March 20

Technology Pioneer Brings Lifelong Passion for Innovation to BuildingDNA as New CTO

Jonathan (Jono) Shuster Joins as Complex Systems Expert and ROI-Focused Development Leader

Denver, ColoradoMarch 17, 2015 – BuildingDNA (www.buildingdna.co), developer of the BuildingDNATM dynamic mapping platform for Smart Buildings and Emergency Preparedness, announced today that it has significantly bolstered its leadership team with the addition of seasoned technology thought leader Jonathan (Jono) Shuster. As CTO, Jono will evolve the robust BuildingDNA platform, keeping the company’s technology ahead of market demand.

Noted for his lean and efficient, ROI-minded approach to agile development, Jono has been leading the application of software to solve complex business problems for over three decades. Following a BA in Mathematics from Dartmouth College, Jono developed project management and budgeting software for US Navy aviation and shipbuilding systems, including helping define the Navy’s first data resource management protocols. As a research faculty member at Virginia Tech, he led the creation of a series of comprehensive inventory forecast models for the nation’s nuclear inventory – models relied on heavily by the Department of Energy to make billion-dollar facility management decisions during the draw-down at the end of the Cold War. For Sandia National Laboratories (www.sandia.gov), Jono spearheaded a centralized data management repository initiative for Sandia’s full-scale engineering test range, providing data management and reuse for a new central command and control center.  This initiative included a state-of-the-art 3D stereo, immersive visualization center for viewing what really happens in nanosecond timeframes or high-energy environments that humans cannot otherwise directly experience.

In 2000 Jono began honing his business acumen as a software entrepreneur, founding or co-founding a series of start-ups, the most recent of which is an online social network connecting entrepreneurs with peers, advisors and investors. He currently mentors tech startups as an Executive-in-Residence at The Innovation Pavilion, a Denver-area incubator (www.innovationpavilion.com).

“BuildingDNA is not like other emerging growth software companies,” stated BuildingDNA President and Founder Glenn Morris. “We are expressly building a leadership team of seasoned executives who have seen it all, yet continue to push the envelope to stay at the industry’s cutting edge. Jono epitomizes this corporate philosophy – he is an expert on technical systems as complex as ours, and also has the business experience to engineer towards maximum profitability. While many companies make do with interim resources and push out a product that is not market-ready – trying customer patience while fighting the inevitable real-time fires – we have taken the time and applied the expertise to create a platform that can be put to real work today…and is being utilized by more live customers every month. In Jono we have the ideal technology and team leader to anticipate market demand, continuously evolve our core offerings and accelerate our financial growth.”

 

About BuildingDNA (www.BuildingDNA.co)

Founded in 2009, Denver-based BuildingDNA provides powerful software solutions for Smart Buildings, Business Continuity Management and School Emergency Operations Planning. Its recurring revenue platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering combines highly visual, dynamic indoor digital mapping with a “big data” consolidation platform. As the first building mapping solution to integrate live feeds from sensors, BuildingDNA is empowering the Internet of Things (IoT) in commercial facilities. The company has proof of concept and is revenue-generating, with 300 buildings already on the platform.