In the fast-paced world of IoT and advanced mobility, a few companies stand out with their innovative and tangible solutions – Deverse being one of them. Renowned for its commitment to innovation, Deverse develops cutting-edge tools and solutions, finding WIB an ideal partner to augment and enhance its offerings.
With extensive experience in integrating IoT solutions, Deverse has adopted WIB’s Smart Lockers as an organic extension of its platform. This integration facilitates smoother, more automated, and secure asset management across both corporate and public settings. The partnership between Deverse and WIB significantly improves efficiency and safety in asset management, catering to the needs of a diverse clientele.
We had the privilege of sitting down with Giorgio Cataldi, CEO of Deverse, to gain insights into his vision, the partnership with WIB, and the future of intelligent mobility.
Giorgio, can you introduce yourself to our readers and describe your role at Deverse?
Certainly! My background is deeply technical, having studied computer engineering. My professional skills have developed through IT roles, focusing on project design and implementation. Until 2006, I was an IT Manager before venturing into entrepreneurship, culminating in my role as CEO and majority partner of Deverse. Deverse is a synthesis of my career, where I aim to create IT tools that efficiently and effectively meet our clients’ needs.
How would you summarize Deverse’s mission and its role in the IoT solutions sector?
Deverse, an innovative startup, aims to provide cutting-edge solutions, balancing the latest technologies with economic and broader sustainability. Our core expertise lies in automotive and, more broadly, mobility. Our platforms, FMS and Mobility Platform, offer tangible solutions for managing corporate fleets and mobility, supporting the functions of mobility managers in large companies. Our IoT solutions are geared towards mobility process management, offering various functionalities and information tailored to vehicles and specific client needs.
How did the collaboration with WIB begin, and what was the purpose of integrating your Smart Lockers with the Deverse platform?
Our collaboration with WIB originated from a critical need of a key client, ABB. The aim was to seamlessly integrate the deposit and withdrawal process of prototypical components within the Deverse-developed platform. This synergy between WIB and Deverse resulted in efficient teamwork and the success of several shared projects across different contexts.
Can you talk about the project with WIB at Rome Fiumicino Airport? What were its key aspects, and how did Deverse’s software play a role?
The key aspects were the competencies in both design and development phases, achieving effective integration between diverse systems. We went beyond mere platform creation, offering consultative guidance on process definition. Gaining the client’s trust by adhering to timelines and resolving issues during the testing phase was crucial.
Beyond Rome Fiumicino Airport, Deverse has worked with WIB on significant projects like ABB. Could you share some challenges and solutions from these experiences?
The most challenging project was undoubtedly the first one implemented at ABB, due to various factors. Firstly, the road to project success required an initial phase of mutual understanding both commercially and technically.
From a commercial standpoint, the challenge was the client’s desire to have a single point of contact. Therefore, collaboration began in the commercial approach phase, with the goal of defining a competitive offer that reconciled the needs of all involved parties, especially those of the client.
Technically, our realities were initially distant, requiring mutual study to define and realize the project. In the end, we can say that the result was extremely satisfying for both us, who realized it, and for the client, who finally found a solution to problems unresolved until then.
From a technological perspective, the integration between the platforms was realized using the most advanced technologies available.
In conclusion, the collaboration between WIB and Deverse proved so effective that, after the first locker, we installed a second one and are currently preparing the third. And this is just the beginning…
From your experience, what advice would you give to companies seeking to innovatively integrate digital and physical solutions like Deverse and WIB’s Smart Lockers?
The key is to have open systems developed with appropriate technologies. Trust in the partner’s capabilities and solutions is vital, based on knowledge and a belief in each other’s expertise. This mutual trust and adaptability to each other’s needs, prioritizing the project’s success, have been crucial in our successful collaborations.
Thank you, Giorgio, for sharing your insights with us!
WIB’s partnership with Deverse is not just a collaboration between two industry leaders; it symbolizes a shared vision for the future of IoT. This vision emphasizes technology’s role in enhancing people’s experiences, as seen in our projects for clients like ABB and Aeroporti di Roma. The fusion of advanced IoT solutions with Smart Lockers demonstrates how the integration of software and physicality can lead to more efficient, secure, and user-friendly services.