OptaPlanner continues as Timefold

Hi there, we're Timefold

We are a leading Open Source AI Solver and platform. We help everyone optimize their operations and scheduling faster, smarter and more efficiently. When you tap into the power of Timefold you rely on years of experience in the domain as Timefold is a fork of OptaPlanner by it's original creators and team.

Our mission

Is to free the world from wasteful scheduling by making planning optimization accessible to everyone!

Why Timefold?

Planning optimization and operations research specifically is a highly complex mathematical domain and has long been exclusive to many. We develop software that empowers developers to leverage a powerful Solver trough programming instead of writing mathematical algorithms.

Why it matters

Using resources efficiently has a big impact on our economy and the environment.

Our Vehicle Routing models have proven to reduce driving time by 25%, reduce driving distance and fuel consumption. For Employee Scheduling contribute by creating an optimized planning and at the same time give employees 50% more positive answers to their personal preferences, creating a happier place to work.

Learn more about our planning models

Our team

Meet the Timefold team, united by a shared commitment to revolutionize planning optimization and make a positive impact on operations worldwide.

  • Office Administrator Katrien Van de Voorde

    Katrien Van de VoordeOffice Administrator

  • Co-founder & CTO Geoffrey De Smet

    Geoffrey De SmetCo-founder & CTO

  • Co-founder & CEO Maarten Vandenbroucke

    Maarten VandenbrouckeCo-founder & CEO

  • CCO Frederik Demets

    Frederik DemetsCCO

  • Head of Product Pieter De Saeger

    Pieter De SaegerHead of Product

  • Head of Marketing Jente De Meyer

    Jente De MeyerHead of Marketing

  • VP of Engineering Pieter De Schepper

    Pieter De SchepperVP of Engineering

  • Senior Solver Engineer Lukáš Petrovický

    Lukáš PetrovickýSenior Solver Engineer

  • Solver Engineer Frederico Gonçalves

    Frederico GonçalvesSolver Engineer

  • Model Software Engineer Radovan Synek

    Radovan SynekModel Software Engineer

  • Model Software Engineer Matej Cimbora

    Matej CimboraModel Software Engineer

  • Model Software Engineer Christopher Chianelli

    Christopher ChianelliModel Software Engineer

  • Backend Software Engineer Maciej Swiderski

    Maciej SwiderskiBackend Software Engineer

  • Backend Software Engineer Diogo Ferreira

    Diogo FerreiraBackend Software Engineer

  • Frontend Software Engineer Wouter De Schuyter

    Wouter De SchuyterFrontend Software Engineer

  • Video Producer Alina Sukhova

    Alina SukhovaVideo Producer

  • Model Software Engineer Marek Winkler

    Marek WinklerModel Software Engineer


  • Partnership: NGA 911 and Timefold

    Timefold and US-based NGA partner to deliver timely life-saving assistance for 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline callers.

  • Partnership: e-switch Solutions and Timefold

    Swiss-based e-switch Solutions and Timefold announce a partnership to optimize maintenance and service management.

  • Timefold: the next chapter in operational planning optimization

    Belgian startup Timefold announce a fork of OptaPlanner.

  • Timefold secures a 2 million euro investment from Smartfin VC

    Belgian startup Timefold secures a 2 million euro investment from Smartfin VC for AI-powered open source planning optimization.

Meet Timefold at

  • Devoxx Belgium 2024

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    Antwerp, Belgium
    October 7th, 2024 - October 11th, 2024
  • KotlinConf 2024

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    Copenhagen, Denmark
    May 23rd, 2024 - May 24th, 2024
  • BeJUG

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    Ghent, Belgium
    December 5th, 2023
  • Slush

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    Helsinki, Finland
    November 29th, 2023 - December 1st, 2023
  • Devoxx Belgium 2023

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    Antwerp, Belgium
    October 2nd, 2023
  • Fosdem

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    Brussels, Belgium
    February 3rd, 2024
  • Java 21 Launch Event

    Online, Remote
    September 19th, 2023

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