BIO

Mirjana Spasojevic is a Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Kindoma, a startup focused on connecting geographically dispersed families and improving early childhood literacy. Kindoma's products integrate mobile, web and video technologies into a platform that helps families separated by distance read ebooks together over internet.

Previously, Mirjana served as Director of Exploratory Research at the Nokia Research Center, Silicon Valley and led research activities and technical teams at HP, Yahoo and Transarc. She has over 20 years of experience in mobile, web, file and distributed systems and is passionate about integrating technology and design to create innovative products.

At Nokia Mirjana founded IDEA (Innovate Design Experience Animate), an entrepreneurial team of engineers, designers, and researchers, addressing all phases of the development cycle, from user research to the design, hardware-software prototyping, pilot deployments and delivery of final products. This team created family communication and connected reading products in collaboration with Sesame Workshop and Pearson Foundation.

Mirjana is a recognized expert in HCI and Ubicomp fields with work cited over 2000 times. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Penn State University and has served as the General Chair of the HotMobile 2008 conference and the program co-chair of the Pervasive 2010 conference.