Conference Program

1:00 PM

Jessica Dickers, Editor, Infrastructure magazine and Conference MC

Welcome remarks

1:10 PM

Dr Jonathan Spear, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

Keynote: Maintaining infrastructure assets in a time of transformational change
Infrastructure asset owners must prepare for multiple challenges over the next three decades including a growing and aging population, technological transformation, a warming climate, and worsening congestion on our transport network.

In this keynote presentation, Infrastructure Victoria CEO, Dr Jonathan Spear, will outline recommendations within Victoria’s infrastructure strategy (2021-2051) which support the development and maintenance of the state’s critical infrastructure – including transport, energy, water and telecommunications – in a time of transformational change.

1:45 PM

Joshua Thomas, Manager Asset Management Framework, Essential Energy

Essential Energy recently achieved its three-year accredited certification to ISO 55001 for its Asset Management System. In this presentation, Joshua will explore the utility’s work in developing asset management capability and network and asset class strategies that meet both customers and stakeholder expectations now and into the future.

2:15 PM

PANEL - Making the most of data in asset management

This panel is sponsored by Copperleaf.

Panel moderator: Boudewijn Neijens, Chief Marketing Officer, Copperleaf

This industry panel will feature three asset management leaders exploring everything infrastructure professionals need to know when collecting and analysing data and implementing new digital technologies into their asset management strategies.

Tim Mumford, Business Director - Digital and Innovation, Beca
Julian Watts, Director, Engineering & Asset Management, KPMG Australia

Mark Simister, Head of Program Delivery, Sydney Water

3:00 PM

Professor Jayantha Kodikara - Director, ARC Smart Pavements Hub – SPARC, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University

Smart management of transport pavements

3:30 PM

Closing remarks and close of conference

Meet The Speakers