The inaugural Future Now event took place on June 22nd at UBS London Headquarters, one of Europe’s leading smart buildings.
The first Future Now event was specifically designed for senior decision makers looking at the impact of smart buildings and smart working. The key question that the speakers on the day addressed was how do you build the case for investing in smart buildings?
Attendees enjoyed talks from smart buildings exponent Andrew Owen, regional head MS GCS EMEA at UBS, along with strategic insights of real world projects from the likes of Steve Meadows, head of office & industry at Philips Lighting UK&I, Akshay Thakur, manager of business development, industries product group Cisco, and Keith Jump, CTO, RedstoneConnect. Guests also gained insights into the modern workplace from workplace consultant Despina Katsikakis.
These key speakers discussed the business drivers for change and how to make change happen. From optimising the office space, supporting a more flexible working environment for your staff, through to understanding the technologies that truly make smart working work, the speakers provided essential information to help the gathered audience engage in change. Mark Braund, CEO RedstoneConnect, said of the newly formed group: “It was a terrific turnout for the event, which was well managed & executed. The opportunity to listen to some great speakers at what has to be one of the leading smart buildings in Europe was something we really wanted to support. This event was all about learning from those that have already proven the benefits of smart buildings and smart workplace technologies.”