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Meet the Team

Olav Krause – Founder, CTO, Director

One of those quiet achievers who continually strives for the best outcome. An active researcher in power systems, energy markets and innovative robust methods in network state estimation and continues research in improving the power quality of distribution networks.

Andre Gebers – Chief Software Architect

Andre is curious about anything IT with an extensive background in software engineering. At GridQube he is thrilled to contribute to game-changing products for the energy industry.

Scarlett Tokunaga – Educational Development Lead

Highly engaged in generating valuable insights to improve the acceptance of innovative technologies, using social methods and design processes, which positively impact complex data-driven systems.

Scarlett aims to implement her multidisciplinary background, from AoT to UX, for developing effective education strategies that enhances GQ’s customer awareness and understanding of their value proposition.

Friska (Dendi) Pambudi – Software Developer

A highly motivated software engineer with substantial experience in producing quality, innovative and value driven IT solutions. Dendi is very excited in bridging GridQube’s groundbreaking transformation for the energy industry.

Jamie Leach – Chair

Incredibly passionate about the transformative potential of data and access to quality data at all levels, enabling more transparent thought processes and better decision making through data-driven decisions. Jamie strives to raise not only the Quality of data but to enable a higher capability of skills and literacy in all areas of data.

Nick Kurylo – Graduate Engineer

Nick is an electrical engineer who is motivated to optimise how distribution networks are planned and managed, and enjoys using software and data to solve problems. Whether it’s in the field of engineering, on the tennis court or playing board games, he is always keenly strategizing in order to produce a winning result.”

Andrew Deme – CEO, Director

Andrew focuses on developing strategic partnerships and has been integral to the development and implementation of step changes in Information Technology, Banking, eCommerce, Telecommunications and Energy.

Ismail Mohamed – Electrical Engineer

Ismail is an electrical engineer specialising in signal processing and telecommunications with a strong background in programming. His favourite place is at the intersection of mathematics (linear algebra, signal processing, data analysis, machine learning) and optimised hardware/software implementation. He also loves a good riddle… see if you can decipher this 01 🙂

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Ly Phung

Ly is a software engineering student with a love for problem solving. She is passionate about coding her way to new and innovative solutions and, alongside the bright minds at GridQube, she looks forward to pushing the limits of what technology can do.

Fred Geth – Principal Power System Engineer

Fred is a researcher passionate about power systems, with long-standing research interests in helping distribution grids deal with low-carbon technologies such as electric vehicles and battery storage, through physics-based optimisation models.  

He believes improving distribution network operations and planning is a crucial step in effectively decarbonising the energy system, and that network data cleaning, state estimation, and system identification engines are critical enabling technologies. 

Fred has consistently demonstrated that the better these engines exploit the physics – the more useful, explainable, reliable, and scalable they are – and wants to continue proving this in the real world with the talented team at GridQube.

Jordan Clark – Power Systems Engineer

Meet Jordan, a recent Electrical Engineering graduate with a passion for Mathematics and Software. When he’s not automating code and modelling Distribution Networks, you can find him hitting the gym for a powerlifting session or out for a ride on his motorbike.

Kurt Lucas – Undergraduate Electrical Engineer and Software Developer

Kurt is an aspiring electrical engineer, focusing on power systems with a background in software design. With experience spanning from game development to electrical network analysis, he is passionate about well-designed solutions to technical problems, and the inspirational teams that make these happen.

Abdul Wahab Mirza

Meet Abdul, an aspiring Mechatronics Engineer with a passion for Electrical Engineering and Coding. He aims to innovate and strengthen the electric grid for a more resilient future. With a focus on sustainability and cutting-edge solutions, Abdul is ready to make a lasting impact in the world of technology.