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Connect with Your Data
Cloud computing has now made it even easier to stay in touch with your data. Whether it’s managing a multi-site facility or leveraging tablets to update your facility database in real time, FM has caught up to other professions already leveraging the power of data analysis.

Connect with Your Facility
Having an accurate view of the condition of your facility is essential to decision making and planning. Up to date and reliable condition data lets facility managers prioritize projects, budget effectively, and mitigate risk.

Connect with Your People
Proactive FM allows you to communicate clear goals and incorporate all your staff into achieving those goals. FMs can now deploy their staff more efficiently by leveraging technologies like tablet-based condition assessment surveys.

Connect with Your Stakeholders
Speaking the language of the boardroom and having the metrics to back up your plans are necessary skills for the FMs of tomorrow. Having tools that allow you to communicate your plans through meaningful data and graphics lets you move your plans forward and get the funding you need.

Connect with Your Organization
Connecting with your facility, staff and stakeholders also allows you to connect with your organization as a whole.  A strategy minded FM can be sure that facilities match both the mission of the organization while also being in tune with the goals of the organization, whether those goals are growth, green, and so on.

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

BOSTON—June 2, 2014—EY today announced that Jerry Kokos, president and CEO of VFA, Inc., is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the New England Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10 at the Sheraton Boston.

Kokos joined VFA as president and CEO in 2000 and hit the groud running, blending software and engineering cultures into one single organization, focused on solving the facilities capital planning challenges for the some of the largest organizations in the world. At VFA, he established core values, from initiative and creativity to diversity and teamwork, which are reinforced and carried out as part of the employees’ DNA.

“I am delighted to have been considered for such a prestigious business award and pleased to be honored among such talented professionals,” said Kokos.

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.