KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Mallika Edwards, an experienced information technology executive, joins 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell, to lead its software solutions business. The software solutions group specializes in creating enterprise-ready software on a turnkey basis, tailored to meet specific challenges faced by clients in the industries served by 1898 & Co. and Burns & McDonnell.
“Many clients are facing the need to accelerate their efforts to incorporate new technologies into their business,” says Chris Underwood, general manager of 1898 & Co. “Mallika is a strong leader and a seasoned technology veteran who will lead a team to develop and build software solutions to meet the evolving business drivers of our entire client base.”
As software solutions director, Edwards will lead the creation of commercial software, productization of custom software and delivery of custom software development, such as the firm’s AssetLens℠. As organizations move towards making more proactive, data-driven business decisions, AssetLens provides our clients with a proprietary cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) technology, aggregating existing data and enriching it with key health and priority metrics to inform and prioritize capital expenditure decisions.
“We will be better suited to solve our clients most challenging problems under Mallika’s leadership,” Underwood says. “Mallika has a proven track record of leading digital transformation with an emphasis on product management and product innovation. We are thrilled to have her aboard.”
Edwards brings more than 25 years in technology experience to 1898 & Co. in a variety of engineering and strategy-focused roles. Most recently she served as senior director of interoperability at a major health-care technology firm where she led business and product strategy for community outreach.
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 7,600 engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities with more than 55 offices, globally. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company and proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn how we are designed to build.
About 1898 & Co.
1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell, is where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting business, technology and security advancements. We aim to future-proof your portfolio and turn data into action across the entire asset life cycle. We innovate today to fuel your future growth, catalyzing meaningful insights to drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. For more information, visit 1898andCo.com.