Learn about our history and who we are!
What we do?
We know everything about maps and networks!
Globema is a leading provider of specialized geospatial solutions, IT products, and services for “network” companies (telecommunication, energy, heating, etc.), as well as many others (including e-commerce, transport & logistics, retail, finance, insurance). We provide IT solutions in the area of:
- Network Asset Management/ Resource Inventory,
- Field Service Management,
- Professional application of maps,
- System integration,
- AI/ML supported analyses,
- Data digitalization.
We’ve been on the market for almost 25 years – how did it all begin?
Globema was established in December 1997 on the initiative of Marek and Maria Gondzio. Soon they will be joined by Marek Maniecki (1998) and Ryszard Rybus (2002). A dozen or so years earlier, they met at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology.
The establishment of the company was dictated by the desire to introduce innovative GIS systems and geospatial solutions on the transforming Polish IT market.
Already in 1998, Globema established a partnership with the British company Smallworld, taken over by the General Electric concern in 2000. We maintained this partnership and quickly obtained the status of a GE Energy Business Partner, acting as the only Value Added Reseller of Smallworld software in Poland.
At that time, we also carried out the first implementations of this software at telecommunications operators, electricity distributors and heating companies.
Soon we also started building our own proprietary solutions, initially on the GE Smallworld platform. We have also established numerous strategic partnerships, including with Google, Microsoft and Safe Software.
Globema’s operations have always been based on the desire to bring positive changes thanks to the implementation of modern solutions and innovations. Despite the passage of years and many changes that Globema continues to undergo, this idea remains unchanged.
→ Marek Gondzio establishes Globema together with Maria Gondzio.
→ In 1998 they were joined by Marek Maniecki, and in 2002 by Ryszard Rybus – they are all graduates and employees of the Institute of Computer Science at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology.
→ The company was established with the intention of introducing GIS systems based on the modern Smallworld platform to the Polish market.
→ We establish a formal partnership (VAR – Value Added Reseller) with the British company Smallworld.
→ We take part in the first research and development project co-financed under the 4th EU Research Program, called INSPIRE.
→ As part of the contract with GE Energy, we provide technical support services for our partner and its customers from the EMEA region, in the field of Smallworld telecommunications products.
→ We open a branch in Prague, Czechia – this is the beginning of our activity in the Czechia and Slovakia and the first foreign branch of Globema.
→ We sign a Master Service Agreement with GE Energy.
→ Marek Gondzio receives the Info Star award in the category of business achievements, awarded by Polish IT organizations.
→ Globema becomes an authorized GE Smallworld training center.
→ Under the Master Service Agreement, the company participates in the development of the GE Smallworld Office Suite software.
→ We open another branch – this time in Bucharest, Romania, which also covers neighboring markets, incl. Bulgaria, Moldova and Albania.
→ In the first year of operation of Globema RO, we start a large project – the implementation of a network inventory system in Telekom Romania.
→ On behalf of and for GE Energy, Globema takes over the development and maintenance of Logical Network Inventory (LNI), one of the key components of the GE Smallworld system for telecommunications customers.
→ We launch the first R&D project – District Heating Office (DHO), co-financed by PARP under the Innovative Economy program. It will result in new modules and improvements in the DH.GIS system in the future.
→ We start two more R&D projects co-financed from the EU funds: Software Development Center and ELGrid.
→ Globema is awarded the Forbes Diamond.
→ We establish Value Added Reseller partnerships with companies from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for the distribution of Globema products.
→ We expand the portfolio of our solutions with Field Service Management FSM / Mobile Workforce Management MWFM systems.
→ We already have 60 certified GE Smallworld software engineers. We carry out the first implementation of GE Smallworld Global Transmission Office at PERN – one of the biggest companies for oil transportation and storage in Poland.
→ We are awarded the title of Silver Partner of Safe Software – producer of the FME Data Integration Platform.
→ This year, we also open a branch in the United States, Globema US LLC, and we launch implementations for clients from the telecommunications sector!
→ We sign a reselling agreement with GE Energy – Globema’s first products are added to the portfolio and price list of GE solutions for telecommunications.
→ We have completed the first implementation of the Work Force Management system at Emitel – a large telco operator.
→ We start our cooperation with Google as a Value Added Reseller for Google Maps.
→ The cooperation with Google is gaining momentum – we receive the highest partner status, Google Premier Partner!
→ We finish work on several R&D projects in the field of Smart Grid, the following products are created: ELGrid and 4RES.
2015 – 2016
→ We develop and implement the Command Support System for the State Medical Rescue (which we develop and maintain in the coming years).
→ We introduce Globema’s FSM solution – GeoTask.
→ We receive the 2nd Forbes Diamond.
→ Our group of clients includes over 300 companies and institutions in more than 30 countries around the world!
→ Globema receives an award in the Innovation and Development category in the ICT sector during the 12th TIME conferences – for developing and implementing innovative IT solutions based on maps, geospatial data and artificial intelligence.
→ Globema is honored with the 3rd Forbes Diamond.
→ We receive the Google Location-Based Services specialization.
→ Another module – Data Center Manager (DCM) is added to the Globema’s family of telecommunications solutions for GE Smallworld Physical Network Inventory (PNI) that includes Optical Network Atlas (ONA) and Physical Route Manager (PRM).
→ This year we open another branch – in Belgrade, Serbia (Globema Adria), thanks to which we can support clients from the Balkan and Adriatic regions more actively.
→ The number of our clients grows to over 700 in over 60 countries.
→ We launch new products created as a part of R&D projects: GlobIQ, Lv Topology and further develop 4RES. All solutions use artificial intelligence algorithms, thus expanding our activities in the AI/ML area.
→ The company receives the 4th Forbes Diamond Award.
→ Our cooperation with GE Digital in the field of GE Smallworld reselling extends to new markets, including USA, Canada and several new European countries.
→ As part of the partnership with Google, we are awarded the Location-Based Services Specialization for the second time and the title of Google Cloud Premier Partner for the 7th time.
We are an authorized partner of GE Digital and the distributor of GE Digital Grid Solutions software in selected European and North American countries.
As Google Cloud Premier Partner (Google’s highest partner distinction) we are the only Premier Partner in Poland in scope of Google Maps license distribution.
We are also a Silver Partner of Safe Software, the creator of FME – one of the most popular data integration and transformation platforms.
Who we are today?
Over the years, we have developed strong, long-term relations with about 800 enterprise customers on 5 continents.
Our solutions support companies from industries such as telecommunications, energy, district heating, e-commerce & retail, transportation and many more.
Research & Development Projects
Since 2012 we maintain the status of Research and Development Center and conduct innovative projects in the area of energy, renewable energy sources, and transport and logistics, powered by artificial intelligence.
We cooperate with leading universities and scientific institutions in Poland, including the Warsaw University of Technology, the Łódź University of Technology, the Warsaw University, and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Many of our projects are co-financed by Europen Union and The National Center for Research and Development in Poland.
We are a team of highly qualified specialists with extensive experience in numerous IT projects. It’s proven by many certificates (including GE Smallworld, Scrum, PRINCE2, FME, Google Maps and Cloud), but most of all it is confirmed by many years of cooperation with GE and participation in dozens of projects implemented under the Master Service Agreement on the platform Smallworld all over the world.
Many of our employees are graduates of leading Polish technical universities who have been developing their professional careers with Globema for many years. We also constantly cooperate with academics from these universities as part of our research and development projects.
We are passionate about what we do. We work as a team and support each other. We work together on the development of Globema, but we also care for the development of each and every one of us – also “after hours”. You can learn more about it from our Facebook and Instagram.
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