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[Webinar] Building the Biggest Regional eCommerce Platform, Ananas, from the Ground Up

In the recent webinar organized by StartIT, our Nikola Gladovic, Director, Engineering and Delivery and Vojislav Mokric, Engineering Lead, shared their thoughts and experience in building the biggest Regional eCommerce Platform, Ananas

Ananas, popularly known as the “Regional Amazon,” is the first digital retail project of this magnitude in the Balkans. Its arrival will mark a new era of online shopping, offering local shoppers a more convenient alternative to the current global options like Amazon, Alibaba, and others.

Listen to the webinar to learn more about: 

  • The way HTEC Group approaches the development of software solutions from ideation to realization 
  • Product Discovery as a critical step in the project development
  • How HTEC team managed to build a secure and scalable product that is easy to navigate, manage and use in less than six months 
  • Product Discovery, Product Design, and Delivery as the three critical stages of this journey 
  • What key steps the team had to take to achieve this stellar success

Important: The webinar is in Serbian language, organized by a local startup incubator StartIT.

Watch the video.

About the Speakers

Nikola Gladovic — At the moment, Nikola leads large teams out of the HTEC Belgrade office, working on some of the most challenging and important technologies in the transportation, logistics and retail domain. Among other projects, Nikola leads our cooperation with Ananas, onboarding a large team in a very short period of time and at the same time securing world-class delivery and results. Nikola started his career as a software engineer and before joining HTEC he was the CTO of an outsourcing and game development company. He was in charge of developing the technology, leading engineering efforts and assessing and validating product ideas. This made his move to HTEC an obvious choice. 

Vojislav Mokric — Vojislav started as Embedded System Engineer before joining HTEC where he worked his way up to Project Manager and then Product Owner, leading a cross-functional team of engineers engaged on creating solutions across industries including logistics and supply chain. Vojislav is a Product Owner engaged with Reef technology, one of the fastest growing startups in the USA aiming to transform the underutilized urban spaces into hubs that connect people to locally curated goods, services, and experiences. He is also currently working on developing Ananas solution — the Amazon of the SSE. Vojislav has been an integral part of HTEC Group for more than nine years. Starting as an embedded systems engineer, he quickly assumed more and more responsibilities, first as a project manager, then product owner, and most recently Engineering and Delivery manager.

From Zero to Hero 

Want to learn more about how our team put their efforts to build Ananas from zero? More news coming up! Stay tuned!