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Head of Research Projects at Telekom Slovenije
Peter Zidar has 23 years of experience in Telecommunications and IT. At Slovenian mobile operator Mobitel he worked as project manager at several deployment projects and as Head of Projects Sector. From 2004 to 2010 he was Head of Research Group. In 2011 Mobitel merged with Telekom Slovenije. In Telekom Slovenije he worked as Head of Standardization Office and was company's main contact for technical international organizations. In March 2008 he was elected as Chairman of Operators Group in UMTS Forum (international organization), where he was also a member of the Steering Group. He represented Operators Group and Telekom Slovenije at around 30 different international conferences as chairperson, moderator, speaker, panellist and judge. Now he works at Telekom as coordinator of EU projects. In January 2016 he brought FP7 project eBADGE with 13 partners to successful conclusion as its main coordinator. He recently led FP7 project SUNSEED with 9 partners from 6 EU countries. This project was finished with great success in April 2017 and it got the highest remarks during the formal review in June 2017. In 2017 he has become head of Research projects department. He is author of more than 130 popular science articles published in Slovenian monthly magazine Life & Technology and other magazines and newspapers. In 2008 he published book about space exploration and in 2011 book about history of video games (collectively sold in more than 28.000 copies in Slovenian language).