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IAM 2019 North American Conference Announced

Parul Dubey on August 26, 2019 - in Announcement, Events, News

The IAM Chapters for Canada and the United States co-hosting their inaugural North American Conference in Chicago, IL on October 1 -3.  This event will bring together asset management practitioners, asset owners, vendors and the Who’s Who of the asset management industry.

We have World renown speakers presenting relevant topics that are sure to address the issues and questions you have with regards to optimizing your asset management journey:


David McKeown, former IAM CEO & Board Member for Strategy & Development

Dr. Penny Burns, Chair of Talking Infrastructure

John Hardwick, Executive Director Sydney, New South Wales Government, Australia

Plenaries Include:

The Corporate Journey in Asset Management 
Mshadoni Smith, Federal Transit Administration;
Ricardo Da Silva, New York Power Authority

Asset Management & Financial Management
Ashay Prabhu, Assetic;
Amy Jo Klei, Ohio EPA;
Andrew Williams, Ohio DOT

Government Policy, Planning & Action for Asset Management in Canada & the United States
Amelia Sachoy, US Government Accountability Office;
Jessica Sultan, Treasury Board of Canada;
Russel Weniger, US Air Force


Workshops Scheduled Include:


Lessons from Australasia-Pacific
David Edgerton, APV Valuers & Asset Management, Brisbane, Australia

Where Are You in The Asset Management Journey?
Tammy Whipple, Sammamish Plateau Water
Kyle Wong, Sammamish Plateau Water
Jillian Hostenske, Sammamish Plateau Water

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved
Gary Proulx, New York Power Authority
David Johnson, Chicago Transit Authority
Matthew Hard, AASHTO
Simon Smith, AMCL

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Journey
Ashraf Tarawneh, DEWA
Maryam Salmin, DEWA


Track Sessions

There are several tracks to choose from, enabling you to attend the session that best aligns with your specific needs.  The tracks in the conference include:

  • The Asset Management Journey
  • Innovations in Asset Management
  • Assets in a Changing World
  • Building and Asset Management Culture
  • Inter-Agency Collaboration, Management Requirements & Legislation

There are over 50 sessions planned; here are just a few:

  • The Business Case For AI, Machine Learning Condition Assessments
  • Risk Management Revisited – A Focus on Processes and Technology
  • Asset Management Transformation using Project Management Discipline
  • Why is improving Asset Management so difficult?
  • Think of a number… now spend millions on it!
  • Regional Asset Data Consortium: A Collaboration Story
  • Asset Management & Maintenance Operations: A Process Based Approach
  • Building Asset Management Excellence in Public Sector Transit Organizations
  • A Criticality-Based Prioritization Model for Local Street Networks
  • Managing Assets in a Changing Utility of the Future
  • Asset Management in State and Local Government – Defining the Needs and Funding the Gap
  • Government Sector Asset Management Capability – Emerging Trends
  • Asset Management Level-Up with Digital Transformation

Asset Owners

The conference will provide the unique opportunity to hear from, and speak with, a variety of asset owners as they relate their experiences with asset management.  Some of these include:

·        Sammamish Plateau Water

·        Dubai Electric and Water Authority

·        University of Washington

·        City of Carlsbad, CA

·        Oslo Vognselskap

·        Texas State University

·        Network Rail

·        Denver RTD

·        Metro Boston Transit

·        Ohio DOT

·        Ohio DNR

·        Grand Rapids, MI

·        Amtrak

·        New York Power Authority

·        Chicago Transit Authority

·        City of Burnaby, BC

·        Government of Washington, DC

·        Stanford Health Care

·        Canada Line

·        Regional Municipality of York, ON

·        National Grid

·        Iowa DOT

·        K-Water, Korea

·        US Air Force

·        Canadian Treasury

·        Indiana DOT

·        City of Tulsa, OK

·        Pinellas County, FL

There will also be social and networking activities planned to make your visit to Chicago rewarding professionally and socially. 

For a complete list of all of the sessions, speakers, and more, as well as the opportunity to reserve your seat, go to: https://theiam.org/Events/iam-2019-NA-annual-conference/

Attendance is limited to the first 300 registrants so book your seat today! 

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