Newsletter 31 October 2023

We hope the cold snap doesn’t keep the kids, or you, from enjoying an evening of fun Halloween activities.

Attend Momentum Day 2023 December 11 at the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel and learn how you can leverage Momentum® to Elevate Outcomes for your agency’s operations and mission.


Last week, David Totman was promoted to Autodesk Director – Infrastructure Industry Strategist. Combined with his other roles as the American Society of Civil Engineers liaison to ISO 55000, ALN Senior Fellow and more, this place David in an influential position to positively move infrastructure industry toward a culture of asset management. We are fortunate Mr. Totman will be joining us this week on ALN Th@3 pm ET to talk about how this promotion advances his already influential position in U.S. and global infrastructure improvements. Register at this link.


What is an Asset?

Colby Manwaring joined MentorAPM as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Manwaring was CEO of Innovyze, (where Mr. Totman worked) and sold the company to Autodesk last year. Upon fulfillment of obligations with Autodesk, Mr. Manwaring immediately joined ALN Member Organization MentorAPM, which provides software for connecting assets, workforce, and data to transform organizational operations and outcomes. This combined with the recent announcement of strategic investor funding for MentorAPM strongly positions Asset Management as an achievable approach to operations for utilities and all organizations.


AI Perspectives

Last week, the Washington Post hosted a series of discussions on “The Rise of AI” that included Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). This week, the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order on AI. It’s not really an “idea” to keep up on Artificial Intelligence, it’s a business necessity. Look to the ALN for more practical demonstrations of using AI in your operations in coming months.

Upcoming Events

November 2 – ALN Th@3 pm ET
David Totman, Infrastructure Industry Strategist, Autodesk, and American Society of Civil Engineers liaison to ISO 55000, and more!

November 9 – Airports Asset Leadership Board – ALN Th@3 pm ET
Denver International Airport CEO, Phillip A. Washington, will provide an opening Keynote on the collaboration needed among multiple organizations and the multiple divisions working together among those organizations at an airport. Bryan Oldham will then provide an organizational chart and discuss the collaborative efforts being undertaken at DEN. Jennifer Mims will then facilitate a panel discussion.

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