• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Krenar Komoni


Founder and CEO

Krenar Komoni is the founder and CEO of Tive, a Boston-based startup that uses cellular-connected sensors and a cloud-based software platform to give manufacturers real-time visibility into their supply chain.

With over ten years of experience developing innovative chips and RF systems, Krenar has worked at a variety of startups in the wireless chip space, consulted for Fortune 500 companies on-chip and system-level wireless design, and filed several patents. In engineering roles with BitWave Semiconductor and Eta Devices, Krenar was responsible for design and development of a variety of novel RF architectures, chipsets and components. Krenar has extensive expertise on chip development toolsets from the inception of an idea and all the way to the realization of the final product.

Krenar earned his MS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and his BS in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Norwich University, where he served as President of the Tau Beta Bi Association Vermont Beta Chapter, President of the Norwich IEEE Student Branch, and Support Coordinator for the IEEE Region 1 Student Activities Committee.

Sessions With Krenar Komoni

Thursday, 23 February

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 10:30 pm - 23/feb/2023 11:00 pm

    2022: The Year Smart Containers Became a Thing

    In April, Hapag-Lloyd made a historic announcement: The German carrier said it would be equipping its entire dry box fleet with physical sensors, a first for a container line of its size. Understanding the significance of the move requires an examination of all the potential benefits of being able to track an entire pool of assets across the globe, from Hapag-Lloyd's ability to understand exactly where its boxes are to it potentially providing a premium service to shippers. But progress in the development of lower-cost container sensors is happening on many fronts, from container-specific hardware makers such as Nexxiott, Traxens, Orbcomm, and GlobeTracker to more multimodal Internet of Things developers. There’s also the question of how data-based visibility providers —ones that rely on data from carriers or carrier websites —might fit into a world where containers themselves are generating location and condition data. This session will explore whether the industry — spurred on by Hapag-Lloyd's decision — has indeed crossed a threshold, and what it will take for smart containers to become more ubiquitous.