JOHN JAN POPOVIC
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.
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.