The first Hack the Office event in the Nordic property sector takes place in November in Finland

Caverion Finland Press release 2 November 2016 at 1.00 p.m. EET

The first Hack the Office event in the Nordic property sector takes place in November in Finland

Finland’s leading startup operator HUB13 will partner with Caverion and Granlund to organise the first Hack the Office event in the Nordic property sector on 11–13 November in Finland. Hack the Office is a 48-hour international innovation workshop for software industry experts. Hack the Office will bring the developer community together to accelerate the automation of smart office buildings and increase their value. The most innovative ideas will receive awards at Slush.


Hack the Office will elevate office properties to the next level: Caverion, Granlund and the 50 international developers participating in the hackathon will spend 48 hours at HUB13 in Kaisaniemi in central Helsinki. The event’s most accomplished teams will receive awards at Slush 2016.

“Office buildings hide a great deal of data that has not yet been fully utilised,” says Ola Sundell , CEO at HUB13 and the producer of the event. “First, there was the Internet of Things. Hack the Office will create a foundation for building the leading Internet of Buildings ecosystem in Finland. The assumption is that this can lead to considerable cost savings and an improved customer experience. It is important to bring together the various parties involved in the management of business premises,” Sundell continues.

Properties are becoming automated

Properties are assets of great significance in society. Caverion wants to play a part in expediting the continuous development of the property sector as a whole.

“We have engaged in extensive development in the area of property automation. In improving energy efficiency, for example, our systematic efforts through the years have produced excellent results for our customers,” says Ville Tamminen , Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Caverion.

The community-driven approach is part of the development of knowledge. Digitalisation is presenting entirely new opportunities for businesses: small and agile entities can identify development areas that are different from those of large and stable operators.

Join us in development

Hack the Office will bring together the international programming and development community for an overnight event that is sure to provide an intensive property sector experience for all participants. Registration is free of charge for agile operators who want to achieve recognition as developers of intelligent properties. The winning ideas from the hackathon will be announced at Slush which takes place 30 November-1 December, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

Registration is now open online at:  http://www.hub13.fi/project/hack-office/

Further information:

Ville Tamminen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Caverion Finland Ltd, tel. +358 50 390 0129,  ville.tamminen@caverion.com
Ola Sundell, CEO, HUB13 Oy, tel. +358 40 549 4755,  ola@hub13.fi

Caverion

Caverion designs, builds, operates and maintains user-friendly and energy-efficient technical solutions for buildings, industries and infrastructure. Our services and solutions are used in commercial and residential buildings and on industrial and public sector properties,  as well as in processes, ensuring business continuity, safety, healthy and pleasant surroundings, optimal performance and cost management. Our vision is to be a leading European provider of advanced and sustainable life cycle solutions for buildings and industries. Our strengths include technological expertise and comprehensive services, covering all technical disciplines throughout the entire life cycles of properties and industrial plants. Our revenue in 2015 was approximately EUR 2.4 billion. Caverion has over 17,000 employees in 12 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.   Caverion’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.    www.caverion.com , @CaverionGroup

Granlund

Our mission is to create well-being in the built environment. We highlight the well-being of people as well as buildings.  Granlund specializes in design, consultancy and software services – in the core of our expertise is energy efficiency. Company was established in 1960. Today we have over 1,000 customer organizations in 30 countries, 700 employees and 19 offices in Finland and also offices in China and United Arab Emirates.  We focus on innovation and information technology and have clear vision and a strong drive to promote development. We value experienced experts and want to help younger people to develop their skills.  We have long history of helping our customers to take care of their real estate and save their costs and energy. A clear continuum can be seen in Granlund's over 50-year history. Our foundation has always been leading expertise and focus on development and information technology.

HUB13

Located in central Helsinki, HUB13 is Finland’s leading startup operator and an independent pioneer in coworking and collaborative development.   Established in 2014, the company produces business premise services, events and expert services for innovative entrepreneurs. It also works to reduce gaps between small businesses and large, established companies. HUB13 operates a 600 m2 coworking space in Helsinki’s  Kaisaniemi district.  www.hub13.fi  

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Caverion, HUB 13 and Granlund will organise the first Hack the Office event in the Nordic property sector on 11–13 November in Finland. The most innovative ideas will receive awards at Slush.
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