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Smart Building Technologies Summit
Smart Building Technologies Summit

November 27 saw the second Smart Building Technologies Summit convene in London organised by Verdantix and sharing insights on software, apps, smart lighting, remote management, solutions for agile workplaces, virtual reality and data analytics.

Hot topics affecting real estate such Agility and Wellbeing - the Role of Tech in Improving Productivity and Space, Agility and Activity-Based Working were all on the agenda of a day that ran from 8:30am until 7:00pm ( including a cocktail reception).

Other topics included Value in Building Technology Innovation?; Pilot Projects to Value Delivery - Mastering IoT Tech Adoption; and Maximising the Value of Mobile Apps in Real Estate.

Verdantix also revealed research that shows the majority of real estate investors, asset managers, and corporate executives believe technology is a clear opportunity to respond to these topics, optimise their workplaces and improve the value of their buildings.

 

Full house

ThisWeekinFM helped secure over 120 attendees to the Summit. There was a top level line-up of speakers and panellists including Head of Smart Places at British Land, Head of Real Estate Operations at Vodafone, a Senior FM Specialist from European Central Bank, Head of Real Estate and FM at Virgin Media, International Partner & Head of Occupier Business Performance at Cushman & Wakefield, Managing Director of Property Management at Avison Young and the Head of Workplace at Landlease.

Delegates came from companies such as Vodafone, Cushman & Wakefield, Procter & Gamble, Virgin Media, Pearson and Transport for London, as well as Heads of Estates Services, Directors of Estates & Facilities and Global Workplace Directors from across Europe.

 

Speakers

There were over 20 speakers across 12 sessions, with keynote speakers and panel discussions but also analyst teach-ins, roundtables and best practice workshops.

 

Questions raised

Questions were raised including how assets connected via the IoT can open up potential for facilities optimisation and how can FM's and property managers draw maximum value from all the technology arriving on the market.

If you too have questions, stay alert for when Verdantix and ThisWeekinFM release dates of the third Smart Building Technologies Summit - and other events brought to you in the partnership.

 

Save The Date

The ninth Verdantix HSE & Operational Excellence Summit will be held 2-4 March, 2020 At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The independent research firm will be inviting senior managers in HSE, operations and engineering roles to three days packed with best practice workshops, presentations about the most recent digital innovations, analyst workshops and expert panel discussions.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Succeeding with converged processes between HSE and operations.

  • New approaches to improve the efficiency of HSE processes.

  • Reducing serious injuries, fatalities and high potential events.

  • Success stories from asset performance management IT systems.

  • The rise of connected worker platforms for industrial wearables.

  • Best practices for change management for digital technology adoption.

  • Applicability of digital twin solutions to safety and asset integrity.

  • Inexpensive approaches to leverage analytics and data science.

  • Vendor selection advice for HSE, industrial risk and asset management software.

Picture: November 27 saw the second Smart Building Technologies Summit convene in London.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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