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Meet Dr. Damir Omrčen, Head of AI, Data & Engineering at SafeSize

Meet one of our brilliant minds, Dr. Damir Omrčen, Head of AI, Data & Engineering at SafeSize. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Damir plays a pivotal role in driving the technological advancements that power Safesize’s cutting-edge solutions.

Damir’s pursuit of knowledge began at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrotechnics, specializing in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. Driven by a thirst for knowledge, he embarked on advanced research and exploration, culminating in the completion of his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Robotics and Automation Engineering.

Damir continued his research interest on a postdoc study in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He cooperated in a European project related to cognitive robotics and built a self-learning humanoid robot just by using deep neural networks. His research interests also included bioinspired robots. Damir’s remarkable achievements showcase his expertise and deep understanding of cutting-edge technologies.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey so far

I have always been fascinated by the power of technology and its ability to transform industries. With a Ph.D. in Robotics & Automation Engineering and a strong background in data science, I have had the privilege of working on a diverse range of projects. My passion for innovation and technology has been the driving force behind my journey thus far, and I am excited to bring that passion to Safesize. My motto is “work hard, play hard”. In my free time I am pushing myself to the limits. When I can dedicate some time to myself, I love windsurfing, downhill mountain biking and skiing. 

What do you love the most about being a SafeSizer?

Being a SafeSizer is an exhilarating and fulfilling experience for me. What I love the most is the culture of innovation and collaboration that permeates throughout Safesize. As the Head of AI, Data & Engineering at Safesize, I am dedicated to driving the development of groundbreaking solutions that enhance our customers’ footwear experiences. Working alongside a team of brilliant individuals who share a common goal of revolutionizing the footwear industry is incredibly inspiring. Safesize provides an environment that encourages experimentation, creativity, and problem-solving. It’s invigorating to have the opportunity to think outside the box, push the boundaries of what is possible, and witness the tangible impact of our work on customers’ lives.

Which SafeSize value do you connect with the most?

Among Safesize’s core values, the one that resonates with me the most is “Think big, start small, learn fast.” I firmly believe in the power of ambitious thinking and innovation. By setting audacious goals and breaking them down into manageable steps, we can continue to drive transformative change in the footwear industry. Embracing a mindset of continuous learning and adaptability allows us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements and provide the best solutions for our customers.

I am deeply committed to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible through my work at Safesize and being a part of a team that is committed to driving change through technology is truly inspiring.

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