Mapflow is an expert in the area of the application of ITS technologies to help improve the performance of the road infrastructure. We work with public and private sector organisations responsible for (or dependent on) our road infrastructure; we help such organisations to free up congestion, improve public and private transport efficiency and reduce fatal accidents.
We do this by developing technology, knowledge and expertise related to the utilisation of GPS/GNSS, GIS (mapping) and communications technologies to design and implement solutions in the following areas:
Richard Bryce, Chief Executive Officer
Richard joined Mapflow as CEO in 2000.
Richard's primary experience during the last sixteen years in the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector has been the successful delivery of a number of large, complex systems and technology programs including programs for Hibernian Insurance, Transport for London, the AA, the European Space Agency, the Revenue Commissioners and Tesco.
During his eight years with Mapflow, Richard has helped grow the organisation into an internationally recognised product and services company winning numerous technology and growth awards along the way. As CEO Richard has driven Mapflow's strategic shift from being a niche, domestically focused organisation, to an internationally focused product and services organisation with a high profile customer base. Richard has led two successful rounds of funding spanning VC and strategic investors, has built out the management team, and successfully grown revenue and profitability.
Before joining Mapflow Richard spent six years in Ireland and the US with Accenture, and a further three years as a program manager for a multi-billion-dollar international retailer.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin Richard is an active participant in the Irish ICT sector, including serving as a member of the Executive Council of the Irish Software Association for more than four years. Richard has also completed the ‘Leadership For Growth' executive education program at Stanford University USA.
Michael Nugent, CFO
Michael joined Mapflow as CFO in February 2006. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. Prior to joining Mapflow, Michael spent a number of years with Statoil Ireland Limited and in private practice and industry in Ireland and Australia.
Harvey Appelbe, CTO and founder
As co-founder and CTO of Mapflow, Harvey spearheads its technology strategy and thought leadership. He is a recognised expert in the development, adoption and application of location to real-world business solutions. An Aerospace Systems Engineering graduate of The University of Hertfordshire, Harvey is an active member of several industry bodies, a contributor and advisor to industry press, and the inventor of several patents.
Bill McCarthy, COO
Prior to joining Mapflow, Bill was Vice President of Operations with The Interactive Enterprise Limited, a software product company. He also spent six years as Vice President with Cambridge Technology Partners, a global systems integrator, where he built and managed two separate business units, each with revenues of tens of millions of dollars. Bill spent the previous twelve years in voice/data network engineering with Kedington (now part of BT), ITG (now Alphyra/Calyx) at the Department of Social Services (Ireland).
Avego.com is where travelers cooperate to make the whole transport system more efficient, saving us all money, wasted time and reducing pollution.
A 5-seat car traveling with only a driver is inherently inefficient, and yet 85% of the time, that's how cars travel in much of the world. With our iPhone GPS technology, web services and your participation, we can fill up those empty seats.
As a driver, by putting Avego in your car, you are becoming part of the public transit system... and cutting the cost of your transport by perhaps thousands of dollars per year! As a passenger, by using Avego you can leave your car behind... cutting the cost of your transport and taking advantage of HOV lanes (where available). Avego is an innovative, user-based system to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gases, and traffic. Once membership grows to a reasonable scale, riders will be able to book a request at 7:30am and get picked up by a driver going the same direction a few minutes later. Join our network by clicking the Login tab above and then registering. You'll receive updates on the upcoming release of our iPhone beta software. You'll learn how you can become an Avego Ambassador by identifying "Avego Stops", the best places to pick up and drop off riders. And you'll help define our product roadmap.
We are successful in our target markets because:
Our ability to combine industry expertise, a scalable technology platform, access to aggregated content, enterprise delivery skills, and innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) business models makes us unique in our selected markets.