Rob Martens: “ ‘Peak’ing around the corners” of the future of business
He’s not the first to note this, but he says it well. “We really know how to build things here. Silicon Valley is very focused on connecting things. There’s a gap in the marketplace for taking those big, complex physical things (that we build) and connecting them to the application layer, with that software layer. This is a huge opportunity for us.” Rob Martens is chief innovation and design officer, among other roles, for Allegion. His job involves taking the door and security functions that have been part of the company for more than 100 years and “futuring” their applications. The Allegion Ventures venture capital firm, the new Pin & Tumbler Studio and more are part of the equation.
Allegion Ventures (https://www.allegion.com/corp/en/ventures.html)
Pin & Tumbler Studio (https://pinandtumbler.com)