The IAM UK Asset Management Conference 2019 programme comprises presentations of successful submissions from the Call for Papers, focusing on six key themes across two days: 

  • Organisation
  • Tools & Techniques
  • Continual Improvement
  • Data
  • Fundamentals & Lifecycle
  • Performance Management Value

Additional sessions and streams include keynote speakers, workshops, and presentations of work nominated for a 2018 IAM Award.

Speaker biographies

The programme will facilitate ample formal and informal networking opportunities including the exhibition area offering the latest innovations in asset management. Find out more about sponsors and exhibitors >

The schedule below lists the sessions confirmed so far:


Day 1 - Tuesday 27th November
 Time                                               Stream 1 - City Suite 1 (Ground)       Stream 2 - City Suite 2 & 3 (Ground)      Stream 3 - Ballroom 1 (Level -2)     Workshop - Ballroom 2 (Level -2)
09:20 - 10:20

Keynote speaker: Mark Kaney - Black & Veatch

The evolving role of global asset management
Mark shares his experience and insights into the evolving maturity of asset management across different geographies - how does the profession share learning at the right level?
10:50 - 11:20

Organisation: How your asset management system is going to fail

Asset Management now stands on its own. Nothing works in a bubble, the business world comprises operating a number of management themes, in part or in whole. What tools can we use to protect the viability of our asset management system so external stakeholder's expectations are continually met?

Carl Waring, Kdivision Ltd

Tools & Techniques: Know how to get there: using lean to achieve asset performance improvement objectives

Setting and achieving asset performance improvement objectives in productivity and utilisation is a huge opportunity for DP World.  We know where we want to go.  We know where we are (more or less). But how do we eat the elephant in front of us...?

Christopher Genin, DP World

Continual Improvement: How the ISO 55000 standard was used to design regulatory monitoring framework for the energy industry in Africa

The three troubling issues for Regulators in Africa is the Security of Supply, Cost Reflective Tariffs and Aging of Badly Maintained Infrastructure with the common denominator being Infrastructure Asset Management. I will talk about how we designed Policy for the above for the African Regulators.

Andrew Sematimba, Kanara Solutions

Monitoring the performance of Asset Management – the next generation of ‘balanced scorecard’?

The monitoring and demonstration of value, effectiveness and efficiency in asset management is a common challenge.  This session explores what is possible, shares case studies and launches work to establish best practice - and maybe update the core model for a 'balanced scorecard'.

John Woodhouse, The Woodhouse Partnership Limited



Continual Improvement: Bridging the Data Gap in Asset Optimisation 

Sarah Noonan & Ross Fisher, Minerva

11:20 - 11:50

Organisation: Developing a corporate asset condition index in a municipal context in alignment with the Canadian infrastructure report card

The City of Regina and GHD developed a framework to standardize and align asset condition grading across the City's municipal asset classes. The framework contemplates three facets of condition: a) physical (state-of-good-repair); b) functional (fit-for-purpose) and c) demand (capacity-for-the-load).

David Albrice, GHD Advisory & Lee Anne Harder, City of Regina 

Tools & Techniques: Predictive analysis of the sewer network: an innovative targeted approach to asset management

At United Utilities we use models to predict the deterioration and consequence of failure of our sewer network, one of the ways we are using data to drive our asset management strategies.  We will discuss how the theory is working in practice and how the outputs are being validated operationally.

Caroline Howarth, United Utilities

Continual Improvement: Stop the bleeding, fix the issue

Large scale asset performance improvement projects take time but issues can be identified that need solving quickly. It is about the identification of quick wins and taking interim action to speed up benefit realisation while not wasting effort.

Lee O'Rourke, BMT

11:50 - 12:20

Organisation: Effective partnerships - delivering coastal asset management through a shared service - the ESCP experience

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) is a team of specialist coastal officers and engineers who manage 162km of Hampshire's coastline through Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth and Havant. The partnership formed in 2012 and consists of an alliance between the respective City and Borough Council's, working together to deliver effective management of coastal defence assets.

Dr Andrew Pearce, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

Improving patient care through innovative modelling

How can you apply a systems engineering approach to your Asset Management? We’ll share our cross-sector approach, which was used to optimise the asset system of a hospital renal unit in order to minimise the impact of dialysis on patients’ lives.

David McNaught, Anna Will, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Continual Improvement: Identifying and clarifying the interfaces between urban underground space and its environment

There appears to be a little collective analyses of asset presence, property and protection interfaces for urban underground space and its environment. Examples of London Underground asset interfaces will show the need to develop knowledge of these now, and for the future, internationally.

Nathan Darroch, University of Aberdeen

13:20 - 13:50

Organisation: Using asset management principles to shift an organisation's operational focus to a customer-centric service model for better strategic alignment

Implementing Cashless Open Road Tolling across its entire network in less than one year was NY MTA Bridges & Tunnels’ leap into the digital age.  The agency’s transformation in building a more customer centric business model that is grounded in the principles of asset management will be presented.

Mildred Chua, New York MTA Bridges and Tunnels & 
Wayne Francisco, GHD

Tools & Techniques: Blockchain for asset management

One of the most exciting challenges for next years is the integration of Blockchain technology and Physical Asset Management.
A real application provides solutions applicable to all phases of the life cycle of an asset, as smart contracts, check of origin, and proof of evidence.

Jorge Asiain, AlterEvo Ltd

Continual Improvement: Building a national asset management system & capability

This session will present the development of the asset management capabilities within Irish Water, a newly formed utility in Ireland. It will present the development of key areas of the organisation across people and groups, process and documents and the lessons learned on the journey to date. 

Orla Maher, Diarmaid O'Culain & Ark Wingrove. EY & Irish Water

Transforming asset management

Despite the absence of any burning platform, business urgency or regulatory obligation.

Lise Tarp-Johansen, Maria Tonell & Huma Bakhsh,  HOFOR A/S

13:50 - 14:20

Organisation: Setting the foundation for standards and protocols for implementation of an enterprise asset management program at a multi-business transportation agency

The PANYNJ is responsible for a vast transportation network critical to the US economy including airports, bridges, tunnels, ports, rail and real estate. In 2016 we embarked into an EAM program to standardise processes, practices and information systems. Lessons learned will be presented. 

Lisbeth Concho, Shawn Lenahan & Robert Kumapley, WSP & PANYNJ

Software discovery catalogue

Management and visibility of accurate software inventory during discovery tools migration

Ludmila Kantova, IBM

Continual Improvement: Asset management for aging assets optimisation

Management of aging assets begins with an awareness that aging is not about how old the asset is, but is about what is known about its condition, and the factors that influence the onset, evolution and mitigation of its degradation. Once the symptoms of aging are understood, optimisation can be made.

Hossam Aboegla, Lloyds Register

Asset Integrity Helpdesk

Revolutionising ETO Technical Support

Andrew Fieldsend-Roxborough, National Grid

14:20 - 14:50

Organisation: Asset maintenance policy: nebulous nevertheless necessary or definable pellucis and aligned

“Building Maintenance Policy: Nebulous Nevertheless Necessary” was a paper focused upon improving maintenance decision making.  28 years on, specifically for the "traditional property sector", are the findings being applied and do they align with the principles of Asset Management.

Steven Little, WYG Management Services Ltd

Turning Asset Management opportunities into business value

Shortlisted for the IAM Team Acheivement Award, this is an overview of the nomination for a project
that saw a sizeable business change undertaken, in line with our company line of sight, meeting the
expectations of the executive team and delivering a sustainable opportunity pipeline that will maintain
our success into the future.

Leigh Fraser - National Grid

Continual Improvement: Strategic business model for effective asset management plan

A strategic business model provides a holistic framework to address top-down and bottom-up risks and apply 3 different levels of decision-making criteria. The model also provides a better planning method by converting strategies in SAMP into 3 yearly-detailed AM programs. 

Kiki Ayu Wulandari, PLN Indonesia

Turning the supertanker

Getting a major multinational utility to adopt asset management as a core competency

Victor M Diez-Valencia - ISA.

15:20 - 15:50

Enabling Asset Management Maturity Through Sustainable Fundamentals

This presentation will review USACE Civil Works efforts to build a sustainable enterprise foundation aligned with ISO 55000 principles to achieve continuous, measurable improvement in the adoption of AM and in the improved delivery of water resources benefits to the nation. 

Robert Leitch, US Army Corps of Engineers 

Implementation of Asset Management

Implementation of asset management in Intercolombia, thematic leader of renewal and decision making

Sergio Andres Jaramillo Lopera, ISA - Intercolombia

Transforming AM Culture

Using the introduction of an Asset Management System to transform culture and working practices in a permanent way

Renato Pagotto, ISA - CTEEP

Marie Getsug - Workshop
15:50 - 16:20

Organisation: A business model for customer service excellence based on asset management best practice

Organizations embarking upon an asset management program may view it as an engineering, technology, or a management systems exercise. A business-centric model can support an organization in developing competency in asset management while aligning new arrangements with top line objectives.

Wayne Francisco, GHD

SA Water Smart Water Network

This session presents a case study discussing the conception, creation and operation of a smart water network in the Adelaide CBD (South Australia). A summary of the benefits realised since the system was commissioned in July 2017, and the customer service and strategic value this has provided will be given.

Luke Dix - SA Water

Asset Level Analytics Drives Investment Efficiency

This session presents a case study discussing the Asset Delivery Optimisation Programme implemented by Cadent, the largest regulated distributor of gas in the UK. Tim and Sam will be analysing it’s results with focus on the data improvement, cost modelling, data modelling, processes and capability.

Dr. Tim Watson, ICS Consulting & Sam McGauley, Cadent Gas

16:20 - 17:45 Refreshments & networking
18:00 - 19:00 Annual Lecture
19:45 Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony
  Day 2 - Wednesday 28th November

Stream 1 - City Suite 1 Ground Floor                                     

Stream 2 - City Suite 2 & 3 Ground Floor                          Stream 3 - Ballroom 1 (Level -2)                                               BIM - Ballroom 2 (Level -2)
09:15 - 10:15

Keynote speaker: Paul Barnfather - EA Technology

“Is it a bird, is it a plane. No, it’s…”

Paul will explore the challenges, disruptors and opportunities from our latest Asset Class, comparing this to the legacy we have from managing past ’new asset classes’.  And of course, the future role of asset management in delivering excellence around this.
10:25 - 10:55

Performance Management Value: The value proposition of asset management 

A bottom-up approach to express the value of asset management by resolving challenges existing between the frontline and the middle management spectrum. By following the standard guidance, it presents how valuable it is to the organization, demonstrated by the Business Model Canvas tool.

Sohaib Alsafh, NOMAC

Fundamentals & Lifecycle: Implementation of life cycle in projects for Network Rail

Network Rail is implementing a change programme to embed LCC in project’s decision-making so they balance all relevant costs to the decision including initial capital, maintenance and reliability. A multi-step LCC process has been developed to minimise the effort required to perform an analysis.

Victoria Hills, Network Rail

Data: Asset health condition assessment

This paper aims to describe the electrical asset condition assessment using the results from the various tests in the periodical condition based maintenance. Determine the health condition and critial information that can be used to prioritize repair/replacement or to make other AM decisions.

Benjamin Bertolome, Aboitiz Power Corporation

BIM and the UK Alliance - What’s it all about


In this introductory session, you will learn about the UK BIM Alliance, BIM in action and wrap up with a session on that may just cover all you wanted to know about BIM!

BIM & the UK Alliance - Dr Anne Kemp (Atkins Global, UKBIMA Chair)
BIM & Product Data – The Way Forward – Su Butcher (Just Practicing)
Digital Life, BIM, the universe and everything – John Eynon (UKBIMA)
























BIM Round Table Workshops

In this session, our BIM Alliance team of facilitators will facilitate a number of 'round table' workshops in which we will provide real case studies and software demonstrations of BIM,  FM  and asset data management in relation to AM.
Delegates will have the opportunity, using our round the world style approach, to choose several 'tables' to maximise learning as they move around during the session.

1. BIM, Level 2 and Clinic Q+A – John Eynon (UKBIMA)
2. Asset Data in the Lifecycle and case studies – John Hall (GliderTech)
3. Asset Management through the eyes of GIS/BIM/HS2 – Barry Hall (Atkins)
4. Asset Data/COBie/Case studies – James Smith (Majenta)
5. BIM for FM Benefits – Jason Whittall (One Ltd)

(The session (apart from #6) repeats after lunch)































10:55 - 11:25

Industrial Control System (ICS) Asset Risk and Resilience: Examples and Asset Management Actions to Reduce Risk and Increase Operating and Enterprise Resilience

Recent incidents provide disturbing evidence and stark examples of the vulnerabilities and severe consequences of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) risks.  This presentation is a wake-up call to all who manage or are responsible for critical ICS assets or related systems and infrastructure.

Mick Bilney, Cardno

Fundamentals & Lifecycle: Successful management of critical high voltage cables through continuous monitoring

The presentation shows how real-time on-line condition monitoring has been used at INEOS' petrochemical plant in Grangemouth, Scotland, to manage critical electricity supply cables and avoid costly unplanned shut downs following the discovery of partial discharge on the cables.

Graham Earp, EA Technology

Data: The journey to digital asset management

A synopsis of Network Rails progress over the past decade and a forward look at technology we are developing to deliver further success over the next decade. Including opportunities, barriers and the balanced programme of research, technology deployment, people development and cultural change.

Tim Kersley, Network Rail

11:25 - 11:55

Performance Management Value: Performance management for the Scottish trunk road network - a case study

The session will describe how a Performance Management Framework has been developed and is being implemented to support asset management in Transport Scotland. It will cover the process used to develop the measures, from their derivation to their agreement with relevant stakeholders.

Elena Martinez, Atkins

Fundamentals & Lifecycle: Enterprise asset lifecycle modelling - enhancing asset management planning within nuclear operations and decommissioning

Overviewing the development and use of integrated information based asset lifecycle models at Sellafield. Including how information enablers such as asset importance, condition and functional end date have been integrated to support enterprise decision making and identify opportunities for lifecycle. 

Lee Car, Sellafield Ltd

Data: Digital transformation of asset-intensive organisations

Finding answers to the fundamental Asset Management challenge of balancing cost, risk and performance remains the preserve of the human brain. How does the 'digitally-transformed' asset manager embrace technological advances to tackle increasingly complexity and 'real-time' trade-offs? If people genuinely are our greatest asset - how many will we need?

David Smallbone, KPMG

12:15 - 12:45

Customer Experience of Highways England’s Assets: Smart Motorways vs. Standard Motorways

To support Highways England’s key imperative of customer service, research was undertaken into the user experience of Smart Motorways compared to the more traditional configuration and use of motorway assets. An innovative blend of technology including dash-cams, GPS-heart monitors and eye-tracking.


John Paterson, Zahraa Kadri & Manjit Galsinh, Atkins

Fundamentals & Lifecycle: Designing an optimised capital intervention strategy for electricity distribution network assets within the UK regulation context

This session discusses SP Energy Networks approach to designing an optimised intervention plan to efficiently reduce risk and deliver other key strategic goals. The discussion can be applies to other large asset fleet operators when designing with optimising their capital intervention strategies.

Matthew Jones, SP Energy Networks

Data: 'Knowing the unknowable - making optimal decisions in the absence of quality data

An exploration and summary of the techniques available to enable robust data led decision making despite poor or incomplete data. Also includes a review of options for when there is no data, and the process/ cultural root causes of bad data and what can be done.

Daniel Scott, SEAMS

12:45 - 13:15

Performance Management Value: A journey to internalize asset management

The up and down when implementing risk management in PLN transmission unit, what strategy used, the result, and lesson learned for improvement. 

Anna Dwita Sudin, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara Persero

Fundamentals & Lifecycle: Building an asset management business case

ISA runs an energy transmission business in Latin America with 44.000km and 87.128 MVA of infrastructure. Along this session ISA's approach to an asset management business case is presented, as well as the challenges, outcomes and learning points along 4 years of implementation.

Victor Diez, ISA

Data: Do I have the right data? Downer’s approach utilising qualitative simulation models and computational intelligence based data fusion framework to aid Asset Predictive Maintenance

Downer's strategy to ascertain the right data required to effectively predict asset maintenance regimes by developing qualitative simulation models to identify data capture requirements based on failure modes and system design behaviour in combination with computational intelligence based framework 

Himanshu Jindal, Downer Group

14:15 - 14:45

Performance Management Value: Application or risk based decision making incorporating whole life value as an asset management best practice TNB distribution network

Risk Based Decision Making (RBDM) approach assists decision makers to select the best investment strategy in managing the life cycle of their assets. This session will demonstrate the experience in the application of the RBDM process as an asset management best practice in TNB Distribution Network.

Yasmin Hanum, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia

Fundamentals & Lifecycle: Role of ISO 55000 at UK/US national laboratories

Sandia national labs is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that does research & development for the government of the United States. We are developing an asset management process modelled on the ISO 55000 framework, and will be discussing the challenges and opportunities this process has provided.

Steven Woodall, Sandia National Labs

Governance – a cornerstone for excellence in asset management (Workshop)

The people aspects of asset management are a cornerstone of effective AM program development and sustenance. This presentation explores the development and implementation of best in class AM Governance designs and provides guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of various models.

Roop Lutchman, GHD Ltd

14:45 - 15:15

Distribution Wood Poles - A case study

A case study on the condition assessment of 1 million wood pole assets on the medium voltage overhead electricity network. The assets were assessed to determine overall health, public safety risk and criticality. The health ratings has been useful in determining the optimum maintenance strategy.

Fergus Sweeney, ESB Networks

Fundamentals & Life cycle: Is the asset manager responsible for creating and maintaining the data through entire asset life cycle?

The Asset Lifecycle information is created and maintained by various actors inside and outside the organization. Who takes a full responsibility for the data integrity? When the data cannot be trusted, it is impossible to make swift asset-related decisions and predictions. 

Ton Klinkenberg, CEA Systems

15:15 - 15:45

Intelligent Infrastructure Innovation - Digitally Enabled Asset Management on the Forth Road Bridges

Smart assets are becoming more prominent, but there is still much room for improvement in the infrastructure industry. This session will discuss how Amey is using big data, advanced analytics and machine learning to provide a sophisticated and innovative asset management and SHM tool for the FRB. 

Ewan Angus, Amey

The Journey of ISO 55001 Asset Management  in Dynamic Organization

The change in organizational structure has impacted the business process, roles and responsibilities. Consequently, this lead to changes in Asset Management Systems (AMS). This paper shares our 12 year journey, experience and approach to develop, implement, and adjust the AMS in dynamic organizations.

Ninil Wardani, Anita Pharmatrisanti, PT PLN (Persero) 

Three Kinds of Assets

An organization has three kinds of assets, which can be thought of as core assets, strategic assets and execution assets.  Core assets are the foundation of an organization’s strategy and include such things as: its charter, intellectual property, reputation (within and without) its industry, and firmly rooted connections to other organizations. Strategic assets include such things as brands, airline routes, retail locations, existing permits, land rights and covenants. Execution assets include the primarily physical assets addressed in the ISO 55000 Standard

Thomas Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Performance Management Value: Relating information management to asset management through a TOTEX approach

Through real world project case studies and current work covering the full information life-cycle from strategic brief to operational use we will demystify BIM and IM. Our experience of planning and delivery will demonstrate the vital role that Asset Management has to play. 

Shaun Farrell, BuroHappold Engineering LTD

15:45 - 16:45

Keynote speaker: Anne Kemp - Atkins

BIM - Better Information Management?

Information is key to good asset management - check.  BIM is growing in maturity - check.  Is BIM within asset management, of asset management a part of BIM - interesting.  Anne presents the current thinking on ‘BIM’ from the perspective of the UK BIM Alliance.
16:45 - 17:00 Chairs closing speech

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