Who Are We?
Founded in 2011 with prior experience in the Japanese market, we are a rarity in AR circles. We don’t just push our technology – we prefer a more holistic approach to mobile marketing. Perhaps this is why our clients come back again and again.
We’re based in Bristol, UK with our direct and agency clients hailing from all over – our experience spans from the West Country to London, New York and Tokyo.
Kudan comprises a unique combination of entrepreneurs, marketing strategists, 3D vision experts, award-winning graphic and web designers and advertising veterans. We know the technology, market, strategic impact, and most importantly – how to help you avoid the ‘cool tech’ pitfalls and develop successful, measurable campaigns.
Tomo Ohno – Managing Director
A cross-border business developer, Tomo spent nearly a decade as a management consultant at Accenture Tokyo, Bangkok, Amsterdam, and London consulting to various global companies.
He led the turnaround of a small UK based software company into a global player, growing its presence in the Japanese market from zero to become a main player with a majority share within the industry. The company was successfully sold to a Japanese game console manufacturer.
He also successfully set up computer game publisher Zen United. Zen United created a new industry finding game content abroad and localising and deploying into local markets.
Tomo’s passion is to create business value across boundaries, adapting organisations and their business models to sell across multiple countries and deliver technical value across markets.
Tom Wood – Commercial Director
Tom Wood is co-founder and Director at Kudan, Europe’s leading Augmented Reality Agency. From it’s inception in 2010, Kudan has grown rapidly as a trusted Augmented Reality consultancy and technology provider with clients all over Europe, Japan, China and North America. Tom heads up new technology and partner relationships for Kudan, working extensively with marketing and creative agencies on how best to plan and roll out Augmented Reality and mobile campaigns for their clients. Kudan also works direct with brands developing measurable mobile solutions to drive footfall, brand affinity and ultimately, an increase in sales opportunities.
Tom has worked across a wide range of FMCG, Technology and Retail clients sensitively applying mobile technologies from mobile web to cross-platform app development. He is passionate about sensitive application of these tools as opposed to ‘technology for technologies sake’ and is passionate about delivering mobile campaigns with maximum ROI.
Jan Warnstam – CTO
Starting his career early in the pre-millenium IT era at Roxen Internet Software, makers of one of the oldest web server softwares, Jan cut his teeth in the Swedish internet market for over six years. In 2007 he moved into the immersive vision area, becoming the Market Relations Manager at SCISS/Uniview in Stockholm, makers of market-leading digital planetarium astronomy software. Having helped take Uniview from the startup phase to key market player and the first choice for many of the world’s largest digital planetariums, Jan then joined Kudan in Bristol as the head of technology and is now acting as CTO, spearheading R&D as well as overseeing client projects.
An engineer and creator at heart, Jan thrives when he is right in the mix of technology, business and creative.
Oliver Knowles – Business Development Manager
Oliver has worked in sales & marketing roles for both large and start-up tech based organisations across the world, this has given him the ability to not only spot an opportunity at a hundred paces but has enabled him the skills necessary to open doors and build long lasting relationships.
A broad knowledge of digital marketing, extensive agency and brand contacts and an entrepreneurial flair helps Kudan get in front of some the worlds leading organisations and agencies.
As a tech geek at heart Oliver is always on the look out for new technical creative solutions that can help our clients stay ahead of the pack.