Events

IAM Toronto Branch - Digital Trends in Asset Management

Address:
Bayview Golf and Country Club
25 Fairway Heights Dr.
Thornhill,
Canada
L3T 3X1

Date & Time:
18 May 2022
14:00 - 18:00 EST

Category
Regional / Branch Event


Join our distinguished speakers for presentations and a panel discussion on their organization’s digital experiences in asset management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The panelists will explore current trends in the asset management digital space.

Following the panel discussion there will be at least one hour for networking opportunities over cocktails.

 

IAM Members will be able to attend this branch event for free.

If someone signs up for IAM Membership during registration they can also attend the event for free.

For anyone wanting to just attend the event itself, the cost will be $60 CAD.


To pay to attend the Event follow this link to the payment form -   Proceed to Payment

 

NB: All attendees are required to register via the Book Now button above ahead of the event. 

 

Agenda

  1. We are pleased to announce our four presenters joining us for the Event. Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to deliver their talk followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. 

    Our presenters are :- 

  • Arash Farajian – City of Toronto – The presentation will focus on Toronto Water's investment in augmented reality and building our sensor network in the linear infrastructure.

 

  • Sandra Boyle – City of Hamilton – *Presentation outline to come.

 

  • Dr. Soliman Abusamra – VIA Rail – presentation outline below:

Coordination and Optimization Framework for Managing Municipal Infrastructure

Infrastructure has a key role in determining the quality of people's lives and is an instrumental ingredient to achieve economic growth. Over the past decade, aging infrastructure systems have been placing tremendous pressure on governments through steeply growing budget deficits and urgent need for replacement. According to Canadian Infrastructure Report Card released in 2019, one-third of Canada’s municipal infrastructure are in fair, poor and failing condition states, increasing the risk of service disruption, and leaving the decision-makers with no choice but undertake immediate interventions. Furthermore, recent studies estimated Canada’s infrastructure deficit at a range between $110 billion to $270 billion.

In addition, the massive number of infrastructure intervention activities occurring in cities leads to detrimental social, environmental, and economic impacts on the community. Have you even experienced the situation when the same road has been closed more than once in a very short time span? The lack of coordination results in increased service disruption for the users, less efficient expenditures’ utilization for the taxpayers’ money, higher cost of maintenance for municipalities with limited budget, etc. Thus, coordinating the interventions of the co-located assets (i.e. roads, water, and sewer) is progressively becoming paramount to cope with those tough challenges and enhance the infrastructure spending to derive the best value of money.

On May 18, Dr. Abusamra will present a framework for developing an integrated asset management solution; share some case studies to quantify the coordination planning benefits over conventional (silo) planning; and discuss the role of digital technology on condition assessment and decision-making.

 

  • Fortunato Monaco – Toronto Transit Commission – The presentation will cover the TTC’s experience in their Infrastructure & Engineering division with the following digital technology:

- implementation of MAXIMO LAM into the Subway Track workgroup;

- implementation of Samsung tablets into the maintenance divisions; and

- options under consideration for a GIS solution- ESRI vs GTech.

 

   2. Following the individual presentations, Rob Corazzola from Arcadis Gen will facilitate a panel discussion on Digital Trends in Asset Management.

   3. Following the panel discussion, there will then be time for networking over cocktails. 

Arash Farajian

Senior Project Manager, Toronto Water

Arash is a Senior Project Manager at Toronto Water reporting to the Director of Distribution & Collection. Arash is responsible for providing senior management with advice and support related to strategic planning, service improvements, emergency management planning and technology investments in the areas of GIS and water/wastewater system management and monitoring. He also plays a key role in leading Toronto Water’s initiative on building and expanding city's sensor network across the linear infrastructure.

Sandra Boyle

EAM Program Director, City of Hamilton

Sandra is a senior project management professional with experience building strategic project management offices, implementing methods and standards, and delivering corporate results through successful project portfolio management, standardization of project methods, implementation and process re-engineering. She has experience managing large transformational multi-million dollar projects and oversight of portfolios valued at more than $500 million.

She has a unique blend of business and technology projects including: business transformation, process redesign, risk management, business ERP implementations, web, infrastructure, scanning, RFID, process design, data warehouse and reporting, BCP, disaster recovery. She also has a strong success record of strategic assessment, alignment, and integration planning of projects to achieve corporate objectives.

Soliman Abusamra

Contact Manager, VIA Rail Canada

Dr. Abusamra is the Contract Manager for the Corridor Fleet Replacement Program at VIA Rail. He has 10+ years of experience in the industry and academia across three continents. He specializes in construction management, infrastructure asset management, decision-support systems, and optimization.

He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Concordia University, published numerous books, journals, and conference articles about asset management for municipal infrastructure and spoke in various public events (TED Talk, CBC, etc.). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), Quality Management Associate (ISO 9001: 2015), Lead Auditor (ISO 19011: 2018), asset management professional with extensive knowledge of ISO 55000 series. He is also an editorial board member and reviewer in top-ranked journals such as ASCE, CSCE, Elsevier, etc.

Fortunato Monaco

Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering, Toronto Transit Commission

Fortunato is the Chief of Infrastructure and Engineering at the TTC for over 3 years. He has been with the TTC for almost 23 years and have held various management roles from Technical Assistant, Foreperson, Supervisor, Superintendent, Rail- Project Manager, ATC- Deputy Director and Head-Subway Infrastructure. My background is in the transit electrical power and distribution field.

He is a licensed professional electrical engineer and holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business along with a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. 

Free Package - Corporate Member Price

£0.00

Free Package - Member Price

£0.00

Free Package - Non Member Price

£0.00

Free Package - Corporate Member Price

€0.00

Free Package - Member Price

€0.00

Free Package - Non Member Price

€0.00

Free Package - Corporate Member Price

$0.00

Free Package - Member Price

$0.00

Free Package - Non Member Price

$0.00

Free Package - Member Price

£0.00

Free Package - Non Member Price

£0.00

Free Package - Member Price

$0.00

Free Package - Non Member Price

$0.00

Free Package - Member Price

€0.00

Free Package - Non Member Price

€0.00

 

Sign up to join our mailing list for news and updates