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Manifest Density - Episode 45 - Erika Pärn - Bringing buildings to life

Manifest Density - Episode 45 - Erika Pärn - Bringing buildings to life

November 22, 2021

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Bringing buildings to life

Cambridge researcher Erika Pärn on using IoT data to bring efficiencies and sustainability to older infrastructure.

Dr. Erika A. Pärn [PhD, BSc (Hons), PgCE, PgCR] is a Research Associate at University of Cambridge supporting the IfM and CDBB. Previously whilst working in industry, she led multiple research project technical deliverables for the EU commission such as the two H2020 initiatives: GreenInstruct (Home - Green INSTRUCT) and BIMERR (Home) and a UKRI project SeismPrecast (http://seismprecast.eu/). Her PhD has evaluated the use of BIM and cloud-based technologies to streamline facilities management into the as-built BIM via three case studies at Birmingham City University. During her time in academia as lecturer at Birmingham City University, she taught undergraduate and postgraduate students of built environment school and accrued research experience. This saw successful winning of a KTP research grant to help automate and digitize manufacturing with BIM. To date, E.A. Pärn has published her research in several peer-reviewed academic journals and has been a keynote speaker at several preeminent industrial and conference events. Erika’s own research interests focus predominantly upon the multi-disciplinary area of ‘digital built environment and smart city developments’ but she remains actively involved in other broader ‘construction and civil engineering management’ topics whilst working with international colleagues. Research investigations have thus far included: BIM and FM integration; design development automation; clash detection; laser-scanning; engineering design; construction management in developing countries; built environment cyber-security; and networked and sensor-based BIM integration. Prior to her career in academia, she gained professional qualifications and first-hand industrial experience whilst being employed by several architectural practices and working on a range of commercial, residential and logistics projects as an Architectural Technologist.

Google Scholar: Erika Pärn

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erika_Paern

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-erika-parn-b6415854/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikaparn

Manifest Density - Episode 44 - Phyllis Horner - The new office environment

Manifest Density - Episode 44 - Phyllis Horner - The new office environment

November 4, 2021

 

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The new office environment
Phyllis Horner on optimizing spaces to reassure returning staff.

Manifest Density - Episode 43 - Charles Sennott - COVID in the grassroots

Manifest Density - Episode 43 - Charles Sennott - COVID in the grassroots

November 1, 2021

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Charles Sennott, founding editor of Report for America, on the ravages of COVID in America's small communities, often overlooked by big media.

Charles Sennott is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The GroundTruth Project. He is an award-winning correspondent, best-selling author and editor with 30 years of experience in international, national and local journalism. A leading social entrepreneur in new media, Sennott started GroundTruth in 2014 and in 2017 launched the non-profit organization's new, local reporting initiative, Report for America.

Reporting on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in at least 20 countries, including the post 9-11 conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and the 2011 Arab Spring, Sennott began his career in local news covering cops, courts and municipal government. Sennott’s deep experience in reporting led him to dedicate himself to supporting and training the next generation of journalists to tell the most important stories of our time. Sennott is also the co-founder of GlobalPost, an acclaimed international news website.

Previously, Sennott worked for many years as a reporter at the New York Daily News and then the Boston Globe, where he became Bureau Chief for the Middle East and Europe, and a leader of the paper's international coverage from 1997 to 2005. Sennott has also served as a correspondent for PBS FRONTLINE and the PBS NewsHour. He has contributed news analysis to the BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC and others.

He is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In 2016, Sennott was accepted into the DRK portfolio of leading social entrepreneurs who can make a difference. He is also a blindly loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Manifest Density - Episode 42 - Logan Nagel - Up The Organization

Manifest Density - Episode 42 - Logan Nagel - Up The Organization

October 18, 2021

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Logan Nagel explores the intersection of real estate investment, technology and geography as a data-driven storyteller, innovation expert, and strategist. Logan joins Manifest Density this week to discuss a new white paper co-written with our host, Michael Moran: The Future of Commercial Facility Management. The role is both more important and different after COVID-19, and we dig into the reasons and implications. 

As Logan puts it, "I am currently Associate Publisher and Head of Research for Propmodo, the leading real estate innovation publication.

Right now I am focusing on several areas: productivity and efficiency for CRE professionals and designers, wellness & ESG, and sustainable development across multiple scales.

Previously, I led research initiatives for The Wildcat Group, an apartment redeveloper, and was the junior member of Tucson, Arizona's top <100-unit apartment sales team with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR. I also worked with Tandem, a Chicago-based mixed-use apartment developer. Before that I was with J.P. Morgan as a Multi-Family Investment Analyst focusing on LIHTC investments of up to ~$52 million around the country."

Manifest Density - Episode 41 - Angela Mancini - The pandemic‘s tangled supply chains

Manifest Density - Episode 41 - Angela Mancini - The pandemic‘s tangled supply chains

October 4, 2021

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Angela Sapp Mancini, a Singapore-based partner at Control Risks and an expert in Southeast Asia, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asian nations eager to displace China in global supply chains. 

Manifest Density - Episode 40 - Vincent Subilia - COVID and European Business

Manifest Density - Episode 40 - Vincent Subilia - COVID and European Business

September 28, 2021

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Vincent Subilia, Director General of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, discusses the effect of COVID on European business and describes how Microshare data solutions have transformed the operations of his Swiss headquarters office. 

Manifest Density - Episode 39 - Adam Tooze - Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World Economy

Manifest Density - Episode 39 - Adam Tooze - Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World Economy

September 20, 2021

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Author and Columbia University economist Adam Tooze talks to us about his bestselling new book, Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy. Read The Economist's review here

Manifest Density - Episode 38 - James O‘Sullivan - Can Business Build Back Better

Manifest Density - Episode 38 - James O‘Sullivan - Can Business Build Back Better

September 13, 2021

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James O'Sullivan, who leads consulting at Project One in London, talks about how business can jump the shark and emerge from the pandemic stronger, greener and more efficient. 

James specializes in leading large-scale complex transformation programs, across a diverse assignment base. In recent years, this has included high profile challenges like London Congestion Charging, Lloyds / HBoS Integration & Simplification, NAB Private Banking propositions & customer migration, call & contact centre outsources and operations. 

During the pandemic, he helped major clients manage the lockdown period and more recently has developed a reopening concept based on the idea of building back better. "As we start to remobilize the next wave of business transformation programs. It talks to how we have entered the phase of the perfect change storm, which I think of as the intersection of a venn diagram between COVID / Cost Management / Build back Better / Climate (Net Zero Carbon)."

Manifest Density - Episode 37 - Richard Fenning Business Risk

Manifest Density - Episode 37 - Richard Fenning Business Risk

August 25, 2021

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Richard Fenning, author and former CEO of Control Risks, rates the reaction of the world's leading businesses to COVID-19's challenges. 

 

Richard Fenning acts as a sounding board and adviser to senior leaders managing their organizations through complex issues or planning their own professional futures.

Richard spent 32 years in professional services, principally with the risk consulting firm, Control Risks. He was Global CEO for 14 years until 2019, leading the firm through a period of significant international expansion and an innovative management buy-out in 2016.

Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States and has advised numerous global corporations on the impact of geopolitical uncertainty and high-stakes problem solving, often in volatile parts of the world. He is also a non-executive director of infrastructure consultancy, Steer Group.

He is the author of “What On Earth Can Go Wrong” https://www.amazon.com/What-Earth-Can-Go-Wrong/dp/1785632248.  His account of nearly three decades in the risk and intelligence world, that has much to say about leadership, risk and volatility in a hard to predict world.

 

Manifest Density - Episode 36 - Stephen Dalziel on Russia and pandemic

Manifest Density - Episode 36 - Stephen Dalziel on Russia and pandemic

August 10, 2021

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Stephen Dalziel, author and broadcaster, is among the UK's premier Russia specialists. He spent nearly two decades as the BBC's Soviet and then Russian affairs analyst, interviewing leading figures including  Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Eduard Shevardnadze. Fluent in Russian and a frequent visitor, he is a past executive director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and currently advises businesses on Russia and consults on media training. 

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