Editor, IFSEC Global

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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading resource for security and fire news in the industry. James was previously Editor of Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazine.
May 28, 2020

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WATCH: Intelligent Building Europe Digital Week ‘What’s Next for Smart Buildings?’ webinar

This prolonged period of working from home could change the outlook for the office market forever. Both companies, and the people that work for them, have pushed the boundaries on working from home practices, so how is this set to affect the growing smart building sector? Watch this webinar, sponsored by Dell Technologies, to find out the thoughts from expert speakers in the market.

We could see a substantial change in the office market as companies change working practices and reduce office space. The following speakers explored the office space: rethinking how we work, assessing the lasting impact on the sector, likely changes and how we can adapt to survive and grow.

Industry Perspective

  • Speaker: Chris Moriarty, Director of Insight & Engagement, IWFM

Commercial Property Perspective

  • Speaker: Gavin Redmore, National Energy Manager, City Facilities Management Holdings

Workplace Design Perspective

  • Speaker: Michael Dowds MRICS, Real Estate Workplace Design Standards Manager, Department for Work and Pensions

When the world gets back to something resembling “normal” we will have to turn our thoughts once again to some of the key issues we were focused on before the virus took hold.

In the next part of the session, the following experts looked at issues including; sourcing technologies and products, identifying and building new relationships with suppliers and discovering innovations and insights from within intelligent building excellence.

  • Owen Kell, Senior Researcher at Memoori and Director at Intelligent & Green Systems, addressed Smart & intelligent buildings In Age of COVID-19.
  • Nick Henley from Cordless Consultants delivered From automated to cognitive buildings.
  • Vanti’s CEO, Mike Brooman, enumerated The three golden rules when integrating technology into your space using the RIBA Plan of Work.


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