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Juganu Continues Expansion and Hires Three Global Technology Veterans to Lead U.S. Operations, Strategy

New hires help smart infrastructure leaders expand operations, strategy and business development verticals in major U.S. markets


Smart technology company Juganu announced today the expansion of its technology leadership team through the hiring of three new executives in the U.S. The announcement represents a continued expansion for the Israeli-based company, which has started installing smart infrastructure technology throughout the U.S. 

“With increased demand and interest in our smart infrastructure technology, expansion of our US presence was a necessity,” said Juganu CEO and Cofounder, Eran Ben-Shmuel. “Kiran, Michael, and Andrew represent the best of the best in our industry with decades spent helping companies and municipalities across the U.S. create safer, more connected experiences for their communities.”

Spanning operations, strategy and new business, the three new leadership hires include:  

  • Kiran Kulkarni, VP of Strategy. Kiran is responsible for strategic partnerships and product management. He will be focused on improving connectivity and creating smart and connected experiences for cities. Prior to taking on his role at Juganu, Kiran worked in strategy and engineering for almost two decades while working in the Smart “Real-estate” space (e.g., city, campus, cruise lines, defense establishments, etc.) for nearly 8 years. 

  • Michael Soganich, North America General Manager. Michael will oversee Juganu’s operations and expansion in North America. He is a trusted applied technology professional who has led complex partnerships in the smart buildings sector with a focus on the retail vertical. Prior to joining Juganu, Michael led strategic software solutions for smart buildings as the VP of New Business Development, Applied Technology Solutions at Acuity Brands.

  • Andrew Kolb, Director of North American Sales. Prior to Juganu, Andrew was a Director - Strategic Business Development, IoT at Cree Wolfspeed, a leader in the semiconductor space. He has also held leadership positions at Philips and GE Lighting. Andrew has 15 years of experience managing complex sales processes in the connected lighting and IoT vertical.

Juganu has already started bringing its smart infrastructure technology to the U.S. The technology integrates third-party applications while resolving municipal problems from emergency responsiveness and traffic rerouting to the deployment of 5G small-cells in public spaces. 

Juganu is reimagining infrastructure to make a better, connected world. To learn more about Juganu’s smart infrastructure technology, visit

About Juganu:

Founded in 2011, Juganu’s mission is to converge the benefits of the digital world with the physical world by enabling safe and connected spaces. Backed by leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Amdocs, Viola Growth, and others, Juganu holds 43 patents and makes its own unique LED using Planar technology, the best and richest light source other than natural light. Juganu is headquartered in Israel and has rapidly-growing offices in the US, Mexico and Brazil. To learn more, visit:


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