Speaker Bio

A brief departure into the third person, so you can just copy/paste this bio for use on event websites or interviews.

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Ivan Brezak Brkan, Director of Developer Content at Infobip and Founding Editor of Netokracija.

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Biography in English

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Short Biography

Ivan is the Engineer's Editor -  a writer, editor and entrepreneur who helps tech people tell their stories as the Director of Developer Content at Infobip - a leading global communication platform and Croatia's first unicorn - and Founding Editor of Netokracija, the most successful tech media company in the region that he started at age 22.

He has also helped engineers and tech people learn how to create content with his signature "Writing for Engineers" workshops. These workshops have helped numerous tech teams in companies such as Infobip, Photomath, Sofa Score, Raiffeisen Bank, and Deutsche Telecom with their developer content and employer branding.

Biography

Ivan is the Engineer's Editor -  a writer, editor and entrepreneur who helps tech people tell their stories as the Director of Developer Content at Infobip and Founding Editor of Netokracija.

At Netokracija, the ‘Techcrunch of the Balkans’ – according to Techcrunch itself, which he founded at age 22, Ivan and his team have broken the largest startup and tech stories in the region. Ivan is co-host of the Netokracija Podcast, the #1 technology podcast in Croatia. Netokracija is one of the most successful independent B2B media businesses in the region which later got acquired by Infobip.
At Infobip - a leading global communication platform and Croatia's first unicorn, Ivan is Director of Developer Content where he leads the creation great content for the global developer community, while continuing to scale Netokracija's positive impact on the regional tech industry.

Throughout his career, Ivan has also helped engineers and tech people learn how to create content with his signature "Writing for Engineers" workshops. These workshops have helped numerous tech teams in companies such as Infobip, Photomath, Sofa Score, Raiffeisen Bank, and Deutsche Telecom with their developer content and employer branding.

Beside writing about startups, Ivan has supported new founders as a content mentor at startups accelerators such as Seedcamp, MVP Academy and Deutsche Telecom’s Hub:raum.

Before focusing on tech, Ivan started his career in social media as a top Twitter user in the Balkans (40.000 followers), and founder of the legendary #TweetupZG Twitter meetup. In 2009., Ivan was part of the organizing team of the first startup conference in the Balkans: Web.start, as well as started the first social media strategy workshops in Croatia: Tweetokracija and Faceokracija with brands like Deutsche Telekom and HBO attending.

Forbes has called him ‘The internet aristocrat’, while the early tech community knows him as The blogger without a blog’ at a time when he wrote for leading publications and blogs such as Techcrunch, Mreža, Plan B, Freelance Switch…

In Netokracija as well as an independent strategist, Ivan has helped brands such as Mastercard, A1, Microsoft, Raiffeisen Bank International, PayPal, Deutsche Telecom, Phillip Morris International and .Me develop their native advertising and digital content strategy.

Biografija na hrvatskom

Kratka biografija

Ivan je direktor za developerski sadržaj u Infobipu i osnivač Netokracije, vodećeg poslovno-tehnološkog medija u Hrvatskoj i regiji. Netokraciju je u 2022. akvizirao Infobip, prvi hrvatski jednorog i vodeća globalna komunikacijska platforma.

Pomogao je tehnološkim tvrtkama i brendovima poput Infobipa, Photomatha, Sofa Scorea, Mastercarda, Microsofta, A1 i Raiffeisen banke kao konzultant za njihove employer branding i digitalne strategije, a startupima kroz mentoriranje u vodećim startup programima poput Seedcampa, MVP Academy i Deutsche Telekomovog Hub:rauma.

Biografija

Ivan je direktor za developerski sadržaj u Infobipu i osnivač Netokracije, vodećeg poslovno-tehnološkog medija u Hrvatskoj i regiji. Netokraciju je u 2022. akvizirao Infobip, prvi hrvatski jednorog i vodeća globalna komunikacijska platforma.

Kao mentor je pomogao brojnim startupima u sklopu vodećih startup programa Seedcamp, Hub:raum i MVP Academy, kao i educirao brojne inženjere u stvaranju sadržaja kroz svoje "Writing for Engineers" radionice u kojima su sudjelovali timovi iz tvrtki poput Infobipa, Photomatha i Sofa Scorea.

Forbes ga je prozvao “aristokratom s neta” u svom prilogu o digitalnoj generaciji koja “ne mari za državne granice”. Brendovima poput Mastercarda, Microsofta, A1 i Raiffeisen banke pomogao je u razvoju digitalnog sadržaja kao konzultant za B2B content marketing i employer branding.

Često predaje i moderira panele na stručnim konferencijama poput Weekend Media Festivala, How to Weba, Shifta i Webcampa Zagreb.

Photos

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Ivan - Photo by Marija Gašparović
Ivan - Photo by Mario Poje
Ivan facilitating an Engineering Handbook workshop - Photo by Mario Poje
Ivan leading a workshop - Photo by Mario Poje
Netokracija team (Photo by Mario Poje)
Netokracija leadership (Photo by Mario Poje)
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