Sodexo creates new role for digital workplace solutions development

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has appointed Trevor Wignall as digital and innovation director within its corporate services business.

Wignall joined Sodexo in 2017 to support the development of a digital workplace experience for a leading pharmaceutical organisation’s new global HQ.

The creation of this new role is recognition of the need to widen Sodexo’s digital workplace expertise across its wider client base and will see Wignall focus on the development of the organisation’s digital strategy and integration of technology for the corporate services market in the UK and Ireland.

Trevor has extensive experience in implementing digital IFM solutions for some leading technology and pharmaceutical organisations. Before joining Sodexo Wignall worked as a consultant at IBM Global Business Services supporting clients including Ministry of Defence, Marks & Spencer, Accor Hotels with real estate, facilities and digital/Internet of Things transformation projects.

David Bailey, CEO, Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said, “We are delighted to have Trevor join our team. Our focus on technology for our clients is even more important now with the changing generation in the workplace and the focus on customer journey. We look forward to growing and developing different strategies to strengthen our technology offers within our corporate services clients with him on our team.”

Earlier this year Sodexo published its 2018 Global Workplace Trends, seven trends shaping the future of the workplace.

The Internet of Things is not new but its impact on productivity, employee engagement and satisfaction levels which digital workplace solutions offers organisations is being realised. There is a wide spectrum of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that have a real impact on working patterns.

Solutions such as virtual assistants and beacon technology can provide improved data collection and management enabling the facilities management service to be tailored to individual needs and behaviours.

One trend which workplace service providers have to consider is that Gen Z is reshaping the workplace in new and exciting ways for all generations. They have high expectations around technology and flexibility, while paying close attention to well-being and quality of life.

Sodexo recognises this and with Wignall's expertise will use insight and new technology to adapt its offer for the corporate market to ensure that it creates and delivers a digital workplace experience suitable for all that use it, aligned to the client’s own workplace strategy.