Jan Halatsch


Kranzberg, Germany


Project management
Budget Management
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Project Planning
Market Research
Business Strategie
3D Visualisierung
Product positioning
User Interface Design
Product Management
Agile Softwareentwicklung
Product Road Map
Strategic Planning
Strategic Partners
Corporate Development
Brand strategy
Data Analysis
Product launch
Business Development
Strategic partnership
User Experience
Business analysis


Professional experience for Jan Halatsch

  • Current 4 years and 6 months, since Jul 2017

    Senior Consultant Smart City at Esri Deutschland

    Esri Deutschland GmbH

    Delivering smart location tools for exciting customers. I apply and integrate new means of content delivery, data access and editing for building and urban data. - Virtual construction, BIM and and urban-scale 3D mapping. - Key ressource for ArcGIS 3D platform products, data analysis and visualization. - Requirement analysis, solutions, system architectures. - Spear-heading role-out of professional services into new market verticals.

  • 4 years and 7 months, Dec 2012 - Jun 2017

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Co-Founder

    SmarterBetterCities AG / CloudCities AG, Zürich

    Co-founded SmarterBetterCities: performed market opportunity analysis, developed corporate strategy, defined vision for product development roadmap. Lead engineering team and built with CIO SaaS solutions on a project base. Key role in usability design. - Designed and oversaw implementation of responsive 3D web applications for smart cities and big data visualization.

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jan 2012 - Feb 2015



    Promoted into roles of increasing complexity to take leadership reins at major European science foundation (EIT), administering all program and project operations for over 15 sites European sites and primary charter to direct more than $50M in strategic project funding with an average ticket size of $750k and 45+ total/indirect reports.

  • 8 years and 3 months, Oct 2006 - Dec 2014

    Projektmanager, Research Scientist & Lecturer

    ETH Zürich

    Resource in smart city design research: designed, developed, and implemented modular urban simulation software platforms and high-performance data visualization hardware. Skillfully marshaled multinational, cross-organization teams of 5-25 members without formal authority. In charge of $12M operational/ $ 2M capital budgets.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Apr 2008 - Jun 2010

    Key Account Manager

    Procedural Inc.

  • 3 months, Jul 2006 - Sep 2006


    ETH Zurich, Computer Vision Laboratory, Prof. Dr. Luc Van Gool, ETH Zurich.

    Digital reconstruction of urban schemes. Implementation of GIS file format

  • 2 years and 6 months, Aug 2003 - Jan 2006


    Digital Production

    In charge of technolgy reports for architecture, construction and engineering (AEC) industry for Europe’s leading digital production magazine. - Performed regular AEC and geospatial industry software market analysis and performed in-depth product reviews. - Conducted and published AEC, geospatial and computer graphics expert and CEO interviews.

Educational background for Jan Halatsch

  • 7 years and 6 months, Jul 2008 - Dec 2015


    ETH Zürich

    Research on urban simulation with focus on simplification of urban physics models for instant urban planning feedback.

  • 6 years and 10 months, Oct 2004 - Jul 2011


    Universität Konstanz

    Studied computer science with an emphasis on big data visualization and analysis, UI, UX and 3D computer graphics (OpenGL, rendering algorithms, distributed real-time rendering, high performance computing).

  • 4 years and 10 months, Oct 1999 - Jul 2004

    Architektur und Konstruktion

    TU Dresden

    Studied architecture with an emphasis on Commercial Buildings, Campus Planning and Urban Design. Early adopter of 3D printing, parametric modeling and 3D city modelling.


  • German



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