Shaping the housing associations of the future
BCNPHA is delighted to announce a partnership with the Dutch housing sector, CorpoNet, with the aim of exchanging ideas and innovation to help us shape the future of housing, with the BC-Holland: Housing Innovation Lab Series. Sessions will investigate key themes including digital transformation, the customer experience, getting to grips with data, smart homes, and predictive technology, modern methods of construction, circular economy and innovative service delivery.
The Netherlands is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to housing. From Qlinker the world’s first completely digital housing association in Utrecht to 3D printed houses being built in Eindhoven, there will be plenty to learn and talking about in the coming months.
Participants can listen and learn from the featured speakers, and are also invited to play an active role in the innovation lab if there are exciting new projects, services, etc that you are apart of and would like to share, or are looking for support and connection. By working together and focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, we hope the Innovation Lab will provide a catalyst for genuine transformation and collaboration.
Series Workshop Two – Technology: Headache or Help?
How Dutch Housing Associations improve the effectiveness of their current IT support systems by fully controlling the software they use and improve their bargaining position towards its vendors. How tenants gain from this and why Housing Associations can experience their IT as an asset instead of a headache.
Presenter – Alex Veen
Alex Veen is an expert on IT in the Dutch Housing sector. He currently works for the Dutch IT company Be Informed. Alex has more than 20 years of IT experience and is passionate about affordable housing. Be Informed has a worldwide presence; especially servicing semi-public institutions such as the UK Home Office. Be Informed has now developed a solution for Housing Associations that leverages capabilities of existing IT systems and makes maximum use of the natural inclination of Housing Associations to collaborate.