Imdaad Workshop Series 2019

Sep 16, 2019 7:14:11 PM

Imdaad Workshop Series

Imdaad’s Workshop Series at FM Expo are sessions and panel discussions on the latest trends and challenges in the FM industry. Imdaad is the Strategic Content Partner for FM Expo 2019.

DAY 1 – 17th SEPTEMBER 2019


12pm - Technology at Imdaad

Speaker: Naganandh Lakshmanan, Director FMS, Imdaad

  • Discussing various technological implementations for various clients of Imdaad
  • Tracking and live dashboards for banking clients
  • Energy and data analytics implementation
  • Imdaad’s cost effective implementation for remote chiller monitoring


1pm - Sustainable Facility Management Operations

Speakers: Eng. Subramanian Mookkaiah, Senior Manager-Facilities, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Eng. Ameer Ahmed Manyar, Senior Associate Manager-Agriculture Engineering, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

  • Challenges faced in the implementation of Integrated Building Management System
  • Benefits of Integrated Building Management Systems
  • Use of Big Data and Analytics in the field of Integrated Building Management system and achieve the benefits in Energy Management, Operational cost reduction


2pm - Mind the Gap

Speaker: Craig Garrett BSc, IEng, MIED, Digital Advancement Academy Manager, Bentley Systems

  • The current construction industry has many divisions and silos, but there is still a huge void that exists between the two main halves that are “Design and Build” and “Operate and Maintain”.
  • While this is not an easy issue to resolve, without doubt its in the interests of clients and especially owner/operators to resolve this and reap the many facilities management related benefits over the 30 plus years of asset operation.
  • Understand why we are where we are
  • What can everyone do to change things for the better?
  • What if the gap can’t be filled?


3pm - Strategic Cost Modelling

Speaker: Martin Gregory, International Director Head of Facilities Management, Drees & Sommer

  • The value of early engagement of operational consultancy
  • Key drivers in cost and apportionment
  • Legal structures and transparency


4pm - Panel Discussion: The GCC Workplace and the FM market: Trends, Opportunities and Solutions?

Moderator: David Carey, CEO and Founder, MET Consulting - Speakers: Fahad Mohamed, Director of Facilities Management, Deyaar Owners Association Management LLC - Janet McAvinnie, Director - Real Estate Services, Mastercard - Sara Momtaz, Strategic Committee Member, MEFMA - Kulvinder Singh, Director of Facilities Management, New York University Abu Dhabi

  • A key challenge for FM professionals is to understand the organisation’s long-term ambition and be able to respond to and enable this change. How can we anticipate these changes and influence the solutions?
  • This panel of customers, providers and consultants will look at trends in organisational FM requirements, highlight some of the key developments influencing FM solutions and provide insight on how FM professionals can take a leading role in enabling organisations to achieve their long-term goals.


DAY 2 – 18th SEPTEMBER 2019


12pm - FM Industry Market Pulse

Speaker: Ali Al Suwaidi, Board Member of MEFMA and GFMA


1pm - The Importance of a Common Data Environment for Facilities Management

Speaker: Carolina Fong, Digital Engineering Manager, Accienta

  • Keeping information integrity from design and construction to FM.
  • Collaborative environment beyond construction.
  • Data/Information use during the FM stage of a project.


2pm - Safety Risks in Facility Management 

Speaker: Dr. Wim Raath, Head of Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE), Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), Dubai South

  • Managing Safely – Key Challenges for Facility Managers
  • Identify Hazards to “Keep Workers Safe”
  • Safety Through the Empowerment of People (S.T.E.P)


3pm - Intelligent Efficiency at Work: A Case Study

Speaker: Firas Obeido, Chief Technology Officer, Smart Automation Energy (SmartAE)

  • Real time and historical energy monitoring
  • Building Operation Optimization
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • IOT & Facility Management


4pm - Panel Discussion: The Future of IOT in Soft Services – Smart Facilities

Moderator: Benjamin Wessendorf, Business Head, Isnaad - Speakers: Andrea Deutschbein, Director FM – SFM, Emaar Facilities Management - Martin Victor Alva, Director of Digital Transformation, RazrCorp


DAY 3 – 19 SEPTEMBER 2019


12pm - Smart Districts Insights: How to Convert your District and Facilities Data into Actionable Insights

Speaker: Anwer Kotob, Director of Smart Cities Practice, NXN


1pm - World's Best Practices in Innovation - Dubai Customs

Speaker: Hussain Al Fardan, Head of Innovation Centre, Strategy & Corporate Excellence, Dubai Customs

  • What’s our main goal in the innovation ecosystem?
  • How can we help other government organizations worldwide using our Unique Innovation Model?


2pm - ISO 41001 for Facilities Management

Speaker: Karen Green, EMEA Head of Product Management and Development, British Standards Institute (BSI)

  • Key requirements of the standard
  • Comparing the standard with other management system standards
  • What BSI can offer for assessment and training to this standard?