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8:15
Registration and Expo
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Day 01
March 22, 2023 7:15
7:15
8:15
Registration and Expo
8:15
8:30
Conference Opening
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Vision Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 8:15
Vision Stage
8:15
8:30
Conference Opening
8:30
9:15
The Workforce Crisis: Rising to the Challenge

The next decade brings with it the greatest workforce challenge we’ve ever faced. Machines and automation are replacing and augmenting human tasks. As we strategise for autonomous workers and the decarbonisation and electrification of everything, we need to think very carefully about how we build the foundation for this future workforce.

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 must create a culture that enables rapid innovation through co-creation and collaboration.

  • the role technology could play in helping maintenance and reliability functions evolve
  • the importance of people and partnerships
  • the importance of a culture willing to embrace change
  • creating of solid ecosystems
  • soft skills are as important as technical skills

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. She serves as Chair of the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), is also on the board or advisory board of several start-ups.

Michelle Ash
Michelle Ash

Technology Executive

OZ Minerals

Inspire
Vision Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 8:30
Vision Stage
8:30
9:15
The Workforce Crisis: Rising to the Challenge
10:00
11:55
Networking Tea & Coffee
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Day 01
March 22, 2023 10:00
10:00
11:55
Networking Tea & Coffee
10:30
11:30
Aligning Asset Strategy with Enterprise Strategy

One of the most complex challenges that asset managers face is driving strategic change from a partially empowered position within an organisation. This involves both managing upwards towards executive management and downwards through the mid-level and shop floor, without having all the levers to jockey. How do we define the value of Asset Management, ROIC (return on invested capital), get the CFO’s attention, work with consultants and advisors, find quick wins, and use ISO 55000 as a framework?

Sandy Dunn
Sandy Dunn

Managing Director

Assetivity

Townhall
Day 01
March 22, 2023 10:30
10:30
11:30
Aligning Asset Strategy with Enterprise Strategy
11:00
11:35
Engineering Analytics: “It’s Evolution, not a Revolution”

Asset Engineers have been analysing asset data in the pursuit of high value outcomes for only about 2500 years. With the advent of machine learning and cloud computing infrastructure, our industry became convinced that a completely novel approach was required, and the direction should be provided by the banking industry, because this industry is leading the world in modern data analytics capabilities. Our experience indicates that nothing could be further from the truth and the formula that works best for Assets is about evolving traditional Asset Engineering capabilities rather than revolutionising the entire sector.

In this presentation we will explore two vastly different approaches to building a modern Engineering Analytics capability specifically geared for an Asset Intensive company. We will look at the positives and negatives of each model and deep dive how each model works. We will try to debunk a few myths including AI, Big Data and cloud infrastructure requirements and clear the air in terms that an Asset Engineering team can understand and use.

We’ll also present a case study from our adopted Engineering Analytics model such that we can see the value of success and understand the reduced cost to achieve these outcomes sustainably.

Dave Bartolo
Dave Bartolo

Head of Asset Technology

AGL Energy

David Bowly
David Bowly

Manager Engineering Analytics

AGL Energy

Perspective
Asset Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 11:00
Asset Stage
11:00
11:35
Engineering Analytics: “It’s Evolution, not a Revolution”
11:00
11:35
Digital Twin to Optimise Work Execution, Improve Productivity Improvement and Save Cost

Petrofac implemented a digital twin to bring together a range of data in a single virtual representation of the asset to achieve benefits from the ease of identification of assets, supporting planning, scheduling and development of maintenance and inspections. Shane will showcase how a deployed digital twin integrated solution delivered productivity improvements and cost savings.

  • Using onsite personnel to capture photogrammetry to create twin
  • Linking completions and commission data to the digital twin
  • Integrating digital twin data into work execution
  • Using digital twin for inspections and maintenance
  • 50% deduction in overall cost of maintenance and inspection tasks digitised
  • 65% reduction in onshore work preparation
  • Up to 200% productivity gains for some work offshore
  • Improved data quality of maintenance records and assurance task evidence
Ross Sutherland
Ross Sutherland

Engineering & Integrity Manager

Petrofac

Perspective
Reliability Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 11:00
Reliability Stage
11:00
11:35
Digital Twin to Optimise Work Execution, Improve Productivity Improvement and Save Cost
11:00
11:35
Using Risk to Enable the Energy Transition

The power generation and distribution technologies are rapidly evolving. This changes the context in which asset managers traditionally have operated.  As a result, some asset classes will be progressively phased out while new ones are deployed and commissioned.

Traditional asset management techniques must adapt. Assets will have to meet new objectives. They will also need to operate and be maintained under new regimes. This calls for the development and implementation of more agile and effective risk-based methodologies to make prudent decisions around asset investment. Archana will share how some of these challenges are being addressed at Synergy.

Archana Viswa
Archana Viswa

Process Safety and Asset Management Manager

Synergy

Perspective
Maintenance Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 11:00
Maintenance Stage
11:00
11:35
Using Risk to Enable the Energy Transition
11:40
12:15
Mental Health, Wellbeing and our Capacity to be Resilient

Many macro-factors confront our maintenance and reliability workforce – machines replacing jobs, upheaval in the energy sector, FIFO schedules, relentless organisational change, and even war. Having to endure a pandemic over the past three years has accentuated these issues to crisis levels. This is taking enormous toll on our wellbeing and mental health, and our capacity to be resilient is being eroded. This is a wake-up call.

  • Resilience can be taught to leaders, managers, and workforces
  • The convergence between people’s personal lives and their work lives
  • The need to connect as human beings with emotions
  • FIFO workforce at a higher risk than the general workforce of stress and depression
  • Practical initiatives that combat the increase in mental health and wellbeing
  • The impact of a positive workplace on performance
  • How to build and shift workplace culture
  • Practical takeaway leadership tools and practices to influence culture
Justina Stromnes
Justina Stromnes

Organisational Psychologist

Bendelta

Perspective
Reliability Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 11:40
Reliability Stage
11:40
12:15
Mental Health, Wellbeing and our Capacity to be Resilient
11:40
12:15
We're Drowning in Asset Data

The ability to accumulate data has increased over recent years due to advances in digital technology, improved monitoring capability and ever-expanding fields within Asset Management systems and data bases.  

Often data is collected from multiple sources and varying management systems.  Some is automated production and process information; some is entered manually, and other information is updated based on activity.  While all information retrieved can be justified, often much of it is never referred to.  

The challenge is to ensure that the important information is readily available to the right people, and this will vary across the different layers and functions within any business. Technical subject matter experts will be interested in details of operations while senior managers are interested in high level information. Procurement people are interested in stock movements, Asset Technicians are interested in failure rates, Operators are interested in day-to-day production performance, and Accountants are interested in financial performance.

  • How to structure information
  • Aligning data based on critical business processes and risk (safety, production, efficiency, reliability, costs etc)
  • How to present data to drive decisions and better business outcomes
  • Who should manage, govern, and own the data?  
  • How to best enable data transfer from capital projects
  • Data standards
  • How to best monitor older assets
  • Training operators and maintainers to utilise the huge amount of machine data

A fitter and turner by trade, Brian is a Senior Manager with over 35 years’ experience in the Petrochemical industry. He was the Director of Manufacturing and executive sponsor of Global Maintenance Management Team Sponsor for Methanex, the world’s largest producer of Methanol.

Brian Ropitini
Brian Ropitini

Managing Director

Mana Consulting

Perspective
Asset Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 11:40
Asset Stage
11:40
12:15
We're Drowning in Asset Data
11:40
12:15
Integrated APM: Breaking Down Silos and Making Asset Performance Management Work at Scale

This interactive discussion will explore the reasons many organizations have not realized the promises of an asset performance management implementation, and position Integrated APM as an evolution of traditional approaches which drives the connection between current disparate data sets and supports asset performance improvement at scale.  

To gain control of asset performance there are key foundational elements required to support data-driven decision making. Process and associated trigger points are also essential to ensure that improvements are initiated, implemented, and leveraged across an entire asset base.  

Technology is also a key consideration, ensuring that it supports the process, doesn’t provide constraints, and drives productivity improvements in our shrinking maintenance and reliability workforce.

Jason Apps
Jason Apps

CEO

ARMS Reliability

Perspective
Maintenance Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 11:40
Maintenance Stage
11:40
12:15
Integrated APM: Breaking Down Silos and Making Asset Performance Management Work at Scale
12:20
12:55
The Reliability Engineering Dilemma

Reliability is the characteristic of a process, system, or physical asset to continuously perform what it is designed to do. Around the turn of the last century, broader industry started adopting the concept of Reliability Engineering that had been nurtured in High Reliability Organisations (HRO’s) over the previous five decades.

However, the need for Reliability Engineering in HRO’s is clear: to avoid catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected due to risk factors and complexity. The consequence of poor reliability in HRO’s is severe.

In other industries this need is less obvious, so business leaders are challenged with finding the correct level of investment in reliability. Unlike HRO’s other businesses may not be inherently structured for reliability, so there are challenges on how to organise the role to meet business expectations and improve Reliability Engineer job satisfaction levels. In addition, business reliability objectives are often confused with tactical maintenance and engineering objectives, resulting in goal dissonance.

Reliability Engineering is field that lends itself to analysis, modelling, conceptualising, and abstract thought rather than absolutes and tangibles. So, it generally attracts intelligent and intuitive Engineers with personality traits that can make them difficult to manage in a traditional organisation. While they’re high in IQ, they’re often low in EQ and most have very little organisational awareness. They tend to be perfectionists; feel they need to have all the answers and are often opinionated.

In this session, Mike will share his experiences of how to recognise and address the organisational, work role and personality challenges that make up the reliability engineering dilemma within an organisational behavioural framework. He will also provide the Reliability Engineers in the room with tips and tricks to recognise their strengths and improvement opportunities, and ways to cope in an often strange organisational environment where interactions with people don’t fit deterministic or even probabilistic models.

Michael Greyling
Michael Greyling

Head of Asset Management

CBH Group

Perspective
Asset Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 12:20
Asset Stage
12:20
12:55
The Reliability Engineering Dilemma
12:20
12:55
Using ISO55000 as a Digital Transformation Enabler

Southern Ports Authority reviewed the rate of return and the reliability of their assets as part of the amalgamation to build a resilient business model with an asset centric focus. This vision was used to form a strategic development plan with a 10-year horizon. The board and CEO devised a comprehensive asset management vision and set an organization objective with to become ISO55000 certified and be fully digital by 2025.

Johan will explore the foundational elements of a SMART port and how it is mapped to a digitized AMS. You will explore the digital transformation of an integrated asset management framework by creating a data driven business model using an EMS implementation as a vehicle. The journey covers:

  • Stakeholders’, events, challenges, selecting objectives, and building an acceptable Asset management system with all the required subsystems
  • Training competency and change managements
  • Doing the base line asset maturity assessments
  • Re-inventing the maintainer of the future and creating agile high performance team members to provide customer centric solutions at pace, aligned with ISO55000
  • A demo of the technology markers and the use of IOT, remote working and advanced digital engineering to move data from the field into an asset health analysis tool
  • The AMS competency framework, engagement and creating digital online training, that can be done at the users own pace and meet the objectives of the asset management systems
  • The sustainability elements developed and implemented through digital tracking and reporting with a view of moving from a SMART PORT to a FUTURE port
Johan Snyman
Johan Snyman

Asset Manager

Southern Ports

Perspective
Reliability Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 12:20
Reliability Stage
12:20
12:55
Using ISO55000 as a Digital Transformation Enabler
12:55
13:55
Lunch and Expo
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Day 01
March 22, 2023 12:55
12:55
13:55
Lunch and Expo
14:00
15:00
What Decarbonisation Means for Asset and Maintenance Managers

Decarbonisation will frame theoperating context of so many asset classes and sectors over the next decade. Itis disrupting previous lifecycle plans, investment and reinvestment decisions,asset management strategies and tactics, and the physical asset manager's role.

  • The complex challenges with older assets in emission reduction
  • Simple and practical strategies by improving equipment reliability (extending tyre life, managing compressed air leaks, reducing electrical I2R losses, managing fugitive emissions losses, etc.)
  • Reallocation and reskilling of labour
  • Using asset data and AI to manage environmental risk, optimize asset performance and drive decarbonization
  • The requirement for a fundamental shift in education (Tafe and Universities)
  • Managing and coming to grips with Scope 3
  • Working with regulators
  • The capacity and resource challenge with all our companies relying on the same suppliers and resources to decarb at the same time
John Searls
John Searls

Asset Management & Performance Advisory

Aurecon

Perspective
Asset Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 14:00
Asset Stage
14:00
15:00
What Decarbonisation Means for Asset and Maintenance Managers
14:00
15:00
Attracting and Keeping People in Industrial WA

The next decade brings with it the greatest workforce challenge we’ve ever faced. Machines and automation are replacing human tasks. As we strategize for autonomous workers and the decarbonisation and electrification of everything, we need to think very carefully about how we build the foundation for this future workforce.

Many young engineers and trades who would usually enter the mining, energy or manufacturing sectors are being lured to other industries. There is also a massive shortage of highly skilled trades. Companies are having to make do with less capability. Gone are the days where up-and-coming trades spent 15 years learning from an experienced trade.

Join our panel for an interactive discussion about how companies are doing different and interesting things to both attract people; and also retain the necessary knowledge, skills and experience required for the Asset Management workforce of the future.

  • Development plans for current employees whose jobs and skillsets will need to change
  • Attracting people from outside of heavy industry
  • Working with Schools, Universities and Tafe to attract young people
  • How and why we need to employ neuro, gender, and class-diverse people
  • Task qualifying our workforce for not only the current needs, but continuous training for the constantly evolving needs of the business
  • Developing coaching and mentoring networks that go beyond your organisation
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Townhall
Maintenance Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 14:00
Maintenance Stage
14:00
15:00
Attracting and Keeping People in Industrial WA
15:05
15:35
The Female Maintainer Conundrum

A fascinating seven-year study, exploring 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. Time was spent working alongside maintenance teams from both an iron ore and an oil and gas company.

The work investigates the conundrum surrounding women’s enduring low representation in skilled 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 multiple facets of modern life.

Bonita has a bachelor’s degree and First Class Honours in Sociology and Anthropology. She has just completed her work as a doctoral researcher at the University of Western Australia and has submitted her PhD for assessment.  Her thesis bridges the fields of Sociology and Engineering as she explores the lived experiences of women in manual trades.  Bonita is passionate about influencing the development of positive social transformation, smart diversity and inclusion initiatives and achieving gender parity.

Bonita Carroll
Bonita Carroll

Doctoral Researcher - The Female Maintainer Conundrum

UWA

Perspective
Asset Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 15:05
Asset Stage
15:05
15:35
The Female Maintainer Conundrum
15:05
15:35
Why Understanding Technical Debt in Remote Operations Centres is Everyone's Business

Four remote operations centres in WA managed 38% of global iron ore supply in 2019 and are projected to contribute A$64 billion to the Australian economy by 2025. All software systems have technical debt and while this is well-understood in software companies, there is little visibility of technical debt or its risks in remote operations centres (ROC).  

This study, based on interviews with technical and management personnel in a remote operations centre, identifies 7 elements that contribute positively or negatively to managing technical debt. David will describe how these elements were selected and the implications of their interactions. The use of a system dynamics causal diagram make visualisation of these elements accessible to operational and technology decision makers with a goal of creating greater awareness and open discussion on the creation and management of technical debt risk in ROCs.

David Gould
David Gould

PhD Student

UWA

Perspective
Maintenance Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 15:05
Maintenance Stage
15:05
15:35
Why Understanding Technical Debt in Remote Operations Centres is Everyone's Business
15:05
15:35
The Limit of Exact Knowledge: Uncertainty and the Digital Twin Paradigm

The Digital Twin Paradigm suggests an ideal scenario where some virtual model exactly reflects its physical asset counterpart. The reality, as always, may not be that simple. A constrained cost / time / resource budget generally does not allow the engineer to know everything about the physical asset. Data may be discretely sampled, incomplete, noisy, and messy. How can we target an exact virtual representation when our knowledge is uncertain?  

This fundamental mismatch between the ideals of the Digital Twin Paradigm, and the reality of the engineer’s experience, may be navigated with principled treatment of uncertainty in analysis. Probabilistic approaches allow engineers to quantify and propagate uncertainty. Surrogate models, computationally cheap emulations of complex virtual models, may be leveraged in to unlock such probabilistic approaches in practice. The goal moves from "What is the exact state of my physical asset?" towards "What is the risk my asset is unsafe?"

Jack Jorgensen
Jack Jorgensen

Subsea Engineer

UWA

Perspective
Reliability Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 15:05
Reliability Stage
15:05
15:35
The Limit of Exact Knowledge: Uncertainty and the Digital Twin Paradigm
16:45
17:35
Is There Room for Empathy in Heavy Industry?

Of all the complexities within our modern workplaces driven by uncertainty, globalisation and technology, the most challenging factor in driving and sustaining performance remains leading people. There are few things that derail a project or expose an organisation to risk more than unmotivated or disengaged employees. Building high-performing teams require great strategies and engaging people leaders. Leaders who build trust, provide effective feedback, and are able to create a committed team focused on shared outcomes. The key to building these high-performing teams is empathic leadership.

Daniel will provide simple frameworks, practical tactics, and specific examples of how everyone can lead with empathy to drive performance. Empathy is a skill that people of any age, from any industry, can learn, develop and harness to improve their leadership and performance. This presentation will provide clear steps for implementing new ways to lead with empathy.

Dan Murray
Dan Murray

Leadership Trainer

Empathetic Consulting

Perspective
Vision Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 16:45
Vision Stage
16:45
17:35
Is There Room for Empathy in Heavy Industry?
17:30
18:15
MAINSTREAM Guest Keynote Speaker

As an AFL coach and mother, Michelle has an incredible story to tell. With a tenacious attitude and determination like no other, Michelle holds over 20 years’ experience in the AFL. At the age of 21, Michelle became the nation’s first female WAFL Assistant Coach. Michelle then spent three years at South Fremantle Football Club as Midfield Coach. Continuing her coaching career, Michelle Cowan took on a dual role at Melbourne Football Club as both the Senior Coach of their Women’s Team and Development Coach for the Men’s team.

In 2013, Michelle was awarded the AFL Football Woman of the Year and is currently Head of Women’s Football at West Coast Eagles. Michelle Cowan’s achievements have seen an impact on women in football, demonstrating that gender is no barrier. Michelle is passionate about team dynamics, leadership, empowering women and girls, perseverance, and passion.

Michelle Cowan
Michelle Cowan

Head of Women’s Football

Fremantle Football Club

Inspire
Vision Stage
Day 01
March 22, 2023 17:30
Vision Stage
17:30
18:15
MAINSTREAM Guest Keynote Speaker
18:15
20:30
Networking Drinks and BBQ
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March 22, 2023 18:15
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20:30
Networking Drinks and BBQ
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22 March 2023

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