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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 the Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas, and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management in South Africa.

 

 

Speakers

 
  • Ed Van Cise

    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 are challenging and complex, requiring support from onboard crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the dynamically changing environment and missions in and beyond Earth orbit, as well as managing the risks inherent in those missions, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams. This discussion will explore the subject of leadership...

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  • john woodhouse

    John Woodhouse

    Managing Director, The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (UK)
     
    Putting Numbers on the Table: Quantifying Benefits, Value, Risks and Intangibles to Justify What Needs to be Done, When and Why

    Expanding on the summary presented to the main conference, an interactive workshop offers delegates the opportunity to understand the real innovation and applicability of modern risk-based decision-making techniques – that include the factors of human psychology, uncertainty and managing conflicting expectations. John will demonstrate methods for identifying, prioritising and resolving asset-related problems, including the key steps of determining and demonstrating...

    Read more >
     
  • ian rendall

    Ian Renall

    Maintenance Superintendent Ironmaking, New Zealand Steel (NZ)
     
    “Before They Are Gone”: a Somewhat Subversive Approach to Capturing Intellectual Knowledge

    New Zealand Steel is utilising some innovative tools to capture critically learnt artisan and specialist knowledge in their aging and transient workforce. Connecting the animators and maintenance specialists to produce 3D work method capture. Engagement has been infectious. This presentation will show you the tools which have changed the narrative for us and are ready for you to use now.

     
  • Melissa de sousa alvez

    Melissa de Sousa Alves

    Senior Professional Officer (Linear Assets and Quality), City of Cape Town
     
    Optimising Asset Performance Through Appropriate Pipe Networks Management and Monitoring System

    The formation of the Cape Town metro enabled the scrutiny of the performance of water networks subjected to various operational methodologies. Data was collected and scrutinised over one decade. This data revealed important factors: proper network operations, management and appropriate pressure reduction led to significant extension of pipe network life, improving service delivery by minimising service disruptions. We also found...

    Read more >
     
  • Willie Gerrits

    Willie Gerrits

    Operations Support Core: Head Maintenance Improvement, Sasol Limited
     
    SASOL – On Our Asset Management Journey

    Imagine working in an operational environment where roles and responsibilities are clear, ways of working are simple and well known, decision makers are empowered and the workplace is safe and stable. Within manufacturing, we strive to sustainably and significantly improve operations productivity and establish a “One Sasol” way of operating. The goal is to fundamentally change the current operational practices...

    Read more >
     
  • John Bowie

    John Bowie

    Company Director, PalmCrest (AUS)
     
    Blueprinting Your Shutdown Process – A Roadmap to Success

    No other maintenance event goes through the reinvention machine more than shutdowns. Even with lessons learned, we often fail to capitalise on past experience. Despite processes, work management, and hundred other good intentions, we often end up at the start of each shutdown event scrambling to do things better, faster, safer, shorter, and with less money than before. Usually, we...

    Read more >
     
  • Drew Troyer

    Drew Troyer, CRE, CMRP

    President & Founder, Sigma Reliability Solutions (USA)
     
    If Only It Weren’t for the People… The Human Factors of Plant Reliability

    Most reliability initiatives are very equipment-oriented.  However, research suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related.  In this interactive deep dive, Drew will discuss the plant as a system of technological artefacts, organisational artefacts and human artefacts. We’ll discuss how to manage the human and organisational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability. In many...

    Read more >
     
  • Johannes Coetzee

    Johannes Coetzee

    President, Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA)
     
    Advances in Technology Driving the Need for Asset Management Professionalisation

    This keynote presentation will share some of the key future developments in the field of Asset Management, as well as some of the exciting initiatives SAAMA is currently driving around the professionalisation of this sector.

     
  • Jill Harris

    Jill Harris

    Principal: Business Improvement Programme Design, Anglo American
     
    Creating an Improvement Culture Through Experiential Learning Approaches

    The Centre for Experiential Learning (CEL) is a safe learning environment whose purpose is to embed a business improvement culture in Anglo American. Executives to front-line workers undertake customised learning at CEL through interactive, experiential approaches that include reflection on the activities. Field-based coaching supports embedding of learned concepts, and technical skills are complemented with appropriate behavioural principles. This presentation...

    Read more >
     
  • Veer Ramnarain

    Veer Ramnarain

    Deputy Head: Electricity Unit, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
     
    Why Asset Management is a ‘Must Do’ for the Sustainability of Any Organisation: a Board Level Discussion

    The success of implementing an asset management strategy is largely dependent on getting the commitment from the topmost level of an organisation i.e. executive committee. The failure in getting this commitment is often as a result of highly competent and technical Asset Care Practitioners unable to articulate the benefits of asset management in a language that is understood by a...

    Read more >
     
  • John Vujicic

    John Vujicic

    President & CEO, VIZIYA Corporation
     
    The Digitisation of Enterprise Asset Management and the Integration of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    The future of Enterprise Asset Management is changing rapidly as the move toward digitisation becomes necessary. Smart organisations are aware of this and are planning for the future by making major investments in EAM solutions. Two of the biggest factors affecting the future of the EAM market is a shift toward cloud services and the emergence of the Industrial Internet...

    Read more >
     
  • Eddie Hermann

    Eddie Herrmann

    National Technical Manager, Netcare Limited
     
    People Do Asset Management: How Competency Influences Asset Performance Outcomes

    Engineering competence is the combination of the following three elements – knowledge, skill and understanding. The continuous ever-improving technology cycle requires public and private industries to improve current assets to stay competitive. Private and public sectors are finding it difficult to employ or contract the required competent engineering resources. This presentation will look at what can be implemented to obtain...

    Read more >
     
  • Compton Saunders

    Compton Saunders

    Operations Manager, Globeleq South Africa Management Services
     
    Should We Redefine The Meaning of “Business Case” When We Consider The Value of ISO 55000?

    This discussion will present the implementation of ISO 55000 in a multi-national organisation with a portfolio of utility-scale power plants. The implementation is currently being executed across 3 renewable power plants and a management services organisation in South Africa. This presentation will look at how local top management support was gained to implement the standard, the approach to complete strategy...

    Read more >
     
  • Deshun Deysel

    Deshun Deysel

    Independent
     
    Equipping A New Breed of Digitally Savvy Leaders to Thrive in A Rapidly Changing World

    The game of Human Capital has changed. Strategies that kept organisations ahead of the game before may no longer work. In this rapidly changing world, keeping up with work performance has become one of the key challenges within teams. What is called for is a solution which combines, agility, flexibility and clarity with digitisation. In this deep-dive session, we will...

    Read more >
     
  • Mumenga Kangumine

    Mumenga Kangumine

    Manager: Asset Care, Namibia Power Corporation
     
    The Benefits of Starting the Journey Towards ISO 55000 Compliance

    Though ISO 55000 has become more relevant, many companies are unclear where to start or how to plan for it. Namibia Power Corporation has taken the first steps on this long journey, resulting in major advances. There have already been remarkable improvements in the efficiency of maintenance processes, leading to fewer breakdowns, less downtime and a reduction in standby crew....

    Read more >
     
  • Johann Wannenburg

    Johann Wannenburg

    Associate Professor, Asset Integrity Institute of the University of Pretoria
     
    Skilling up for Successful Asset Management

    Successful Asset Management is achieved through a combination of competent People, Processes and Systems. Often, the aspect presenting the most significant opportunities for improvement in many industries is the competency of the people involved in Asset Management. We’ll look at the comprehensive collaboration between industry and academia to upskill Asset Management practitioners in the engineering discipline. Johann will also present...

    Read more >
     
  • Paul Myburgh

    Paul Myburgh       

    Filmmaker, Author, Anthropologist
     
    The Bushman Winter Has Come  

    Paul John Myburgh is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, anthropologist, and author of the book, "The Bushman Winter Has Come". This talk reveals the life lessons learned from seven years spent living amongst the Kalahari Bushmen. Paul has spent the last twenty years working on the story of the excavation of the Little Foot fossil skeleton in the Cradle of Humankind....

    Read more >
     
  • Barry Coltham

    Barry Coltham

    Managing Director, Achievement Awards Group (Pty) Ltd
     
    Managing Stress and Improving Performance: a Contact Centre Case Study

    The accumulated effects of negative stress can be dire for an individual’s physical and psychological health. Job performance is a common casualty. Multiplied across your workforce, business performance also suffers. Could stress management techniques help? We ran an experiment in a high-pressure, high-stress contact centre to find out. This presentation describes our experience and conclusions. Key takeaways are: • Better...

    Read more >
     
  • andre jordaan

    Andre Jordaan

    Partner Consultant, Pragma
     
    Asset Life Cycle Management – The Optimum Point to Replace Your Asset

     
  • khuselwa mtetwa

    Khuselwa Mtetwa

    Executive Director, ALCM Solutions
     
    Innovation in the Asset Management Field

     

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  • Sunny

    "I signed up to search for the answer to two simple questions – What is it that I don’t know and where must I go from here?  What I got exceeded my expectations - distinguished speakers, transformational , modern, practical and inspiring.  Good people doing great work by sharing knowledge!"

    Sunny Sujan - Maintenance Superintendent, South32
     
  • cynthia_web

    "“As a first time attendee to the Mainstream Conference, this was a great opportunity! The presentations were relevant to my daily jobs…detailed and clear, presenters did a good job. Big up to the organising team, I am looking forward to the next conference.”"

    Cynthia Cebekhulu - Asset Manager, eThekwini Municipality
     
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    "Mainstream’s niche is that you get this practical knowledge from industry bests, both locally and abroad."

    Rina Peach - Senior Engineer, Eskom Transmission
     
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    "I have 28 years of experience in Maintenance/Reliability and Mainstream is where I go to augment my skill set. The Mainstream speakers are always leaders in their fields."

    Ralf Küther - Principal Specialist: Maintenance systems ArcelorMittal
     
  • mumba

    "“Transformational” would best describe the Mainstream Conference, and “Excellent” the presenters, exhibitors, partners and organisers."

    John Mumba - Manager AM Department, Transmission BU, NamPower
     
 
 

Sponsors

 
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    SAAMA
     
    Accredited by
     
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    ALCM
     
    Emerging Partner
     
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    Vetasi in partnership with Gaussian
     
    Partner
     
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    Pragma
     
    Interaction Partner
     
  •  
    Prometheus
     
    Partner
     
  •  
    Viziya
     
    Partner
     

Leadership in a High Performing, High-Reliability Organisation

Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions are challenging and complex, requiring support from onboard crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the dynamically changing environment and missions in and beyond Earth orbit, as well as managing the risks inherent in those missions, 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 personal experiences of the presenter.

Putting Numbers on the Table: Quantifying Benefits, Value, Risks and Intangibles to Justify What Needs to be Done, When and Why

Expanding on the summary presented to the main conference, an interactive workshop offers delegates the opportunity to understand the real innovation and applicability of modern risk-based decision-making techniques – that include the factors of human psychology, uncertainty and managing conflicting expectations. John will demonstrate methods for identifying, prioritising and resolving asset-related problems, including the key steps of determining and demonstrating what is worth spending and when. In particular, this helps technical folk to make a clear business case for timely intervention, by quantifying the financial, risk and other consequences of different scenarios and options, including the ‘intangibles’. Participants can even select what sorts of case studies they would like to explore: they can be evaluated ‘live’ during the workshop since the methods are completely scalable and work with whatever data and/or subject matter expertise is available. Exemplary cases include:

  • When should I replace my ageing (or ‘obsolete’) asset?
  • Is a refurbishment worthwhile to extend asset life?
  • What is the optimal maintenance or inspection/condition monitoring interval?
  • Should I hold a spare (and if so, how many)?
  • Which projects or other tasks can I afford to delay or cancel if budgets are constrained?
Participants will receive a summary guide to the 6-step SALVO processes and a discount on the guidebook developed by the international collaboration that developed it.

Optimising Asset Performance Through Appropriate Pipe Networks Management and Monitoring System

The formation of the Cape Town metro enabled the scrutiny of the performance of water networks subjected to various operational methodologies. Data was collected and scrutinised over one decade. This data revealed important factors: proper network operations, management and appropriate pressure reduction led to significant extension of pipe network life, improving service delivery by minimising service disruptions. We also found that data verification would improve network performance. Systems are currently being put in place that will align the utility in this direction.

SASOL – On Our Asset Management Journey

Imagine working in an operational environment where roles and responsibilities are clear, ways of working are simple and well known, decision makers are empowered and the workplace is safe and stable. Within manufacturing, we strive to sustainably and significantly improve operations productivity and establish a “One Sasol” way of operating. The goal is to fundamentally change the current operational practices through the standardisation of Operations Core Processes and the implementation of a continuous improvement methodology that will drive Sasol towards Excellence in Operations.

Blueprinting Your Shutdown Process – A Roadmap to Success

No other maintenance event goes through the reinvention machine more than shutdowns. Even with lessons learned, we often fail to capitalise on past experience. Despite processes, work management, and hundred other good intentions, we often end up at the start of each shutdown event scrambling to do things better, faster, safer, shorter, and with less money than before. Usually, we fall way short of our own aspirations. This workshop will help attendees understand how to bring back order, discipline, and measurable results from the planning phase through to the execution of the shutdown event. With the right processes, tools and people, John will show you how to establish a working blueprint for any shutdown.

If Only It Weren’t for the People… The Human Factors of Plant Reliability

Most reliability initiatives are very equipment-oriented.  However, research suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related.  In this interactive deep dive, Drew will discuss the plant as a system of technological artefacts, organisational artefacts and human artefacts. We’ll discuss how to manage the human and organisational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability. In many instances, we’re rewarding failure while expecting reliability. Special attention will be paid to reward systems and the KPIs that drive them. Most reliability initiatives are very equipment-oriented.  However, research suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related.  In this interactive deep dive, Drew will discuss the plant as a system of technological artifacts, organisational artifacts and human artifacts. We’ll discuss how to manage the human and organisational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability. In many instances, we’re rewarding failure while expecting reliability. Special attention will be paid to reward systems and the KPIs that drive them.

Creating an Improvement Culture Through Experiential Learning Approaches

The Centre for Experiential Learning (CEL) is a safe learning environment whose purpose is to embed a business improvement culture in Anglo American. Executives to front-line workers undertake customised learning at CEL through interactive, experiential approaches that include reflection on the activities. Field-based coaching supports embedding of learned concepts, and technical skills are complemented with appropriate behavioural principles. This presentation showcases CEL’s learning methods, successful programmes, and the realised benefits to Anglo American.

Why Asset Management is a ‘Must Do’ for the Sustainability of Any Organisation: a Board Level Discussion

The success of implementing an asset management strategy is largely dependent on getting the commitment from the topmost level of an organisation i.e. executive committee. The failure in getting this commitment is often as a result of highly competent and technical Asset Care Practitioners unable to articulate the benefits of asset management in a language that is understood by a diverse executive committee. This presentation could provide some insights on the benefits of asset management, in the context of the executive committee.

The Digitisation of Enterprise Asset Management and the Integration of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The future of Enterprise Asset Management is changing rapidly as the move toward digitisation becomes necessary. Smart organisations are aware of this and are planning for the future by making major investments in EAM solutions. Two of the biggest factors affecting the future of the EAM market is a shift toward cloud services and the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things – the IIoT. Maintenance organisations are being tasked to start their digitisation journey, with funds and resources to make real changes.

People Do Asset Management: How Competency Influences Asset Performance Outcomes

Engineering competence is the combination of the following three elements – knowledge, skill and understanding. The continuous ever-improving technology cycle requires public and private industries to improve current assets to stay competitive. Private and public sectors are finding it difficult to employ or contract the required competent engineering resources. This presentation will look at what can be implemented to obtain competent engineering resources both inside and outside of your company.

Should We Redefine The Meaning of “Business Case” When We Consider The Value of ISO 55000?

This discussion will present the implementation of ISO 55000 in a multi-national organisation with a portfolio of utility-scale power plants. The implementation is currently being executed across 3 renewable power plants and a management services organisation in South Africa. This presentation will look at how local top management support was gained to implement the standard, the approach to complete strategy and planning of the standard, the structures that have been put in place to direct and implement the framework, and typical budget.

Equipping A New Breed of Digitally Savvy Leaders to Thrive in A Rapidly Changing World

The game of Human Capital has changed. Strategies that kept organisations ahead of the game before may no longer work. In this rapidly changing world, keeping up with work performance has become one of the key challenges within teams. What is called for is a solution which combines, agility, flexibility and clarity with digitisation. In this deep-dive session, we will explore new ways to ‘manage’ with the ongoing feedback and coaching needed to track performance, while removing the pain of Annual Performance Appraisal admin from managers and leaders.

The Benefits of Starting the Journey Towards ISO 55000 Compliance

Though ISO 55000 has become more relevant, many companies are unclear where to start or how to plan for it. Namibia Power Corporation has taken the first steps on this long journey, resulting in major advances. There have already been remarkable improvements in the efficiency of maintenance processes, leading to fewer breakdowns, less downtime and a reduction in standby crew. This presentation will review some of the key improvement initiatives or projects (AMIP) that the organisation embarked on subsequent to the completion of the audit, policy and strategy development.

Skilling up for Successful Asset Management

Successful Asset Management is achieved through a combination of competent People, Processes and Systems. Often, the aspect presenting the most significant opportunities for improvement in many industries is the competency of the people involved in Asset Management. We’ll look at the comprehensive collaboration between industry and academia to upskill Asset Management practitioners in the engineering discipline. Johann will also present an innovative process of upskilling people involved in Asset Management at all levels and of all disciplines involved in a typical operation.

The Bushman Winter Has Come  

Paul John Myburgh is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, anthropologist, and author of the book, "The Bushman Winter Has Come". This talk reveals the life lessons learned from seven years spent living amongst the Kalahari Bushmen. Paul has spent the last twenty years working on the story of the excavation of the Little Foot fossil skeleton in the Cradle of Humankind. This keynote address considers our physical and spiritual evolution and reflects on the things that connect us all as humans.

Managing Stress and Improving Performance: a Contact Centre Case Study

The accumulated effects of negative stress can be dire for an individual’s physical and psychological health. Job performance is a common casualty. Multiplied across your workforce, business performance also suffers. Could stress management techniques help? We ran an experiment in a high-pressure, high-stress contact centre to find out. This presentation describes our experience and conclusions. Key takeaways are: • Better understanding how performance improvement works • Getting the neuroscience basics behind managing stress • Learning how to influence personal physiology