Amit Kulkarni is CEO of Cognetyx Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He founded Cognetyx, bringing more than 18 years of technology leadership, computer network security expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Previously he founded Secure Healing™, a healthcare privacy monitoring company in 2011; successfully patented its technology, architected and developed its initial disruptive product, raised Angel capital, and successfully merged into Cognetyx after gaining early customers.
Under his leadership and passion, he helped Cognetyx secure a coveted position in The Texas Medical Center’s very selective – TMCx Accelerator Digital Health cohort in Winter 2016, which enabled the company to have access to the world’s largest medical center and their wealth of information and guidance.
In Fall 2014, he got Secure Healing successfully admitted to Chicago’s premiere Healthbox Healthcare accelerator, which selected only 8 companies among 100’s that applied, which helped secure some early customers along with funding. Prior to that he worked at a Houston based fast growing IT security product and services company as a Product Marketing Manager, as well as their in-house competitive product expert helping with market positioning and messaging for all current and upcoming products.
Prior to that he was designing & implementing security architectures for complex healthcare technology products at a large health system. Before that he worked at Thomson Reuters in their legal division in the enterprise network and application security team, overseeing security for the $5B revenue Westlaw product.
He has also worked in IT security technology positions in Medical Insurance and Medical Devices industries in designing and securing PKI infrastructures.
He has an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business specializing in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Marketing. He also earned an MS in Software Engineering from University of St. Thomas, Minnesota where focused on Network & Data Security.
Amit also serves as a IT Security advisor/SME for Next Wave Connect’s healthcare security user community consisting of healthcare executives & is also a speaker/panelist for various national and local events on topics of IT Security in Healthcare. He also serves at a few volunteering organizations such as Food Banks, Recycling Centers etc. with his active involvement with HCCA in Minneapolis and HIMSS.
Besides designing innovative technologies for the company’s futuristic product roadmap, he spends time with family and works on DIY projects that range from building a backyard tree house for kids, to tinkering with r/c planes etc.