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Reimagine the Future of Facility Management

Dec 14, 2022

The Facility Management (FM) industry is witnessing the dawn of a new era of user and occupant experience requirements, coupled with business productivity, service integration and the assimilation of smart, cognitive technology.

There are various pioneering and revolutionary technologies that are transforming the FM Industry. From robotics to the Internet of Things; facility services are becoming more interconnected, instrumental, and artificially intelligent.

Programmed hosted a major event at Optus Stadium in Burswood, Western Australia called “Reimagine the Future of Facility Management” and collaborated with our vendor network (including small businesses) to showcase their innovations. This event was also certified as a Carbon Neutral Active event.

The event targeted engagement and collaboration in areas such as design excellence, energy management, sustainability, and facility management.

The proceedings of the day featured ABC Radio personality, Di Diamondy as Master of Ceremonies, Welcome to Country by Freda Oglivie, and keynote presentations by Minister Stephen Dawson, Prof Peter Newman, Vanessa Dow and Oliver Grimaldi. This was followed by an Awards and a sundowner/networking session.

The event was primarily an opportunity to showcase our vendors and key service providers in innovations. However, Programmed also had a number of representatives from throughout our business showcasing our own internal initiatives and solutions.

In the end there were 57 different exhibitors from within Programmed and across its vendor network showcasing a range of innovation and exciting solutions.

While our State is already a leader in innovation and advanced technologies, forums like Programmed’s Innovation Forum, showcase in a practical and “hands-on” way how creative and forward-thinking many Western Australian business are.

A Message from John Pirie, Head Programmed Facility Management – Western Australia and Resources

Like many other sectors in our State, the Facility Management industry is undergoing an extraordinary change, with technological advances set to fundamentally alter the way in which Programmed Facility Management and our vendors deliver services to our clients.

From robotics to the ‘Internet of Things’, facility services are becoming more interconnected and artificially intelligent, and products are becoming more sustainable and environmentally-appropriate.

Of course, we often hear the word ‘innovation’ without really imagining what that practically means in terms of creating jobs; making businesses more efficient, and products more effective.

The Programmed Innovation Forum hopes to capture and display some of these current and future innovations in a practical and engaging way – targeting collaboration in areas such as design excellence, energy management and sustainability.

Programmed looks forward to continuing to champion the cause of innovation, working with key stakeholders such as the State Government and its agencies, our vendors, and other divisions within Programmed itself.

A sincere thanks to all those businesses who took part in the Innovation Forum, we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Left to right Hon Stephen Dawson Member of the Legislative Council and John Pirie, Head of Programmed Facility Management in WA

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