Mallika Edwards, an experienced information technology executive, joins 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell, to lead its software solutions business. The software solutions group specializes in creating enterprise-ready software on a turnkey basis, tailored to meet specific challenges faced by clients in the industries served by 1898 & Co. and Burns & McDonnell.
“Many clients are facing the need to accelerate their efforts to incorporate new technologies into their business,” says Chris Underwood, general manager of 1898 & Co. “Mallika is a strong leader and a seasoned technology veteran who will lead a team to develop and build software solutions to meet the evolving business drivers of our entire client base.”
As a software solutions director, Edwards will lead the creation of commercial software, productization of custom software and delivery of custom software development, such as the firm’s AssetLens℠. As organizations move towards making more proactive, data-driven business decisions, AssetLens provides our clients with a proprietary cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) technology, aggregating existing data and enriching it with key health and priority metrics to inform and prioritize capital expenditure decisions.
“We will be better suited to solve our client’s most challenging problems under Mallika’s leadership,” Underwood says. “Mallika has a proven track record of leading digital transformation with an emphasis on product management and product innovation. We are thrilled to have her aboard.”
Edwards brings more than 25 years in technology experience to 1898 & Co. in a variety of engineering and strategy-focused roles. Most recently she served as senior director of interoperability at a major health-care technology firm where she led business and product strategy for community outreach.