About Ivan

Ivan Jureta

In 2020, I joined STEMCELL Technologies Inc, the leading Canadian biotechnology company, to further internal frameworks for decision-making in corporate strategy formation, planning, reporting, and learning. This came after 12 years, from 2008 to 2020, during which I combined academic research on decision analysis and requirements engineering as a tenured scientist with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S. – FNRS) and associate professor (University of Namur), with leadership positions in high-risk high-technology startup companies in USA, Denmark, Belgium, and Israel, in logistics, medical data, sports, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence.

Up to 2020, my day to day involved leading analysis, recommendations, and stakeholder communication and alignment on corporate and competitive strategy, product strategy, business and technology requirements, software engineering management, quality assessment, KPI setting and measurement, go to market strategies, building business operations and standard operating procedures. This meant constant communication with product, engineering, quality, marketing, sales and finance teams, and ensuring clear and actionable communication to boards. 

I have had a leading role in creating digital products and services which today serve about 500,000 people every day. I am the author or co-author of 90+ peer-reviewed research publications and two books: “Analysis and Design of Advice” (Springer, 2011) and “The Design of Requirements Modeling Languages” (Springer, 2015). For 10 years, I authored and taught new problem-driven lectures on decision analysis and requirements engineering to MSc level students in management, economics, and computer science.