Arben Kane is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology expert, boasting over 20 years of experience in the field. As the founder and CEO of Kontur.io, a geospatial analytics platform, Arben has led the development of groundbreaking solutions for global disaster management in partnership with the Hawaii-based PDC Global. His strong technical background includes founding three additional companies: Ozolio, FlikMedia, and iRAPP. Arben holds dual B.S. degrees in Logistics and Computer Science and has been awarded four U.S. patents in interactive video viewing and media data processing.
A renowned expert in cartography and GIS, Darafei Praliaskouski has significantly contributed to the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) since 2010 and is a prominent figure in the open-source community. At Kontur, Darafei's vast experience in geospatial projects is utilized as Head of Product Development, where he collaborates with clients to deliver tailored geospatial solutions. Previously, he has worked with major technology companies such as Juno, Wargaming, and MAPS.ME.
Jorma Rodieck is an accomplished Project Manager with over two decades of expertise in software development, web development, and IT. As a GIS development specialist for the past ten years, Jorma has managed projects for notable organizations such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Association of Surfing Professionals. He currently collaborates with the Pacific Disaster Center (pdc.org) to provide technical support at their Maui headquarters. Jorma holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.