Founder & CEO
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony," Gandhi reminds us. I relentlessly pursued this kind of happiness all my life, each new chapter bringing more understanding of what it means to me.
Today, it means that I stand for positive progress, speak my truth, and do something I deeply believe in. As a woman, a mother and an entrepreneur, I am driven by a deep faith in human potential and business with purpose. A researcher, a marketer, a psychologist and an unstoppable innovator inside me brought together all my knowledge and intuition to create Heartbeat.
As our team grows, so is my belief in the bright future of our start-up. In 2017, we are looking into the future as active agents of positive change. We recognize that we can't separate the future of individuals, families, teams, industries or countries from the Global perspective of our collective future. We are in it together: Canadians, Americans, Russians, Australians, Asians, Natives, Christians, Muslim, atheists, women and men, black and white, Republicans and Liberals, rich and poor. One thing that unites us all is that we are emotional beings. We are all alike and we are all unique at the same time. This paradox will inspire me and Heartbeat for years to come.
I was heavily influenced by and proud of the stories of my family – my grandfather’s cement business and a rich history of potters and painters. These stories reflect my approach to work and life… creative and concrete.
This approach, along with my values of integrity, dependability and openness were catalysts for creating Lewers Research in 2005. We are thriving today, with a talented team and a consistent revenue growth. Our clients include Australia’s largest blue chip companies.
With over 20 years research experience, I am a trusted advisor to my clients. I enjoy building partnerships, introducing new thinking, new technologies and new ways. When I found Heartbeat, I was immediately excited by its potential. While I knew I had found a valuable solution for my clients, it was Lana's story, passion and purpose that really struck a chord. Heartbeat provides a platform for uniting people through shared emotions. It recognizes that a problem shared is a problem halved, and helps decision makers understand the emotional impact of their actions.
When I’m not busy helping the team craft research solutions or discovering and applying the latest techniques, you can find me at my easel painting beautiful blooms. I’d love to live in a home on a flower farm.
Director of Operations & Design
I am an entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience as a founder of a retail art gallery, and 6 years in a tech startup. My enthusiasm for business, systems and organization is only matched to that of design and art. I strive to maintain a balance between all the hats one needs to wear while running a start-up business. I am excited to learn new, better, and simpler ways of organizing operational systems and improving efficiency. At Heartbeat, we are building an inspiring and functional remote workplace environment for our growing international team.
I deeply believe that designers play a much larger role than merely making things look pretty. They are essential in providing UX insights from the ground up and influencing strategic business direction. I apply inspired thinking and creativity to design every touchpoint, solidifying a fluid visual narrative. My passion as a fusionist is to use design as the unifying vehicle to drive the best user experience.
Lead Data Architect
I started my life-long relationship with technology as a graphic designer for a local newspaper. Always curious to know what's "under the hood", I learned a little bit of programming and software development, while working as a full-time designer and trainer. It is very motivating to be able to understand highly technical concepts, and explain them to non-technical people so they feel good about technology. I will never stop learning: photography, English, philosophy, Python, Machine Learning, NLP... I want to travel and live in different places around the world, work from small cafés, listen to live jazz, keep learning about life and building cool things.
Manager of Client Support & Quality Control
In the past 3 years, I was working as a supply chain manager in telecommunication and was pretty happy about it. Then I met Heartbeat team, and they shared their tech-humanizing ideas with me.
Future is all about changes, so I've decided to keep going and change career a bit. I'm proud to be part of the progress and the team that works 24\7 to teach your refrigerator to stare at you and ask one day: "You look sad, what's up?" Hopefully, that would be our achievement.
Science Lead, Linguistics & Psychology
My passion for psychology and communication made Psycholinguistics the perfect match for me. By combining my knowledge of how we develop, perceive, and produce language, with Heartbeat’s innovative advances in AI technology, I believe we have the opportunity to accomplish extraordinary things in the near future.
I am completing my Master’s in Linguistics, and loving every second of it. We are all highly emotional beings offering such complex contributions to our societies and the world at large. Understanding and identifying these emotions is key as they drive our everyday choices. Helen Keller said: “The best and beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Director of Customer Experience & Storytelling
As a Data Humaniser, Angie Fleming is dedicated to uncovering patterns and insightful epiphanies by translating raw data into holistic stories focused on people and relationships. Through data strategy, synthesis and storytelling, she enables organizations to strengthen their relationships with the people they serve. As a result, they are able to collaboratively and sustainably advance their missions towards realizing their impact on people, the planet and their profits.
She uses data and dialogue as a means to develop empathy by building a deeper understanding of people (e.g. what they do, think, feel, say, want and need). By combining her multicultural, multilingual, and various talents, she often acts as a translator and integrator to facilitate collaboration to bring out the best among diverse groups (i.e. analytical and creative solutions, eastern and western philosophies, short term and long term benefits, etc.)
Canada & Kyrgyzstan
I am a software engineer and an entrepreneur with a passion for complex problems and beautiful solutions. What I love in software development is variety of choice of tools and methods available that solve problems for clients and users. I love to see businesses and users benefiting of my team’s products.
My role in Heartbeat is to ensure the technology behind the Heartbeat AI is reliable and never becomes an obstacle for the implementation of the team’s ingenious ideas. When I am not working for Heartbeat, I am also a proud co-founder of IT Attractor, an IT development resourcing and consulting centre and supplier of great software solutions.
Russia & Europe
Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward, said Joy Gumz.
From early on in my developing career, I learned successful projects have to be carefully planned and managed. My first job as a tour guide in St. Petersburg, Russia taught me to be thorough, attentive, good with people and very organized.
Breaching from a work in a cultural environment to the technical field in USA, I realized that Project management is where I could perform the best with what nature, education and experience gave me.
Lana’s ingenuity to marry science and emotions struck me as something quite challenging but plausible! I was charged with the idea and when the opportunity presented itself, I was excited to join Heartbeat team. I believe that my 20 years of experience, managing technical projects, will help to drive Heartbeat to the glorious and profitable future.
When not working or managing something, I like to enjoy nature, animals, attending artsy exhibitions and exploring new places and countries!
IT Attractor was founded in 2012 to boost the development of IT market in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. IT Attractor is a software development centre, capable of development of various types of information system for small business automation. We also provide ongoing training for software developers. We love software development and we love helping others to achieve quality and happiness in software development.