October 11 – November 12
An ongoing discussion among global leaders addressing actionable policy, strategy & tactics to guide asset-related business activities.
Executives from private industry and government have presented clear paths to dramatically improved mission success through use of repeatable asset management structures at past Asset Leadership Network programs.
These leaders provide a meaningful foundation to encourage confident decision making about asset management policy that structures strategy, tactics, and operations. Many of these executives are speaking again this year about ongoing success stories and lessons learned. We are honored to have an expanding number of professionals sharing their success stories.
The 2021 ALN reStructuring America – Building on Success web conference continues discussions about a National Asset Leadership Strategy; Sector Asset Leadership Structures for Infrastructure, Healthcare, Electric Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Government Markets, and more.
Over the years, three main themes have emerged – Leadership, Equity, and Value. Please seek the information you need to help leadership at your organization gain confidence to transform mission outcomes with a structured and equitable approach to asset management. Then consider joining the network to share your success story.
There are plenty of opportunities to advance your Asset Management IQ with a few web programs each week leading up to Asset Leadership Week. This culminating week will include a U.S. Department of State program on November 10, 2021. This special event may be in-person if conditions allow.
Overview of Web Events
Keynote presentations, panels, roundtables, and discussions
11 October – Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership
12 October – ALN Water & Wastewater Asset Leadership Board
13 October – What About Value from Government Personal Property Assets? A Roundtable
14 October – Value from Federal Asset Management
19 October – Advancing Asset Management with Certification and Training
20 October – Asset Leadership Roundtable
20 October – Transportation / Transit Asset Leadership Program
21 October – ALN Español: ISO 55001 Certification in Central and South America (Spanish Language and English Language programs)
26 October – U.S. Air Force Asset Leadership Update
27 October – ALN Healthcare Asset Leadership Board
27 October – Value from Intangible Assets and the 6 Capitals Roundtable
28 October – Federal Law Enforcement Asset Leadership Board
2 November – Resiliency and Asset Leadership
3 November – Advancing Equity with Asset Leadership Roundtable
4 November – ALN Electric Utility Asset Leadership Board
2021 Asset Leadership Week:
8 November – U.S. GAO Infrastructure Update – ALN Senior Fellows
9 November – ISO 55K Update & Issues and Evolution Roundtable
9 November – Value and Benefits from Asset Management with Australian Asset Man. Council
10 November – U.S. Department of State Asset Management
11 November – ALN Th@3 pm ET
12 November – Next Steps – Open Web Discussion
Monday 11 October 1:30 pm Eastern
1:30pm – Opening words from ALN CEO Jim Dieter and a brief overview of events from ALN Board of Directors Member Jennifer Zach, Uberlytics COO.
2 pm – Martin O’Malley Keynote: “Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership”
Martin O’Malley is the former Governor of Maryland, the former Mayor of Baltimore, and author of “Smarter Government.” His book outlines successful processes he implemented in government, benefits generated for citizens of Baltimore and Maryland, and how governments can replicate the dramatic results. Gov. O’Malley will be addressing how infrastructure spending is crucial to advancing equity in the U.S.
Grant Thornton Advisory Services: Bold ideas for breakthrough business strategies
2:30 pm – “Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership” Panel
Supported by ALN Advancing Equity with Asset Leadership Board
A panel of executives from government and private companies will discuss Gov. O’Malley’s keynote and add their experience and knowledge to the topic.
Ben McAdams, former U.S. Congressman from Utah, former Mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah, and Common Ground Institute, Founder; Hugh Sinclair, Division Manager. Asset Management at WSSC Water; David Totman, ALN Senior Fellow and American Society of Civil Engineers Liaison to ISO 55000; Cecilia Mowatt, Esq., President, Strategies In Site: Mildred Chua-Ulger, former NYC MTA, Director Enterprise Information and Asset Management
Tuesday 12 October
2 pm – ABS Group and ALN White Paper on ISO 55000 and Water Treatment
ABS Group used its work with water treatment plant owners to create the foundation of a paper on how ISO 55000 benefits this critical asset category. The ALN provided review, comments, and edits to provide foundational information that crucial for water treatment plant executives. Owners of other asset categories can apply the foundational information to their work. Special thanks to ABS Group
Mark West, Senior Director of Reliability Services, ABS Group; Michael Bordenaro, ALN, Director, Communications
3 pm – ALN Water & Wastewater Asset Leadership Board Panel
This panel will discuss topics brought up in the ABS Group – ALN White Paper and other topics including criticality, risk management, and the conference themes of Leadership, Equity, and Value
Tacoma Zach, ALN Senior Fellow and President of MentorAMP; David Totman, ALN Senior Fellow and ASCE Liaison to ISO 55000 ; Jennifer Zach, COO, Uberlytics; Mark West, Senior Director of Reliability Services, ABS Group
Uberlytics: Building better risk-based asset management programs
Wednesday 13 October
3 pm – What About Value from Government Personal Property Assets? A Roundtable
Government real property assets get a fair share of attention. Should more attention be given to government personal property assets? Most definitely. This panel will discuss the ways to dramatically improve government personal property asset management.
Special thanks to the National Property Management Association (NPMA)
Dr. Douglas Goetz, CEO, GP Consulting, (and Asset Management Wizard, ALN unofficial designation); Jim Dieter, ALN CEO; Scott Smith, Director, Reliability and Asset Management, Skookum; Steven Holland, Principal, Asset/Property Management, LMI;
Thursday 14 October
2 pm – Federal Asset Management Executive Chat
There are number of federal executives who have talked with us about their asset management policies and strategies and how they impact tactics and operations. We will confirm one executive to have a casual web discussion about the current state of federal asset leadership from their purview.
2:30 pm – Value from Federal Asset Management Panel
Bob Leitch was one of the first federal executives to study and implement ISO 55000 while he was at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He coalesced an informal federal asset management group that shared best practices and lessons learned. That group has presented at past ALN programs. And even though Mr. Leitch is now at Woolpert, he still facilitates presentations by his former federal executive colleagues.
Bob Leitch, ALN Senior Fellow; Chris Lyles, Vice President, Asset Planning and Management, Western Area Power Administration; Chris Vick, Asset Management Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Peter Dodgion, Asset Management Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works; David Shelby, Agency Property Management Officer, National Utilization Officer at US EPA;
Tuesday 19 October
3 pm – Advancing Asset Management with Training & Certification
Professional Certification and Training for individuals will be discussed. There will be a special emphasis on how the ALN A55K Professional Certification training has directly helped with
Lindsay Zeigler, President, Andrew James Advisory Group; Alex Barenblitt, Senior Consultant, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Property/Asset Management, LMI; Richard Dietz, DC Government, Project Manager – Capital Asset Replacement Scheduling System at Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
Wednesday 20 October
2 pm – Asset Leadership Roundtable
Kimon Onuma, President, Onuma, Inc., an ALN Patron Member, has seen transformational initiatives fall flat when leadership is missing. Proper leadership needs to set policy and strategy that remains in place no matter who is in charge. This and other leadership issues to avoid – and leadership practices to replicate – will be presented by Mr. Onuma and then discussed by ALN Senior Fellows and others. Learn what leaders should do and the issues to avoid.
Mildred Chua-Ulger, former NYC MTA, Director Enterprise Information and Asset Management; Jesse Rothkopf, Managing Principal, Life Cycle Engineering; Meighan Altwies, Serco, Strategic Advisor, Facilities and Assets
3 pm – ALN Transportation / Transit Asset Leadership Board Roundtable
Transit is a critical sub-sector of the transportation infrastructure industry and is reliant on other major infrastructure sectors, such as power and water. With a meaningful infrastructure spending bill in Congress, it is important to discuss
Jesse Rothkopf, Managing Principal, Life Cycle Engineering; Mildred Chua-Ulger, former NYC MTA, Director Enterprise Information and Asset Management; Kimon Onuma, President, Onuma, Inc., an ALN Patron Member;
Thursday 21 October
2 pm – ALN Español in Spanish Panel
ABS Quality Evaluations, miembro patrocinador de ALN, proporciona evaluaciones y certificaciones de sistemas de gestión en todo el mundo. Están certificando más organizaciones en América del Sur y Central que en los Estados Unidos. Parte de esto se debe a que algunos países requieren que ciertas industrias obtengan certificaciones, como ISO 55001. Este programa web en español mostrará los aspectos más destacados de la gestión de activos en América del Sur y Central.
Daniel Ortiz Plata, ALN Senior Fellow, President, Ortiz Ruiz Consultants; Rodolfo Vega Manrique, ABS Quality Evaluations, Regional Manager Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; Sergio Custodio, ABS Quality Evaluations, Regional Manager, South America; Carlos Eduardo Albarici, Enel Distribuição São Paulo, Senior Specialist of Management System HSEQ – Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality
ALN Patron Member ABS Quality Evaluations provides management system evaluations and certifications around the world. They are certifying more organizations in South and Central America than in the United States. Part of this is because some countries require certain industries to obtain certifications, such as ISO 55001. This Spanish-language web program will showcase highlights of asset management in South and Central America.
ABS-QE Data-Driven Solutions for Risk and Reliability
3 pm – ALN Español in English Panel
South America and Central America are far ahead of the United States in terms of total number of ISO 55001 Certifications. We have asked the ALN Español team to provide an English-language explanation of why organizational certification is taking off in South and Central America and give insight on the competitive advantage of legislating certification.
Dominic Townsend, President, ABS Quality Evaluations; Daniel Ortiz Plata, ALN Senior Fellow, President, Ortiz Ruiz Consultants; Rodolfo Vega Manrique, ABS Quality Evaluations, Regional Manager Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; Sergio Custodio, ABS Quality Evaluations, Regional Manager, South America; Jorge Mores, Norm & Standards Manager, AES South America;
Tuesday 26 October
2 pm – U.S. Air Force Asset Leadership Update
The USAF is an ongoing a leader in the current asset management evolution because they always take the lead in utilizing the most advanced ways of working to bring back every pilot from every mission. The USAF has been generous in sharing its use of ISO 55000 and a structured approach to asset management to improve mission success. Hear about their latest achievements and how you might learn from them.
Russell Weniger, Chief, Silver Branch, Installation Engineer Division, AFIMSC, USAF; Brenda Roesch, Chief Facilities Engineering at U.S. Air Force Installation Mission Support Center; Jack Dempsey, Director, Definitive Logic;
Wednesday 27 October
2 pm – ALN Healthcare Asset Leadership Board Presentation and Panel
The ALN has been addressing healthcare asset management since we gave the VA, DoD, OMB, NIBS, and contractors a 2017 Impact Award for Federal Collaboration on a healthcare planning system. With University Health as an Organizational Member and Art Kurland as an ALN Senior Fellow, we are still a vehicle for the most recent healthcare asset management knowledge and insight. Organizational Members Grant Thornton and Andrew James Advisory Group also provide a depth of knowledge on the subject. Join them all for a presentation by Art Kurland followed by a discussion on the most recent healthcare asset management developments.
Arthur Kurland, Director, Capital and Asset Management, University Health System and ALN Senior Fellow; Tia Maragos, Principal, Andrew James Advisory Group; Ezra (Ed) Safdie, Director, Grant Thornton;
University Health offers everything from an experienced family medicine practice in San Antonio to emergency services to meet your health needs.
3 pm – Value from Intangible Assets and the 6 Capitals Roundtable
Mary Adams will facilitate an interactive intangible asset identification process with all interested participants. Therefore, this will be a web meeting, not a webinar. All participants will be able to turn off camera and microphone if desired.
The idea of taking many measurements of success is very much aligned with the values of ISO 55000. The 6 Capitals approach represents the idea that you need to look at more than just profit as the measurement of financial success. The ALN is happy to open a discussion with the Licensing Executives Society, which looks at the 6 Capitals approach to financial evaluation and other multi-capital approaches to valuing organizations and their Intellectual Property, which constitutes much of the value of publicly traded companies. Learn how asset management structures, such as ISO 55000, can help organize non-tangible assets to give organizations more value.
Mary Adams, Founder, Smarter-Companies; Bill Elkington, Managing Member, Mind IC, LLC; Past President and Chair, Licensing Executives Society, USA and Canada; Past Chair, LES Standards; Ron Laurie, Chair Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter, Managing Director, Inflexion Point Strategy; Marty Rowland, ALN Senior Fellow; Jim Dieter, CEO, ALN;
Thursday 28 October
2 pm – Federal Law Enforcement Executive Web Chat and Panel
Many years of Federal Law Enforcement programs have shown agencies readily exchange their experience to bring value to the nation. This year, the ALN Federal Law Enforcement Board has also established a draft Federal Law Enforcement Strategic Asset Leadership Structure (SALS) to guide national thinking toward dramatic benefits from shared best practices on asset leadership. Conversation with Federal Law Enforcement Executives will surround presentation of the SALS.
Moshe Nelson, Principal and Asset Management Lead, Grant Thornton; Charles Ford (not pictured), retired Air Force, formerly DHS, current Federal Government Agency Asset Manager; Porscha Porter, Personal Property Policy & Oversight (PPPO), Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer (OCRSO), Department of Homeland Security; Kimone Fevrier, Program Analyst, Mobile Assets & Personal Property (MAPP), Personal Property Policy & Oversight (PPPO), Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer (OCRSO), Department of Homeland Security; Nicole M. Johnson, Chief of Staff, Office of Asset and Facilities Management (OAFM), Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Francia Henry, New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, Police and Security Division;
5 pm – Asset Management Visualization with Agent of Change, David Albrice
A visually-aided discussion on how to bring value through Asset Management Systems and leadership, and how sophisticated 3D animations are being used as an awareness-building technique to engage more effectively with different stakeholder groups.
David Albrice, Director, AIM Asset Insight Management, and Board Member for the Canada Institute of Asset Management; Nick Knoke, Director, Technology, ALN
Tuesday 2 November
3 pm – LCE – ALN Resiliency Whitepaper Presentation and Panel
Mitigating risk with proven asset leadership systems thinking to improve resiliency can provide insights for many organizations with multiple asset portfolios.
Jesse Rothkopf, Managing Principal, Life Cycle Engineering; Dragan Komljenovic, Senior Research Scientist, Hydro-Quebec Research Institute; Michael Bordenaro, ALN, Director, Communications; Brian Weaver, Vice President, Risk and Reliability Services at ABS Group
Wednesday 3 November
3 pm – Advancing Equity with Asset Leadership Roundtable
A web roundtable discussion will address key asset management equity issues – starting with ISO 55001 4.2, which states, “involve all relevant stakeholders.”
Cecilia Mowatt, Esq., President, Strategies In Site; Mildred Chua-Ulger, former NYC MTA, Director Enterprise Information and Asset Management; Chris Silkie, City of Portland Oregon, Parks & Recreation, Asset Manager; Toby Kizner; AMCL, Director of Operations (USA); Nick Knoke, ALN, Director, Technology
Thursday 4 November
3 pm – ALN Electric Utility Asset Leadership Board Panel
The value assets provide to Electric Utilities and the value electricity provides as an asset to their customers will be discussed in context of ISO 55K.
Alan Ross, Founder and President, Electric Power Reliability Alliance; Dragan Komljenovic, Senior Research Scientist, Hydro-Quebec Research Institute; Tony McGrail, Chair, IEEE Asset Management Committee; Jim Dieter, ALN CEO; Mark Knight, IAM Knowledge Leadership Group, IAM Director of Projects
Asset Leadership Week Nov. 8 – 12, 2021
Monday 8 November
2 pm – U.S. GAO Infrastructure Update
The U.S. Government Accountability put asset management into a “next level” with its publication of the GAO 19-57 report on federal asset management. The U.S. GAO remains highly relevant in keeping asset management at the forefront of discussion and action in the federal government. We are honored and pleased to hear their insights again.
Amelia Shachoy, Assistant Director, U.S. GAO Infrastructure; Keith Cunningham, Assistant Director, U.S. GAO; Matthew Cook, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office
3 pm – ALN Senior Fellow Presentations
Jack Kelly, ALN Board member, ALN Senior Fellow, served at the OMB for 36 years. Mr. Kelly will comment on the U.S. GAO presentation and then give his own assessment of federal asset leadership. As a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO 55000, he will also give his assessment of the state of global asset management before facilitating other ALN Senior Fellow presentations by Rich Culbertson, ALN Board member, ALN Senior Fellow, and others.
Michael Hardy, Asset Management Leader, Bureau Veritas – Buildings & Infrastructure Group
Tuesday 9 November
2 pm – ISO 55K Issues and Evolution
The ISO 55000 structure for asset management is helping a growing number organizations gain dramatic benefits. Increased use is providing increased feedback on how the structure is valuable in encouraging top leadership to act, breaking down silos, and providing other, measurable successes. Increased use also allows feedback on improvements that can be incorporated in the current revision that started this year. Join Jim Dieter and others in a casual discussion.
Yvonne Carney, Performance Management | Strategic Consulting, WSSC (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission); Kris Goly, IIoT, Plant Asset Reliability and Performance, Asset Management, Chair of US TAG to ISO55000 Asset Management Standard, Dr. Annette Kämpf-Dern, Professor & Entrepreneurial Researcher, Sustainable Management of Built Environments, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences;
4 pm – Value and Benefits from Asset Management
The ALN is honored to continue co-hosting an asset management “success story” web program with Australia’s Asset Management Council (AMC). The goal of the AMC-ALN collaboration is to amass a database of categorized information that top executives can review to gain confidence to initiate asset management programs that dramatically benefit an organization, and changes it for the better.
Peter Kohler, Executive Liaison, Asset Management Council; Sally Nugent, CEO, Salyent; Russell Weniger, Chief, Silver Branch, Installation Engineer Division, AFIMSC, USAF;
Wednesday 10 November 2021
U.S. Department of State
8:30 am – Welcome and Introductions
9 am – U.S. Department of State Domestic Leadership
10 am – U.S. Department of State Overseas Building Bureau
11 am – U.S. Department of State Executive Discussion
Noon – Break
1 pm – National Academies of Sciences Federal Facilities Council
8:30 am – USCG Admiral (ret.) Thad Allen, Opening Statement Recording
The history of the relationship between the ALN and the U.S. Department of State will be outlined along with the potential broad adoption of a structured approach to asset management in the U.S. Federal Government.
9 am – U.S. Department of State Domestic Asset Leadership
In 2020, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Administration detailed its use and benefits of ISO 55000 as highly productive asset management structure. This year, there is time to learn more about developments and repeatable processes.
Dr. Deborah Schneider, Managing Director of Operations, A/OPR at U.S. Department of State
10 am – U.S. Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations
For many years, the U.S. Department of State OBO has been sharing its advanced tools and processes for visualizing and managing both facility assets and personal property assets together in a highly effective manner. OBO works with the National Institute of Building Sciences and contractors to continue breaking new ground on what is possible in a unified asset management approach.
Victoria Hartke, Acting Principal Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State, OBO; Tracy Thomas, Managing Director for Construction, Facility & Security Management;
11 am – U.S. Department of State Executive Discussion
Wednesday 10 November
1 pm – National Academies’ Federal Facility Council and National Academies
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment Panel
The National Academy of Sciences Federal Facility Council has been a long-time supporter of the Asset Leadership Network. Always providing a well-researched, holistic approach to facility asset management, the NAS FFC has been a decades-long leader of advanced tools and processes that bring meaningful solutions to federal agencies. We are honored to have them present again this year.
Cameron Oskvig, Director, NAS FFC; Jack Dempsey, ALN Senior Fellow, Co-Chair NAS FFC 2021 Report; Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Nonresident Senior Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and Board Member of the National Academies Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment;
Friday 12 November
3 pm – Next Steps – Open Web Discussion
Every year, we find people with a driving passion for asset management who can use like-minded support. This year we are inviting new friends, and old, for an open meeting to share what they see as important and how they can help.