Keynote Speakers

George Westerman
Senior Lecturer,
MIT Sloan School of Management
George Westerman

Dr. Westerman’s work bridges the fields of executive leadership and technology strategy, helping employers, educators and industry groups rethink the process of workforce learning around the world. During more than 20 years with MIT Sloan School of Management, he has written three award-winning books, including “Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation.” As a pioneering researcher on digital transformation, 
Dr. Westerman has published research in top journals and worked with senior executive teams in nearly every major sector of the economy. 
He earned his Doctorate from Harvard Business School and is co-chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards, a member of the Digital Strategy Roundtable for the U.S. Library of Congress and learning strategy advisor to the World Health Organization Academy.

Plenary Session

Day 2: Thursday, September 28
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Preparing for the Next Era of Digital
Transformation in Facility Management

Every area of facility management, and every stage of the facility life cycle, has opportunities to improve through technology. But innovating requires people who understand today’s situation and are ready to find a better way. This session will help you become one of those innovators. Dr. George Westerman will examine what digital technologies like machine learning, Internet of Things, augmented reality and autonomous devices are making possible in a variety of industries. Hear what it takes to turn digital ideas into real transformation. Frameworks and examples are drawn from more than a dozen years of research with hundreds of organizations that can help you gain the mindset and confidence to change your business for the better.

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