Knightscope VP of Software Engineering Mercedes Soria Named Silicon Valley Woman of Influence

Annual Silicon Valley Business Journal Awards Recognize 100 Most Influential Women in the Region

Mercedes Soria, Vice President of Software Engineering at Knightscope (Photo: Business Wire)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Knightscope, developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing U.S. security operations, announced today that Vice President of Software Engineering Mercedes Soria is the recipient of a 2017 “Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence Award.” The annual recognition spotlights the 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. A special awards ceremony will be held on May 18, 2017 to celebrate this year’s winners.

Mercedes Soria is a technology professional with over 15 years of experience in systems engineering, life cycle management, project leadership, software architecture, and web applications development at companies including Knightscope, Carbon Motors Corporation, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Gibson Musical Instruments. She currently leads the team at Knightscope focusing on machine learning, artificial intelligence and user-interface applications in addition to holding a seat on the Board of Management which runs the company. Mercedes is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and currently serves as Executive Advisor to TechWomen, an initiative from the U.S. State Department that brings women tech entrepreneurs from the Middle East, Asia and Africa to the U.S. for mentoring and coaching in tech business skills.

“Women continue to shatter glass ceilings, playing pivotal roles across all industries to make the world a better place,” said Mercedes Soria, VP of Software Engineering, Knightscope. “To be named a ‘Woman of Influence’ by the Silicon Valley Business Journal is a great honor and I share this award with all women who are dedicated to innovating around the world. I believe that the best way to reduce the gender gap in leadership positions is by mentoring younger engineers and that is what I try to do every day with our team at Knightscope. ”

In addition to the “Women of Influence” awards ceremony on May 18, 2017, Mercedes Soria will be profiled in a Silicon Valley Business Journal special report.

Knightscope security robots combine hardware, software and human factors, providing a commanding - but friendly - physical security presence. These fully automated, autonomous data machines operate 24/7 and are outfitted with cutting-edge technology designed to protect people and property. Already deployed in California at malls, corporate campuses and data centers, and expanding across the country, Knightscope is winning against crime and helping keep criminals off the streets.

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About Knightscope, Inc.

Knightscope, Inc. is an advanced security technology company that utilizes Software + Hardware + Humans to provide its clients with new groundbreaking anomaly detection capabilities. In an increasingly volatile world, we are developing one of the most important technologies to come out of Silicon Valley that will empower the public and private sectors to proactively build stronger, safer communities, ultimately saving money and lives. Crime has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. every single year and our long-term mission is to cut it in half. Learn more at

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Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575


Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575