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

Wx utilises various technologies for these analyses: infrared technologies, thermal sensors using artificial intelligence or even accelerometers - an array of tools that ultimately lead to better decision-making. 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. All of this makes the process more efficient for companies and simpler for employees.

To ensure efficient and comfortable environments 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 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.  So is helping Sodexo develop its workplace offer as well as supporting the strategic development of Wx’s business.

David Bailey, CEO, corporate services, Sodexo, UK & Ireland adds:

This is an exciting step in our development. With Wx’s expertise and our IFM capability we can provide data-driven solutions to provide the next-generation workplace experience solutions which are not only efficient and highly productive but will enable our clients to attract and retain talent, an increasingly important factor for many organisations.

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

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