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Marko Balabanovic

Marko is a creative technology leader with over 20 years of experience developing innovations in academia, corporations and startups. Most recently Marko led the technology team at the fast-growing London startup State, launching a global opinion network. Previously, Marko was head of innovation at lastminute.com and Travelocity, improving innovation culture across the European organisation as well as forming the lastminute.com labs team to develop novel products.

Prior to lastminute.com, Marko led the development team at Cellectivity and product design at Betfair. Specialisms have included personalisation, machine learning and interaction design, including some of the early work on recommender systems during a computer science PhD at Stanford, and stints at Xerox and Ricoh R&D labs in Cambridge and Silicon Valley.