Press Release Modo Labs Returns to its Roots as Tech Innovator at MIT World Real Estate Forum


Modo Labs celebrates its roots at MIT as tech innovator and sponsor of the MIT World Real Estate Forum. The mobile workplace experience platform is recognized as a next generation disruptor, unifying workplace transformations by bringing the digital setting and the physical workplace to life.

Modo Labs, the leading platform for mobile experiences in the workplace, is celebrating its roots at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by sponsoring the annual World Real Estate Forum. This influential forum is hosted by the MIT Center for Real Estate, whose Head of Industry Relations recently recognized Modo as a disruptive Corporate Real Estate (CRE) technology innovator.

Modo’s roots reach back to 2008, when Andrew Yu, then MIT’s Mobile Platform Architect, spearheaded the unified mobilization of essential information and services for the University’s students, employees, and visitors. Recognizing the broader potential of the platform they’d built, Andrew and his team launched Modo Labs in 2010. After first creating campus apps for MIT, Harvard, and NYU, Modo soon expanded its scope beyond higher ed campuses by implementing a powerful mobile workplace platform, for use by Fortune 1000 and other leading global companies as a cornerstone for transforming the digital workplace.

Stewart Elliot, CEO of Modo Labs, commented, “The millennials and GenZs who have been using our product at the top higher ed institutions, now represent the talent pool that top companies are competing to hire. However, these post-graduates are also looking for the same mobile and digital experience at their workplace that they previously had on campus. Companies partner with us because they know we are experts in digital and mobile engagement, and recognize the value of a platform that meets the high expectations of the next generation workforce. Whether you’re a student or an employee, you want to feel engaged and valued within each digital experience. That’s Modo.”

Work dynamics and expectations have changed, and not just for the up-and-coming generation. Across the workforce, more and more employees are dividing their work hours between dispersed offices, on-demand shared work spaces, and their homes. This has led Corporate Real Estate leaders – and the owners, developers, and researchers that guide them – to re-imagine their newest offices as flexible flagships that encourage collaboration, embody corporate culture in an open environment, and increase employee satisfaction and retention. Over time, these showcase offices will be used as the template for all of their office space.

The forward-thinking leaders in CRE are transforming their creative visions into reality by leveraging today’s technology to deliver tomorrow’s digital workplace. By working with Modo, companies are able to deliver a scalable yet personalized mobile experience that facilitates each employee’s connection to the company, culture, and environment. The platform works by delivering real-time information into a single workplace app, powered by integrations with core information and data systems, such as facilities management and HR tools, and with the physical environment through indoor and outdoor maps, beacons, wayfinding and more. This approach is changing the way companies think about employee engagement, proactively driving success through personalized content and communications delivered the moment it matters.

Elliot stated, “The pace of workspace change is incredibly exciting. As we see the office dynamics changing, our platform is evolving as a unifying factor of modern transformations, bringing the digital setting and the physical workplace to life through an equally dynamic and engaging app experience. Modo meets this critical need, and organizations have taken notice.”

About Modo: Trusted by hundreds of companies, institutions and hospitals in over 30 countries, Modo Labs offers an enterprise-scale mobile engagement and communication platform that allows customers to quickly and easily create institutional or corporate apps that engage recruits, employees, candidates, students, faculty, and alumni. By using Modo, our customers quickly unlock innovation and digitally transform their organizations, by harnessing the domain skills of any person in their Company or University, no matter their technical skill set.

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