Newsletter 15 August 2023

Value and Benefits from Asset Management will focus on transit asset management Wednesday 16 August at 6 pm Eastern. Learn advanced asset management strategies and tactics from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority through and from Australia’s rail system. See more in People.
Register at this link.

ALN Th@3 pm ET on Thursday 17 August at 3 pm Eastern will showcase the first ALN AiBrainStorm – PortsSTORM to showcase how asset management governance can help guide Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins to transform operations at commercial Ports. The same processes and techniques can be used in other industries, so you don’t have to own a port to benefit from the special 1-hour program. Register at this link and see more below in Sources.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


Jim Kennedy has over 50 years experience of maintenance and asset management in defense, aerospace, water, power and rail industries including 21 years Royal Australian Air Force followed by 35 years mostly in rail, finishing full time employment as Director Asset Management Improvement in RailCorp in 2009. Since then Jim has been fully occupied with Asset Management training, consulting and IEC dependability standards development. Register for Value and Benefits from Asset Management at this link.


ALN Sources

Jon Arnup, was among the core team that transformed the Port of Rotterdam Port, leading to it becoming the first Port to be ISO 55001 certified. Building on the policies, strategies, and tactics used to make the Port of Rotterdam a global leader. Jon Arnup, President, Trent Port Services, will join Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. in a demonstration and presentation that show how to manage the power of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins with Asset Management governance. The hour will transform your understanding of how to use available tools and processes to dramatically improve mission outcomes.


Clean Energy is Not Red or Blue

Dorothy Robyn, ALN supporter and Senior Fellow, Innovation Technology and Innovation Foundation, Center for Clean Energy Innovation and Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability has published an essay on the DoD using renewable energy to improve national security, not feed bi-partisan bickering. Along with her long-time colleague, Jeffrey Marqusee, Senior Research Adviser, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Robyn clearly and concisely refutes any argument that clean energy is not a partisan ploy, but sound National Policy and a beneficial defense strategy. See the essay at this link.

Upcoming Events

August 16 – 6 pm ET Value and Benefits from Asset Management – Rail and Bus Asset Management co-facilitated with Asset Management Council. Featuring David Kraft, Director, Enterprise Asset Management, Metropolitan Transit Administration, New York and Australia’s Jim Kennedy who has 45 years experience with asset management including in Australia’s rail industry.

August 17 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – A very special program will feature Jon Arnup, President, Trent Port Services, and ALN Member Organization and Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. in an ALN AiBrainStorm – PORTSstorm. We will be using a workshop/demonstration format to show how Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins governed by Asset Management can transform the global Ports Industry.

August 24 – ALN Th@3 pm ETDaniel Platz, PhD. United Nations Senior Economic Affairs Officer/ DCF Team Leader guided the creation of the UN’s Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments. Mr. Platz will have a web discussion on his background, the background of the Handbook, and how it has been implemented in many countries.

August 31 – ALN Th@3 pm ETDaniel Platz, PhD. will be joined by U.N. team members for a full hour with a presentation and discussion on the Handbook.

September 14 – ALN Th@3 pm ETChristina Benty, Founder and President, Strategic Leadership Solutions was Mayor of Golden, British Columbia and earning her Masters of Art in Leadership at the same time. She now consults and has a focus on culture and human behavior issues related to asset management. Her company has joined the ALN at just the right time as we start to explore the human side of asset management. Please join us so we can give a big and very warm welcome to the very accomplished Ms. Benty, who has given TEDx presentations.

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