Cogniac’s vision is to redefine human performance, productivity and efficiency by maximizing the value of visual data.

Cogniac combines the latest AI models, based on convolutional neural networks, cloud computing and big data management to create a Visual Operations Intelligence Platform that delivers transformative enterprise machine vision solutions.

Cogniac combines the latest AI models, based on convolutional neural networks, cloud computing and big data management to create a Visual Operations Intelligence Platform that delivers transformative enterprise machine vision solutions.

Our Company

Cogniac is a global Computer Vision AI leader, headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

Founded in late 2015 by Bill Kish and Amy Wang, Cogniac is on a mission to become the leading global Visual Operations Intelligence Platform that enables workers to deliver superhuman level performance in everything they do.

Cogniac integrates the latest developments in deep learning and hyper-parameter optimization combined with an easy-to-use interface. This means that your subject matter experts can focus on continuous improvement without the need to build extensive technical AI knowledge.

If something is visible to a human subject matter expert, then Cogniac can be trained to see it too. Within two weeks the Cogniac system will be more accurate and allow you to deploy your human capital on more complex tasks.

Our Team

At Cogniac we are a group of engineers, client executives and operations specialists who thrive on problem solving under pressure.

With new client challenges every day we are constantly developing our machine vision platform to solve real-world problems. Our account, technology and operations teams bring with them expertise from a variety of industries to help us deliver improved results for our customers around the world.

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Who We Are

Chuck Myers
Chuck Myers
Chief Executive Officer

With 20+ years’ experience as a revolutionary innovator, Chuck has been influential in creating and developing game-changing inventions. Chuck's patents are held across industries including wireless technology, automotive and facial recognition. Chuck has led many companies to significant growth and successful exits in the technology industry.

Y Ming Tsang
Y. Ming Tsang
Director of AI

As Director of AI, Ming architects and develops Cogniac’s core AI capabilities, empowering automated training and evaluation pipelines throughout the system. He has published research work and patents across multiple fields in wireless communication, Information theory and machine learning. He graduated with an MS and was a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His past experience includes stints at Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless.

Vahan Tchakerian
Vahan Tchakerian
Chief Partnership Officer

Vahan leads Cogniac’s global partnerships with organizations and technology integrators. Having joined in early 2018, Vahan has a detailed understanding of how the Cogniac platform benefits our customers. He combines this with 20+ years of experience across executive roles in technology sales at companies like Zeiss, Xradia and Tegal.

Ledi Imeraj
Ledi Imeraj
Head of Platform Strategy

Ledi is responsible for the development and deployment of Cogniac’s Platform Strategy. Ledi has a diverse background in technology sales, solutions engineering, and product management across Salesforce, Splunk, and Oracle. Additionally, she is an advocate of combining a healthy corporate culture and personal wellbeing to drive greater success.

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Jared Smith
Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Jared leads all of Cogniac’s revenue-generating operations at Cogniac. A seasoned senior technology executive, Jared brings with him decades of business and partnership development experience that complements the existing Leadership Team. Jared was previously interim CEO at Immersion Corporation and prior to that VP, Strategic Alliances at Arm

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Steven Hartman
Chief Marketing Officer

Having joined in January 2022, Steven’s role as CMO sees him oversee all aspects of Cogniac’s go-to-market strategy and execution. Steven’s experience spans both marketing and product leadership roles across companies including Yahoo!, IBM, Rubicon Project, and Acxiom. Steven graduated Purdue University with a BS in Industrial Engineering.

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Jon Jakupi
Chief Financial Officer

Joining from Ducati North America, Jon took on the role of CFO in February 2022. With an extensive background in accounting, financial planning & analysis, investor relations, compliance and risk management, Jon will provide comprehensive leadership and strategic development of core initiatives to improve Cogniac’s financial performance. Having held key financial roles at Realtime Technology, Dassault Systemes, FCA, Maserati and Ducati, he brings a wealth of global experience to the Cogniac team.

Bill Kish
Bill Kish
Cogniac Founder

As a serial entrepreneur & Silicon Valley veteran Bill has over two decades of experience bringing cutting edge technologies to market. Bill co-founded Cogniac in late 2015 and now sits on the Board of Directors. Previously Bill founded Ruckus Wireless, growing it into a global Wi-Fi vendor, reaching a $1.5bn market cap at a NYSE IPO.

Chuck Myers
Chuck Myers
Chief Executive Officer

With 20+ years’ experience as a revolutionary innovator, Chuck has been influential in creating and developing game-changing inventions. Chuck's patents are held across industries including wireless technology, automotive and facial recognition. Chuck has led many companies to significant growth and successful exits in the technology industry.

Alexei Andreev, PhD
MD, Autotech Ventures

Alexei is Managing Director of Autotech Ventures and has sat on the Board of Cogniac since their investment in 2017. With a pedigree in technology investments, Alexei brings with him a wealth of diverse experience that proves invaluable to Cogniac’s growth. Originally from Russia, Alexei earned his PhD in Moscow and his MBA at Stanford.

Andre Turenne
Andre Turenne
VP, National Grid Ventures

Andre is Vice President of Corporate Venture Capital at National Grid Partners and has an extensive 30+ year career in technology across venture capital, business development, and operations. Originally trained as an engineer, Andre brings diverse investment experience from a wide range of sectors, including AI, enterprise software, SaaS, cloud, data analytics and cybersecurity.

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