Faculty

Boris Poludo
Founder and CEO
 

Boris is a seasoned IT consultant with over twenty years of experience in leading, coordinating, and managing software development projects. Making valuable contributions for his clients, Boris has developed and implemented planning, strategy, approach, and results-analysis related processes for various industry leading organizations such as: University of British Columbia, TELUS Communications Inc., Public Guardian and Trustees of British Columbia, QA Labs, VCH Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and many others.

Boris has been training technology students, corporate employees and IT professionals since 2004 in concept, methodology, practical application of state of the art technologies.

Over the years Boris has earned the reputation of a talented mentor and educator, applying his unique training methodology for rapid learning results and driving both individual IT professionals as well as project teams to eminent success.

Sergei Olikhovski
Co-Founder and COO
 

Sergei is a talented entrepreneur and organizer who makes things happen the most efficient way. He has over twenty years of business management and teaching experience in Canada. Sergei brings decades of teaching experience, with an academic background in music and pedagogy. His ability to mentor, teach, and guide students to excel on their chosen paths makes him a sought-after leader.

Sergei puts all his effort into making the Poludo Institute of Technology & Media perform at full speed with major emphasis on students' needs and quality of education.

Dr. Daman Kaur
Sr. Ed. Administrator
 

An experienced software developer, consultant, and instructor specializing in service-oriented architecture, Daman is able to effectively communicate complex technical information in easy to understand language. With years in the web design industry and as an instructor, she has gained proficiency in the areas of web user interface design, web services and Java application development.
Daman holds a Doctorate in Computer Science, and her research interests include Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Software Project Management.

Dr. Elham Saadatian
Sr. Technology Instructor
 

PhD in Computer Engineering. Master of Computer Science. Elham has extensive experiences in the fields of computer engineering and User EXperience design. She has lived, studied, taught and worked in North America, Europe, Middle East and East Asia. Worked in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments. Strong passion for teaching and learning. Elham taught junior students and supervised interns for many years, both in academia and industry. She has many years of training and coaching experience with strong analytical and problem solving skills in multi-disciplinary projects.

Mauro Addari
Sr. Technology Instructor
 

Mauro is an innovative information technology leader with over twenty five years of experience in both start-up and large enterprise environments. Mauro successfully held Senior Management positions for companies such as: Raytheon, RSA security, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, SAP software, and Best Buy, before starting his own company specializing in providing training and consultant services in software testing, and performance engineering. He is passionate about teaching and sharing his professional expertise with others. Mauro received his degree in Aerospace Electrical Engineering from the University of Pisa Italy in 1991 and he is also a Six Sigma Process Improvement Expert.
Mauro focuses his successful career on software test automation and performance engineering becoming a sought after expert in the field and implementing numerous automation and performance testing projects using a multitude of tools throughout his career.

Alexander Kaurykh
Head of Media Department
 

Master of Fine Arts. Associate professor. International award winning Film Director. Screenwriter and TV show-runner. Film school professor and lecturer, mentor and educator. Has developed a series of author’s master classes and educational programs. The main areas of his professional activities are: screen arts, television and documentary director. He has cooperated with television companies from Los Angeles, Moscow (5th Channel, ATV, TNT and Culture Chanel), San Diego, CBS, Vladivostok, St. Petersburg, Mellodan Production Inc., KUSI-TV51 on a permanent and contractual basis. Independent film director and creative producer.

Jesse Teixeira Silva, M.Sc.
Sr. Java Instructor
 

As a Technology College Professor Jesse delivered on several research projects and papers, including development of DNA sample analysis solution and human movement recognition and correction system to advance physiotherapy procedures. Other research includes Robotics, Artificial intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing.
Jesse possesses substantial field and extensive academic background in bio-informatics. His expertise was essential delivering enterprise level projects for clients such as: HSBC, Xerox, Lexmark, Michelin and others.

Gunjan Kohli
Instructor
 

As a PHP Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) with Associate Certification in Applied Database and System Design and holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Gunjan has a passion for science, research and teaching.
She believes that pursuit of knowledge is the most important and fullfilling human endeavor.

Susan Olikhovski
Marketing and Public Relations CMO
 

Susan has many years of business experience dealing with clients and establishing multiple business connections. She has a strong programming/systems analyst and graphic design background. Susan’s exceptional communication skills and ability to assess bring cohesion and clarity to our mission.
Among other roles, Susan manages advertising, marketing and branding. She provides insight and invaluable support to the Poludo team through analyzing, coordinating, designing and strategizing for growth.