Kian Saneii is a computer scientist and software executive, passionate about bringing innovative technologies to market that transform organizations, lives and entire markets. Saneii founded Independa in 2009, and is the CEO and Chairman of the company. Award-winning solutions from Independa integrate across the TV and other everyday devices, including sensors and health devices, to provide a true person-centric view of remote engagement and care. As a result, Independa is transforming the healthcare cost curve, along with the lives of its end users and their families, by allowing people stay at their residence of choice longer, safer and more comfortably, to delay or even eliminate the next episode or stage care. This, while also increasing organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies in home care, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short term rehab communities, and hospitals – literally, across the continuum of care. Saneii has created national and global strategic relationships, including with Independa investors LG Electronics, while gaining recognition for Independa through awards and recognition from Entrepreneur (Brilliant 100), CES (Technology for a Better World), Frost & Sullivan (
Saneii has created national and global strategic relationships, including with Independa investors LG Electronics, while gaining recognition for Independa through awards and recognition from Entrepreneur (Brilliant 100), CES (Technology for a Better World), Frost & Sullivan (Tele-health Product Line Strategy), Gartner Group (Cool Vendor), CONNECT (Most Innovative Product), and the San Diego Business Journal (Innovation Award), amongst others.
From 2005-2008, Saneii was GM of Websense Wireless, responsible for launching and growing the Wireless division of Websense from the ground up, including developing new carrier-centric product lines and establishing new global distribution partners. Previously, as VP Marketing and VP Business Development at Websense, Inc., Saneii saw the opportunity to redefine the company’s market positioning and helped lead Websense to a dominant global leadership position. In addition to his responsibility for all aspects of global marketing, Saneii was responsible for strategy, M&A, global OEM sales, and business development at Websense. As the founding GM of Websense Wireless, Saneii expanded the company’s vision to encompass the wireless revolution and established Websense Wireless as a carrier-grade supplier of transformational technologies to the Telco ecosystem worldwide.
Prior to Websense, Saneii served as SVP, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development at IPNet Solutions, where he helped transform B2B supply chain businesses from using EDI, to using secure supply chain collaboration and communication systems—introducing real time information flow and eliminating huge supply chain inefficiencies. Saneii was responsible for executing a strategic “posterchild” partnership with Hewlett Packard, where IPNet Solutions was selected amongst thousands of potential partners as one of three global partnerships to showcase the “New HP”.
Before IMA, Saneii served as SVP, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development for IMA, Inc., responsible for global marketing and business development efforts. Saneii transformed IMA’s call center solutions into customer interaction centers, by integrating all customer interactions and data, redefining the entire market sector in the process. Directly due to Saneii’s efforts, IMA was recognized by Gartner Group as one of only two companies worldwide in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant” for CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
Earlier in his career, Saneii served in management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Honors from New York University, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was the recipient of the NYU President’s Award. He earned his Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University. Saneii played NCAA Division 1 Soccer, was Chief Driving Instructor for BMW Car Club of America’s NY Chapter, and has a Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. Recreationally, Saneii enjoys tennis and bicycling. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, with his wife and two sons, and is involved with a number of charities, including serving on the Board of the United Way of San Diego.