Digital Marketing, PR & Innovation Strategist
Marija Butkovic is digital marketing and business consultant who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion tech.
Through curiosity and an eagerness to experiment, Marija co-founded Kisha Smart Umbrella. A wearable tech startup behind the world's smartest fashion tech umbrella.
This experience propelled her to co-kick start Women of Wearables, the first organisation in the UK and Europe aiming to support, connect and mentor women in wearable tech, fashion tech, IoT and VR/AR.
As a perpetual connector, Marija is a member of Tech London Advocates - an organisation providing support to technology startups by way of finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth and Women Techmakers - Google’s global program providing visibility, community and resources for women in technology.
She has been featured in major tech and business publications such as TechCrunch, Management Today, Huffington Post and Wareable magazine and regularly appears as a public speaker and panelist at conferences, Meetups and corporate events.
This year, Marija was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in UK tech: The 2017 longlist by Computer Weekly.
Prior to working in the tech industry, Marija was a corporate lawyer and consultant for legal trade journals. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Croatia, and was also awarded a diploma from the Startup Institute in London.