We’re helping consumer packaged brands to innovate through technology


With good data and the right technology, consumer brands can transform the way value is created for customers. We saw a need for the CPG industry to advance at the pace of digital. We knew it would take a sophisticated mix of technologies and domain expertise to build this capability. That’s why we founded CSCONNECT.

We’re helping consumer packaged brands to innovate through technology

Solutions that bridge physical and digital


We’re focused on creating the world’s best user experience in the retail store and beyond. To achieve this, we’ve built a platform for integrating, processing, and analyzing data on top of which we layer applications for fully interactive, data-driven augmented reality experiences.


Solutions that bridge physical and digital

Engineering mindset meets domain expertise


At our headquarters in New York City and at offices around the world, we’ve assembled a team that combines domain expertise in consumer packaged goods with practical expertise in augmented reality, big data processing, user experience design, and data science.


Engeneering mindset meets domain expertise

Leadership

Susan Wong
Susan Wong
Managing Director

Susan is a General Manager of CSCONNECT. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and management, and prior held CFO roles in two listed companies in Hong Kong. Susan presently holds a Director position in two public companies, and is also a member of The Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors and a certified tax adviser of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.

Igal Kaplan
Igal Kaplan
Head of Technology

Igal has over 20 years of experience in IT including n-tier application design, architecture, development, and technology leadership. Prior to CSCONNECT, Igal served as the R&D Group Manager at Siemens, where he and his teams have established and developed an IoT Industrial 4.0 software and hardware solution. He holds B.Sc in Computer Science and BA in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sophia Babkov
Sophia Babkov
Head of Product

Sophia has a 20-year experience as a leader and successful startup founder. Over the past 8 years, she led product marketing in high-growth startups in the fields of decision science and blockchain solutions. Earlier, she co-founded and successfully "exited" three tech startups. At CSCONNECT, Sophia is an indispensable contributor to product building process in the aspects of value proposition, specifications, problem statements, business cases, and more.

Ben Cohen
Benjamin Cohen
Senior Marketing Director

Benjamin Cohen has over 10 years of marketing and advertising experience, with a focus on bringing digital experiences to life for the world’s leading live entertainment brands. Ben serves as Creative and Innovation Director at Knoll Printing & Packaging, where his focus is pushing the boundaries of packaging through design innovation and sustainable packaging. In his capacity as Sr. Marketing Director, Ben lends CSCONNECT his deep knowledge of CPG and packaging industries.

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Ilya Kharmatsky
Senior Technology Consultant

Ilya Kharmatsky has over 15 years of experience in building, scaling, and leading software development teams and products. He has a history of innovation and technical expertise and has held technology and engineering leadership roles at Mainsoft, Mentor Graphics, Identify (BMC) and other companies. For the past 7 years he is extending his expertise to high-growth companies as a technology consultant, helping them with the development and design of innovative tech solutions and products.

Gary Montalbano
Gary Montalbano
Co-founder and VP Sales

Gary Montalbano has over 30 years in the cosmetic industry, working at L’Oréal, Avon and Estee Lauder. As Vice President, Gary and his teams have worked with established brands such as Clinique, Lancôme, Biotherm, La Mer, Jo Malone and Bobbi Brown. In his career he has worked directly with Marketing, R&D, Product Development and supply chain. Gary graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickerson University in New Jersey.

Allan Hafkin
Allan Hafkin
Advisor

Allan advises CSCONNECT on product creation and innovation. His experience spans more than 30 years within the luxury and performance packaging industry, including Estee Lauder group of companies where he currently leads global package development as a Vice President. Allan influences the innovation of all Estee Lauder brands and packaging industry partners. He leads multiple teams who develop new concepts and technologies.

Ted Owen
Ted Owen
Advisor

Ted advises CSCONNECT on user experience and design. He runs Production, Inc. an independent consultancy specializing in branding, packaging, industrial design, digital communications and retail solutions for global brands. With over 30 years experience, Ted is is known for creating iconic product and package designs for brands, such as Clinique, Prescriptives and Gillette. He is also a product sustainability expert.

Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen
CEO & Founder

Jeremy Cohen is a founder and CEO of Knoll Printing & Packaging, a leader in luxury packaging since 1984, with solid relationships in the cosmetics industry. Mr. Cohen recognized the game-changing evolution in technology as a pre-cursor to the next level of evolution in packaging, digitally connecting consumers directly with brands. CSCONNECT was formed to deliver on the promise of Connected Products and Smart Packaging. As a CEO of CSCONNECT Jeremy oversees company's operations and sets the vision for growth.