Can We Talk? What FM Team Should Know About IT (and Vice Versa)

Conflict continues to persist between IT and FM departments, and it goes both ways: IT teams don't loop FM teams into their plans, and FM doesn't include IT in theirs. This panel features representatives from both departments in a discussion about what each side should know about the other, and how they can better collaborate on everything from new equipment installations, changes in capacity, the transition to cloud or colo, equipment maintenance, scheduled (and unscheduled) downtime, and energy efficiency initiatives.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand typical conflicts between FM and IT teams including conflicting priorities, differing organizational cultures and divided budgets
2. Explore the role of new/emerging technolgies on approaches to data center design and management
3. Review examples of successful FM-IT collaboration
4. Learn how FM and IT teams can work together on common issues such as energy efficiency, regulations and data security


Start Time: 10/25/2017 8:30:00 AM
End Time: 10/25/2017 9:45:00 AM

Presented by:

Steve Smith, CFM, CFMJ, MFE
Director of Physical IT Network
Arvest Bank Operations

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Steven Hawley
Data Center Manager
Medical College of Wisconsin

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Jeff Gilmer
Senior Partner
Excipio Consulting

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Edward Sullivan
Building Operating Management Magazine

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Room Number: G

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1