Programme

The IAM Annual Conference 2018 programme focuses on a key theme for each day: Growth, Innovation & Transformation, and Resilience, and comprises five topic streams designed to engage all members of the asset management community. Sessions are in the form of plenary presentations, keynote speakers, workshops and interactive panel sessions. The programme facilitates ample formal and informal networking opportunities including the exhibition area which offers the latest innovations in asset management. Find out more about sponsors and exhibitors >

Keynote Speakers 

Brian McBride


Chairman of ASOS and Wiggle, Brian was CEO of Amazon UK, leading the company through its period of extreme growth. He oversaw the acquisition of LoveFilm and the launch of Amazon Prime, and was instrumental in launching T-Mobile’s direct web and telesales customer-facing business. He now looks at how ecommerce businesses have grown and the vital role of social media in engaging with customers.

Will Whitehorn


As Richard Branson’s right hand man, Will took space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, from a vague dream to a project with real spacecraft and its own spaceport. Now involved in communication to tech to cutting-edge transport systems, including as long-term non-exec with online estate agents Purplebricks, Will also considers brand, disruption and innovation in a world of fast-changing technology and increasing customer expectations.


 

Day 1 - Growth

Monday 25 June 2018

 

08:30-10:00

Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00-10:30

Welcome address from the IAM President, Chris Newsome OBE

10:30-11:15

Partners "Meet & Greet" - an opportunity for partners of attendees to meet and visit the city together

10:30-11:15

Plenary 1: TBC
 

11:15-12:00

Plenary 2: Building strategy around uncertain technological futures Miranda Sharp, Ordnance Survey
 

12:00-13:15

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15-16:30

IAM Qualifications exam session
13:30-15:30 IAM Certificate
13:30-16:30 IAM Diploma

13:15-14:00

Stream Session 1

Introduction to asset managementJohn Green, Anglian Water, and Kim Scott, KPMG

 

TBC

 

TBC

 

Advanced analytics and their use in forecasting future demand/risk - Caroline Lowe, Network Rail

 

IAM business: Strategic Plan, Value Proposition and Member Survey - Andy Watts, IAM Development Programme Director

 

14:00-14:10

Session changeover and comfort break

14:10-14:55

Stream Session 2

(...continued) Introduction to asset management - John Green, Anglian Water, and Kim Scott, KPMG

 

Is it best to insource or outsource asset management capability to grow your business? - speaker TBC

 

Beyond KPIs... Reporting the performance of business processes - Dr Monique Beedles, Teak Yew

 

Smart Cities - Ian Gray, Arup

 

Routes to membership - Shane Walton, IAM

 

14:55-15:25

Networking and refreshments break

15:25-16:10

Plenary 3: TBC
 

16:10-16:55

Plenary 4: Creating silver linings: how to find and capture opportunity - Dr David Hillson, The Risk Doctor
 

16:55-17:10

Conclusions and evening instructions

17:10-18:30

Networking (Exhibitors' Hall)

19:00-21:00

Monday evening reception (Discovery Terrace, Library of Birmingham)
Drinks reception and barbecue

 

Day 2 - Innovation & Transformation

Tuesday 26 June 2018

 

08:00-08:40

Registration, refreshments and networking

08:40-08:45

Opening remarks from the IAM President, Chris Newsome OBE

08:45-09:30

Plenary 5 (Keynote Speaker): Evolve or die Brian McBride, Chairman of ASOS and Wiggle, previously CEO of Amazon UK
Moore’s law made electronic products faster, smaller, cheaper, and Darwin’s theory of evolution shows us you need to adapt or you die. We saw the tech industry fail to adapt quickly enough, and watched Netscape, Dec, Compaq, Ashton Tate, Kodak, Nokia and others disappear. There are lessons here for all industries. Brian talks about the drivers of e-commerce growth and the mobile screen - the most looked at screen in our homes. He explains the need to be data-driven, how to connect with audiences, and why for traditional retail a lack of customer knowledge means losing share to e-commerce pure-plays. And it’s not just retail - every consumer-facing industry from banking to leisure is equally threatened. Brian discusses the need for personalisation; how companies like ASOS apply machine learning to vast reservoirs of customer data to narrow 80k SKUs down to 10 tailored recommendations, and how to exploit digital marketing; leveraging social media to reach the right audience. 

09:30-10:15

Plenary 6: Innovation drives expansion and prosperity - what's stopping us? - Lionel Paillet, previously at Nest, Google and Apple
 

10:15-10:45

Networking and refreshments break

10:30-12:45

IAM Qualifications exam session
10:45-12:45 IAM Certificate

10:45-11:30

Stream Session 3

NxtGen Pitch & Poster
Find out about submitting a poster >

 

Understanding the role of asset management in transformation - Ian Schofield, Associated British Ports

 

Optimisation of a portfolio of companies - John Woodhouse, The Woodhouse Partnership

 

Engineering for a Digital Future - David Ogden & Simon Kirkham, United Utilities

 

 

TBC

 

11:30-11:40

Session changeover and comfort break

11:40-12:25

Stream Session 4

(continued...) NxtGen Pitch & Poster

 

AM and LEAN transformation - operational excellence - speaker TBC

 

How can asset management contribute to infrastructure management in smart cities? - Ana Vukicevic, Lausanne City

 

Impact of new technologies in asset management - Sam Pachoud, Ernst & Young

 

Knowledge Leadership Group, knowledge presentation and the IAM Handbook - Daniel Penny

 

12:25-13:25

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15-16:30

IAM Qualifications exam session
13:30-15:30 IAM Certificate
13:30-16:30 IAM Diploma

13:25-14:10

Stream Session 5

TBC

 

TBC

 

Digitalisation of asset management for predictive maintenance - Nicolas Rouge, Alpiq

 

Beyond runways, power grids and pipelines - Tony Wilson, BAE Systems

 

Company schemes - speaker TBC

 

14:10-14:20

Session changeover and comfort break

14:20-15:05

Stream Session 6

TBC

 

Protective security challenges - securing the physical and digital worlds - UK Government Security Adviser

 

Key triggers and enablers for transformation programmes - Tim Kersley, Network Rail, Derrick Dunkley, National Grid, Ian Schofield, Associated British Ports

 

Faster and better decision-making using smart technology - Ben Hanley, IBM

 

TBC

 

15:05-15:15

Session changeover and comfort break

15:15-16:00

Plenary 7 (Keynote speaker): Innovation, Disruption, Brands and Entrepreneurs - Will Whitehorn, previously President of Virgin Galactic
 

16:00-16:45

Plenary 8: Title TBC - Sarah Kenny, BMT
 

16:45-17:00

Plenary 9: NxtGen Pitch & Poster - 2018 winner 
 

17:00-17:15

Conclusions and evening instructions

17:30-18:15

The Institute of Asset Management Annual General Meeting

18:45-19:30

Drinks Reception

19:30-22:00

Tuesday Dinner (Hilton Birmingham Metropole)
Three course dinner at the hotel

 

Day 3 - Resilience

Wednesday 27 June 2018

 

08:30-08:55

Registration, refreshments and networking

08:55-09:00

Opening remarks from the IAM President, Chris Newsome OBE

09:00-09:45

Plenary 10: Global resilience cities - Dr Mark Fletcher, Arup
 

09:45-10:30

Plenary 11: Asset management in the boardroom - Dr Monique Beedles, Teak Yew
 

10:30-11:00

Networking and refreshments break

11:00-11:45

Stream Session 7

TBC

 

Asset management and business resilience (top-down vs. bottom-up) - David Smith, Bristol Water, Scott Hughes, The Coventry Building Society

 

Managing flooding - resistance vs. resilience - speaker TBC, BRE

 

TBC

 

Qualifications, regulation and development - Maureen O'Mara, IAM Qualifications representative

 

11:45-11:55

Session changeover and comfort break

11:55-12:40

Stream Session 8

TBC

 

Title TBC - Shimona Shodipo, Arup, Wendy Owen, Arup, Patrick Tully, Frazer-Nash

 

TBC

 

Predicting resilience in electricty networks - David Clements, EA Technology

 

How to set up Chapters and Branches - Peter Dourlein, IAM Netherlands

 

12:40-13:40

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:15-16:30

IAM Qualifications exam session
13:30-15:30 IAM Certificate
13:30-16:30 IAM Diploma

13:40-14:25

Plenary 12: Building resilience through an asset management culture - Vanessa Chau, Brampton City
 

13:40-14:25

Plenary 13: TBC
 

14:25-15:10

Closing address from the IAM President, Chris Newsome OBE

15:25

Conference close

 

 

 

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IAM Qualifications exams

As always, paying Whole Event delegates will have the opportunity to sit the IAM Certificate or Diploma exam at the event, free of charge. Exam sessions run on each of the three days of the conference and the times are listed in the programme above. To secure a place, please email Exams@theIAM.org in advance of the conference.

 

 


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