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Healthy networks for smart buildings

Award-winning self-learning software

Optigo Networks believes healthy networks are the backbone of smart buildings, and people are at the core. As more buildings embrace IoT, new challenges arise in making our buildings efficient, comfortable, and secure. The network is integral to ensuring these intelligent systems work properly.

At Optigo, we make sure the data moves seamlessly from edge-to-cloud or edge-to-server, uncompromised and on time. We simplify the complex for people who own, manage, and operate smart buildings. With award-winning solutions, we’re the first to address the growing complexity of the thousands of machines in our buildings. We build and monitor healthy networks in a rising number of commercial buildings worldwide.

Optigo Networks is located in Harbour Center in downtown Vancouver.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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POOK-PING YAO

CEO

Pook-Ping Yao is a proven business leader with an excellent understanding of worldwide networking markets and extensive international business experience. He is a recognized expert in smart buildings, networking, and cybersecurity technologies with first-class communication skills, drive, and determination. Ping has tremendous sales, management, and leadership experience from over 12 years at PMC-Sierra (now Microsemi).

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WAYNE TIGHE

VP GLOBAL SALES

Wayne is a performance-driven, entrepreneurial executive leader. He has 20 years of success impacting corporate growth and profit, for organizations across multiple departments and around the world. Wayne is recognized by industry leaders as an innovative and strategic thinker. He has advanced expertise in sales and marketing planning, execution of global solution-selling initiatives, managing complex channel programs, and providing corporate-wide leadership.

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MONICA MCMAHEN

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Monica is a full-stack Marketing Director with experience working with early-stage startup and scale-up companies. In her current role at Optigo Networks, she works with the executive, sales, and development teams to bring innovative products to the Building Automation and Security markets through online and offline marketing.

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MARIA WONG

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Maria has more than 13 years of diverse experience working for GM Canada, Tashi Trading Ltd., and DHI Holding Inc. Her experience includes operations, customer service, regulatory, and general management. University-educated with a BBA from Simon Fraser University concentrating in Marketing and International Business, Maria is an exceptionally well-organized, proactive, and collaborative problem solver.

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RYAN HUGHSON

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ryan is an expert in the world of building IoT and smart building networks, with almost two decades of experience in the industry. With his vast background as a field technician, product manager, and quality assurance specialist, Ryan is an expert on building networks. He understands the industry pain points and is dedicated to resolving them. In his current position at Optigo, Ryan manages company partnerships and relations, working to deliver IoT-ready building solutions.

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Jeff Downton

Director of Engineering

Jeff is an expert in distributed and scalable computing.  He comes to Optigo with a proven track record of managing technical teams and successfully delivering analytical projects to the market.  With a strong background in high-tech startups, he has worked in verticals which span from real estate to gaming analytics, and includes a significant period of time devoted to big data analytics in the healthcare space.  Jeff is a disciplined, results-driven leader. He has excellent customer communication skills and provides  the leadership team with the technological perspective to make the right decisions at the right time.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORY TEAM

DANNY KAM Optigo Networks Optigo Bio

DANNY KAM

DIRECTOR AND INTERIM BOARD CHAIR

Danny Kam’s track record of successfully growing companies is well-known in Vancouver tech circles. Working with Avigilon Corporation’s executive team, he restructured and then tripled the size of its engineering group while assisting the company in increasing its revenues from $100M to $270M within two years. While Head of R&D at Ericsson’s Burnaby office, he built a team of 220 staff in less than three years, while overseeing all technical and operational aspects of the company’s research and development team.

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ANTON HOFLAND

ADVISOR

Anton is the CEO of 2024Sight, which designs and implements secure IT infrastructures for real estate developments, industrial facilities and financial institutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT, cyber security and networking in the financial and telecommunications industries. Prior to setting up 2024Sight, he was the head of IT for a Bahrain-based financial institution and has also worked for several major financial institutions in the City of London.

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JAMES WHALEN

DIRECTOR

James Whalen serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boston Properties where he is responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications. Prior to joining the Company in March 1998, he served as Vice President, Information Systems of Beacon Properties. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a recipient of the New York City Urban Fellowship. Mr. Whalen is a current trustee and past President of the Boston SIM, serves on the Realcomm Advisory Council and Boston Private Industry Council and chairs the TechHire Boston initiative. Boston Properties, Inc. a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of first-class office properties in the United States, with significant presence in five markets: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.