The minds behind the machines

Get to know the team leading the way to make data do more around the world.

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Our Leaders


“You can’t go green when you’re in the red. Digitalization can make sustainability profitable by enabling cost cuts, improving efficiency and reducing environmental footprint — all at the same time — and in most cases, it comes hand-in-hand.”

Dr. John Markus Lervik

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


“The great challenge industry faces is speeding up the time it takes to turn a great proof of concept into a quality-controlled, real, cost- and time-saving product. We are committed to helping industry operationalize great ideas better and speedier than ever before.”

Geir Engdahl

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer


"Industry needs to become more data-driven, but it’s not as simple as just “data”. We need the breadth of industrial data in hand, we need data in real-time, past and future. We need to be able to secure it and to trust it. It needs to be fit to power industrial analytics at scale."

Dr. Paula Doyle

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing


“Only 30% of corporations are successful with digital transformations. Without a laser-focus on your “why” --and without specific business goals--the return on investment can be limited. It’s critical that we work together to develop a common vision and roadmap.”

Andrzej Golebiowski

Senior Vice President of Customer Success


Fredrik Holm

Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances


"When a solution is exactly right for the user, it really is magic. I get a lot out of helping a customer embrace what data technology can do for them. I love seeing them smile as their work becomes simpler, smarter, and more fun."

Anette Holtedahl

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Nikals Larsen

"It’s all about impact! I think it is pretty cool to be able to work with brilliant and passionate Cogniters. We're building the fundamentals to help industry make better, data-driven decisions. Through this we have a direct effect on a more sustainable--and profitable--future."

Niklas Larsson

Senior Vice President of Product Management & Design

Elise Sendstad

“Building a company that is capable of powerful transformation requires active engagement from all parts of the organization, and a commitment to finding sustainable, environmental and impactful solutions.”

Elise Sendstad

Senior Vice President of People & Organization

Thomas Falck

“If time is money, then speed is profit.”

Thomas Falck

Chief Financial Officer

Petter Ulset

"The true potential for digitalization is tremendously exciting, uncharted territory. Industrial companies that adapt to digitalization--who make safety and sustainability part of their DNA--will thrive, discover new sources of growth, and create massive shareholder value."

Petter Ulset

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development


“The implementation of smart edge solutions will be key to enable a wide range of applications: from automation and predictive maintenance, monitoring air quality and energy use, to predicting traffic patterns, empowering us to make the right decisions in real time.”

Laxmi Akkaraju

Senior Vice President of Strategy


"What gets me going is the glimpse of full industry automation that I'm seeing today. Physical inspection rounds by robots; reading documents and diagrams with computer vision, and putting all that information into context: All this can and will be automated. I find that tremendously exciting."

Stein H. Danielsen

Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer

Dr. Francois Laborie

"There is more pressure than ever before for industry to take transformative action, using the right technology to uncover, understand, and act on data. Understanding our present is the first step towards realizing a more sustainable future, while delivering value to the bottom line."

Dr. Francois Laborie

President Cognite North America


"There was a time in Japan when a number sectors of the manufacturing industry were on top of the world. I truly believe digital transformation through Cognite will empower these sectors to once again be competitive around the globe."

Nori Tokusue

President Cognite Japan

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“I want Cognite to be remembered as a company that changed the way the industry works and made it a more sustainable business than what it is today. What motivates me to do better is the people around me who are coming up with things that I never even thought would be possible.”

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Senior Vice President Operations Cognite North America

Ole Christian Røed

“Digitalization is at the top of corporate-agendas across industries today, but a company must operate and innovate in its own ways to achieve market success.”

Ole Christian Røed

Head of Industry Solutions


Our talented team is pushing the envelope of digital change in big industry. Roll up your sleeves and help us make data do more. Help us change the world!