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Michal Bachman, CEO at GraphAware

Michal Bachman

CEO
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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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Christophe Willemsen

Christophe Willemsen

CTO
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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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Luanne Misquitta

Luanne Misquitta

VP of Engineering
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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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Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist at GraphAware

Alessandro Negro

Chief Scientist
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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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Peter Fencak

Peter Fencak

Finance Director
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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
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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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Daniela Merglova

Daniela Merglova

Finance Manager
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About Daniela

Daniela Merglova is a Non-Executive Director and Finance Manager 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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Katerina Kubalikova

Katerina Kubalikova

Operations Manager
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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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Nicolas Mervaillie

Nicolas Mervaillie

Principal Consultant
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About Nicolas

Nicolas is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware and a software engineer with extensive experience in various industries. He has been developing, architecting, coaching, and performance tuning software for over 20 years in the Java and Spring framework fields. He likes challenges and working with other people in order to deliver good quality projects on time. Nicolas holds an MSc degree in Maths and Computer Science from the University of Lille.

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Scott David

Scott David

Innovation Director
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About Scott

Scott leads User Experience strategy and digital platform design, for data-driven knowledge and communities of leadership. He has 20 years of global experience as a digital consultant, serving International Organizations like the World Economic Forum, as a member of their leadership for seven years, and brands from BP to Zaha Hadid. He is a conference speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Organization Design, and holds degrees in both Philosophy and Design – from London & Sydney Universities, Central Saint Martins, and Ravensbourne University London.

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Adrian Shawcross

Adrian Shawcross

Brand & Creative Director
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About Adrian

Adrian has worked as a high level global creative director for over 20 years, delivering exceptional brands, digital experiences, advertising and communications strategies. Clients range across governments, international organizations, cities, universities, digital product companies, and luxury brands. He holds a BA Hons in Graphic Design from the University of Brighton.

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Aldrin Misquitta

Aldrin Misquitta

Senior Consultant
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Giancarlo Longo

Giancarlo Longo

Senior Consultant
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About Giancarlo

Giancarlo Longo is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He is an engineer with more than 10 years of experience as a full stack developer. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Salento in Lecce (Italy), and gained a lot of experience in developing solutions and architectures for gambling, real-time systems, software reliability and performance. Before joining GraphAware, he worked for a consultancy firm specialising in bank customers. He also worked as a freelance consultant in the citizen services industry, developing platforms for digital payment, insurance, financial and e-money solutions.

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Andrea Evangelista

Andrea Evangelista

Senior Consultant
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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
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About Tony

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
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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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Vojtěch Vidra

Vojtech Vidra

Consultant
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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
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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
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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
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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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Luke Housego, Business Development Director at GraphAware

Luke Housego

Partner (APAC)
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About Luke

Luke Housego is a Partner and the Managing Director at GraphAware APAC and leads our Enterprise Advisory service. Luke is an Enterprise Architect and Data Strategist with over 20 years experience in world leading management consultancy and technology services organisations. He is experienced across Financial Services, Telecommunications, Government and Education. He has led Graph Data based strategic initiatives with a focus on use of Neo4j, Linkurious and Graph Visualisation within the APAC region. He has developed commercial strategies for Enterprise Knowledge, Data Maturity Roadmaps and Enterprise Resource Management..Additionally Luke has also provided cross geographic functional leadership for Enterprise and Information Architecture, Big Data, Analytics and Reporting.

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James Wenn, Business Development Director at GraphAware

James Wenn

Partner (APAC)
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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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