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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Chairman Opening
09:15 - 10:00 45 mins
Future Focus: Disruption in Asset Management: What Impact Will Technology Have on the Sector and What Opportunities Exist for You
  • Robotics, AI, data analytics and the IoT have increased the availability of data but what does it mean for asset management?
  • Highlighting the disruptive trends that will revolutionise the industry
  • What opportunities does technology present for the sector and what does asset management look like tomorrow?
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
First Hand Insight: A Road Map for Developing an Effective Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP)

Join this session and hear directly from the newest landmark structures in the region.

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Speed Networking

This unique facilitated session will give you the opportunity to meet and initiate that first meeting with your peers from companies representing different sectors in the region. Bring plenty of business cards!

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Catch-Up: Highways England’s Five Year Asset Management Strategy - Where are they now?
  • Mark Bottomley - Divisional Director, Highways England (UK)
12:15 - 12:25 10 mins
Have Your Say: Delegate Polling on the Future of Technology Enabled Asset Management
12:25 - 13:00 35 mins
Improving Your Investment Planning, Asset Visualisation and Lifecycle Cost Analysis by Adopting Cutting Edge Technologies
  • Dr Khaled El-Akruti - PhD, Mech, Leader of Engineering Asset Management Discipline, Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UAE)
  • Highlighting the importance of data and technology in strategic decision making in the asset lifecycle
  • How can the region can benefit from gaining insight from other markets to leapfrog to the forefront of technology enhanced asset management
  • Lessons from asset management leaders on how they are leveraging technology for improved operations
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking & Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Finding Treasure in A Deep Mine: Extracting, Sorting and Formatting Data for Enhancing the EAM Decision Making Process
  • Peter Chambers - Group Head of Asset Care, Dublin International Airport (Ireland)
  • Strategies on selecting and making the best use of the vast data you are collecting for your asset
  • Highlighting how you can gain quick wins in data through finding the correct correlations for your needs
  • Analysis big data and analytics solutions to ensure your data strategy delivers maximum ROI to the business
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Case Study: Transitioning from ‘assets’ to ‘smart assets’: Harnessing Digital in Rail to Improve Efficiency
  • Moving from big data to smart data in railway operations to reduce maintenance costs
  • How can digital railways contribute to more effective asset management techniques?
  • Using intelligent maintenance techniques to improve reliability and enhance safety
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Developing the EAM Support Decision Model to Enhance Alternative Comparison Decisions
  • Eng Mohamad Samih - Strategy & Performance (Asset Management), DEWA (UAE)
16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
Incorporating Life-Cycle Cost and Risk Assessment Techniques Informed by Predicted Performance
  • Eng Ahmed Azour - Asset & Maintenance Manager, Salalah Free Zone (Oman)
  • What data analysis technology should infrastructure managers be investing in?
  • Employing advanced analytics and its use in forecasting future demand/risk
  • Analysing the benefits to safety, performance and costs due to proper risk assessments
16:45 - 17:00 15 mins
End of Day One