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Chris Lees

Chris Lees

Technical Director,
OSCRE International

Chris has spent 30 years in technology and 25 years in real estate. He is passionate about the role and value data can play in today’s information-enabled world. Blending his background in mathematics (in which he holds an MA from Cambridge University), music (playing piano and guitar), tenacity (most recently tested in his endurance running) and curiosity, Chris constantly seeks opportunities to innovate operational models for organizational and individual benefit. He is an award winning public speaker, Technical Director at OSCRE, a teaching Faculty Member of the OSCRE Academy, trustee of the Dementia Forward charity, advises North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group on young people’s mental health services, is an endurance event group athletics coach, published expert on Corporate Real Estate Occupancy and author of “The Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics”, and consults independently as Serendipity29.  

  • Exploring the work OSCRE has done to build digital competencies in the housing sector including a Digital Competency Certificate Program and training to aid in outlining a roadmap for action
  • Analysing the key themes of building digital competency including insight and business knowledge, technology and data management, innovation, leadership and governance and execution and improvement
  • Highlighting why data governance must be an important organizational priority and its impact on statistical management and the information lifecycle
  • Exploring the future for digital competency and data governance maturity in the housing sector including expectations of fully integrated business intelligence and analysis covering asset lifecycles