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ConnectAI is your one-way ticket to AI-driven success

The secret to making AI work for you is people. To grow a long-lasting competitive edge in the age of AI is to combine the technology with human knowledge and expertise to bring out the best in people.

That’s why we get the world’s top researchers and practitioners - the people behind AI - to share their playbooks for AI-driven success with you. So, that you can propel your business into a bright and prosperous future, today.

Our mission is augmenting the business community with masterclass know-how

We’re making the world’s best and brightest AI leaders’ hands-on knowledge and practical insights accessible for anyone with enough entrepreneurial spirit, motivation, and drive to take advantage of it.

Connect, learn from and work with world-class AI experts.

Tap into first-hand experiences on turning artificial intelligence into an engine of productivity and economic growth.

Finally, put your mind at ease knowing you’re on the right track to building a long-lasting competitive advantage with AI.

Meet the team behind ConnectAI


Marko Grobelnik

Marko is a Chief Technical Officer at IRCAI


Mitja Jermol

UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning at Jozef Stefan Institute


Monika Lapanja

CBE, Director


Marko Pahor

SEB LU, Vice-Dean for Finance


Mateja Slaviček



Maša Madon



Anushka Beltram


The ConnectAI masterclasses are brought to you by SEB LU & UNESCO IRCAI

ConnectAI is a joint venture between the two leading European educational and research institutions; the Center of Business Excellence of the School of Economics and Business at the University of Ljubljana (CBE SEB LU) and the UNESCO International Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (IRCAI), established by the government of RS.
  • The Centre of Business Excellence (CBE) is a leading Slovenian and regional executive educational center, operating as a bridge between world-class business experts and the finest academic minds.
    Its purpose is to allow a two-way flow of internationally competitive and high-quality knowledge through executive education, consulting projects, and renowned business events.

  • The School of Economics and Business at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia (SEB LU) ranks among the top 1% of business and economics schools in the world.
    It’s the only Triple Accredited School in the region, and the first business school from Slovenia to enter the 2018 Financial Times’ European Business Schools Rankings.

  • The Jožef Štefan Institute (IJS) is a leading European scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research.
    The IJS established the first International Artificial Intelligence Research Centre,, under the auspices of UNESCO, recognized by both the UN and UNESCO as one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content in the world in the last decade.