Energy and Power Management

Power Couples: Making the Most of the FM-IT Relationship


"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford Tuesday’s general session at Critical Facilities Summit underscores the need for a unified approach between FM and IT teams. This panel offers their take on how—and why—using a power couple approach to critical facility management ensures all sides are informed, engaged and and moving initiatives forward. Get insights into best practices for an FM-IT partnership on everything from analytics to stakeholder communications to capacity to safety and security in always-on buildings. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand typical disputes between FM and IT teams caused by conflicting priorities, differing organizational cultures and divided budgets 2. Explore the role of technology in increasing cross-team collaboration 3. Identify the qualities that define an FM-IT power-couple dynamic 4. Discuss how FM and IT teams can work together to boost energy efficiency, regulation compliance and data security

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