Currently I'm the Director of Connected Inventions a company based in Helsinki, Finland that manufactures and develops, energy efficient (IoT)
IoT, or the Internet of Things, refers to a network of connected devices that collect and share data over the internet. These devices range from everyday objects to industrial machinery and enable automation and data-driven insights.
devices and solutions based on global Sigfox
Sigfox is a low-power, wide-area wireless network for IoT devices, covering 70+ countries. It offers a proprietary protocol for long-range communication at low data rates, and a cloud-based platform with a subscription model.
LoRaWAN is a low-power, long-range wireless network protocol for IoT devices, designed for secure data transmission over unlicensed radio frequencies. It operates on a star-of-stars network topology and is used in applications such as smart cities and agriculture.
In the past, mainly across Europe, I have had the privilege of founding, co-founding, building, and managing a number of innovative companies/initiatives such as:
- Connected Baltics (Co-Founder & CEO): The exclusive Sigfox operator in Estonia and the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Doku.Tech (Founder & Producer): Yearly technology conference on the subject of innovation, technology and society.
- Fast Europe Ventures (Co-Founder & CEO): A technology enabler firm based in Lithuania, working with telecoms, government, and banks.
- Changers.com | Blacksquared GmbH (Co-Founder): A maker of intelligent and mobile solar chargers that enable the production and consumption of renewable energy in Germany.
- Trajnimi.com (Founder): Kosovo's first open online education e-learning platform. Winner of Best Practice Award in 2008.
In addition to these entrepreneurial endeavors, I have also provided advisory expertise in various capacities:
IPKO Foundation (Board Member): A foundation with a goal to seed and support the development of the next generation of digital leaders.
European Commission (Expert): Previously provided valuable expertise to the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in managing EU and Euratom Research and Innovation programs.
Swiss EP - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program (Expert): Previously offered expertise and support to startups participating in various accelerator and training programs supported by Swisscontact in the Western Balkans.
HackFwd Capital GmbH & Co. KG (Investment Scout): Previously provided support to Europe's most passionate geeks in their entrepreneurial pursuits.
Digital Kosovo (Founder): Led a successful crowdsourced campaign aimed at advancing Kosovo's digital diplomacy agenda and securing recognition by the global internet infrastructure.
My work and accomplishments have attracted attention from prominent media outlets such as:
The Guardian, Virgin Media, Foreign Policy, The Economist, TechCrunch, Forbes, BBC, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, France24 and The Red Bulletin.
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