Austin Chamber’s Opportunity Austin announces Cognite expansion

Posted on 07/29/2021

July 29, 2021

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Industrial SaaS company will increase local workforce to expand North American operations

AUSTIN, Texas— Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county prosperity initiative, today announced Cognite – a global industrial software-as-a-service (SaaS) company – plans to expand their workforce in Austin. Cognite is looking to hire a number of employees to fill roles in product, customer success and sales & marketing.

“We’re thrilled that Cognite’s Austin experience has been so positive that they have decided to increase their footprint within the region,” Charisse Bodisch, Austin Chamber senior vice president, economic development, said. “It’s important that companies can hire talent that is qualified and diverse to help the company continue to succeed in the region.”

Cognite, one of the fastest-growing industrial software companies in the world, has been operating its North American division since 2019 and has since grown to more than 40 employees in the U.S. and Canada. They are looking to hire approximately 30 new employees by the end of 2021, with most of those positions working out of the Austin office, located in the Domain at 3200 Gracie Kiltz Ln, Suite 200.

“At Cognite, our mission is to redefine modern industrial data management worldwide. Data is the answer to some of industry’s biggest challenges, not least of which is sustainability. By revolutionizing the way asset intensive industries like oil & gas and power & utilities access and use data, we can improve operations, decrease emissions, and so much more,” Dr. Francois Laborie, president of Cognite North America, said. “As the beating hearts of both the tech- and energy-scene, Austin and Houston were the obvious homes for our North American operations. We look forward to expanding our footprint in Texas and working with the top talent the region to truly transform industrial data management.”

With over 500 employees around the globe, Cognite has a foothold in more than 60 countries around the world, with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company plans to bring together global energy and industry leaders this fall at Ignite Talks, a virtual conference focused on industrial digitalization within energy industries and will discuss the future of Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Manufacturing, and Renewables. Ignite Talks will be held September 21 – 23. For more information, visit


About Opportunity Austin

Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 total jobs to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.

About Cognite

Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with one clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn: