April 5 - 6, 2016

One Federal Street
Boston, MA

When the Internet connected people, the impact on business was incalculable. Today, with the Internet of Things, we’re on the verge of another grand shift. Soon, we’ll be synergistically entwined with everything around us – from the desk to the boardroom, from lighting to heating, the workplace will proactively react to our needs even before we realize we have them.

Join Planon and other influencers in this space for an event that will:

  • Provide key insights to position your organization to receive the full benefits of this incredible revolution
  • Connect you with other influential players in the real estate and facilities management industry
  • Discover partnership opportunities with Planon, an international leader in IWMS

Let us empower you to embrace the changes happening in real estate with the Internet of Things.

Networking Event

Before our day of conversation, and informational sessions, you are invited to  see all these concepts in action. Join us at our new home for drinks, appetizers and an unforgettable demonstration of how IWMS Software will empower tomorrow’s workplace.

April 5, 2016
4:00 - 7:00PM

45 Braintree Hill Park
Suite 400
Braintree, MA 02184

The Agenda

On April 6, we will meet in the event space of 9OFS at One Federal Street in the heart of Boston for entertaining, informative and thought-provoking discussions.

10:00 – 10:30 Networking Coffee
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:45 – 11:30 Keynote Speaker: Marc Abrahams

The Internet of Things is coming and the workplace will never be the same! As the person responsible for managing real estate and facilities in this exciting new age, you need to be in the know.

The founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, Marc Abrahams collects research on anything and everything from everywhere – specifically, research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Join us as Marc discusses some of humankind’s most important – and least important – discoveries such as:

  • The 2010 Ig Noble management prize was for demonstrating mathematically that organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random.
  • The 2011 Ig Noble literature prize went to John Perry of Stanford University, for his Theory of Structured Procrastination, which says: To be a high achiever, always work on something important, using it as a way to avoid doing something that's even more important.
  • The 2012 fluid dynamics prize went to Rouslan Krechetnikov and Hans Mayer for studying the dynamics of liquid-sloshing, to learn what happens when a person walks while carrying a cup of coffee.
11:30 – 12:30 Planon Innovation Team Learn about Planon’s research, specifically in the areas of IoT, Big Data, analytics, and flexible working. Our head of strategy and innovation will identify trends, challenges and opportunities as well as the practical ramifications these might create for you.
12:30 – 1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Panel Discussion: How is IoT transforming business? Ask questions and listen to industry leaders discuss their experiences on how IoT and technology impacts managing real estate, workplaces and business processes.
2:15 – 3:00 Roundtable Discussions: How does IoT affect YOUR business? Join the discussion and focus on one element of how IoT will affect your business, your clients, and the industry.
3:00 – 3:15 Networking Break
3:15 – 3:45 Summarizing Roundtable discussions
3:45 – 4:00 Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend?

This Internet of Things day-long conference and discussion is geared towards business consultants and industry analysts:

  • Business consultants in the areas of process efficiency, facilities management, and real estate
  • Service providers in this industry
  • Industry analysts in technology, IWMS, and real estate

Welcome to the Planon Universe

Register now!