DIDS 2021 Digital Participants

Kei Shimada

Kei Shimada

Leader of the Digital Makers Lab at IBM Japan
Peter Van Roste

Peter Van Roste

General Manager, CENTR
Branka Petronijević

Branka Petronijević

marketing manager, Crown Plaza Hotel
Branimir Đurović

Branimir Đurović

General manager of Glovo Serbia
Momir Đekić

Momir Đekić

Certified consultant for digital consultancy, general manager Symphony
Vladimir Radunović

Vladimir Radunović

Director, Cyber-security and E-diplomacy Programmes, Diplo Foundation
Paul Snoxell

Paul Snoxell

Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson
Vojislav Žanetić

Vojislav Žanetić

satirist, screenwriter, consultant in market communications
Dimitrije Ostojić

Dimitrije Ostojić

Founder and CEO, Default Design Agency
Marko Mudrinić

Marko Mudrinić

member of the governing board of the e-Commerce Association of Serbia and director and co-founder of Netokracija Serbia.
Ivan Tanasković

Ivan Tanasković

member of the governing board of the e-Commerce Association of Serbia, manager of the online sales department of Planeta Sport
Milica Čalija

Milica Čalija

entrepreneur, business mentor, TEDx speaker and activist
Ana Nešić

Ana Nešić

Founder of Mali Proizvođači
Marija Slović

Marija Slović

entrepreneur and owner of a store Domaccini
Vladimir Kovač

Vladimir Kovač

Internet entrepreneur and business consultant
Oskar Borbaš

Oskar Borbaš

founder, GeekShop
Aleksandar Ilić

Aleksandar Ilić

executive director, Knjižara Roman
Kei Shimada
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Keynote: The New Normal - Digital and the age of COVID

LinkedIn: Kei Shimada

 

Kei Shimada is an American entrepreneur, angel investor and currently the leader of the Digital Makers Lab at IBM Japan. In his current role, he is leading a group of talented engineers in creating world first, region first, industry first innovative products and solutions through co-creation with external technology partners around the globe. He has won a variety of awards from his diverse works, including creative awards such as the OneShow, CES Innovation Awards and government awards. Some of his recent roles involve leading a team to produce the world’s first AI classic concert at Ars Electronica and advising the Japanese government on their national GPS satellite strategies. Kei is one of Japan’s most active keynote speakers, having given talks and moderated panels in over 20 countries as well. His interests include neural technology, next-generation mobility, cooking and teaching his son to code.

Peter Van Roste
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Lecture: How Covid pushed the slow turning wheels of domain registration: a story of myths and data

Website: centr.org

Peter Van Roste is the General Manager of CENTR, the European country code top-level domain association. Peter oversees all of CENTR’s activities and liaises with governments, institutions and other organisations in the internet ecosystem. Before joining CENTR, Peter was director of European government relations for eBay. Peter is a lawyer with an LL.M. in computer and telecommunications law. He started his career at internet service provider UUNET, has served as president of ISPA Belgium and EuroISPA and is currently serving as a member of the IETF LLC Board.

Branka Petronijević
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Panelist, (Bad) master / (good) servant: Internet

Branka Petronijević is marketing manager at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belgrade.

She is a graduate of Belgrade University and began her career in the export business, marketing and promoting luxury products.

She has been working in marketing in the hotel business for the last 13 years. She considers communication to be one of the most significant achievements of civilisation, and digital communication to be fantastic and limitless in terms of the possibilities. She is insistent on the need for clear and precise communication, and for our objective always to be for those we are addressing, be it directly or virtually, always to get the best possible information. Because words have great power.

Branimir Đurović
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Panelist, (Bad) master / (good) servant: Internet

Branimir was born in Belgrade in 1984 and completed undergraduate studies in economics in London in the area of marketing, followed by an MBA at the Instituto de Empresa business school in Madrid.

Over the last 15-or-so years he has gained a wide variety of experience in difference industries and companies, such as Holcim, UŠCE Shopping Center and Microsoft, and is currently heading the Spanish courier service Glovo, which provides fast delivery of anything in town within 30-45 minutes.

He is highly motivated, practical and development-orientated, not just with respect to the people and businesses within Glovo but also the entire industry and ecosystem that has proven to be one successful solution in the fight against COVID.

Momir Đekić
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Panelist, (Bad) master / (good) servant: Internet

Momir Đekić is a digital transformation consultant with years of experience in business analysis and designing and implementing complex IT systems in the public and real sectors.

After graduating in Electrical Engineering he also completed business school in Bled, Slovenia.

He has headed technical and business teams in both corporations and startups and today works as the general manager of the Belgrade office of a regional leader in the field of software services, Symphony.

He has for many years been a column-writer for the monthly computer magazine Svet Kompjutera and has significant experience in print media, television and radio.

His passions include guitar music, literature and team sports.

Vladimir Radunović
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Moderator, panel (Bad) master / (good) servant: Internet

Vladimir Radunović is a lecturer and Director of educational programmes in the areas of Internet governance, cyber-security and e-diplomacy at the Diplo Foundation, an international non-governmental institution.

He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and was a member of the UN Multistakeholder Advisory Group for the Internet Governance Forum. His professional focus is on Internet and broadband access policies, cyber-security, net neutrality and openness, e-diplomacy and e-participation, education and capacity-building for institutions and Internet decision-makers.

He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and has a Master’s degree in contemporary diplomacy from the University of Malta, and is currently doing his PhD on cyber-security.

Paul Snoxell
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Lecture: Fake Choice: An Introduction to Dark UI

Based in London,  Paul Snoxell is currently a Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson, part of WPP, the world’s largest advertising group. He has spent over 30 years helping clients including Microsoft, Rolls-Royce, BT and the UK Government to bring about behaviour change in their audiences. He has run his own marketing consultancy, has founded and sold his own agency and filled senior roles in different kinds of agencies from digital trailblazers to international players.

Vojislav Žanetić
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Lecture: Communication v. 2.021: healthier after the pandemic

Satirist and screenwriter. Graduate in Communication Studies. Consultant in market communications, the most experienced professional copywriter in Serbia. Vojislav has been the author of numerous communication campaigns for products, services, industries and retail stores; he is a consultant and brand coach with many years of experience working with companies in Serbia and abroad. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Media and Communications.

He is a winner of a Gold Award at the festival in Florence, the Golden Drum in Portorož, the Golden Rose of Montreux and the Golden Idea in Novi Sad. He has written columns in the Dnevni Telegraf, Evropljanin, NIN and Večernje Novosti newspapers and magazines. Žanetić is well-known to the public as one of the editors and writers of the Indeksovo Radio Pozorište (“Index Radio Theatre” – a long-running satirical radio show), and later writer and co-writer of a spin-off stage show, the Indeksovo Pozorište (“Index Theatre”). He is currently a co-writer of the satirical talk-show, “PLjiŽ”. Vojislav is a previous winner of the Branko Ćopić Award for satire and the Neven Award for children’s literature.

Dimitrije Ostojić
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Lecture: Website optimiszation for better conversions

An expert in digital marketing and specialist in online conversion and marketing automation, he has had a successful presence in the regional marketing scene for 15 years now. He is director and founder of the Default Design marketing agency and organiser of LeadCon, the first online conference in the region and the leading digital event in the region.

Marko Mudrinić
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Lecture: E-commerce in Serbia - the new normal

Co-founder and director of Netokracija, the leading business-tech media company in the Balkans, devoted to startups, digital marketing and new technologies. He advises Serbian and foreign brands on how to create successful and engaging content to help them achieve their marketing and communication goals. Marko is a member of the governing board of the e-Commerce Association of Serbia.

Ivan Tanasković
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Lecture: E-commerce in Serbia - the new normal

Ivan is an e-commerce manager with more than 10 years’ experience in online sales both at home and abroad. He has developed his career to date in startups and the telecommunications sector, always in the area of internet sales. He gained valuable experience running one of the largest online retailers in Serbia, tehnomanija.rs. Ivan gained additional international experience in the betting industry, working for Mozzart in 12 markets over 3 continents. He is currently manager of the online sales department of Planeta Sport. He established the first e-commerce magazine in the Balkans in which he has published more than 100 original articles on the topic of online selling. As of 2019 he has been a member of the governing board of the e-Commerce Association of Serbia.

Milica Čalija
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Panel moderator Small producers online: an excuse for conversation of three experienced entrepreneurs

Milica Čalija is an entrepreneur, business mentor, TEDx speaker and activist. She is the co-founder and director of a small family business producing a range of oatcakes branded Anđeli (Angels). Milica has a career spanning twenty years working in PR and marketing in large companies, and in 2019 founded a school of entrepreneurship with the idea to empower and train small business owners. In 2019 she was the only entrepreneur from Serbia to speak at the EU’s Western Balkans Summit on the topic of entrepreneurship.

Ana Nešić
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Panelist, Small producers online: an excuse for conversation of three experienced entrepreneurs

Position: Founder

Company: Mali Proizvođači (“Small Producers”)

Website: www.maliproizvodjaci.rs

Facebook: Maliproizvođači

 

Ana Nešić is the founder of the Mali Proizvođači (“Small Producers”) platform, which brings lovers of traditional food products together with rural producers. The aim of this project is to help producers move over to an online marketplace and find opportunities to sell their products more easily. Ana is professionally involved in sustainability and ecology in one of the fastest-growing sustainable brands in the world.

Marija Slović
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Panelist, Small producers online: an excuse for conversation of three experienced entrepreneurs

Marija Slović – entrepreneur and owner of a store, Domaccini, owner of a small business producing cheese and kajmak (a type of full-fat cream traditional in Serbia), and first and foremost a food technologist. Marija is also one of 700 leading IFS auditors in the world, tasked with evaluating food safety. In her shop, apart from handmade products made by her own business you can find a variety of non-industrial products made by small businesses from all over Serbia. She is a mother of four.

Vladimir Kovač
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Panel moderator: E-commerce 2021. in Serbia: possibility and commitment to be different

LinkedIn: Vladimir Kovač

Facebook: Vladimir Kovač

Vladimir has been professionally involved in marketing for more than fifteen years. His focus is on project management, brand development and event planning. He has a particular passion for communication and digital innovations, areas in which he invests in himself on an ongoing basis. He is best known and most appreciated by the IT community and the marketing profession for the series of events he has organised over the last eight years. Through these events he has developed an extensive network of contacts in different industries, through which he has further expanded his knowledge and interests to topics such as e-commerce, digital advertising and digital transformation.

Oskar Borbaš
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Panelist, E-commerce 2021. in Serbia: possibility and commitment to be different

Professional procrastinator. Oskar once solved the Rubik’s Cube in 75 seconds, has a 1500 rating in chess and a bronze medal in table tennis doubles in the Novi Sad recreational league. He has been making websites as a hobby for 12 years and is currently putting bread on the table doing e-commerce. His dream is to one day achieve a chess rating of 1700.
GeekShop is a hobby project and came about quite by chance. It was supposed to be an experiment in testing marketing ideas that made no sense whatsoever. At the moment it’s a one-man show, with the warehouse guy also working in marketing and doing administrative work. Word-of-mouth recommendations have been delaying our closure for 4 years now.

Aleksandar Ilić
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Panelist, E-commerce 2021. in Serbia: possibility and commitment to be different

A writer of prose, author of novels Srpski Psiho (“Serbian Psycho”) and “PR”, executive director of Knjižara Roman online bookshop. He has been in the publishing, e-commerce and digital marketing business for nearly 15 years.

Knjižara Roman was established in March 2020 and began operating in mid-October of the same year. The bookshop stocks practically every book from every Serbian publisher. Books are delivered within 60 minutes to anywhere in Belgrade. For the rest of Serbia delivery time is one to two days. In addition to selling books they also have a publishing arm. To date they have published 12 titles, each with its own eye-catching design and binding. They are focused on establishing a people-centred, professional but not overly formal or stilted relationship with readers in which trust is at the forefront, believing that this is the way to build a partnership which is more than just a buyer-seller relationship. They believe deeds speak louder than form. In short, they do what they love, the way they think it should be done.

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