Brian joins Cogniac at an exciting time as computer vision is quickly becoming one of the most impactful categories of artificial intelligence (AI) that businesses can deploy to optimize their business operations.
Brian has been a technology industry pioneer for over 40 years, working his way through Intel to become their CEO in 2013. Having joined as an engineer in 1982, Brian led multiple departments including the manufacturing & supply chain division, human resources, and information technology. His tenure as CEO is most remembered for his leadership of Intel’s corporate strategy & operations where he championed innovation through its emerging technologies efforts and the modernization of its business model.
In 2018 Brian was named President and CEO of CDK Global, a leading supplier of integrated software solutions to the retail automotive industry worldwide. Brian led the sale of CDK in 2022 to Brookfield Business Partners for $8.7B.
“I’m excited to be joining the board of directors at Cogniac at a time where the computer vision industry is being adopted by the leading corporations across every vertical,” said Krzanich. “The combination of industry-proven, world-class computer vision technology and expertise positions Cogniac as the visual AI’s leading enterprise-grade technology. I look forward to sharing my experiences working in the semiconductor and automotive industries and helping Cogniac in its next phase of growth.”
Quinn Curtis, CEO of Cogniac commented: “We’re very pleased to have Brian join our board of directors. To have someone of Brian’s experience and standing in the technology industry is a validation of both our success as a leader in deploying Visual AI solutions at scale and representing companies who are also leaders in their respective verticals. We’re looking forward to Brian’s contribution.”
In addition to Cogniac, Brian has also served on the boards of Deere & Company and the Semiconductor Industry Association.