Making Smart Buildings Smarter
Award-winning self-learning software
With its award-winning self-learning software, Optigo analyzes the communications of the thousands of thermostats, key card scanners, cameras and smart lights in commercial buildings. This allows building operators to quickly identify faults in their operational systems and reduce downtime from hours to minutes.
Optigo is the first to address the growing complexity of maintaining the thousands of little machines that make our buildings comfortable, efficient and secure. Optigo’s solutions are used every day in a rising number of buildings around the world.
CEO AND DIRECTOR
Pook-Ping Yao is a proven business leader with an excellent understanding of world-wide networking markets and extensive international business experience. Recognized expert in smart buildings, networking and cybersecurity technologies combined with first-class communications skills, drive and management skills. Prior to co-founding Optigo, Ping spent 12 years at PMC-Sierra (now Microsemi) in network design and applications.
VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Dan Ronald is an IoT technology expert with 12 years of experience in developing cutting edge technologies and leadership. Dan coordinates Optigo’s product strategy and roadmap while leading the development team. Before joining Optigo, Dan was a senior product design expert in core networking technologies with PMC-Sierra (now Microsemi) and developed IP for the latest generation of OTN chipsets.
Eric Cormier (CPA,CA) has 25 years of CFO experience, bringing both discipline and creativity to bear on solving financial, tax, accounting, operating, and administrative problems. Eric has been the financial lead on M&A transactions with two large-cap US companies, and was VP Finance for Absolute Sofware in 2001 when it completed an IPO that raised a record Cdn$22M on the CDNX exchange.
VP GLOBAL SALES
Wayne Tighe has more than 25 years of technology industry leadership, sales, and executive management experience. Prior to joining Optigo, Wayne was the Vice President of Software Sales at Tridium Inc., where he expanded the adoption of Niagara Framework to over 623,000 instances worldwide. Previous to Tridium, Wayne served in various senior leadership positions at Hewlett Packard, where his focus on customers, innovation and improved operational efficiency, led to significant company growth.
CHAIRMAN AND ADVISOR
Jim is a well-respected entrepreneur and mentor in Vancouver with several successful exits in hardware, software and internet technologies. Jim is currently a mentor-in-residence at Simon Fraser University and has over 18 years of CEO experience and a track record of growing innovative, leading-edge, startups using bootstrap, Angel and Angel/VC-backed business models. In the last 12 years, Jim has raised over $100M of funding and been involved in several acquisitions.
DIRECTOR AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ADVISOR
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.
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.
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.