In a collaborative ecosystem, partnerships play a crucial role. How does KODE Labs approach building and maintaining partnerships with other PropTech companies?
The PropTech industry needs open collaboration to drive innovation and make a meaningful impact. We already work with a lot of other solutions companies in one way or another in building or portfolio level projects. KODE has over 100 integrations with different companies, PropTech and otherwise, with new ones released weekly, so I’d say we live in a collaborative and partnership-focused world. For all parties involved, the end goal is delivering an amazing experience for the client. More often than not, we see each other in multiple projects and enjoy the opportunity to build on these relationships.
What advantages does this collaborative approach offer to clients and building operators?
Again, the number one advantage this collaborative approach offers is an absolutely amazing experience to all people who use these buildings. It gives clients full transparency in understanding their building’s overall usage and gains valuable insights to enhance their occupants’ experience. It also gives them visibility and puts them in control of what goes in their buildings – helping them choose the most cost effective and easy solutions to deploy.
As the smart building industry evolves, how does KODE Labs help clients stay ahead of the curve and maximize the value of their investments in smart technologies?
KODE Labs takes pride in empowering clients to embrace the cutting-edge potential of the smart building industry while maximizing the value of their investments in smart technologies. Our primary objective is to deliver a seamless and, if desired, autonomous experience for clients operating in and around the built environment while quantifying the value of what they buy and deploy across their portfolios.
We firmly believe that if moving vehicles can be transformed into autonomous entities, capable of delivering an extraordinary experience, then standing buildings can undoubtedly achieve the same level of innovation and efficiency. To make this vision a reality, all our solutions are meticulously architected, engineered, and built in-house, ensuring unparalleled quality and integration.
By embracing a “cloud-first” approach, we continuously position ourselves ahead of the curve by constantly pushing new updates, features, modules, and apps within the KODE environment. This allows us to stay agile, adapting to ever-evolving technologies and market demands, ensuring our clients always have access to the latest advancements in the smart building realm.
Our commitment to innovation doesn’t stop there. We also prioritize seamless integration with other groundbreaking solutions, creating a comprehensive “one-stop-shop” for all things related to smart buildings. By fostering collaborations with other innovative players in the industry, we enhance the overall capabilities and functionalities of our offerings, elevating the experience for our clients.
There’s a lot of talk about AI in our space. It is technologically impossible to talk about machine learning and AI if you don’t have the ability to normalize data across all systems and software at scale. We’ve solved the normalization problem years ago and are the only company we’ve seen to date that is truly using machine learning and AI to introduce the next generation of smart building solutions.
We are in the era of software leading hardware and KODE is the best positioned product in the industry to lead this phase of our industry.
Are there any specific strategies or resources you provide to support long-term success?
The strategy and biggest resource we provide is our platform, KODE OS. This is the enabler to future proofing a portfolio. It is 100% vendor-agnostic and provides the visibility, optimization and analytics necessary to maximize the value of a portfolio and the systems and softwares within, while creating amazing experiences. It allows for deployment and implementation of any technology or system, at scale, affordably and quickly, in a way that can’t be matched.
Our Client Experience and Product teams are also always providing updates and available to listen and work with all of our clients and partners in designing and building new innovative solutions that address different use cases and issues in our space. With KODE, you receive the best technology with a human touch, at your fingertips.
Can you share some examples of successful retrofit projects where KODE Labs helped transform traditional buildings into smart buildings?
There are a lot of buildings and portfolios to choose from! Bedrock Detroit, QuadReal Properties, Hines, 800 Fulton in Chicago recently, Ford, ESRT to name just a few.