Morten Sorensen

Forum keynote presentation: Connect Strategy to Outcomes through Portfolio Alignment

- The End-to-End Strategy Execution Framework for your Organization

Wokshop: : Effective Portfolio Intake, Benefits Realization and Governance

Morten Sorensen, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, ITIL, Vice President, Corporate Project Management Office, Peraton

Morten Sorensen Bio:

  • Morten’s ability to tie leading practices and innovative leadership techniques to some of the most complex problems in Strategy Execution has given him the opportunity to speak to large and diverse audiences on three continents so far.
  • He has been in global IT and Telecommunications for more than 20 years, has held a variety of leadership roles with some of the largest Service Providers in the world and he has lived in both Europe and the US.
  • He is currently Vice President of the Corporate Project Management Office at Peraton in the US. Peraton is a large IT Services Government Contractor.
  • He has coauthored guidelines in areas of PMO practices as well as Benefit Realization Management for the Project Management Institute.
  • He served on PMI’s Organizational Project Management Advisory Group in 2016 and 2017, and is PfMP, PgMP, PMP and ITIL certified.


Korado Korlević

Forum keynote presentation: "Kome pripada budućnost?"

Korado Korlević, rođen u Poreču, 1958. godine, gimnaziju je završio u Puli a Pedagoški fakultet u Rijeci. Jedan je od osnivača Zvjezdarnice Višnjan i Znanstveno edukacijskog centra Višnjan.
Potaknut problematikom srazova Zemlje s asteroidima i kometima potiče aktivnosti vezane uz istraživanja malih tijela Sunčeva sustava pri Zvjezdarnici Višnjan što rezultira i prvim otkrićima asteroida i kometa iz R. Hrvatske. Otkrivač je više od 1400 malih planeta (asteroida) i dva kometa.
Evolucijom edukacijskih programa u Višnjanu pa je jedan od osnivača "Kluba istraživača EXPLORA", "Znanstveno edukacijskog centra Višnjan" i "Hrvatske meteorske mreže".
Od aktivnosti zaštite prirode, pokretač je "Hrvatske udruge za zaštitu noći - Croatian Dark Sky Association" te jedan od organizatora zaštite močvarnog staništa Antenal.
Trenutno se bavi: istraživanjem motivacije, edukacijom u područjima znanstvanog i tehnološkog stvaralaštva, futurologijom, astronomijom malih tijela, promicanjem astronomije i znanosti, projektiranjem i izradom instrumenata i opreme.
Dobitnik je više međunarodnih i hrvatskih nagrada i priznanja.



Rene Roider

Forum Presentation: The world is getting more complicated and complex – your portfolio doesn’t need to be

Rene is a Manager/Consultant for companies and projects with IT-focus. Long-time leadership experience with both line-and project-personel. High analytical skills through technical studies. Independent, initiative and result-oriented working style. Excellent communication competence.

Specialties: Project Portfolio Management
Application Lifecycle Management
Enterprise Architecture
IT Governance
Organization & Processes
Multi-Project Management



Marko Šimac

Wokshop: Managing a project portfolio in a rapidly changing environment

 Marko Šimac is a lecturer and a certified project manager. His clients generally need a complete service in all phases of the project portfolio what includes training, assistance in the selection, evaluation and implementation of PM solutions and methodologies, integration with other segments of the IT business systems and professional consulting services in project management. Experience gained working on projects in various industries (construction, energy, ICT, etc.) and collaborating with various experts gives him a broader view of the context of business, which enables the efficient analysis and proactive decision-making. Marko is in the teaching lecturer on PM courses at Algebra University College and University Baltazar Zaprešić. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience in various fields of project portfolio management and successful preparation of candidates for PM certifications. He regularly publishes professional and scientific papers and works intensively to promote project management practise through the professional network. While continuously working on lifelong learning, he is a Microsoft Certified Specialist and Oracle Primavera Specialist and currently finishing postgraduate studies "MBA in Construction".

In the PMI Croatia Chapter Marko is a member of the Executive responsible for academic outreach and Dalmatia branch.



Gordan Krčelić

Workshop: Process improvement with Six Sigma + Lean methodology

 Gordan Krčelić graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, and previously obtained a Bachler’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, both at the University of Zagreb. He enrolled in postgraduate doctoral studies at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varaždin. Gordan has more than 20 years of experience in working on business processes and business systems in the leading telecommunications company in Croatia. Since 2008, he has been certified as the Six Sigma Green Belt PM, and in 2009 he has obtained a PMP certificate. Working as PM on numerous Business Improvement Projects from 2010 and on, he gets his Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and in 2015 also CSM in agile project management. For the past five years, he works as business analyst and creates E2E process metrics from scratch using SQL for Oracle in corporate DWH. He has held internal Six Sigma educations, has been mentor of Six Sigma Green Belt project managers, has provided internal and external consultancy in the field of change management and project/process management, and held lectures at conferences and events.

In the PMI Zagreb Chapter Gordan is a member of the Executive Board in the second mandate, and currently holds the position of the Vice-President of the Chapter. He is author of several expert articles on data-based decision-making, as well as co-author of several scientific articles in prediction systems and business decision support systems.

He is putting his knowledge on project management in the service to the civil society serving as the president of the amateur swimming club in Pula. As a volunteer, together with the professional coaching staff, he is proud of the projects and programs of civil society that have been running for almost ten years co-funded in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Central State Office for Sport, the cities of Pula and Vodnjan and the municipality of Fažana.


Jasmina Nikolić

Workshop: Scrum Escape Room: the PMI Forum’s most exciting team game!

Forum panel: "Building project portfolio – digital strategy enabler"

From Product Vision to Action.

 CEO and CO-Founder at Agile Humans. Agile Organizational Developer, Trainer and Coach since 2010. Specialized in agile organisational culture, agile education, and business and development integration. Has proven record in agile in software development and beyond. Certified Scrum Professional, Kanban Method Coach Professional and Experienced Group Facilitator. Worked in a number of industries, contexts and companies of various sizes, from startups to large corporations, both in public and private sectors. University lecturer since 1999. Teaches Agile Culture at the University La Salle, Barcelona.


Borna Lulić

Workshop: The Unpredictable Factor Z in PM - Perception and Mindset​

For 19 years, Borna has been educating in the educational, public and corporate sectors. His career began teaching philosophy, ethics and logic, and then moved to the Školska knjiga where he worked as an editor. Parallel to editorial work, he is intensively holding professional education all Croatia and was one of the most wanted lecturers in Croatia (approximately 1000 held lectures and workshops). After 8 years of work in the Schoolbook (Školska knjiga) he goes to a consulting house where he has been working as a coach and consultant for 7 years, and holds various education from business, interpersonal and managerial skills for management. Certified for running FranklinCovey training, and using SDI tools by Personal Strengths Publishing USA, and also possesses Coaching and Mentoring International certificates (CMI) and DVNLP- German Association for NLP. A reviewer and book promoter, and he also wrote a book about leadership for teenagers named The Return of Knights in the Release of Planetopia.

In figures: 19 years of work in the field of education 7 years as a coach 29 different theme trainings 40 corporations 270 training days in the last 3 years


Miroslav Aničin

Forum presentation: Establishing a Benefits Management Process

Born in Zadar and graduated from Electro-Technical Faculty, University of Zagreb, on Radiocommunications and Professional Electronics department. At present, he is Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate at the Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management department on Faculty of Technical Sciences of Novi Sad. 

He works as a Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach, Agile Transformation Consultant, and Troubled Project Rescue Expert at Toptal, USA. He has led teams and departments with 50+ members through Agile transformation at different organizations and has led up to five concurrent teams with as many as 35 developers on their path out of troubled eCommerce projects and on their way to becoming great Scrum teams.
He is very active as the Past-President of the International Project Management Institute PMI Serbia Chapter. He is highly dynamic, energetic and motivated Executive and Practitioner with 25+ years of diverse experience in Project, Program & Portfolio Management, Organizational Change Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Management, Solution Architecture, Software Development, and Implementation. He also used to lead many ERP implementation projects (MS NAV and SAP), as much other software developments and large organizational transformation projects. He held lectures in Project, Program & Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, and Business Process Management.  


Ratko Mutavdžić

Forum presentation: Managing Project Portfolio with Artificial Intelligence: What results we can expect?

Ratko Mutavdžić is Director, Cloud Services for Public Sector in Central Eastern Europe, with Microsoft. He was working on several management position in Microsoft, driving solution developments Public Sector, starting in a consulting practice and then leadingseveral different sales and technology teams. Currently he is working on a number of advanced technology and platform topics, like Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, enabling them through the use of cloud platforms and technologies, where he research the methodologies and frameworks on how to deliver more efficient and sustainable Government and Enterprise environments. He has studied at University of Zagreb and holds MScEE from Faculty of Computing and Engineering, Zagreb and MBA from Indiana Business School USA, and is a proud co-founder of PMI Zagreb, Croatia.


Dario Novaković

Forum presentation: Leading Smart – Effective Project Leadership

Dario Novaković is Managing Director and founder of the Proteron Consulting since 2011, a consulting company focused on project management consulting and IT solutions. Dario has over 20 years of experience in Project Management and IT Consulting in domestic and international environment. His professional background includes extensive history in the PM consulting and IT business development. During his employment for Microsoft, he worked as project manager, program manager, and services executive, and held numerous workshops and lecturers on the subject of project management. He is a frequent lecturer on various business, technical and project management conferences and seminars. Dario holds a M.Eng. in mechanical engineering and is finalizing his MBA thesis. He is one of the founders of the PMI Croatia Chapter and is PMP certificated since 2005.


Damir Prusac

Forum presentation: "Achieving an Efficient Flow for Sustainable Portfolio"

Damir Prusac is currently director of Engineering at Infobip - the major CPaaS provider worldwide. Previously he worked for Ericsson - a leading global Telecom vendor. Damir has been working in various countries across Europe, working with different product lines and technologies, from research to product development, product maintenance and customer support. He is one of the pioneers, and nowadays a passionate practitioner in lean and agile SW development correlated with servant and open leadership approach. Experience gathered over the last 13 years he summarized in the book 'On the Trace of Agile Leadership' available on Amazon.


Hrvoje Hadžić

Forum parallel track: "5G as fifth generation of mobile networks"

Hrvoje Hadžić started his career at Ericsson Nikola Tesla in year 2000. First 10 years he has been working at R&D – tasks ranging from software development, system and technical coordination to a line management. During his work at R&D he got to work with small and large projects, using different project methodology and tools, mainly within telecom-ICT segment.  For past 10 years Hrvoje has been working with presales and business development at Ericsson Nikola Tesla, tracking technology trends, analyzing market situations, contributing to strategies.
Already from his early days at the company, Hrvoje worked as an inventor, over the time becoming responsible for the overall innovation process at the Ericsson Nikola Tesla, today combining new business opportunities with the existing company strategies.

Damir Pleško

Forum parallel track: "Examples of cultural differences in business"

Damir Pleško, born 1966 in Zagreb, graduated from the University of Zagreb at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, majoring in telecommunications and informatics.

Over twenty years held various roles in Oracle Corporation, most of which are internationally known as Business Operations, Principal Critical Accounts Manager and Top Accounts Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and globally. The main focus was on conducting internal corporate projects and managing the coordination of the work of engineers, end-users, partners, and stakeholders within the corporation, including executives in addressing critical situations and challenges in the implementation of customer projects. Currently, in the position of PMO Director of Verso Altima Group, working on the implementation of customer projects, programs, and internal organization, procedures, and projects.


Josipa Borić Novosel

Forum parallel track: "How to be comfortable out of comfort zone? Learning by experimenting in corporation"

Josipa Borić Novosel has a degree of communications and more than 20 years of experience in A1 Hrvatska.

After university degree, she continued education in area of communication (verbal, nonverbal, spokesman, NLP), psychotherapy, coaching, aromatherapy influence to business and stress release with focus how to increase efficiency and wellbeing.

Josipa is continuously participating in projects of organization, leading and realization of communication and presentation activities with exploring new innovative and modern work guidelines.

Last one year Josipa is working as Scrum Master in 4 agile teams. She is also internal trainer for agile methodologies and presentation skills, recently she got a degree for internal executive coach and currently being educated for agile coach. Josipa is also one of coorganizators of Scrum Master Community of Practice team that next to A1 Scrum Masters gathers other interested Scrum Masters from the market.

Goran Bulić

Forum parallel track: "How to be comfortable out of comfort zone? Learning by experimenting in corporation"

Goran Bulić is Senior Project Manager at A1 Hrvatska d.o.o. His career began in Algebra as proctor of IT certification systems and continued through various development/sales positions in IT and telco industry.

In A1 Hrvatska d.o.o. he gained valuable experience in Consumer and Enterprise sectors while covering processes through the development of: corporate sales programs, new CRM capabilities, revenue prediction models, pipeline models, retail network projects, as well as providing support and expertise in creating concepts and strategies as part of A1 digital transformation.

He sees his career as continuously developing process of learning, changing and disrupting standard business models along with delivering valuable improvements to organizations and clients.

He has studied at the University of Zagreb and holds a master degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Construction Management.



Ervin Jagatić

Forum panel: "Building project portfolio – digital strategy enabler"

Ervin graduated at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, and has over eight years of experience in software development.
He started his career at IN2 as a software engineer, working on software for the Asset Management software solutions, and later went to work at Infinum, pursuing various projects related to digitilizing the finance industry.
Ervin is currently the Lead Project Manager at Infinum, where he oversees agency project portfolio and a team of 13 project managers.



Boris Sabo

Forum parallel track: "Experience of leading projects in Hrvatska Ceste"

Boris Sabo graduated on Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and completed his postgraduate study in Organization and Management.
Boris has 30 years of work experience in the development and implementation of large IT projects in various areas of business.
Since November 2011 is employed at Hrvatske Ceste and is engaged in the implementation of project management systems, documentation management systems, business information systems and road asset management systems.
Worked on implementations of Primavera, Centrix, SAP, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Building Information Modeling to Hrvatske Ceste.


Tajana Horvat

Forum panel: "Building project portfolio – digital strategy enabler"

Tajana is a business consultant in IT, project management and business process management area. Former experience has in Insurance industry as Business Analyst, Head of IT and Head of PMO.

Mathematically oriented academic education results with structural thinking and logical reasoning., character and an inquisitive nature steered towards leadership and decision making. Enjoys in problem solving and cooperation with colleagues.

 Specialties: Organization and Business Process Management, Business Analyses, Project Portfolio Management, IT Governance, Leadership.


Josip Špaleta

Forum panel: "Building project portfolio – digital strategy enabler"

Born in Zadar and graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing on Telecommunications and Informatics. He also holds a master degree in IT management from Faculty of Economics and Business.

Josip has more than 12 years of experience in the development and implementation of large IT projects and information systems; from software development, IT and Enterprise architecture to strategic planning and IT Governance. Specialized in strategic planning and Enterprise architecture, he is TOGAF 9 certified and also holds certificates in ITIL and Lean Six Sigma.

 Josip is currently Head of strategy at APIS IT, where he is in charge of strategic management and oversees APIS IT’s strategic portfolio.



Silvana Tomić Rotim

Forum panel Moderator: "Building project portfolio – digital strategy enabler"

Silvana Tomic Rotim is currently director and principal consultant of ZIH – Zavod za informaticku djelatnost Hrvatske. She received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, completed her postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Study of management in the
organization of FER, Faculty of Economics and the Institute of Economics. She graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Zagreb.
She has been working more than 20 years in the development and delivery of consulting and educational services for public and private sector, in Croatia and abroad. The main expertise are project management, business process improvement, strategy and performance management, security and cybersecurity, risk management, business continuity management and IT service management.
She is an author of more than 40 professional and scientific papers and more internal scripts and books in these areas. She is also a lecturer at university for ICT performance management. She is a member of PMI Zagreb Chapter Executive Board.
She holds the following certificates: PMP - Project Management Professional, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor for Information Security, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer for Information Security, CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Lead Cybersecurity Manager, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Auditor, Certified Data Protection Officer, Certified Lead Pen Test Professional, Certified Lead Forensics Examiner, ICT Disaster Recovery Manager, ISO 20000 Lead Implementer for IT Service Management, CMC – Certified Management Consultant and others.



Ivan Šarić

Forum 2019 host

Ivan Šarić se stand up komedijom bavi od 2006. godine od kada je skupio veliku kilometražu putujući po nastupima po Hrvatskoj, Sloveniji, Srbiji, BiH, ali i u Engleskoj, i trenutno je najveće ime stand up komedije u Hrvatskoj.
Njegov stil mješavina je opservacijskog i apstraktnog humora primjenjivog na širokoj paleti tema, od muško-ženskih odnosa, života na Balkanu, života u Dalmaciji, političkih i regionalnih tema pa sve do sarkastičkog pogleda na samog sebe. Ovog uspješnog stand-up komičara publika je prvenstveno upoznala kao televizijskog voditelja, a upravo je tu ulogu mudro iskoristio kako bi gledateljima približio ovu glumačku disciplinu u koju se upustio prije 13 godina. Te davne 2006. Ivan počinje pisati tekstove za svoje nastupe čija količina danas prelazi brojku od preko 1500 nastupa.
Dakle za zadnjih 13 godina definitivno ne možemo reći da je uspjeh preko noći, a još manje da je kratkog daha.
Ivan izvodi samostane autorske predstave u trajanju od sat i pol do dva sata. Ne koristi nikakve vanjske scenske ili audio efekte – na sceni su samo on i mikrofon.
2016. proslavio je svojih 10 godina karijere, rasprodajući veliku dvoranu Lisinski i to dva puta. Tada ga je u ta dva dana gledalo 3500 ljudi. Nakon toga, punio je Lisinski još nekoliko puta, a zatim je 2018. krenuo na prvu kazališnu stan up turneju u Hrvatskoj, koja je bila rasprodana unaprijed.
Kao televizijskog voditelja publika ga imala prilike upoznati prije 9 godina kada je počeo na MTV Adriji, zatim prelazi na RTL televiziju nakon čega je česti gost raznih uspješnih projekata na hrvatskim televizijama a neki od njih su i “Tvoje lice zvuči poznato” na Novoj TV, te nezaboravan projekt “Ples sa zvijezdama” u kojem je javnost uspjela upoznati i plesnu vještinu ovog multitaletiranog muškarca.


Živa Legenda

Forum 2019 party band

Živa legenda, legendarna zagrebačka klupska atrakcija, neki kažu, najbolji je hrvatski ‘cover band’. Sastavljena od odličnih glazbenika, izvrsnom svirkom i atmosferom te probranim repertoarom najbolje domaće i strane glazbe dugi niz godina zabavlja široku publiku.