Detroit’s Bedrock names its first chief technology officer

Bedrock, Detroit’s largest real estate developer, today announced that Michael Osment will join the firm as the first chief technology officer, effective immediately.

Osment will lead Bedrock’s technology team across its Detroit and Cleveland portfolio, including building services, enterprise project management systems, data management and IT. In this role, Osment will merge technology with physical buildings to create new environments that deliver better services, reduce energy usage and enhance digital infrastructure.

Osment has spent more than 20 years as an information and technology executive and helped to pioneer “Smart Building” infrastructure – which emphasizes cutting edge wireless technology and the use of data and analytics to optimize building services, enhance sustainability, reduce operating costs and create new streams of revenue. 

Most recently, Osment served as the interim Chief Information Officer at Fortium Partners. In this role, he led the turnaround of a rapidly growing manufacturing company after a failed enterprise resource planning implementation.

He has also held the role of Chief Information and Technology Officer at AlixPartners, Taubman, and with the Enterprise Activities Group at General Motors. Osment helped to define “Smart Malls” and has led the way in developing fiber optic infrastructure to deliver new services and cut energy usage two-fold.

Osment earned a Bachelor of Biology degree from the University of Michigan and went on to earn his MBA from his alma mater. He holds a Realcomm Digie Award for ‘Most Intelligent Retail Portfolio’ and enjoys hiking with his wife when not developing new smart-infrastructure systems.