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Daniela Merglova

Daniela Merglova

Non-Executive Director
daniela@graphaware.com

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About Daniela

Daniela Merglova is a Non-Executive Director at GraphAware. She was Operations Director for the initial three years of GraphAware's operation, having grown the company from zero to £1M revenue and 14 staff. She holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York and has 8 years of experience in accounting and tax from SAP and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Michal Bachman

Michal Bachman

Managing Director
michal@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Michal

Michal Bachman is the Founder and Managing Director at GraphAware. He holds an MSc degree in Computing from Imperial College London, where he wrote a distinguished thesis on graph databases. Prior to founding GraphAware, Michal worked in the software industry as a developer, architect, consultant, and trainer for over 10 years. He has developed software for large organisations (Kohl’s, SFR, Kuehne+Nagel) as well as small ones, published numerous technical articles online, and presented at conferences around the world.

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Alessandro Negro at GraphAware

Alessandro Negro

Chief Scientist
alessandro@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Alessandro

Dr. Alessandro Negro is the Chief Scientist at GraphAware. He has been a long-time member of the graph community and he is the main author of the first-ever recommendation engine based on Neo4j. At GraphAware, he specialises in natural language processing, recommendation engines and graph-aided search. Before joining the team, Alessandro has gained over 10 years of experience in software development and spoke at many prominent conferences, such as JavaOne. Alessandro holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Salento. He is based in Southern Italy (lucky him!) but travels to clients around the world.

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Vince Bickers

Vince Bickers

Principal Consultant (UK)
vince@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Vince

Vince Bickers is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware and the main author of Spring Data Neo4j (v4). He has been writing software and leading software development teams for over 30 years at organisations like Vodafone, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Network Rail, UBS, VMWare, ConocoPhillips, Aviva, and British Gas.

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Luanne Misquitta

Luanne Misquitta

Principal Consultant (UAE)
luanne@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Luanne

Luanne Misquitta is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware. She holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from St. Xavier’s College. Luanne is a developer, consultant, and trainer with over 17 years of experience. She is a valued member of the Neo4j community, an active open-source contributor, and one of the main committers to Spring Data Neo4j. Luanne is based in Abu Dhabi.

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Christophe Willemsen

Christophe Willemsen

Principal Consultant (EU)
christophe@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Christophe

Christophe Willemsen is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware. Before joining the team, Christophe worked as communication systems engineer for the Belgian Navy for almost 15 years and taught courses about maritime distress and emergency communication systems. He is a skilled software engineer who has led many big projects in HR and Operations Departments. Christophe is the author of Graphgen, an online graph generation engine for Neo4j, which received a Graphie Award during GraphConnect San Francisco 2014, and an active member of the Neo4j community.

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Jan Žák

Jan Žák

Senior Consultant
jan.zak@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Jan

Jan is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware with more than 10 years of experience in developing web applications. He specialises in front-end technologies, graph and geospatial libraries, computer security, continuous delivery and DevOps. Jan holds an MSc degree in Computer Security and a BSc degree in Software Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague. He is based in Prague but frequently travels to clients around the world.

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Aldrin Misquitta

Aldrin Misquitta

Senior Consultant
aldrin@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Aldrin

Aldrin Misquitta is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. Aldrin has 17+ years of experience in software development with specialisation in front end and middle tier technologies. He has strong focus on processes, automated testing and continuous development. He has spent his career working with services, startups and product companies. He loves challenges and can quickly ramp up on any new technology. Aldrin has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. He is based in Mumbai, India, and speaks English as his mother tongue.

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Jasper Blues

Jasper Blues

Senior Consultant
jasper@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Jasper

Jasper Blues is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He has developed a number of Neo4j-based apps including a proprietary recommendation engine that allowed like-minded musicians from around the world to collaborate. In applying Neo4j as the backend to mobile applications, Jasper focused on facets such as automated deployment, machine configuration, JVM tuning, query performance tuning, and particularly, the use of Spring Data Neo4j. Prior to joining GraphAware, Jasper enjoyed a 20 year career as a polyglot programmer applying his passion and expertise in industry sectors such as banking, government, marketing, performing arts and entertainment. He is also a distinguished open-source contributor, having founded and worked on numerous projects. He contributed to the Spring Framework, which revolutionized enterprise Java. He founded Typhoon, which powers thousands of iOS applications around the world. He has created various libraries and utilities used in products by made by Microsoft, Apple and Yandex.

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Mark Angrish

Mark Angrish

Senior Consultant
mark@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Mark

Mark Angrish is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He has 14 years of experience across a variety of industries with a majority of that time building low latency trading systems for investment banks. He is also the founder of Innerloop: an anonymous marketplace for software engineering jobs. He holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne.

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Jan Peša

Jan Peša

Senior Consultant
jan.pesa@graphaware.com

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About Jan

Jan Peša is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He has profound experience with modern web development and frameworks like Angular (since early versions from 2013), Aurelia and Backbone. Jan has over 10 years of experience as a front-end developer and web designer – from small web presentations and single-purpose applications to vast corporate intranet systems. He is passionate about clean UI and maintainable code. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Computer Graphics and Multimedia from Brno University of Technology.

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Kateřina Kubalíková

Kateřina Kubalíková

Operations Manager
kk@graphaware.com

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About Kateřina

Kateřina Kubalíková (also known as KK) is an Operations Manager at GraphAware. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of Economics in Prague and has 9 years of experience in project management, operations, sales, marketing, and customer relationship management. She runs the day to day operations of the company.

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Martin Macke

Martin Macke

Designer
martin@graphaware.com

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About Martin

Martin Macke is a designer at GraphAware. He is responsible for the GraphAware logo and visual identity, the look and feel of the GraphAware website and all online and offline materials. He studied media and communication at the University of New York in Prague. He has more than 10 years of experience with design and website development.

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