Industry Veteran Rani Cohen Appointed as Chairman of Datumate

Rani Cohen

Rani Cohen

November 1st, 2013   Datumate, a leading vendor of geomatics expert systems, announced today the appointment of Rani Cohen, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd., as Chairman.

Over the last 30 years, Cohen held senior managerial positions in the high-tech sector in R&D, Marketing, Sales and Corporate Management. In his last position, Cohen served as the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd. (ORBK:NASDAQ GS) from 2006 till 2013. Cohen’s senior roles have seen him manage and direct rapidly growing businesses and new technologies in international markets.

On his appointment Cohen said, “Datumate’s technology is a paradigm shift for ‘field-to-plan’ processes in civil engineering and architectural applications. Driven by the rapid evolution of digital photography and desktop computing power, Datumate’s products are set to fundamentally change the way surveyors, architects, and civil engineers work today. I am excited and honored to join Datumate’s excellent team, and to lead with its management team the rapid growth in international markets.”

Haim Zelikovsky, CEO, Datumate, said of the appointment, “Rani is renowned as an industry veteran and his reputation in the industry is second to none. His tenure in the industry and experience in growing companies into global operations is going to be a huge asset for Datumate.”

Datumate’s innovative software products allow drawing technical plans and making geodetic measurements directly on images of regular cameras, as well as automatically processing the data of surveying works and assuring their compliance with all guidelines and best practices. Datumate’s technology is driven by the rapid evolution in digital photography and desktop computing in recent years, allowing for the first time surveyors, architects, and civil engineers to use regular cameras as tools for making technical drawings directly from images. Datumate’s products are already serving a multitude of customers, with typical case studies exhibiting a step-function improvement in productivity and cost effectiveness.

About Datumate
Datumate’s products are revolutionizing “field-to-plan” processes for surveying, civil engineering, and architectural applications, providing at least a threefold increase in productivity and cost reduction. Datumate’s products serve a multitude of customers, including both private firms as well as national agencies, allowing them to execute and process their surveying works easier, faster, cost effectively, and with enhanced quality. Among the shareholders of Datumate are some of Israel’s largest venture capital firms.

GeoForm+ 2013 AwardDatumate was recently awarded the Most Innovative Product Award of GeoForm+2013.

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Eric D. Colburn, PLS, "The Geo-Business Innovator", helps geo-professionals improve through innovative solutions, mastery of marketing and business growth strategies, and coaching/training. Eric is a successful, serial entrepreneur, podcaster, industry writer, product development consultant, and RI licensed professional land surveyor.

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