9 episodes

Join Smart buildings Lead, Kevin Brownell, Senior Consultant, Dan Watson, Public Sector Lead, Mark Perrett and Jess, the Northerner, as they get nerdy over tech. The team dive into the latest in the world of People, Technology and Space along with industry experts and special guests, bringing you everything from strategic guidance and practical advice to the visionary and veritably outrageous.

The PTS Podcast: People, Technology and Space PTS

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Join Smart buildings Lead, Kevin Brownell, Senior Consultant, Dan Watson, Public Sector Lead, Mark Perrett and Jess, the Northerner, as they get nerdy over tech. The team dive into the latest in the world of People, Technology and Space along with industry experts and special guests, bringing you everything from strategic guidance and practical advice to the visionary and veritably outrageous.

    The Hipsters Will Survive

    The Hipsters Will Survive

    Storm Ciara, ISE, Smart Buildings.The first episode of the PTS Podcast takes us back to a time pre-lockdown, to ISE in Amsterdam where Kevin Brownell presented at the Smart Buildings Conference. Dan, Kevin, Mark and Jess discuss the highlights from the events.

    • 37 min
    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

    By 2025, there are expected to be more than 64 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide.With IoT and sensors comes huge amounts of data and information, but how do we best interpret and utilise that data to make the right decisions?In this episode, the team are joined by Nathan Glotfelty, Director of Workplace Subscription Services for Hermann Miller, who shares the latest expertise in utilising data to make decisions that impact workplace design, employee experience and investment in Real Estate.

    • 49 min
    Moving from Disaster Recovery to Business Continuity 

    Moving from Disaster Recovery to Business Continuity 

    Connectivity is of key importance now more than ever. The last few months has seen demand on network and bandwidth dramatically increase and we are seeing a seismic shift in the perceived importance of robust digital infrastructure. In such a complex world of data, hosting options, and ever evolving requirements, it can be a maze of information to navigate. A good Data Centre strategy is therefore paramount. In this podcast, the team are joined by Data Centre experts Mike Dorfler, Steve Bowes-Phipps, Kevin George, John Careford and Ken Taylor, in a virtual round table session. They discuss, planning for increased demand with best practices in digital infrastructure, and moving from a Disaster Recovery model to one focused on Business Continuity.

    • 53 min
    100% Happiness

    100% Happiness

    Our workplaces will need to work hard to be truly relevant post COVID-19.How does your workplace make you and your staff feel? Are there compelling enough reasons to use the spaces? Do your existing collaboration tools add sufficient value to face-to-face interactions?In this episode, we speak to Tomás Mac Eoin, CEO of Hereworks, Ireland’s top smart building and Audio-Visual solutions provider, about how our workspace can deliver better productivity and wellbeing, and should be measured against a host of other metrics to ensure they are relevant, especially in a post COVID-19 world.

    • 36 min
    Tec Man

    Tec Man

    The ‘new normal’ is a term used increasingly often, but what exactly does that look like? With an immediate shift in focus from crowded floorplans and hot desking to alternative ways of working, it’s fair to say that workplace design finds itself in a state of flux. How do we create spaces that are safe to work in and that still meet our requirements? In this episode, we’re joined by Pete Coman, PTS Director and ‘Tec Man’, to discuss where technology can help us to shift from ‘touch’ focused interactions to enabling contactless, frictionless experiences. Pete and the team debate where technology should be implemented to serve within this new norm, including ‘personal bubbles’ and a technological walkthrough of the office experience of today.

    • 46 min
    HE & Covid-19: The New Normal

    HE & Covid-19: The New Normal

    Over the last few months, there has been significant and substantial change across the Higher Education sector. With student intake likely to drop for the coming year and no guarantees on the financial support they’ll be receiving, there is currently enormous uncertainty for institutions across the country.What practices and strategies can institutions adopt to create opportunities for growth from the myriad challenges they are facing? How can universities manage the same footprint with considerably less funding? What are the absolute must-do items for our universities in the immediate short term to lay the foundations for a brighter future? Kevin and Dan turn to their co-host and PTS Public Sector Lead, Mark Perrett, for his views on how universities can utilise technology innovation and strategic planning to adapt to the changes and even flourish next Academic Year. We bring technology into the picture for universities looking to switch to online learning today and debate its application for improved safety and more practical courses and learning in the future.

    • 33 min

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