DECEMBER 9, 2020

9:00am-11:30am ET | 2:00pm-4:30pm GMT

Next & Best Practices:
Learning From Top 10 Smart Building Innovators In 2020

Real estate and facilities executives have access to more technology than ever to support the optimization of buildings. Join ‘Next & Best Practices: Learning From Top 10 Smart Building Innovators’ to learn how your peers are deploying innovative technologies to cut energy spend by 80%, reduce space by 30% and attain 95% accuracy in predictive maintenance calls. By attending the Verdantix event you will get wide-ranging insights from real estate and facilities leaders, technology experts and Verdantix analysts on the next and best practices to enhance your building performance.

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DECEMBER 9, 2020

Next & Best Practices:
Learning From Top 10 Smart Building Innovators In 2020

9.00am ET

2.00pm GMT

Live Video Introduction
10 minutes

Introduction: Smart Building Experts & Sessions

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Smart Buildings at Verdantix

Welcome to the expert-led Next & Best Practices virtual event series. Through live streaming video, panel discussions, downloadable research content, live product demonstrations and interactive polls you will have the opportunity to learn from expert presenters and Verdantix analysts.

9.10am ET

2.10pm GMT

Presentation Live Stream
35 minutes

Best Practices For Delivering Building Retrofits Projects With A High ROI

  • Susan Clarke, Research Director, Smart Buildings at Verdantix
  • Peter Dierickx, IT and Facility Director at Maria Middelares
  • Paddy Pope, Energy & Carbon Manager at Bank of England
  • Clara Gomez, IT Business Support Director at NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

This session will discuss smart building retrofit projects that have delivered standout results across COVID-19 management, energy efficiency, space management and workplace experience. Attend this panel to hear the top learnings from projects implemented by firms including AZ Maria Middelares hospital, Grant Thornton and Vodafone Group.

9.45am ET

2.45pm GMT

Live Demo
20 minutes

Planon Connect For Building Advisor: Creating A Smarter Environment Through Automated Connections

  • Robert Williams, Global Presales Manager at Planon
  • Brett Spindler, Enterprise Business Development, for Smart Real Estate at Schneider Electric

Many organizations are actively enhancing their buildings with new technologies and smart features, but they often lose out on potential value produced by these technologies because they have not yet effectively connected their systems together. Planon and Schneider Electric have collaborated to do just that: seamlessly connect two platforms together to drive greater value around asset and maintenance processes. In this tech demo you’ll learn about Planon Connect for Building Advisor, which is an integration between Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ Building Advisor and Planon’s Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS). This connector brings the best from both these platforms together – enabling automation at every step from detecting an asset fault, diagnosing it, prioritizing it, producing a work order, and allocating it to the right engineer to resolve it.

SpaceIQ: Optimise Your Real Estate Costs

  • Bar Liverant, RLA, LEED AP, SpaceIQ, Archibus Solution Lead at SpaceIQ

10.05am ET

3.05pm GMT

Live Demo
20 minutes

Spacewell: Using Data To Drive The Employee Experience

Robin: Smart Building Innovator Tech Demo

10.25am ET

3.25pm GMT

Live Video Stream
30 minutes

From Smart Building Pilot Projects To Innovation At Scale

This panel discussion brings together executives from the real estate and technology sectors to discuss best practices for taking successful smart building pilot projects to scale. Our panellists will share their tips from creating a compelling business case that gets sign off from the CFO, to driving technology adoption across an organization.

10.55am ET

3.55pm GMT

Live Video Stream
35 minutes

Next Practices For Future-Proofing Buildings

  • Dayann Charles, Industry Analyst, Smart Buildings at Verdantix
  • Emeric Denis, IWMS and Technology Implementation Specialist at THELIAS
  • Cesar Jeri, Global Head of Real Estate Innovation and Workplace Technology at Verizon
  • Rafael Boterdaele, Head of Building & Facilities at AXA Belgium
  • Mark Hogan, Senior Operational Estates Manager at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospital NHS FT

This session will analyse cutting edge smart building projects implemented at flagship buildings and brand-new company headquarters. Get a vision into the future of buildings by hearing from projects implemented by AXA Belgium, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Verizon.

What to expect

The Verdantix virtual event series combines Next Practices advice to inform your strategy with actionable Best Practices insights. The “Next & Best” event 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 event 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.

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Who attends

We welcome Facilities and Real Estate professionals from global organizations representing a variety of industries.

VP of Buildings

Dir of Real Estate, Facility

Asset Manager

Facility Operations Manager

Environmental Manager

Estates Innovation Manager

Real Estate Investor

IWMS Implementation Lead

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Verdantix produces the ‘Next & Best’ Practices Summits 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 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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