> Kognition

On A Mission To Change The World

One Philadelphia company believes life can never be safe, smart, or sustainable enough—and they’re doing something about it.

In this age of convergence—artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and blockchain—Kognition is an exciting technology startup dedicated to bringing cutting-edge technologies together to achieve brilliant solutions with the ultimate goal of making the world a smarter, safer, and more secure place.

A little more than a year ago, Kognition CEO and founder Matias Klein saw a gap between the traditional property-management systems being used and the latest state-of-the-art technology. He saw an opportunity to transform ordinary commercial properties into “smart properties” by integrating property management functions with advanced AI, enabling property owners to operate more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

The Kognition Smart Property System is an open system built on blockchain technology. It incorporates artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, predictive analytics, and big data capability to achieve a truly disruptive solution in property management. The company does not manufacture hardware of any kind. The expandable, highly interoperable system works with existing hardware and legacy software.
Essentially, it “future proofs” users by giving them the ability to swap out the hardware they use now or in the future without losing the valuable data and insights acquired over time in their smart property.

“The platform itself has exceptional value, but we see a much bigger picture,” continues Klein. “Our smart property system is part of a larger open ecosystem called KOIN—a new way of doing business where innovators, owners, traders, builders, and vendors can come together to produce a vast array of smart solutions.”

One of our early objectives was to build an intelligent software platform that would take property management out of the analog age; one in which security, energy, and maintenance functions are handled autonomously and are easily controlled through a single dashboard interface that offers superior visibility.

- Matias A. Klein, CEO

Safety and security are basic human needs that Kognition is working hard to deliver to the citizens of Chester through the Opportunity Zone Initiative. By partnering with private enterprise and local government in one of the most distressed cities in the Philadelphia area, Kognition’s goal is to improve the quality of life for residents and boost economic opportunity for businesses. Connected through Kognition technology and integrated security solutions, a new Kommand Center infrastructure is driven by real-time AI to preempt crime and alert law enforcement or first responders.

Kognition is not only a company with innovation in its DNA, but a company that cares.
Like so many who have witnessed the horrific school attacks in the news, Kognition wanted to make a difference. Education and safety are fundamental and essential but many school districts lack the funding necessary to prevent these kinds of atrocities. That’s why Kognition formed The Safer, Smarter World Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing advanced security for schools K–12 free of charge, to keep children safe and secure while they learn. Building a smarter, safer and more secure world won’t happen overnight. It’s a mission that starts by reducing risk, increasing security, and optimizing efficiency, one smart property at a time. Kognition is up for the challenge.

Headquartered in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and founded by a team of proven entrepreneurs with decades of successful senior executive experience in the Fortune 500, Kognition is the creator of the world’s first enterprise-wide, hardware-agnostic smart property system.


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