Meet The Team

Chris Parker

Geovation Co-Founder

A geographer, Chris builds partnerships and helps startups startup sustainably, through collaboration, open innovation, design thinking and experience of delivering location impact across public, private and third sectors at home and overseas. 

Sebastian Ovide

Lead Engineer

Sebastian started coding when still a kid and has over 20 years of professional experience building software for corporations, SMEs and startups. Sebastian leads the Engineering Team, jumps into the trench to do hands on work when he can and provides coaching to members.

Niall Morgan

Business & Operations Manager

Niall manages Geovation’s internal processes and day-to-day operations, working to ensure that we are operating effectively and providing a high-quality service to our Members.

Valentina Podda

Accelerator Programme Manager

Valentina is from a startup background and manages all aspects of the Accelerator programme. Before joining Geovation she worked at the Open Data Institute and ran her own startup. She has a background in psychology and computer science.

James Gardner

Senior Software Engineer

James is a Virtual CTO. He loves assembling or building the right components to help your business gain traction in the market and with investors. 

Paul Nebel

Senior Software Engineer

Paul is a Virtual CTO specialising in technology leadership, product discovery and strategic analysis. He makes companies smarter, faster and more efficient through better use of appropriate technology.

Joy Shan-Chun Kuo

Software Engineer

Software developer with curiosity for technologies and passion to build applications in an agile way.

Viv Alexander

Geovation Challenge Producer

Viv is based at Ordnance Survey’s Southampton HQ She helps keep Geovation connected to the wider business and provides ongoing support for the wider Geovation community.

Nourin Abdal

Hub Manager

Nourin looks after all Hub Members and provides administrative support to Geovation, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Luke Hampson

Engagement Manager

Luke manages national outreach and partnership opportunities for Geovation, by working with similar innovation initiatives that are based throughout Great Britain.

Isabel Ulitzsch

Events Manager

Isabel organises and manages industry-leading events that inspire our diverse community of startups, experts and individuals.

Meet the whole team