The International Facilities Management Association's annual World Workplace conference is regarded as the largest and most anticipated event in the facilities industry. This year the conference theme is "Create Your Own Success". What does that mean? Just choosing to attend World Workplace means you're on the right track. To keep that successful momentum fueled all week, we've outlined events we think you won't want to miss next month in Charlotte.
From the Charlotte Motor Speedway facility tour, to the NASCAR hall of fame welcome reception, this year is looking like it's going to keep us full speed ahead all week long. As usual, IFMA has organized an impressive speaker line-up from NASCAR icon himself, Kyle Petty to former White House CIO & Cybersecurity Authority, Theresa Payton. We know it will be a year to remember. Since things can get hectic during the event, here's a guide of a few events we don't want you to miss, and will help put you on the road towards success.
1. Discover How To Provide The Ultimate Employee Experience
We hope you've been noticing the industry hum around iOFFICE Hummingbird, our workplace app designed to enhanced the employee experience. While hovering over your existing tech stack, Hummingbird features interactive wayfinding, room reservation options and robust space utilization analytics. Hummingbird gives your office the digital boost it needs, by filling in the gaps where your current IWMS isn't cutting it.
Want to see more? We're happy you asked! Beeline to booth #119 and meet with a member of our team where you can clear up any questions you have and to see a private, personalized demo of Hummingbird in action. Also, to keep you humming all day long, we'll send you off with your own iOFFICE harmonica to take home with you, just for stopping by.
2. Hacking the Workplace: Elevating the Employee Experience
Friday, October 5th 12:15pm | Charlotte Convention Center Room 208A
For the fourth year in a row we are proud to announce our co-founder, Elizabeth Dukes, will be hosting an IFMA World Workplace educational panel session. Joined iOFFICE CTO, Kenton Gray, Elizabeth and Kenton will discuss struggles workplace leaders are facing when looking to update to a digital workplace.
While motivated to improve their employee experience and increase engagement, most FMs are limited by aging infrastructures and the fear that "ripping and replacing" their current systems isn't possible. This session will show how making evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes is actually possible to meet your digital workplace goals.
In this highly practical and insightful discussion, the panel will show audience members how to determine the items their organization needs, how to evolve their current tech stack, ways of identifying and testing which technologies will have the best impact on their workplace, all without disrupting their workforce.
3. Live From The Workplace Innovator Podcast
Wednesday Oct. 3rd 8:00am | Charlotte Convention Center Room 208A
A Year of Insights From The Industry's Best Workplace Innovators
This is your chance to experience the Workplace Innovator Podcast in person! Join iOFFICE's Mike Petrusky as he covers some of the key highlights and favorite moments from his first few months hosting our new podcast. You'll also get a sneak peek at what's on the horizon for the program and who you can expect to see as guests in the very near future. You'll also hear from other Workplace Evolutionaries including Kate North and Pat Turnball during this "kick-off" to World Workplace.
4 & 5. TECH TALKS: Two iOFFICE Presentations
Wednesday Oct. 3rd 12:30 & 2:45 | Charlotte Convention Center Solutions Arena 1
Elevate Your Employee Experience With One Workplace App
What if you had a solution that made better use of the technology you already have, freeing you from tedious tasks, helped you better understand your space, all while improving employee engagement with your building?
Join Glenn Hicks for this tech talk, as he guides you through iOFFICE Hummingbird, an innovative set of mobile apps, kiosks and IoT integrations designed to enhance the employee experience while reducing your workload. See how Hummingbird effortlessly connects to your existing IWMS or current software, so there's no need to "rip and replace". Your employees will become more self-sufficient and your organization will gain new insight to better plan for the future.
Using Sensors to Measure Space Occupancy & Space Utilization
It can be a challenge without the right tools to really know if your conference rooms are booked and full, or if you're paying for maintenance in spaces that are grossly under utilized. This tech talk with James McDonald will show you how can you get real time usage data to make the best decisions possible all with the help of sensors.
Learn how FM leaders are using sensor data to improve office space occupancy and utilization, increase workforce productivity and reduce CRE costs. Your most challenging questions about how to deploy sensors, integrate them with your current data collection processes will all be answered. Plus James will provide tips on how to roll them out to employees and teammates - and how to get the best understanding of your workplace.
On your mark, get set, see you in Charlotte!