MIT, The Boston Consulting Group, Illumina, and More Think Big at ARCHIBUS Nexus 2018.
In the second week of April, the ARCHIBUS community gathered at ARCHIBUS Nexus 2018, in Boston, to think forward and make a difference.
Attendees had a front row seat to the ideas and trends shaping the future, and we were delighted at this chance to see all the amazing ways that organizations are using technology to connect their offices, real estate, and facilities to their goals – how technology is able to make each place an extension of the mission it serves.
Presentations covered a breadth of innovations too numerous to summarize, and it’s impossible to recount the connections and “collisions” that are so key to what makes Nexus special, but we would be remiss if we didn’t pause to reflect on what was an exceptional gathering.
Here is a small peek at what we experienced in Boston last week.
CEO Wise Cho
ARCHIBUS CEO Wise Cho welcomed this year’s attendees and speakers with a message on what it means to think forward and make a difference in this Digital Age of Collaboration™.
Grant Freeland Made Us Rethink the Way We Work
In just a half hour, The Boston Consulting Group’s Grant Freeland showed us why innovative working means more than a couple of foosball tables in the breakroom – it’s about letting daylight into the chain of command — being a real team. Grant also served up an eye-opening lesson on talent from Boston’s own New England Patriots (that’s the very successful local team for those who don’t follow American football).
Illumina Lights Up the Room
By the end of Jenny Durbin’s presentation on how Illumina transformed their office with a task-oriented space strategy dubbed Work Anywhere, everybody in the room wanted to work for the visionary biotech company — or at least visit their office. The Illumina space plan is a model for everything that a working environment can and should be, and we expect that many will follow in its footsteps.
MIT Shows Why Sustainability is More than Different Colored Trash Bins
Nobody expects MIT to think small, but Julie Newman showed us what big thinking really is by demonstrating how MIT is becoming a living laboratory for global sustainability. We had a fascinating one-on-one chat with Julie that is something to stay posted for, here on the blog (so much amazing content for us to sort through)!
Putrajaya Proves Intelligent Campuses Are Here, and They’re Awesome
When Putrajaya Holdings walked off the stage, you knew something special had just happened. The use of BIM on the giant parcel of land that houses the Parcel F Campus was truly inspirational, and resonated with any team employing BIM on a large scale.
Steve Takes Turns with His Team to Outline the Future of ARCHIBUS
For those who missed our CTO Steve’s awesome presentation, you’ll have to wait to find out what’s next for ARCHIBUS technology.
Tom Mitchell Digs into the Talent Gap
IFMA Fellow Tom Mitchell knows Facilities Management like the back of his hand, and he got personal with the audience to make the case for why it’s critical that our community impart its experience to the next generation.
Nexus Attendees Level Up Their Skills
The dozens of University Sessions at Nexus are a big reason why everyone leaves Nexus better at their jobs than when they arrived. From pre-Nexus training, to presentations breaking down the technical challenges to achieving organization-wide results, our team was in rare form. Hats off to our all-star staff (that’s Sean pictured below).
The Next Generation Tackles the Challenges of Boston’s Subway
On Sunday, officials from the Boston MBTA joined Nexus to judge a competition on revamping how the “T” (that’s what we call our subway here in Boston) maintains aging infrastructure. The competing teams featured bright young students from Northeastern, Bryant, and Bentley Universities.
The ARCHIBUS Network Connects
The global ARCHIBUS community of providers gathered at BP Connect to combine perspectives on how ARCHIBUS technology will transform the industry in the decade ahead.
ARCHIBUS Nexus Spills into Boston
This year, Nexus took full advantage of its host city of Boston. The Mobile App City Walk guided attendees through Boston’s historic neighborhoods, and the Facilities Tour exposed Nexus Attendees to the innovative campuses of MIT and Partner’s Healthcare (special thanks to both!).
Too Many Concurrent Sessions to Name!
The breakout sessions were really too numerous and unique to recount (we’d feel guilty leaving anyone out)! We’ll have some great interviews from these sessions out soon, but if you want to dive deeper into the content of Nexus conference sessions, you’ll have to join us at the conference next year and see for yourself.