An Owl is Born

In the summer of 2018, five individuals who had met previously through coding competitions joined up to compete in the IBM Call for Code. In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017, the Call for Code was a hackathon that brought together developers from 156 nations to build technology that can help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters. We named our idea for the hackathon "Project OWL".

Project OWL ultimately won the global grand prize and since has deployed in dozens of locations from the U.S. to Europe, Asia, and Australia. Currently, Project OWL’s main geographical focus is Puerto Rico where in 2019 nearly 30 solar-powered, wireless DuckLink devices were installed around the island in communities and at Universities.

We are focused on innovative, cost-effective technology and remain committed building new networking solutions for the people, places, and things that need it most.

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The PROJECT OWL Team

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Bryan Knouse

CEO

Bryan enjoys working with inspired, creative individuals dedicated to building technology that makes an impact. Bryan lives in and loves New York City.

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Nick Feuer

CTO

B.S. in Computer Science from SUNY Purchase and has published research papers in biology. Nick manages technology competition communities in New York City.

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Timo Wielink

Head Of Product Development

Timo has a big passion for design and he focuses on the development and fine details of the OWL products. And is dedicated to deliver you the best user experience.

Charlie

Charlie Evans

Chief Architect

B.S. Computer Science from the University of Tulsa, and focuses in cloud software architecture, data visualization, and large-scale infrastructure.

Taraqur

Taraqur Rahman

Data Science

B.S. Physics from Saint John's University and organizes data-science communities in New York City. Focused on data analytics, machine learning, and encryption.

Magus

Magus Pereira

Engineering and Marketing

B.S. Computer Science from East Carolina University. Responsible for designing, deploying and maintaining the virtual infrastructure solutions which support security products.

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Zachary Neuhaus

Radio Engineer

Studying Resilient Technologies and Disaster Management at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Zach brings expertise as a Ham Radio Operator and volunteers in the disaster field through ITDRC.

Advisors

Bruce Weed

Bruce Weed

Founding Advisor

Bruce enjoys advising/mentoring up and coming startups. Bruce also enjoys intellectual debate on all topics, but most of all technology. Bruce loves his combat sports and is active in both Muay Thai and traditional boxing.

Christian Feuer

Christian Feuer

Company Advisor

There are no problems, only solutions. Customer driven executive leader in Ecommerce and technology. Focus on strategic direction and flawless execution. Analytics as tool for all relevant decisions.

Wayne Beecroft

Wayne Beecroft

Company Advisor

Wayne is Vice President of BP’s Reservoir Development teams where he is accountable for BP’s CAPEX allocation process, Modernization and Transformation of BP’s Subsurface technologies and finding innovative solutions to meeting BP’s Net Zero Carbon Ambition by 2050 or sooner.

Rob Simone

Rob Simone

Company Advisor

Marketing executive with experience building campaigns for fortune 500 companies.