We have already started working with our first Tech Partners to develop content and join them in industry discussion. Here are the first outputs from our work together:
1. My webinar discussion with Daniel Norman at Aprao where we discussed the story of tech adoption so far in property, how RICS have been promoting tech adoption, and what trends and predictions to consider for the future:
2. My panel session from the recent Oxford Real Estate Conference with Andrew Baum of the Saïd Business School and Titus Albrecht of realxdata:
3. My conversation with Grace Thomson of Re-Leased and Roger Weston of Saffery Champness on the use of cloud based software.
4. As RICS continues their work on data standards, listen to my recent Unissu session on why data is not the new oil − yet.
5. On 24 June, I will walking through the RICS Data Standard at another Unissu event – do join me then or catch up on the recording after the event
6. I’d like to shift the emphasis way from the technical to the ethical: as part of the RED Foundation, I contributed to their report on Data Ethics In Real Estate which explores the issues the sector needs to consider above and beyond GDPR.
7. I have also contributed to a paper on the theme of assurance of artificial intelligence with University College London, which examines the ethical and governance issues surrounding the use of such tools and methodologies across all sectors – a deep dive but an excellent piece on the subject.
Data & Tech, Thought Leadership & Analysis
Andrew has been with RICS for over ten years and, prior to his role in leading the data and tech thought leadership and data standards function, managed RICS’ relationship with the finance and investment community. Andrew has also enjoyed a long career in IT, from running programs on mainframes using punched cards to the world of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. In his current role, Andrew is responsible for data and tech thought leadership and content development and the adoption of the RICS Data Standard (RDS) that supports valuation, property measurement, life-cycle costing, brokerage, and due diligence.