Smart tech company Pillar is generating buzz, leading innovations

A sculpture made of abstract glass pieces glows on a platform at the entrance of The Forge, the name the smart-tech startup Pillar uses for its space on the edge of Downtown.

“We ask people to say what it is. What do you see?” said Bob Myers, who is managing director of Pillar, an Accenture Industry X.0 company. “There are no wrong answers.”

The sculpture is supposed to activate left-brain thinking, spurring creative and innovative ideas on projects completed at the smart-tech hub, he said.

“When people come into The Forge, we want a no-constraints frame of mind. It doesn’t mean that there’s not restraints. Let’s just not start there,” Myers said.

Innovation is key for the smart-tech company, which has been involved in some of Columbus’ biggest projects: Smart Columbus and research toward autonomous vehicles. The company works to catapult businesses ahead in their respective markets through modernization and smart technology, in some cases moving businesses toward a subscription-service model.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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