Get to know us a bit better
Keisan ® was founded in February 2015 by Jillur Quddus, a computational mathematician and polyglot software engineer, with the goal of applying advanced analytics, machine learning and distributed technologies to vast volumes of disparate and unstructured data in order to solve real-world social, economic and geopolitical problems. We help organisations derive actionable insights from their disparate data assets by architecting, engineering and deploying scalable, resilient, high-performance and secure data intelligence platforms based on open source technologies and frameworks. Most importantly, we passionately believe in our 6 core values - Collaboration, Innovation, Imagination, Simplicity, Education and Dedication - whilst delivering real business value and driving organisational change.
The name Keisan (pronounced 'K-San') comes from the Japanese word 計算 of the same pronunciation, meaning to compute or to calculate. Before Keisan was founded, Jillur worked across the world architecting and engineering distributed, scalable, resilient, high-performance and secure solutions used to combat serious organised crime, cyber-enabled crime, financial crime and fraud. Jillur has extensive experience of working within central government, intelligence, law enforcement and banking, and has spent many years leading high-profile and cutting-edge projects in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Many of the themes found in Keisan are inspired by the Japanese language, including Ramus Mori 森, Bonsai 盆栽, Kodama 木霊 and of course our company name Keisan 計算!
Our mission is simple - to solve real-world social, economic and geopolitical problems using advanced analytics and technology through collaboration, innovation, imagination, simplicity, education and dedication.
Our values are what set us apart from the competition
We start small, engage across the organisation, prove business value then scale up.
We're not afraid to try out new technologies and ways of working, directly mapped to business benefits.
We work in small and agile teams fully embedded with client peers, sharing ideas and solving problems together.
We believe imagination is the key to innovation, and we encourage our staff and clients to think outside-the-box.
We passionately believe in free and accessible learning for all, whether for our clients or the general public.
We work determinedly to resolve problems together, no matter how big or small, until the job is done.