Andy is the Chief Executive Officer of Connect and Go Internet of Things Inc. (CoGo IoT Inc.), a pioneering firm at the forefront of enterprise asset management and loss prevention/risk software and hardware solutions. With a vision to interconnect people, processes, and technology within asset-intensive industries, Andrew is steering CoGo towards redefining how businesses manage and mitigate risks in their operations. His leadership is grounded in the principles of teamwork, collaboration, passion, and a relentless drive for invention and innovation. These core values are directed towards fostering sustainable, profitable, and ecologically responsible development of technology that not only supports the core business but also advances the industry standard.
Before his tenure at CoGo, Andy spent three years as Vice President of Technology at a leading agricultural manufacturing company. Prior to this, he held the position of Director of Business (Digital) Transformation at one of the world’s largest softwood lumber companies, showcasing his adeptness in steering businesses through the digital age. With over two decades of experience in various leadership roles within some of the largest mining and oil and gas companies, Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and a broad perspective to his role at CoGo.
Originally from Northern Alaska, Andrew's journey in technology and management took him from the rugged landscapes of his hometown to the vibrant city of Vancouver, British Columbia, where he now resides and leads CoGo. His academic background is as diverse and profound as his professional career, with a B.Sc. in Management of Information Systems from Middlesex University Bounds Green Computing Centre, London, UK, and Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Additionally, his commitment to lifelong learning saw him completing the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
Outside the boardroom, Andrew is a traveler, collector, and reader, indulging in the rich tapestry of cultures, ideas, and innovations that the world has to offer. His leadership philosophy reflects his personal and professional journey, emphasizing integrity, personal accountability, respect, and the artistry of being master craftspeople in the domain of technology solutions.
At CoGo, Andrew is not just leading a company; he is nurturing a vision where the integration of sensors, artificial intelligence, and connected asset solutions revolutionizes asset risk intelligence for industries such as forestry, mining, oil & gas, and manufacturing. Through CoGo, Andrew aspires to create the most valuable sensor data repository, leveraging the power of machine learning models for risk management and transitioning from a repair-and-replace model to a foresee-and-predict paradigm for CoGo’s customers.