The Slovenia Times

4 x 10 minutes about dynamic future


Also this year we will be able to hear four spectacular personal experiences and opinions about dynamics in the future. Save the 30th of August for 4 x 10 minutes!


Ms Sophie Honey
British Ambassador to Slovenia

Ms Honey joined the FCO in 1999 following a degree in physics and several years in the private sector. She has worked on a wide range of issues, most recently leading the policy team covering Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Jordan and the Middle East Peace Process. She has served in Zimbabwe, heading the political team from 2001-04, and Mexico. She has spent most of the last nine years in London working as Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe, on counter-terrorism and the Middle East.

Safiullah Ebadi
refugee & computer expert from Afghanistan

Safiullah speaks five languages and holds a master's degree in computer science from a university in India. He is also a certified Professional networking by Microsoft and Cisco computer developer. In the last years he worked for NATO, USA forces alliance and the Afghanistan government in his hometown Kabul. While working on a project, worth 45 mio $, sponsored by USA, he was captured and spent 20 days in a Taliban prison. After his family paid a high ransom for his release, he became a refugee. By crossing Iran, Turkey, Greece and the Balkans, he decided to stop in Slovenia. Now he lives in the Centre for Foreigners in Ljubljana, where he learns Slovenian language and teaches other refugees how to use a computer and social media. In July 2016 he attended the Young Managers Program international summer school at IECD Business School Bled.

Jaka Levstek
CEO D.Labs

Jaka Levstek is an entrepreneur, mentor and lecturer, specialized in building and supporting technology companies in their early stages. As a co-founder and CEO of D.Labs, he has established a strong connection between London, where he consulted on business strategies and products to over 50 companies, and Ljubljana, where this fast growing company grooms and provides its technical competence. Previously he held management and consultancy roles in tech companies from a range of industries, including telecommunications, entertainment & media, and enterprise IT services. Jaka works with amazing founders and investors alike (Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Passion Capital, Launchub ...) and is an Executive-in-Residence at Imperial College Business School, where he co-leads the MSc. Strategic Marketing course. He also guest lectures at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Lugano, University of Lausanne and is a long-standing mentor at the most renowned startup incubator Seedcamp.

Jernej Verbič
Assistant Editor-in-Chief Delo

Jernej is a journalist, communication addict and media idealist. A Slovene trying to be a citizen of the world. He believes better media, new economy and strong, efficient NGO sector can change the world. He is currently an assistant editor-in-chief at Delo where his team is challenged to form a digital strategy for one of the biggest media outlets in Slovenia. He previously worked as a reporter and a story producer for Pop TV, as a radio producer for Val 202 and as a New York City story contributer and an executive editor for Dnevnik daily. He is also the vice president of Slovene Association of Journalists and a founder of Naprej/Forward festival of quality media contents. He participated at the Global Editors Network Summit in Vienna this June and will share some interesting findings on current trends in global media industry. Some of them are quite unexpected. And not so digital as one would expect.


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