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Targeted Titles & Topics June 2022 Programming

Leveraging Operational Technologies
for Occupant Centric Performance

June 20-22, 2022 | OMNI Parker House | Boston, Massachusetts


Trends, Emerging Patterns, and the Disruption of Higher Education and Its Built Environment

While the pandemic prompted fundamental shifts in higher education and the facilities charged with meeting evolving expectations, long-standing vulnerabilities and challenges loom over campuses.  The impending enrollment cliff is just one of many challenges higher education institutions face.  The resultant volatility and uncertainty create opportunities for more strategic long-term planning that support and shape the very communities we serve. The 2022 State of Facilities report dissects the familiar and emerging trends underlying these opportunities and provides distinct actions to enhance and empower decisive planning.
Presenter(s): Lander Medlin, President & CEO, APPA; Pete Zuraw, Vice President of Market Strategy & Development, Gordian

The Smart In Smart Buildings:  Making Your Data Work For You

College, university, and K-12 facilities organizations all suffer from the same predicament; they are “data-rich and information poor.”  This session will help everyone from the senior facilities officer (SFO) to the line supervisor or analyst be equipped to not only generate data captured in IWMS/CMMS systems but actually use the data to help solve problems or even prevent problems from emerging altogether.  Participants will be asked about the data they need to address common challenges, and then will be challenged to use an anonymized data set to not only solve a defined problem but to gain insights through the use of dashboards, visualizations, and data analysis techniques, and more.  The APPA Facilities Informatics team will facilitate this interactive session through presentations, practical exercises, and walk-through examples.
Presenter(s): Theodore J. Weidner, Ph.D., PE, RA, NCARB, DBIA, F.ASCE, Professor of Engineering Practice, Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University; Jacob Olson, Manager/Controls Engineer, University of Nebraska / Lincoln

Deploying Disruptive Technologies with a Disruptive Approach to Leadership

How do you advance a culture of high performance? The highest levels of performance require the deepest levels of trust. As you deploy disruptive technologies— “changing the game” for how you do what you do—then fostering trust becomes equally or more important than the actual technologies being deployed.  Discuss examples of how deployed disruptive technologies improved performance and the associate leadership approaches taken to foster trusting relationships amongst the workforce.
Presenter: Adam Lawver, Director of Campus Services, Michigan State University

IT Meets OT for an IOT Strategy

Our facilities management industry is increasingly positioning itself to harness and leverage the explosion of operational technology data collection and processing, its deployment, utilization, connection, and impact on cybersecurity concerns.  The intersection between IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) forms the basis for an integrated IoT (internet of things) strategy.  Learn more about how an IoT strategy can improve your building operations and corresponding IT relationships enterprise-wide.
Presenter: Rob Murchison, Co-Founder & Partner, Intelligent Buildings 

A Framework for Delivering Productive, Smart Buildings

Since the beginning of the pandemic, facilities professionals have made significant adjustments to the built environment that have bolstered confidence in those that occupy their campus buildings. Yet a key question remains without a clear, data-based answer, “Is it safe to be in my building?”  These facilities professionals lack a comprehensive, quantifiable tool to measure the built environment and how it impacts the productivity of humans occupying these spaces. In response, APPA is developing a new framework – Productive, Smart Buildings – that can answer this question for our campus communities. This framework will serve as a self-assessment tool allowing facilities professionals to measure their built environment for optimal human productivity while working to understand the readiness of smart building technologies for continuous monitoring of occupied spaces. This presentation will share the task force’s progress on the development effort, results & insights from a pilot test, and the next steps leading up to its release to APPA members.
Presenter(s): APPA Productive, Smart Buildings Task Force Members

Balancing Occupant Experience and Operational Efficiency for the Future Workplace

The future of work extends beyond the concept of just the traditional physical workplace to foster and further shape the community these spaces and places serve.  It is with that in mind that an enhanced focus on the occupant’s effectiveness, productivity, and connectivity – The Experience – is so critical.  What better opportunity to address this developing future than with our colleagues from Microsoft and Intelligent Buildings
Presenter(s): Emmanuel Daniel, Director, Digital Transformation & Smart Buildings – Center of Innovation, Microsoft; Rick Huijbrechts, Industry Fellow, Intelligent Buildings


For additional questions on Leveraging Operational Technologies for Occupant Centric Performance, contact APPA Staff.