Robert Kopal

Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Croatia for National Security; State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of Croatia; Dean of Effectus College; Vice Dean for R&D at Algebra University College and head of graduate studies in Digital Marketing and Data Science; Vice Dean for Education at Libertas Business School; lecturer and guest lecturer at several higher education institutions in Croatia and abroad, and on the CROMA EduCare program (Croatian Association of Managers and Entrepreneurs); Advisory Board Member for R&D/Scientific Advisor at IN2 Group; Chief Science Officer at IN2data; served as the Chief Intelligence Analyst for the Ministry of the Interior of Croatia (exceptional promotion to the highest inspector rank of Chief Police Inspector, annual award of the Ministry of the Interior of Croatia); senior manager in POA and SOA; published 12 books in Croatia and abroad (Economic Analysis of International Terrorism; Game Theory, etc.); author of several book chapters and 70+ professional and scientific papers in Croatia and abroad; leader and lecturer at 150+ business and analytical workshops in Croatia and abroad (trained security and intelligence officers from 11 countries); designed several specialized information systems; certified trainer in intelligence analysis techniques and intelligence analysis software; 20+ certificates; member of IALEIA (International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts) and BDVA (Big Data Value Association); executive editor at the International Journal of Digital Technology and Economy and editorial board member at the International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences; presented at many domestic and international conferences and participated in and led several national and international analytical projects (Head of PIU & Key Expert: “CARDS Twinning project: Criminal Intelligence System, Phase 1&2” and Project Liaison Officer at UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) project “Strengthening of Capacities for Collection and Analysis of Criminal Intelligence in South-eastern Europe”, etc.); member of the National Cyber Security Council; member of the National Committee for Social Sciences; member of the National Council for Human Resource Development; team member for Croatia in the European Big Data Hackathon 2017, which won 1st place; holder of a 2nd Day black belt in traditional karate.