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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Solutions Arena 1

Sponsored by: sodexo-small

Time Session Presenters
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

The Millennials Are Coming! Mobilize Employee Experiences with a Workplace App

presented by Modo Labs

Employees are more disconnected and disengaged in the workplace than ever before. With 51% of disengaged employees actively job hunting, companies that delay in solving this critical workplace issue will lose workforce productivity and talent, eventually impacting revenue. Employees expect an ease in navigating their daily tasks that create a seamless transition between the home and workplace. Mobile creates a life on-demand, from waking up on time with a mobile alarm to navigating their way into work with maps or transit. Whether they’re Baby Boomers or Millennials, you can give your employees this same experience in the workplace by providing information when they need it, where they need it, with Modo Workplace. Learn how to rapidly develop and deploy a connected workplace to proactively improve productivity and engagement through a unified, branded mobile application.

 Andrew Yu

Founder and CTO, Modo Labs


Women in FM-Taking your Career to the Next Level

presented by Sodexo

A Panel of Women FM Leaders discussion on navigating their careers in the FM space. A facilitator will ask the panel questions on how they overcame barriers, challenges and advanced in the field. Audience questions are encouraged

Lynn Baez, CFM, FMP, CBCP

Vice President Facilities Operations, Sodexo

IFMA Second Vice Chair

Cindy Cortes

Operations Manager Facilities Engineering,

Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow

President, FM Transitions

2005-2007 IFMA Board Chair


2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Space Planning Optimization Solutions for the Modern Workplace

presented by Serraview

As business, technology and work preferences have evolved, traditional office space design and management practices have fallen behind the times. Today’s workforce sees opportunities for change and are driving the movement for alternative workspaces, collaborative areas, quiet zones, and more. For forward-thinking companies who want to create workspaces that are more purposeful, collaborative and engaging, Serraview offers an intuitive workplace optimization and management solution designed to deliver the modern the workplace. In this session, Serraview will discuss the importance of tracking utilization, ratio based seat planning and neighborhood management and the bottom-line business benefits of delivering a workplace good for business and great for people

Ian Morley

Chief Strategy Officer,

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s the Most Energy-Efficient Choice: Roofing Repair, Remediation, or Reroof?

presented by North American Roofing

ATTENTION IFMA ATTENDEES: At this very moment, your facility’s roof is either costing you money or saving you money. Do you know which? As you consider which IFMA World Workplace sessions to attend, UV rays might be making your building hotter. Punctures or degraded roof membrane could also be trapping in moisture, causing interior leaks and other energy-intensive problems you won’t be able to ignore. You already know a one-size fits all roofing system doesn’t exist, but you still need some guidance and information that will lead to the right roofing system or solution for your unique situation. When you attend our Solutions Arena Session you will: 1) Learn something new roofing, 2) Get your roofing questions answered by one of industry’s best technical minds, and 3) Gain the critical, money-saving information you need to make an informed decision about your facility’s roof. We look forward to seeing you there!

Solutions Arena 2

Sponsored by: fmj-small

Time Session Presented By
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm HVAC & The Intelligent Building-Comfort and Savings


presented by Yardi Systems

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning(HVAC) are the most significant cost and comfort components of a smart building, other than lighting. These systems have the biggest impact on the occupants and represent the largest related energy expenses. Every day, HVAC technologies are continually morphing into more open, integrated, interoperable and IP centric solutions. Connectivity to enterprise grade IP networks, integration into other systems, data exchange, control and more IoT centric technologies continue to challenge the status quo. This timely session will present a snapshot of the HVAC innovation that has taken place in the last 12months.

​Christy Cannon
Account Executive, Yardi Energy
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Becoming a Benchmark: A Case Study in Safety Performance Transformation

presented by Caterpillar

 A heavy equipment manufacturing facility transformed its safety culture, resulting in 89% reduction in Recordable Injury Frequency in four years. But how did they do it? This facility went from one of the worst facilities in the enterprise to one of the best. Their safety performance transformation took place as a result of implementing a proven process for culture change. Discover why ownership of safety is not just the responsibility of the safety department, but the responsibility of everyone in the facility, and how various levels of the organization were involved in the transformation process

Anne Leanos

Business Development Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Emerging Digital Workplace Technology

presented by Asure Software

The digital workplace can best be considered the natural evolution of the workplace. Comprised of your employees’ technology working environment. As the workplace continues to evolve, and employee expectations shift, organizations that do not embrace the digital workplace risk falling behind. Stop by and see how Asure’s Innovative technology can keep you ahead of the curve


Jeff Roof

VP Solutions,
Asure Software

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Future of Utilization - Do you know how your employees are interacting with your space?

presented by FM:Systems

 In this presentation we will explore emerging new technologies such as the FM:Systems FMx remote sensing platform, employee facing kiosks and mobile devices that are enabling organizations to better understand how their employees are interacting with their space. We will discuss the benefits and limitations of different occupancy utilization tracking methods, tools, and workflows which can help you better understand the concept of real-time utilization and how your space is really being used.

Brian Haines
Vice President, FM:Systems

Solutions Arena 3

Sponsored by: Foundation

Time Session Presented By
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm The RE/FM Word Association Game

 presented by Planon Corporation

Audience participation doesn’t get any better than this. Join us for a fun, engaging 30-minute word association game, where audience members try to stump our panel of FM & RE software experts. Take a trip off the worn-out, beaten path of software demos, and let our panel of experts connect the dots and share how the capabilities and interconnections of integrated workplace management systems encompass everything. There will be prizes (better ones for those who can stump the panelists).

David Karpook

Strategic Business Consultant, Planon

Erik Jaspers

Global Product Strategy, Planon

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm The I2WMS Revolutions: Get Ready!

 presented by Planon Corporation

There is a quiet revolution going on in the world of what some call “traditional” IWMS.  In the research and development labs all over the world, technologists are experimenting with new software and hardware devices to bring a transformation in how we work in facility management, real estate and the financial arenas of the built environment.  Join Karpook and Sanquist for a lively discussion of how they are working with their colleagues and partners to adapt new technologies like IoT, machine learning, digital twins and analytics to the work we do in the planning, operations and optimization of buildings and their environments. This non-traditional approach is called I²WMS and it is the beginning of the revolution in advanced technologies for our profession.

This will be an interactive session where the audience will be polled as to their attitudes and experiences of visioning the future while at the same time experimenting with these new technologies.

David Karpook

Strategic Business Consultant, Planon

Nancy Sanquist

VP Global Strategic Marketing, Plannon

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm How a Modern IWMS Looks When Every Detail Counts

 presented by Oracle

Get to know Oracle’s Primavera Facilities & Asset Lifecycle Management (FALM) solution, a single, integrated, cloud-based platform for effectively managing your entire portfolio of real estate and assets. Built on best practices across the entire facilities and asset lifecycle, Primavera's FALM solution supports every phase: planning; design and build; operate and optimize; and maintenance. Just as important, the solution is engineered to meet the specific business needs of any organization, and is flexible enough to be configured to satisfy the specific needs of any vertical industry. With world-class capabilities that make it rapidly adoptable and scalable, this solution can help you turn your facilities and assets into value generators. Join us to learn how you can leverage Primavera's FALM solution to improve capital planning, optimize use of space, streamline moves and changes, and professionalize your maintenance regimen.

Sherief Elabd

Director of Industry Strategy, Oracle

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Disruptive Forces Impacting Facilities & Asset Lifecycle Management

 presented by Oracle

To be disruptive means to prevent something from continuing or operating in a normal way. Today, more than ever before, we are experiencing new technologies, trends and innovations that without a doubt are considered disruptive forces in our industry. From how we build and occupy facilities to how we track, operate and maintain assets and building systems within these facilities. This session will examine some of these disruptive forces and trends and how Oracle is leading the way in leveraging these forces to benefit the occupants as well as the facility managers who are responsible for ensuring that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that work in them.

George Haddad

Senior Director Business Development & Industry Strategy, Oracle

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Solutions Arena 1

Sponsored by: sodexo-small

Time Session Presented By
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Using simulation modeling for problem solving as a best practice

presented by CH2M

This session describes the application and benefits of using simulation technology as a problem solving approach to prove the benefits of implementing change in a safe test environment. As facility managers are increasingly challenged with reducing operating costs and sustaining service levels, implementing change can backfire if the results are not what you were hoping for. Utilizing simulation technology reveals the effect of change without the risk to your facility operations, and reveals inefficiencies and quantifies the impacts. Since a simulation model generates data and animated results, it becomes a powerful aid for collaboration. The ultimate problem solving method, low risk / high value.


Gary Ledbetter, CFM, CRL

Director of Facility Service Solutions, CH2M

Larry Hennessy

Industrial Engineer, CH2M


Solutions Arena 2

Sponsored by: fmj-small

Time Session Presented By
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workplace Safety:  Design Considerations to Keep Your Employees Safe

presented by Staples Inc.

You can’t predict when emergencies and disasters will happen in the workplace, but it’s critical to be prepared as they can strike anytime and anywhere. Accidents and safety violations have costs associated with them; both the human factor that can impact productivity as well as damages and liability.

 Even if you think you are prepared, what about the unexpected?

Disasters – from tornados to an active shooter entering the building – can happen at any time.

This session will address how designers can help ensure the safety of the building when designing a new office space. We will discuss tips for incorporating safety into design, such as the importance of setting up hard-wall break points and protection zones in open offices, providing messaging boards in breakrooms, and incorporating communication technology for making emergency announcements both visually and audibly.

Brandy Crable, IIDA, RID, NCIDQ

Regional Design Manager, Staples Business Advantage

Mike Petrusky

FM Innovator, Kayrell Connections

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Using Credible Data for Life Cycle Costing & Budgeting

presented by Gordian

Two of the biggest challenges facing facility owners and design and construction teams include predicting accurate budgets for future new builds and forecasting the impact design decisions and value engineering will have on downstream maintenance costs.

 Facility managers and owners look to data to help them evaluate construction, maintenance and operating costs throughout the lifetime of the facility.  In order for accurate planning and budgeting, it is critical to apply credible data to understand today’s costs as well as predict future life cycle costs of facilities as it related to preventative and deferred maintenance impacts.

 This session will initially discuss innovative uses of construction cost data for facility maintenance, repair and life cycle costing.  From there, it will explore how new applications of advanced predictive data empower more precise and profitable strategic business decisions.


Dave Lewek

Director Professional Services RSMeans data, Gordian

Solutions Arena 3

Sponsored by: Foundation

Time Session Presented By
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Compliance and Safety Break-through: iPad
Facilities Apps to Transform Government, School and Hospital Information

presented by ARC

The methods used to manage many of North America’s
10 million buildings are stuck in the past. City, state and federal government facilities teams, as well as school districts and higher education institutions, and hospital and healthcare centers are all challenged with siloed systems, disjointed communications and limited budgets. Up-to-date building information like as-builts and O&Ms are difficult to find,
warranties may be expired, and compliance not met. How are mobile apps finally making a break-through? Attend this interactive discussion with industry experts David Trask and
Tom Spann to see how iPad Facilities Dashboard apps are helping teams respond faster to emergencies, increasing collaboration between teams, and improving productivity by 20

David Trask

National Director, ARC

Tom Spann

Regional Sales Manager, ARC

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm City of Wilsonville: Breaking the Status Quo with Mobile Dashboards

 presented by ARC

Organizing and updating facilities documents is a big job. Who is the go-to person to access those documents? Is that person available to others? One to two hours a day is wasted by facilities employees searching for the documents they need to do their job. Attend this Q&A panel to hear the City of Wilsonville’s Matt Baker, public works facility supervisor, and Javid Yamin, field manager, re-live the pressing reasons that made them shift to a digital solution. They will share how they now manage all of their buildings’ information via mobile dashboards and how it has changed the way they work -- increasing safety, compliance and productivity for the city.

Matt Baker

Public Works Facility Supervisor, The City of Wilsonville

Javid Yamin

Field Manager, The City of Wilsonville


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