JUNE 17, 2021

10:00am-12:40am ET | 3:00pm-5:40pm BST

Next & Best Practices:
Future of the Smart Workplace

For many years firms have been transitioning towards agile workplaces to drive the more efficient use of real estate. In 2021, these trends are accelerating, with firms setting out plans to rapidly adopt hybrid working, with staff working between home and the office. By attending this Verdantix virtual event, you will hear advice from experts and your peers on how to implement a successful workplace strategy and build a new vision for high-performing offices. This event a must-attend for facilities, HR and real estate executives on the front line for delivering new workplace strategies.

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JUNE 17, 2021

Next & Best Practices:
Future of the Smart Workplace

10.00am ET

3.00pm BST

Live Video Introduction
10 minutes

Introduction: The Global Transition To Hybrid Working

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Smart Buildings at Verdantix

Following the pandemic, organizations are rethinking how work is done and the future role of offices in creating productive working lives for employees. This opening session will set the stage for the virtual event by sharing fresh Verdantix research on global workplace trends and technology programmes.

10.10am ET

3.10pm BST

Presentation Live Stream
20 minutes

Learning From A Workplace Pioneer: IBM’s Journey To Smarter Working

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Smart Buildings at Verdantix

IBM has long been at the forefront of smarter working trends, from being an early pioneer of remote working in the 1980s to rolling out agile ways of working at scale during the global pandemic. In this session, IBM’s global real estate team will share their own workplace transformation story following COVID-19, highlighting learnings and findings for other real estate leaders globally.

10.40am ET

3.40pm BST

Live Video Stream
20 minutes

Using Technology To Support Your New Workplace Programme

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Smart Buildings at Verdantix

As firms move towards new ways of working, they will need new digital tools that help manage flexible workspaces and bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. In this session, IBM will share customer stories on how technology can play a fundamental role in helping firms ease the workplace transition while also creating an excellent employee experience.

11.00am ET

4.00pm BST

Live Video Stream
40 minutes

Best Practices For Operationalizing A Successful Hybrid Working Strategy

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Smart Buildings at Verdantix

With many organizations announcing new plans to transition to hybrid working, facilities and workplace teams are often on the front line for operationalizing these strategies. To be successful, workplace leaders will need to navigate multiple challenges from employee pushback to identifying the right technology solutions. This panel brings together corporate real estate and facilities leader to explore:

  • What are the pitfalls to avoid in agile and hybrid working?
  • What are the steps to take for successful hotdesking?
  • How can firms ensure inclusivity for remote workers?
  • How can FM leaders form valuable alliances with HR and IT?

11.30am ET

4.30pm BST

Live Demo
20 minutes

Harnessing the Power of Space Analytics For Smarter Planning

Innovation across sensor technology and workplace analytics is enabling building managers to capture new dimensions of data on space usage. In this session, a technology innovator will share their perspectives on the most valuable use cases for these new insights from data-driven space planning to right-sizing your portfolio.

11.50am ET

4.50pm BST

Live Demo
20 minutes

Strengthening Employee Engagement With Workplace Apps

Workplace experience apps are an emerging technology category that supports heads of real estate and HR in their efforts to enhance the employee experience of buildings. In this session, a technology innovator will share their perspectives on the most valuable use cases for apps in the workplace and tips for a successful rollout.

12.10pm ET

5.10pm BST

Live Video Stream
30 minutes

Next Practices For Creating A Strategic Role For The Office

While some market commentators have predicted the end for offices, leading firms are starting to develop entirely new visions for offices as strategic hubs and collaboration centres. In this session, real estate and technology experts will challenge our thinking by exploring their future strategic role for physical workplaces. This panel will explore:

  • How to align office strategies with business objectives?
  • What do employees want from an office today?
  • What should the office of the future deliver?
  • What actions can workplace managers take today?

What to expect

The Verdantix virtual event series combines Next Practices advice to inform your strategy with actionable Best Practices insights. The “Next & Best” events are delivered by Verdantix research experts, experienced corporate managers and recognized technology innovators.

Best practice insights from experienced managers

Next practice advice from technology innovators

Downloadable, high quality research content

Streaming video, live polling and ask the expert service

Research-based ideas for the new global context

Valuable real-world connections on a virtual platform

Ask The Expert

Get your voice heard and your question answered by one of our expert panel members using the moderated Q&A channel.

Live Polling

The most advanced live polling tools give you the opportunity to express your opinion and get a sense check on what your peer group thinks.

Virtual Exhibition

Explore new technologies, network with the expert innovators and schedule follow up meetings to inform your next practices.

Live Best Practice Discussions

Learn from the hard-won experience of managers as they discuss with Verdantix research leaders what went well – and what didn’t – with their digitization projects.

Mixed Media Presentations

Benefit from live video streaming of presenters and panel discussions as well as product demos and next and best practice content.

Active involvement for all attendees

Our virtual events combine live stream video, interactive tools, a technology exhibition room and different presentation formats to ensure all attendees can get involved as much as they want.

Highlights coming soon

Who attends

We welcome real estate and facility professionals from global organizations representing a variety of industries.

Head of Workplace

VP/Head of Real Estate & Facilities Management

Head of HR

VP/Heads of IT

Innovation Manager

Property/Asset Manager

Operations Manager

Energy/Environmental Manager

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Verdantix produces the ‘Next & Best’ Practices events on a complimentary basis for professionals who buy, implement and use technology and related services. The credentials of all registrants are reviewed and approved by Verdantix.

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Frequently asked questions

We’re happy to help answer any questions you have. You can email us at events@verdantix.com or see our FAQ section




What is the approval process to attend?

A Verdantix representative will review each registration and approve people registered with a work email address who are employed by organizations that buy the digital technologies and services presented in the virtual summit.

Is there a fee to attend?

There is no fee to attend for eligible corporate and public sector registrants.

Is the event content on-demand?

Yes, you will be able to access recorded content directly on the virtual event platform for up to 2 weeks after the event.

I am not a Verdantix research client can I attend?

Yes (if you meet the eligibility criteria).

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