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Arben
Kane
Founder and CEO

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 analytics platform (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.

Darafei
Praliaskouski
Head of Product Development

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
Rodieck
Project Manager / Developer

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.

Edgar
Lemus-Pablo
VP of Sales

Edgar specializes in getting cutting-edge geospatial technology into the hands of the decision-makers who need it most.

With 12 years of experience working across public, private, multilateral, and community-based institutions, Edgar guides the deployment of open geospatial software to improve the technical capacities of local governments, bridge the data gap, and build climate change resiliency.

Aleksey Tarakanov UX Designer
Alesia Hil UX Designer
Alex Kukhar Development and Operations
Alexander Rublewski Business Analyst
Alexandr Dubinin Front-end Engineer
Alexander Zapasnik Back-end Engineer
Alexey Dudov Quality Assurance Engineer
Aliaksandr Kalenik Software Engineer
Aliaksandra Tsiatserkina UX Designer
Anastasia Artyukevich Delivery Manager
Aliaksei Murashka Quality Assurance Engineer
Andrey Sekste Technical Writer
Andrei Valasiuk Geospatial Data Engineer
Darya Shurava Technical Recruiter
Hanna Ivanchik Head of Operations
Dmytrii Kazban Quality Assurance Engineer
Ekaterina Grudinskaya Business Analyst
İbrahim Sarıçiçek Software Engineer
Eduard Kazakov Geospatial Data Engineer
Eugene Okulik Quality Assurance Engineer
Ilya Izrailyan Front-end Engineer
Ivan Shilyaev Software Engineer
Ilya Semichastnov Back-end Engineer
Katsiaryna Lukashenak Product Manager
Kirill Bondarenko Product Manager
Konstantin Shmidman Back-end Engineer
Misha Malikin Head of Marketing
Leonid Gudyma Geospatial Data Engineer
Marharyta Sashenka Quality Assurance Engineer
Pavel Repin Back-end Engineer
Pavel Pashagin Software Engineer
Pavel Ropakov Front-end Engineer
Pavel Rytvinsky Quality Assurance Engineer
Polina Krukovich Software Engineer
Raman Kireyeu Infrastructure Engineer
Sergey Dyadyul UX Designer
Sergei Shoulbakov Geospatial Engineer
Vadim Petrushkevich Quality Assurance Engineer
Viachaslau Kozel Software Engineer
Yulia Charnukha HR Generalist
Yury Kryvashei Wildfire Expert