Case Study

IoT - Major Real Estate Developer

New York, NY

Business Challenge

One of the largest developers in the world is building the city of the future at Hudson Yards in New York City.  As the nation’s largest private development, and one of the most complex construction projects in the history of New York, the technology needs were substantial, especially given the edict to develop and build the “engineered” city. 

Given the size and complexities of this mega-project, the developer engaged the services of ixStrata to assist with the visioning, design and initial implementation of the technology platforms at Hudson Yards.

ixStrata Solution

The client turned to ixStrata to provide critical services, including the

  • Contract Chief Technology Officer (CTO) role for 18 months until the permanent leadership team was hired and in place, and
  • IT Infrastructure, Network and Database Support teams for the development, project management and construction offices. 

In the CTO role, Gerhard Karba was responsible for and/or heavily involved in the envisioning, design, planning and initial implementation of key technologies for Hudson Yards, such as:

  • IoT (Internet of Things) rollout within the first 60-story building,
  • Converged Networks and WIFI,
  • Access & Security,
  • Distributed Antenna Systems,
  • Application Platform and Big Data,
  • Sustainability, 
  • Technology Sponsorships, etc.

On the IT support side ixStrata teams provided all IT infrastructure services including network, storage, servers, backup and database support.

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Business Benefits

Engaging the services of ixStrata enabled the client to quickly ramp up and have access to an experienced and seasoned partner with a substantial resource pool.  In addition, Gerhard Karba, as a leading former Real Estate Technology Executive, provided the critical leadership, vision and ability to execute for a mega-project of this size.

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