Maana Continues Momentum as the Pioneer of Digital Knowledge Technology with Strong Customer Growth

New Customers, Expansion into Key Verticals, Industry Validation, Executive Hires, and Customer Digital Transformation Initiatives Are Primary Drivers of Success

PALO ALTO, Calif. — March 21, 2017 — Maana, the pioneer of digital knowledge technology, achieved significant momentum in 2016, strengthening its Fortune Global 500 footprint and expanding its executive leadership team. Maana’s growth reinforces the priority of digital transformation among world’s largest industrial corporations and hence the demand for the Maana Knowledge Platform.

Maana pioneered digital knowledge, which delivers a new layer of intelligence on top of Operational Technology (OT) and information technology (IT), that is formed by encoding human expertise and data from across silos into digital knowledge, to accelerate the optimization of decision making processes throughout the enterprise.

Maana leads the digital knowledge technology category with continued validation from industry analysts as well as global recognition:

Fortune Global 500 companies continue to rely on Maana’s Knowledge Platform, to turn human expertise and data into digital knowledge for employees to make better and faster decisions. The increased industry demand for Maana’s platform has attracted industry veterans to its leadership team:

  • CFO, Roop Lakkaraju; formerly COO and CFO,
  • Chief Scientist, Steven Gustafson, PhD; formerly R&D Manager GE Global Research
  • CSO, Len Emmick; formerly SVP America Sales, Pentaho
  • CMO, Azita Martin; formerly CMO, Datameer

“Our growth is an excellent indicator of the pace of industrial digital transformation,” said Babur Ozden, CEO and founder, Maana. “Maana’s differentiation is enabling Fortune Global 500 companies to achieve digital transformation in half the time, with significant impact on gross margins. “

Maana pursues geographic expansion to meet the growing demand of its expanding customer base.  It opened new headquarters in Palo Alto, California; as well as an office in Houston, Texas; and will be opening additional offices in London, Copenhagen, and Dhahran in 2017.

Maana received several new patents in 2016, enhanced its product offerings, and released Maana Knowledge Platform Winter 17.


About Maana:

Maana organizes the world’s industrial data and human expertise into digital knowledge to enable millions of experts to make better decisions affecting the global economy and human civilization.  Using our Knowledge Platform™ and its proprietary Computational Knowledge Graph™, Fortune Global 500 industrial companies drive answers to operational questions that direct the future. Operating internationally, Maana is a privately-held company with offices in Menlo Park, California; Bellevue, Washington; Houston, Texas; London, UK; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


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