0930 – 1100 Plenary session
Chair, Victoria Leesam, Senior Partnership Manager, Homes England
Emran Mian, Director General, Regeneration, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
How the PropTech sector can support housing and planning ambitions
Joanna Tasker, Strategic Consultant and Business Advisor, UK PropTech Association
An introduction to the UK PropTech market + 3 ways PropTech can help solve national challenges
The UK PropTech industry represents approx. 10% of the global market and has received record levels of funding in recent years. As we find ourselves dealing with pressing national challenges such as affordability and shortage of housing, rising costs, and reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment, innovation and technology has never been more important.
Andrew Knight, Global Data and Technology Lead, RICS
- Maximising the potential of data and technology across the built and natural environment
- In many areas, land and property data remains undigitized and needs to move from ‘documents to data’
- The public sector has a key role in leading the adoption of data and technology, standards, and open data working together with the private sector and the PropTech Community
Neil Williams, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Government Property Agency
Interoperability, One Estate and focusing on quality of experience for the Civil Servant
Cem Savas, CEO and Co-founder, Plentific
Building stronger communities and happier residents by unlocking powerful data.
With almost 90% of the world’s data being produced in the last 2 years and with the estimation of more than 75 billion IoT devices being connected by 2025, we are in a time of digital disruption. Everyone expects more; residents, employees and board members alike. This talk will explore how we can deliver more for stakeholders through digitalisation and how, by using the power of data, the property sector will be able to build stronger communities and happier residents.
The plenary ends with Q&A with the delegates.
Sessions will feature speakers from expert providers along with case studies from public sector organisations, subjects including but not limited to:
1130 Notting Hill Genesis’ Digital Journey
Since 2017, Notting Hill Genesis (NHG), one London’s largest Housing Associations, has been on a digital journey that has helped transform crucial operations including rent collection, repairs & maintenance and customer service.
As NHG pioneers a data-driven approach to property management with Plentific, Cem Savas and John Hughes will explore how this will extend to property development, asset management and digital recording-keeping. They will examine how digitalisation will be crucial for NHG’s future housing endeavours, including retrofits, ensuring the sustainability of new homes, and maintaining a golden thread that can bolster resident safety alongside creating savings to reinvest into building more homes.
Cem Savas, Co-founder and CEO, Plentific
John Hughes, Group Director of Development and Deputy CEO, NHG
1155 Hybrid and Hubs: how the public sector is unlocking potential with hybrid working
Join central and local government colleagues for an interactive panel discussion exploring how hybrid working and government hubs is delivering real change to public sector workplaces. This series of events are looking at the challenges, techniques and technologies used to manage the new world of hybrid working in the public sector, whether that be smoothing the path back to the office or embracing the new network of Government hubs as their new home.
The panel and audience interactive discussion will cover real-life experiences of how workplace teams have adjusted to the challenges and opportunities presented by the new attitudes to working, the access to the new hubs and the balancing act of suppling workspaces to meet an ever-changing demand from staff and management.
Colin Casse, Director of Estates and Locations Programme, HM Revenue & Customs
Constantine Asproulis,Transformation Delivery Manager, Crown Commercial Service
Shanell Doyle, Transport for London
Hans Nyamie, TechServe
Host: Joe Harris, Commercial Sales Director, Matrix Booking
1220 Accessing legacy asset data and future proofing your estates
There’s often a surprising amount of usable optimisation and analytical data locked into legacy estates. Often the primary blockers are firstly understanding what’s available and then safely exposing the data without compromising the system(s).
A competent solutions partner, whether technical or consultancy led, should always start with what’s there, and then move on to how we enable the asset for the future requirements. Modern wired and wireless technology now allows us to hybridise spaces traditionally viewed as out of date and un-economical, and this is what we’ll be discussing.
Dave Lister, COO, IAconnects
1330 Decarbonising technologies for cities and associated legal issues
The world needs clean cities. Currently they consume over two-thirds of global energy resources and account for more than 70% of CO2 emissions world-wide. A study produced by Economist Impact and commissioned by Osborne Clarke, identifies through extensive research 12 technologies that could help cities decarbonise whilst also creating jobs, lowering energy costs and improving overall quality of life. We will explore a handful of these technologies, including those in building and construction, city infrastructure and transport whilst considering the associated legal risks and opportunities.
Jonathan Mills, Partner, Osborne Clarke
1355 Getting into SHAPE ‘Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation’
Hear how Community Health Partnerships have been working with the NHS for several years in developing a platform which turns data into information that illustrates this data and analyses it to support informed decision making aligned to strategic infrastructure planning and investment.
Laura Garnham, Strategic Portfolio Manager, Community Health Partnerships
Nikki Hopkins, Business Delivery Programme Director, Community Health Partnerships
1420 Utilising digital mapping for site planning and marketing
As the government’s housing delivery body, Homes England are keen to utilise various cutting edge technologies to aid with the government’s ambitious housing delivery plans. Jack Curran will be discussing how he and his colleagues at the Agency have been utilising digital mapping tools for planning, engagement and site marketing. Mapping technology has come a long way in recent years, and Jack will be detailing some case studies the team have been working on and how the use of this technology (specifically 3D mapping) has helped communicate site plans clearly and concisely. The session will include examples of various technologies Homes England have been using, covering the pros, cons and lessons learnt.
Jack Curran, Senior Manager – Geospatial, Homes England
1515 Panel debate and Q&A
The panel will discuss ‘digital citizen engagement, barriers, successes and innovative approaches’ then take questions from the delegate audience.
Chair: Bridget Wilkins, Head of Digital Citizen Engagement, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Blanka Hay, Local Growth Manager – Policy and Strategy, Richmond & Wandsworth Council
Grace Crannis, Senior Planning Engagement Officer, Richmond & Wandsworth Council
Semeta Bloomfield, Infrastructure and Technical Support Manager, Place Shaping, Watford Borough Council
Chris Outtersides, Joint Strategic Plan Director, South West Hertfordshire Partnership
Laura Wood, Joint Strategic Plan Lead, South West Hertfordshire Partnership
1600 Conference close. Join us for a drinks reception kindly sponsored by Matrix Booking
1605 Drinks reception
Join us for drinks, discussion and networking: sponsored by Matrix Booking
Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change