About Us

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Our vision

Turning a challenge into an opportunity, MAYA is the new digital tool that reconciles efficiency, sustainability and high performance.
Maya was born with the ambition to develop a tool able to respond to today’s challenges and set new standards allowing site managers and land owners to adapt, secure their future, and increase their efficiency.

A strategic partner

With unlimited ambitions

The ultimate digital one-stop shop which gathers all your data into one place, and deliver key and easy-to-understand insights. We believe in the power of data-driven decision making and our ambition is to revolutionise the industry by putting technology and data at the heart of the business.

Increased accuracy, higher efficiency and optimised management, three simple objectives that are at the heart of our concerns  and which motivates MAYA’s development day after day. 

The team behind Maya


Jean-Bernard van Zuylen van Nyevelt

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)


Inés Moreno Cortés​

South of Europe Director



Business developer

An engineer, optimist and passionate about nature, Valentine is convinced that it is innovation that will allow us to find sustainable solutions to today’s climate challenges. In the context of her final thesis, in 2020, Valentine discovered the world of golf and its realities.

Looking at the issue of water and the search for solutions to increase the water autonomy of a golf course, she discovers the relevance of data in golf courses and more generally in the world of sports grounds and green spaces.

New legislation, reduced maintenance margins, climatic uncertainties, the world of green spaces fascinates her and in October 2021, after a year of working very closely with greenkeepers and many lively conversations with members of the maintenance teams, MAYA was born.

5 pilot sites and one year of development later, MAYA is now THE platform that puts innovation at the heart of the grounds and reconciles today’s challenges with tomorrow’s sustainable ambitions.

Bringing with him over two decades of experience in software architecture and development, Jean-Bernard is an accomplished software engineer and valuable addition to Maya’s growing team.

In 2011, he co-founded Proxyclick, a software company, and played a key role in the startup’s growth and success where he led the software engineering team and technology strategy for the company.

Before Proxyclick, Jean-Bernard held key positions such as Integration Manager and Software Engineer at Transwide and Software AG, gaining extensive experience in the IT industry. With a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Namur in Belgium, he has a deep understanding of software development principles and best practices.

Ines brings 18 years of experience in business development, international project management and event organization and production. With a degree in Communication & Public Relations, Ines started her career at the age of 26 by launching her own company in Spain. Always looking for new challenges, over the years Ines learned to speak several languages fluently including French, English and Italian while continuing to work on international projects and build her team. This experience taught her the importance of surrounding herself with the right people, working as a team and using the right tools in managing a business. After 13 successful years, she decided to leave the company she had built and find a new challenge. Eager for new challenges, committed to the planet and environmental issues, she decided to join Maya by aligning her personal interests with her enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. Her mission is now to spread Maya and its benefits in Southern Europe and to bring a digital solution to better manage resources and facilitate the sustainable transition of companies and land managers.

Meet James, our new business developer with a passion for innovation and the environment. With a Master’s degree in Management from IE Business School in his pocket, James is an optimist with a critical mind who likes to partner with the right people to turn ideas into concrete projects. From a young age, James has had a passion for nature, golf and agriculture. He has always dreamed of making a difference and helping the sectors that fight for the climate. For James, social capital is very important and he understands the importance of building relationships. He has an innate sense of networking and enjoys connecting with people from different backgrounds. He believes that collaboration and teamwork are essential to success, and is committed to working with others to achieve common goals. A 2022 graduate, James was looking for a versatile job that would allow him to apply his skills to a project that he cares about and that aligns with his values. He has always been attracted to the dynamic nature of entrepreneurship because of the variety of tasks one must undertake each day and the “hands-on” aspect of the work. We are delighted to welcome James to our team and are confident that his passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will help us reach new horizons and make a positive impact.

Tom is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University College London, having studied at Oxford University (DPhil in Biomedical Engineering) and Cambridge University (MEng in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering). At MAYA, Tom provides expertise in numerical modeling, research methods and scoping of technical solutions. His academic research focuses on biological fluid flow modeling, with applications in lean design and medical device development.