Monday, May 3, 2010 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Asset Management: What's going on and how does it relate to me?
Chair of Faculty, Institute of Asset Management (IAM), UK Managing Director, The Woodhouse Partnership Limited
This keynote presentation will survey the latest international developments and experiences in asset management, and discuss some of the common experiences in building a sustainable, optimized management system for physical assets. It will showcase the various current initiatives led by the Institute of Asset Management in the areas of competency development, knowledge capture and sharing, accreditation and standards. John will also share some of his personal experiences from around the globe in putting the jigsaw puzzle together i.e. developing a joined-up asset management system that brings the whole organization together to deliver optimal cost/risk/performance/sustainability in its services.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
A National Approach to the Sustainable Management of Community Infrastructure: The Framework, the Tools and the Drivers
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA), Past President, International Federation of Municipal Engineering
Mr. Champion brings the Australian experience to CNAM 2010. In 2009, he was listed by Engineers Australia in the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia. He will discuss IPWEA resources such as materials, guidelines, tools, drivers and supports that can be readily applied to assure good asset management practice and continuous improvement. Chris will draw out the applicability and adaptability to smaller/rural municipalities and large cities alike. He will also discuss education and awareness building for the general public and elected officials, and the National Sustainability Frameworks.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Your Assets are Changing…but so are Your People
Dr. Linda Duxbury
Dr. Linda Duxbury is one of Canada's leading workplace health researchers and workplace demographic experts. Since people are one of the key components of the growing asset management profession, Linda will discuss how the workplace of today is not the same as the workplace of even one generation ago – let alone three. Despite this, members of all four generations are being asked to understand each other's positions at least sufficiently enough to work together productively and harmoniously. Her presentation will prove to be a valuable discussion for organizations of all sizes.