World Workplace Conference Highlights People And Technology Challenges For Facilities Executives

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Executive Summary

Verdantix shares its takeaways from the recent IFMA- and RICS-organised conference in Barcelona which brought together facility managers as well as executives from the facilities services and technology sectors. The theme of the conference was ‘a people business in the digital world’ and distinctly forward-looking. The conference highlighted the challenges property managers must face up as they aim to deliver workplaces that support a new generation of worker expectations.

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World Workplace Conference Highlights People And Technology Challenges For Facilities Executives

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Figure 1. Understanding The Need For HR And Property Management To Work More Closely Together

Organisations mentioned

Apple, ARCHIBUS, Deloitte, Facebook, Glose, Google, International Facility Management Association, Millennium bcp, OVG, Planon, PROCOS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Schneider Electric, Trimble, WeWork

About the author

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Managing Director

Rodolphe leads Verdantix research on real estate, energy and facilities optimisation technologies. His current agenda is focused on the convergence of real estate and building software solutions and how to harness the IoT in smart buildings. He has 20 years’ experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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