Former SVP Engineering at Jet.com to drive development of company’s Industrial IoT platform.
New York, NY – Oden Technologies (www.oden.io), the New York based manufacturing analytics company, today announced that John Turek has joined the company, as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 20 years of experience in scaling innovative technologies, John will lead the development of Oden Technologies’ Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform. In particular, John will be focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning initiatives to further Oden Technologies’ mission to eliminate waste and improve production in manufacturing.
“Manufacturing is an extremely competitive market and manufacturers have to adopt new technology to stay ahead of the game,” said John Turek, CTO, Oden Technologies. “With its complete and integrated approach to collecting and analyzing production data, Oden provides manufacturers with the immediate, actionable insights required to constantly improve production and reduce waste. I’m delighted to be joining the company and leading the engineering team. Our product roadmap promises to improve the strength and scope of Oden’s value creation. I have no doubt that we will significantly improve the efficiency of manufacturing around the world.”
Prior to joining Oden, John was the SVP of Engineering at Jet.com and served as the interim CTO following its acquisition by Wal-Mart. Before that, John was Director of Engineering at Google and a Director in IBM’s Software Group.
“We’re thrilled to have John join the Oden team,” said Willem Sundblad, co-founder and CEO, Oden Technologies. “The work John has done building reliable, scalable, and secure systems at Jet.com, Google, and IBM is in a league of its own and he will undoubtedly bring the same level of excellence to Oden. With his experience developing world-class teams and attracting excellent talent, we’ll continue to build amazing products and be at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution.”
In the last year, Oden has scaled its installation base tenfold with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized manufacturers. May 2017, Oden completed its latest financing round, bringing its total amount of seed funding to $5.9M. EQT Ventures was the lead investor in the round, along with Oden’s existing institutional backers Inbox Capital and LocalGlobe. Shiva Rajaraman formerly VP of Product at Spotify joined this round alongside existing angel investors Peter Carlsson, former CPO and head of supply chain at Tesla Motors, and Rob Keve, CEO and co-founder of Flow.
Oden Technologies was founded by Willem Sundblad and Peter Brand in 2014.
About Oden Technologies
Oden Technologies is a manufacturing analytics company that combines wireless industrial IoT and proprietary cloud-based analytics into one simple platform for manufacturers to monitor and optimize production in real time, from any device. The Oden data acquisition and analytics platform enables factories to digitize production and to continuously improve using clear data and actionable insights. Oden’s mission is to use data to empower the operators, engineers, and executives of the manufacturing industry to foster a culture of improvement, efficiency, and transparency.
Oden is committed to hiring people who make things to transform the world, things to enable the manufacturing industry to make things better – to make more, to waste less, to serve their customers, and to thrive in a competitive world.