Today's proliferation of affordable networked products, wireless access and mobile devices marks the beginning of a new era of distributed connectivity. But the web of networked "things" is also highly disaggregated. It is a maze of competing communications mechanisms, hardware platforms, device protocols, software languages and data formats.
The Candi team is expert at bridging these technical differences. We make multi-system integration transparent for end users. We make information compelling and actionable. We have decades of leadership experience with award-winning user interfaces, innovative networked product design, building controls software, AMR and distributed data management.
Candi applications interconnect the Web of Things. Our API, Drivers and Interface Library link products, protocols and relevant data over the web. We enable competitive advantages and compelling interfaces to empower device control, monitoring, data acquisition and service, regardless of platform, protocol, environment or manufacturer. This allows businesses to extend their brand footprint, reach more devices, and offer more value to commercial and residential customers over the web.
Candi is the disruptive technology we've been dreaming about.
Candi is "Cloud-Assisted Network Device Integration." The company was founded by Steve Raschke and Mike Anderson. Our talented team includes cross-platform programmers, systems integration specialists, IT professionals, and user interface designers. We are located in the San Francisco east bay.
Steve Raschke, President, has over two decades' experience leading teams focused on networked content and systems control software for home and commercial applications. His background includes: CEO of Sage Systems, a ground-breaking provider of smart grid demand management products and services to utilities; VP of Operations at Engineered Environments, a Top 5 residential systems integrator; Chairman of D-Tools, the leading design software for systems integrators; Division Manager at AMX, a global building controls leader; Sr Manager for digital living room products at Seagate; President of Meda Systems, award-winning digital media streaming servers; Chief Engineer and Director of Marketing at IBM spinoff Home Director; and Director of Sales and Director of Product Development at Monster Cable Products.
Mike Anderson, VP Software, is a career software development leader specializing in smart grid technologies, automated metering systems, control systems and databases. His background includes: VP of Software Development and VP of Product Development at Trilliant Networks, a global smart meter services company; Director of Operations at Invensys, a global automation leader; VP of Engineering at Nimblefish (RR Donnelley), an enterprise marketing software service; VP of Engineering at Sage Systems, a utility demand management software services company; and CTO of Utility.com.
Randy Stearns, VP Corporate Development, is a career leader in the residential systems integration industry. He currently is Chairman of the Board of CEDIA, the premier industry organization for residential systems integrators. He also owns Engineered Environments, among America's top systems contractors with high net worth clientele globally; is a frequent lecturer and advisor to industry organizations and executives on business, finance and operational topics; and serves as instructor and panelist at internationally attended CEDIA, CES, NSCA, EH Expo, Connections and ISC events. Randy holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Southern California.