Creating Your Roadmap to a Digital FM

    October 19, 2018
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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    THE Westin Waltham - Boston
    70 Third Avenue
    Waltham, MA 02451
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    This is our kick off Thought Leaders event for the 2018-2019 program year.  This initial program is open to all member Facility Managers and is open for non member Facility Managers as well so that we can introduce everyone to the Thought Leaders program with it's peer networking, programming and best practices sharing to build and strengthen the IFMA Boston chapter.  This program brings Douglas Shapiro from Gartner to the chapter to share their knowledge on digital FM.

    Gartner will inform you about how your peers view a variety of technologies - including IWMS systems, Smart Building technology, Employee Productivity technology, and Space Utilization. We will describe what level of adoption we see for these technologies categories, as well as the impact your peers attribute to these investments.  As a group we will discuss what tactical steps FM & CRE can take to build a business case for technology investment. We will present Gartner’s structure that FM/ CRE  can deploy to build this business case.

    Douglas Shapiro - Executive Advisor, Gartner   
    As an Executive Advisor for Corporate Real Estate Leaders, Douglas Shapiro acts as a thought partner with 60 heads of function across the country. Specifically, he is passionate about helping the members apply benchmarking data to optimize portfolios as well as make more informed strategic decisions to stay ahead of future workplace trends.  Mr. Shapiro started his career as a Research Analyst at the International Monetary Fund with a focus on financial modelling and debt sustainability. Prior to Gartner, he was a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton working with federal government clients on financial and economic devel.

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    $0.00 Member Facility Manager/End User

    $0.00 Non-Member Facility Manager/End User