Variety, imagination, rigour & determination
We’ve just completed the first round of judging the inaugural Housing Technology Awards 2024 before the entries are reviewed by our external panel of judges.
Without going into the details of individual entries, the awards’ entries are a true showcase of both the breadth and depth of technology-based innovation and development in our sector.
The awards’ categories span customer/tenant services, cyber-security, digital transformation, innovation and IT team of the year (categories chosen from a poll of the Housing Technology community), with so many entries from housing providers of all sizes, some with 100+ staff in their IT department, others with just a handful.
And despite all housing providers having broadly identical objectives around their tenants, properties and assets, finance, staff and external agencies (incl. regulators), the award entries clearly demonstrate the variety, imagination, rigour and determination that goes into using technology to achieve (and in many instances, exceed) those objectives. We’ll therefore be showcasing the award winners’ stories over the next few editions of Housing Technology in order to share their expertise.
Counting down to Housing Technology 2024
As you have hopefully noticed, our annual Housing Technology conference is just around the corner and as ever, it’s set to be a brilliant melting pot of thought-provoking presentations (many based, coincidentally, on the award entries), technology demonstrations and, of course, informal mingling with masses of your peers.
For 2024, as well as the familiar packed schedule of activities during the conference, we’ve introduced two exciting new elements – ‘Any Answers?’ workshops and ‘Ask the CIO’ discussions.
Taking place during the afternoon of the day before the main conference begins, the ‘Any Answers?’ workshops will be moderated by senior IT/business experts from different housing providers, covering digital transformation, data management, culture change, AI, cyber security and tenant services. Please note – the workshops aren’t presentations, so please come along and expect to engage in the discussions!
Our two ‘Ask the CIO’ discussions will give the audience the opportunity to quiz leading housing CIOs on customer-facing operations, communications and services (day one) and better internal business operations (day two), so please along with your questions for the CIOs.
Full details of the conference are available at conference.housing-technology.com – we look forward to seeing you there.