Line-of-Sight Newsletter 23 January 2024

2024 continues with more insightful programs, including the NIBS AI Program “Watch Party and Discussion” for this weeks’ innovative ALN Th@3 PM ET (see more in People). Also, next week’s Value and Benefits from Asset Management” featuring MentorAPM’s client, the aboriginal community of Pormpuraaw, Cape York, Australia will be our first look at asset management in First Nations communities (see more below in Ideas).


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Cyril Verley, President and CEO, CDV Systems, an ALN organizational member, will join us for a very different ALN Th@3 pm ET this week. We will be watching the National Institute of Building Sciences’ web program on Artificial Intelligence at 2 pm ET, and then discussing the program at 3 pm ET. Mr. Verley has been working on the ALN AiBrainSTORMS, so he is well-versed in the ways AI is impacting facility assets….and the personal property inside and around them. You can also watch the NIBS program directly by registering at this link. Then please join us for the “After Party” discussion by registering at this link.


Dan Mathews, former GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner, and past speaker at ALN events, has been named a Member, Public Buildings Reform Board. This White House Board was created by an act of Congress to identify opportunities for the Federal government to dramatically shrink its footprint. See more at this link about the appointment of Mr. Mathews, current President of Mathews Associates, LLC.


Learn from Developing Areas

The Value and Benefits from Asset Management web program co-hosted with Australia’s Asset Management Council will feature Edward Natiera, Community CEO Pormpuraaw, Cape York, Australia. He will be joined by his asset management consultants Tacoma Zach, CEO, MentorAPM and Alex Ung, Executive Director, UNGANCO, to discuss the measurement of a Strategic Asset Management Plan in an aboriginal area. Many of the issues being faced will be very familiar to attendees from any location. Another presentation will be by Amanda Lewry, General Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure at South Australia Water. The web program is on January 31, 2024, at 4 pm Eastern. Register at this link.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 25 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – A continuation of discussion regarding the National Institute of Building Sciences Artificial Intelligence web program – See information about the ALN viewing party below.

Jan. 25 – ALN Viewing Party of the NIBS AI web program – 2 – 3 pm ET followed by ALN Th@3 pm ET

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit established by Congress with active committees in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins in addition to scores of other initiatives. Their upcoming web program on January 25 from 2 -3 pm Eastern is titled, “The Intersection of AI and Building Sciences: A New Era of Intelligent Infrastructure.” See more at this link:

You can also sign up for the ALN Viewing Party and After-Action Discussion. Watch the event with colleagues either through a shared screen or on a second device and participate in the after-program discussion on ALN Th@3 pm ET. See more at this link. 

The ALN introduced NIBS to a United Nations executive focused on asset management to explore mutually beneficial initiatives. NIBS already engages with the United Nations and is expanding its connections there.

Jan 31 – 11:30 am – Brandon Kriner, Director of Consulting for CGI Federal’s Sunflower asset management solutions will speak at the NPMS Federal Center Chapter Meeting on the web. Mr. Kriner will address connecting physical asset management and financial reporting to improve federal agency effectiveness, the basis of a White Paper by CGI and ALN. You can join the meeting directly with this information:
You can also dial in using your phone. Access Code: 782-447-037 United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Jan 31 – 4 pm Eastern – Values and Benefits from Asset Management – web series co-hosted with Australia’s Asset Management Council. “Asset Management and Sustainability Goals in the Water Industry” will feature owners from South Australia Water and the aboriginal community of Pormpuraaw, Cape York, Australia. Also speaking will be representatives from ALN Organizational Member MentorAPM and its local consultants. Register at this link.

If you are part of an ALN Member Organization, please send information about your upcoming speaking engagements to