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.

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.

Event owners

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Maija Patjas
Head of International Relations
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Pontus Kihlman
Head of Business Development
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Upcoming webinars

Session 4: How to Leverage Smart Technology for FM Services

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. (CEST)

  • 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 | 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. (CEST)

  • 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? The brain is a knowledge worker’s main tool – and it runs on oxygen, delivered by the blood stream. Bad indoor air can thus 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: How to Change How We Think About Recharging at Work

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. (CEST)

  • Marco Kärkkäinen, Psychotherapist, Founder, Inventor & Chief Scientific Officer at Neurosonic

  • Pontus Kihlman, Head of Business Development & Workplace Insights, Optimaze, Rapal





Past webinars

Session 1: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Smart Offices

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | LINK TO PAST SESSION

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Verdantix

  • Maija Patjas, Head of International Relations, Optimaze, Rapal

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | LINK TO PAST SESSION

  • Dr Peggie Rothe, Chief Insights & Research Officer (CIRO) 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’ll 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 | LINK TO PAST SESSION to be published soon

  • 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 for productivity, experience and efficiency? What new insights, if any, have we gained form "The Great Remote Workplace Experiment 2020?"


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