IoTMidlands #4 - matthew fox from viridian housing
Transforming Housing Services
Matthew Fox, Chief Executive
With permission, extracts from a
presentation made at an Inside
Government IoT event on 28th
Viridian is a housing association with 16,000
homes in London and the Midlands.
They employ 1,100 people and house over
Self-confessed “not a technology expert”.
Haven’t started with any IoT applications yet.
Corporate commitment to embracing change
Tech solutions for the “biggest problems”
Social Impact – using the internet means can
Do it more cheaply
Be more targeted
Be more responsive.
– Desire to “Pilot, research, roll out”
– Need to be more open to more ideas
– Nurturing an App culture
– High cost / high anxiety
– Vulnerable children / families in crisis.
Challenge #1 – Repairs
Know cost of any damage in real time
Intelligent building components.
Real time stock condition.
Challenge #2 – Problem Tenants
– Record of everything
– Alert when the tenant is not living there
– Identification of original owner
Challenge #3 – Operating costs
Savings on utilities
– Use less power
– Get better tariffs / use pool purchasing power
– Avoid winter deaths
Digital identity providing an individual’s
consumption information as they move.
Savings on insurance.
Challenge #4 – Doorstep visits
Know the full story on the doorstep
Noise level issues
TV, energy, phone choices
Challenge #5 - Development
Building new homes
– More accurate lifecycle cost
– Understand quality of previous jobs
Challenge #6 – Letting Empty Property
Know full history of a potential new tenant
Know financial transaction history
Better matching to avoid under/over occupancy.
ALWAYS A PLACE FOR ORIGINALITY
COME WITH AN IDEA AND
WE WILL JOINTLY FUND