Kontur is a geospatial analytics platform that uses a combination of AI and innovative mapping technologies to provide visual, location-aware intelligence across business verticals.
Founded in 2017 as Kontur Labs, the project evolved from a visualization-focused GIS platform into a robust set of tools built around that platform to serve a wide variety of purposes. The company is now Kontur, Inc. - a situation awareness platform that cuts through the noise and identifies the impact resulting in response strategies, may it be in disaster management or supply chain strategies. An agnostic visualization & processing toolset for the data driven strategy needs. We find the pattern that you should be focusing on.
Arben Kane is an entrepreneur, investor, and tech visionary with over 17 years of experience.
Over the course of his career, he started four companies: Kontur Labs geospatial data design studio (now Kontur.io); HD webcam streaming service Ozolio; video app development startup FlikMedia; and iRAPP, which was the first Citrix for Mac Terminal Services solution with top Fortune 100 enterprise clients.
As the key person at Kontur, Arben works directly with the company’s partners to better understand their geo data needs and craft specific solutions based on that. Some of the most significant work to this day has been delivered in partnership with Hawaii-based PDC Global disaster management organization.
Arben received a B.S. in Logistics from Berufsakademie in Stuttgart and a B.S. in Computer Science from Fachhochschule in Darmstadt. He holds four U.S. patents in interactive video viewing and media data processing.
Andrus Adamchik is an information systems architect with over 20 years of experience.
He started his programming career in the 1990’s. His first business was professional services subcontracting for Apple Inc. In 2001, Andrus founded Apache Cayenne, a popular open-source Java project. And in 2002, he went on to create a consultancy aimed at helping early Cayenne adopters (like the NHL, etc.) Over the years, the company grew to a full-service software development firm with 70+ employees and offices in three countries.
Andrus is also a speaker at tech conferences and a big proponent of open software model. He is ex-Vice President at the Apache Software Foundation and the author of a number of open-source projects like Apache Cayenne, Bootique, and others.
In his role of Kontur Inc.’s CTO, Andrus works on expanding and evolving the architecture of Kontur’s ecosystem, and adapting it to our partners’ specific use cases.
Andrus Adamchik holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Belarusian State University in Minsk.
Before Kontur, Alexey spent more than three years at T-Systems CIS (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, which is the parent company for T-Mobile USA) where he worked as a senior software engineer. Prior to T-Systems, he was a software engineer at Teknavo, an international company that crafts tech solutions for the investment banking niche.
At Kontur, Alexey manages the engineering team, mentors young talent, and works on delivering projects for Kontur’s clients.
Alexey Grigoryev holds a Master’s degree in Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing from Voronezh State Technical University.
Darafei is a product developer who specializes in cartography and GIS (geographic information systems) domain. He is the organizer of the local GIS community in Minsk, Belarus where Kontur has one of the offices. Darafei has been a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) since 2010.
Prior to Kontur, Darafei has worked on a number of geospatial projects. He was a GIS engineer at Juno, an Israeli-Belarusian company that rivals Uber in the ride-hailing vertical. He also worked for other well-known Belarusian technology companies like Wargaming and MapsMe.
As Kontur’s Head of Product Development, Darafei envisions the platform’s features and works together with our clients to implement geospatial solutions for them. He’s been working on an area brief product for disaster responders as well as the DisasterNinja tool used by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to coordinate volunteer mapping efforts during critical events.
Jorma is a Project Manager / Developer with over twenty years expertise in software development, web development, and IT. He works directly with the Pacific Disaster Center (pdc.org) staff to support the technical operations in their Maui headquarters. Jorma has a strong technical background and has focused on GIS development for the last ten years. Past projects have included work for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Association of Surfing Professionals, and more.
Jorma Rodieck holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California in Santa Cruz, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University.
Robert has over a decade worth of experience integrating geospatial services and data for enterprise environments. His experience includes emergency response planning, data procurement, and spatial analysis to support global projects. He is working with the Pacific Disaster Center to support international projects around the globe with the development of web-based map services and applications using data-automation tools that streamline complex workflows.
Robert holds a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Applied Geographic Information Systems from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.