Get to know our partners and co-organizers on journey of introducing ICT solutions to education in Western Balkans region. In parallel with our two-day conference, we also organised a fair where over 30 ICT companies and educational institutions presented the latest technological solutions in education that they developed or introduced to the market. The participants were able to visit their stands, try out interactive classroom solutions, find out how to use the internet for high quality teaching and see a micro:bit devices for coding. 

Fair exhibitors:

Miles Berry



Miles is principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Prior to joining Roehampton, he spent 18 years in four schools, much of the time as an ICT coordinator and most recently as a head teacher. He is a board member of Computing At School, the BCS Academy of Computing and the CSTA. He is a fellow of the BCS, RSA and HEA, and a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.


Four years on: what has England learnt? 

Miles reviews the progress England has made towards implementing its computing curriculum, considering dimensions of standards, pedagogy, professional develop, resources, assessment, and incentives. He shares evidence of the patchy uptake of qualifications in England and makes practical suggestions for how teachers, school leaders and policy makers could introduce computer science themselves.



ADVANT was founded in 1998 in Ljubljana and has been operating in Serbia since 2001 where it's engaged in design, engineering and delivery of equipment for large information systems.The business is divided into categories: data centers, computer networks and building automation. Within EDIROAM project of the Academic Network of Slovenia  ADVANT placed more than 2,300 wireless access points.

Andrej Jagar



Andrej was involved in most regional CGI projects. Starting as Character Animator in 2010 (Prime Time), then becoming Head of Animation Department in 2013, and finally creating the first Gaming Departments in BiH. He worked on Birds Like Us, Victoria Grande, Wa The First Dream, Ragtag Adventurers, and more than 50 Freelance Gaming projects.



In this talk, I would present my approach to education, describing what I needed from education, and what I actually got, as well as some of the the educational projects I did and methods I used when I got to train new 3D Animators for our Studio. I'd also talk about implementing gamification to education and my experience with distance learning.

Milena Kvapil | @kwapeel

associate creative director, McCann Belgrade

Educated as a television and film director, Milena is the author of many short films, music videos, commercials and television shows. She has 15 years of experience in advertising and media, 11 of which she spent in McCann Belgrade agency as a copywriter and associate creative director. Her most important clients and projects are The Coca-Cola Company, Raiffeisen Bank, Telekom Srbija, Nestlé, Carlsberg, Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Delta Generali, Bambi, UK Parobrod, Cultural Centre Belgrade, and Association of blind and visually impaired people of Serbia 'White cane'.

Alfonso Echazarra

Alfonso Echazarra | KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Alfonso Echazarra is an analyst in the OECD Directorate of Education and Skills where he currently works in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In 2012 he was awarded "la Caixa" Prize in Social Sciences for his book Crime in the Neighborhoods: Perceptions and Reactions. As an OECD policy analyst he has written, coordinated or collaborated on many reports.


Ten things we have learned from PISA

Every three years, when the PISA results are presented, the general public and the media pay disproportionate attention to their country ranking in reading, mathematics and science performance. However, some important results, with a great potential to inform and transform education systems are frequently overlooked. This presentation will try to fill this gap by focusing on facts that provide valuable information to policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.



The Living Room of the Future

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Nicole Pretorius | KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Nicole started the SheCanCode women's technology community while working as a HR. SheCanCode's mission is to bridge the differences in digital skills enabling women to enter and stay in technology. The global community has more than 10,000 members. SheCanCode is building a community of technological talents.


Hacking the diverse and digital workforce of tomorrow 

In this lecture I will present the results of the research regarding what caused gender division in the case of digital professions as well as the dangers of discouraging young women from entering the tech sphere. Nicole provokes educators, employers and government to put technology in a context in which empowering and inspire minorities to consider tech careers.


Dejan Ljubojević

Dejan Ljubojević - The final frontier - Technology-use Enhanced Reflection  


Following from Ehler's insight that TEL functions as magnifying glass on teaching practice, this presentation focuses on the unsung effect of TEL use on teaching, and the affordances the use of TEL provides for reflective praxis. Use of TEL in teacher education aids in exposing deficits in pedagogical planning or teaching/learning organization, effecting the improvements in Quality Literacy. Dejan is a lecturer at the Kingston University in London. Dejan's research in Technology Enhanced Learning has contributed to prominent UK research programmes. His present focus is in applying research to practice, exemplified in a software tool, that Dejan developed, for systematic development and refinement of curriculum design methods, processes and products.

Gordana Rackov

Hybrid learning in class teaching


Gordana presented hybrid learning and give an overview of experiences acquired in different situations of electronic learning application. She presented Interactive ABC Book for initial writing using tablets, programming, educational open code content, IT tool Plickers. Gordana Rackov got her PhD degree at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. Works as a teacher at the Primary School “Sveti Sava” in Kikinda. Loves and follows application of IT technologies in classes. She received the “dr Đorđe Natošević”, “Annual Award of the Municipality of Kikinda” and “Best Serbian Educator 2015” awards. She is author of a number of scientific papers in national and international publications, participated in international scientific conferences.

Ljiljana Krkić

Oracle Academy partnerships with educational institutions


Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. Each year, Oracle Academy reaches more than 3.1 million students in 110 countries. To support continuous computer science learning at all levels, we make available a variety of resources that can be used in the classroom, including technology, curriculum and courseware, student workshops, educator training, and Oracle industry certification and exam preparation materials. Oracle Academy free offering for educational institutions will be explained during this presentation. Ljiljana Krkić joined Oracle 12 years ago.