Nikola is an electronics engineer with a background in the mobile communications industry. He has considerable experience in the design and architecture of communication technology systems, business intelligence and demand forecasting, and performance management. Over the past twenty years, he has managed and steered a number of large scale systems integration projects. In his most recent roles he was responsible for the Internet of Things (IoT) technology solutions for Telefonica Ireland and Three Ireland (Hutchison).

Nikola holds an MEng in Telecommunications from the Technical University of Sofia and an MSc in Health Informatics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is an elected IEEE Senior Member and has Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Presently, he volunteers as a technology consultant for the Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Chicago.