How technology is transforming facilities management

1 December 2017

ISG head of technology, Paul Cook

Technology is advancing at a rate that it is becoming harder to forecast what role it will play in the workplace of tomorrow, says ISG’s technology leaders.

Speaking at this year’s Facility Management and Property event, hosted by Global Business Intelligence, ISG’s Technology Solutions head of technology, Paul Cook, presented on smart technologies at the first workshop of the day, which took place on 8 November 2017 at the University of Cambridge.

“There are many smart technologies feeding into facilities management right now, but how do we know which is a fad and which is here to stay?“, said Paul Cook.

ISG’s technology leaders said that only through a joined-up approach between IT teams and facilities management could customers realise the potential of truly smart buildings.

Around 90 delegates attended the all-day event, which was sponsored by ISG.

ISG’s divisional director, Jason Rutherford, and client liaison manager, Faiza Syed, also hosted a roundtable for 12 industry professionals to discuss topics including ‘soft landings‘, building design and project lifecycle.

Faiza said the event was well-attended with a strong delegate list.

“[The event] was a great platform to demonstrate the various divisions of ISG,“ she said.

“Although it was primarily a facilities management conference, the event demonstrated that ISG is an end-to-end contractor, specialising in the full project lifecycle from smart building technology to aftercare.”