Marta Arsovska Tomovska Marta Arsovska Tomovska is a prominent international expert for digital innovation and а Former Minister for ICT and public administration in the Government of Republic of Macedonia (2011 – 2017). As a Co-founder and a Head for digital leadership at the Institute for Leadership, she currently works as а consultant for digital transformation and innovation for companies, organizations and governments, including the United Nations’ agency for ICT - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She is certified by the ITU to build national digital innovation ecosystems. Arsovska-Tomovska is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Grand Jury at the World Summit Awards (UN WSIS organization). She also serves as a strategic advisor to the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia. While in the Government, she created and implemented strategies for digitalization, as well as for reforming the public administration in order to optimize the delivery of public services through the use of ICT. At the same time, she promoted her country as an attractive ICT destination, promoted STEM education, and encouraged youth, esspecialy girls and young women for careers in the field of ICT. In 2013, she has been awarded for her work for empowering girls and women by the UN’s ITU. Prior to her appointment in the Government, she had a 15-year career in the private sector. Leading prominent ICT companies, she participated in teams that worked on innovative projects in the field of Internet technology and developed the first Macedonian website, the first e-commerce platform, the first solution for e-banking, the first WiMAX installation and many others. She launched the initiative “Culture of Internet Security”; Initiative for cooperation in the field of digital media between Macedonia, USA, and Japan; Initiative for digital sister cities and many others. She took part in the most complex ICT projects and one-stop-shop systems in the public and private sector and collaborated with the world’s largest ICT brands on budget-funded and donor-funded projects of the World Bank, USAID, IPA etc. As for her education, she is a BSc. in electrical engineering, currently preparing the master’s thesis in economy. She has been also educated at Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School (USA), the National School of Government / Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom and the Adizes Institutе. She obtained diplomas on public management concepts from the UK Institute of Public Administration, the Italian National School of Administration, Scottish Parliament / NICO, on project management – PMI, as well as professional certificates in the field of computer science. Arsovska-Tomovska was a speaker and panelist at various high-level events organized by the UN, ITU, UNESCO, OECD, USAID, Bled Strategic Forum, Global Forum, Open Government Partnership, Mobile World Congress, NDI, Omidyar, NED, Google, The Atlantic, Boeing, Standford University and many others. During her career, she was awarded for her merits and contribution to the development of the ICT sector by USAID, UN WSIS, ITU, World Customs Organization, British Council, National Council for Entrepreneurship and various associations for Internet technologies and for IT experts. In 2004, she was selected as Top 10 Manager of the Year by Capital magazine.
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