Making Smart Buildings Smarter

Optigo Networks is shaping the future of the commercial Internet of Things (IoT). Optigo uses visualization and anomaly detection to enable explosive growth of IoT in buildings.

With its award-winning self-learning software, Optigo analyzes the communications of the thousands of thermostats, key card scanners, cameras and smart lights in commercial buildings. This allows building operators to quickly identify faults in their operational systems and reduce downtime from hours to minutes.

Optigo is the first to address the growing complexity of maintaining the thousands of little machines that make our buildings comfortable, efficient and secure. Optigo’s solutions are used every day in a rising number of buildings around the world.

Optigo Networks is located in Harbour Center in downtown Vancouver.

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Pook-Ping Yao
CEO and Director
Pook-Ping Yao is a proven business leader with an excellent understanding of world-wide networking markets and extensive international business experience. Recognized expert in smart buildings, networking and cybersecurity technologies combined with first-class communications skills, drive and management skills. Prior to co-founding Optigo, Ping spent 12 years at PMC-Sierra (now Microsemi) in network design and applications.
Daniel Ronald
VP Product Management
Dan Ronald is an IoT technology expert with 12 years of experience in developing cutting edge technologies and leadership. Dan coordinates Optigo’s product strategy and roadmap while leading the development team. Before joining Optigo, Dan was a senior product design expert in core networking technologies with PMC-Sierra (now Microsemi) and developed IP for the latest generation of OTN chipsets.
Eric Cormier, CFO of Optigo Networks
Eric Cormier
Eric Cormier (CPA,CA) has 25 years of CFO experience, bringing both discipline and creativity to bear on solving financial, tax, accounting, operating, and administrative problems. Eric has been the financial lead on M&A transactions with two large-cap US companies, and was VP Finance for Absolute Sofware in 2001 when it completed an IPO that raised a record Cdn$22M on the CDNX exchange.
Wayne Tighe, VP Global Sales at Optigo Networks
Wayne Tighe
VP Global Sales
Wayne Tighe has more than 25 years of technology industry leadership, sales, and executive management experience. Prior to joining Optigo, Wayne was the Vice President of Software Sales at Tridium Inc., where he expanded the adoption of Niagara Framework to over 623,000 instances worldwide. Previous to Tridium, Wayne served in various senior leadership positions at Hewlett Packard, where his focus on customers, innovation and improved operational efficiency, led to significant company growth.


Interim Chairman and Director
Danny Kam is a highly experienced engineering executive based in Vancouver, BC. He has built multiple highly successful R&D organizations over the past 25 years. Working within Avigilon’s executive team, he rebuilt and tripled the size of engineering while the company tripled annual revenue. Prior to Avigilon Danny spent 10 years as the Head of R&D at Ericsson (formerly Redback Networks) overseeing all technical and operational aspects of the organization. Danny also worked at Nortel Networks, MPR Teltech and Bell-Northern Research.
Jim Derbyshire
Jim is a well-respected entrepreneur and mentor in Vancouver with several successful exits in hardware, software and internet technologies. Jim is currently a mentor-in-residence at Simon Fraser University and has over 18 years of CEO experience and a track record of growing innovative, leading-edge, startups using bootstrap, Angel and Angel/VC-backed business models. In the last 12 years, Jim has raised over $100M of funding and been involved in several acquisitions.
James Whalen of Boston Properties, Optigo Director
James Whalen serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boston Properties where he is responsible for the direction and implementation of technology and applications. Prior to joining the Company in March 1998, he served as Vice President, Information Systems of Beacon Properties. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a recipient of the New York City Urban Fellowship. James is a current trustee and past President of the Boston SIM, serves on the Realcomm Advisory Council and Boston Private Industry Council and chairs the TechHire Boston initiative.
Anton Hofland
Anton is the CEO of 2024Sight, which designs and implements secure IT infrastructures for real estate developments, industrial facilities and financial institutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT, cyber security and networking in the financial and telecommunications industries. Prior to setting up 2024Sight, he was the head of IT for a Bahrain-based financial institution and has also worked for several major financial institutions in the City of London.