Founded in 2009, Cityzenith gives power to building industry professionals by aggregating all of their project data and software into a single tool: Smart World Pro. Smart World Pro, the 2016 Realcomm Digie Award winner for “Best Tech Innovation in Commercial/Corporate Real Estate,” is used by forward-thinking architects, property managers, and property owners who know they need to create digitized versions of their properties to stay competitive. Cityzenith’s Smart World Pro platform provides an end-to-end, “from design-to-demolition” digital twin solution. Ideal for use campus- or portfolio-wide, users' digital twins stay current over the entire lifecycle of any building asset. Powerful user features make it easy to conduct natural-language searches through project data, run AI- and machine learning-driven ROI analyses on-the-fly, and engage customers more meaningfully to help close deals.
Chairman & CEO
An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael has founded and led high-growth companies in the US and Asia for more than two decades. He studied architecture at Yale and Cambridge, earned a Fulbright Scholarship, and worked as an architect in India and China for several years leading the Asia practices of two major US-based international architecture firms. In 2004, he founded a major BIM services company in India backed by Sequoia Capital which grew to over 500 employees in just 4 years. In 2010, Michael assumed the helm at Cityzenith as CEO and embarked on his personal mission to transform life in cities around the globe.
Michael has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and in several major business, government, and AEC publications worldwide. He has also received several awards for his work, including Building Design and Construction’s “40 Under 40” award. 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.
A husband and father of three, Michael speaks four languages and plays the guitar.