Dr Marko Balabanovic
Dr Marko Balabanovic, Non-executive director
Marko has over 20 years' experience developing innovations in academia, corporations and start-ups in both the UK and US. As Chief Technology Officer at Digital Catapult his role is to drive innovation by bringing together expertise from the creative, research and development fields and to ensure the organisation remains at the forefront of key trends and emerging technologies.
Marko has been instrumental in bringing several new technologies to market. Most recently he worked at a startup, State, to launch a digital global opinion network.
On the Board of NHS Digital, he leads on innovation, emerging technologies, partnerships and technology transfer.
Formerly, Marko was head of innovation at lastminute.com, where his team launched an array of award winning mobile apps. Marko studied Computer Science at Cambridge University, and has a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford, where he led foundational work on recommender systems.