ALN Newsletter 10 May 2022

May 12, ALN Th@3 pm ET with Dharmen Dhaliah, Asset Management Author and Senior Manager, Climate Change and Asset Manager, City of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Dhaliah will be joining us this week to discuss his previous work with Toronto’s asset management, his books, his approach to asset management training and more. Register at this link.

May 24 – 26 ALN 2022 Spring Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership
Things are ramping up for this highly targeted, and increasingly relevant, topic that is tying together many of elements asset leadership and asset management to real-world assistance for Ukraine. Register at this link and see more below.

A virtual CAMPUS for Asset Management (AM) practitioners to provide visibility into the adoption of AM in US organizations.


Melissa Osborne is currently Director, Development Services, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, but was recently Senior Manager, Asset Management for Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In Windsor, Ms. Osborne brought asset management from being less than an afterthought to having a tax for maintaining existing assets unanimously passed by council with full support of the mayor. On May 18 at 4 pm Eastern, Ms. Osborne will join Ashay Prabhu, Co-founder of ALN Organizational Member Assetic, in a discussion titled, “Four Questions that Transformed Municipal Asset Management” to learn how you can transform your local government – or your private company. Register at this link.


Start planning to reconstruct Ukraine now

Grant Thornton and the ALN have co-published a paper titled “Assisting Ukraine by planning for post-war reconstruction.” ALN Senior Fellow, Moshe Nelson, Grant Thornton Public Sector Principal is the lead author. Mr. Nelson also leads GT’s Asset and Supply Chain Management solution and Foreign Affairs portfolio. He knows all too well that bad actors often enter conflict areas and take advantage of desperate conditions to establish unfair leverage over disadvantaged locals. By planning now for what will help Ukraine reconstruct from the aggression they are suffering, there can be a coalition of sympathetic assistance available to support the will of a democratic society. The ALN is already working with volunteers to establish microgrid plans. See Upcoming Events below for more information or contact ALN Executive Director to learn about participating in ongoing efforts to assist Ukraine asset management planning.

ALN Executive Director, Mike Bordenaro to learn


Should Value Only be Expressed in Monetary Terms?

Sally Nugent of AM Reflections asks this question in a LinkedIn survey prior to the interactive web program “A Global Discussion on Value from Asset Management” on May 11, 6 pm ET. Whether or not you can attend and participate in the discussion with Ms. Nugent and Peter Kohler of Australia’s AM Reflections and the ALN’s Jack Kelly and Mike Bordenaro, please participate in the survey at this LinkedIn link. This topic is highly relevant in the current process of revising ISO 55000 and ISO 55001. Voice your opinion in the survey or in the web program.

Upcoming Events

*All Event Times – US Eastern Time Zone*

May 11, 6 pm – A Global Discussion on Value from Asset Management

May 12, ALN Th@3 – Dharmen Dhaliah, Asset Management Author and Senior Manager, Climate Change and Asset Manager, City of Halton Hills, Canada

May 18, 4 pm – Four Questions that Transformed Municipal Asset Management

May 19, ALN Th@3Moshe Nelson, Principal, Grant Thornton

May 23, 4 pm – Value and Benefits from Asset Management – Electric Utilities

May 24 – 26 ALN 2022 Spring Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership

June 2, ALN Th@3David Totman, ASCE

June 9, ALN Th@3Chris Chen, Exec. Director, Asset Management Ontario

ALN Spring 2022 Web Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership
May 24 – 26

Microgrids are local energy grids that may connect to, and disconnect from, traditional wide-area electric grids, and are valued for power reliability at critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, water treatment plants, in disaster recovery areas, and after armed conflicts, like in Ukraine. 

A structured approach to asset management combined with Microgrid innovation will help leaders understand how to gain dramatic benefits in support of mission sustainability.

May 24, 3 – 4 pm ALN Microgrid Asset Leadership Roundtable

  • Dr. Dorothy Robyn will make opening comments before a discussion with: 
  • Dr. Tony McGrail, IEEE Asset Management Committee Chair; 
  • Jon Arnup, CEO Trent Port Services, Singapore, an ALN Member Organization; 
  • Moshe Nelson, ALN Senior Fellow; Principal, Grant Thornton, an ALN Member Organization.
  • Other speakers will be listed when confirmed.

May 25, 1 – 3 pm Microgrid BIMStorm Interactive Workshop

Digital Twins representing microgrids can be created on your computer and “landed” in the Ukraine to help model restoration of power. Combine that with the coordinated input of expert participants who have been pre-planning for the workshop and meaningful microgrid asset management planning can be established. Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc., an ALN Patron Organization, will lead William Heegaard, President of Footprint Project renewable microgrid provider to Ukraine. 

May 25, 3 – 4 pm ALN Microgrid BIMStorm Interactive Workshop Presentation

A live presentation of results from the Interactive Workshop. Michael Hardy, Bureau Vitas, Asset Management Leader, Buildings & Infrastructure and ALN Senior Fellow, will provide expert commentary along with others to be confirmed. Focus will be on observations and recommendations for ways of achieving mission success.

May 26, 3 – 4 pm Eastern ALN Th@3

Microgrids Panel: a web discussion on the week’s events.