BIAGIO CARRANO

I amBiagio Carrano the director of Eastcom Consulting (http://eastcom.it/) from Belgrade, a consulting company which specializes in internationalization and digitization, which I founded in 2008. Since then, I have led the complete development of new foreign investments in Serbia, successfully designed and implemented digital publishing projects, and, together with entrepreneurs, turned their projects into profitable reality. I have launched Serbian Monitor in 2013 to offer to investors and entrepreneurs as well as scholars and curious readers a daily updated and unbiased view about economy, politics and social and cultural life in Republic of Serbia.

I have also been a coach for 15 years and a columnist for various newspapers, Italian and international, writing about topics like digital transformation, transition economies and cognitive capitalism. In my blog L’Immateriale (http://limmateriale.net/) I investigate the impact of digital trasformation on companies and society but you can find also my reviews of the books I read and narrative writings.

Eastcom offers expertise and tailor made solutions to suit the different needs of each client. We help entrepreneurs who intend to do business in Southeast Europe (SEE), or companies that already operate here to utilize the opportunities and competitive advantages offered by the SEE countries. Furthermore, we develop communication projects and international marketing with a very clear idea that digital is not simply an extension, but the same cognitive and competitive environment in which both people and businesses must be able to move.

If you are interested in learning more about our services regarding internationalization in South East Europe or need ideas, content and turnkey projects for your online presence, do not hesitate to contact me on my email [email protected]

SNEZANA BJELOTOMIC

I am a qualified translator / interpreter with a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Surrey, UK. In my career I have translated a wide variety of materials, and I have also been hired by the U.S. Embassy in Serbia to work as an interpreter at the seminars for government’s PR officials and civil servants. I have a very diverse experience which includes working as a client service director at a press clipping agency, an assistant manager at a regional economic research facility and a foreign trade manager at a pharmaceutical wholesale company. I am curious, sufficiently creative, and reliable with allegedly good sense of humour. Last but not least, I am a mother of a rambunctious 4-year-old boy and enjoy yoga and reading in my free time.

Email: [email protected]

MONICA RANIERI

I am a cultural anthropologist specialized in anthropological cultural heritage, working in the field of visual studies and studies on disabilities, sport, identity, cultural heritage, representation and communication. I obtained a diploma in advanced photographic reportage at the Roman School of Photography. I have been working in multimedia publishing for several years and from 2013 to 2015 I worked as author and editor for Frontiers News. As anthropologist, photographer, filmmaker and social worker, I am currently living in Serbia to work within an international cooperation project in the field of disability and social inclusion.

IVA NIKOLIC

I graduated Italian Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade, the Faculty of Philology in 2009. Two years later, I also got the Master’s Degree in Project Management from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. In the last five years, I have had a diverse work experience and have been also cooperating with foreign clients. I specialize in translation of various types of texts – from legal, economic, financial to industrial and automotive – from Italian to Serbian and vice versa. In addition, as a manager at a Serbian NGO, I organized various seminars and cooperated with different administrative bodies, as well as with foreign investors in Serbia. Currently, I am a senior consultant at Eastcom Consulting. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, Pilates and walking along the banks of the rivers Danube and Sava.

Email: [email protected]

MATTEO MARAZZI

I am a graduate of Philosophy and Sciences. I have held various jobs in Italy including the one where I worked as a reporter for the La Gazzetta di Parma, covering provincial affairs. I have been living in Belgrade since 2007 where I teach Italian.

In 2009, I obtained the DITALS II certification from the University for Foreigners in Siena, and, in 2013, I founded the  Learning Centre “Punto e Virgola” where we organize language and culture courses (both on location and via Skype), cooperate with Italian companies on sectoral programmes and provide linguistic advice.

 

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