About Us

The Cityzenith Edge

Founded in 2009, Cityzenith has one purpose in life: to assure the success of the world’s building industry professionals - forward-thinking architects, engineers, property managers, facilities managers, and building owners - by helping them leverage data like never before possible across every phase of the building lifecycle, from design through demolition. 

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Available now and supported worldwide, the company’s newly released SmartWorldPro Version 2 Digital Twin technology aggregates, integrates, analyzes, and visualizes every all project and property information on a single 3D platform.

SmartWorldPro currently supports more than two dozen major architectural design, building/infrastructure management, and smart city initiatives throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Projects cover the full range from master plan developments to urban core regeneration projects, smart buildings, high-speed rail infrastructure, retail, corporate, healthcare, education, smart grid deployments, and even entire greenfield smart cities.

SmartWorldPro, winner of the 2016 Realcomm Digie Award for Best Tech Innovation in Commercial/ Corporate Real Estate, from inception, was designed from the ground up for building professionals looking to avail of the power of Digital Twin technology for their projects and properties.

Different from traditional BIM software or 3D visualization tools, Digital Twins are 3D virtual representations of building assets connected to all the data in and around them, empowering users to make informed decisions from design and planning through operations and sales.

The Cityzenith SmartWorldPro Digital Twin platform’s unique approach combines best-in-class game design technology with an innovative robust backend data management architecture in a one-of-a-kind solution unlike any other in the market today. Powerful user features make it easy to conduct natural-language project data searches, run on-the-fly AI or machine-learning ROI analyses, and visualize key results fora broad range of customers.

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Our Values

Cityzenith - tribe of digitally native experts from all over the world, hand-picked from the AEC, real estate and gaming industries - is rapidly gaining a reputation as the “the ones to watch” in the building industry. 

This is our time. A nimble startup in a field otherwise inhabited by lumbering incumbent giants, our extensive experience in the field puts us years ahead of the competition. We have worked hard in humble service of our clients and their projects to earn the leadership position that we enjoy today, a lead that is accelerating all the while. 

We are driven by complementary twin values; to be the very best at what we do and to give our customers the finest tools to be the very best at what they do too.

CHAIRMAN & CEO

Michael Jansen

An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael has founded and led high-growth companies in the U.S. and Asia for more than two decades. 

Having studied architecture at Yale and Cambridge, and earned a Fulbright Scholarship, he worked as an architect in India and China for several years, leading the Asia practices of two major U.S. international architecture firms. 

In 2004, Michael founded a major BIM services company in India backed by Sequoia Capital, which grew to over 500 employees in just four years. In 2010, Michael took the helm at Cityzenith as CEO and embarked on a personal mission to revolutionize the way we use data to transform the built environment the worldover. 

Featured on CNN, CNBC, the BBC, and in several major business, government, and AEC publications worldwide, Michael has received several awards for his work, including the “40 Under 40” accolade from Building Design + Construction. In 2014, Michael was honored as a World Cities Summit Young Leader in Singapore for his life-long contribution to improving sustainability and the quality of life in cities; and recently in 2019, he received a Chicago Innovation Award for his company’s groundbreaking work in the Digital Twin Arena.  

A husband and father of three, Michael speaks Chinese and Hindi, has traveled to over 90 countries, swims a lot, reads more political and science news than he should, and plays the guitar.

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