Ana Smoljo

Ana Smoljo is the head of the Independent Communications Department in Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET. She graduated in Journalism and completed postgraduate studies in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Zagreb.

She has been dealing with strategic communications for more than 20 years, with a special emphasis on the development of corporate identity and corporate culture, reputation management, development of strategies and communication plans, and strategic consulting. During her consulting career, she advised clients from various industries, especially IT and telecommunications, tourism, the pharmaceutical and food industry, and international organizations.

She has been at CARNET since 2018, as the Head of the Independent Communications Department. in charge of advising the Executive Committee, management of internal and external communication, design of communication strategies and creative concepts, organization of events and communication of the CARNET brand.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Croatian Association for Artificial Intelligence, she is involved in promoting the benefits of artificial intelligence, especially in the education segment, with an emphasis on its responsible use and privacy protection.

She is the co-author of two professional papers in the field of communication management and a member of the editorial board of the book about the e-Schools project “Path to Digital Maturity”.