May 15, 2023

Hifi Appoints Meena Sankaran to the Board of Directors

Seasoned technology executive brings additional experience to support growing applications for Hifi’s high fidelity distributed sensing (HDS™) optical sensing technology

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(May 15th, 2023) – Hifi Engineering Inc. (“Hifi”), a service provider of next-generation fiber optic sensing technology and machine learning software used to monitor critical infrastructure including pipelines and other assets, today announced the appointment of Meena Sankaran to the Board of Directors.

“We are very excited to add Meena’s tremendous technology experience to Hifi”, said Kevin Nugent, Hifi’s Board Chair.  “Meena’s appointment is extremely timely as Hifi focuses on the development of additional service offerings for Hifi’s HDS technology”.

Meena Sankaran is currently the Founder and CEO of KETOS, a vertically integrated IoT solution to deliver water intelligence to industry.  She is an entrepreneur, change maker and a technologist excelling across Fortune 100 companies or startups over the last 23 years of her career. She has been recognized by Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Nasdaq, E&Y, Accenture and most recently by UBS as a global visionary for her work with KETOS over the last 8 years. She has made significant contributions through her non-profits and several board role participations while mentoring girls to solve the leading challenges of our future generations. As an engineer and creative artist, her love for problem solving, building teams and innovative solutions that transform the world, is of utmost importance.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity of joining a very seasoned group of board members on the Hifi team,” said Meena Sankaran. “I believe that Hifi’s technology has significant growth potential as its value can enhance a wide variety of market sectors and applications.”

About Hifi

Hifi is a privately held Canadian company, with minority ownership from Enbridge, Cenovus and BDC, specializing in the development, supply and commercial operation of next generation fiber optic sensing technologies and machine learning software primarily used for preventative leak detection for pipelines and monitoring of critical assets. Hifi’s technology is deployed or currently under deployment across over 3,000,000 meters of pipeline assets globally.  Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Hifi currently has a number of commercialized service offerings based on its high fidelity distributed sensing (HDS™) technology platform, nearly 100 patents, and was named one of SDTC’s Sustainability Changemakers for both 2022 and 2023, the winner of the 2022 Innovation Award for Deep Fake verification from the Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the 2021 Project Award for the TransMountain Expansion Project (TMEP) from FOSA, as well as the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Clean Technology program award.  For more information, visit

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