Friday, 19 February 2016

Oxford Spires

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It's the time again for Social Housing IT professionals and everyone looking to manage change and improvement, in the sector to decamp to everyone's favourite English University town. Yes, Oxford and specifically this years' Housing Technology conference.

It's at the Oxford Belfry, near Thame, over two days March for the Housing Technology 2016 Conference.
We all know how squeezed we all are in the sector, new challenges ahead and this is an opportunity to see how others are working to get it right. Here are some of the gems that I picked out, that I will particularly be looking out for:
  • Accent Group: Tenant engagement across 19,000 homes with a single service centre
  • Adullam Homes: Mobile working in a rural portfolio
  • Catalyst Housing: Securing your organisation
  • Circle: Driving value from relationships with your IT suppliers (a theme I like!)
  • Havebury Housing: How to compile your asset register
  • North Hertfordshire Homes: What does channel shift look like?
  • Seren Group (Reach): IT supporting our care and support services
  • Wakefield & District Housing: The secret to a true enterprise wide mobile workforce
  • Your Homes Newcastle: Taking dynamic scheduling beyond responsive repairs
As can be seen, I personally favour client experience over supplier claims, as anyone knows 'all is perfect' in 'supplier demo land'. It's great to learn from the insight generated from making something work in situ. You might well spot me in some of these sessions.

A number of my contacts, blog readers and twitter followers, have already let me know that they are going for one or both days. If you are intending to be there, and fancy chewing the fat, or exchanging some war stories with me, get in touch!  

There's still a week or so to sign up at  , take the opportunity to get along  and apply some of these ideas in your own organisations. I promise you, it will be worthwhile. See you there!

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