Webinar review: “FMCC Town Hall Meeting January 2015 by FMCC Board and STAG”

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Presentation Slides:

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Slides will be available soon in the members area on the FMCC website


 John Ringness, SFP, MRICS, President FMCC & President NEXT FMS (Canada)
 Val Moraes, CFM, MBA, President Elect FMCC, Global Liaison South Asia FMCC & Director GregMore Group (New Zealand)
 Markus Groll, Architect, Secretary + STAG Chair FMCC, CEO isar1 ag (Germany)
 Shamo Mikayilov, Social Media Lead and Webinar Administration FMCC, Junior Consultant isar1 ag (Azerbaijan/Germany)
 Daniel Goldsmith, DBA, Scholarship Program Lead FMCC & Principal, Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC (USA)
 Kit Tuveson, CFM, IFMA Fellow, Consultants Tips Lead FMCC & Vice President of Business Development for Visual Mobile Technologies (USA)
 David Reynolds, CFM,FMP, Podcast Lead FMCC & Facility Management Consultant FM-CONSULT-CREATE (USA)

FMCC Board and STAG has started after the WW 2014 several initiatives in order to bring value to the members and to reach the vision “… to be the resource and voice for Facility Management Consultants worldwide to leverage our collective expertise to benefit IFMA members and the Facility Management profession”. Some of these initiatives are: – The STAG team is growing
– 20 webinar have been scheduled already
– Podcasts, white papers, white books will be published soon
– FMCC members are working on FMJ articles as “Ask the Experts”, on “Consultant Tips” and on establishing the FMCC blog as a platform for members
– FMCC is more present on Social Media as on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc. which can be used by members as exchange of knowledge
– Networking and project groups will be established and active from January 2015 onwards
– An FMCC App and the revision of the “Worldwide FM Consultants Directory” is in progress
– World FM Day 2015 will be an event for the entire FMCC and IFMA community This webinars will give you a brief overview of all activities and the chance to design our further strategy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Get an overview about events and activities by FMCC Board and STAG
2. Learn more about new STAG members and their business field within FMCC
3. Discuss future initiatives by FMCC Board and STAG
4. Get a clear picture where your place in FMCC could be in the future


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Presenter(s) Biography:

John Ringness

John Ringness, SFP, MRICS


John Ringness is the President & CEO of NEXT Facility Management Solutions, an international consulting practice, and a global FM Conference speaker. For the past 30 years John has held various leadership positions for multinational companies such as Marriott Corporation, Sodexho, Lavasa, Kohinoor Group, Acadia University, Partners in Health. NEXT Facility Management Solutions is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

John is a professional member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a member of IFMA’s FM Consultants Council, serving as its President. John is a lifelong learner, having completed the Facility Management program at the University of Toronto, the Sustainability Facilities Professional designation with International Facility Management Association, a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and completed a number of other educational programs. IFMA utilizes John as a Subject Matter Expert in the development of their educational FM Essentials program, a former member of the Indian Green Building Council, and Founding President IFMA Mumbai Chapter. He also serves as the Global Liaison – India, IFMA’s FMCC, a member of IFMA’s global Sustainability Action Group, and writes for a number of Indian Trade journals.


Markus Groll Architect ByAK & CEO at isar1 AG,
Founding Partner at GFMA and Co-founder of CIC Community

Markus Groll, a registered architect, has been in the commercial design profession since 1988. As the founder and manager of companies in Germany, Jordan and the UAE, he has acquired a wealth of experience in architecture, construction and facilities management over the past 25+ years specializing in project planning and management in accordance with industry specific best practice standards.

Working with major clients in a consultancy capacity, he has provided advice and expertise on all aspects of building construction and maintenance. Due to his IT affinity Markus has been also working with clients and companies to lead the implementation and configuration of CAD, BIM, CAFM, IWMS, IMMS and CMMS software applications.

In 1999, he has established the IFMA Regional Chapter “Inn-Salzach” with the primary focus on informing about IFMA and facilities management best practice whilst securing new members for the IFMA. Markus was also the co-author of the German IFMA Planning & Project Management course and has been teaching that course for IFMA since 1998.

Markus has been active in FMCC as
– STAG chair at the FMCC STAG 2013 – 2015
FMCC Board Member as Secretary: July 2014 – June 2015
FMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President: from July 2015 onwards

Markus Groll is a founding partner in the multi-disciplinary GFMAGlobal Facility Management Alliance. This consortium of FM consultants facilitates broader strategic support for larger clients and projects of greater complexity.

He is also a Co-founder of CIC Community, a platform to provide consultancy services on document control & collaboration.

 Shamo Mikayilov
Shamo Mikayilov, is actually student at the University Potsdam for the Master Degree in “Business Informatics and Electronic Government”. Previously, completed his bachelor degree in Azerbaijan in “Management and Informatics” and studied also at the Humboldt University of Berlin in “Business Administration”. During studying at the Humboldt University of Berlin he did an internship in German Parliament in the office of Vice President. He worked more than 2 years in one of the biggest construction company in Baku as CAFM Operation Specialist, coordinating as assistant of the CAFM Manager operational FM teams as e.g. Service Desk, Dispatchers and the MEP supervisors at preventive and reactive maintenance works. Moreover he was responsible for the data survey of all assets, plants and spaces for the FM department in order to drive Maintenance Management, Lease Management, Meter Management, Contract Management etc. Parallel to his study he is working as a junior consultant at isar1 AG. Since 2014 is he member of IFMA and active in IFMA STAG as the Social Media Lead. Shamo is speaking fluently Azeri, Turkish, English, German and Russian. Shamo is the first candidate of FMCC’s students mentorship program and also point of contact for students interested in joining FMCC

Daniel Goldsmith, DBA Principal, Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC

Daniel Goldsmith

Daniel Goldsmith is the principal of Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC, a consultancy specializing in Management and Facility Management.

Daniel holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Argosy University, and his earlier degrees are an MBA from Strayer University and bachelor degree in Business from the University of West Florida.

 Daniel enjoys the privilege of contributing to the community of learning at Strayer University as adjunct faculty. He is a contributor in the Facility Management arena within the federal government and currently holds professional memberships in the Institute of Management Consultants – National Capital Region Chapter, the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Daniel can be reached on www.dmgmc.com or daniel@dmgmc.com.

 Kit Tuveson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Kit Tuveson is Vice President of Business Development for Visual Mobile Technologies.  Kit is focused on leveraging his extensive network of Facility and Property Management practitioners to bring new customers and markets to the company. Kit “graduated” in 2002 from a 37-year Hewlett-Packard career where he managed site facilities teams, global program managers, cross-functional teams, and for ten years, served as HP’s Global Director of Facility Management Operations and also Global Director of Environmental Health & Safety. Kit is a widely recognized FM consultant and mentor with an extensive teaching and presentation background.  He is a Lifetime Certified Facility Manager, was IFMA’s Board Chairman in 1998, and is an IFMA Fellow. 

David Reynolds, MS, FMP, CFM   linkedin_small

David is an independent Facility Management consultant located in Jackson, Mississippi, in the U.S. central Gulf region. His involvement in FM arose out of work in engineering, operations, and related technologies. He has a lifelong interest in how people experience the built environment and how the built environment hosts organizations and advances their purposes.  He began consulting in offshore oil field and inland marine transportation in the U.S. during the 1990s, building teams that streamlined and transformed production processes. He continued in technical operations and project management roles in the U.S. and Europe, concentrating exclusively in FM since joining IFMA in 2003. He earned the FMP in 2005 and the CFM in 2014.  He holds degrees in science, engineering, and allied health areas. He is active in the IFMA FM Consulting Council. His pro bono work concerns safe and healthy housing, workplace safety, environmental health, and key process design and measurement. He served in the United States Coast Guard.  David Reynolds is a founding partner in the multi-disciplinary GFMAGlobal Facility Management Alliance. This consortium of FM consultants facilitates broader strategic support for larger clients and projects of greater complexity.

The webinar was brought to you by Markus Groll on behalf of IFMA’s FMCC

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Interested in…???

  • Presenting a webinar: ask Ricardo Crepaldi and Graham Constable
  • Publishing a white paper: ask Trudy Blight
  • Publishing a podcast: ask David Reynolds
  • Publishing a block posting: ask Michel Theriault
  • Become a member of the FMCC Social Media Team: ask Markus Groll

This post is powered by IFMA, FMCC & FMCC STAG Team. If you have any question about the FMCC STAG Team or sponsorship opportunities drop a line to David Reynolds or Markus Groll.  Also note our upcoming events @ https://fmcc.ifma.org/events/upcoming-Events




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