Kognic makes senior leadership team appointments following strong growth

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Several new appointments have been made at Kognic as it continues to scale its data platform which enables users to develop, test and deploy machine learning to quickly transform enterprises of all types into artificial intelligence businesses.

Przemek Sienkiewicz has been appointed chief revenue officer, Steven Spieczny as vice president of marketing and Peter Sunna as vice president of product. This follows Kognic’s strong year-on-year growth since it was established 2018, and U$31m in raised funding, led by Metaplanet.

Sienkiewicz (right), who has previously worked with Lucent Technologies, Oracle, IBM and Google in Europe, brings more than 30 years of experience in the global technology and finance sectors. He will lead the company’s Go-To-Market team to deliver commercial growth and improved market share.

Steven Spieczny (top) will head up the company’s product and service marketing operations to further improve brand awareness and deliver SaaS-based customer experiences at scale.

As vice president of product, Sunna (below) will work to deliver product strategies that create “great products that challenge established requirements in a market”. He brings 20 years of experience in PaaS & SaaS and previously led product organization Contentful through a growth stage of U$2m to U$40m ARR.

“The arrival of Przemek, Steven and Peter marks an important milestone in the business as we look to enter our next stage of growth,” said Daniel Langkilde, co-founder and CEO, Kognic. “Their experience will be crucial as we meet growing demand for our platform as we continue to collaborate with world-leading partners in mobility and other sectors to build AI products.”

“Machine learning continues to drive new AI product creation at an accelerating pace, so the demand for a comprehensive toolset that can deliver both the promise of performance and trust in its applications must be met,” added Oscar Petersson, co-founder and COO, Kognic. “At Kognic, we have a world-leading platform and the executive team to deliver this.”

To date, Kognic’s smart solution has been used by partners including Qualcomm and Zenseact/Volvo Cars for the development of automated driver assist and autonomous driver systems.

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