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Kony Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Kony helps organizations of all sizes achieve digital success. Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based digital application solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among low code, digital, and mobile application development platform providers, and is an emerging ... Read more

Mission: To help our customers excel at digital, to achieve transformational outcomes using innovative technology and proven expertise.

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    Every quarter we have a company-wide All Hands Meeting, and while internally Kony's All Hands meetings are known for being informative and even at times fun, it's not often that we get the opportunity to combine them with a Mobilizing Causes event.

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Kony – Why Work For Us?


Kony helps organizations of all sizes reach digital success. Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based digital application solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among low code, digital and mobile application development platform providers, and an emerging leader in the digital banking market

With over 600 live multi-channel apps, serving over 20 million end users across 50 countries. Kony provides the most innovative and secure omni-channel applications, with exceptional user experience and design, empowering organizations to excel at digital. From delighting consumers and partners to supporting employees, Kony Apps and Kony AppPlatform give enterprises the efficiency and agility, to get ahead and stay ahead, resulting in transformation outcomes.

For the past five years Kony was named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP).

Kony Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Stay ahead in the digital world

Tablet at home. Desktop at work. Laptop in meetings. Smartphone everywhere else. We live in a world where people work across multiple devices every day. Digital user experiences, whether for customer or employee, have to work reliably and instantly everywhere to meet expectations. And to create greatest value for your business, they have to be exceptional.

At Kony, we meet this imperative by taking an encompassing approach to our leading technology. Our cross-platform development system effectively covers all devices and operating systems efficiently and at scale. With Kony, organizations can bypass numerous hurdles encountered in the development process so every user experience is optimized.

 

Transforming the future of Digital Banking

Kony DBX was built from the ground up to level the "big bank" playing field.

Integrated, easy-to-use web and mobile applications – built on the leading digital banking platform – to accelerate digital transformation, embrace rapid innovation, drive a frictionless customer experience and take control of your future.

 

Welcome to Kony Base Camp 

Base Camp is Kony's centralized hub for developer resources and community.
Our resource-rich platform will help you get your Apps up running quickly.  

For more information visit the  Kony Base Camp FAQ.
We invite you to participate in our Groups, Events, and Forum.  You'll be earning points and badges as you engage with the content and fellow members.  
Look forward to new features, activities, contests, hackathons, user groups, events, and programs.

Got something to share? Send us an email  basecamp@kony.com with your suggestions and feedback.
 
 


Learn more about the Kony Leadership team



   





Tom Hogan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas E. Hogan has been at the forefront of innovation in the enterprise software market for more than three decades.
Before joining Kony, Tom served as executive vice president of Software at HP, with responsibility for all software functions, including sales, marketing, engineering, product development, operations, and technical support. Prior to joining HP, Tom served as the president and chief executive officer of Vignette, a publicly held software company specializing in enterprise content management. He also held key leadership roles at Siebel Software, where he helped quadrupled total revenues as senior vice president of global sales and operations, and IBM, where he started his career and held a variety of executive posts.

Tom holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, graduating with distinction with concentrations in finance, international business, and organizational behavior. He also holds a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois.


Bruce Dahlgren, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer

Bruce Dahlgren joins Kony after a long, successful career at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services and Managing Director of the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region. In this role, Dahlgren was responsible for driving a unified vision and team serving the customers in the APJ region. He was also responsible for accelerating market expansion and driving revenue and profitable growth across one of the industry’s broadest IT services portfolios.

Prior to this role, Dahlgren served as the Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Sales and Managed Services global business unit within the HP Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPS). Under his leadership, PPS Managed Services grew to become a recognized industry leader in Managed Print Services by notable analyst firms such as IDC and Gartner.

Before joining HP in 2006, Dahlgren served in key executive roles at high tech companies Lexmark International, AT&T, and NCR. He has held senior management positions in finance, planning, operations, marketing, sales, and services.

Dahlgren holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University and is a graduate of the Wharton Executive Education Program.

Kathy Crusco, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Crusco serves as Kony’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Kathy leads the financial and operational strategic thinking.

With over 30 years of experience in the software and technology industries, Kathy has led both emerging businesses and large-scale billion-dollar public organizations.

Prior to joining Kony, Kathy served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Epicor Software Corp. Under her leadership and during her 10 year tenure, Epicor grew substantially through a series of strategic acquisitions and delivered a steady stream of improved performance and operating margins.

Kathy holds a BS in business with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Chico.

 


   




 

Todd Riesterer, Chief Human Resources Officer

Todd brings to Kony his extensive experience with global high-tech companies during periods of major hyper-growth, including scaling a business from $15 million to $500 million. 


Most recently, Todd served as Senior Vice President of HR at InsideSales.com where he was instrumental in doubling the employee base to support the company’s fast growth, while also driving new HR innovation to deliver maximum strategic business impact.

Prior to leading HR for InsideSales.com, Todd drove international human resource growth strategies for VMware’s Global Customer and Business Operations organizations, which included more than 9,000 employees.

Todd also previously led successful global HR programs at McAfee, Business Objects and Cadence Design Systems.

Jeffery Kendall, Senior Vice President and GM, Global Banking and Financial Solutions

Jeffery Kendall is the Senior Vice President and GM, Global Banking and Financial Solutions for Kony, Inc. In this role, Jeffery provides strategic mobile app solutions for the world’s leading enterprises in North America and Latin America.

Jeffery is an experienced leader in the mobile technology space. With over 18 years of IT experience, he brings an in-depth perspective in the areas of customer experience, self-service, workflow automation, and operational efficiency. Jeffery has held a variety of go-to-market, partner, and operational roles within Kony.

Prior to joining Kony Jeffery was responsible for directing the strategic alliances, channel partners, and global product marketing for NCR’s self-service industry solutions. Previously, Jeffery has held multiple IT and product leadership roles leading global development teams in the ideation and launch of consumer-facing applications.



   




Bill Bodin, Chief Technology Officer

As Kony’s Chief Technology Officer, Bodin is responsible for fortifying Kony’s innovation leadership in the enterprise mobility market and shaping Kony’s technology vision. He chairs the company’s architect council, leads the technology evangelism efforts and also works with Kony’s growing base of global enterprise customers to achieve business outcomes through mobile innovation.

Bodin brings more than 30 years of technology industry experience to Kony. Most recently, he served as chief technology officer for IBM’s Mobile Computing CIO group. He was both a Distinguished Engineer and a recognized Master Inventor at IBM and holds numerous patents in domains including Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Media, Telematics, Consumer Electronics, and Healthcare.

Prior to joining Kony, Bodin founded IBM’s Pervasive Computing Lab which was the center for mobile innovation. Bodin is also the creator and thought leader for IBM Catalyst, the mobile development accelerator framework (CIO100 2015 award winner) and IBM’s first mobile app store, Whirlwind (CIO100 2011 award winner). He also represented the CIO organization in the Center for Innovation Leadership (CIL), championing innovation and invention in the IBM Corporation.

Bodin holds a Graduate Degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon & Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia.



 Work & Life

  • Mobilizers Engagement:  At Kony, we know our Mobilizers are the foundation of our success. That’s why we believe in the power of engaging our Mobilizers at every level to build a strong, thriving company. Through our annual Mobilizer Engagement Survey, we have obtained valuable insight; based on Mobilizer feedback, we have implemented several key actions to make Kony a great place work.
  • Communication:  Kony’s leadership team is passionate about keeping our Mobilizers informed about what’s happening within the business. We foster ongoing communication and two-way dialogue through multiple channels such as our company-wide Quarterly All Hands, Business Function town hall meetings, and small, informal group sessions sponsored by our Executive Leadership team.
  • Comradery:  We foster a strong sense of friendship and community within Kony. Some of the ways we do this is by bring Mobilizers together to celebrate and recognize key special events such as achieving business milestones, Mobilizer birthdays, service anniversaries, and holidays.
  • Philanthropy:  We believe in giving back and serving the community where we live and work. The “Kony in the Community” is a program where we sponsor charitable donation drives and community volunteer events for our Mobilizers in the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism.
  • Mobilizer Recognition:  We have programs in place to celebrate and recognize Mobilizers, at all levels and business functions, who deliver exemplary results to support Kony’s success.
 

Mobilizer Culture at Kony


 Why Be a Mobilizer?








Mobilizing Causes

Our Global Mobilizing Causes initiative is a core part of our culture. Giving is a fundamental belief of every Mobilizer, and through our philanthropic activities, we humbly serve our neighboring communities around the globe. Mobilizing Causes is co-lead by Jessica Howard and Usha Iyer.



Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard - Co-Executive Director of Mobilizing Causes



Usha Iyer - Co-Executive Director of Mobilizing Causes


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Kony Awards & Accolades

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  • Top 100 Award(North America), Red Herring, 2013
  • Mobile Star Award(Enterprise Application Development), Mobile Star, 2012
  • E-Tech Awards(Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms), CTIA, 2015
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