Portrait of Geert van Offeren, Planon business consultant.

Geert van Offeren

Former Strategic Business Consultant at Planon

Geert van Offeren is a seasoned professional with expertise in strategic business consulting, program management, and global product marketing, and was part of the Planon team from 2006 to 2020. With a background in facilities management and information systems, Geert has a wealth of experience implementing software solutions and optimizing processes for various organizations, particularly in the governmental sector.

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Geert van Offeren is a strategic business consultant with a remarkable career spanning over 14 years at Planon. Throughout his tenure, he showcased expertise in strategic consultancy, focusing on the alignment of business processes and successful implementation of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). Geert's impact was particularly notable in the Dutch governmental segment, where he effectively deployed software solutions tailored to their unique needs.

His career spans roles in consultancy, project management, and service management across multiple countries and sectors, showcasing his diverse skill set and dedication to delivering value in each role. His journey at Planon began as a Business Consultant, responsible for consulting on organizations’ business processes and implementing software solutions. Later, he explored other positions within the company, including Global Product Project Management and Global Product Marketing. Geert’s expertise also extends to program management, as he oversaw the successful implementation of Planon at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His final position at Planon was Manager of the Request for Proposal (RFP) team.

In these capacities, Geert played a pivotal role in optimizing implementation processes and managing complex IWMS implementations. His strategic acumen and hands-on approach were instrumental in enhancing organizational efficiency and delivering tailored solutions that met specific client requirements.

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From a Smart Building to a Learning Building; establish your use case!

August 27, 2020 | Geert van Offeren

What is the value of smart and learning buildings? For organizations and their Facility and Real Estate Managers, it is crucial to research what use cases are relevant and valuable to their organization.

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The impact of smart building technology on smart buildings

March 12, 2020 | Geert van Offeren

This blog discusses important upcoming corporate real estate and facility management trends that influence IWMS solutions. We’ll talk about future capabilities and the impact of the integration of an IWMS with smart building technology.

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Campus Management Maturity Framework: Where are you in the journey to a smart campus?

January 23, 2020 | Geert van Offeren

Planon has developed a maturity framework for integrated campus management solutions that consists of these five levels: Initial, Managed, Defined, Measured, and Optimized. Campus managers can use this framework to help determine how their university compares with others.

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Operating the smart campus

January 16, 2020 | Geert van Offeren

With an integrated campus management system, universities can take a proactive approach to integrating new technologies on campus.

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In search of an ‘intelligent’ campus

January 9, 2020 | Geert van Offeren

This blog explores the evolution of the smart campus into an intelligent campus and the potential benefits this provides for campus managers.

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Expanding an IWMS with smart building technology

December 5, 2019 | Geert van Offeren

This blog explains how Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) have developed in recent years, the changing benefits of an IWMS over time, and what the evolution of an IWMS means for smart building technology today.

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CAFM and IWMS - The beginning of the journey towards smart building technology

November 21, 2019 | Geert van Offeren

This blog explains the early days of CAFM and IWMS. The first generation of integrated solutions was considered a big step forward, but integration with buildings and smart building technology to the extent we see today was way beyond imagination.

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Biophilic offices enhance workplace experience and enforce sustainability management

“Building” healthy buildings? It is possible with the Internet of Things!

February 8, 2018 | Geert van Offeren

By using IoT solutions, real estate and facility managers are able to transform their smart buildings into healthy buildings. Read how in this blog.

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The role of the Internet of Things in attracting and retaining talent

January 25, 2018 | Geert van Offeren

How can real estate and facility managers increase employee engagement, attract, and retain talent and what is the role technology plays in all that?

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