Isidora Katanic is born in former-Yugoslavia, left the country in turbulent times in the 90's with her family and grew up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2017 Isidora followed her heart and moved to Switzerland. She is the co-founder of the event management company districtUP - organizing IT community conferences like Experts Live Europe and Experts Live Switzerland focused on Microsoft cloud, datacenter, security and modern workplace technologies. Isidora engages with the Microsoft community and travels around the world to organize, speak and attend conferences to learn, connect and share with others.
In 2020 Isidora has been awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award and with the #AzureHeroes badge in the category of Inclusive Leadership. She has also been selected as the 1st Cloud Community Champion, a community-driven initiative. Isidora is the co-host of the video series "Head in the cloud, Heart in the community" shining a light on the IT family and the amazing things they have been doing.