Smart Workplace Sessions – what’s that?

Smart Workplace Sessions is a new webinar series with powerful and compact talks with experts of the industry.

In this series we take a value-based approach to smart technologies, and talk about optimizing property for the QBL (quadruple bottom-line: People, Planet, Profit & Public good) in a sustainable way, by connecting the “Bits”, “Bricks” & “Brains” that make up the workplace.Thumbnail_2_SWS


Why this is for you?

We hope to inspire further discussions and actions among Facility Managers, CIO’s, Workplace Managers, ICT specialists, Office Managers, Property Managers, Workplace Consultants, Human Resources, Managing Directors, People and Culture professionals and anyone interested in creating better workplace experience, real estate strategies, facility services and proptech.

We invite you to join us on a “mission possible”, to create better and smarter workplaces - where space use, employee experience, costs, environmental and business impacts are optimized for a “sustainable sweetspot” based on circular economy principles - with the help of data and technology.

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Session 1: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Smart Offices
View past event | Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Susan Clarke, Research Director, Verdantix

What are Smart Office Solutions? In this introductory segment, we discuss how space and workplace software solutions help companies and organizations manage their space more efficiently and improve their employees’ workplace experience, while making a positive impact on the environment and society.

Session 2: How Smart Offices Can Change Our Workday Experience
View past event | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Dr Peggie Rothe, Chief Insights & Research Officer at Leesman

What is the connection between job satisfaction, workplace experience, freedom and autonomy, flexible working, frictionless and seamless work environments and a day-to-day state of flow?

In this session, we chat about what role smart technologies can play in making the employee experience better, whether working from home, at the office or somewhere in between. Understand how the role of offices, homes and everything in between feeds into your future workplace ecosystem, and hear about what people are saying about their experiences of working from home and at the office.

Session 3: How to Optimize Space with Tech and Workplace Data
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. (GMT)

Karin Ståhl, Workplace Strategist, CEO and Founder at GoToWork

Fact-based decision making. Evidence-based design. Workplace strategy. Real-time optimization of space use. Zero waste philosophy. How can utilization data, user feedback and other workplace metrics be used to improve the use of space, so that it is optimized both for productivity, experience and efficiency? What new insights, if any, have we gained from "The Great Remote Workplace Experiment 2020?"


Session 4: How to Leverage Smart Technology for FM Services
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. (GMT)

Fredrik Sandqvist, Head of Innovation & Service Development, Coor
Mattias Wahlgren, Group Innovation Manager - Technology, Coor Service Management Group AB

What role do smart workplace solutions play in facilities management? In this session, we discuss through concrete examples and experience, how smart workplace solutions provide a slew of benefits: optimized space utilization, increased productivity and overall wellbeing.


Session 5: How Indoor Air Data Can Boost A Smarter Workplace
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. (GMT)

Piia Sormunen, Industry professor, Tampere University
Suvi Nenonen, Docent, Tampere University

How do oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, temperature and humidity levels, and impurities in the air correlate with thermal comfort, employee experience, health and performance at work?  Bad indoor air can have negative effects on cognitive performance and workplace experience. So what can you do about ensuring the opposite: a booster effect? Join us to hear about these, and about “License to Breathe”, a new multidisciplinary research project that aims to identify and develop ways to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus in indoor environments.


Session 6: The Return: Smart Workplaces and the Bottom Lines
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. (GMT)




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