Janja Viher has been in charge of various complex projects in her career, and has experience also in running a municipal administration, development agency, company and institute, both private and public. Having served as director of the Development Agency Slovenske gorice she took the reins of Maribor-Pohorje Tourist Board. For several years she worked with NGOs in the framework of the Slovenian Tourist Board and served as its vice-president, active member of the Regional Chamber of Craft and Small Business Maribor as well as president and vice-president of numerous committees and supervisory boards. Today she is the CEO of Agency SIV, where she works as a mentor to entrepreneurs, and project manager at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Maribor. Janja has experience with smart villages and cities in the context of creativity and innovation building and promotion of stakeholder participation for improved competitiveness and visibility. She has also served as editor of newsletters and social networks for various projects.