Company

As an IoT Technology and Solution Provider, Thinnect is delivering on the promise of IoT. We offer security, dependability and usability for IoT with applications ranging from Supply Chain to Smart Environments.

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Seamless connectivity from the sensor to the cloud
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11 years in development
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Reliable networking with transparent management
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9 years field proven
Over $2M invested in technology development
Technology in 3500 devices in 24 countries

Thinnect is a technology spin-out from Defendec, which is a company providing intelligent border patrol solutions, co-funded by the CEO of Thinnect, Jurgo Preden. Jurgo was the CTO of Defendec for 6 years, directing the wireless border patrol product development, and supporting its commercialization resulting in its deployment in 15 countries across the world.

Thinnect, Inc. was formed to exploit the many benefits of Thinnect’s patented, wireless mesh networking technology for the gain of IoT segments such as supply chain and commercial intelligent lighting. This technology has been uniquely developed to optimally support dynamic edge-of-networks computing (we call this Mist computing) and also optimally supports network reuse by many applications, making it easy for applications such as building security, smoke detection, product/staff tracking, etc to operate on a single (lighting) network.

Thinnect is further extending our offering with the inclusion of NaaS (network as a service) utilizing our deep knowledge of wireless mesh networks to transparently monitor/manage/optimize and secure our networks via the cloud.

Team

Jurgo Predenin
CEO
Jurgo is leading the vision of implementing Mist Computing by applying his 14 years of experience in wireless mesh networks in industry and academia. Jurgo was with the Invisible Computing Group at Microsoft Research, he was the founder and CTO of Defendec and he has worked as an engineer for companies in Europe as well as in North America.
James Beneferin
SVP of Marketing and Business Development
Jim manages Thinnect's marketing and sales activities for Mist Computing, applying his 30+ years experience in the industry. His successful career spanning R&D through to sales and marketing has included key senior roles with responsibility for complete wireless system solutions, including: Cellular, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc, in companies including: AT&T, Raytheon, BAE Systems, National Semiconductor and startups such as Quorum Systems (successfully acquired by Spreadtrum Communications), generating $100Ms in revenues.
Brian Eidsonin
Technical adviser
Brian's 30 years of experience with wireless communications and his electrical engineering PhD from MIT ensures that Thinnect's networks are scalable and robust.
Madis Uusjärvin
Senior engineer
Madis implements the patented TDMA mesh networking scheme. Madis's 20 years of experience in embedded software development ensures that Thinnect Mist is robust and reliable.
Raido Pahtmain
Senior engineer
Raido is responsible for implementing the service based application layer in Mist Computing. This work builds upon Raido's PhD thesis work and it has been applied in numerous apopplications and projects, including tactical sensing applications.
Margus Naelin
Development manager
Margus leads Thinnect development team, applying his experience from Skype, Navionics and Proekspert.

Board of Directors

Travis Nixonin
Advisor on commercial lighting
Travis Nixon, LC, is a 4th Generation Design/Build Electrical Contractor and a Nationally Accredited Lighting Design Professional. Travis has 22 years’ experience in the electrical construction industries across all sectors, he founded the Electrical Construction Firm Absolutely Electric Inc. in 2004 and co-founded NixonChristophers Lighting Design in 2010. Travis is a frequent lecturer on the subject of artifact lighting, energy efficiency, and advanced energy topics.
Bernard Xavierin
General Partner at Summit View Capital
Bernard was CEO of one of the most successful cross-border US/China M&A semiconductor transactions in recent history when he sold Quorum Systems to Shanghai-based Spreadtrum (NASDAQ: SPRD) in 2008 Founded in 2001 and backed by Kleiner Perkins, Quorum was a leading supplier of Wi-Fi and GSM chipsets and supplied the first W-Fi/GSM voice handset. Bernard spent three years in China as a result of the Spreadtrum acquisition and speaks conversational Mandarin. Prior to Quorum, Bernard was the founder and CEO of Innocom Wireless, a leading supplier of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chipsets. Bernard sold Innocom to National Semiconductor (NYSE: TI) in 2000. Bernard holds a PhD from Brunel university and is a winner of an IEE National Prize, he has taught courses at UCSD and has chaired several IEEE conferences and published 20+ papers. He obtained the Charterd Financial Analyst charter in 2011 after three years of study.
Jack Guedjin
VP/GM Samsung IoT Artik Modules and Sami Cloud Product Line
Jack was President and CEO of Tensilica since 2008 leading a successful turn-around culminating with the sale of Tensilica to Cadence in Apr 2013. Prior to Tensilica Jack led the spin-out of Magnum from Cirrus Logic in June of 2005, serving as founder, president and CEO. Since 2003, Jack led the Cirrus Video division and then Magnum’s growth through new product launches and the acquisition of the Consumer Products Group of LSI Corporation (C Cube), establishing Magnum as a leader in Multimedia SOCs for the Professional Video Broadcast, Consumer (DVD, DTV) and Set Top Box markets. Prior to Cirrus, Jack was President of Tvia, Inc., leading that company's successful IPO in August 2000. Before joining Tvia, Jack held the position of vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Faroudja, and served as the director of digital media/residential broadband segments at National Semiconductor. Jack holds an MBA from the UCLA Graduate School of Management. Jack attained a MSEE from Physique et Chimie de Paris, and a doctoral degree from the University of Paris.