Tickets available for the BIFM London Region's educational highlight annual conference

07-02-18 20:12 BIFM

Tickets are available for the BIFM London Region annual conference, which takes place on 5 March at the Institution of Engineering and Technology at Savoy Place, London.

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The agenda is:

  • 8.30am Registration and refreshments
  • 9am Welcome, Jason Cousins, chairman, BIFM London Region and introduction to event chair Neil Usher, executive consultant at Unispace and author of The Elemental Workplace.
  • Intro from Martyn Westcott-Wreford FIH MBIFM, Operations Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Welcome from sponsor Doug Cooke, Principle Cleaning
  • Update from Jacqueline Balian, commercial director at the BIFM
  • 9.30am Cyber security - Hackers are no longer going through an organisation's main IT systems, instead they're increasingly targeting property and facilities-related devices which are connected to the internet such as the BMS, and desk sensors. Google's Wharf 7 office in Sydney, Australia was hacked via the BMS by two security expert researchers who were able to access the building control panel showing the layout of water pipes in the third floor at its Australia headquarters[i]. In other cases, the US Department of Homeland Security reported that hackers had broken into a state government facility and made it "unusually warm", while in the Ukraine a power station was hacked leaving nearly 80,000 customers without power. The trend towards IOT devices in properties means that cyber-hacking is no longer the sole concern of the IT department. FM is now at the forefront of the fight against cyber-crime. In this interactive and entertaining presentation, Mike Gillespie from Advent IM will explain the risks involved for FMs and how to counteract them.
  • 10.15am What cost do you put on innovation in your FM service delivery? And how do you measure it? In this interactive session, Lucy Jeynes from Larch Consulting will explore how the FM sector delivers innovation and how both clients and service providers can get better at demonstrating innovation at the procurement stage.
  • 11am Coffee break
  • 11.30am The IOT is fast becoming a reality but what does all the terminology mean and how will it benefit Facilities Management? Mark Davenport, CEO of Smart Buildings, will provide an informative presentation on how the IOT can allow FM's to control their portfolio of buildings with the use of ground breaking technologies. Having delivered a number of high profile projects globally Mark will provide examples of the successes and pitfalls of this new innovation.
  • 12.15pm In May last year, the Crown Estate moved to its new home with all staff based on a single 22,000 sq ft floor plate at St James Market, the £400m scheme in London's West End. The new building allows the 250 staff to work in a variety of different environments from traditional desks to project rooms and break-out spaces depending on their needs. Colin Mooney, head of health, safety and facilities at the Crown Estate, will talk through the journey and explain the technology innovations introduced into the new facility to make the space more interactive for staff or improve their service/facilities provision

1pm Lunch break

  • 1.45pm Creating an environment for innovation: People work together all the time, yet it's sometimes difficult to make collaboration happen. To better understand collaboration at work, Herman Miller conducted research on four continents - What It Takes to Collaborate - the Effects of Culture and Place. Mark Catchlove will share some of the key findings.
  • 2.30pm SMART Workplace driving Human Experience: The IoT is expected to drive significant change in the workplace. Getting your technology strategy aligned with your workplace strategy drives an enhanced experience. Experience matters—especially now that we’ve moved from a service economy to an experience economy. How do you provide an enhanced occupant experience and create a safer, healthier, and more productive workplace? Can Smart Buildings enable data-driven space utilisation and support a mobile and open workplace strategy? In this session Ana Stanojevic, Workplace Director at JLL will talk about how user centric SMART Workplace can unlock your workplace potential and increase productivity.
  • 3.15pm Short comfort break - only water refreshments
  • 3.30pm BIFM London chairman Jason Cousins on his marathon challenge - earlier this year Jason ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the Prince's Trust.
  • 3.45pm Greg Williams, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine will talk about the future of technology and its impact on the built environment
  • 4.30pm Closing address, raffle draw
  • 4.40pm Drinks and networking

6:00pm Event close
Join your fellow London FMs and take-home advice and ideas that you can implement in your organisations the following day. Reserve your place today

Tickets costs £75+VAT for members, £105+VAT for non-members and £62.50+VAT for students.

Many thanks to our main sponsors: Principle Cleaning, Mayflower Washroom Solutions and BPR Group, our drinks sponsor Amey, our catering sponsor PRS and our exhibitors which include Moneypenny, Cordant Security and Julius Rutherfoord.

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