John Markus Lervik

Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Cognite

Dr. Lervik is the Founder and Chief Strategy & Development Officer of Cognite, a leading software company providing an industrial data platform that empowers companies in heavy-asset industries like Manufacturing, Energy, and Utilities to extract value from their wealth of existing data by transforming it into useful information.

With its market-leading Industrial DataOps platform, and a comprehensive suite of Industrial Generative AI capabilities, Cognite makes it easy for decision-makers to access and understand complex industrial data.

Dr. Lervik co-founded Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) in 1997. The same year, he received the Esso prize for best overall PhD for his thesis at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Dr. Lervik served as CTO and then as CEO at FAST until Microsoft acquired the company in 2008. He then took the position of Vice President of Enterprise Search at Microsoft until 2009. In 2010, he founded Cxense ASA, a software company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2014.

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