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Leadership Team

Founded in 2014, Cognitive Systems Corp. began with the goal of changing the way wireless is used. The founders drew on their extensive expertise in silicon design, radio frequency RF camera and encryption, to build a WiFi technology that would be essential for the smart home market

  • Dr. Taj Manku

    Dr. Taj Manku

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Taj is an established serial entrepreneur with a background in wireless technology and business. He has experience taking ideas to revenue, and has founded several technology companies, including Pravala, Sirific, and Tagcomm.

  • Oleksiy Kravets

    Oleksiy Kravets

    Founder and Chief Technology Officer

    Oleksiy is an experienced technology leader who brings expert knowledge of all aspects of wireless technology and wireless communications. He is well-versed in RF design, architecture, digital silicon, signal processing, algorithms, firmware, and software.

  • Petra Pohl

    Petra Pohl

    EVP Operations

    Petra has held leadership roles in several technology companies. She has wide-ranging experience in all areas of business operations, including strategic planning and execution, process optimization and efficiency, finance, legal contract negotiation, human resources, procurement, and vendor management.

  • Monika Gupta

    Monika Gupta

    EVP Sales, Marketing & Product

    Monika has held leadership roles in product management and business development at Broadcom, and comes with 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and wireless industries. She has successfully created and launched new businesses for emerging technologies in the areas of VoIP, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, touch controllers, GPS and sensors.


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