At Smartvid.io we’re united by a common goal— reducing project risk in the areas of safety, productivity and quality through our easy-to-use and industry-tuned artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Vinnie. To execute on this concept, we’ve convened an experienced team of enterprise software engineers, machine learning specialists, and account managers.
Solving complex problems in easy-to-use ways is in our background. The founding team has worked together in various software companies for over 15 years, helping to change the way people work. Most recently, the team started Vela Systems which pioneered the use of mobile technology in the AEC industry (architecture, engineering and construction), growing to thousands of deployments all over the world before being acquired by Autodesk (now known as BIM360 Field).
Vadik Bakman is a User Experience Design Lead at Smartvid.io. Vadik is passionate about designing user-friendly product and enjoys the challenge of helping users quickly turn big data into valuable insights to act upon. Vadik graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Prior to joining Smartvid.io he was a Creative Director of the Jerusalem Science Museum and Design Lead in multiple startups in Tel-Aviv and Boston. He enjoys cooking, traveling the world and being a dad to his two girls.
Sadjad is Lead Computer Vision Engineer at Smartvid.io. He is responsible for the computer vision models built for smart tagging. Sadjad is a PhD candidate at Northeastern University in the field of Computer Vision and Deep Learning and prior to that, he received his Master’s degree from Northeastern University and Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2015 and 2013 respectively. Sadjad has done some summer internships previously in R&D environments at Walt Disney Imagineering and Hoyos Labs. He enjoys hiking, photography, bowling, and video games!
Tim is VP of Industry Strategy at Smartvid.io. He has 20 years of construction industry experience working for regional, national and international general contractors in roles ranging from Field Engineer to Project Director. Tim is passionate about using technology as a tool to improve the way construction projects are delivered and is eager to share his story with others in the industry. Gattie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, California and Utah. When not at work, Tim enjoys golfing, traveling and being a great dad to his two boys.
Anna works in quality assurance at Smartvid.io. She holds a Bachelor's of Computer Science from National Technical University in Ukraine and Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal. After school Anna worked as financial analyst at State Street Bank and Computershare until she decided to make a switch into tech world. She enjoys traveling, sailing and playing outdoors with her son and daughter.
Vlad Gorsky is a member of the founding team and CTO at Smartvid.io. He is responsible for the Smartvid.io technology direction and implementtion. Vlad has also implemented the machine-learning-based speech recognition engine that powers the Smart Tag engine voice analytics. He holds Master's degree in Computer Science from Dnepropetrovsky State University in Ukraine. Prior to Smartvid.io, Vlad worked at Facebook, VMware, BMC, and Vela Systems. His interests include photography, chess and CrossFit.
Josh Kanner is Founder & CEO of Smartvid.io. Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM360 Field. Prior to founding Vela Systems, Josh was responsible for product management and strategy at Emptoris (now part of IBM), a web-based strategic sourcing software company. Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He enjoys hiking, skiing, travel and being a dad to his two boys.
Roman is a full stack software engineer/architect at Smartvid.io. Roman received his Bachelor's of Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Before Smartvid.io Roman worked as a software architect at Priceline/KAYAK and senior software engineer at Advent/Tamale software. Roman is a big sports fan, mostly enjoying soccer and hockey, both playing and watching. A lot of his time is occupied by his daughter, who is amazing.
Peter Litvak is a member of the founding team and the Chief Software Architect at Smartvid.io. Peter manages the overall architecture as well as the computer vision back end and data management implementation. Peter holds a master's of science in computer science from National Mining University of Ukraine. Before joining Smartvid.io, he was the architect at Copyright.com, the principal technical lead at Nuance Communications working in machine learning and speech and one of the original developers, and the Director of Engineering at Vela Systems. Peter enjoys photography, table tennis and deep sea fishing. He also enjoyings trying out new computer vision approaches.
Paul heads up Account Development for Smartvid.io - he is responsible for helping customers understand and experience the value of the technology. Prior to joining Smartvid.io, he was a Managing Principal at Multivisita MA, a Sales Director at Building Engines and the founding member of the sales team at Vela Systems. He holds a BA in History from UMass Amherst. Paul’s hobbies include racquetball, sprint triathlons and whatever his 2 daughters get into.
Chuck Mock is the resident Data Engineer at Smartvid.io, responsible for the care and feeding of image classification datasets. A native Bostonian, he earned a BA from Harvard Extension school while working both sides of R&D at Dragon Systems. His career includes full stack and data-intensive roles at Nokia, Inboxer, Nuance, and TripAdvisor. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys coding iOS, CNC, and microprocessor projects as well as metalwork, cooking and gaming.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Skidmore College, where he found his interest in machine learning. He has worked as a software engineer at multiple startups in Boston and continues to appreciate the energy and camaraderie they foster. A Boston native, Ryan enjoys exploring the city, running, and meditating.
Tim Curran is the CEO of Building Engines, the leading cloud-based provider of property management software for commercial, retail, and industrial real estate properties. He is the former CEO of Sample6, a biotech company bringing ultra-rapid pathogenic bacteria detection products to the food safety and other markets. He also serves on the board of several companies in addition to Building Engines, including Repsly Inc., Powerhouse Dynamics, and arcbazar.com. Mr. Curran is also a partner at CommonAngels Ventures.
Prior to Sample6, Mr. Curran served as CEO of Vela Systems, a field management software company in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, which was acquired by Autodesk (ADSK) in June 2012. Prior to joining Vela, Tim served as CEO of Eleven Technology, the leader in next generation mobile field applications for the retail & consumer goods industry. Eleven was successfully acquired by Trimble Navigation (TRMB) in April 2006. Prior to Eleven, Mr. Curran spent five years as the number two executive of I-many, Inc., an enterprise contract management software company that grew from $6MM to $60MM in sales and went public during his tenure. Mr. Curran’s roles at I-many included EVP of Sales and Marketing and EVP of Corporate Development. Prior to I-many, Tim spent eight years with Accenture and a year with EMC Corporation.
Mr. Curran holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
As a Partner at Egan-Managed Capital, an early stage venture capital firm with $225 million AUM, Travis actively partnered with more than 15 founding teams across the software and internet landscape. His collaboration with Borealis began with co-leading the Series A round in Envista Software in 2006 (acquired by Accela) and continued through the co-creation of IrisMaps (acquired by OmniEarth).
In addition to his work with Borealis, Travis led or sourced Egan-Managed Capital’s investments in Verivo (sold to Appery), Groove Mobile (sold to NMS), OwnerIQ, Applause, Currensee (sold to Oanda), and Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA). During his tenure, Travis negotiated over 40 rounds of financing and several M&A transactions.
In 2014, Travis joined OwnerIQ as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development to help the founding team accelerate the growth rate and expand from 150 employees to more than 220, while doubling the revenue to over $80 million in 2016.
Prior to Egan-Managed Capital, Travis headed the Silicon Valley office of Spears, Benzak, Salomon, & Farrell, an investment management firm based in New York. At SBSF, Travis focused on the firm’s technology investment policy and was responsible for the analysis, recommendation and management of the firm’s portfolio of public technology companies. Travis is a New England native having attended Connecticut College and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University.