About us

OUR VISION…

…is to push environmental data into the mainstream of decision-making and to unlock unlimited clean air for cities, businesses and citizens. Hawa Dawa aims to make the invisible visible: we form the first link of a new digital knowledge network to steer and activate resilient and climate-neutral cities.

Our primary focus is to facilitate the use of meaningful environmental data in decision-making. We compile air quality data from all available sources, from satellites to ground-based public measurement stations to IoT sensors and correlate them with use case-specific data, e.g. traffic.  These insights are made available on intuitive dashboards, commented APIs and deep-dive analytic reports. Our data cover the full scope from historical to real-time to predictive data and simulations.

We deploy state-of-the-art sensor technology, IoT, AI, machine learning, and cloud services to deliver A-grade air quality data in high spatial and temporal resolution.

Our international team comprises engineers, software and data analysts, sensor, satellite and traffic modelling experts as well as business folk and is  committed to realising this vision. Together we are pushing the frontiers of machine learning and sensor technologies to produce innovative new data products and services for our customers.

Our Management Team

Karim Tarraf

Karim Tarraf

CEO and Managing Director, Co-founder

Karim is responsible for leading the overall vision and developing our core business activities with partners.

Birgit Fullerton

Birgit Fullerton

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Birgit has a PhD in neuroscience and carries many years of work experience in health sciences and epidemiological research.

Matt Fullerton

Matt Fullerton

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Matt is a Co-founder and responsible for all software development at Hawa Dawa, having worked previously in image processing, traffic modelling, open data sources and sensor communication.

Yvonne Rusche

Yvonne Rusche

Head of HR and Co-Founder

Yvonne is responsible for finance and controlling as well as for recruiting, team development and strategic planning.

Michael Tomczak

Michael Tomczak

Chief Financial Officer

Michael handles all topics related to funding and finance. He is the main contact for our investors and organises for smooth processes in accounting and reporting.

Frank Felten

Frank Felten

Chief Product Officer

Frank brings in his experience in leading bigger IT product organisations. He pulls the strings with regards to the evolution of Hawa Dawa products and is responsible for our partner network.

Barbara Loferer

Barbara Loferer

Head of Product Marketing & Communications

Barbara manages product marketing and communications with Hawa Dawa‘s audiences. Drawing on her comprehensive B2B marketing experience, her strategic approach helps foster the brand Hawa Dawa.

John Dziersk

John Dziersk

Head of Hardware Development

John is responsible for scaling our hardware capabilities and taking our technology to a new level. He brings a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of sensor development from his background in industrial IoT.

Chiara Katzlmaier

Chiara Katzlmaier

Head of Data Partner Management

Chiara is fully dedicated to grow our partner network and establish prosperous business partnerships.

Martin Montag

Martin Montag

Head of Sales Public Sector

Martin is in charge of Hawa Dawa’s business with the public sector. He works with cities on eye-level to understand their needs and to find the optimum solution to support their goals.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

We are a highly specialised international team, experts in both data modelling and analysis and hardware development

We offer a full service to help our customers navigate through and apply our environmental data

We are a young and agile team challenging the status quo through a new commodity of environmental data

Our interdisciplinary team combines comprehensive expertise in traffic management, smart city, healthcare, epidemiology and statistics, big data, AI and machine learning, sensor technology, and project management. More information here

Our Values

  • enthusiastic and proficient
    We burn for what we do. With full commitment, we deploy all our experience and our top-class, interdisciplinary expertise.
  • disruptive and reliable
    Our solutions are not only innovative but also disruptive. This applies to our technology just as much as it does to our claim to sustainably improve the world while also pursuing new approaches. To accomplish this, we work reliably and long-term with our business partners.
  • ambitious and cooperative
    We have high demands on ourselves and our projects. The success of our customers is our success. An open and cooperative relationship is our basis for cooperation.
  • for environmental health
    We contribute combating a global problem: air pollution. A high-minded, necessary and relevant goal.