IDS Wins the Esri Analytics to Insights Award

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From left to right: Serge Vanasse, IDS VP Business Development and Partners, Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President, Mahmoud Halfawy, IDS Founder and CEO, Fiona Hatfield, Esri Canada Partners Manager, and Jeff Peters, Esri Director Business Development.

Press Release

Regina, SK, Canada-  March 10, 2020

IDS (Infrastructure Data Solutions, Inc.), the global leader in infrastructure asset management optimization and data analytics software, is proud to receive Esri’s Analytics to Insights Award.  Esri, the world leader in geospatial software technology, recognized IDS Asset OptimizerTM software at the 2020 Esri Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California.

“IDS is greatly honored to receive this prestigious award. Our partnership with Esri and seamless integration with Esri’s ArcGIS technology helped us provide the most advanced and cost-effective infrastructure planning, optimization, and analytics solution in the world,” said Dr. Mahmoud Halfawy, IDS Founder and CEO. “I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Esri Canada for their support, and to our incredible team who made this possible.”

IDS Asset Optimizer demonstrated how effective implementation of GIS technology can help managers of critical infrastructure assets draw valuable insights from their data, better plan large-scale asset renewals, and make better-informed decisions faster. Asset-intensive organizations such as water/electric/gas utilities, municipalities, transportation agencies, transit authorities, airports and sea port authorities, use Asset OptimizerTM to effectively collaborate and share information, predict assets performance and risk, and optimize decisions for all types of assets in one integrated system.

IDS Asset OptimizerTM unique cloud-based AI-powered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture can efficiently and simultaneously handle tens of thousands of assets and support hundreds of users.  Asset OptimizerTM subscription-based licensing ensures fast and cost-effective deployment, enabling organizations of all sizes to optimize asset management decisions and meet regulatory requirements. Implementing cutting-edge analytics and optimization algorithms, Asset OptimizerTM enables organizations to implement ISO 55000 standard, develop long-range risk-based plans and perform capex/opex trade-off analysis. Through integration with work management systems, such as Cityworks, Asset OptimizerTM also supports the development and management of multi-year capital programs across the entire organization.

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IDS wins ASCE Innovation Contest Award

We are proud to announce that IDS has won the first ASCE Innovation Contest Award for our submission titled: “Innovative Software for Optimal Long-Term System-Level Preservation Planning of Bridges.” The IDS’ submission won the “Most Efficient” award in the category of “Innovative Business Models.” According to ASCE Contest guidelines, this category covers “new and effective business models and technologies for lower costs and improved quality in civil engineering projects.” It also covers innovations to “mitigate risks and lower existing barriers to innovation within the civil engineering industry.”  The Innovation Contest focused on addressing the ASCE Grand Challenge, “a ten year effort to reduce the life cycle cost of infrastructure by 50 percent by 2025 and foster the optimization of infrastructure investments for society.” Winning this prestigious award is a great testimony of our leading-edge innovative solutions.

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