Message from the President
Ted Maulucci - President - SmartONE Solutions
People choose where they want to live for many reasons. The community, the location, the design and finishes are integral parts of the decision-making process. The world, however, has changed and technology has become a part of every element of our lives.
Communities are no longer evaluated based only on the traditional physical attributes.
Would you live in a home that had no internet connection?
Building communities is about creating places where people want to be and thrive, and that includes technologies that support and enhance the living experience. Next generation communities will be enabled through state-of-the-art, advanced digital communications and a mobile enabled experience that is secure, sustainable and convenient.
If technology is ignored in the design, people will choose other places to live.
My journey started in 2006 at the Realcomm conference in Toronto, where I first learned about “intelligent buildings”. Multiple, separate building systems converged onto a central common network backbone. It was natural for me, starting as a construction superintendent for Tridel in 1989 and then evolving into the Chief Information Officer (CIO). With the marriage of hard-core construction and technology, it could not have been a better fit.
Fast forward to today and after many years of passionate struggle and advocacy, understanding that smartphones and iPads did not even exist when we began this journey; we introduce today, thanks to innovative leadership from Tridel, the Ten York Community as the most advanced residential digital community in Canada – for now.
SmartONE Solutions, a company dedicated to the development of next-generation Smart Communities, is the natural progression to my career. A continuation of over ten years of work and collaboration with many companies and academic researchers that led to the creation of Ten York.
The modern economy is about partnerships where companies collaborate and everyone wins. The SmartONE platform is designed to bring together multiple solution partners – who have been selected act as an integral part of the next generation community experience. The addition of each new partner strengthens the overall offering, benefiting everyone involved – the resident, the developer and property manager, and the community. With every relationship and partnership, we collectively become stronger and create better digital communities.
It is about creating places for people to live. Communities that are secure, sustainable, and convenient.
“No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come” - Victor Hugo
Ted Maulucci is the President of SmartONE Solutions Inc., a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities. Mr. Maulucci assumed the role of President at SmartONE after a 26 year career as the Chief Information Officer of a leading Toronto based multi-family real estate developer. He is recognized for championing the development and execution of the first smart community in the Greater Toronto Area.
Mr. Maulucci has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Real Property Development.
Mr. Maulucci is passionate about contribution and advancing innovation across Canada through partnerships and collaboration.
He has been recognized with several international and local awards for IT leadership, IT application development, smart buildings, and social contribution.
Some notable leadership and innovation awards are the “Top Ten Best in Class CIO’s in North America” by Computerworld, two “CIPA Gold Award of Excellence” for application development in the real estate industry, and the Mid-Career Award from the University of Toronto for impact on an industry in an engineering career.
For social contribution Mr. Maulucci has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting Canadian innovation, The Citizenship Award from Professional Engineers Ontario, and the 2017 Meritorious Service Award, Community Service from Engineers Canada.
Mr. Maulucci’s efforts in smart and connected communities has garnered multiple Digie Awards for the from the Realcomm association for innovations in multi-family real estate. He also received a “Digital Impact” award, which is awarded to an individual that has caused a shift in the industry. In 2016, he was named the Private Sector Canadian CIO of the Year in 2016 for his work on advancing smart and connected communities.
Mr. Maulucci has been a strong supporter of innovation activities in Canada. He is an active participant with multiple academic institutions, lecturing, mentoring students, and actively working towards creating stronger partnerships between academia and business. He has also been a strong supporter of ICTC, a government organization that assists internationally educated professionals in securing Canadian employment.
Mr. Maulucci is one of the founding members of One Million Acts of Innovation, an initiative that strives to improve global Canadian competitiveness. Mr. Maulucci was recognized with a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his efforts in this area.
Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (iLEAD)
Board Member - University of Toronto
George Brown Innovation Advisory Board
The Corporation of the Seven Wardens - Camp One
Iron Ring Warden
Toronto Rehab Institute
Chief Entrepreneur in Residence
University Health Network
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Industry Advisory Board - University of Toronto
Realcomm Advisory Board
Promoting technology advancement in the real estate sector across North America.