9.05 The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology 2nd Edition Best Practices
Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Venue: Caesars Palace
Room: Forum 15/16
This panel discussion is based on selected chapters from The Facility Manager's Guide to Information Technology: An International Collaboration between the IFMA Technology Council and GEFMA. The panel leaders are part of the co-authorship team that contributed to the informational text, which presents a current, impartial and comprehensive look at how information technology (IT) and facility management (FM) have become inextricably bound in the modern workplace. Exploring the evolving relationship between IT and FM, this book is a text that can be used by students and novice facility managers, as well experienced FMs. The authors intended the book to be used as both a teaching guide and reference tool for educational organizations and corporations alike. This session will include a lively discussion on the latest advancements in Facility Management Automation and provide guidelines for implementing them successfully.

Learning Objectives
Developing an organizations roadmap for utilizing FM Technology Successfully
How to position the need for current generation FM Technology
Effectively managing the life cycle cost of FM Technology
Levels of Learning
300 level
Track/Topic Area:
Information Technology Community
Speakers
Ted Ritter, Managing Partner, Verdecom
Geoff Williams, General Manager, Corporate Event Centre at CHSI
Michael May PhD, Prof. Dr., HTW Berlin