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Cognite Appoints Jeff Flammer as President of Cognite Americas


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  • Jeff Flammer, former Worldwide Go-To-Market Leader in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Business Applications, assumes new executive role at Cognite on August 29.
  • Dr. Francois Laborie, who previously held the position, takes on new role as Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects at Cognite.

AUSTIN, TX – August 29, 2022 - Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, today announced Jeff Flammer has been appointed President of Cognite Americas, succeeding Dr. Francois Laborie. 

Flammer will be based out of Cognite’s Austin office, where he’ll focus on accelerating Cognite’s growth and strengthening the company’s position as a leading industrial software provider in the Americas. Cognite continues to gain momentum in the region, a key strategic market for the company, and is expanding key executive roles. In addition to the US-based CEO, Cognite recently appointed Chief Revenue Officer, Paul Grenet. As President of Cognite Americas, Flammer will report to Grenet. 

“With Jeff Flammer, we get an innovative mindset, extensive sales and marketing experience, and a deep understanding of what it takes to transform and achieve success with customers. I am thrilled to welcome him to our team as we work to globally scale our software products and bring greater efficiency and sustainability to industry,” said Grenet.

The addition of Flammer comes at a time of record growth for Cognite with expansion into Latin America and the formation of CNTXT, a joint venture between Cognite and Aramco to help digitalize the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“As Cognite continues to lead and define the Industrial DataOps space, a key component is strengthening our presence in the Americas and building Cognite Data Fusion into the leading industrial software and data contextualization platform,” said Flammer. “As industry is in the midst of massive transformation, enterprises recognize the need for Cognite’s enabling foundation, and we are here to simplify access to complex industrial data around the world.”

Prior to joining Cognite, Flammer held leadership positions at AWS, Blue Yonder, SAP, Accenture, and GE Power. He has a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. 


About Cognite

Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with a clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-intensive industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at www.cognite.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Michelle Holford

Global PR Lead, Cognite

+47 482 90 454 (NO)

+1 (512) 744-3420 (US)


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