experts in applying artificial intelligence to deepen relationships between brands and customers. His rich experience in this key aspect of the modern economy spans two decades, encompassing various roles. He gained his technological expertise at the AI startup Mindsmiths, where as a key member of the development team, he works with some of the biggest clients in industries such as healthcare, telecommunications, banking, and e-commerce. He made his societal contribution in the world of artificial intelligence by volunteering in the CroAI association and bringing the Elements of AI course to Croatia, which enabled CroAI to achieve its goal of educating Croatian society about the basics of artificial intelligence. Jan’s unique perspective on human emotions and relationships with brands was shaped by his career in the media industry. As a successful TV producer, Jan was the creative mind behind some of the most popular Croatian TV shows that attracted millions of viewers. By integrating his media experience into the technological world, Jan has become an expert who understands how to merge the human dimension with advanced technological innovations.

Doc. dr. sc. Radoslav Barišić

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb

Radoslav Barišić is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb, with research interests in areas such as organization, business strategy, competitiveness and development of innovative business models. Prior to joining the faculty, he gained experience
in various fields, holding several executive positions. Within INA – Oil Industry Zagreb, he worked on retail operations and business support system development. After, at the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, he was involved in strategic planning, regional development, and EU fund utilization. Finally, at the Zagreb Innovation Center (ZICER), as an assistant director, he was responsible for organizing and implementing strategic development programs. He has participated in numerous scientific and professional conferences and is the author of several publications. He is a World Chicago program fellow and the president of the MBA EFZG Alumni Association.

Aco Momčilović

Global AI Ethics Institute at Global AI Ethics Institute

Aco Momčilović, an experienced HR professional with an Executive MBA from Cotrugli Business School, founded FutureHR in 2018. As its CEO, he advises clients on diverse business aspects, including vision, branding, recruitment, and AI ethics. Additionally, he teaches HR Management and AI for Business at the Swiss School of Business and Management. Aco co-founded the Voice of Entrepreneurs association and serves on its Supervisory Board, supporting SMEs. He’s also involved in AI ethics, co-directing the Global AI Ethics Institute. Joining the Croatian AI Association in 2024, he heads the AI SIG at IPMA and leads projects like AI Art Singularity and AI Business Hackathon. With a deep understanding of the potential benefits and risks associated with AI, he is committed to advocating for responsible and ethical practices in the development and implementation of AI technologies.

Goran Varađanin

Intelligent Automation Program Manager
M&I Systems Group

Goran is a seasoned professional dedicated to fostering productive, long-term customer relationships. He began his career working with ERP, POS, and e-commerce solutions, but over the past years, he has been passionately focused on utilizing cutting-edge technology to optimize processes, enhance efficiency, and drive organizational growth. Goran’s tenure at M&I Systems Group since 2020 has seen him form teams and establish the Salesforce practice. With a unique blend of technical expertise, strategic vision, and leadership skills, he is spearheading automation initiatives that are revolutionizing how businesses operate in today’s digital landscape at M&I Systems Group.

Dejan Ljuština

Founder, CEO and Managing Partner
Vision Partners

Dejan Ljuština is the Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner of Vision Partners, a firm that accelerates growth and innovation for leading technology scale-ups, large private corporations and leading global VC and PE funds. With over 20 years of experience, Dejan advises clients on growth strategies and ventures.

Dejan and his team at Vision Partners also deliver end-to-end advisory on AI strategy, transformation, and custom AI model development, leveraging enterprise LLM technologies. His background combines deep industry expertise from working with technology leaders like Intel and Ericsson, degrees in engineering, and executive education from Harvard and IEDC.

Alexandru Mihalache

Head of Products

Alexandru Mihalache joined Visa in 2021 where he leads the Product Go to market team for Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia, managing both Digital and Core card products. His focus is on delivering innovative new ways to pay, that resonate with contemporary consumer needs, setting new standards in convenience, security, and user experience.

With 20 years experience in banking, digital, card payments and business development, Alex combines deep technical expertise with strategic business insight.

Throughout his career, Alex has led both technical and business teams, being involved in developing and maintaining complex cards infrastructures as well as driving the innovation and development of digital payments. He has been instrumental in introducing innovative banking products and services, leveraging his profound understanding of the financial landscape to navigate complex regulatory environments and emerging market trends.

Frank Dijkstra

Customer Success

Frank manages customer success at Alterset, a software development technology partner that delivers tailored solutions to companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises. With over 18 years of experience in customer success and sales management, Frank is passionate about ensuring customers get a strong return from their IT investments and achieve their business goals.

Frank has a proven track record of managing and developing global accounts, driving product adoption and customer satisfaction, and leading a regional team. He has strong relationship management skills and can communicate and present with executive presence.

Boris Blažević

Keks Pay

Boris Blažević is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in bigtech and fintech companies throughout Croatia and Europe. He holds a degree from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb and has completed an additional master’s program in European Integration at the Centre International de Formation Europeene. Currently, he serves as the lead product owner and lead business developer for KEKS Pay, Croatia’s favorite payment app, an internal startup of Erste Bank Croatia. Boris effectively bridges the gap between a large corporation and startup operations.

Mislav Malenica

Founder & CEO

Mislav, with 20 years of expertise in AI, stands at the forefront of human-centric technology as the founder of Mindsmiths. He’s dedicated to developing an AI operating system that fundamentally transforms how organizations assist individuals in navigating everyday challenges across health, education, and finances. His work epitomizes the seamless integration of cutting-edge technology with intuitive solutions to empower people in all facets of their lives. Beyond his contributions at Mindsmiths, Mislav laid the foundation for CroAI, fostering a vibrant community around AI advancements. His journey from a scientist to a pioneering entrepreneur showcases a steadfast commitment to leveraging AI for real-world impact, making technology an ally in enhancing human well-being and decision-making.

Ibryam Yaldaram

Expat Education Solutions Ltd

Ibryam Yaldaram is a serial entrepreneur who speaks three languages, lived in two countries and transformed his life in the last 10 years almost every two years. He has been involved in various industries – from food, entertainment, logistics, technology, marketing, education and recruitment. Father of two and a step father of two more I have been through most of the challenges that life can offer and my strong desire for growth and success has never let him down to handle all that comes across his life. Currently he is living in London but doing business all over the world trying to help individuals to turn their ideas into success.

Ernest Vlačić

University Professor and Academic Entrepreneur

Ernest Vlačić, Ph.D., MBA, prof., is a university professor and academic entrepreneur, with 15 years of experience in corporate management, resulting in the founding and management of the NOVAMINA CIT research institute. His areas of focus include strategic management, particularly in the innovation segment, as well as national innovation and industrial policies. Dr. Vlačić’s recent scientific research and professional work are focused on contemporary business concepts of ESG with elements of the circular economy, with a special focus on the environmental protection, transportation, energy, and banking sectors. He is an active participant and speaker at events, and actively contributes to media as an opinion maker in these areas. Additionally, he collaborates with organizations to optimize strategic positioning related to ESG concepts and principles of the circular economy, especially in the development of innovative products and/or services for global markets. Dr. Vlačić chairs the Croatian Thematic Innovation Council in the field of energy and the environment and is a member of several scientific and expert associations.

Bojana Mandić

Communication Senior
Komunikacijski laboratorij

Over the last twenty years, Bojana Mandić has been building experience in the dynamic communication agency landscape. As a Communication senior at the agency Komunikacijski laboratorij she is coordinating multi-channel teams for clients from diverse industries. Bojana has developed competencies in strategic planning, corporate communications, CSR, internal communications, employer branding, event management, media relations, and crisis communication training. She is a Certified Public Relations Expert of the Croatian Association for Public Relations and a member of the juries of esteemed awards in the Croatian and regional communication industry.

Tomislav Car


Tomislav is a self-made technology entrepreneur and the CEO of Productive. He says that he never had a real job in his life because he never worked anywhere else – except in his own company.
Productive is software product that improves productivity and profitability for companies. It includes tasks, documents, time tracking, planning, finances, reporting, and much more, all in one place.
Companies from America to Australia use Productive as the main operating system of their business, and the things that used to take hours and days, now become a few clicks.
In addition to Productive, Tomislav is also the founder and investor in a number of other successful Croatian technology companies which employ over 600 people.

Nikola Božinović

Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor

Nikola started two companies in Silicon Valley where he’s been living and working for the last 18 years. Both have been acquired by US public companies, with Nutanix’s acquisition of Frame in 2018 still among the largest tech acquisitions with ties to Serbia.

Dragan Tanaskovićč

Bussiness Transformation and Sales Director

Dragan Tanasković is a experienced business transformarion and Sales Director with over 20 years of experience in technology and business development, with a particular focus on integrating artificial intelligence solutions in his recent tenures at companies such as Intellya and CDT. 
He has a proven ability for strategic leadership, market expansion, and utilizing technology to achieve corporate objectives. Dragan is adept at adapting to changing business environments and applying advanced technological tools to enhance business processes.

Marko Čadež

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

Marko Čadež is President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS), a member of the Managing Board of the Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum, which he chaired from 2017 to 2023, a member of the Board of Directors of EUROCHAMBRES, the largest European business association, in which he was a Vice-Chair of the Single Market Committee and now he is a Vice-Chair of the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Committee and is in charge of Eurochambres’ Digital Services Network.

Daniel Pikl

Chatbot Agency

MarTech expert and lover of new technologies, especially their application in business. Winner of several awards for innovative solutions in augmented reality, with a special emphasis on socialAR. Actively researches and applies tools based on artificial intelligence. He is one of the pioneers of introducing chatbots in marketing communications and the owner of the agency of the same name.

Tomislav Stančić

Business Development Manager

Tomislav is an eCommerce professional with 15 years of experience on various digital projects. 
For the last ten years, with a strong focus on B2C projects is helping renowned companies to maximize their eComm potential.
Currently holds the position of the Regional eCommerce Business Development Manager at Shoppster. Shoppster is a member of United Group and one of the most ambitious and fastest-growing eComm projects in the region.
He started his career at Mobis, where he led one of the most awarded regional eComm projects. 
After Mobis, Tomislav joined the Orbico Group where he, as the Head of eCommerce and Digital Marketing, was responsible for developing eComm business for Orbico’s beauty division.

Jelena Brbora

Portfolio Manager

Jelena has more than 10 years of experience in funding different projects. She has overseen project realisation across 27+ markets in Europe. Jelena is a true bookworm with a track record of 4000+ startup pitches reviewed only last year. What truly excites her is being at the source of innovations @PitchSee as a portfolio manager.

Miloš Pavlović

CTO @ ECD | Licensed crypto exchange

As the CTO at ECD, Miloš was deeply involved in the process of licensing the first crypto exchange in Serbia with the Central Bank. He manages the platform operations and project delivery, ensuring information security and compliance. He also implemented the first crypto wallet in Serbia, enabling users to securely store and transfer digital assets.
With over 15 years of experience in IT management and leadership, he has a proven track record of designing and executing IT strategy, aligning it with corporate targets, and positioning IT as a business driver rather than a support function. He has successfully led complex and innovative projects in multinational environments, such as SAP support, data warehouse implementation, in-house cards processing system, and core banking system replacement. He is passionate about people development, team management, and vendor management. He has a master’s degree in business administration and an ITIL certification.

Dragan Tanaskovićč

Bussiness Transformation and Sales Director

Dragan Tanasković is a experienced business transformarion and Sales Director with over 20 years of experience in technology and business development, with a particular focus on integrating artificial intelligence solutions in his recent tenures at companies such as Intellya and CDT. 
He has a proven ability for strategic leadership, market expansion, and utilizing technology to achieve corporate objectives. Dragan is adept at adapting to changing business environments and applying advanced technological tools to enhance business processes.

Ljubiša Radivojević

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

The co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mainstream, Ljubiša is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technology. Under his direction, Mainstream has grown to become the leading provider of premium web hosting and multi-cloud solutions in South East Europe.

Ljubiša combines his deep technical knowledge with the unique perspective he has gained through more than 15 years of experience to explore opportunities on how to leverage cloud technologies to unlock their business potential.

Renata Devčić

Head of Marketing
NETS Group

Ecommerce European Head of Marketing at Nexi Group, Renata Devčić, is currently at the forefront of marketing innovation, bringing her expertise from the University of Zagreb, where she majored in marketing, as well as over two decades of experience in spearheading successful marketing strategies across various industries.
Renata began her career in finance at Diona and later moved to Unilever, where she gained valuable experience with diverse product portfolios. Transitioning to banking, Renata joined Privredna banka Zagreb before venturing into FinTech at Mercury Processing Services International within Intesa Sanpaolo Card. Following the merger with Nets, Renata played a key role in Nets CEE, shaping its brand reputation. Finally, Renata’s strategic marketing efforts have played a crucial role in elevating brand presence both regionally, and globally during and after the integration of paytech giants Nets and Nexi in 2022.
Renata’s dedication has been recognized through various honors and awards, including winning the CX Professional of the Year award at the South East Europe CX 2020, and being named a Future Leader by WOMAN IN ADRIA in 2020. Her journey underscores the importance of adaptation and continuous learning in the IT-driven environment of fintech.

Dijana Kladar

Member of the Management Board
eCommerce Croatia

Dijana Kladar is a renowned lawyer distinguished by her expertise and experience in the field of e-commerce and digital business, corporate law, and particularly her expertise in GDPR, ESG, and AI regulations. As the leader of the successful trading company Vision Compliance Ltd., which specializes in business compliance consulting, Dijana provides top-notch legal support to reputable corporations, both domestic and foreign. Her expertise covers a wide range of activities, including negotiation, regulatory compliance, litigation, due diligence, M&A transactions, and creating strategies for efficient e-commerce operations. As a leader in regulatory compliance, Dijana develops innovative solutions and strategies to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. Her education includes a law degree from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and further training at the University of Cambridge, providing her with a solid foundation for successful business management in the modern environment.

Saša Stanković

Digital Manager Europe

Saša has more then 15 years of experience in digital marketing. Last 4 years he works at Versuni (former Philips domestic appliances) as Digital Manager covering European markets. Before joining Versuni Saša worked in several media agencies with clients from different industries within Adriatic region. He holds Executive MBA from Cotrugli business school, teaches digital marketing at Zagreb School of Business and has been a speaker at many conferences.

Nikola Cvijović

Co-founder at ECD.RS
CEO at Sidechain

After almost 10 years of dealing with computers (initially as a hobby and educational tool), Nikola decided to start his own company Dazoni d.o.o. in 2001. Under his leadership, the company went through different phases (hardware distribution, computer service, building and maintaining computer networks), basically offering full service to small business companies, which is now the main area of work for Dazoni d.o.o.
He was fully involved in Dazoni until 2011, when he entered the Crypto space through Bitcoin mining. From 2012, he has been fully committed to Bitcoin-related projects. Together with his high school friend, he co-founded an online local bitcoin exchange in Serbia ECD. Since then, the company has extended its range of services. They now have a network of Bitcoin ATMs, a franchise for a cryptocurrency news portal – Cointelgraph.rs, and they also offer Bitcoin and blockchain-related educational courses and training.

Nikola Riznić

Chief Executive Officer
D Express

Nikola has over 19 years of work experience in logistics. In 2004, he began his career at City Express Serbia. Since its founding in 2008, he has been with D Express. He started as a sales representative, then as a KIA manager, and from 2011 to 2018, he served as the sales director. Currently, he holds the position of deputy general manager. Through his many years of work experience, he has participated in numerous projects and is one of the initiators of the strategy for developing services related to E-Commerce. Together with his team, he constantly works on improving existing services and developing new ones, following the trends of courier delivery in foreign markets and adapting them to the needs of end users.

Ivan Tanasković

Executive Director & Board Member
eCommerce Association of Serbia

Ivan Tanasković, Executive Director & Board Member of the eCommerce Association of Serbia, has been an eCommerce and Digital business specialist with over 15 years of experience in online sales both domestic and international markets. He has built his career through e-Commerce startups and telecommunications, always working in the Internet sales sector. He gained valuable business experience by leading one of the largest Internet retail stores in the country, Tehnomanija, and later supplemented his knowledge with international experience at Mozzart, a leading gaming operator in Southeast Europe. Today, He is the founder of the first E-Commerce online magazine in the Balkans at www.e-commerce.co.rs, where he has published over a hundred original articles on the topic of online sales.

Ervin Pašanović

Founder/General Manager
Adventis Real Estate Management LTD

Professional experience in Real Estate, Investments, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Operations and Organization, supervising and improving of general business procedures, firm academic background in Evaluation,  Banking, Financial markets, Public Relations , Marketing and Management, ability to conceptualize the big picture as well as pay careful attention to every last detail. Excel at organizing, coordinating and managing projects.