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Michal Bachman, CEO at GraphAware

Michal Bachman

CEO
michal@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Michal

Michal Bachman is CEO 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 specialises in the application of graph technologies for intelligence and law enforcement use cases, graph-based security models, and high performance graph data ingest. Michal occasionally publishes technical articles and frequently presents at conferences around the world.

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Luanne Misquitta

Luanne Misquitta

VP of Engineering
luanne@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional Neo4j 4.0 Certification

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About Luanne

Luanne Misquitta is the VP of Engineering and Professional Services at GraphAware. She holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from St. Xavier’s College. Luanne is a developer, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience. She has been working with Neo4j daily since 2010, which makes her one of the world's most experienced Neo4j consultants. Currently, she specialises in graph data modeling and query optimisations, with a particular focus on the law enforcement and intelligence domains. At GraphAware, Luanne builds high performing teams and promotes engineering best practices. She is a valued member of the Neo4j community and an active open-source contributor.

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Christophe Willemsen

Christophe Willemsen

CTO
christophe@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional Neo4j 4.0 Certification

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About Christophe

Christophe Willemsen is the CTO at GraphAware. Before joining the team, Christophe worked as a 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 when shipping production code, as well as an efficient hacker on tactical assignments. Christophe is one of the main authors of Hume, GraphAware's Graph-Powered Insights Engine, and an active member of the Neo4j community.

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Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist 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 is the author of Graph-Powered Machine Learning (Manning, 2020) and a thought leader in the space of graph-based AI and ML. He is one of the main authors of Hume, GraphAware's flagship product and a leading Knowledge Graph Platform. He specialises in natural language processing, recommendation engines, fraud detection, and graph-aided search. Before joining the team, Alessandro 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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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. Currently, she oversees the accounting agenda of all GraphAware entities and advises the management team in tax, finance, accounting, operations, and global restructuring. 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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Peter Fencak

Peter Fencak

Finance Director
peter@graphaware.com

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About Peter

Peter Fencak is the Finance Director at GraphAware. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Masaryk University in Brno. He also holds CFA and ACCA certificates. After graduating from university, he joined EY where he spent 9 years working on a wide variety of assurance and advisory engagements. Before joining GraphAware, he also worked as the CFO for a FinTech start-up. At GraphAware, he is responsible for Finance, Operations, as well as strategic business activities.

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Pavel Trubacik, Business Development Director at GraphAware

Pavel Trubacik

Business Development Director
pavel@graphaware.com

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About Pavel

Pavel Trubacik is Business Development Director at GraphAware. Having studied Business Administration (CZ) and European Business (UK), he focused on a career in international business development, sales & marketing. With 15 years of experience across government, military, public and private sector in more than 30 countries, Pavel has led projects in the defence, security and the aerospace industries. At GraphAware, he is responsible for sales, marketing and business development.

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Esther Bergmark, Director of Product Management at GraphAware

Esther Bergmark

Director of Product Management
esther.bergmark@graphaware.com

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About Esther

Esther Bergmark is Director of Product Management at GraphAware. She brings ten years of experience in product management and marketing in fast growing, market leading technology companies. Her approach to product management focuses on creation of value for customers. She holds a double master degree from Humboldt University and Freie Universität Berlin in Communication, Politics and Sinology. At GraphAware she is in charge of Hume, leading the growth of the product line.

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Katerina Kubalikova

Katerina Kubalikova

Operations Manager
kk@graphaware.com

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About Katerina

Katerina Kubalikova (also known as KK) is an Operations Manager at GraphAware. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics in Prague and has 10 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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Veronika Srncova

Veronika Srncova

Talent Manager
veronika.srncova@graphaware.com

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About Veronika

Veronika Srncová is Talent Manager at GraphAware. She graduated at the University of Economics in Prague with a Masters degree in HR and Business Administration. Veronika has over 12 years of experience in HR and project management, mainly in the Middle East, where she has lived and worked for the past 10 years. She is now responsible for the smooth and effective talent management at GraphAware.

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Gabriela Masnicova

Gabriela Masnicova

Finance Manager
gabriela@graphaware.com

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About Gabriela

Gabriela Masnicova is a Finance Manager at GraphAware responsible for accounting, reporting, tax and compliance agenda of the company. She holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Economics and Management from the University of Economics in Prague. Gabriela has over 10 years of experience in finance controlling and accounting in a multinational corporation and international environment.

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Sunny

Sunny Amlani

Marketing Specialist
sunny@graphaware.com

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About Sunny

Sunny Amlani is a Marketing Specialist at GraphAware. He brings over 15 years of experience in planning communication and driving growth for a diverse set of organizations based all over the world. Sunny is responsible for crafting the brand narrative at GraphAware. When he's not working, he is most likely discovering a new place to eat at or new music to listen to.

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Aldrin Misquitta

Aldrin Misquitta

Senior Consultant
aldrin@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional Neo4j 4.0 Certification

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About Aldrin

Aldrin Misquitta is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware based in Abu Dhabi. Aldrin has 20+ 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.

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Jan Pesa

Jan Pesa

Senior Consultant
jan.pesa@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Jan

Jan Pesa 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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Ales Havlik

Ales Havlik

Senior Consultant
ales@graphaware.com

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About Ales

Ales Havlik is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Masaryk University, Czechia and an MSc. in Software Development from Open University, UK, where he wrote a thesis on Temporal Queries in Graph Database Management Systems. Ales has over 15 years of experience with software development for large organizations as well as startups. He is experienced with back end and front end development, server administration, and TCP/IP networks. Ales is currently based in Prague.

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Miro Marchi

Miro Marchi

Graph Specialised Anthropologist
miro@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Miro

Dr. Miro Marchi is our Graph Specialised Anthropologist. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University of Verona, where he studied the consumption of graph visualisations by members of communities of practice. Miro's skills and interests lie between social and computer sciences. He combines experience in ethnographic analysis (deep immersion in the field to understand stakeholders practices), in graph data modelling with Neo4j, and in JavaScript data visualisation. Miro facilitates project communication and helps clients to extract actionable insights with knowledge graph solutions. He is passionate about the game-changing effect of network thinking and graph technology on organisations and processes.

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Vlasta Kus

Vlasta Kus

Lead Data Scientist
vlasta@graphaware.com

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About Vlasta

Dr. Vlasta Kus is a Lead Data Scientist at GraphAware. With a solid background in maths and research in subnuclear physics and several years of experience in the field of data analytics, he has gained a wide range of skills in software development, distributed computing, data processing and visualization, and machine learning. He is dedicated to expanding his knowledge base as well as pursuing his interest in figuring out the meaning of life and the universe.

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Michal Trnka

Michal Trnka

Senior Consultant
michal.trnka@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional Neo4j 4.0 Certification

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About Michal

Michal Trnka is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He has over 5 years of experience with software engineering and development of projects ranging from internal tools for corporations through open source frameworks to outsourced development. Michal is passionate about automation of the software development and deployment process and loves to find innovative and creative solutions to problems. He adds experience from academia: he is currently finishing his Ph.D at Czech Technical University and is a Fulbright scholar.

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Sergio De Lorenzis

Sergio De Lorenzis

Senior Consultant
sergio@graphaware.com

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About Sergio

Sergio De Lorenzis is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. Sergio is an engineer with 10 years of experience as full stack developer, data analyst and data warehouse designer for industries like banking, healthcare and food & beverage. In the latest years he has worked as a software architect and as software developer, mainly focused on backend systems powered by micro service architectures. He firmly believes avoiding any anti-pattern is the best design pattern that ever existed.

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Andrea Evangelista

Andrea Evangelista

Senior Consultant
andrea@graphaware.com

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About Andrea

Andrea Evangelista is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware and has 10 years of experience as a full stack engineer across all spheres of application development: analysis, design, coding and testing using both proven and cutting edge technologies. A resolute, versatile, computer science and programming enthusiast with an intensely inquisitive mind describe him best. He is also passionate about writing in multiple programming languages. Previously, he has built secure, intensively tested and reliable architectures supporting a very high volume of users. Andrea holds a Computer Science degree and is a co-author of a scientific publication on Pattern Recognition Letters for a low-cost and calibration-free gaze estimator for soft biometrics.

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Antonin Smid

Antonin Smid

Senior Consultant
tony@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Antonin

Antonin Smid is a Senior Consultant and a full-stack developer at GraphAware with a focus on front-end technologies. He has over six years of UI development experience ranging from web design to motion graphics and interactions in VR. He is passionate about readable code and effective, minimalist UI. Antonin holds a Master’s degree in software engineering from Baylor University, Texas, and is currently based in Prague.

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Fabio Montagna

Fabio Montagna

Data Engineer
fabio@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Fabio

Fabio is a Data Engineer at GraphAware. As a Software Engineer he devoted most of his 10+ year career in the research field, both scientific and industrial. Ranging from neuroscience to operational oceanography through natural language processing, Fabio helped scientists to push their research forward, designing support infrastructures that are ready to be industrialized. As a bridge between science and industry, he assists with moving rapidly from scientific reasoning to product value.

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Zsolt Katona

Zsolt Katona

Senior Consultant
zsolt@graphaware.com

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About Zsolt

Zsolt is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and has 10+ years of backend development and systems integration experience. He has a deep understanding of infrastructure provisioning, automations, migrations, governance and cloud technologies – including their product management, architecture and hands-on coding perspectives. He has extensive experience coding in Java. He enjoys communicating with clients, establishing trust and improving customer success.

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Jiri Palas

Jiri Palas

Senior Consultant
jiri@graphaware.com

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About Jiri

Jiri Palas is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He is a front-end developer at GraphAware with full-stack experience. He has over 6 years of experience in modern web development ranging from small internal products to large-scale projects involving micro-frontend architecture. Jiri is passionate about UI performance, maintainable code, test automation. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Czech Technical University in Prague. When Jiri is not coding, he climbs or rides a bike in the mountains.

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Vojtěch Vidra

Vojtech Vidra

Consultant
vojtech.vidra@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Vojtech

Vojtech Vidra is a Consultant at GraphAware. He has over 2 years of experience with web development using Javascript and React. He is passionate about modern technologies, business applications and programming in general. Vojtech is currently studying Computer Science at Czech Technical University. In his free time Vojtech is mostly learning new things or riding his bike.

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Alexander Ignacz

Alexander Ignacz

Consultant
alexander@graphaware.com

Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Alexander

Alexander Ignacz is a Consultant at GraphAware. He moved from his home country Slovakia, to Denmark, where he studied Computer Science. He is passionate about front end development with great focus on writing clean code using JavaScript and the React or Vue.js technologies. In his free time, Alex likes travelling the world or spending time in the kitchen cooking tasty meals.

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Irena Sevcikova

Irena Sevcikova

Operations Support
irena@graphaware.com

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About Irena

Irena Sevcikova joined GraphAware as Operations Support. After completing a Hotel Management Diploma in the Czech Republic she worked mainly in the hotel and airline industry. She has lived in the Middle East since 2002 and worked as a Marketing Executive for a major airline.

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Claudia Boellis

Claudia Boellis

Operations Support
claudia@graphaware.com

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About Claudia

Claudia Boellis joined GraphAware as Operations Support in Italy. After her studies, she worked in the export-import business and the tourist industry. During her professional career, she gained experience in office management and accounting.

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James Wenn, Business Development Director at GraphAware

James Wenn

Partner (APAC)
james@graphaware.com

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About James

James Wenn is a Partner at GraphAware APAC and is focused on assisting enterprises across ANZ and AP succeed by using graph technology. With over 30 years of experience in information management helping customers across Government, Defence, Manufacturing, Finance and Communication industries throughout Asia Pacific. James is passionate about creating solutions that drive knowledge creation and support feedback systems to continuously improve system delivery and usability.

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