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From global Asset Management and Reliability experts to leadership experts, psychologists and change managers – the MAINSTREAM program offers you thought leadership, innovation and inspiration from a diverse range of industries and companies.

THE ASSET MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE CRISIS

John Schultz (USA) - Chief Executive Officer, Bootleg

The next decade brings with it the greatest workforce challenge we’ve ever faced. How do we find enough qualified people to meet our business needs? How do we develop and task qualify our workforce? How do we ensure this done at a slightly faster than the rate at which technology is impacting the work?

Founder of Allied Reliability and regarded as one of the world’s best reliability educators, John’s mission is to help Asset and Reliability executives prepare their companies for the knowledge, skills and experience required for the Asset Management workforce of the future.

SUICIDE, LEADERSHIP AND RELIABILITY

Rob Kalwarowsky (CAN), Senior Reliability Engineer

In this raw, courageous, and conversational-style session, Rob Kalwarowsky will share his brave and very personal story of working as a reliability engineer in the Oil & Gas industry, his depression and suicide attempt, and why he used that pain as his purpose to pivot into leadership coaching and mentoring others.

Depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues are prevalent in asset-intensive industries. It is a fact that men in heavy industry experience suicide rates that are 2-4 times that of the general population.

ASSETS, INNOVATION, TECH AND PEOPLE

Michelle Ash -Technology Executive, OZ Minerals

To match the ever-increasing speed of technology development it is more important than ever that we increase the rate at which we innovate too. As Asset Management leaders we need to create a culture that enables rapid innovation through co-creation, collaboration, and the utilization of virtual twin experiences to optimize, reduce risk and communicate complex problems and solutions.

From Maintenance Superintendent at Rio Tinto, then GM of Strategy at MMG, Michelle went on to be Chief Innovation Officer for Barrick Gold. In 2019, Michelle won the Technology Innovator of the Year Award by Mines and Technology.

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING (BUT…)

Mike Priddis - World Economic Forum AI Council and CEO, Faethm

The Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability Workforce is about to be dramatically transformed by Automation. But this is not apocalyptic. Because the machines won’t have it all their way. Jobs are going, jobs are changing, and jobs are coming.

How will emerging tech impact us in the next 2, 5 and 10 years? What critical skills do I need to develop in my workforce? What new roles will I need to add to my workforce? How could technology augment my current workforce? How can I identify potential redeployment of my internal roles to in-demand skills? And how do we transition painlessly, productively, and happily?

ACHIEVE NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS: THE ASSET MANAGER’S ROLE

Drew D. Troyer (USA) - Global Reliability Thought Leader, CRE

When it comes environmental management, Asset Managers naturally drift to compliance and administrative headaches. But, if you peel away the compliance layers, there is a tremendous profit opportunity by reducing parasitic friction and fugitive emissions. This is where the physical asset manager can shine. The industrial sector is responsible for 25% of all GHG emissions. These improvements also translate into improved bottom line, reduced wear and tear, extending asset life and reducing cost of ownership. Drew will introduce you to the opportunities to reduce the company’s carbon footprint while improving profitability.

REBUILDING OUR PEOPLE’S RESILIENCE

Jenny Steadman, The Potential Project Australia

Our maintenance workforce is confronting a myriad of macro challenges – upheaval in the energy sector, ‘FIy in Fly out’ fatigue, machines replacing jobs, and even war. Add the impact of COVID and relentless organisational change, it is no wonder our capacity to be resilient is being eroded.

How we manage uncertainty, pressure and workplace relationships depends on how we manage our mind. A resilient mindset is one that stays focused and calm, unhooks from negative mind states and rebalances quickly through setbacks. Jenny provides practical mental strategies for improving wellbeing and staying resilient – and moving from reacting to responding when under pressure.

THE POWER OF DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

Steve Fordham - Managing Director, Blackrock Industries

A proud Kamilaroi man, Steve co-founded Blackrock Industries with an aim of sustaining a large focus on indigenous employment and providing opportunities to inmates to be rehabilitated back into society.

Steve’s story is incredible – built on the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and business viability – and how Indigenous, women and inmate employee diversity can have a direct correlation to business success. Steve’s work is award-winning and inspiring. You’ll leave knowing that making a profit, having a purpose, and integrating values are not mutually exclusive.

REBUILDING OUR PEOPLE’S RESILIENCE

Jenny Steadman - Senior Consultant, The Potential Project Australia

Our maintenance workforce is confronting a myriad of macro challenges – upheaval in the energy sector as coal mines get decommissioned, ‘FIy in Fly out’ fatigue, machines replacing jobs, and even war. Add the ongoing impact of COVID, and relentless organisational change, it is no wonder our capacity to be resilient is being eroded.

How we manage uncertainty, pressure and workplace relationships depends on how we manage our mind. A resilient mindset is one that stays focussed and calm, unhooks from negative mind states and rebalances quickly through setbacks. Jenny provides practical mental strategies for improving wellbeing and staying resilient – and moving from reacting to responding when under pressure.

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