IFRS: IASB staff presents webcast on the transition to IFRS 16


[Updated 04.13.16 to add the April webcast.]

The IASB staff have recorded a web presentation discussing the requirements in IFRS 16 Leases relating to the definition of a lease. This is the third in a series of webcasts the International Accounting Standards Board is providing to support the implementation of IFRS 16…

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IFRS 16 Leases: Implementation

IFRS 16 Leases was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board® (the Board) on 13 January 2016 and has a mandatory effective date of 1 January 2019. The Board is currently undertaking a number of activities to support implementation of the Standard. This page will be updated throughout the implementation phase with information relating to these activities.

Webcasts and podcasts by IASB staff

[Admin: This post is related to the 01.29.16 post and 01.13.16 post about the new accounting Standard, IFRS 16 Leases.]

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New lease accounting standard brings compliance concerns


The plot thickens for public companies learning the ins and outs of the brand new accounting standard that brings leases on to corporate balance sheets, as they now face a long list of implementation decisions and business implications.

Accounting experts say they don’t expect any significant pushback on the requirements of the standard or the effective date, which is 2019 for public companies, so they are urging companies to move forward with preparing for the standard. “There’s a fair amount of both challenge and opportunity with this standard,” says Anastasia Economos, a partner with EY…

The Big 4 accounting firms PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, and EY want companies to take advantage of their lease accounting resources…

KPMG:

PwC:

Deloitte:

  • Join Deloitte for a 90-minute Dbriefs webcast on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to learn about FASB’s new lease accounting guidance and the associated implementation challenges. Earn up to 1.5 Intermediate CPE credits for attending. Learn more and register now.
  • Read Deloitte’s Heads Up publication for a comprehensive summary.

EY:

[Admin: This post is related to the 08.12.15 post about the KPMG Leasing Tool for IBM TRIRIGA.]

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Webcast: How the Building IoT will impact Facility Managers


Webcast: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 1:00 PM Eastern Time

From Web-enabled building automation systems to wireless monitoring of building occupancy and beyond, the Internet is changing how facilities are managed. Building Internet of Things (IoT) technology touches HVAC, lighting, security and other systems, enabling FMs to improve work processes, energy efficiency and responsiveness. More importantly, the technology is enabling FMs to support and enhance the comfort and productivity of building occupants.

Join the editors of Building Operating Management magazine and other experts as they present key trends related to technologies, infrastructure and benefits related to the Building Internet of Things.

Learning objectives:

  • 1. Review what the future holds for Building IoT applications and technologies.
  • 2. Analyze the benefits of Building IoT for facility staff, building occupants, and the organization as a whole.
  • 3. Understand what’s needed within your facility’s infrastructure to make the Building IoT possible – and successful – within your facility.

[Admin: Based on the registration questions, although the webcast is targeted at Facility Managers and focuses on IoT within a single building instead of an enterprise IoT portfolio, TRIRIGA folks might still be interested in a different perspective.]

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Webinar: Smart buildings – 6 Steps to maximize investments


Webinar: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The challenge for facilities and finance teams today is how to leverage building data to make better decisions. Thanks to ever more affordable building technologies in everything from indoor air quality sensors to circuit-level sub-metering, valuable data exists, but rarely are leaders able to get a cohesive picture of total building performance to clearly inform capital investment decisions like retrofit projects.

While every building is different, proactive facility executives consistently use six steps to make their building data accessible, transparent, and actionable for better business outcomes.

Join us for this free webinar and learn:

  • The six key steps to getting continuous value from building performance data.
  • How actual projects have used this methodology to achieve savings in resource usage and employee productivity.

Attend this free webinar to learn the six steps needed to maximize your capital investments. To register for this event, sponsored by Lucid and brought to you by Facility Executiveclick this link.

Vladi led Lucid’s early product and engineering teams and has driven the evolution of the company from its inception in 2004 to the launch of BuildingOS. A recipient of awards from U.S. EPA and Cleantech Open, Vladi has dozens of widely-cited publications in the field and has delivered many distinguished presentations, including at TEDx. Vladi helped pioneer groundbreaking research in commercial building monitoring systems and real-time feedback technology.

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Webinar: 6 Workplace technology predictions for 2016 – You ready?


Webinar: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The workplace today is all about technology and if you’re not prepared, you’ll fall behind. 2016 is the year to get smart. So let this be the year you resolve to make everyone around you, smarter.

Are you ready for the expanding world of the Internet of Things (IoT)? Or the influx of data scientists? What about wearable tech in the workplace? You can’t get to the future of the workplace without a platform that can analyze and report in real-time and give you the key metrics to effectively plan the future. That’s what your team needs, and what it takes to get a seat at the executive table. If it’s not as easy as pressing a button, you’ve got the wrong tool.

What attendees should expect to learn:

  • 2016 will usher in a new generation of devices connected to the Internet, and with them a massive focus on tracking and actionable data. This webinar will prepare attendees for the IoT world and how it will result in better tracking, ticketing and asset management.
  • Collaboration is King in 2016. This webinar will demonstrate how dumping your manual processes (email, Word docs, Excel sheets, etc.) will make your whole organization smarter.
  • With the dramatic increase in the amount of data, suddenly statisticians – or data scientists – are sexy. This webinar will show how relying on these experts translate and transform data streams into core business strategy to no just plan for the future, but accurately predict it.
  • In 2016, companies will avoid all server-based software wherever possible and opt for cloud-based SaaS technologies. This webinar will teach attendees how to navigate on this new terrain.
  • Mobility is key. If you can’t access the priority elements of your infrastructure online and via app in 2016, you are way behind. This webinar will give workers the tools to be as productive in the office as they are elsewhere.
  • Get ready for wearable technology, asset and building sensors, opt-in mobile tracking or badging, routers, etc.

Attend this free webinar and find what your team needs to get a seat at the executive table. To register for this event, sponsored by iOffice and brought to you by Facility Executiveclick this link.

Elizabeth Dukes is the Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of iOffice, the leading IWMS software for the commercial real estate industry. At iOffice, Elizabeth champions iOffice’s mission to use technology to empower the workforce and the workplace to reach their full potential. iOffice works with fast growing clients including: Hess, Ricoh, University of Michigan, Zappos, Adobe, BMC and more.

[Admin: To see the video playback, register here.]

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Webcast: IoT is enabling real business transformation


Webcast: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:00 AM Pacific Time

Internet of Things (IoT) is a disruptive business opportunity — enabling real business transformation. This session will focus on the challenges and opportunities that are expressed by “listening” to your people and assets within the building. Whether you are managing a workplace, retail store, airport, hospital, campus or any other venue, IoT and analytics can allow a business to fundamentally change how it operates. It’s far more than just technology curiosity, it offers real business benefits.

In this session, we will explore new ways to engage the workforce and customer experiences with indoor location services. The session will also explore innovative ways to improve operations and lowering costs. Attend this session to learn how IBM integrates real estate and facility management with IoT innovations, and how your organization can get started on your transformation journey.

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Webcast: Driving operational value from BIM


Webcast: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Facility owners and operators have a great opportunity to deliver business value from Building Information Models beyond their typical use in facility design and construction processes. Innovative organizations are establishing BIM programs to ensure that they capture valuable information that can reduce the time it takes to complete handover from construction to operations, and that increases efficiency of facility operations.

Join us and learn how IBM Maximo and TRIRIGA customers have established successful BIM programs and integrated them with their asset and facilities management systems to realize the efficiencies that integration with BIM has to offer.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to get started on integrating BIM with your enterprise asset and integrated workplace management systems (IWMS)
  • The value and benefits that BIM brings to facilities operations
  • Key insights into how these organizations have established successful BIM practices

[Admin: This post is related to the 10.29.15 post about introducing BIM. To see other related posts, use the BIM tag.]

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