ALN Newsletter 31 May 2022

In this special edition of the ALN Newsletter, we first want to remember those who provided the last full measure of devotion to our country as a continuation of yesterday’s Memorial Day tributes.

Then we want to say that while our “ALN 2022 Spring Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership” had a focus on Ukraine, we know war fighters are needed are needed right now to stop unjust aggression, not planners. But we do want to show support in the way we can by addressing how asset management can help reconstruction when the conflict ends. Our efforts are far behind lines of demarcation and none of us will need to be memorialized, but we want to do what we can to show support.

Happily, our efforts were received in that light, contributing to an overwhelming success for the summit, which was guided by the paper, “Assisting Ukraine by planning for post-war reconstruction,” by ALN Senior Fellow, Moshe Nelson, Grant Thornton Public Sector Principal.

The Summit was also supported by real-world port asset management experience by ALN Organizational Member Trent Port Services’ Jon Arnup, CEO, and potential asset management activities in Ukraine were illustrated very realistically by the BIM and digital twin expertise of ALN Patron Member, ONUMA, Inc.’s Kimon Onuma, President. See a 2-minute, rapid fire overview at this link.

ALN Th@3 pm ET special guest, Paul Schmotolokha, CEO, New Use Energy, confirmed the value of the BIMStorm Microgrid Ukraine – Interactive Workshop by saying the virtual demonstration of asset management capabilities could be very useful in his extensive volunteer efforts to assist the people of Ukraine.

We want to thank William Heegaard, Operations Director, Footprint Project, whose donation of 24 solar microgrid generators to Ukraine inspired the ALN to consider the real implications of asset management in helping those in great need.

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

Special thanks are due to ALN Senior Fellows:

Art Kurland, Director, Capital and Asset Management, University Health, who brought real-world property asset management to the Interactive Workshop;

Mary Rowland, Chair of the Education Committee for the Board of Trustees for the Henry George School of Social Science, who participated in the Interactive Workshop; and,

Michael Hardy, Asset Management Leader, Buildings & Infrastructure, Bureau Veritas, who summarized his observations of the Interactive Workshop in well-ground asset management principle.

There is much appreciation for the solid “base line” of asset management contributed to the opening Microgrid Asset Leadership Roundtable of Dr. Tony McGrail, Doble Engineering Solutions Director: Asset Management & Monitoring Technology, and Chair, IEEE Asset Management Committee.

And none of this would have happened without Dr. Dorothy Robyn inspiring us to turn an “asset leadership light” on microgrids, an emerging industry sector that can benefit from an asset management understanding as it works to secure our resilient energy future.

Contact if you want to learn more about continuing support efforts for reconstruction of Ukraine’s hospitals, schools, playgrounds, roads, bridges, ports, and any infrastructure area you want to assist.

Upcoming Events

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