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Cognite Appoints Paul Grenet as Chief Revenue Officer


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AUSTIN, TX, OSLO, NO- August 15, 2022 - Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, today announced Paul Grenet will join the company as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Grenet brings extensive experience in driving sales organizations and go-to-market strategies for global technology companies and is poised to lead Cognite towards ambitious revenue goals as the company continues to define the Industrial DataOps sector. He will be responsible for all aspects of Cognite’s revenue performance, including managing its global sales and customer success organizations and executing its go-to-market strategy.

“I am thrilled to welcome Paul Grenet to Cognite's leadership team as we globally scale our customer and partner engagement framework,” said Girish Rishi, Cognite CEO. “Paul brings deep domain expertise in energy and industrial markets and has lived and worked on both sides of the Atlantic, installing scalable systems in data management, applications, and in IoT.”

“Cognite’s data contextualization platform is fast becoming the bedrock for leading customers in energy and industrial sectors to deliver on sustainability goals and leverage operational efficiencies,’’ said Grenet.  “I look forward to building upon the current team, attracting new talent, and helping Cognite effectively serve its growing roster of global clients and partners.’’

Prior to Cognite, Grenet served as the Global Head of Sales for PTC, an industrial software company, for their Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) businesses. He also served as Head of Field Strategy, Operations, and Planning and was the General Manager for the EMEA region for PTC. Grenet will report directly to Rishi and will focus on growing Cognite’s global footprint.

The addition of Grenet comes at a time of record growth for Cognite as the company recently announced its expansion into Latin America and the formation of CNTXT, a joint venture between Cognite and Aramco to help digitalize the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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 heavy asset 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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