ShareDesk partners with Kimball Office to build smart offices


VANCOUVER – ShareDesk, a leader in agile workplace technology and a global platform for on-demand workspaces, announced a partnership with a new strategic investor Kimball Office, a leading manufacturer of design-driven, technology-savvy office furniture and a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc.

“Collaborating with thought leading partners, such as Kimball Office, allows us to reimagine the workplace experience,” said Kia Rahmani, Founder and CEO of ShareDesk. “By aligning the physical and digital functionality, we can transform the relationship between people and place. We are very excited to be working with Kimball Office. Together, we will provide an ecosystem that can revolutionize the way companies manage and measure their workplace effectiveness.”

The collaboration between Kimball Office and ShareDesk will be focused on helping organizations optimize their real estate utilization, while also improving the effectiveness of the people who occupy the “smart” space. “Our collaboration with ShareDesk ensures that Kimball Office will be at the forefront of the workplace transformation, which is being fueled by the rapid advancement in technology,” states Wendy Murray, Director of Marketing for Kimball Office.

The two companies will debut the smart concept during this year’s NeoCon Conference in Chicago from June 13th–15th, showcased in Kimball’s showroom themed “You are Here.” ShareDesk will also launch Optix Pro, a fully integrated app that allows companies and serviced offices to seamlessly manage smart shared workspaces. By utilizing the latest in mobile and location technologies, ShareDesk will power Kimball’s environments with a virtual layer that will enhance the interaction between people and workspaces.

Mike Wagner, President of Kimball Office commented, “As real estate costs escalate, and activity based planning detethers employees from assigned workstations, the interior designers and facility managers need new ways to manage these complexities. Designing flexible furniture solutions, and strategically integrating with the most agile workplace management system, Optix Pro, is critical to our competitive advantage in the emerging smart workplace. We are very proud to be the exclusive furniture partner of ShareDesk.”

Rahmani finished by saying, “We are modernizing how people experience and interact with space, and how companies manage and measure their space needs. Together with Kimball we seek to build smarter offices, enabling work to flow seamlessly from physical to digital spaces.”