Making Data Simple

Data-Driven Apartment Innovation: A Conversation with Mike Kaeding | Part 1

September 13, 2023 IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub Season 7 Episode 31
Making Data Simple
Data-Driven Apartment Innovation: A Conversation with Mike Kaeding | Part 1
Show Notes

Join us for Part 1 of our podcast series, where we embark on an exploration of innovation in apartment design and management through the lens of data. Meet Mike Kaeding, CEO of Norhart, a visionary company that's reshaping the apartment industry by incorporating data-driven technologies and efficiency strategies from other sectors.

In this episode, we dive deep into Mike's remarkable journey, commencing at 02:01. Discover how he transformed challenges into opportunities, unveiling the concept of the "Apartment Assembly Line" and the incredible efficiency of 5-hour construction crews while maintaining top-tier quality (explored at 13:30).

But data isn't just a buzzword here – we also explore the impact of city processes on data-driven innovation (19:38), how talent leverages data for change management (23:26), and strategies for retaining top data-driven talent (35:28).

Connect with Mike Kaeding on LinkedIn [] and learn more about Norhart's groundbreaking data-driven initiatives on their website []. For the full podcast episode, visit [].

Are you eager to share your own data-driven innovation journey on the Making Data Simple Podcast? Reach out to us at and let us know why you should be our next featured guest. Hosted by Al Martin, WW VP Technical Sales at IBM, our podcast simplifies the world of data, presenting the latest data trends in an engaging, enjoyable manner.

  • 02:01 Meet Mike Kaeding
  • 05:42 Turning Dilemma into Opportunity
  • 11:05 The Apartment Assembly Line 
  • 13:30 5 Hour Crews and Quality
  • 19:38 What about City Processes?
  • 23:26 Change Management via Talent 
  • 35:28 Keeping Top Talent




Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at and tell us why you should be next. The Making Data Simple Podcast is hosted by Al Martin, WW VP Technical Sales, IBM, where we explore trending technologies, business innovation, and leadership ... while keeping it simple & fun.