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Goran Kezunović

Ravnatelj CARNET-a Goran KezunovićGoran Kezunović graduated electrical engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb in 1999. During the study he worked in the Department for Research and Development of the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET.

Upon completion of the study, he worked in the company Rijeka – Zagreb Highway and Croatian Motorways where he established and operated the IT and Telecommunication Departments, and planned and initiated the construction of fibre optic infrastructure and IP network along the motorway. In the period of the liberalization of the Croatian telecommunications market, in 2005, he established the telecommunication network sector in H1 telecommunication start-up and took over its management.

He continued his career as the ICT consultant in the private sector and the head of the Croatian Chamber of Economy’s Information Security Department. In March 2017, Goran Kezunović assumed the position of CEO of Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET.

Andrijana Prskalo Maček

Andrijana Prskalo Maček graduated telecommunication and information technology and obtained the master academic degree in science from the same scientific field at the postgraduate study of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb.

Her professional career began in 2002 in Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET in Customer Support and Network Infrastructure Department. She took the position of the CEO Assistant for Customer Support in 2006 and remained in that position until 2012 when she took over the position of the Vice CEO.

Throughout the period of her professional career, she continuously invested in her own professional development. She worked on significant projects such as implementing the CARNET Contact Centre, introducing state final examination, building the National Information System for entries at Higher Education Institutions and National Information Admission System for High/Secondary Schools, E-Class Register, Schools 2.0.  She also conducts one of the most important projects in the field of education – e-Schools: a comprehensive informatization of school operation processes and teaching processes aimed at the creation of digitally mature schools for the 21st century.

Barbara Kolarek

Barbara Kolarek graduated philosophy and Croatology at Croatian Studies, while she is currently in the postgraduate study of Organisation and Management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb.

Her professional career began in 2002 in Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET as an employee at the Member Service. A year later, she became the head of the Member Service until 2012, when she took over the position of the Head of the Customer Service. In the period from 2010 to 2013, she was a member of CARNET Governing Council, and in 2013, she was appointed Deputy CEO for Customer Support.

Since 2018, she has been a member of the Management Committee for .hr domain. Throughout her professional career, she has worked on CARNET key projects such as the development of e-Class Register, a support organisation for the National Information System for Registration and Enrolment in Secondary Schools and e-Schools pilot project.

Bojan Schmidt

Bojan Schmidt graduated electrical engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb and completed his postgraduate specialist studies at the Faculty of Economy of the University of Zagreb.

He worked in CARNET since 2005 as an engineer in the Network Infrastructure Department. From 2008 to 2013, he worked as a network service provider manager, while the next four years he was responsible for the construction and maintenance of open code technology control systems.

He is a member or a leader in major projects such as establishing a comprehensive supervisory system for the needs of CARNET Network Operations Centre, setting up CARNET Network Operations Centre and taking charge of CARNET network management and maintenance. In 2017, he became the Deputy CEO for Network Infrastructure.

Goran Škvarč

Goran Škvarč graduated political science at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science in 2000 and completed a postgraduate professional study programme at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Economics and Political Science.

He has begun his professional career in 2003 in the Ministry for European Integration as an analyst. The same year he joined the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET, where he held various positions over the years, from Expert associate, Head of special programs and projects (2005-2008), Head of business communications (2008-2012), to Coordinator of information and public relations (2012-2016) and Coordinator of international cooperation (2016-2020). In December 2020, he was appointed Deputy CEO for Education Support.

He managed the Online Database Center as the chief negotiator and procurator of national licenses for access to scientific and professional journals on behalf of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and was the head of procurement of educational microcomputers for the ProMikro project.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network for the ECA region and has also worked as a consultant on projects for the development of international cooperation and the capacity of academic networks in Southeast Europe.

Ivan Šabić

Ivan Šabić graduated economics at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, where he earned the Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree in 2013. He obtained a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of North in 2017 and in 2018 the title of a University Controlling expert at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Rijeka. Currently attending doctoral program in Media and Communication at University North, field of information and communication sciences. 

His professional career started in 2011 at the Department of Finance and Accounting at Agrokor – Trade. One year later, he became an associate in foreign currency and kuna business in Zvijezda, where he remained until 2015, when he assumed the position of the Head of Finance and Accounting at the Student Centre in Zagreb.

Two years later, he joined Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET as a Deputy CEO for supporting the institution’s business operations. He co-authored an expert paper in the area of information security. 

He has a certificate for internal auditor ISO 9001:2015, leading auditor ISO 27001:2013 and a certificate for public procurement.

Miro Capan

Miro Capan graduated electrical engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Zagreb, and obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the Bled School of Management in Slovenia.

He began his career as a network engineer and TCP/IP network administrator in 1997 and worked for the next three years at CARNET Research and Development Department. From 2000 to 2018, he was working on positions of a project manager and business development in several high-tech Croatian companies. He actively participated in the construction of numerous information, communication and business systems in Croatia and the region.

He was also responsible for the development of Croatian companies’ operations in international markets. In September 2018 he became the Deputy CEO for Computer Infrastructure and Services. He is a holder of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate and the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certificate.

Tomislav Štivojević

Tomislav Štivojević graduated from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences in Zagreb. His professional career started in 2001 as a system administrator at KONTO-MTM and PBZ. In 2005 he joined CARNET as a network technician, and in 2006 he moved to the position of a network expert.

Two years later, he became the Head of the Online Network Services, where he remained until 2016 when he took over the position of the Deputy CEO for National CERT. He is a project manager in the construction of the internal network of CARNET institutions, the implementation of the IPv6 protocol and the MPLS protocol in CARNET network.

He is also the head of the EU GrowCERT project (Strengthening the Capacity of National CERT and Improving Cooperation at National and European Level). He has CCNA, CCNP, ITIL and NRS I certificates.