International Facility Management Masterclass
"The ABC of Smart Facilities Management"
03 October 2018
Halls B & C
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Complimentary Admission by Registration only
"The ABC of Smart Facilities Management (FM)"
The Singapore government launched the Smart Nation initiative in Nov 2014. At the Smart Nation Innovation week this year, the three pillars identified to transform the country are Digital Government, Digital Economy and Digital Society. But, are the ecosystem stakeholders for Facilities Management (FM), namely, building owners, operators, service providers, tenants, partners and visitors ready for the digital transformation?
Specifically, are FM companies ready to embark on Smart FM? This Masterclass aims to make it simple, with the ABC approach.
Firstly, the Masterclass will raise AWARENESS of what it means to be "Smart". It's more than the deployment of technologies or a mandate by the government. It is about knowing that without an understanding of the imperatives to digitally ready, FM companies would face tough challenges to survive in this digitally and globally connected and competitive world.
Secondly, the Masterclass will give pointers on what FM needs to do to BUILD their capability and capacity to be digitally ready. We are now in a converged physical and cyber world, and the rapid use of innovative technologies like Building Information Modelling (BIM), Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, Virtual and Augmented Reality for FM. How are these applied for the operations and maintenance of facilities?
Thirdly, the Masterclass encourages the ecosystem stakeholders to embark on the 5 Cs of Entrepreneurship. The building and construction industry, and similarly the FM sector, have often been regarded as laggard in the use of technology to increase productivity of the sector. Leadership and entrepreneurship are the necessary ingredients for the industry to transform.
Participants of this Masterclass would benefit greatly from the insights to be shared - where the complexities of technologies and innovations are made simple which would help them in their work and the companies they work for.