(University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania)
Dr. Jolta Kacani has over 12 years of academic and professional experience. She had authored in the Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series of Springer International. She has published articles in the Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management and the International Journal of Intelligent Enterprises. In addition, she has presented her innovative work in various international conferences while serving as an active member in the Regional Science Association and theUniversity of Manchester International Mentoring Group. She is currently a full time lecturer at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy and CEFE International certified trainer and coach of agile enterprises. She has trained and coached over five hundred international enterprises. Dr. Kacani has an extensive professionalexperience in the management of large and complex international donor funded projects including World Bank, European Commission, United Nations, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, German Government, etc. Her previous appointments include management positions in Deloitte Central Europe and Director of Innovation, Technology and Statistics at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy. Dr. Kacani holds a PhD in International Economics from Polytechnic University of Barcelona and a Master of Science from the University of Manchester. She received additional certifications on Innovation Ecosystems and Entrepreneurship from University of Lund in Sweden, on Agile Project Management from International Labor Organization, and European Union Policy Evaluation from the Center of Excellence in Belgium.