Somesh Kohli is our Chief Business Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in Sales, Operations and Strategic Planning, with a specific focus on driving profitable growth across business lines.
We had a chance to sit down with him and get his key insights on what he sees as opportunities for nhance.
1. Tell us briefly about your insights on what the market is looking for with respect to the built environment.
The hybrid working model has become the most popular way of working today among office workers. 60% of office workers want to work in a hybrid style today and 55% are doing so already. This large-scale adoption of hybrid work is a paradigm shift.
The hybrid age is raising fundamental questions about the value and purpose of the workplace, which will be impossible to solve without technology. Rapidly changing dynamics are demanding an ‘always-on’ transformation strategy around how employees want to work and where and what kind of space companies need. At the same time, operational decisions are becoming more complex as the need for real-time feedback, tracking and management becomes more pressing. Most importantly, organizations need to support employees and meet shifting workforce expectations with a seamless and healthy experience and sustained performance across work settings. Navigating, implementing and managing this new world will depend on the use of intelligent and enabling technology.
Companies are accelerating their investment in technology to meet these challenges. Organizations that successfully utilize technology and nurture innovation to support their goals and employees will be well-positioned to take on new challenges with greater competitive advantage.
2. What do you see as the big value areas that nhance adds to the digital transformation landscape?
Hybrid work is inherently tech-enabled. This new future of work model needs a holistic adoption strategy that addresses four dimensions across the organization: work, workforce, workplace and portfolio.
And this is exactly what nhanceTwin delivers and achieves. It goes a step further, by making the platform fully customizable, because we realize that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy. Organizations are recognizing that they will have to create specific solutions tailored to their ambitions and operating models.
Digital twins are a digital representation of physical space with real-time data generated by sensors. These function as the middle layer of the application ecosystem and provide real-time feeds on various parameters critical for proactive decision-making in any CRE space.
nhanceTwin data analytics allow the management of key information on an existing space, including occupancy, energy use and financial costs. and, in turn, its analysis across buildings and locations to support portfolio resizing and cost reduction. Interactive data dashboards deliver a different dimension on how the CRE heads and Portfolio Managers look at their building information.
3. What do you see as big opportunities for nhance?
- Technology implementation is still at an early stage, but CRE will need to double down on intelligent technology investment by 2025.
- The focus of deployment will shift from pandemic response to long-term business goals. So far, the technologies that companies have implemented have largely been fueled by the remote-work demand during COVID and the immediate post-pandemic hybrid work trend. The emphasis over the next three years will shift toward technology investments that support wider business goals such as sustainability targets, as well as overall digital transformation and intelligent operations.
- To harness the required technical skills and expertise efficiently, companies are becoming more open to outsourcing. Almost 44% of large organizations and 43% of mid-size organizations now draw in external partners and service firms to accelerate CRE technology implementation.
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