Mark MasongsongCEO & Co-founder
With a decade in government and politics, he has been a featured speaker on the future of smart cities and analytics at the White House, World Bank, State Department and Harvard Smart Cities Accelerator. Mark also serves as a director humanitarian and environmental non-profits and was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
Herman ChandiCOO & Co-founder
Herman Chandi was previously a Business Development leader and early employee at a Silicon Valley financed cloud-based start-up when it went from zero in revenue to over $1 million recurring revenue. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, seasoned tech executive and has served on political campaigns and non-profit boards in the social enterprise space.
Arun has an MBA and has served as a communications director for multiple political campaigns, later launching his own communications consulting firm. He has worked as a consultant to real estate developers, helping marshal proposals through city permit, engineering and zoning processes.
Max BurkeChief Technology Officer
Max has spent a decade and a half building high performance teams and advancing the state of technology behind the biggest video games and distribution platforms. Max has three applied-for patents that span the areas of machine learning applied to software operations, to rendering and streaming of video games.
Leah HanveyBusiness Development Manager
Leah is a former Advisor to the federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Government House Leader. Leah was also a technical analyst in financial modeling for Deloitte, completed an exchange at the University of Zurich in banking and finance and worked at the Vancouver Economic Commission performing economic research.
Julien RefourData Scientist
As UrbanLogiq’s data scientist, Julien is responsible for managing and procuring data through partnerships and then building the deep learning and machine learning models that power the UrbanLogiq platforms. Julien is a graduate of McGill University with both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Physics. During his Masters, Julien also studied at TRIUMF, Canada's national particle accelerator centre, where he completed his thesis modeling the interaction of lasers with rare isotopes.
Rachel RasmussenCustomer Success & Marketing Coordinator
With a background of managing client relations and servicing accounts within the real estate industry, Rachel is excited to apply experience and passion to her role as customer success coordinator with the UrbanLogiq team. An avid learner, Rachel completed her bachelor’s degree in English and professional writing at the University of Victoria before undertaking her marketing communications accreditation from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Duong VuData Engineer
Duong is the Data Engineer at UrbanLogiq. Duong graduated from The University of British Columbia with a Master in Data Science and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a Master of Law (M.J.) in the field of International Business/Trade/Commerce and Law. She was named the 2018 Women in Data Science Ambassador in Vancouver. Previous to UrbanLogiq, she worked on data analysis and automating accounting books for the Indiana Auditor of States.
Jess DesrochersSoftware Engineer
As a software developer, Jess brings years of experience designing, developing, and deploying analytics applications in the FinTech space to the Urbanlogiq team. He is excited to apply his knowledge to making a positive impact in society by improving government's ability to serve communities worldwide.
Steve VandervalkSenior Software Engineer
Steve is a nomadic technology polyglot who has returned to Canada after his latest wanderings in Australia. Over the past few decades Steve has worked across the many domains of software engineering, academic research, founding a security company and then learning to prefer the early engineer stage in startups. As a free software and privacy activist in his spare time, Steve abstains from LinkedIn but would love to hear from you otherwise!
Brian HoSoftware Engineer
With over a half dozen years of experience writing and maintaining a web-based analytics platforms, Brian is excited to join the UrbanLogiq team. Brian is passionate about urban development and big data. He is looking forward to learning more about how to use them to solve problems associated with urban living.
Morgan CasselsSoftware Engineer
Morgan is a recent grad from the University of Victoria with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Linguistics. Morgan has a passion for machine learning and sustainable urban planning. With internship experience in front-end development, Morgan is excited to work on data-driven tools that increase quality of life for urban communities.
Saimir SulajSoftware Engineering Intern
Saimir Sulaj is 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. With over 2.5 years of freelance development work across multiple industries, Saimir has a great foundation in React JS, Node JS, Android, and Python.
Calvin BeatonMarket Analyst
Calvin is a University of Victoria graduate with an undergraduate degree in Geography and Business, and a keen interest in smart city applications and software as a service solutions. During his studies, Calvin worked with the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and completed an exchange semester at Utrecht University focusing on transportation solutions.
Giselle PereiraUX/UI Designer
Giselle is a digital designer who is passionate about building user engagement through frictionless and highly usable products. After finishing her career as a professional basketball player, she started on her new path, studying design at university. With a background of over 7 years of experience everything from advertising agencies to IT companies, she found at UrbanLogiq the best match for her main professional goal: using design as a tool to help improve people’s lives.
Marcela Baiocchi, Ph.DUX/UI Designer
Marcela is UX Designer and Researcher and completed her Ph.D. at Université de Montréal, where she studied methods to augment diversity in news recommendation systems using text mining techniques. Throughout her 20-year career in information technology, she has developed a remarkable talent to instill creativity to the design of digital products, collaborating with business development and user-oriented strategies.
Myron LokeSoftware Engineer
Myron Loke is a recent grad from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Myron enjoys complex mathematical problem solving and finding new ways to solve existing problems through computational thinking.
Irene FabrisData Science Intern
Irene is a 3rd year Liberal Arts and Sciences student at Quest University Canada, with a keen interest in mathematical optimization. Over the past year, she deployed her experience with Constraint Satisfaction Problems and Integer Linear Programming to design automated scheduling systems.