2.00 PM – 2.45 PM

Mega Trend 3 - Technology

45 mins, Afternoon session

A decade ago, it was estimated that half of all the activities people are paid to do will automated by adapting currently demonstrated technology. In 2018 IWFM published a report which highlighted a worrying lack of awareness around emerging technology and its potential impact on the workplace and facilities management profession; the overriding sentiment being that a digital facelift is more likely than any form of significant disruption. This runs counter to common convention as for centuries advancing technology has uprooted industries, created new ones and displaced labour. With machine learning dubbed the most important general purpose technology of our time, how do we future proof the profession to ride the data wave?

Dave Coplin


Author, Alchemist, Catalyst, Founder and CEO, The Envisioners. Dave helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers to a modern, digital society. He doesn’t focus on the technology itself. But on the humans who use it.

Dave’s thorough approach to tailoring his presentations is reflected in the excellent feedback.

He is invited to speak worldwide for wide range of companies, including in law, finance, banks, engineering, construction, schools and universities, food and drink, tech, and many more.

Dave has a tell-it-as-he-sees-it style, and a light-hearted approach.

He inspires, enthuses and entertains. He helps his audiences to think differently and creatively.

His mission is to make people see how technology can help them work smarter, not harder.