April 12, 2012
Technology solutions to help our growing elderly population with Independa
with Kian Saneii
Kian Saneii, a veteran technology entrepreneur, founded Independa to develop easy, integrated technology solutions to help our growing elderly population age in place and joins the show to talk about how it is working.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kian Saneii discuss the following:
- What is Independa, and what services do you offer?
- What sets Independa apart from other companies that provide telecare for the elderly?
- Why do you think that telehealth is growing so quickly? What issues does it address for older adults who want to remain independent, and for their caregivers?
- What are the major obstacles to wider adoption of remote monitoring and social engagement, particularly for the elderly?
- How do you see the future of telehealth moving?
Tip: Telehealth needs to be integrated and holistic. Both caregivers and those who receive care need a simple, one-stop solution.
Kian Saneii combines expertise as a computer scientist and experience as a software executive with passion for bringing transformational technologies to market. He founded Independa in 2009 to develop and deliver products and services that help caregivers enable the rapidly growing elderly population to remain independent longer, more safely and more comfortably. Featured in the March 2012 issue of Entrepreneur, he has led the company’s creation of a comprehensive, easy-to-use suite of Integrated CloudCare solutions.
Previously, Saneii was General Manager of Websense Wireless, responsible for launching and growing the wireless division from the ground up, including developing new carrier-centric technology and product lines, and establishing new global distribution partners. As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Websense, Inc., he redefined the company’s market positioning and helped guide it to global market dominance. In addition to his responsibility for all aspects of global marketing, Saneii oversaw strategy, mergers and acquisitions, OEM sales, and business development. As the founding GM of Websense Wireless, Saneii expanded the company’s vision to encompass the wireless revolution from a new perspective, and established Websense Wireless as a carrier-grade supplier of transformational technologies to the telco/wireless ecosystem worldwide.
Before joining Websense, Saneii served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development at IPNet Solutions. In this role, he helped B2B supply chain businesses convert from using EDI to using secure supply chain collaboration and communication systems – introducing real-time information flow and eliminating significant waste throughout the chain.
Prior to his IPNet Solutions role, Saneii served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development for IMA, Inc., focusing on CRM solutions. Saneii transformed IMA’s call center solutions into customer interaction centers by integrating all customer interactions and data, redefining the entire market sector.
Earlier in his career, Saneii held management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM).
Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, cum laude, from New York University, where he made Phi Beta Kappa and received the President’s Award. He earned a Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University.
He has played NCAA Division 1 Soccer, was Chief Driving Instructor for BMW Car Club of America’s New York Chapter, and has a Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. Saneii lives in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with his wife and two sons.