“He has no idea what is causing the problem”, I thought to myself as I watched the building maintenance technician check the temperature sensor on the wall and shine his torch into the air vents in the ceiling.
I had recently graduated with a Computer Science degree and I was working with the software giant SAP at their new 5 star offices in Walldorf, Germany. The temperature outside was 26 degrees but our office was always too cold.
I complained to the building manager. “You’re right, it is very cold in here” said the maintenance technician “But everything looks okay on the building management system, so I’ll just increase the temperature in the room.”
“Has that fixed the problem?” I asked, “No but you will not feel so cold”.
“That’s crazy”, I thought to myself. “There is a fault in this building; wasting energy, making the equipment run harder and making the office cold. Now it’s been “fixed” by making the system fight against itself! Surely there is a better way of doing it.”
The idea for CIM Enviro was born.
Since joining Atlassian as their first full time employee in 2003, I have been passionate about building world class Software Engineering teams who make globally renowned products. I love playing a role in helping young companies grow and reach their audacious goals. In my opinion, there is nothing quite as thrilling and exciting as building a successful business from the ground up.
When I met David and the CIM Team, I simply could not walk past an opportunity to work with amazing people and use cutting edge technology to not only shape an amazing business, but also contribute to improving the environment around the globe. Companies where great people, amazing business opportunity, truly interesting technology and ethical goals come together, are truly rare.
Since I’ve joined, the ride has been everything I dreamed of, and I am really looking forward to shaping the industrial internet sector as part of the CIM Enviro Team.
It became clear about 5 years ago that the IT industry was moving toward web technologies and cloud computing. Companies like Amazon were democratizing IT by reducing infrastructure costs and barriers for entry. I was really excited by the possibilities. Anyone could build something great, all that was needed were ideas. When the opportunity arose to join CIM Enviro, I felt it was perfect timing. Here was the great idea I was looking for, not only technically but also ethically and environmentally.
I get huge satisfaction from seeing a design go from a concept to a full product release and I love creating value where there was none and making life easier for our customers by reducing their costs and improving efficiencies.
Growing up in Tehran, I cannot remember a time when I was not fascinated by how machines operate. My father is a mechanical engineer and I spent my childhood “helping” him to repair appliances and engines.
Mechanical engineering has so many majors, but I am passionate about fault detection and using industrial data to improve how buildings operate. Investigating multiple mechanical systems’ design and operation is fascinating.
I moved to Australia in 2012 to study my first master’s degree in The University of New South Wales. After completing my second masters at the University of Sydney in 2014, I became a founding employee of CIM Enviro. Most companies that I have worked for specialise in one area of mechanical engineering. I love the fact that at CIM Enviro I am involved in all scenarios within the industrial internet.
I joined CIM Enviro in 2014 to become part of a disruptive company that is shaking up an outdated industry. After six years as a controls engineer I was frustrated. Companies were putting controls systems in place but the engineers were not involved in the ongoing operation or monitoring of the building. This rendered the building, in majority of the cases, inefficient and uncomfortable for tenants.
At CIM Enviro we improve tenant conditions as well as save energy and the property owner gets the building that was designed for them. As a results driven person, I love proving how beneficial we are to the client.
I love the idea that we are making an impact, not just on the industry, we are also making the world a better, cleaner, more efficient place.
I joined CIM Enviro to be a part of revolutionising the built environment through machine learning in the way that mobiles have revolutionised communications.
I come from a background of commercialising clean-tech, water and wastewater innovations. As an environmental scientist, our impact on that world fascinates me and that has been reflected in the companies that I have worked with.
I came to Australia to consult for water and wastewater companies from around the globe – helping them to find and adopt the best new innovations from across 3 continents.
Challenge ignites me. When I take on a task it is usually on a grand scale, cycling from London to Rome or completing the Mont Blanc marathon.
The proposition of propelling the growth of CIM Enviro to a global leader in building optimisation software is the challenge that drives my passion for the business.