Collaboration and Cloud Computing

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A second technology trend, cloud computing, is underway throughout the business world in general, following BIM’s steadily expanding role in the world of FM.

Cloud computing provides significant benefits to users by reducing IT management costs.  More interesting to facility managers however is the potential for cloud computing to provide a platform for collaboration.

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Do you have a Business Continuity Plan yet? Read FMCC White Paper

risk and business continuity in Facility ManagementIFMA Facility Management Consultant’s Council (FMCC) has recently released a White Paper on Business Continuity.

I wrote it to give Facility Managers an informative overview of  a responsibility that is very often relegated to a lower priority. Many countries have expectations that responsible businesses will take appropriate measures to protect their occupants and their operations.

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FMCC Call for Applications – KIT TUVESON SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2016

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KIT TUVESON SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2016

The FMCC recognizes the value of the IFMA credential. To that end, the Council announces the Kit Tuveson Scholarship Award for 2016.

The purpose is to reward a practicing consultant who has exhibited excellence in the FM profession, and will use the award to maintain his/her credentials. 

The award is named after Kit Tuveson, a respected and recognized practitioner, who has contributed immensely to facility management  and “budding” consultants.  The award recognizes both his personal and professional contributions to the FMCC, IFMA and FM.

All interested consultant practitioners are invited to apply for this scholarship by contacting Daniel Goldsmith at daniel@dmgmc.com

Nominations are to be submitted by August 19th, 2016 23:59 (11:59pm) Central Time Houston

Download the KTS-Application.docx 

 

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World FM Day – Join the live video conversation train! July 13, 2016 is World FM Day.

IFMA would like to invite you to be a part of World FM Week (July 11-15) by joining the live video conversation train. Here’s how:

 Download the free Periscope app on your mobile device ….more details here:

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https://www.periscope.tv/

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World FM Day 2016: Virtual Conference – Webinar Event by IFMA’s FM Consultants Council

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The World FM Day 2016 Event Team proudly presents:

Ondrej Strup
David Reynolds
Teena Shouse
Joshua Amos
Markus Groll

 

Virtual Conference – Webinar Event by IFMA’s FM Consultants Council

Date:  13 July 2016  –  events between 11-15 July 2016

Join us in a virtual conference on 18 sessions around the world!

Listen to over 25 professionals in our 31 hours long MEGA-session!

All webinars will be available after the event here in our blog, on youtube and as podcasts.

 

Speakers:

Val Moraes
Teena Shouse
David Reynolds
Gay Tuttle
Geoff Parnell
Paul Doherty
Shamsher Sindhu
RajeshDebroy
Ryan Darnell
Mohamed El Agroudy
Ondrej Strup
Collins Osayamwen
Olumide Aina
Francisco Abrantes
RiardoCrepaldi
Mike Liddle
Stephen Brown
Michel Theriault
Mark Sekula
Darlene Frantz
Peter Stroup
Richard Fanelli
Paul Carder
Bill Conely
Chris Leake
Martin Leitch
Markus Groll

 Moderators:

Joshua Amos
David Reynolds
Ondrej Strup
RiardoCrepaldi
Mohamed El Agroudy
Mark Sekula

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World FM Day – Awareness For Your Profession And Your FM Department July 13, 2016 is World FM Day.

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It is supported through GlobalFM, and the member organizations including International Facility Management Association (IFMA), FMAustralia, FM Association of New Zealand, British Institute of Facility Management (BIFM), Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), South Africa Facility Management Association (SAFMA), Association of Brazil Facilities (ABRAFAC), and the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS) as well as the combined members of EuroFM.

There will be events and activities scheduled throughout the period from July 11 to 15th to increase awareness and to advance knowledge of the professional facilities management industry.

There are two related topics I want to raise in this blog. The first is to share that the Facility Management Consultants Council (FMCC) is very busy to organize an informative series of webinars for World FM Day. These will cover a broad range of topics and will be scheduled in time-zones convenient to span the globe from late evening on 12 July to early morning on 14 July.

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#FMAFMCC #WorldFMDay 2016 Recap #Session01 by Teena Shouse & Gay Tuttle Including the Recording/Presentation of the Grand Opening of the virtual FMCC Conference on World FM Day 2016

 Teena Shouse  GayTuttle

Recorded @

  • Auckland:        13.07.2016, 10:00 (10 am) 
  • Houston:          12.07.2016, 17:00 (  5 pm)
  • UTC:                    12.07.2016, 22:00 (10 pm)

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Presenter(s):
Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow , President FM Transitions
Gay Tuttle, CFM, FMCC STAG Chair & Independent Contractor at Samson Resources Company

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#FMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session02 by Geoff Parnell “Technology - Enabler or Disabler”

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Date/Time

  • Sydney:        13.07.2016, 10:00 (10 am)
  • Houston:     12.07.2016, 19:00 (  7 pm)
  • UTC:               13.07.2016, 00:00 (12 am)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3653722593577226243

Presenter(s): Geoff Parnell, Director, A&O Facility Management

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session03 by Paul Doherty “Smart Cites, Technology Innovation & Their Effect on China’s Facilities”

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Paul Doherty

Date/Time
•    Bejing/Perth:     13.07.2016, 10:00 (10am)
•    Houston:             12.07.2016, 21:00 (9pm)
•    UTC:                      13.07.2016, 02:00 (2am)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5553058561816236291
Presenter:
Paul Doherty, President, the digit group inc.

 

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session04 by Rajessh Deb Roy and Shamsher Sindhu "Facility Management Now & What Next: India Perspective 2020"

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 Date/Time

  • Delhi:              13.07.2016, 09:30 (9:30 am)
  • Houston:      13.07.2016, 23:00 (11 pm)
  • UTC:               13.07.2016, 04:00 ( 4 am)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6188973206370994691

Presenters:
Shamsher Sindhu, Executive Vice President, Kotak Infrastructure and Projects, Kotak Mahindra BankMahindra Bank

Rajessh Deb Roy, Director Centillion Technomind

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session05 by Ryan Darnell "Challenging your team during a challenging time"

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Date/Time:
•    Dubai/Abu Dhabi:       13.07.2016, 10:00 (10 am)
•    Houston:                        13.07.2016, 01:00 ( 1 am)
•    UTC:                                 13.07.2016, 06:00 ( 6 am)

Presenter(s):
Ryan Darnell, Executive Director. Khidmah LLC

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4841722917159415043

 

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session06 by Mohamed El Agroudy “Facility Management in the Middle East, Opportunities and Challenges”

Date/Time
• Riyadh/Cairo:          13.07.2016, 10:30 (10:30 am)
• Houston:                   13.07.2016, 02:30 (2:30 am)
• UTC:                            13.07.2016, 07:30 (7:30 am)
Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8999736144315316483

Presenter(s):
Mohamed El Agroudy, Chairman, PhD, CCT, PMP, RMP, TRC, ACIArb, M.ASCE, Misr for Services & Maintenance, MSM

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session07 by Ondrej Strup "Facility Management in the Central and East Europe (CEE), Opportunities and Challenges"

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Date/Time:

  • Prague:                  13.07.2016, 11:00 (11 am)
  • Houston:               13.07.2016, 04:00 ( 4 am)
  • UTC:                        13.07.2016, 09:00 ( 9 am)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3920125464897172227

Presenter(s):
Ondrej Strup, IFMA Fellow; Secretary FMCC; CEO, Hein Consulting CZ; CEO, FM Institute

 

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#FMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session08 FMCC Talks!!!! Have a break... and meet some Presenters, FMCC Board & STAG Members and more

 Ondrej StrupmgrollOlumide_AinaRicardo Crepaldi

Date/Time

  • Frankfurt (Germany):        13.07.2016, 12:30 (12:30 pm)
  • Houston:                                   13.07.2016, 05:30 (  5:30 am)
  • UTC:                                             13.07.2016, 10:30 (10:30 am)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8515386978628866051

Panel:
Ondrej Strup
, IFMA Fellow; Secretary FMCC; CEO, Hein Consulting CZ; CEO, FM Institute
Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President & STAG Liaison
Olumide Aina
, MSc, MBIFM, Group Operations Manager – Filmo Group
Ricardo Crepaldi, Spec., B.Sc., L.Sc.; Sr Int. Facilities & Environmental Consultant; M.Sc. Student; ABES Bauru President; ABRAFAC Advisor
Bill Conley: CFM, SFP, FMP, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow

 

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session09 by Collins Osayamwen & Olumide Aina (Nigeria) “Empowering facility managers to empower your people: Investing in quality FM Education and Training”

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Date/Time:

  • Lagos:             13.07.2016, 13:00 (1pm)
  • Houston:       13.07.2016, 07:00 (7am)
  • UTC:                 13.07.2016, 12:00 (12pm)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5921610461403248899

Presenters:

Collins Osayamwen , MSc, FMP, CFM, CFMJ, Managing Partner – Shelter Care FM Consult
Olumide Aina, MSc, MBIFM, Group Operations Manager – Filmo Group

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session10 by Mike Liddle "Outsourcing or Co-sourcing across borders and getting the best and more from your FM provider"

 Mike-Liddle 

Date/Time
• London:          13.07.2016, 14:30 (2:30 pm)
• Houston:        13.07.2016, 08:30 (8:30 am)
• UTC:                 13.07.2016, 13:30 (1:30 pm)
Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7739701316442507267

Presenter(s):
Mike Liddle, CFM, Senior Partner, Business & Facilities Maidenhead UK

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session11 by Ricardo Crepaldi and Francisco Abrantes “Importance of the facilities governance in the post-crisis"

 Ricardo Crepaldi  Francisco Abrantes

Date/Time

  • São Paulo:           13.07.2016, 12:00 (12 pm)
  • Houston:              13.07.2016, 10:00 (10 am)
  • UTC:                        13.07.2016, 15:00 (3 pm)

Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4566019276983380995

 

Presenter(s):

Ricardo Crepaldi, Spec., B.Sc., L.Sc.; Sr Int. Facilities & Environmental Consultant; M.Sc. Student; ABES Bauru President; ABRAFAC Advisor
Francisco Abrantes, Executive/Managing Director Brazil at POWERTRON GLOBAL INC

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session12 by Stephen Brown “Start with a Spark”

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Stephen Brown

Date/Time
• Cayman Islands:          13.07.2016, 11:30 (11:30am)
• Houston:                         13.07.2016, 11:30 (11:30am)
• UTC:                                  13.07.2016, 16:30 (4:30pm)
Register today @: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3681012472181854211

Presenter:
Stephen Brown, CFM, FMP, SFP, CPE, MBCP, CBCP, REM, CESCO Principal/Consultant FM-adviso, ltd.

 

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session13 by Michel Theriault Pumping Up Your Profession : Selling FM in your Organization

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Date/Time
• Toronto/Washington DC:     13.07.2016, 14:00 (2pm)
• Houston:                                     13.07.2016, 13:00 (1pm)
• UTC:                                              13.07.2016, 18:00 (6pm)
Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2046436704888226563

Presenter(s):
Michel Theriault, LEEDap, RPA, FMP, B.Tech

 

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#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session14 by Mark Sekula, Teena Shouse, Peter Stroup, Darlene Frantz and Richard Fanelli “Learn how to maximize your wins and minimize your losses through your successful FM consultant relationships”

Mark SekulaTeena ShousePeter StroupDarlene-FrantzRichard Fanelli

Date/Time
• Houston:          13.07.2016, 15:00 (3pm)
• UTC:                   13.07.2016, 20:00 (8pm)
Register today @ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5933439007494988803 Presenter(s):
Mark Sekula, FMP, SFP, LEED AP, CFM, IFMA Fellow, President Facility Futures, Inc.
Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Peter Stroup, PE, Director of Facilities Harvard Medical School
Darlene Frantz, CFM, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Exec. Director, Real Estate & Facilities Management ManTech International Corporation
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