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Wednesday 12 May 2021

09:00 - 09:50

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10:00 - 10:30
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The Chain That Must Not Be Broken - Ancient Roman Lessons from Asset Strategy in 97AD.

Christer Idhammar (USA) Founder, IDCON INC
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The Chain That Must Not Be Broken - Ancient Roman Lessons from Asset Strategy in 97AD.

What is new? Are you ready to benefit from all the new technology?

The future is coming fast and maintenance employees are bombarded with new technologies under the umbrella of Maintenance 4.0 and include IoT, AR, Cognitive Maintenance etc. Today, most used new technology in maintenance is within the domain of Condition Monitoring, but some old well-known basics must still be in place.

If sensors, that can measure the condition of components many times a second, are applied, can your organisation then handle a “100%” (or at very least, huge increases) in early detected failures?

Yes, you can. As long as the chain from detection to planning to scheduling to action is solid.

Christer Idhammar (USA)
Christer Idhammar (USA) Founder IDCON INC
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10:35 - 11:05
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Admitting Human Error in the Workplace – Maximizing Asset Reliability with Human Factors

Lt. Col. David Wilbur (USA) US Marines Corps & President, Vetergy Group
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Admitting Human Error in the Workplace – Maximizing Asset Reliability with Human Factors

You will be introduced to human error as a tool for improving organizational reliability.  As a rule, people do not set out to cause failure; rather, they aim to contribute to the larger success of their organization.  Nevertheless, as part of a multi-dimensional operating framework, individuals are sometimes shepherded by complex events into making decisions that instead contribute to failures.

Organizations are complex systems with emergent behavior, unforeseen from a reductionist view of individuals’ behaviors.  Instead of blaming individuals for error, we ask why the system responded the way it did.

Human error is inevitable and serves as a symptom of systemic failure.  As with all symptoms, it becomes a signal spurring systemic change.  The idea is to welcome human error as an indication that leadership should investigate the dark, murky, uncomfortable cultural issues that made the error seem like a good idea at the time.

Dave will illustrate ideas with first-hand stories from our experiences as leaders, naval aviators and consultants in manufacturing industries.

David has served as a Fighter Pilot and Commanding Officer in the US Marines; and a Business Unit Manager and Entrepreneur in private sector industries. From the pressure of combat to unforgiving environments in industry, David experienced a parallel demand for unparalleled human reliability. He has designed and implemented enterprise programs to deliver human reliability in operations where mistakes can be life threatening, economically disastrous and environmentally catastrophic on a global scale. David has learned that reliable human performance distills to a set of key principles.

Lt. Col. David Wilbur (USA)
Lt. Col. David Wilbur (USA) US Marines Corps & President Vetergy Group
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11:20 - 12:45
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Resilience Masterclass: Are you a Lucky or Resilient Leader? How 1% Will Occur 100% of the Time

Lt. Col. David Wilbur (USA) US Marines Corps & President, Vetergy Group
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Resilience Masterclass: Are you a Lucky or Resilient Leader? How 1% Will Occur 100% of the Time

Through this captivating case study of four US Marine F/A-18Ds and eight lives as they approach certain disaster, you will experience why resilient leaders constantly ask…” What are we not seeing?” Fortunately, your own system holds the answer, but not where you expect to find it. We will see how dramatic differences among leader behaviors produce more resilient, more competitive, higher performing, future industry leaders or not.

David has served as a Fighter Pilot and Commanding Officer in the US Marines, and a Business Unit Manager and Entrepreneur in private sector industries. From the pressure of combat to unforgiving environments in industry, David experienced a parallel demand for unparalleled human reliability. He has designed and implemented enterprise programs to deliver human reliability in operations where mistakes can be life threatening, economically disastrous, and environmentally catastrophic on a global scale.

Lt. Col. David Wilbur (USA)
Lt. Col. David Wilbur (USA) US Marines Corps & President Vetergy Group
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11:20 - 12:45
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Masterclass: Transitioning Maintenance from Cost Center to Competitive Advantage

Drew Troyer (USA) Asset Management, and Reliability Educator
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Masterclass: Transitioning Maintenance from Cost Center to Competitive Advantage

Reliability and asset management are popular buzzwords today – but it’s really nothing new. It’s a framework of management tools that was originally designed to keep airplanes from falling out of the sky. And it still works great in that capacity, but it can be retooled and modified to meet the needs of any equipment-dependent entity, like a manufacturing plant. Reliability is not a program – it’s a lifestyle. If you adopt it, you’ll reap the benefits, which include increased availability, yield and quality, reduced costs, and, if you’re strategic, a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

In this practical masterclass, Drew will lead discussion on the general approach for adopting a reliable equipment asset management lifestyle and relate the benefits to KPIs that are important to you, like return on net assets (RONA), economic value added (EVA) and share price.

  • Asset management can dramatically influence company value and share price.
  • Aberdeen Group benchmark data applied to a company’s income statement, share price and other key financial performance indicators – compare asset management leaders and laggards!
  • How reliability system deployment affects the entire value stream – product and process design, marketing, upstream supply chain, plant operations and downstream supply chain
  • Overall Business Effectiveness (OBE) – a more holistic view of the overall business than OEE.
  • Creating a competitive advantage through effective management of your equipment assets.
  • Classifying business losses so you can target them for action.

 

Discover these take-aways:

  1. the power of asset reliability management - from the CEO’s chair!
  2. why it’s imperative for you to move your organizations reliability performance into the upper quartile – you’ll see it in Dollars and $ense!
  3. how to classify losses into the nine key areas across the value stream.
  4. that you can’t achieve reliability by managing maintenance alone – your losses and problems are cross-functional, so must be your solutions.
  5. how to convert often abstract reliability benefits into Dollars and $ense for your own company at a plant level, division level or enterprise level.
Drew Troyer (USA)
Drew Troyer (USA) Asset Management and Reliability Educator
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11:20 - 12:45
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Lubrication Masterclass: The Essential Elements of a Best Practice Lubrication Program

Wes Cash Director of Technical Services, Noria Corporation
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Lubrication Masterclass: The Essential Elements of a Best Practice Lubrication Program

This masterclass is designed for anyone needing to deepen understanding around the fundamentals of Lubrication. Whether a Manager or Fitter, it will help align best practises in lubrication to boost reliability enterprise wide.

When implementing a lubrication program, it’s important to have as many people as possible understand the basics of lubricants, lubrication and contamination control. Having everyone on the same page is important to the success of a lubrication program. The masterclass provides an overview of how lubricants work and many essential elements important to an effective lubrication program.

Attendees will leave the training with an understanding of why lubricants should be cared for as an important asset and why lubricating machinery correctly is critical.

• Maintenance and Machine Reliability

• Tribology, Wear and Viscosity

• Base Oils and Additives

• Grease Fundamentals

• Lubricating Oil: Application Methods

• Lubricating Grease Application Methods

• Lubrication Application: Electric Motors

• Particle Contamination

• Water Contamination

• Contamination Control

• Oil Drains, Flushing and Reservoir Management

• Lube Room, Handling, Storage and Management of Lubricants

• Field Inspections, Basic Machine Care and Daily Rounds

Wes Cash
Wes Cash Director of Technical Services Noria Corporation
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11:20 - 12:45
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Planning Masterclass: Make Planning and Scheduling Great Again

Peter Durrant Principal AFIEAust, Covaris
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Planning Masterclass: Make Planning and Scheduling Great Again

In the era of continuous improvement and productivity gains driven by a simple corporate message “Get the best value out of each dollar spent”, organisation’s need to determine where and how to increase productivity.

A mindset change is required from ’Planning and Scheduling’ to Planning, then Scheduling, to reinforce that both steps have value, and both need to be done well but there is no formal qualification for a maintenance planner and scheduler.

This 90-minute masterclass explores the specification of a policy for the deployment of maintenance planners within industrial environments to provide guidance on ensuring that the objectives of effective planning are delivered to maintenance teams within operations.

The policy specifies the objectives which the planners are expected to achieve, and the strategy then defines critical aspects as to how these objectives can be met to clarify to all stake holders the expectations both of planners and the stake holders who benefit from the service.

The strategy consists of process requirements, managing interfaces between planners and other people, the personal requirements and competencies of a planner, and then a check list of requirements which need to be met. These requirements are in a form suitable for an internal review of the effective deployment of planners.

Then we explore what is necessary for a formal qualification of the Planner in the Australian Nationally Accredited format under the regulator for vocational education and training with a registered and accredited VET course.

Peter Durrant
Peter Durrant Principal AFIEAust Covaris
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12:45 - 13:20

Lunch

13:20 - 13:40

Demo Sessions

13:45 - 14:20
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Simplifying Data to Identify a Critical Few Issues Responsible for Over $100 Million in Losses

Brian Ropitini Independent Thought Leader and former Director of Manufacturing, Methanex
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Simplifying Data to Identify a Critical Few Issues Responsible for Over $100 Million in Losses

Analysing data can have you chasing your tail. Simplifying the data into useful information however can sharpen your focus on the critical few issues and activities that will deliver the greatest value.

Many organisations complain about a lack of resources to get everything they need done. However, a simple review of the work being undertaken will often highlight many low value activities collectively consuming a significant portion of budget and available resources.

Utilising something as simple as a pareto chart can help reorganise the priorities and reassign valuable resource and budget to activities identified on the left-hand side of the chart delivering the best value outcomes.

Brian will provide examples from two real life case studies demonstrating the power of a simple pareto chart and how it can be used at all levels within organisations, from making changes to preventative maintenance activities to identifying high level strategic initiatives to effectively eliminate issues that have resulted in over 100 million dollars of losses.

Brian Ropitini
Brian Ropitini Independent Thought Leader and former Director of Manufacturing Methanex
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13:45 - 14:20
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You’re Closer Than You Think - Exploiting the People, Process and Technology you Already Have

David Bartolo Head of Asset Intelligence, AGL Paul Boris EVP & CRO, Praemo (USA)
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You’re Closer Than You Think - Exploiting the People, Process and Technology you Already Have

Presented by David Bartolo, AGL and Paul Boris, Praemo (USA)

While machines are generating more data with increasing granularity, our most seasoned experts are leaving with all their accumulated experience. So why are we buried in data and starving for insight? Once every sensor, machine and system is integrated, we can start to reap the benefits, right? Well, what if we’re looking at the problem from the wrong end of the telescope? We’re ignoring the very methods humans use to build their own expertise, and disruptive technologies allow us to harness that, and exploit what we already have to drive new levels of performance. Paul and David examine the opportunities we have right in front of us, including:

  • Digital Twins. Everybody wants a piece of the action. IT want to support but struggle with the detail. Engineers know what they need. KISS (Keep it simple stupid)
  • IIOT and edge. So many options. Where do we start? What data infrastructure do I need first? What has worked well to get us started. Get ready for “we don’t do that here”!
  • Centralised asset Related analytics. What works. How to support and guide a project. What does not work.
David Bartolo
David Bartolo Head of Asset Intelligence AGL
Paul Boris
Paul Boris EVP & CRO Praemo (USA)
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13:45 - 14:20
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The Business of Becoming a Female Maintainer

Bonita Carroll Doctoral Researcher, University of Western Australia Matthew Brierley Manager - Intelligent Assets, Woodside Energy Limited
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The Business of Becoming a Female Maintainer

Matthew Brierley, Woodside Energy, interviews Bonita Carroll, University of Western Australia.

An examination of the historical and cultural processes shaping women’s career nomination, motivations and retention in the field of maintenance in heavy industry. This is an exploration of the lived experiences of women working in manual trades in heavy industry.  Fieldwork was conducted in a remote mining town in Western Australia’s Pilbara region with frontline maintenance personnel from both an iron ore and an oil and gas company.

The work takes an in-depth look at the conundrum surrounding women’s enduring low representation in manual trades. Although the impetus of the work was to understand the working life of a female maintainer, what emerged is a rich understanding of the lived experiences of both male and female maintainers and the impact of gendered practices on social change in many facets of modern life.

Bonita Carroll
Bonita Carroll Doctoral Researcher University of Western Australia
Matthew Brierley
Matthew Brierley Manager - Intelligent Assets Woodside Energy Limited
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14:30 - 15:15
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Arming Davids with Slingshots: Combatting the Goliathan Forces You Face

JT Kostman (USA) PhD, Keynote Speaker, CEO & AI Psychologist
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Arming Davids with Slingshots: Combatting the Goliathan Forces You Face

COVID is wreaking havoc with the economy. Companies of every size and in every sector are being challenged like never before. But as Sun Tzu said, "In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity."

What practical, tactical, actionable steps can you take to turn this potential disaster into an advantage for your organization - and for yourself?

Bring paper and pen - and all of your questions - and join Dr. JT Kostman for an informal conversation as he shares pragmatic, unfiltered, no-holds-barred advice gained from his decades of front-line experiences in guiding organizations from peril to profitability.

JT Kostman (USA)
JT Kostman (USA) PhD, Keynote Speaker CEO & AI Psychologist
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14:30 - 15:15
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Empowering the User - Do Mobile More, Do Mobile Better

Ben Cronin Vice President, APAC Sigga Technologies Vikesh Dayaram Director - Customer Success, Sigga Technologies
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Empowering the User - Do Mobile More, Do Mobile Better

Presented by Ben Cronin & Vikesh Dayaram

As organisations mature and require a more detailed focus and refinement of maintenance and operational processes, the ability for a “Vanilla” solution to meets these requirements continues to be stretched. In this session Ben and Vikesh will discuss this shift and supply insight on how technology is changing because of this trend and how future solutions are empowering the user to make these transformational changes themselves.

You’ll see real examples where organisations have had to face this issue and demonstrate their chosen pathways to success.

Ben Cronin
Ben Cronin Vice President APAC Sigga Technologies
Vikesh Dayaram
Vikesh Dayaram Director - Customer Success Sigga Technologies
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14:30 - 15:15
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Have We Inadvertently Substituted Maintenance and Reliability for Asset Management – and in the Process Done an Injustice to Both?

John Searls Managing Principal, Asset Management & Performance - Australia & NZ, Aurecon
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Have We Inadvertently Substituted Maintenance and Reliability for Asset Management – and in the Process Done an Injustice to Both?

LIVE INTERACTIVE MEET-UP

There can be a lot in label. 30 years ago some aspects of industry embraced a focus on Reliability, but in practice they often just meant good Maintenance. It took a while to make a true change from simply complying to our schedule, to measuring the impactfulness of our maintenance. Over the past two decades the term Asset Management has been used to describe everything from maintenance through to asset portfolio optimisation. As practitioners we previously longed for the c-suite to be focused on Asset Management. Now some of us hold concerns that whilst the term is in their lexicon, the fundamental intentions of an Asset Management approach are still not well understood by those leaders. In our quest for recognition of Asset Management, have we inadvertently led corporations to downplay the importance of good old maintenance and reliability? Or are we still seeing key decision makers overlook the true intentions of Asset Management, essentially limiting the focus to minimising the cost of Maintenance? If we are seeing both, or differences between industry sectors, can we unpack why this might be the case?

John Searls
John Searls Managing Principal, Asset Management & Performance - Australia & NZ Aurecon
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14:30 - 15:15
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Asset Management in the Age of Industry 4.0

Jon Wilson Global CoE - Digital Supply Chain, SAP Simon Lee Global Solution Manager - Predictive Asset Insights, SAP Jonathan Marvin Solution Architect, Rizing
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Asset Management in the Age of Industry 4.0

Presented by Simon Lee, SAP; Jonathan Marvin, Rizing; Jon Wilson, SAP

With the rise in prominence of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), technologies such as Digital Twins, Machine Learning, Simulation are now available to support reliability engineers in both defining data driven asset management strategies, and in monitoring those strategies.

The intent is to achieve a step-change improvement in cost, risk and performance, and transform asset management practices. In this live interactive session, we will discuss both the potential of Industry 4.0 in Asset Management, and also the reality of implementing these capabilities today.

Jon Wilson
Jon Wilson Global CoE - Digital Supply Chain SAP
Simon Lee
Simon Lee Global Solution Manager - Predictive Asset Insights SAP
Jonathan Marvin
Jonathan Marvin Solution Architect Rizing
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15:20 - 15:55
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Prognostic Asset Management and Big Data Assisting Rail Renewals

Drew Hellyer Manager Asset Data & Assurance, Aurizon Network Frankie Steel (NZ) Vice President Sales ANZ, Syniti
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Prognostic Asset Management and Big Data Assisting Rail Renewals

Frankie Steel of Syniti will interview Drew Hellyer of Aurizon

In a linear asset, over large areas, prediction of when to renew rail is a critical business decision. Aurizon Network has developed and released a rail wear analyses model that takes measurements from various sources and through a decision engine to predict degradation curves forward and determine when an asset will reach the point for renewal as defined in the asset standards.

Given that not all rail wears in the same pattern, Aurizon Network faced the challenge of when to renew rail at the point that provides the most life for the asset ahead of failure.

Hear how the project resulted in Big Data being harnessed to not just understand what’s happening now, but to give a future view of rail wear allowing for optimal renewal planning. And how data analyzed against defined parameters would determine future work and create future work orders for delivery autonomous of human interaction.

Drew shares his insights:

  • The key data that we need to make better decisions often already exists in our businesses, we just need to understand the problem we are seeking to solve.
  • Big data is not scary, it just needs to be organized so it can be utilized.
  • Knowing what has happened is expected, knowing what’s happening is good, knowing what is going to happen is the key to better decisions
Drew Hellyer
Drew Hellyer Manager Asset Data & Assurance Aurizon Network
Frankie Steel (NZ)
Frankie Steel (NZ) Vice President Sales ANZ Syniti
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15:20 - 15:55
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Why Asset Management is Key to Business Success

Lucie Mitchell Head of Asset Management, Essential Energy Jason Apps CEO, ARMS Reliability
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Why Asset Management is Key to Business Success

Presented by Lucie Mitchell, Essential Energy & Jason Apps, ARMS Reliability

Asset intensive organisations are facing an ever-greater challenge to justify the decisions it makes; our customers and stakeholders know more than ever before and are demanding greater transparency around how decisions are made. An asset management approach provides organisations with a framework to define the outcomes (including objectives, levels of service) it needs from its asset base, and a way of demonstrating that activities undertaken truly align with these outcomes.

It is an approach that facilitates joined-up, whole-of-life, risk-based thinking and decision-making around assets, rather than simply the maintenance activities performed on an asset /asset group in isolation.

It is a way of thinking that challenges conventional asset-focused thinking. Solutions that once would have been uncontested are facing increased scrutiny from customers and broader stakeholders; a creative approach to non-network and non-asset solution identification must now become the norm, and it requires a multi-disciplined approach involving greater collaboration and creative thinking across team boundaries.

Solutions no longer are just about the ‘what’ but must also link to the ‘why’ with greater consideration of the ‘when’ and the ‘how’. Asset Management isn’t a team, a department or even a division, it’s a whole of business approach that ensures your assets are truly ‘assets’, not liabilities!

Essential Energy is on a journey to improve its asset management maturity; it is taking a whole of organisation approach to realise the very best value from its assets to meet customer expectations in a rapidly changing environment.

Lucie Mitchell
Lucie Mitchell Head of Asset Management Essential Energy
Jason Apps
Jason Apps CEO ARMS Reliability
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15:20 - 15:55
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The Ghost in the Machine – Are we Heading for a Predictive Analytics Driven Disaster?

Melinda Hodkiewicz Engineering for Remote Operations, University of Western Australia Sandy Dunn Managing Director, Assetivity
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The Ghost in the Machine – Are we Heading for a Predictive Analytics Driven Disaster?

Presented by Melinda Hodkiewicz, University of Western Australia, & Sandy Dunn, Assetivity

Technological advances now mean that, in many instances, computers understand our equipment better than we do. We are increasingly relying on the development and use of ever-more complex algorithms and artificial intelligence to control industrial equipment and predict and prevent its failure. But leaving computers to run our plants is potentially dangerous.

In this conversation, Melinda and Sandy will discuss the limitations and risks associated with predictive analytics and lay out a path for effectively managing those risks. The conversation will cover:

  • The illusion that both data and algorithms are unbiased
  • The dangers of relying on complex predictive models
  • How to build humans into the decision-making process
  • The huge uplift in skills that will be required from reliability engineers and managers
Melinda Hodkiewicz
Melinda Hodkiewicz Engineering for Remote Operations University of Western Australia
Sandy Dunn
Sandy Dunn Managing Director Assetivity
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16:00 - 16:35
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Practical Insights and Learnings from the World's Greatest Rugby Team

James Kerr Bestselling Writer, Coach and Consultant
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Practical Insights and Learnings from the World's Greatest Rugby Team

James Kerr is a bestselling writer, coach and consultant who helps create high performance cultures for elite teams and organisations. He is the author of the global best-seller ‘Legacy’ which provides a unique insight into one of the world’s most successful sporting teams, including a deep analysis of the All Blacks' famously consistent team culture. By unlocking the latent potential within the team, Kerr asks:

  • What do all great teams have in common?
  • What is the Being of Team?
  • How does change happen?
  • How can you create a culture of initiative, innovation and adaptation?
  • How have we got leadership upside down?
  • How do leaders create leaders?
  • How do they create common cause?
  • How do you prepare for and perform under pressure?
  • How do you make your teammates better?
  • How can culture create competitive advantage?
  • And - what will your legacy be?

A superb presenter and a natural storyteller, his talks are a mixture of sports psychology, leadership practice, organisational science, and compelling storytelling, and act as a powerful catalyst for change within organisations, and the individuals within them. James has worked with some of the world's most exceptional organisations, from Tier One Special Forces to Formula One teams, Premiership Football managers to Olympic teams, Google to Spotify to Boeing.

James Kerr
James Kerr Bestselling Writer Coach and Consultant
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16:35 - 16:45

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16:45 - 17:15

Virtual Drinks

Thursday 13 May 2021

09:00 - 09:50

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09:50 - 10:00

Host Welcome

10:00 - 10:15
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Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Remote Workplace

Christine Hassler (USA) Personal Life Coach, & Best Selling Author
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Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Remote Workplace

Christine rated #1 speaker at Mainstream in 2014, and we are thrilled to welcome her back for Mainstream’s 25th anniversary.

2020 has driven so much stress and anxiety for everyone, both in the workplace and in our own personal lives.  Unfortunately, most of us have just pushed through the stress instead of being equipped with tools for how to manage and lower it. We have faced massive uncertainty and change this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to suffer with anxiety because of it.

Christine will teach you both immediate ways and practices you can put into place to: lower stress, feel patient with others, and be more productive. In this session you will take a step back to evaluate what’s important to you, find empathy for the way others are feeling, and learn practical ways to manage your day-to-day feelings. Christine will also share ways to navigate the unknown to make you a more self-aware leader.

Christine is a master coach, facilitator and best-selling author of three books, most recently expectation hangover: free yourself from your past, change your present and get what you really want. She also hosts top-rated podcast “over it and on with it” where she coaches people live on the show.

Christine Hassler (USA)
Christine Hassler (USA) Personal Life Coach & Best Selling Author
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10:20 - 10:55
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How Practical Industrial Sustainability Can Lead to Increased Profits

Drew Troyer (USA) Asset Management, and Reliability Educator
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How Practical Industrial Sustainability Can Lead to Increased Profits

When one thinks of environmental sustainability, increased compliance often comes to mind. For manufacturing, mines, process plants, and other industrial sites, environmental sustainability is very much about controlling various inputs and outputs. A lot of focus is placed upon greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with energy use, especially carbon dioxide (CO2).

For reliability, availability and maintenance (RAM) professionals, improving energy efficiency and reducing associated emissions, can be a boon for profitability, production reliability, reduced lifecycle cost of asset ownership, and safety.

- Relating energy consumption to GHG emissions in CO2-equivelent units (e.g. CO2-eq/kWh)
- Proactively reducing leaked energy
- Proactively managing parasitic energy losses
- Case studies

Drew Troyer (USA)
Drew Troyer (USA) Asset Management and Reliability Educator
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11:05 - 11:50
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Are You Obtaining Insights from Your Data Quick Enough?

Paul Boris EVP & CRO, Praemo (USA)
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Are You Obtaining Insights from Your Data Quick Enough?

This Live Interactive Meet Up is your opportunity to unpack this topic and discuss the challenge and opportunities with Paul and your peers.

  • What are the impediments to finding insights and what would it take to scale those efforts rapidly?
  • Who is better suited to define objectives for data strategies in support of operations – IT or OT resources?
  • Out of all the cool stuff you see pitched to you, what gets you most excited, and what is science fiction, i.e., will never happen in my lifetime?
  • What is your order of priority if you had unlimited budget; prescriptive analytics, better visualization tools, better base systems/sensors?
Paul Boris
Paul Boris EVP & CRO Praemo (USA)
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11:05 - 11:50
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How Can Innovation Drive a Smarter Workforce for the Future?

John Schultz (USA) Chief Executive Officer, Bootleg Advisors ex-Chief Innovation Officer, Allied Reliability Group
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How Can Innovation Drive a Smarter Workforce for the Future?

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, by 2025 there will be a shortage of 2.4 million skilled workers just in the US Manufacturing market.  This is being compounded by the fact that depending on company and site location anywhere from 40-70% of the workforce will either retire or their role will be disrupted to the point that significant upskilling and reskilling will be required.  When you consider vacancies and openings in competitive industries like construction and technology, this number balloons to over 6 million.

Join this live interactive meet up to unpack:

How can we leverage the VERY technologies that are causing much of the disruption to create a Smart Workforce that solve this challenge?

From Artificial Intelligence, to Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, to Machine Learning to Wearables to Blockchain and Microcredientials...they all have a role to play... How do you embrace this to help your workforce?

John Schultz (USA)
John Schultz (USA) Chief Executive Officer, Bootleg Advisors ex-Chief Innovation Officer Allied Reliability Group
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11:05 - 11:50
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The Real Cost of Making Decisions Based on Inaccurate Data

Frankie Steel (NZ) Vice President Sales ANZ, Syniti Johann Lubbe Head of Pre Sales, Syniti
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The Real Cost of Making Decisions Based on Inaccurate Data

Capturing data, storing data and making data-led decisions is critical for a business on a data led improvement journey. With organisations generating huge amounts from their assets, the key question is ‘how can operators or maintainers best utilise their data?’

A clearly defined problem should inform the kind of data that is captured. This helps when faced with the question of ‘how much and what type of data do we need to capture?’. Thereafter, data needs to be cleaned and standardised. Only then can we generate meaningful insights.

Join our expert facilitator in a peer-to-peer discussion that seeks to unpack themes like:

  • How to best enable data transfers from capital projects
  • Have you identified who manages, governs and owns the data
  • What data standards do you put in place?
  • Does the business have the resources to clean or fix data issues?
Frankie Steel (NZ)
Frankie Steel (NZ) Vice President Sales ANZ Syniti
Johann Lubbe
Johann Lubbe Head of Pre Sales Syniti
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11:05 - 11:50
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Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Remote Workplace (LIM)

Christine Hassler (USA) Personal Life Coach, & Best Selling Author
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Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Remote Workplace (LIM)

Following on from Christine's Inspire session, join this Live Interactive Meet Up to unpack how to manage stress and anxiety in the remote workplace.

Christine Hassler (USA)
Christine Hassler (USA) Personal Life Coach & Best Selling Author
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11:55 - 12:30
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Asset Manager's are from Mars, EAM Systems are from Venus – AGL’s Digital Transformation Story

Fionn Gilmour Delivery Manager - Operations Technology, AGL Energy Marty Trembath Business Development Manager, Rizing
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Asset Manager's are from Mars, EAM Systems are from Venus – AGL’s Digital Transformation Story

Presented by Fionn Gilmour, AGL Energy, and Marty Trembath from Rizing

Although digital transformation is a tech endeavour, its primarily a people and change journey.

In 2017, AGL had 50 ERP systems across their business, including different processes across various sites. They kicked off a large digital transformation journey to standardise their systems and processes to:

• de-risk their business as they had many existing applications, some at end of life or out of maintenance, running on costly legacy IT assets
• minimise operational risk through improved controls and cyber security technology
• increase flexibility to adapt to strategic changes in the industry and support AGL’s growth agenda and path to becoming a multi-product retailer

A transformation journey of his magnitude requires substantial work after go-live, especially the requirement to continue to support and help your people on the change journey.

In an interview with Marty Trembath, Fionn Gilmour shares a candid experience including the challenges and surprises encountered along the way.

Fionn Gilmour
Fionn Gilmour Delivery Manager - Operations Technology AGL Energy
Marty Trembath
Marty Trembath Business Development Manager Rizing
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11:55 - 12:30
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Transforming Maintenance Efficiency with Automated Condition Driven Maintenance

Andrew Corrigan Data Manager, Woodside Energy Limited Peter Aynsley-Hartwell (USA) Chief Technology Officer, Prometheus
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Transforming Maintenance Efficiency with Automated Condition Driven Maintenance

Peter Aynsley-Hartwell of Prometheus will interview Andrew Corrigan of Woodside

Many businesses have seen the opportunity afforded by applying advances in digital technology to drive automated condition based and predictive maintenance strategies on their assets. But what does it take to successfully deliver the change? The answer to this question is far more than a technical one, it includes new business processes, new skills and new behaviors.

This is the story of how Woodside Energy applied Product Thinking to develop, build and implement a solution that automates the maintenance process starting from data collection at equipment and ending with execution ready maintenance responses.

The project has achieved a significant reduction in inspection type maintenance tasks, maintenance planning workflow effort and introduced Wireless IoT devices into live business processes.

Join this session to understand what Product Thinking is and how it is key to transforming your business.

Andrew Corrigan
Andrew Corrigan Data Manager Woodside Energy Limited
Peter Aynsley-Hartwell (USA)
Peter Aynsley-Hartwell (USA) Chief Technology Officer Prometheus
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Are You Measuring to Manage - or are You Just Measuring?

Cliff Williams (CAN) Principal Advisor - Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability Craig Hurkett Managing Director, EnterpriseIS
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Are You Measuring to Manage - or are You Just Measuring?

Craig Hurkett of EnterpriseIS interviews Cliff William

Cliff will answer some of the simplest, but most often forgotten questions around maintenance and reliability performance management. Why do we measure, what do we measure, and what do we do with the outcomes of our measurement?

How many organisations take the time to get this right and how many realize when they are doing it wrong? Cliff unpacks the most important outcome of measuring – accountability.

- Do you know who should be involved with your maintenance and reliability department measures?
- Do you decide what it is you want to measure, or are you told what you need to measure?
- Does ‘one size fits all’ in KPIs?
- How do you best choose the measures that have the correct impact on your organization?
- What happens if you choose the wrong measures?

Cliff will share his unorthodox approach, using tools that don’t appear in any maintenance and reliability toolbox. This is a fascinating case study of how a culture of self-management, engagement, job satisfaction and ownership has achieved world class maintenance and reliability metrics. Up until September 2020, Cliff was the Corporate Maintenance Manager with Canadian Chemical manufacturer, ERCO Worldwide.

Cliff Williams (CAN)
Cliff Williams (CAN) Principal Advisor - Asset Management Maintenance and Reliability
Craig Hurkett
Craig Hurkett Managing Director EnterpriseIS
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It Takes a Village – Building the Foundations of Asset Management Excellence Across AGL

Sarah Hannah Head of Asset Systems & Processes - Integrated Energy, AGL
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It Takes a Village – Building the Foundations of Asset Management Excellence Across AGL

With rapid growth and acquisition in power generation, AGL found itself with different approaches to asset management planning on each site. When asked ‘what is an Asset Management Plan?’, there were many different answers - each built on decades of experience.

This is our journey to leverage the vast knowledge across the fleet, align on our one AGL way to asset management planning and uplift our Asset Management Plans. It is a story about collaboration, communication, sponsorship and clear accountability. It is an approach that can be applied across all elements of asset management.

As the Head of Asset Systems at AGL Energy, Sarah is responsible for the asset management systems across Australia’s largest portfolio of power generators. Sarah believes that people are our most important asset and bringing them along the journey is not an option, it’s essential.

Sarah Hannah
Sarah Hannah Head of Asset Systems & Processes - Integrated Energy AGL
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12:30 - 13:00

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13:00 - 13:45

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13:50 - 14:25
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Leadership Through Change: Providing Fair Process for a Goodwill Exchange

Meg Hooper Director and Principal Consulting Psychologist, Carousel Consulting Lucy Cordone Project Director - South West Zone (SA &WA), Defence Base Services
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Leadership Through Change: Providing Fair Process for a Goodwill Exchange

Meg Hooper of Carousel Consulting interviews Lucy Cordone of Ventia.

Often in time-poor environments with stretched resources, we forget the simple things like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. As leaders, we’ve had to learn to remain calm and be aware of how much our employees look to us for information and guidance. 2020 has tested us all.

Our people want the business (and management) to be inclusive, accountable, and efficient. This means respect, honour and fairness. Respect is lost and not earned, and our challenge is to ask: “how can I help you?” and “what do you need from me?”. Importantly, our role as leaders is to listen.

Fair process addresses the basic human need to be valued and respected. When people feel a decision affecting them was made fairly, they cooperate and trust. They share ideas and willingly go beyond the call of duty. Hence it is not about the fair outcome but a fair process that was used to make the decision. Fair process consists of three principles:

  • Engagement - involving individuals in decisions by inviting their input and encouraging them to challenge one another’s ideas
  • Explanation – clarifying the thinking behind a final decision. It enhances learning.
  • Expectation – stating the new rules of the game, include performance standards, penalties for failure and new responsibilities
Meg Hooper
Meg Hooper Director and Principal Consulting Psychologist Carousel Consulting
Lucy Cordone
Lucy Cordone Project Director - South West Zone (SA &WA) Defence Base Services
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Asset Condition Assessments – Now What? The Role of a Data Driven Approach to Asset Condition and Subsequent Sustaining Capital Programs

John Searls Managing Principal, Asset Management & Performance - Australia & NZ, Aurecon
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Asset Condition Assessments – Now What? The Role of a Data Driven Approach to Asset Condition and Subsequent Sustaining Capital Programs

It is a common cliché. “Get more from your assets, sweat them, dial up the output". No matter how hard we push our assets, we will in time be faced with decisions to either sustain those assets through a sustaining capital program, retire them, or replace them. To make impactful decisions on when and when not to spend sustaining capital, you need to have a strong grasp of their current condition, an understanding of what is expected of them, a view to their remaining life, and importantly, confidence that you will get an improved return from your investment. To be truly informed for those decisions requires an approach to data management and analysis beyond the basics of collecting and collating asset condition.

Rather than taking a technical view of data collection and analysis, this presentation will take a pragmatic look at data driven decision making for sustaining capital spend, from the view points of Asset Management practitioners, Asset Operators and Finance leaders.

John Searls
John Searls Managing Principal, Asset Management & Performance - Australia & NZ Aurecon
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13:50 - 14:25
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Adopting AR Enhanced Support to Bring Remote Expertise to Visy’s 2020 Shutdown

Pramil Agrawal Group Engineering Manager, Visy
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Adopting AR Enhanced Support to Bring Remote Expertise to Visy’s 2020 Shutdown

The annual maintenance shutdown planned for Visy’s Tumut pulp and paper mill is a significant undertaking. In October 2020 over 900 personnel worked for two weeks to complete major works in a challenging COVID 19 environment.

Such a project normally requires support from subject matter experts and engineers from Australia as well as overseas. This was a major issue as many experts could not travel to Tumut.

Pramil explains how Visy explored practical solutions and why remote guidance using AR enhanced support technologies was an obvious choice. After consulting with manufacturers, various scenarios were identified that required a varying degree of support in the field depending on the complexity of issue, technician training and skill as well as the access available for visual guidance.

While most of the technologies had similar features of being able to annotate technician view in real time, there were several other differentiators that lead the team to settle on three different level of support:

- Mobile phone and FaceTime etc. as a base level (including handheld 3 axis gimbal for image stability)
- Remote guidance solutions using Apps together with Smart glasses and head mounted wearables
- Fixed mounted camera with pan tilt zoom function

Pramil Agrawal
Pramil Agrawal Group Engineering Manager Visy
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Data Management is No Longer a ‘Want’, it’s a ‘Need’

Tim McLain Global Director – MRO Materials Management, MDO by Prospecta
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Data Management is No Longer a ‘Want’, it’s a ‘Need’

Having high-quality data is no longer something that can be viewed as ‘just a pipe dream’ that you hope will magically happen, it's now a must but it will not happen on its own. Steps must be taken, people must be given ownership, processes must be reviewed and adjusted to ensure the data is at the center of attention, and tools must be provided to tie the people and processes together. Phew, that’s a mouthful!

Effective MRO Materials Management through the use of high-quality data has the potential to deliver significant savings in the form of cash and cost reductions, time and noise reductions, and process automation (AI and ML concepts depend on it)!

During this hour I will talk through some key learnings from my 30-year career and a few ideal milestones that all MRO Data Quality Roadmaps should contain.

Here are few discussion points:

  • Free Text spend < 10%
  • Speed and Accuracy of the Cataloging Process
  • Duplicates be-gone!
  • Enabling the Procurement Team to deliver
  • Business Process Automation
Tim McLain
Tim McLain Global Director – MRO Materials Management MDO by Prospecta
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14:30 - 16:00
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Productivity Masterclass: Power Up Your Team's Productivity 

Kate Christie , Time Investment Expert and Best-Selling Author
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Productivity Masterclass: Power Up Your Team's Productivity 

Your people are your greatest asset. Learn exactly how to get them working smarter, not harder, to produce more and reduce costs, with a focus on:

'The Way We Work' - creating a high-performance culture.

  • Relevant Case Study
  • The 3-step process to get 'stuff' done faster and smarter: (i) Priority identification (ii) Creating deadlines (iii) Schedule management.

 

'The Things We Know' - securing IP from an aging workforce.

  • Relevant Case Study
  • The 3-step process to capture and transfer IP: (i) IP identification (ii) IP documentation (iii) IP skills transfer on the job.

 

'The Way We Upskill' - SMART Delegation

  • Relevant Case Study
  • the 5-step process to effective delegation and upskilling
Kate Christie
Kate Christie Time Investment Expert and Best-Selling Author
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14:30 - 16:00
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ISO Masterclass: Using ISO 55001 to Drive Organisational Improvement

Sandy Dunn Managing Director, Assetivity
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ISO Masterclass: Using ISO 55001 to Drive Organisational Improvement

Do you struggle to obtain the funding and other resources that you feel you need to do your job properly? Do you feel that the rest of the organisation does not understand the value of what you do? And that sometimes it seems that they are working against you, not with you!

In this masterclass, you will be showed how a holistic approach to Asset Management, based on ISO 55001, helps to:

  • Align the entire organisation with a common purpose
  • Minimize waste
  • Generate value
  • Provide more meaningful work and job satisfaction

 

Discussion areas include:

  • The scope and intent of Asset Management
  • The power of objectives in driving organisation alignment
  • The role of strategic asset management plans and asset management plans in facilitating alignment and improvement
Sandy Dunn
Sandy Dunn Managing Director Assetivity
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14:30 - 16:00
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Weaving A Digital Thread - from Design to Decommission

Jon Wilson Global CoE - Digital Supply Chain, SAP Jonathan Marvin Solution Architect, Rizing Simon Miller Solution Advisor, SAP Aditya Widjonarko Professional Services Manager & SAP EAM Expert, Rizing EAM
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Weaving A Digital Thread - from Design to Decommission

Presented by Simon Lee, SAP; Jonathan Marvin, Rizing; Jon Wilson, SAP and Aditya Widjonarko, Rizing

In a digital age, the key to innovation is information. To capture real-time, accurate information across an asset’s life cycle requires a digital thread from design to decommission. This digital thread should capture information such as how it was designed, how it was constructed, how it is being used, how it has been (and should be) maintained, when it needs maintenance, and how the asset could be improved.

This digital thread can be leveraged by stakeholders throughout the lifecycle, from the design team, to engineering and construction, through to operations and maintenance, and back to the design team to use the insight to identify improvements to designs as well as create new features and even entirely new innovations. Enabling this digital thread takes more than collaboration between teams. It requires end-to-end integration of business processes and the systems involved.

Jon Wilson
Jon Wilson Global CoE - Digital Supply Chain SAP
Jonathan Marvin
Jonathan Marvin Solution Architect Rizing
Simon Miller
Simon Miller Solution Advisor SAP
Aditya Widjonarko
Aditya Widjonarko Professional Services Manager & SAP EAM Expert Rizing EAM
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16:05 - 16:45
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Good Asset Management is Simple to Explain, but Hard to Do

Jimmy Wilson Chief Executive Officer, CBH Group Mike Greyling Head of Asset Management, CBH Group Sandy Dunn Managing Director, Assetivity
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Good Asset Management is Simple to Explain, but Hard to Do

Presented by Jimmy Wilson, CEO, Mike Greyling, Head of Asset Management, CBH Group, Sandy Dunn, Assetivity

Successful businesses deliver product to the customer on time, to specification and at the lowest cost. A key driver of cost in capital intensive businesses is the physical asset. So, to be competitive these businesses must make the maximum use of the built capacity at the lowest possible fixed and capital cost.

A good asset management programme provides a stable foundation to safely increase availability, utilisation and rate to maximise volume, while good maintenance and procurement practises reduce fixed costs by improving efficiencies. A cultural shift in asset management practices can only be achieved if the Chief Executive and the Asset Manager are aligned in their approach to improvement and their belief in the primacy of the front-line teams.

Jimmy Wilson
Jimmy Wilson Chief Executive Officer CBH Group
Mike Greyling
Mike Greyling Head of Asset Management CBH Group
Sandy Dunn
Sandy Dunn Managing Director Assetivity
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16:45 - 16:50

Your Hosts Wrap Up of Day 2

16:50 - 17:20

Virtual Drinks

Friday 14 May 2021

09:00 - 09:50

OnAir Platform Open

09:50 - 10:00

Day 3 Welcome

10:00 - 10:35
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What is Bootlegged Innovation?

John Schultz (USA) Chief Executive Officer, Bootleg Advisors ex-Chief Innovation Officer, Allied Reliability Group
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What is Bootlegged Innovation?

Regarded as one of the world’s best reliability educators, John has proved that maintenance and reliability can be a highly profitable investment, and not just a cost. John’s mission is to help Asset and Reliability executives with courage bridge the gap between the needs of the business and the ability of the workforce to execute in a secure and resilient environment.

During the last 2+ decades, John has helped over 300 manufacturing locations save millions in direct costs while increasing production, improving quality, and reducing inventories.  John has personally benchmarked over 1,000 locations. In summary, John has spent his entire career helping organizations “Make More, Break Less, and Didn’t Spend”.

John was also a co-founder Allied Services Group in 1997, now called Allied Reliability Group (ARG). He successfully led ARG to become a recognized industry-leading company that offers a complete solution of services and products utilizing a robust “Do-Teach-Find” deployment model.

John Schultz (USA)
John Schultz (USA) Chief Executive Officer, Bootleg Advisors ex-Chief Innovation Officer Allied Reliability Group
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10:40 - 11:15
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COVID as a Catalyst for Positive Change

JT Kostman (USA) PhD, Keynote Speaker, CEO & AI Psychologist
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COVID as a Catalyst for Positive Change

2020 will be remembered for centuries as one of the most significant years in history. And it’s not over yet. A raging pandemic, a de facto trade war with China, the most consequential U.S. Presidential election in history… The social and economic reverberations will continue for years. And in the wake of these forces, commercial and government entities are left facing the Darwinian decision to either adapt and evolve – or become extinct.

Join us for a provocative conversation with Dr. JT Kostman to gain insight into the four areas that will make all the difference for your organisation, and your career, over the coming months and years. Will you survive, perhaps even thrive – or go the way of the dinosaurs?

Before serving as Chief Data Officer for Samsung and Time Inc., JT started life as a homeless kid living on the streets of New York, before going on to serve as a Paramedic, Police Officer, and a Special Forces Soldier. He spent over a decade in the post-9/11 era developing cutting-edge capabilities for U.S. Intelligence, Defence, and Security agencies. JT now serves as the CEO of ProtectedBy.AI – where he and his teams bring companies and countries around the world Peace of Mind Through Superior Technology.

JT Kostman (USA)
JT Kostman (USA) PhD, Keynote Speaker CEO & AI Psychologist
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11:25 - 12:55
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Maintenance Excellence Masterclass: 3 Phenomena that Hold you Back and What to do About Them

Christer Idhammar (USA) Founder, IDCON INC
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Maintenance Excellence Masterclass: 3 Phenomena that Hold you Back and What to do About Them

Over Christer’s 60 years in operations and maintenance, he has worked with hundreds of industrial maintenance organizations worldwide. this session zones in on three of the most common observations that prevent maintenance organisations form reaching world class excellence.

- Why planners do not plan.
The role of a planner is to plan. In our surveys and work in plants we have found that planners only spend an average of 30 % of their time to plan. Why is that?

- The role of the Reliability Engineer.
We have met numerous reliability engineers in plants who do not work on the key processes that they should work on. They often lack clear role descriptions, training, replacing planners etc. Christer recommends: 30 % of time on preventing problems, 30% of time on finding problems, and 40% of time to facilitate RCPE (Root Cause Problem Elimination). What do your reliability engineers spend time on?

- Why many maintenance organizations do not reach excellence (World Class)
IDCON has done several hundred detailed  assessments of plant maintenance organizations all over the world. Many have improved very much but less than 1%  have reached world class. Why is that?

Christer Idhammar (USA)
Christer Idhammar (USA) Founder IDCON INC
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11:25 - 12:55
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Sustainable Change Management Masterclass: 9 Necessary Steps for Successful Change Implementation

Cliff Williams (CAN) Principal Advisor - Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability
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Sustainable Change Management Masterclass: 9 Necessary Steps for Successful Change Implementation

No matter the industry, the biggest challenge we hear about from all levels of the organization is the need to do something better, quicker, cheaper. We hear from organizations wanting to do better but struggling to do so, and when we dig a little deeper, we see that the reason is their inability to make changes stick. Though they have good intentions and ideas, they simply don’t get the buy in to allow those ideas to be realized. It often appears that even though they change their targets and goals, the results remain the same.

When we look at how maintenance organizations approach improvement initiatives, we see that they focus on the goals and the details – treating it very much like a project with timelines and actions etc. Very few actively manage the change, instead they hope that it happens by osmosis.

In this masterclass, Cliff covers 9 vital steps necessary to implement change in a sustainable fashion and allow your improvement initiatives to move forward with greater success. Up until September 2020, Cliff was the Corporate Maintenance Manager with Canadian Chemical manufacturer, ERCO Worldwide.

Cliff Williams (CAN)
Cliff Williams (CAN) Principal Advisor - Asset Management Maintenance and Reliability
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Masterclass: Are You Prepared for the New Digital, Networked World of Asset Management

Angelique Mohring (CAN) Founder and CEO, GainX
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Masterclass: Are You Prepared for the New Digital, Networked World of Asset Management

Angelique believes we’ve entered a profound state of digital and economic transformation that businesses are gravely unprepared for. The global artificial intelligence expert’s response was to found GainX, an award-winning A.I. platform used to help organisations drive sustainable growth through transformation and to drive greater ROI on their strategic spend.

  • The new economy and what we currently know
    • Leadership is up for grabs in every market
    • 200 years of historical business and economic markers to learn from
    • The role of technology for leaders today
  • Macro-economic theories and business approaches are broken or obsolete.
    • Leaders must look at their roles, organisations and strategies
    • A systemic approach to Asset Management
    • Tools and approaches for leaders in Asset Management
    • How, why and what to fast track in Asset Management
  • The axis of technology, culture, strategy and people
    • Where are you on the maturity curve?
    • Exploring how multiple starting points is actually better
    • New Ways to measure outcomes (no vanity metrics here)
Angelique Mohring (CAN)
Angelique Mohring (CAN) Founder and CEO GainX
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12:55 - 13:35

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13:35 - 14:10
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Future Proofing Asset Management & Reliability Expertise - Combining Forces with HR to Avoid a Skills Drain

Ian Renall (NZ) Ironmaking Maintenance Superintendent, New Zealand Steel
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Future Proofing Asset Management & Reliability Expertise - Combining Forces with HR to Avoid a Skills Drain

New Zealand Steel identified that their reliance on an ageing workforce due to retire in the next five (plus) years could have a detrimental impact on the business and its maintenance operations if a plan wasn’t put in place. Decades of knowledge on specific plant equipment could be lost, if a new talent pipeline and robust skill transfer program wasn't put in place. New Zealand Steel forged a creative partnership with the internal HR team to form a graduate program which is now attracting high calibre graduates into the business.

New graduates had often overlooked an engineering career with New Zealand Steel in the past – hear how the Engineering and HR team joined forces to get on the radar of the University graduates they wanted to attract. Plus how they are implementing a program that offers first-hand job experience, supports knowledge transfer and identifies the new key skills that will be required for New Zealand Steel’s maintenance and operations workforce of the future.

Ian Renall (NZ)
Ian Renall (NZ) Ironmaking Maintenance Superintendent New Zealand Steel
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13:35 - 14:10
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Creating a Movement that Inspires and Empowers People to Make a Difference with their Business

Andy Sibley Chief Business Officer, Simply Energy (NZ)
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Creating a Movement that Inspires and Empowers People to Make a Difference with their Business

We knew we had a culture that was stifling improvement and innovation, and we knew we were leaving a little too much to chance within our business. We had the vision to create a culture where the people who were best placed to improve the organization across all fronts from technology, safety, asset performance, reliability and efficiency were empowered to play their part.

Like all improvement journeys, having accurate data and insight into the areas we needed to improve and then being able to track progress in an efficient and easy to understand way, was key. We built automatic data feeds and an analytics suite to support the improvements, track our progress and focus our efforts in the most important areas. This supported the shift of the organization to one that had the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions while ensuring we continued to add value to our customers and customers businesses.

Andy Sibley
Andy Sibley Chief Business Officer Simply Energy (NZ)
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AI-based Video Analytics for Safer Public Transportation

Steph Strilakos Senior Service Designer, Digital Accelerator , Transport for NSW Johan Barthemely Lecturer, University of Wollongong – SMART Infrastructure Facility Mark Edmonds Manager Security Capability - Security/Network Operations, Sydney Trains
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AI-based Video Analytics for Safer Public Transportation

Presented by Steph Strilakos, Transport for NSW, Johan Barthemely, University of Wollongong- SMART Infrastructure Facility, and Mark Edmonds, Sydney Trains

Surveillance cameras are everywhere and typically only used for manually investigating incidents, after it happened. Unfortunately, Transport for NSW have found that the majority of woman using the rail network do not feel safe to report incidents that occur.

For this reason, they have enlisted the University of Wollongong – SMART Infrastructure Facility who have been working to design a system to automate the reporting of violence or anti-social behaviour, while also leveraging the existing CCTV network, by adding new AI capabilities to the surveillance cameras.

This is achieved by a state-of-the-art AI able to analyse in real-time live video feeds from the CCTVs to detect anti-social behaviours. The AI is privacy compliant (it does not identify people) and alert a security officer.

Jointly via Transport for NSW - Future Transport Digital Accelerator will run a trial in February 2021 to test this technology in the real-world setting, with the aims of achieving:

  • A privacy compliant AI for detecting anti-social behaviours
  • The leveraging of existing infrastructure
  • Automated reporting to generate a new source of data

 

Hear about the

  • Key factors for a successful smart city project
  • How AI can help improve the safety of public transportation
Steph Strilakos
Steph Strilakos Senior Service Designer, Digital Accelerator Transport for NSW
Johan Barthemely
Johan Barthemely Lecturer University of Wollongong – SMART Infrastructure Facility
Mark Edmonds
Mark Edmonds Manager Security Capability - Security/Network Operations Sydney Trains
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13:35 - 14:10
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Spatial – the Final Frontier

Craig Anderson Senior VP, Rizing Jon Wilson Global CoE - Digital Supply Chain, SAP
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Spatial – the Final Frontier

Presented by Craig Anderson, Rizing, and Jon Wilson, SAP

The worlds of Enterprise Applications and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sometimes seem light years apart, however a GIS-centric approach for dealing with assets is now best practice in many industries. Integrating enterprise asset information and spatial data supports correlation of events, grouping of work, and advanced detection of trends and patterns.

These capabilities allow asset-intensive organisations to act more rapidly, prevent disasters, and deliver superior customer service. Craig and Jon will share insights and customer experiences on integrating asset and spatial data, common challenges, and the business outcomes that can be achieved.

Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson Senior VP Rizing
Jon Wilson
Jon Wilson Global CoE - Digital Supply Chain SAP
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14:20 - 15:05
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Setting the Foundations for the Digitisation of Asset Management

Jason Apps CEO, ARMS Reliability
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Setting the Foundations for the Digitisation of Asset Management

The allure of digital transformation of the asset management function is one of total business performance improvement, through greater productivity and lower costs.

Digitization is based first and foremost upon data. The benefits flow from the use of that data in the right systems and processes to support more effective and efficient decision making and/or improving productivity.

Given the typical state of asset master data, disparate technical solutions, and disconnected processes, how then do we ensure the success of an Asset Management Digitization initiative? This meet up will explore experiences thus far and discuss how best to position an organization for an Asset Management digitization project:

1. What comes first the data or the process?

2. What data do we need?

3. Is technology selected to fit the process of does process fit the technology?

4. How do we step in or begin to lay the foundations?

Jason Apps
Jason Apps CEO ARMS Reliability
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14:20 - 15:05
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Maximising the Value of Your Investment in Predictive Technologies

Sandy Dunn Managing Director, Assetivity
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Maximising the Value of Your Investment in Predictive Technologies

We are in the middle of a digital revolution, where the power of modern information technologies has enormous potential to dramatically change the way we analyse, predict and prevent equipment failures. However, history tells us that most technology-driven improvement initiatives fail to deliver the benefits expected. McKinsey estimates that as few as 16 percent of organization's digital transformations have successfully and sustainably improved organisational performance.

In this facilitator-led discussion, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in implementing new predictive technologies – successes and failures. Based on those experiences, we will draw some general conclusions, and provide valuable tips which will help to maximise the chances of future success.

Sandy Dunn
Sandy Dunn Managing Director Assetivity
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14:20 - 15:05
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Are Maintenance and Reliability Engineers Afraid of Industry 4.0?

Meg Hooper Director and Principal Consulting Psychologist, Carousel Consulting
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Are Maintenance and Reliability Engineers Afraid of Industry 4.0?

Are machines really stealing jobs? What if the real threat of advanced automation is the loss of self-determination? It’s at the heart of our intrinsic motivation to work. The CSIRO Data61 report suggests the actual change to work will be at a task level, the same level that gives us the core ingredients for motivation - autonomy, mastery and connectedness. Join this thought-provoking discussion about leading for self-determination in the future of work.

Meg is a registered psychologist with a PhD in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland. Her work in asset intensive industries has led to a strong understanding of the role culture, job design and organisational change management play in successful asset management outcomes. In particular, operational technology assets where their enterprise nature means the involvement of many parts of an organisation. Meg believes that humans will ultimately benefit from an automated future, if each organisation designs its work and culture with humans in mind.

Meg Hooper
Meg Hooper Director and Principal Consulting Psychologist Carousel Consulting
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15:10 - 15:45
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How do You Convince Your CFO to Invest in Asset Management?

Gavin Campbell Executive General Manager Defence, Ventia Peter Dunford President, Asia Pacific, Enterprise Asset Management, Rizing
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How do You Convince Your CFO to Invest in Asset Management?

Gavin Campbell, Ventia, is interviewed by Peter Dunford, Rizing.

CFO’s are swamped with compelling business cases to invest in digital transformations, data and analytics, innovative product development, training programs and a vast array of initiatives to improve customer satisfaction. So why would they stick their necks out and support a long-term strategic asset management business case full of complicated steps that most Boards don’t understand.

Using real world examples from Qantas, Sydney Trains and Transfield, Gavin Campbell explores what it takes to deliver asset management transformation plans in different industry sectors. They will share and debate what it takes to gain senior stakeholder support for the long-term investment of moving your organisation to asset management best practice.

- Build a compelling vison for asset management
- Creating the sense of urgency for the company to act
- The psychology of winning over key stakeholders
- Getting buy in from customers, operators, and maintainers
- Delivering those all-important early wins
- Ensuring you and your team have the resilience to go the distance

Gavin Campbell
Gavin Campbell Executive General Manager Defence Ventia
Peter Dunford
Peter Dunford President, Asia Pacific, Enterprise Asset Management Rizing
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15:45 - 15:55

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