The renowned magazine Forbes has published its ’30 Under 30: Europe 2021′ list, which includes two young people from Serbia.
The list represents young people who are not yet 30 years old and have already achieved success in their respective fields of work. The list is divided into sections such as finance, art, entertainment, media and marketing and others.
Marina Ivanovic, a graduate of the University of Novi Sad, is on the list’s Sports and Games section. According to Forbes, Ivanovic is an advocate of LGBTQ+ rights, but also of diversity in the workplace in the games industry. Forbes also says that Ivanović has had an impressive career development, starting at a small IT and gaming company in Malta only to later become the head of recruitment at Colibri Games in Berlin. She also collaborated with Google on workshops and seminars promoting and empowering women in the gaming industry.
Nikola Mrksic, a graduate of the famous Belgrade Mathematical Gymnasium in Serbia and student of the Petnica Research Station, was featured in the list’s Technology section. Nikola went on to become a Doctor of Science at the University of Cambridge, after which he co-founded PolyAI, which focuses on the next generation of user interfaces. “The company’s goal is to support human-machine voice interaction and its platform allows developers to create chatbots or voice-generated agents that can speak countless world languages,” Forbes writes, adding that the company has raised $14 million for research so far.
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