Founded in 2013, Iconem is an innovative startup that specialises in the digitisation of endangered cultural heritage sites in 3D. We work with international organisations, national governments, local authorities, and world class museums such as UNESCO, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Sultanate of Oman, the City of Paris, and the Louvre. We design site-specific architectural 3D models; large-scale urban and rural 3D models; museum exhibitions; and training for local professionals.
Based in Paris, Iconem currently brings together a multidisciplinary team of about ten employees: architects, computer scientists, engineers, 3D graphic designers and archeologists whose strength lies in working together to solve the complex issue of safeguarding the historical and archeological heritage.
After graduating from La Sorbonne in humanities and from 42 School in computer science, Andrea started working at Iconem in the research and development team. She is implementing digital tools improving the accessibility and use of the data produced for the scientific community.
Graduated in Architecture and Heritage from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (ENSA-PB) in July 2018, Bachaar has been working as the Head of Scientific Projects at ICONEM since July 2022. He was trained to work with photogrammetry at Parrot AirSupport, which allowed him to discover a new aspect of heritage and work on internationally renowned monuments such as Mont Saint-Michel. At Iconem, he also collaborated with UNESCO to carry out a photogrammetric study of the area affected by the 2020 explosion at the port of Beirut.
With a master’s degree in Management of Cultural Organisations from the University of Paris-Dauphine, Elina specialises in the production and coordination of exhibitions. She worked in the art projects department of the Galeries Lafayette group before joining the Iconem team as exhibition project manager in 2022.
A graduate of the HEC business school, Etienne Tellier has been working for eighteen years in the publishing, media and content production sectors. After being a financial manager at Flammarion Group, he was a journalist and “Head of Content” at several press groups, before joining Iconem in 2015. Etienne holds the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Ieva is an architect graduated from the University KU Leuven in Belgium with a masters in Resilient and Sustainable Strategies in architecture. At Iconem she is working on scenography for museum exhibitions.
Having graduated in applied arts and visual communication, Ousseni Issanou joined the Iconem team in 2015 as a 3D artist and an expert in Blender. With his experience at Iconem, particularly in the creation of 3D films and scans, he has evolved and now holds the position of Artistic Director. Furthermore, Ousseni Issanou has a passion for programming and has created several motion design tools (such as Gravity Rope, bSnow, particles-link, textFx) for the Blender community.
Jonathan is CTO at Iconem. Graduated from Supelec (France) in “Signals and systems, computer science and fundamentals science” and University college in London in “MSc Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging”, he works mainly on data processing and the technological innovations Iconem is creating. He previously worked at Thalès, and at CEA, and was inviting to speak at the MIT as Iconem CTO. His master thesis was on the autonomous vehicles target tracking and his personal project are around robot design.
Marjorie is an R&D engineer. Graduated from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), she worked several years on the design of embedded systems on drones, before starting a specialization in photogrammetry, positioning and image processing at the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG). She joined Iconem in 2018 and focuses on parallelization and virtualization of photogrammetric production, for accessibility and resource optimization.
Natalia Peters, an INSEAD MBA 99D graduate, has 20 years of experience in strategy consulting (Bain & Co, Bertelsmann AG), media (Condé Nast, Hachette), and business development for cultural institutions (V&A, RMN GP and other). She has worked for multicultural organizations in Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Throughout her career, Natalia has been involved in all aspects of the exhibitions sector. In her role as the Development Director, she leverages her expertise to foster the growth of this direction at Iconem.
Paul is a software engineer, graduated from the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) with a formal education in science. He then specialized in development and information system management. After previous experiences in web and 3D development, Iconem is now the opportunity for him to apply both fields of expertise. He is working on the Iconem web platform, AR/VR product, providing archaeologists and the wider audience with new way to study and discover cultural heritage.
Yoann Siohan is a 3D Graphic Designer specializing in cultural heritage and digital visualization. He holds a degree in “Infographics, Heritage, Visualization, and Modeling” from CY-Cergy-Paris University and has been contributing his technological expertise to the Iconem team since 2019.
Architect since 2006, Yves Ubelmann began his career working in the Middle East and Central Asia, where he carried out surveys of archeological sites using photogrammetry. In 2013, he founded the ICONEM start-up whose mission is to digitize endangered heritage sites around the world to ensure their transmission to future generations.