We’re in the middle of a battle right now between our big cities and small towns. The smart city world is racing to become more innovative, more agile and more intelligent but the question of who is doing it best and where we should focus our efforts remains. Big cities have the advantage of well-established companies, access to capital and a young workforce that breeds new ideas. However, big cities can be like big boats — setting a new course is a slow and gradual process, not a quick spin of the wheel. Small towns, on the other hand, don’t have a lot of fresh-faced workers or easy access to the deep financial pockets like the big metros do, but they can be far more nimble. When new opportunity is spotted on the horizon, smaller cities can shift direction very quickly. San Diego, population 1.4 million (2016 Census), is the 8th largest city in the United States. Recently the subject of an episode of National Geographic Channel’s “World’s Smart Cities” series, it was called a “...city where technology, talent, and innovation create a new urban environment - one that will emerge as a leading city in the 21st century” (you [...]
HITEC came and went in the blink of an eye. With so many interesting sessions to attend and people to speak with, schedules were packed from breakfast through late, late night parties. Our CEO, Cleve Adams gave a tech talk presentation on Tuesday and the area quickly became standing-room only. Between lack of available physical space and busy schedules, we thought a transcript of his speech would be helpful. ----- Tuesday June 27th, 2017 Cleve Adams, Site 1001 CEO @ HITEC Tech Talks Toronto, Ontario Canada Hi everyone. You might be wondering, “Who’s this guy?” and “Why should I listen to him?” I’m the CEO of Site 1001 which has the most interesting FM platform out there. So interesting, in fact, that we’ve raised more money than we initially sought out to. We must be doing something right. But, you’re not here to listen about how great my company is. You’re here to talk about happy people and the secret of how to get them inside your establishments and keep them coming back. The hospitality industry is evolving and it’s largely due to technology. Disruptors like AirBnB have brought new competition to the space and loyalty programs don’t have the [...]
Recently, Site 1001 CTO, Eric Hall, sat down with Builtworld's Walker Thisted to discuss the company's recent series A funding and plans for growth in 2017. Here's the video: Video courtesy of Builtworlds.
Site 1001 CEO Cleve Adams recently sat down with DisruptProperty.com's Jack FitzGerald to discuss "PropTech" and Site 1001's role in shaking up the building management market. From the article: Cloud-based building management platforms are growing in number, attempting to replace proprietary iBMS systems to create open source, ‘smart’ buildings. Site1001 recently raised US$5m Series A funding and is notable as a rare PropTech start up that began life inside a construction company, only to successfully spin out on its own. We talked to CEO Cleve Adams: You can read the full question and answer session here. (Via DisruptProperty.com)
When it comes to cutting cost and extending the life of buildings, smart building owners and operators can leverage the same information architects and construction teams use Recently, Site 1001 CTO Eric Hall sat down with James McHale of the London-based Smart Building research firm Memoori Business Intelligence for an engaging Q&A session on how the industry improve facilities management and start operating buildings more efficiently by using the technologies and information architects and construction firms used to create the building in the first place.
JE Dunn spinout: Evolving entrepreneurial spirit made move possible Site 1001 CTO, Eric Hall, recently sat down with Leslie Collins of the Kansas City Business Journal to discuss how Hall took the company from an idea he developed in construction to a full-fledged software startup. "That was when I had the idea that if we could take the information that we use that made us better builders and propagate that information into facility management, we could offer a reduction in operating costs that would dwarf the construction costs over the life of the building," he said. Hall lined up software experts from his network to build the product and then approached the Dunn family around 2010 about providing the venture capital to make his vision a reality... Read the rest of the article here » (source: Kansas City Business Journal)
One of Kansas City’s top corporations has led a $5 million investment round in a local tech firm that helps manage the torrents of paperwork associated with building maintenance and management. Kansas City-based JE Dunn led the Series A round in Site 1001, a software company that spun out of the construction giant to digitize and automate facilities maintenance and management. Kansas City-area based funds Flyover Capital, Tifec and Ward Ventures also were apart of the investment round, which will go toward building Site 1001’s engineering, sales and marketing efforts. Read the full story at Startlandnews.com »