9 August 2022 5.30pm – 8pm Community Virgin Media O2

Overview

The IWFM Home Counties Region would like to invite you to join us for a tour of the ‘Wow factor spaces’ at Virgin Media 02 followed by an opportunity to network with the committee and peers. 
 
With the challenges of the post pandemic world of work, the Virgin Media O2 team are on a mission to get under the skin of their stakeholders in relation to workplace. They are currently on a journey to discover what their staff need from the workplace, how they capture that data and create actionable insights from it.  

Attendees will be taken on a tour of the modern office set up for hybrid working, meet the service delivery team and hear from the Home Counties committee about our exciting plans. You’ll find out what ‘Wow factor spaces’ are, how they are delivered by the onsite services teams and how Virgin Media O2 attracts people to their Reading office when hybrid working is all the rage.  

Agenda

5.30pm            - Arrival at the atrium for networking and nibbles

6pm                 - Welcome and introduction by Rodney Hogg

6.05pm            - Talks by the IWFM Home Counties Chair, Will Easton, Liam Porter and Chris Moriarty

6.55pm            - Tours (three areas, 20 minutes each in three groups)

8pm                 - Return to the atrium for more networking

Free parking is available on site.

Speakers

Will Easton

U.K. Facilities Experience Manager, Virgin Media O2.

Will Easton is a Workplace specialist focussed on change, transformation and innovation in the Workplace and FM industry, and currently is the U.K. Facilities Experience Manager for Virgin Media O2.  

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Will has worked across multiple industries and sectors, and has built up a strong reputation for being a disruptor for good. This portfolio of work has included Burberry, Mitie, NHS, Lloyds Banking Group and Emcor, as well working with a variety of SME businesses as an independent consultant.  

He is also an alumnus of Sheffield Hallam University, where he completed a BA (Hons) in Facilities Management.  

Rodney Hogg

Property Director, Virgin Media O2

Rodney Hogg is a Corporate Real Estate professional working for Virgin Media O2 as Property Director, having accountability for CRE, Facilities Management, Fleet and Energy. He has over 25 years of experience working in the Property and Facilities Management industry, including executive management positions at Vodafone and the BBC. Rodney holds a Master’s degree in Facilities Management from Sheffield-Hallam University, is a Fellow member of RICS and a Certified member of IWFM.

Chris Moriarty

Workplace Commentator

Chris is co-host of the Workplace Geeks podcast and co-founder of workplace experience analytics tool, Audiem.

A globally respected workplace commentator, Chris, has worked alongside some of the largest organisations in the world for almost a decade understanding how they support employee performance. In his last role, as Director of Insight at the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management his team have led a series of high-profile research projects mapping the evolution of corporate workplaces and their connection to culture and technology. He believes passionately that there is a better way of supporting work than the model we currently have.

Often asked for his insights on the topic Chris has delivered keynote talks to audiences around the world and is a regular commentator in the media having appeared on BBC News, Sky, The One Show, Radio 5 Live, The Times and the Guardian.

Liam Porter

Head of Facilities Management, Virgin Media O2

Liam Porter is a Workplace and Facilities professional, with experience of leading large teams to re-imagine the way individuals think and deliver services and is currently the Head of Facilities Management at Virgin Media O2. Over the last 3 and half years he has not only designed and led a new service provision being created but also played an integral part in the merging of Virgin Media and O2 from a Property and Facilities perspective.

Prior to Virgin Media, Liam worked in the defence sector, where he held a number of roles across complex environments, being responsible for the facilities provision across offices, labs, test centres and even a large active airfield.

Liam firmly believes that people underpin everything, with people being the foundation for his principles of people, delivery and safety!

In his spare time Liam co-hosts a relatively new podcast called Bricks and Mortar, focusing on their stories around life and being guys in their 30’s.