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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.

 

 

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  • robert-distefano

    Robert DiStefano

    CMRP and Global Asset Management Thought Leader (US)
     
    How to Move the Right Reliability and Asset Management Levers to Significantly Enhance Shareholder Value

    Corporate senior executives are learning that there are reliability and asset management levers often viewed merely as technical activities and not traditionally interesting! These levers need to be moved to significantly enhance and sustain the shareholder value of the enterprise. Bob DiStefano is credited with being one of the earliest leaders to recognise and emphasise the links between corporate business...

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    Kevin Desrosiers

    Systems Reliability Team Lead, Monsanto (US)
     
    Communicating and Enabling Change in Your Maintenance Organisation

    After several failed change process efforts, Kevin designed a strategy to successfully implemented change.  By understanding the four phases of change and how to communicate using the three voices of change they were able to make their team receptive.  Kevin used five key enablers - vision, skills, incentives, resources, and action plans - to implement a system to assess the...

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  • alba-ruiz-leon

    Alba Ruiz Leon

    Asset Manager, Tilt Renewables
     
    Your Big Asset Management Data Means Nothing Unless its Turned Into Knowledge

    Join Alba as she discusses how data-driven decision making is key at a leading developer and owner of renewable generation in Australia and New Zealand. Learn how wind farms gather data from different sources and interpret it to take meaningful decisions to improve production, safety, efficiency and availability. Alba will discuss how to build meaningful KPIs specifically for your business,...

    Read more >
     
  • cyriel-kortleven

    Cyriel Kortleven

    Creativity and Change Catalyst (Belgium)
     
    Turn Your Problems into Opportunities: Survival Kit for Changing Times

    Putting a ladder on top of a banana-peel to avoid somebody falling over it, is probably not the most efficient solution. But it's weird that you can find several ladders (rules, systems, habits, ...) in almost every organisation. The ladders had an added value in the past but are not relevant anymore in this changing world. But a lot of...

    Read more >
     
  • john-bowie

    John Bowie

    Director, Palm Crest
     
    Drone Technology, Thermal Imaging & 3D Mapping – Game Changer for Asset Managers

    When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable? In this fascinating interactive session, John will demo two technologies currently being utilised – both are game changers for Asset Managers. • Drone technology used for inspections, thermal imaging and 3D mapping. Hear and see how drones are changing the way condition monitoring data...

    Read more >
     
  • scott-morris

    Scott Morris

    Director Global Engineering, Sanofi SCO (US) & Vice Chairman, ISO 55000 US Delegation
     
    Applying ISO 55000 Beyond Just Asset Management – Developing Strategy in Operations and Supply

    Is asset management about maintenance management? Or is it operational excellence? Or is it compliance? Or is it about finance? No, it’s about realising value from assets. There are many ‘behind the scenes’ functions that are often overlooked, but are essential to ensure success of an asset management program. Identifying and understanding the needs of these functions is a key...

    Read more >
     
  • melinda-hodkiewicz

    Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz

    BHP Billiton Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations, UWA
     
    Creating Entrepreneurs in Asset Management – Nature or Nurture?

    Prior to the 2014 downturn the resource industry was seen as the ultimate “big-corporate” – home of large international companies with secure and predictable career paths. But today’s graduating students are more cynical about job security and opportunities. The downturn has caused large corporates to look more seriously at transformative technologies and develop the sort of agile culture necessary to...

    Read more >
     
  • stephen-heppell

    Prof. Stephen Heppell

    Chairman - Learning Possibilities, Centre for Excellence, Bournemouth University (UK) & UCJC (Spain)
     
    How Engineers Will Learn and Adapt in a Changing World

    Stephen will show you how the engineers of tomorrow want to learn and how their education will be shaped by science. Stephen is the world’s leading authority on learning styles. He has worked with some of the world largest companies, showing them how to integrate technology with learning and education. An example includes working with Ford (UK) to analyze through...

    Read more >
     
  • jessica-barber

    Jessica Barber

    General Manager, Austral Bricks WA & 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year
     
    How to Effectively Lead in a Challenging Economic Market

    We are operating in a world of ageing assets, capital constraints and tough economic conditions. As a result, people within every organisation need to understand the business impact of what they do. In these conditions, we need to ensure we are approaching leadership in a way that helps teams identify their strengths and empowers them to add value where it...

    Read more >
     
  • dave-matthews

    Dave Matthews

    Defence Research Scientist, Department of Defence, Science and Technology Group
     
    Disruptive Capability of Smart Sensing Systems in Asset Management

    IoT, Big Data, Small Data, Cloud, Arduinos, MEMs, Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi, Python, R, PHP, JSON…..there is a whole new lexicon surrounding the rapidly evolving space of solid state (MEMs) sensors, their associated microcontrollers, open-access code and wireless capability to store raw or processed sensor data in the Cloud. There is a significant technical gap evolving between people, often in their...

    Read more >
     
  • michael-mcqueen

    Michael McQueen

    Social Researcher and Best-Selling Author
     
    What if You Were Becoming Obsolete and Didn’t Even Know? Proven Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Game!

    We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption. Once-lucrative revenue models are under siege. Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes. The demise of brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no business is immune. In this fast-paced and compelling...

    Read more >
     
  • andrew-schweitzer

    Andrew Schweitzer

    Cold Reduction Maintenance Strategist, BlueScope Australia and New Zealand
     
    How BlueScope Identified the Critical and Eliminated Waste Leveraging ISO 55000

    By removing the siloed approaches that exist in many plants, asset intensive companies can gain a comprehensive view of asset integrity across the entire facility. BlueScope broke down the requirements of ISO 55000 to identify and develop strategy for their critical equipment that: Reduced volume of scheduled maintenance tasks by 50% at the Western Port plant Improved OEE performance Increased...

    Read more >
     

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  • ashe-menon

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

    Ashe Menon - Director of Asset Management, National Oilwell Varco
     
  • 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
     
  • Drew Troy 2

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

    Drew Troyer - CRE, MBA, CMRP & Renowned Reliability Thought Leader
     
  • andrew-schweitzer-resized

    "Fantastic and may be the turning point in my journey of asset strategy"

    Andrew Schweitzer - Cold Reduction Maintenance Strategist, BlueScope Australia and New Zealand
     
 
 

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How to Move the Right Reliability and Asset Management Levers to Significantly Enhance Shareholder Value

Corporate senior executives are learning that there are reliability and asset management levers often viewed merely as technical activities and not traditionally interesting! These levers need to be moved to significantly enhance and sustain the shareholder value of the enterprise. Bob DiStefano is credited with being one of the earliest leaders to recognise and emphasise the links between corporate business performance and asset management. In this fascinating keynote, Bob will dissect a company’s financial statements to expose the direct connections between asset management measures and strategic measures of shareholder value, including company profit, share price, market capitalisation and Return on Assets.

  • Understand the elements of income statements and balance sheets
  • The direct connections between asset management and enterprise strategic performance
  • Significant shareholder value makes it a moral imperative for company leaders
  • Why have many company executives not recognized the connections?
  • The elements of the financial statements that can be affected, including income, expenses and return on assets (ROA)
You will also hear what the top performers are doing to enhance corporate strategic performance, and the positive impact on shareholder value that is possible with top-quartile reliability and asset management practices. Bob DiStefano is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Asset Management thought leaders. He was formerly the VP and General Manager of Emerson Reliability Consulting. He has authored countless articles on reliability and asset management and a text book on Asset Data Integrity. Bob was the top rated speaker at Mainstream North America. Later this year, he has the honour of delivering the keynote at the American Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Conference.

Communicating and Enabling Change in Your Maintenance Organisation

After several failed change process efforts, Kevin designed a strategy to successfully implemented change.  By understanding the four phases of change and how to communicate using the three voices of change they were able to make their team receptive.  Kevin used five key enablers - vision, skills, incentives, resources, and action plans - to implement a system to assess the health of the maintenance organization across 12 sites. Hear how recognizing how the people in your organization affected by a change are feeling (and then by responding accordingly!) will enable you to successfully manage lasting change. Kevin has been in Engineering and Maintenance for 35 years: moving from plant engineer to maintenance supervisor to maintenance superintendent to engineering manager, and finally as a corporate strategic asset planning manager.  Kevin audited how well the North American breweries at Anheuser-Busch planned, scheduled, executed, and followed up on maintenance.  He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.  He is now applying the same principles at Monsanto to elevate their maintenance organization to World Class.  Kevin has made many mistakes along the way but has learned from every one of them and his mission is to help others avoid some of the mistakes he has made.

Your Big Asset Management Data Means Nothing Unless its Turned Into Knowledge

Join Alba as she discusses how data-driven decision making is key at a leading developer and owner of renewable generation in Australia and New Zealand. Learn how wind farms gather data from different sources and interpret it to take meaningful decisions to improve production, safety, efficiency and availability. Alba will discuss how to build meaningful KPIs specifically for your business, and stop unnecessary generic reports that add no value and consume such great valuable time. Big data means nothing it you cannot translate it into knowledge to take decisions with to improve your business.

Turn Your Problems into Opportunities: Survival Kit for Changing Times

Putting a ladder on top of a banana-peel to avoid somebody falling over it, is probably not the most efficient solution. But it's weird that you can find several ladders (rules, systems, habits, ...) in almost every organisation. The ladders had an added value in the past but are not relevant anymore in this changing world. But a lot of times, we don't dare to get rid of those ladders because we're afraid of change. Discover how you can turn problems into opportunities. Learn methods to explore the world from different perspectives. Get inspired by several tailor-made examples and stories and experience the power of thinking in a ‘Yes and Act’-mindset.

  • YES - Suspend your judgement. Believe.
  • AND - Explore alternative views. Imagine.
  • ACT - Get into action. Experiment.
Cyriel will show you how to: get in the right mindset for change, learn to suspend your judgment, triple the number of ideas that you’re having and dare to fail more to get more. Cyriel Kortleven has been working in the domain of creativity and innovation for more than 15 years. He stimulates people to break their fixed thinking patterns and inspires with creative skills and examples on how to gain more with less. Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere for creativity and innovation.

Drone Technology, Thermal Imaging & 3D Mapping – Game Changer for Asset Managers

When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable? In this fascinating interactive session, John will demo two technologies currently being utilised – both are game changers for Asset Managers. • Drone technology used for inspections, thermal imaging and 3D mapping. Hear and see how drones are changing the way condition monitoring data is being collected and how that information is impacting Asset Management • 3D Gantt visualisation and live field updating to significantly improve the quality of data used for scheduling large and complex Shutdowns Using the Gartner Hype Principle, John will guide you through case studies and show you examples of how cutting edge technology is transforming asset management - as opposed to just being tech hype!

Applying ISO 55000 Beyond Just Asset Management – Developing Strategy in Operations and Supply

Is asset management about maintenance management? Or is it operational excellence? Or is it compliance? Or is it about finance? No, it’s about realising value from assets. There are many ‘behind the scenes’ functions that are often overlooked, but are essential to ensure success of an asset management program. Identifying and understanding the needs of these functions is a key element in your asset management journey. Scott will share how ISO 55000 has been applied beyond just Asset Management for Operations and Supply, allowing Sanofi SCO to bring their organizational functions into alignment. Scott Morris is the global process owner for asset management, work management and MRO inventory management. Additional responsibilities include system owner of the corporate Enterprise Asset Management system. He is also the Vice Chairman of the US delegation for the development of the ISO 55000 series documents on Asset Management.

Creating Entrepreneurs in Asset Management – Nature or Nurture?

Prior to the 2014 downturn the resource industry was seen as the ultimate “big-corporate” – home of large international companies with secure and predictable career paths. But today’s graduating students are more cynical about job security and opportunities. The downturn has caused large corporates to look more seriously at transformative technologies and develop the sort of agile culture necessary to embrace change and attract the best talent. As a solution to this shift, Melinda will share the results of ‘Unearthed Hackathons’ – a collaboration between mining companies, oil & gas companies, developers, designers, students and industry insiders – coming together to develop prototype solutions for resources sector challenges, working with proprietary industry data as well as data from government partners. Asset management is a key focus area. Corporates have been collecting data on assets for years but not leveraging it effectively for decision making. One of the issues is that the human capital to deal with the data and link it to business value has not been there. A number of the data sets submitted by corporates into the Hackathons have been asset management related. The results have been eye-opening and show senior management what value can be delivered immediately by entrepreneurs, students and data analysts who may know little to nothing about the corporate’s business. This work is a collaboration between Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz, BHP Billiton Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations at UWA, Zane Prickett, Co-Founder of Unearthed and Prof. Thierry Volery, Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Business School.

How Engineers Will Learn and Adapt in a Changing World

Stephen will show you how the engineers of tomorrow want to learn and how their education will be shaped by science. Stephen is the world’s leading authority on learning styles. He has worked with some of the world largest companies, showing them how to integrate technology with learning and education. An example includes working with Ford (UK) to analyze through MRI scanning and scientific research the educational tools and teaching methods which resonate most with different levels of hierarchy and parts of the supply chain. His groundbreaking work led him to be hired by the British Olympic Team to identify and implement the learning styles to deliver optimum performance.

How to Effectively Lead in a Challenging Economic Market

We are operating in a world of ageing assets, capital constraints and tough economic conditions. As a result, people within every organisation need to understand the business impact of what they do. In these conditions, we need to ensure we are approaching leadership in a way that helps teams identify their strengths and empowers them to add value where it matters. So how do we identify and support the progression of leaders and high-performing teams? Join Jessica, A highly motivated, creative and versatile manager with 13 years’ experience and a record of superior results in a variety of challenging and multicultural environments. She will share her experience in incorporating the delivery of operational leadership development in a number of industry sectors. In 2011 Jessica was appointed as BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s first female Mining Manager. Her management skills were recognised when she was chosen as one of a small team of Transformation Leaders whose coaching of management teams in cost reduction extracted 31% of recurrent costs while continuing to safely increase production. Recently Jessica has transitioned into the Building and Construction industry where she is successfully leading a large multi-disciplinary team through one of the hardest down-turns in the WA economy. She will share some key leadership strategies to build personal resilience, engage your workforce and integrate practical skills into your day-to-day routines that will set you apart as a leader.

Disruptive Capability of Smart Sensing Systems in Asset Management

IoT, Big Data, Small Data, Cloud, Arduinos, MEMs, Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi, Python, R, PHP, JSON…..there is a whole new lexicon surrounding the rapidly evolving space of solid state (MEMs) sensors, their associated microcontrollers, open-access code and wireless capability to store raw or processed sensor data in the Cloud. There is a significant technical gap evolving between people, often in their 20s who have grown up with these components and code, and many engineers working in Asset Management today. This presentation is from a team of engineers who straddle this divide: experienced engineers responsible with assessing the technical capability of these new sensing systems; and graduate engineers for whom this technology is second nature. They will present two cases demonstrating the potential disruptive capability of smart sensing systems in asset management:

  • The potential for significant cost savings, improved supportability and interoperability through a Beaglebone-based system
  • Cheaper Teensy-based system aimed at large coverage, difficult to access monitoring locations
With the potential for so much data from these new sensing systems, have you thought through what data you want, when and how you want it, and where you will store it? Do you understand the trade-offs in sensor system selection? Does your company have a strategy to guide your relationship with the open source community? And what is the capability of your staff and organisational structure to operate in this environment?

What if You Were Becoming Obsolete and Didn’t Even Know? Proven Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Game!

We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption. Once-lucrative revenue models are under siege. Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes. The demise of brands such as Kodak, Borders and Blockbuster leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no business is immune. In this fast-paced and compelling keynote presentation, you will discover:

  • Why most businesses don’t realise they are becoming obsolete TILL IT’S ALMOST TOO LATE
  • The 4 MAJOR SHIFTS that are causing brands and industries to become irrelevant
  • PROVEN and PRACTICAL strategies for staying ahead of the curve and competition
You will leave this presentation with a game plan for successfully navigating change and emerge stronger and more relevant than ever. Michael is the special keynote for Mainstream 2017. He is an award-winning strategist and author of 5 bestselling books.

How BlueScope Identified the Critical and Eliminated Waste Leveraging ISO 55000

By removing the siloed approaches that exist in many plants, asset intensive companies can gain a comprehensive view of asset integrity across the entire facility. BlueScope broke down the requirements of ISO 55000 to identify and develop strategy for their critical equipment that:

  • Reduced volume of scheduled maintenance tasks by 50% at the Western Port plant
  • Improved OEE performance
  • Increased mean time between maintenance
  • Introduced Lean Manufacturing as a way of life
Put simply – they identified the critical; and eliminated the waste! A journey of continuous improvement of this magnitude is founded on challenging the status quo and adapting the process. But above all else, it’s investing in and having respect for your people. Critical to this success was the engagement with our trades and maintenance planning teams. Asset integrity and management is not just a plant issue. It’s a company issue, and ISO 55000 encourages better communication across the company, leading to more informed decisions and better outcomes about people, equipment and capital resources.