Join us in CECIIS 2023 panel discussion "Science and AI"

07 Sep, 2023
Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the exciting intersection of Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which will take place at CECIIS 2023 venue on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 (02:00 P.M.).

Discover how cutting-edge AI technologies are transforming the world of science, from accelerating research breakthroughs to revolutionizing data analysis and predictive modeling. Our expert panelists will explore the endless possibilities, ethical considerations, and future implications of this powerful synergy between science and AI. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the forefront of innovation and its impact on shaping the future of scientific discovery.

Our panel chair, Prof. Neven Vrček, PhD, will guide us through the discussion, bringing his extensive expertise in the field. We are honored to have a distinguished panel of experts, each bringing their unique perspectives on this transformative intersection.

Damir Bogdan, CEO of QuantumBasel in Switzerland, brings a wealth of knowledge on the practical applications of AI in the realm of quantum technology. His insights will undoubtedly shed light on how AI is reshaping the landscape of scientific research.

Prof. Blaženka Divjak, PhD, from the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Croatia, offers a deep understanding of how AI is influencing the organizational aspects of scientific endeavors. Her contributions will provide valuable insights into how AI is changing the way we approach and manage scientific projects.

Prof. Tomislav Matić, PhD, hailing from the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek's Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology, brings his expertise in the integration of AI with electrical engineering and computer science. His perspective will be crucial in understanding the technical implications of this powerful synergy.

Lastly, we have the privilege of hearing from Prof. Enrique Mu, PhD, representing Carlow University in the USA. With his extensive background, Prof. Mu will offer insights into how AI is influencing scientific discovery in the American academic context.

Together, these panelists will explore not only the exciting breakthroughs that AI is enabling in science, but also the ethical considerations that come with this rapidly advancing technology. The implications for the future of scientific discovery are profound, and this discussion promises to be an invaluable opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this evolving landscape.

Don't miss out on this chance to be at the forefront of innovation in science and AI!

Neven Vrček

Prof. Neven Vrček, PhD.

Panel chair

Prof. Neven Vrček, PhD. is researcher, lecturer and former-dean at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia (UNIZG-FOI). His areas of academic and professional interest are e-business, e-government, information society development, organizational performance measurement and software engineering.

Damir Bogdan

Damir Bogdan


Damir Bogdan, CEO uptownBasel Infinity is heading a Center of Excellence for Quantum-computing and AI, QuantumBasel. uptownBasel is an innovation campus in Basel, Switzerland with global outreach and partnerships. Besides that, Damir is CEO of Actvide AG, a consulting company specialized on transformation within the digital age, leading C-Levels into the new future. He is active in Switzerland as well as in Silicon Valley. Part of his work is organizing strategy workshops and global immersions for Executives to the US. He is engaged at Plug and Play, Silicon Valley’s largest innovation platform.

Blaženka Divjak

Prof. Blaženka Divjak, PhD.


Prof. Blaženka Divjak is a Full professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. Her current research interests are curriculum development, e-learning, assessment of learning outcomes, learning analytics, quality culture in higher education and many others.

Tomislav Matić

Prof. Tomislav Matić, PhD.


Prof. Tomislav Matić, Ph.D. is a distinguished professor in the Department of Electronics and Microelectronics, specializing in Technical Sciences, particularly Electrical Engineering. Holding a Ph.D. in the field, he brings extensive teaching experience to various undergraduate courses, including Analog Electronics, Electronics Fundamentals, and Digital Pulse Circuits. Prof. Dr. Sc. Matić's contributions have left a lasting impact on the field, enriching the education of future engineers and advancing research in Electrical Engineering.

Enrique Mu

Prof. Enrique Mu, PhD.


Professor Enrique Mu, holding a PhD, MBA, and MS from the University of Pittsburgh, is an accomplished scholar specializing in IT innovation adoption and organizational decision-making. His publications in esteemed journals reflect his dedication to advancing knowledge. Notable accolades include the Carlow University Dorothy Cochrane Scholarship and Research Award (2013, 2019) and the Best Paper Award at the 12th International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (2013). Engaged in various professional organizations, including the Association for Information Systems, he is a driving force in shaping the field of Business Administration.