Predrag Lucic joined IBM in 1995 as Unix Support Specialist in Ljubljana Slovenia, which is also his country of origin. In 2002, he moved to IBM in Dubai UAE where he was holding a dozen of Leadership positions, mainly in Software and Technical Sales. In his current position, he is leading a Business Unit responsible for building an Ecosystem of IBM Cloud Partners in Middle East and Africa. Before IBM, he used to be involved in Mechanical Engineering domain, developing and manufacturing high-tech equipment used in civil and military applications. He was also a founder of CAD/CAM/CAE startup which helped design and produce some pretty amazing pieces of technology. He holds two Master degrees, in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. He is a proud father of two, a boy and a girl. If you would like to know him better, invite him for a game of golf.