Mehdi Khalvati, Ph.D., is the managing member of KTX Systems, LLC. Dr. Khalvati has more than 20 years of experience in hi-tech companies in the management, creation and delivery of software solutions for the building products manufacturers, industrial and commercial facilities management, and design and construction markets. He served in management positions and was responsible for delivery of innovative solutions at Combustion Engineering (acquired by ABB -Asia Brown Boveri) and Autodesk before founding several successful companies in the related markets. His start-up companies include CADSPEC where he was the CEO and created innovative manufacturers and owner information on the Internet for companies such as Honeywell, Kohler, Corian, Weyerhaeuser Doors, McDonald’s, Chevron, Hilton and others. In 1999, Dr. Khalvati co-founded Viscomm and went on to invent Building Center, an Internet based software suite of applications for the management of commercial and industrial facilities, including their assets, real estate, warehousing, personnel and other aspects. He implemented Building Center at Bank of America as its fist major client. Other Building Center customers included Washington Mutual, American Express, Deutsche Bank and several other major companies worldwide. Viscomm was acquired by Bricsnet in 2002 where Mehdi served as Executive Vice President. He forged alliances between Bricsnet and Emcor Group and CB Richard Ellis and continued with the expansion of the depth and breadth of Building Center.
Dr. Khalvati has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Tehran University, a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a registered professional engineer. Dr. Khalvati has participated in and has been a presenter at many industry conferences.