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Meet our Executive Team
Founder & CEO
Eugene launched Parkopedia in 2007 after driving to a conference in San Francisco and struggling to find any useful parking information online. After realising that drivers all over the world must be facing the exact same problem every day, Eugene created Parkopedia with the mission of improving the world by delivering innovative parking solutions.
Eugene holds both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Hans Puvogel
Hans's main responsibilities include driving sales and marketing, as well as managing operations across our markets in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia.
Hans was previously General Manager at ICT Automotive and General Manager at INRIX Europe. Fluent in 6 languages, Hans has a 25-year track record in building and growing international businesses, as well as experience in software and data services for the automotive and telecommunications industry.
Head of Technology
Paul heads up our Technology division, responsible for managing the infrastructure across the organisation, covering business and consumer services which form the core of our business.
Paul works together with our clients to deliver products to service their current and future requirements while also running our day to day operations.
Paul has 25+ years experience in IT with a track record working at large international financial institutions building infrastructure and services.
Head of Human Resources & Customer Service
Christina was one of the first people Eugene contacted to help him build the business, and has held multiple roles at the company, from marketing to global operations to HR, often at the same time!
Christina’s days are usually taken up with global operations matters such as liaising with HR across our global offices, discussing Finance matters with our Financial Director and dealing with any escalated cases from the customer service team.
Fluent in 4 languages, Christina holds a BA Joint Hons degree and an MBA.
Dr. Sander van Dijk
Head of Data Science
Based out of our London office, Sander is responsible for leading the team developing parking predictive models using machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision.
In his spare time, Sander is team leader at Bold Hearts: the University of Hertfordshire’s humanoid robot football team which participates in the yearly RoboCup world championship. Sander joined Parkopedia in 2013 and holds both an MSc and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Brian Holt
Head of HD Maps
Brian leads our R&D effort to develop detailed indoor maps for covered car parks and test the associated algorithms which will enable Autonomous Valet Parking to become a reality to the general public. Brian also led the 2018 consortium bid for the multi-million CAV3 project supported by the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and now serves as Project Manager for the consortium.
An electronic engineer with in-depth machine learning and computer vision expertise, Brian holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Computer Vision from the University of Surrey.
Head of Data Team
Vladimir is responsible for our data management team, ensuring the global scale, accuracy, and freshness. This entails developing working practices and processes for both online and on-the-ground surveyors, improving efficiency and verifying data accuracy.
Prior to Parkopedia, Vladimir held various roles in the finance industry.
Ding Xian (Martin)
General Manager, China
Ding Xian is responsible for our operations, management and network development in China. Xian has been working to provide products and services customized for clients in China and to deliver win-win results with car manufacturers and software and hardware providers.
With more than 15 years of experience in the automobile components and head unit industries, Xian has held various roles in leading companies like Continental Automotive and Mitsubishi Electric.
Head of Customer Success
Lewis joined Parkopedia in 2016 and is focusing on ensuring our industry customers deliver success to their drivers when using Parkopedia. Responsible for customer support, efficient on-boarding, project delivery and compliance, Lewis represents the voice of and insight from the customer throughout the wider business.
Lewis is passionate about parking and technology, having spent 20 years within the industry across the public and private parking sectors. Most notably, Lewis was Data & Technology Lead for Parking at Westminster City Council (Europe's largest local authority), and Technical Director at Smart Parking.