JOHN JAN POPOVIC


 

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John Jan Popovic is a web application developer, project manager and inventor of sport event co-ordination and scheduling WEB 2.0 system.  He is working across a wide variety of business applications, such as art and museum archives, and also the implementation of web systems for travel agencies. His company FirstMuse has long-lasting relationship with fine art galleries and arts foundations in Rome, St Tropez and New York and is involved in coordination of international art events. He is particularly interested in web 2.0 systems design and development of highly interactive web systems in perl/javascript.

After studying computer sciences and electronic engineering he lived and worked in Zagreb, Belgrade, Zurich, Vienna, Malta, London and St Tropez. Since 1994 he has been living in Rome. He speaks English, German, Italian, Croatian and has a good understanding of French and Spanish. This linguistic fluency is combined with practical knowledge gained through working in so many countries. Currently he is involved in various interactive, multi-media and web 2.0 application development projects.

As a system programmer he has worked on a wide variety of industrial and academic projects. In the 1980s, he developed software in Cobol and Fortran. He has worked on process control and measurement software for interfacing medical equipment (hemogas analysis). During 1991 and 1992 he was employed as ICTís technologies consultant in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. He was a member of the team which developed the multi-media project Salvador Dali. In 1994 he founded the monthly European multi-media magazine CD Digest. In 1996 Popovic was befriended to Sir Denis Mahon, famous English art collector and historian, who has introduced him to fine-art investment activities and art collecting.
In the period from 1996 untill 2007 he has developed numerous web systems and web applications in Javascript, Perl, Python and AJAX. In 2007 he was a visiting professor and lecturer at the University of Siena.

He has contributed as a journalist and analyst to publications such as Il Messaggero, Digest International and Il Tempo. He has created a number of websites for different organisations and is responsible for the co-ordination of the multi-media development and the site administration of many of these. He was nominated as an honorary member of the Order of Alexander the Great for his support of the classical arts and their ideals. Since 2014 Popovic works as web strategiest at NATO Defense College Foundation.