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An Interview with Nedzad Piric

by | Jun 6, 2022 | Interviews,

Nedzad Piric

Nedzad Piric

Director Digital Transformation Alliance and Director Smart City Alliance at European Technology Chamber (EUTECH)

Key Topics:Digital Economy, Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing, Smart Cities, Digitalization
Location:Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nedzad Piric has 25+ years of experience in the fields of Digitalization, Digital Transformation, Smart Cities, Digital Marketing, Education, Human Resources, Business Development, Asset Management, Project Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Consulting, and the Financial sector.

He is a strategic thinker who sees the big picture, a highly methodical, motivated, pragmatic, practical, and result-driven team player with long experience working in an international environment. He has a strong sense of initiative, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven dedication along with his keen business acumen and visionary strategic planning capabilities.

Nedzad is responsible for two sectors inside the EU Technology Chamber - Director for Digital Transformation and Director for Smart Cities.

Nedzad holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration in the field of the Digital Economy and is currently in the final stage of completing a Ph.D. degree in Digital Economy. Also, on the academic side, Nedzad worked as a Senior Teaching Assistant at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina with 26 courses in his teaching portfolio. Nedzad has organized, hosted, and introduced over 30 webinars and successfully attended 7 world-class webinars as a panelist.

Last 11 years Nedzad work as a freelance Consultant in the Digital Economy, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Smart Cities, Digitalization, and Human Resources. Nedzad has successfully delivered over 30 training, coaching, evaluations, workshops, and education for different organizations.

Nedzad has recently featured in Onlaytica's Who's Who in IoT report.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

I started 11 years ago as an independent Freelance Consultant in the fields of Human Resources, Digital Economy, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Smart Cities, and Digitalization.

I was involved in many different projects. I was a member of the research team in the project of mapping the current state of Smart Cities in the Western Balkans region in 2018, in some of Smart Cities’ critical segments such as climate neutrality, energy-efficient buildings, and urban mobility.

Also, last three years I have been involved as an external consultant with CAMAC Group, Space, and CruXera. As a result, a strategic analytics tool. Together we had projects in Slovenia – D&B of a hostel that has received a silver Smart Building certification (the fourth space in the world accredited at the moment). From September to December 2021, I worked for Pyron Technology from Serbia as an external consultant specifically for creating a deep digital transformation analysis and later strategy development. I would be honored to participate in Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission to deliver at least 100 European climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 and to ensure that these cities also act as experimentation and innovation hubs for others to follow, to enable all European cities to become climate-neutral by 2050.

Also, on the academic side, I worked for 6 years as a Senior Teaching Assistant at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina with 26 courses in the teaching portfolio. I am currently Director for Digital Transformation and Director for Smart Cities for the EU Technology Chamber. Nedzad has organized, hosted, and introduced over 30 webinars and successfully attended 7 world-class webinars as a panelist.

What sub-topics are you most passionate about?

The importance of the people’s role in the implementation of digital solutions.

Who influences you on these topics?

The beauty of my current role is I benefit from speaking with many wonderful CEO, Founders, and startups, and learning and sharing knowledge about new emerging technologies, products, services, and platforms. I also follow many different industry individuals on LinkedIn and read different research and reports.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

The future of digital transformation is compelling and will be full of surprises along the way. But one thing is for sure – The Future of Digital Transformation Depends on People. According to Gartner, 64% of managers think their employees will not keep pace with future skill needs. Skills shortages will be one of the main barriers to digital transformation within large organizations. We can conclude that digital transformation will affect all organizational efforts in the future, from people to customer-centric approaches to new markets, innovation, and growth.

What brands are leading the way in this space?

All digital platforms are leading the way. We’ve become used to digital platforms dominating the way we consume news, influencing our purchasing habits, and providing our entertainment.

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, speaking opportunities, product innovation, and video interviews.

What are your passions outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter, Running, Mountain Biking, and Freediving. Rotary activities as I am National Coordinator for Rotary Inter-Country Committee for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

Email or LinkedIn.

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