Veteran tech executive brings expertise in AI, IoT and high performance development to smart building software developer

San Clemente, Calif. – March 20, 2018 – Smart building software developer, Site 1001, announced today that it has named veteran technology executive Pete Fiacco as the company’s Chief Technical Officer. Fiacco, whose background includes more than two decades with software and technology startups, will head Site 1001’s software development, artificial intelligence and advanced R&D teams.

Fiacco’s background includes building and leading global engineering teams in technology sectors ranging from semiconductors and storage to autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence. He co-founded and headed engineering for networking giant Emulex until its acquisition by Avago (now Broadcom) in 2014. Most recently, Fiacco served as CTO of GigaIO, a pioneer in Software Defined Infrastructure Fabrics for Machine Learning/Deep Learning and IoT/Edge Computing applications.

“We are very pleased to welcome Pete Fiacco to the Site 1001 team,” said Cleve Adams, CEO of Site 1001. “He has an outstanding mix of technological expertise, entrepreneurialism and executive leadership, which is hard to find in a CTO, but a must for a fast moving company like Site 1001. We are looking forward to Pete helping us continue to grow and deliver new breakthroughs in smart building and smart cities technologies,” Adams said.

Site 1001 develops a software system designed to help buildings be more efficient, comfortable and safe while also lowering costs and extending the building’s life. It was originally a  “skunkworks” project inside of one of America’s largest general contractors, designed as a tool to let building owners and operators use the information created during design and construction to help run the building more efficiently over its lifetime. Since spinning out of the general contractor in late 2016, Site 1001 has expanded into a full building performance and operations platform (BPOP) that takes core building information, live data from the major systems as well as sensors and IoT devices, and couples it with human-generated data such as work orders, repairs, maintenance records, etc. to create a continuously updated profile unique to the building. With it, building owners can identify areas and assets operating out of spec, highlight trouble spots, pinpoint costs centers, even predictively direct maintenance based on real time operational data.

Several months ago the company demonstrated an AI it calls “Carl” that will use Site 1001’s platform and coordinate the building’s systems so that the building could autonomously act to mitigate risks or prevent damage to itself. A building with “Carl” installed could, for example, detect a water leak in the wall, shut off the water to the leaky pipe and call a plumber to repair the leak long before water soaks through the wall and does far more damage.

“Tomorrow’s communities and cities will be built on smart infrastructure,” Adams said. “You can’t have smart cities without smart buildings, and Pete Fiacco is uniquely qualified to help us build that intelligent future.”

Fiacco joins Site 1001 immediately, based out of the company’s Orange County office.

About Site 1001
Site 1001 is the developer of a high performance building performance and operations software platform that uses core building information, building systems and sensor data in combination with a powerful machine learning engine to put the “smart” in “smart buildings.” Cloud-based, mobile first, and location-aware, Site 1001 helps building owners, operators and facilities managers save money, improve building performance and extend building and asset life by delivering critical facilities information to the right person in the right place at the right time. Backed by a revolutionary building AI technology called ‘Carl’ that continuously monitors building operations to anticipate maintenance needs and can both notify personnel as well as automatically interact with building systems to correct issues, Site 1001 users can improve efficiency, slash FM costs and extend equipment lifecycles without increasing workloads.

The company is based in Kansas City, Missouri, has offices in Southern California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, and operates a research and development lab in Bend, Oregon. For more information, visit on the web, email [email protected], or call +1 (949) 276-6300.


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