About Us

Our cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) solution enables enterprises to rapidly simulate, validate, and deploy innovative applications that streamline operations and save 20-35% of energy and operational costs. Customers have successfully used our solution for energy management, ventilation control, surveillance, asset tracking, parking management, and other enterprise applications.

Our patent-pending technology delivers multi-vendor interoperability across sensors and things, actuators, cameras, gateways, SCADA systems, and machine-to-machine processes. Ours is the only solution that gives you total freedom to automate operational policies and business workflows, within and across applications.

Partnering with leading gateway vendors such as Intel, Sierra Monitor, Option Wireless, and Senet, we support 140+ protocols and deliver a plug-and-play IoT solution.

We are a team of innovators with vast technical and business experience from Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, Intel, Oracle, and HP, as well as startups. Throughout our careers, we have developed new intellectual property that has led to the filing of 50+ patents across the team, 25+ of which have been granted.

Cognito Networks, Inc., selected by enterprise accelerators, Alchemist and TiE LaunchPad, is privately held with teams in the Bay Area and India

Our Team

Kittur Nagesh

FOUNDER & CEO, MSEE, MBA (WHARTON)

25+ years combined experience at Intel, HP, Cisco Systems, & Juniper Networks, as well as Startups.

A proven innovator who has taken 20+ products from concept to monetization, in the areas of network infrastructure, mobility, cloud services, and IoT. Vast experience spans engineering, product management, product marketing, and solution life cycle management across enterprise and service provider segments. Nagesh, who has an MSEE (Univ. of Iowa) and an MBA (Wharton), has filed for 30+ patents, 16 of which have been granted.

Ajit Sarnaik

CHIEF ARCHITECT, MS (UCSB)

25+ Engineering experience at AMD, Intel, Juniper Networks, & Palo Alto Networks, as well as in startups NetBoost (acquired by Intel), Procket (acquired by Cisco), and Rev Software.

A systems thinker with a rich background in processor architecture, networking, security, and high-performance web services. Ajit, who has an MS from UCSB, has filed for 7 patents, 3 of which have been granted.

Guruprasad Kini

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, BS CS

Technical Leader with 15+ years experience in IT industry. Guru’s passion is forming and leading teams in complex, cutting-edge technology projects. Guruprasad, who has a BS in Computer Science, holds a patent in rapid network setup via short-range communication.

Ragu Raghuram

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INDIA & APAC

25 years of combined experience in solution sales, business strategies, corporate M&A, entrepreneurship, and technical marketing. Successfully established businesses and expanded markets in India, APAC (including China), France, Middle East, & West Africa for Fortune 100 companies, such as Cisco Systems. He specializes in solutions that integrate IoT technologies, Networking, Data Center, and Cloud Services.

Ragu has a BS in electronics & communication from Bangalore University, India, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Pradip Madan

ADVISOR

Seasoned Executive, Strategy Consultant, Board member, mentor to Startups, and TiE Charter member.

Jay Parekh

ADVISOR

Seasoned Executive, Strategy Consultant, Board member, mentor to Startups, and TiE Charter member.

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