Aleksandar Stojanovic is a repeating entrepreneur and expert for digital innovation in regulated and complex markets, in which he serves on various advisory and supervisory boards. In 2014, he co-founded the artificial intelligence vanguard AVA to leverage “deep data for a safe world." AVA monitors mass volumes of data to score and predict public safety, security and risk at any given location, worldwide and in real-time.
Aleksandar started his first company with 17 and sold it three years later to Bertelsmann. In 2001 and after trying some “real jobs”, Aleksandar incorporated his idea to build applications for the first wave of java-enabled mobile phones. One year later, Japanese computer game giant Namco acquired the company. End of 2002, Aleksandar founded the digital strategy and technology think tank Digital District. When French Publicis Groupe acquired the pioneering company in 2010, he continued as the global CEO of Digital District while taking additional leadership functions within the wider Publicis Groupe, such as a General Manager for Razorfish. In 2014 he left Publicis to initiate the Neon Bridges Consortium, a charitable foundation to envision and realize projects at the intersection of future human life and exponential technologies. Here, AVA emerged as a company. He is an active contributor to the German Stifterverband and to selected projects of the X Prize Foundation.