3.10 Optimizing Space Utilization and Employee Engagement with Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things
Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center
Room: 351E

Organizations have known for a while that the buildings and suites that have been 85% allocated and assigned are only 40% utilized, at best. The workplace is morphing to meet shifting work and life styles empowered by technology, access to information and social change. At the same time, employee engagement remains alarmingly low, while executives' hold a top concern of attracting and retaining talent. To date, measuring the effectiveness, performance and utilization of the physical work environment has been difficult, so we understanding the true effectiveness of workplace designs and strategies remains elusive. Enter the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, right on the heels of and in support of the "Big Data" movement where inferences can be made between structured and unstructured data for all sorts of purposes...including the utilization of buildings and the workplaces within them. What used to require a great deal of manual effort to capture a snapshot view of workplace utilization can now be captured realtime, all the time with little to no recurring effort involved. Taking advantage of this new opportunity requires the navigation of technologies along with the collaboration of IT, FM and RE teams. In this session, we will take a detailed look at this paradigm shift and the impact it will have on managing space in the future, including the steps leading organizations are taking and lessons learned to date. This interactive session will include real time polling and audience Q&A.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Analyze the impact of agile working trends on traditional methods of space management
Recognize data types available through IoT sensors
Evaluate the insights provided through the trending of real-time occupancy sensing to continually optimize the workplace
Apply learnings from other organizations' experimentation and piloting to compose a plan for your own organization
Levels of Learning
200 level
Topic Category:
Mr. Joseph Poskie, Director Strategy, Business Development, Trimble