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Richmondshire Tech Meetup

18 October 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:00
An opportunity for people working or interested in Development & Programming to socialise and exchange ideas.

Whether you are developing mobile apps, games, software or websites, there will be an opportunity to find out more about technology and what is happening in the local tech community.

You are welcome to arrive from 6:00pm, with the talk/activity starting around 6:30pm.  

The beers and pizzas are on us! (Other drinks/refreshments also available).

October talk details:  

We are delighted to welcome Chris Lees from Serendipity29.  Hear about a different way technology is being used within the workplace.

"Using big data to half the demand for office space"

Summary: The world’s commercial property is worth an estimate US$29 trillion. Commercial real estate is the second largest cost – after people – for most companies. Yet for decades office occupancy has stubbornly remained at between 30% and 50% - potentially leaving nearly US$15 trillion of property unused every day.

In this short talk Chris Lees, a global leader in the field, will explain why this is happening, how technology can help companies understand their people better, and – ultimately – how to provide workplaces that make their people happier, more productive, and at potentially half the cost. He will show how technology can be used to measure people’s behaviour inside buildings – from security badge data, network monitoring, and various wireless indoor positioning techniques – and how innovations in the workplace and improved understanding of productivity are coming together to create new opportunities for employers and employees alike in the coming decade.

A bit more about the Speaker:  Chris was until recently the Global Head of Operational Development at Zurich Insurance Group, which included leading their Real Estate and Workplace Services BI and analytics team. He has now established his own consultancy, and is a real estate technologist who specializes in occupancy analytics and simulation. He has undertaken extensive applied research on the topic with Cambridge University, and been responsible for breaking new ground in the approach and vocabulary used to describe office occupancy. He is a regular speaker at real estate and technology conferences in the US and Europe.


It would be great if you could let us know you are coming via EVENTBRITE, but don't worry if you want to come along at short notice - we can always pop out for more Pizza if needed!

Richmondshire Tech Meetup runs the third Wednesday of the month.  If you can't make this one, check out our future events!

We are always interested to hear from techies who have a talk or tech activity they want to share.  Please get in touch -

Date / Time
18 October 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:00
GMT Daylight Time
Zetland Square Dundas St Richmond DL10 7BP UK