Nikola is running partnerships for the Nikkei editorial innovation bureau in Tokyo which involves partnering with startups, investors, and the public sector as well as running tech & innovation projects and major tech events. He was born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland and the UK, matured in Tanzania and Japan. Nikola's career went from an international lawyer across the United Nations, to running startups and consulting for corporates and the public sector. He is particularly passionate about AI and other emerging technologies across industries as well as creating and boosting startup/innovation ecosystems in the most varied places, from Japan, across SEA, his home in Croatia and all the way to Cuba. Nik, is also an occasional columnist for the Nikkei Asian Review and a devoted rugby player.