Our guest lecturers will make sure that during the course you hear about all topics that are not strictly technical in nature, but which a Data Scientist in the modern business and social environment must be aware of.

All of our guest lecturers are experienced, proven leaders in our scientific, AI and Data Science scene. Meet the founders of successful technology startups, our former representatives in international Internet governing bodies and digital advisors to UN agencies, founders and managers of globally successful Data Science conferences, world-renowned risk experts, and experienced practitioners turned into leaders of AI and Data Science departments in our most successful companies!

Milan M. Ćirković, Research Professor

Who’s (really) afraid of AI? Anthropocentric biases and fear-mongering

Milan M. Ćirković is a research professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, (Serbia). He obtained his PhD at the Dept. of Physics, State University of New York in Stony Brook in 2000 with the thesis in astrophysical cosmology. His primary research interests are in the fields of astrobiology (habitable zones, habitability of galaxies, SETI studies), philosophy of science (futures studies, philosophy of cosmology), and risk analysis (global catastrophes, observation selection effects, epistemology of risk). He co-edited the widely-cited anthology on Global Catastrophic Risks (Oxford University Press, 2008, with Nick Bostrom), wrote three research monographs (the latest being The Great Silence: The Science and Philosophy of Fermi’s Paradox, Oxford University Press, 2018), as well as four popular science/general nonfiction books, and authored about 200 research and professional papers.

Ilija Šuša, Founder & Chief Data Officer @Smartocto

What does it Take to be a Data Scientist in a Tech Startup?

Ilija Šuša is one of the founders and CDO of Smartocto, a web analytics tool intended for creators of online content, a lover of data and finding information and conclusions in it. He is also an active member of the Data Science community of Serbia and one of the initiators of Quantum Serbia.

Slobodan Marković, Digital Advisor @UNDP

Putting data and AI to use in the service of society and development

Slobodan Marković is a Digital Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Serbia. For the past two decades, he has been actively involved in advocating for and developing ICT policies in Serbia. Prior to joining UNDP, he worked at the Serbian National Internet Domains Registry (RNIDS) as an Advisor for ICT Policy and Internet Community Relations. From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), which advises the UN Secretary-General on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). From 2008 to 2012, he worked at the Serbian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, advising the Minister on telecoms liberalization, e-government, and e-business policy. In 2010, he received the “e-Commerce AWARD” for his ten-year dedication to the development of e-business in Serbia.

Aleksandar Linc, Managing Director @Data Science Conference | Acting Managing Director @Data Science Serbia

On Communitu Building and its Importance in Data Science and AI

Entrepreneurial Data Scientist, who happens to be an experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the profit and non-profit event management industry. Top Leader in the global AI ecosystem, founder and “spiritus movens” of the Data Science Conference – the biggest independent tech conference franchise dedicated to Data & AI. In his previous work Aleksandar was involved in the creation of National Youth Strategy 2015-2025 and The Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence (2020-2025) in Serbia. He is highly skilled and passionate about Programing, Big Data, Negotiation, Creativity Skills, and Training Delivery. In his free time he is writing poetry and watching NBA.

Branko Kovač, Head of Data & AI @Quantox Technology

A Practical View on Machine Learning or Why R/Python + Theory != Success

Branko Kovač ended up in the world of data in 2013 by sheer chance. He currently works at Quantox Technology where he spends his days developing the data and machine learning sectors. An engineer by education, a philosopher at heart, a man of many interests. Once an active participant in the Serbian Data Science community, today he is mostly a silent observer.

Đorđe Krivokapić, Professor of ICT Law, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Regulation of Data as a Key Resource of Digital Economy

Prof. Đorđe Krivokapić is a professor of ICT Law at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences at the University of Belgrade, a lawyer by profession and the founder of the SHARE Foundation.


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