2021 Program

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**Times are in Eastern Canadian Time Zone**

Pre-Conference Presentations 12:00pm
Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek Four
August 31September 7September 14September 21

Balancing risk and performance with Reliability Block Diagrams: A Journey for Expansion

Kent Knight,
Reliability Engineer,
Arms Reliability Canada LP

Deterioration Modelling and Reliability Engineering in Asset Management Planning

Owen James,
Asset Management Practice Lead
Associated Engineering,(Sask.) Ltd. & Graham Lang, Asset Management Specialist, Associated Engineering

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting is coming – how will it affect asset managers and how can they help?

Boudewijn Neijens
Copperleaf Technologies Inc.

Alignment and a Culture of Excellence

Nigel D'Souza
Manager of Facilities Services,
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

September 2September 9September 16September 23

Managing Asset Management Return-on-Investment (ROI) Risk

Paul Casto
APM Industry Principal
GE Digital

The Magic CPR Triangle

Paul Daoust
Scio Asset Management Inc.
Founder, Managing Director

The Importance of Precision Maintenance and How it Greatly Affects IIoT

John Lambert
Benchmark PDM

Leveraging BIM & Construction 4.0 For Asset Management

Lieu Dao
Innovation Manager, R&D and Special Projects
& Romain Leygonie,
VDC Integrator


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

10:00 - 11:00Pre-Conference Networking
11:00 - 11:50

Keynote: The World’s First Major Carbon Neutral Food Company: Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Strategic and Behaviour-Based Asset Management at Maple Leaf Food

Faye Cooper, P.Eng, MBA, Director, Asset Reliability, Maple Leaf Foods

11:50 - 12:00Break
TrackAsset ManagementReliabilityMaintenanceTechnology/Other
12:00 - 12:45

MMP Capstone Award Technical Focus Presentation: Freight Elevator Modernization

Joseph Soenen, E & I Shift Team Lead, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Utilizing Innovation and Reliability Block Diagrams to Increase Production Capacity

Errin Evans, Reliability Engineer,
ARMS Reliability

Asset Performance and Health Monitoring

Ian Michael Flood
Asset Manager, Thermal
Northwest Territories Power Corporation
& Ricomar Santiago,
Asset Manager, Hydro

When a “solution” is not a solution

James Reyes-Picknell,
Managing Consultant
Conscious Group Inc.

12:45 - 1:00Break - Sponsor Presentation UE Systems
1:00 - 1:45

Strategic Asset Management -   An Illustrative Nuclear Case Study

Ronald Gavrin
Owner, Instructor, Retired
Self Employed

Case Study: Use of Drone Technology for an Internal Tank Inspection

Brad Owen, Sr. Specialist – Asset Health Monitoring, Cameco Corporation - Cigar Lake


Providing Asset Management support in times of COVID

Emilio G Sarno Severi,
Director Global Maintenance,
Kinross Gold Corporation

Machine Learning to Improve Performance in Asset Management, Reliability, and Supply Chain

Danaka Porter,
Regional Managing Partner,
Iota Consultants

1:45 - 2:00Break - Sponsor Presentation Northern Lakes College
2:00 - 2:45

Data Diagnosis and Strategy for Asset Planning

Katie Geoghegan
Asset Management Specialist, Strategic Advisory Services
Associated Engineering
& Judy Yu, Manager

Tactical Lifecycle Collaboration in Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

Nitti Subramaniam, Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment Division

Philip Lawlor, Manager, Treatment plant maintenance

Mark Connell, Manager, Plant Capital and Engineering

Robert Newman, Manager, Water Treatment

John Duong, Manager, Wastewater Treatment

Weathering the Challenges - PR Pharmaceuticals

Ricardo Ortiz, Sr. Reliability Engineer, Viatris Inc

A Mobile Maintenance Execution Solution … Built by technicians, for technicians

Henry Luong, Sales/Business Development Associate, S4A IT Solutions
& Ken Choi, Managing Partner / Co-Founder, S4A IT Solutions & Quentin Clement, Presales Architect, Zag BlueWorx

2:45 - 3:00Break - Sponsor Presentation ARMS Reliability
3:00 - 3:45

How the Cornerstones of Asset Management Can Build More Resilient Operations – Lessons From the Pandemic

Melissa Demsky, Sr. Director of Asset Management, Veolia

Bowtie Analysis and Risk Matrix: Application To Equipment Health and Worker Safety

Wayne Weidner,
Maintenance Superintendent,
Skeena BioEnergy

Maintenance Must Win Battles

Peter Phillips,
Maintenance Systems Support Manager,
Certainteed Gypsum Canada

Motion Amplification Technology and Fastening Best Practices

Janos Pattantyus,
Sales Manager
RDI Technologies
& Florian Buder, Executive Partner

3:45 - 4:00Break - Sponsor Presentation Dr Monique Beedles
4:00 - 5:00

Power Panel

Daniel Gent, Director of Risk, Reliability and Resiliency, Canadian Electricity Association

Erin MacNeil, Asset Management Operations Manager, Nova Scotia Power
Ehsan Abbasi, Senior Reliability Engineer, Lifecycle Maintenance Engineering, Altalink Management
Kyle Smith, Supervisor, Maintenance and Reliability, Hydro Ottawa

5:00 - 6:00Break  - Sponsor Presentation DMSI
6:00 - 7:00Virtual Awards Celebration Video and Networking

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

10:00 - 11:00Pre-Conference Networking
11:00 - 11:50

Keynote: Conscious Culture: The Antidote to Asset Management Apathy

Christina Benty, Principal Consultant,  Strategic Leadership Solutions

11:50 - 12:00Break
TrackAsset ManagementReliabilityMaintenanceTechnology/Other
12:00 - 12:45

Maintenance Improvement – Focus on all the Drivers of Value

Frank Engli,
Senior Advisor,
& E. Charles Maier, Senior Turnaround/Maintenance Advisor

Reliability analysis of centrifugal pumps using Reliability Block Diagrams

Andre Ferrari,
Reliability Engineer,
Enbridge Pipelines

Principles of Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

Richard (Doc) Palmer,
Palmer & Associates

Tablet Implementation in Facilities at the Toronto Transit Commission – The good, The bad and The ugly

Emma Petch, 
Planner, Toronto Transit Commission

12:45 - 1:00Break  - Sponsor Presentation Greeman Asset Management Solutions Inc.
1:00 - 1:45

How Facility Managers are Coping During COVID-19 and Preparing for the New Normal

Marcia O'Connor,
AM FM Consulting Group Inc

A Novel Approach to RCM Analysis during the Covid Pandemic

Jason Spears,
Fiber Line Manager,
Port Hawkesbury &
John MacKenzie, Senior Maintenance Engineer, Port Hawkesbury Paper

Simplifying Data to Enable Better Decision Making

Brian Ropitini, Managing Director/Executive Adviser, Mana Consulting NZ Ltd

AMP Capstone Award Presentation 2021

Ian Michael Flood
Asset Manager, Thermal
Northwest Territories Power Corporation

1:45 - 2:00Break - Sponsor Presentation GE Digital
2:00 - 2:45

The Global Metricators Guidebook


Richard Olver, Retired

The Link Between Reliability Engineering and MRO

James Kovacevic,
Principal Instructor,
Eruditio LLC

Improving MRO Material Identities makes all MRO business processes run better, faster, and improves asset reliability

Conrad Greer,
SPC Results Inc

Minimizing risk of failure under constrained resources: A case study with a municipal transit company

Janet Lam
University of Toronto
Assistant Director,

2:45 - 3:00Break - Sponsor Presentation Acuren
3:00 - 3:45

Asset Management - A Tale Of Two Deployments

Erin MacNeil,
Asset Management Operations Manager,
Nova Scotia Power

Dynamic Monitoring & Analysis of Plant Equipment using Near-Real-Time Data

Robert Otal,
Executive Director,
& Travis Squires, Manager, Data Sciences, METSCO

Navigating the Pandemic – Edmonton Airports Facilities Maintenance and Asset Management Team

Peter Agnew,
Director, Facilities Maintenance and Asset Management,
Edmonton Airports

The Role of the MRO Lifecycle and Advanced Analytics in Making Better Asset Management Decisions

Andrew Jordan,
Managing Director,
Xtivity Inc.

3:45 - 4:00Break
4:00 - 5:00

How Asset Management Contributes to Reliability in Unreliable Times Panel

Susan Lubell, Principal Consultant, Steppe Consulting Inc.
Representing: PEMAC, Asset Management Association of Canada, Canada

John Hardwick, Executive Director, Sydney, Roads and Martime Services NSW
Representing: AMC - Asset Management Council, Australia

João Lafraia, President, Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A.
Representing:  ABRAMAN - Associação Brasileira de Manutenção e Gestão de Ativos, Brazil

Johannes Coetzee, Managing Director, Machine Assessment & Reliability Technology (Martech)
Representing:  SAAMA - The Southern African Asset Management Association, South Africa

Naoki Takesue, MSc, Research Director, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Representing:  JAAM - Japan Association of Asset Management, Japan

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