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Sodexo consolidates smart building expertise through its corp-up Wx

Sodexo has announced details of its corp-up Wx, a consultancy specialising in workplace experience design.

Wx helps organisations to quantify and improve their workplace experience. Its approach is structured around two pillars: data measurement & analysis and ethnography. The measurement and collection of data allows for a significant reduction in spatial footprint as well as superior collaboration.

Wx utilises various technologies for these analyses including infrared technologies, thermal sensors using artificial intelligence and accelerometers. These tools combine with the second pillar around which Wx works – ethnography – through which Wx ensures that the human is at the heart of analyses, with a strong conviction that this is an essential element in creating a functional and sustainable working environment.

Yannick Villar, CEO & co-founder of Wx said: The goal is for Wx to become a leading name in workspace digitalisation, helping companies to quantify and improve the user experience in office spaces through ethnography, IoT, and data.

“We are working with expert start-ups in the sector to achieve this. Spaceti and CSM both share our belief that the performance of organisations depends on the quality of life of employees. By combining CSM and Spaceti’s complementary technologies, we are able to offer our clients direct benefits, such as quantified data, to assist with facility management decisions and to improve their employees’ workplace experience and wellbeing,

CSM’s solution allows companies to combine quality of life and working environment performance, using connected objects to measure occupancy, a mobile app to view available spaces in real time, and dashboards unique to the market to improve space management.

Whilst Spaceti’s integrated analytics platform combines data from various sources to analyse levels of workspace and parking utilisation, air quality and more. Through the different interfaces used to display the information such as mobile applications, meeting room panels, and other AV displays, Spaceti is able to provide a seamless workplace experience for employees.

Through Wx, Sodexo says it will build on its solutions to develop workplace experience projects for its clients, designing and continually improving the on-site experience, from real-time space reservation to geolocation of colleagues and services.

Earlier this year Sodexo announced the appointment of So Young Hyun as Wx’s workplace experience lead in the UK and Ireland.  Hyun is helping Sodexo develop its workplace offer as well as supporting the strategic development of Wx’s business.

In addition to the UK and Ireland, Sodexo is already using Wx in France, Canada, Singapore, and Shanghai.

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