January Webinar

Diving Deeper: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Your Asset Management Capabilities

This webinar will include a presentation by Tjaart Van den Berg, Atlantic Infrastructure Management (AIM) Network, on the AIMNet solution and lessons learned supporting small municipalities in implementing asset management technology. This will be followed by several panelists sharing their experiences in a moderated group discussion, and opportunity for audience Q&A. Topics will include developing, implementing and sustaining supporting technology for improved asset management, including asset management, work management, GIS and financial systems; enabling effective links between systems; and considerations for better data and information management.  See below for speaker and panelist details!

Event Details:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:00am PST/10am MST/12pm EST

90 minutes


(you will require your membership number found on your recent membership renewal invoice).

NON-MEMBERS:  $50 plus GST

Non-Members:  If you plan to attend all three CNAM webinars (3 x $50 =$150)  this year and attend the Annual Conference in Kelowna, BC ($125 savings) the discounts you receive by being a CNAM member pay for itself.  Join CNAM today!


Tjaart Van den Berg, Atlantic Infrastructure Management (AIM) Network

Tjaart is passionate about assisting municipalities to be more effective in what they do. He has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning with 30 years international experience in the development and implementation of GIS and infrastructure management solutions in the public and private sector. 

Tjaart was born and educated in South Africa and has been working with local governments in Canada for more than 20 years. In the course of his work, he has become an expert in developing and applying GIS technologies to support municipal infrastructure and services. In recent years, he focused his work on designing solutions to help smaller municipalities with asset management planning needs and implementation. Tjaart actively promotes the awareness of the integration of geo-spatial technologies to support Asset Management.  He is the Chair of AIM Network’s Technical committee who is responsible to facilitate the development of the AIMnet solution. Tjaart is a Principal of Landinfo Technologies Inc. with offices in Nova Scotia and British Columbia.


Hamid Butt, City of Kelowna

Hamid holds an MBA with a major in Information Technology worked at Syncrude Canada for 28 years in variety of corporate disciplines. He joined the City of Kelowna in 2014 as the Senior Project Manager deploying corporate initiatives. Currently, he is responsible for the Corporate Asset Management System Project at the City of Kelowna.




Matt Dawe

Matt Dawe, PSD – Research, Consulting, Software
Matthew Dawe is the Vice President of PSD – Research, Consulting, Software. In this role he oversees each of the 3 practice areas within the organization: Research, Consulting, and Software. This includes the development and implementation of asset management strategic roadmaps, asset management plans, best practice research studies and technical software implementations. He is also responsible for the continual development and enhancement of both our Enterprise Asset Management and Enterprise Budgeting Solutions.  He has been with PSD for 15 years with a primary focus on local government. This has provided him with the opportunity to work closely with industry leaders and develop a comprehensive understanding of the services that municipal governments deliver. He has been a speaker at several industry conferences including: GFOA International, MFOA, Canadian Water Network, and IAM. In 2016 he successfully completed the IAM certification from the Institute of Asset Management.

Jonathan Foord is the City of Winnipeg’s Acting Traffic Signal and TMC Branch Head, where he has additional roles as the Transportation Division Asset Management Lead, and Public Works Department Innovation Lead. Jonathan also co-chairs the Canadian Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technical committee on Advanced Traffic Management Systems.

Self-described as an intra-preneur and data evangelist, he has been responsible for the design and implementation of Winnipeg’s first Transportation Management Centre (TMC).    Having built a foundation for innovation, collaboration, and data driven decision making with Winnipeg’s TMC and traffic signals, Jonathan is continuing to develop this system, a growing asset management foundation, and other digital-twin initiatives, to further leverage cutting edge technology, partnerships, data, and cross-silo information sharing to do things, better, faster, and more efficiently.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Manitoba.  In 2017, he was selected as one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40, and in 2018 was recognized with ITS Canada’s Young Leader Award.