Kognition is a startup enterprise AI software company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kognition's mission is to create easy-to-use, enterprise-grade AI software that makes the world safer and more secure. Founded in 2018, Kognition has already digitally transformed dozens of high-end commercial facilities in the United States into smart buildings. Our referenceable blue chip Fortune 500 clients across the country are running Kognition AI 24 hours a day, 365 days a years to enhance safety and security in their buildings. Please reach out to us today to learn how our revolutionary smart building software system can dramatically enhance the value of your property while keeping your employees, visitors, and customers safe.


Matias Klein
President & CEO

Matias is a visionary entrepreneur and innovator with a long and successful track record of launching groundbreaking new software solutions. Most recently Matias was Vice President of Product Management at McKesson (NYSE: MCK) where he was responsible for driving growth and innovation in a $1B financial services software portfolio. Prior to McKesson, Matias was SVP of Technology and led R&D and technology operations at Portico Systems, which McKesson acquired for $90M. Matias joined Portico's leadership team when they acquired his first startup, Ethidium Health Systems.

Ash Lulla
SVP, Strategy & Business Development

Ash is a technology enthusiast, serial entrepreneur, investor and strategic thinker with over 25 years of proven experience in business development, sales and marketing, alliance building, leading cross functional team, to mobilize corporate strategies. Prior to Kognition, he launched Engageon, a successful consulting business. He also co-founded Varz Smart Building using operational technology platforms to integrate and transform efficiencies and drive revenue. He collaborated with Cisco India to develop smart properties. At Merck, he spearheaded the American Heart Association partnership program to roll out “Get With The Guidelines,” which improved evidence-based medicine and medication adherence in the majority of hospitals in the USA.

Michael Ferreri
SVP, Channels & Business Development

Michael is an exceptionally skilled technology industry sales and marketing leader with proven experience delivering significant revenue and channel growth in the global enterprise and commercial markets. Michael has held executive sales leadership positions for a majority of his career at world class public companies including Microsoft, Dell/EMC, Progress Software and Sprinklr. He also brings additional experience as an entrepreneur working with various emerging software companies providing leadership as a General Manager/Chief Operating Officer. His organizational and leadership roles include Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, Systems Engineering, Customer Success and Channel Management.

Mike Gauer

Mike Gauer
SVP, Business Development, Global Real Estate

Mike is a pioneering leader who has devoted over three decades of his career at the forefront of breakthrough innovation in security and climate technology, primarily serving the global real estate industry. Mike has helped revolutionize the methods for integrating, deploying and scaling solutions laying the groundwork for safer, more sustainable human environments. With a track record of significant contributions to industry leaders including Honeywell and Kastle Systems International and innovative startups including Latch, View and others, Mike continues to drive progress, combining technological excellence with a deep commitment to the values of safety, security, service, continual learning and environmental stewardship

Chris DeMarco
AVP, Services

Chris is a passionate services and operations manager with a history of delivering exceptional outcomes for the organizations and customers he serves. His customer-centric approach has supported the growth of businesses across the technology and financial industries. Prior to Kognition AI, Chris held enterprise relationship management and operational roles at Bloomberg LP, Moody’s Investors Service and World Wide Technology, Inc. His versatile experience and dedication, has provided him the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with global account and product development teams, building strategies to drive customer satisfaction and deliver business value.