Founder & Managing Director
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Jonathan Raper is a co-founder of Placr, Managing Director and Company Secretary. Jonathan's expertise lies in envisioning and designing digital services, analytics/visualisation, and intellectual property management. Jonathan is responsible for business development, sales and marketing, and financial management.
Jonathan is a visiting Professor in the giCentre at City University London, and is the former Editor of the Journal of Location Based Services. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the UK Digital Systems KTN Advisory Board, is a member of the City University Collaborative Transport Hub Advisory Board, a member of the Dept. of Transport's Transparency Board and is a member of the Mayor of London's Digital Advisory Board. He has advised the Technology Strategy Board, Local Government Association Research and Analysis, Willis Reinsurance, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Greater London Authority and the Association for Geographic Information on location technologies and geographic information.
In rare moments of spare time Jonathan plays football, cycles, skis and is the governor of a primary school in London.
Founder & Technical Director
David Mountain is a co-founder of Placr, and Technical Director. David's expertise lies in the overlap of geographic information and mobile location-aware computing. David's role requires technical skills including programming (Java, PHP, Ruby, Python), spatial databases (PostGIS and MySQL spatial), web app frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Code Igniter), development on diverse operating systems (Linux, Windows Mobile, Android), writing proposals, collaborative software development, consultancy and training.
David was awarded a PhD (Exploring Mobile Trajectories) from City University London in 2006 and worked for 10 years in the giCentre at City University London as a researcher and lecturer publishing extensively in this field. In his free time, David used to do long distance running, surfing, cold water swimming, and travel overseas. David no longer has free time.
Senior Software Engineer
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Harry Wood developed an interest in geospatial technology through OpenStreetMap. He has contributed to this open collaborative mapping project as a volunteer and also through working with CloudMade. This includes development of the site and tools, community communication, engagement and promotion, as well as just going out to map the world! At CloudMade Harry was also involved in supporting a developer community working with their geospatial products and APIs.
Previously Harry worked as an integration consultant developing TIBCO-based back-end middleware, and front-end web solutions for large enterprise clients in finance, telecoms, engineering and local government
Saeed joined Placr through the Professional Pathway scheme at City University, London. His role as a Software Engineer focused on Web Application development using technologies such as PHP, Ruby on Rails, JQuery etc. Saeed is currently working at Omnicom Media Group as a Search Developer.
Amongst working on various web related projects, Saeed has also worked at Cass Business School as a Web Developer. In his spare time he plays football and enjoys mountain biking.
Adam developed Placr's current web site when studying for his Masters in Electronic Publishing at City University.