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ThisWeekinFM Presents Workplace Excellence – Our Speakers

23 December 2020 | Updated 30 December 2020

We are thrilled to announce our line-up of inspirational speakers for the Workplace Excellence channel at RE:Connect, by Unissu.

Sharing insights from their careers to inspire your workplace strategy, this is an unmissable opportunity to learn from a diverse range of voices in the FM and built environment sector.

Here are just a few of the highlights that we are most looking forward to from the Workplace Excellence channel, on 7 Jan 2021:


The Effects of the Built Environment on Cleaning Operatives

10:00 - 10:30


Join Denise Hanson, FBICSc, Head of Technical Services at The British Institute of Cleaning Science for a look at the challenges a built environment creates for cleaning teams.

Founded in 1961, and with 59 years of experience and a global remit, The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) delivers practical, hands-on training courses, technical support and professional membership for the cleaning industry worldwide.

BICSc's membership includes over 45,000 Individual and Corporate members making it one of the largest and most diverse communities of cleaning professionals.

The company's mission is to raise awareness and standards for the cleaning industry through education and accredited training thereby; protecting the operative, providing a clean and safe environment, preserving assets, promoting sustainability and producing best practice.





AI in FM

14:00 - 14:30


Katie King MBA is an Artificial Intelligence in business consultant and published author. She will discuss how the surge in IoT and machine learning will enable efficiencies of scale in FM, not to mention across numerous other industries such as healthcare, marketing and travel.

King has over 28 years experience in the sector and has advised many of the world's leading brands and business leaders, including Richard Branson, o2, Orange, Accenture, PA Consulting, Arsenal Football Club and Harrods. Katie King has delivered numerous TEDx talks, and is a frequent commentator on BBC TV and radio as well as being a regular speaker on the international conference circuit.


Visitor Management and Return to the Smart office

18:00 - 18:30


When Vodafone needed a way to enhance its visitor experience and better manage high footfall across its London and Newbury estates, it looked to streamline its visitor management with Vpod’s Vgreet visitor management system.

After deploying the system, Vodafone can now automate the visitor management process, enabling their reception teams to become hosts and focus more on the visitor themselves and not the process.

Hear from Vpod Solutions, Condeco and Vodafone at this year's RE:Connect event, on the future of the workplace.

Sam Farrant from Vpod Solutions, Simon Cohen from Condeco and Sherry Nematalla from Vodafone will share their thoughts on what the future of the workplace holds.



Picture: The Vgreet system in action

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 December 2020


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