Founder and CEO, Arini Geographics
Gabriel Paun is a geographer, a geospatial technologist and entrepreneur. In a world of sensor networks, IoT, and big data analytics, he believes that the time has come for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to become the platform of choice for valuation and engagement, everywhere.
In 2013 Mr. Paun founded Arini Geographics, a consulting company that develops Enterprise Geocentric Management Systems for a wide variety of applications such as urban design, facilities management, emergency response, utility operations, marketing, and public outreach. Through consistent quality services and high-value data, Arini Geographics helps businesses and communities sustainably realize the full potential of their geography.
Mr. Paun is also the co-founder of MeetVibe, an IoT and social platform with innovative proximity technology that helps people gain an increased awareness of their surroundings and provides instant social access. Mr. Paun has been instrumental in including the dynamic maps feature into the MeetVibe scheduling experience, and provides critical guidance for all location innovation, way finding, and location-based predictive analytics.
Previously, Mr. Paun architected the Enterprise GIS for the City of Santa Clara and decisively contributed to the GIS implementation at the California Water Services Company. Mr. Paun was also the founder and CEO of Infosfera, a pioneer geospatial data production company that, in only three years, managed to provide digital maps for 15 large Romanian cities.
Mr. Paun graduated in 1996 with BS in Geography from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and earned his Geospatial Information Systems Certification from the San Francisco State University in 2003.