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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.

    Taj was featured in CIOReview’s 2019 list of 10 Most Promising Wireless Technology Solutions Providers.

  • 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.

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    Petra Pohl

    EVP Marketing & 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, human resources, and marketing management.

  • DR. Nebu John Mathai headshot

    Dr. Nebu John Mathai

    EVP Product Engineering

    Nebu has been a prolific designer of hardware and software IP for signal processing, communications, control and computation, throughout a career spanning nearly 20 years. A veteran of several leading edge startups as well as established technology companies, he combines cross-disciplinary engineering expertise with strong leadership and execution skills.

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