Celebrating the leadership, technology, ideas & innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management

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The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. And the big Asset Management shift is on. Maintenance and Reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation. Which is why this year’s Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas, and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management in Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

Thank you to our amazing speakers

 
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    Ed Van Cise

    International Space Station Flight Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA)
     
    Leadership in a High Performing, High Reliability Organisation

    Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions is challenging, requiring support from onboard crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the changing environment and mission in and beyond Earth’s orbit, as well as managing the inherent risks, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams. This discussion will explore the subject of leadership within the context of International Space...

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  • Jessica Barber

    Jessica Barber

    Transformation Lead, BHP Billiton Iron Ore
     
    Five Vital Steps to Enable Business Transformation

    Large-scale business transformation is NOT about a select group of people implementing initiatives to capture the low hanging fruit identified by consultants. Sustainable business transformation is only successful when the operating culture changes to encourage continuous improvement. Culture can only be changed when employees are engaged and encouraged to bring forward their ideas. Jessica will share the five steps to...

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    Ivan Vella

    Chief Operating Officer - Queensland, Rio Tinto Coal Australia
     
    How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

    The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five...

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    John Searls

    Programme Director – World Class Asset Management, Rio Tinto
     
    How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

    The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five...

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    Silvia Damiano

    Founder, CEO, About My Brain Institute Pty. Ltd
     
    Empowering Engineers Through Great Leadership

    Silvia Damiano, CEO About my Brain Institute & Adjunct Director Neuro-Learning Programs at Macquarie Graduate School of Management Asset-intensive companies around the world are transitioning to a new world of work.  One that is encouraging leaders to review their thinking, perspectives and behavioral styles to remain current in changing times. The leadership abilities that are critical to drive innovation and...

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    Gavin Campbell

    Executive General Manager Operations and Maintenance, Broadspectrum
     
    How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

    The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five...

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  • Nancy Johnson

    Nancy J. Johnson

    CEO, Facility Matters LLC (USA)
     
    Asset Management – There are No Secrets; Only Imperfect Memories

    Whether you’re a planner, a manager or C-suite executive, your Asset Management strategy either contributes to, or detracts from, the bottom line. Generating ROI for a plant or facility requires a sound strategy based on lifecycle management and the commitment of people. It’s not rocket science. It simply requires that plants be viewed like a financial portfolio. We wouldn’t manage our financial portfolio by memory, so why...

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  • Carla Boehl

    Dr. Carla Boehl

    Senior Lecturer and Researcher, WA School of Mines, Curtin University
     
    How Much Do You Want to Help Your Company Master Innovation in Maintenance?

    Do you know what type of innovator you want to be?  Note: it’s not easy to innovate and it takes time and effort!  To innovate successfully one needs to get inside innovators' heads. This is difficult because innovators are so focused on their innovations, it’s hard to get them focused on research. Carla Boehl will share what innovators in asset...

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  • Lisa D

    Lisa Drysdale

    Group Maintenance Lead, Fonterra Co-operative Group
     
    How Fonterra Leverage ISO 55000 and Change Management to Sell Asset Management to the Business

    Engineers and maintenance people too often talk about what we are going to do and how we are going to do it.  We forget that our production departments have different priorities.  We also struggle to translate what we need to achieve and the risks we manage daily into language that HR, production, finance can understand. Finally, we’ve had breakthrough!  After...

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  • Luke S

    Luke Sullivan

    General Manager Strategy & Growth, UGL
     
    How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

    The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five...

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  • Susan Nicholson

    Susan Nicholson

    Partner, Mentors Psychology for Business
     
    Improve Your Cross-Functional Relationships and Build a Culture of Ownership and Accountability

    It’s an age old dilemma: how to get maintenance and operations aligned in their goals and working co-operatively.  Susan is a business psychologist with 20 years’ experience coaching and training senior and middle managers in the Energy and Manufacturing industries.  She specializes in improving cross-functional relationships – especially in this increasingly challenging business environment with tighter budgets and higher efficiency...

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    Glenn Green

    Duty Manager, Maintenance Operations Centre, Qantas
     
    The Right Culture Drives Significant Operational Outcomes, Accountability and Pride

    To ensure all key stakeholders have a voice in the operation, Qantas utilise cross functional operational centres where decision-makers work in a central location.  This innovation has led to: Substantial drop in the number of engineering related delays Blame free environment, meaning we look transparently at reliability and operating issues Attendance of Senior Management at daily operational meetings Increased continuous...

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  • David P

    David Peters

    Principal Engineer Asset Information, ElectraNet
     
    Changing Asset Information Management As We Move Towards ISO 55001

    Over the last decade Electranet has made huge progress from simply operating, maintaining and replacing assets, toward asset lifecycle management and ultimately Enterprise Asset Management. Amongst the many benefits, they have restructured divisions and business teams to better support Enterprise Asset Management, made information easily accessible to support quicker decisions, implemented mobility to capture asset condition and lifecycle data, and improved collaboration between projects, assets, maintenance teams and service providers.

     
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    Gregory Bayne

    Director, Total Leader and Coach Solutions
     
    Disruptive Thinking for a Resilient Organisation

    What makes an organisation sustainably successful? What makes some organisations more resilient than others to external market factors? What is the role of disruptive thinking in creating sustainable success? This workshop will explore the current evidence from organisations who have implemented and utilised disruption and disruptive thinking to achieve long-term success. In particular, the workshop will address how to go about disrupting the current mindsets and move...

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    Clarence (Clarrie) Sanders

    Aerospace Support Analysis Manager,, Department of Defence
     
    Is the Maintenance Policy the OEM Gave You, Right – the Blackhawk & the Chinook

    Despite not being supported by post-graduate degree qualified RAM engineers, the Army Aviation System Program (in Darling Downs, QLD) has an exceptional organic Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) capability. Clarrie will show you how they built their team, capability, tools and data in support of maintenance optimisation. He will also examine a number of case studies for the Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters, highlighting the value of MRD in generating capability,...

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Who Attended

Over 550 people from 160+ companies attended Mainstream Perth and Melbourne - bringing together industry professionals from across Australia, New Zealand and the globe to celebrate the leadership, ideas and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management.

 
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Research

Mainstream’s content curation process is unique – research was conducted via a series of roundtable discussions across Australia and NZ with 90 professionals representing 80+ companies. Participants included senior asset, reliability and maintenance leaders.  The following eight themes emerged as being most important to the asset management community:

 
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  • Drew Troy 2

    "Mainstream is the best Asset Management and Reliability conference in the world"

    Drew Troyer - CRE, MBA, CMRP & Renowned Reliability Thought Leader
     
  • John Dwyer

    "I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down. It is in the essence of every one of your people - you do it just so well!"

    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
     
  • Ashe Menon

    "The calibre of people attending Mainstream is second to none"

    Ashe Menon - Director of Asset Management, National Oilwell Varco
     
 
 

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Leadership in a High Performing, High Reliability Organisation

Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions is challenging, requiring support from onboard crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the changing environment and mission in and beyond Earth’s orbit, as well as managing the inherent risks, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams. This discussion will explore the subject of leadership within the context of International Space Station Mission Control based on Ed’s personal experiences.

Five Vital Steps to Enable Business Transformation

Large-scale business transformation is NOT about a select group of people implementing initiatives to capture the low hanging fruit identified by consultants. Sustainable business transformation is only successful when the operating culture changes to encourage continuous improvement. Culture can only be changed when employees are engaged and encouraged to bring forward their ideas. Jessica will share the five steps to enable successful business transformation:

  • Communicate the vision and the ‘what’s in it for me’ to the people
  • Actively get feedback and ideas from the front line
  • Truly empower your people to implement their ideas
  • Celebrate both the successes and the willingness to ‘have a go’
  • Have cadence around delivery speed of delivery and an escalation mechanism for roadblocks
Since 2009 Jessica has worked with the production planning, mining execution, mobile maintenance and transformation teams across BHP Billiton Iron Ore. In 2011, aged 29, Jessica was appointed BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s first female Mining Manager at its Mt Whaleback Mine in the Pilbara. Her management skills were recognised last year when she was chosen as one of a small team of Business Transformation Leaders whose coaching of management teams in cost reduction extracted 31% of recurrent costs while continuing to safely increase production. She was the recipient of the AFR BOSS Young Executive of the Year Award in 2012 and WA winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards Business Woman of the Year in the Corporate & Private Category in 2015.

How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five senior and C-level leaders – representing Manufacturing, Mining, Transport and Infrastructure. They will share their knowledge and experience on important issues like asset care, executive language, financial consequences, and vital enablers like ISO 55001, technology, leadership and innovation.

How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five senior and C-level leaders – representing Manufacturing, Mining, Transport and Infrastructure. They will share their knowledge and experience on important issues like asset care, executive language, financial consequences, and vital enablers like ISO 55001, technology, leadership and innovation.

Empowering Engineers Through Great Leadership

Silvia Damiano, CEO About my Brain Institute & Adjunct Director Neuro-Learning Programs at Macquarie Graduate School of Management Asset-intensive companies around the world are transitioning to a new world of work.  One that is encouraging leaders to review their thinking, perspectives and behavioral styles to remain current in changing times. The leadership abilities that are critical to drive innovation and foster collaboration for reliability and asset management teams, can certainly be learnt and developed. Those who are willing to sharpen these abilities and navigate this transition will be better positioned to “be engaged” and “engage others”. In this fascinating talk, Silvia dives deep into how to lead and adapt in new times and how to harness the talent of a multi-generational and diverse workforce.  You will also take away the eight powerful strategies of great leaders.  Her past and current roles have uniquely prepared her for the current undertaking, that of leadership activist and change agent. Sylvia’s curiosity about the human brain led her to a decade long journey of research into optimal brain functional and the application of neuroscience in leadership and daily life. Silvia is a scientist, educator, and award winning leadership expert.

How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five senior and C-level leaders – representing Manufacturing, Mining, Transport and Infrastructure. They will share their knowledge and experience on important issues like asset care, executive language, financial consequences, and vital enablers like ISO 55001, technology, leadership and innovation.

Asset Management – There are No Secrets; Only Imperfect Memories

Whether you’re a planner, a manager or C-suite executive, your Asset Management strategy either contributes to, or detracts from, the bottom line. Generating ROI for a plant or facility requires a sound strategy based on lifecycle management and the commitment of people. It’s not rocket science. It simply requires that plants be viewed like a financial portfolio. We wouldn’t manage our financial portfolio by memory, so why then, would we manage plants that way? In a series of fascinating case studies – covering risk, data, ROI, regulation and ISO 55000 – Nancy will show you how asset management reduces risk, increases value and improves market position. Nancy was the first female “Maintenance Man” at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She is recognised for leading initiatives that improved the image of the busiest US airport system, surface transportation assets, regional marine terminals and ports, and the World Trade Center. Her programs have reduced cost and risk, increased external funding, improved cash flow, and enhanced customer experience, including the EAM and Storm Mitigation and Resiliency program following Hurricane Sandy.

How Much Do You Want to Help Your Company Master Innovation in Maintenance?

Do you know what type of innovator you want to be?  Note: it’s not easy to innovate and it takes time and effort!  To innovate successfully one needs to get inside innovators' heads. This is difficult because innovators are so focused on their innovations, it’s hard to get them focused on research. Carla Boehl will share what innovators in asset management are doing and how you can improve your innovation performance to become a leading innovator in maintenance.

  • Extremely successful vs. not very successful innovation
  • The plant of the future that optimizes people, plant and processes
  • Different innovator types
  • Include support for innovation in maintenance in your business plans
  • Becoming a leading innovator
Prior to lecturing and researching in asset management, Carla held strategic asset management roles at Rio Tinto and Water Corporation.

How Fonterra Leverage ISO 55000 and Change Management to Sell Asset Management to the Business

Engineers and maintenance people too often talk about what we are going to do and how we are going to do it.  We forget that our production departments have different priorities.  We also struggle to translate what we need to achieve and the risks we manage daily into language that HR, production, finance can understand. Finally, we’ve had breakthrough!  After several years of minimal uptake of asset management principles, we are achieving success by combining ISO55000 and change management to galvanize buy-in. For Fonterra, this has meant a step change in asset performance, business planning and measuring asset management against targets. Lisa will discuss how they tied ISO50000 to day to day objectives, used 4-mat to develop tangible deliverables and successfully translated strategy into objective plans.  And how it’s possible to change your thinking to the plant and people performance you are looking for, and how it will feel, rather than what tools or processes you want to make it more efficient. As Senior Maintenance Leader, Lisa works to influence the way production and maintenance teams across Fonterra’s global business operate and maintain their plants, and capital project engineers build them.

How Do We Make Asset Management the Value Proposition It Needs to Be?

The fact is we rely on our assets to make money. And we know how important Asset Management is in our company’s ability to increase productivity and demonstrate continuous improvement. Yet, in our research with more than 90 senior reliability and maintenance professionals, the number one barrier to achieving asset management excellence is “How do we sell Asset Management better inside our businesses?” Join five senior and C-level leaders – representing Manufacturing, Mining, Transport and Infrastructure. They will share their knowledge and experience on important issues like asset care, executive language, financial consequences, and vital enablers like ISO 55001, technology, leadership and innovation.

Improve Your Cross-Functional Relationships and Build a Culture of Ownership and Accountability

It’s an age old dilemma: how to get maintenance and operations aligned in their goals and working co-operatively.  Susan is a business psychologist with 20 years’ experience coaching and training senior and middle managers in the Energy and Manufacturing industries.  She specializes in improving cross-functional relationships – especially in this increasingly challenging business environment with tighter budgets and higher efficiency expectations which paradoxically drive up barriers, unhealthy competitiveness and finger pointing. Susan’s also looks at the role of Accountability and its impact.  Accountability has taken on a negative connotation for many organisations, invoking a sense of something that is “done to” others in a blaming way after the fact, “who was accountable for that stuff up?”  This presentation shows how to build accountability as a positive leadership strategy, approaching it from the perspective of building ownership and empowerment to surpass expectations.

The Right Culture Drives Significant Operational Outcomes, Accountability and Pride

To ensure all key stakeholders have a voice in the operation, Qantas utilise cross functional operational centres where decision-makers work in a central location.  This innovation has led to:

  • Substantial drop in the number of engineering related delays
  • Blame free environment, meaning we look transparently at reliability and operating issues
  • Attendance of Senior Management at daily operational meetings
  • Increased continuous improvement
  • Priority on organisational KPI’s rather departmental
  • Decision makers are empowered

Disruptive Thinking for a Resilient Organisation

What makes an organisation sustainably successful? What makes some organisations more resilient than others to external market factors? What is the role of disruptive thinking in creating sustainable success? This workshop will explore the current evidence from organisations who have implemented and utilised disruption and disruptive thinking to achieve long-term success. In particular, the workshop will address how to go about disrupting the current mindsets and move toward a long-term asset management strategy. Greg is an experienced Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Psychology (Cum Laude), specialising in High Performing teams, change and resilience. He works with senior and executive asset management leaders, assisting them to make shifts in the way they have an impact on the culture, the way they think and the way they live their lives to become better leaders, colleagues and team members.

Is the Maintenance Policy the OEM Gave You, Right – the Blackhawk & the Chinook

Despite not being supported by post-graduate degree qualified RAM engineers, the Army Aviation System Program (in Darling Downs, QLD) has an exceptional organic Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) capability. Clarrie will show you how they built their team, capability, tools and data in support of maintenance optimisation. He will also examine a number of case studies for the Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters, highlighting the value of MRD in generating capability, reducing cost of ownership and return on investment.

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