What is TECH@Housing?
Launching at this year’s Housing 2018, TECH@Housing is a brand new event where visitors and industry leaders can discover the latest innovative business transformation and future proofing technologies.
>In a recent survey we spoke to 200 senior leaders at housing providers and the results were astounding:
95% say IT systems are the priority at their organisation
Future IT investment is set to be c. £4m
100% of respondents say IT systems are pivotal to driving efficiencies moving forward
… Plus, according to PwC, the ‘Connected Home’ and Internet of Things market is estimated to be worth £4.5 billion in the UK by 2020 and some $150 billion worldwide.
What can you expect?
Taking place over three days there will be two theatres providing excellent content, a pow-wow area bringing tech suppliers together with their clients, drinks receptions and expert speakers.
Our sector is on a journey and Tech@Housing will ensure the innovation revolution has a firm date in the calendar every year at the leading event in housing.
We've done our research...
We recently held our first TECH@Housing advisory panel that brought together over 20 senior leaders from housing providers and the commercial sector. Over two hours of engaging debate and discussion key themes that emerged included:
Tech@Housing will examine innovative technology and practices adopted by players in the sector to positively change how their organisations are run and how to serve their tenants. We will also discuss what emerging technology is set to disrupt the sector in the near future.
Gauging how service capability can be drastically improved through the adoption of multichannel communications, smart home applications and data monitoring. We will also be exploring customer sentiment and uptake of tech enabled services.
Analysing how smart homes can improve efficiencies for housing associations, and also support the wellbeing and independence of tenants.
Examining how to utilise data. The implementation of GDPR is serving as a catalyst for housing associations to review their data. Combined with advances in machine learning and sensors in homes, there is an excellent opportunity for housing associations to build data plans which improve their service capability.
Attending organisations included:
2-degrees | 3C Consultants | Accent Group | Anchor | Capita | D Wilde Consulting | Devonshires | Gartner | HACT | Homes England | Hitachi Solutions | IBI Group | IBM | Midland Heart | Northgate Public Services | Optivo | Plymouth Community Homes | PowerObjects | Silk Road Marketing | Stonewater | Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Why is innovating through embracing new technology so important? We asked housing leaders and suppliers for their thoughts…