Sight Machine Names Syed Hoda as Chief Marketing Officer

Syed Hoda

Sight Machine Names Syed Hoda as Chief Marketing Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2016

Veteran Marketer to Help Drive Growth and Scale

Sight Machine Inc., the industry leader for manufacturing analytics, today announced it has named Syed Hoda as its chief marketing officer. Hoda has more than two decades of experience in bringing advanced technologies to market for both startups and industry giants.

Hoda most recently served as CMO of software-defined storage company Scality, and previously was CMO of ParStream, an Internet of Things (IoT) analytics company acquired by Cisco Systems Inc. Prior to ParStream, Hoda served as a senior executive at Cisco in a variety of management roles. He was general manager of Cisco’s Emerging Solutions Group, where he led the startup and scaling of new, disruptive businesses and was also instrumental in the launch of Cisco’s Globalization Center in Bangalore, India.

“Syed’s experience in large-scale enterprise technology, IoT and startups is an ideal background for our clients,” said Jon Sobel, CEO of Sight Machine. “As our new CMO, Syed strengthens Sight Machine’s category leadership in manufacturing analytics. We are excited to have him join our leadership team.”

“IoT has moved beyond the hype and into the reality of generating ROI through operational and technology innovation,” Hoda said. “Sight Machine has delivered measurable results in more factories than any other manufacturing analytics provider. I am honored to be joining a fantastic team with a history of tremendous customer success.”

Hoda joins Sight Machine at a time of strong momentum as the company recently raised $13.5 million in venture capital from investors including GE Ventures, Jump Capital and Two Roads Group. Sight Machine is working with some of the world’s largest manufacturers in automotive, life sciences and consumer goods to turn data from the factory floor into actionable insights.

Hoda earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and undergraduate in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

About Sight Machine

Sight Machine is driving the digital transformation of manufacturing, offering the only end-to-end big data platform built specifically for manufacturing. Sight Machine’s manufacturing analytics platform transforms data from process, parts, and people into actionable insights, helping manufacturers address critical challenges in quality and operations. Sight Machine provides real-time production, quality and supply chain monitoring; retrospective analysis of product variation and failures; predictive analytics to support process improvement; and benchmarking on the contractor, factory, line and tool levels. For more information, please visit

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