Keynote Speakers

Welcome Addresses (all registered delegates)

Topic/title Speaker
EAM Body of Knowledge & Standards ISEAM Chair
Institutional Research Themes Vice Chancellor, University of Pretoria
Capital City Challenge Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane



Keynote Sessions (all registered delegates)

Topic/title Speaker
Sustaining electricity generating capability while having to refurbish old plant expected to deliver at the limits of their capability Thava Govender, Group Executive, Eskom South Africa
Capital planning: Closing the gap between engineering plans and funding/financing realities Andre Kruger, Vice President PPP Financing, ABSA Capital, South Africa
Implementing guidelines on asset management: Lessons from Queensland, Australia Andrew Greaves, Auditor-General, Queensland Australia
Closing keynote address Hon Minister, Department of Public Works, South Africa



Plenary Session (all registered delegates)

Enterprise Risk and Engineering Asset Management Eben Mare, Head of Absolute Return Funds, Stanlib South Africa & Professor of Applied Mathematics, Univ of Pretoria



Panel & Seminar Sessions (all registered delegates)

Session topic Hosts/Moderators
Private Industry Interest GroupWith servitization as an imperative, what is the future for utility assets across the whole value chain? Hosted by ISEAMModerator: Steve Saladine, MD/CEO Macquarie Generation, Australia
Public Sector Action GroupHow do we ensure that the implementation of national guidelines improves service delivery? Hosted by Public Works & National Treasury, South AfricaModerator : Dhaya Govender, Public Works, South Africa
EAM teaching and research programmesAssuming EAMBoK, what should be the research agenda for the next 5 years? Hosted by GSTM at University of Pretoria & ISEAMModerators : Joe Mathew & Peter Tse, ISEAM


Guidelines and StandardsDo international standards take precedence over local guidelines and national standards? Hosted by South African Bureau of StandardsModerator : Sadhvir Bissoon SABS
Built Environment Research Seminar Hosted by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, South AfricaModerator : Cornelius Ruiters, CSIR
EAM in Healthcare Service Delivery Arranged by Medical Technology Group Universities of Cape Town & PretoriaModerator : Mladen Poluta


Tutorial Sessions (maximum of 50 delegates per session)

  Session Topic Tutor
Tt1 Reliability engineering Masterclass Prof Sarma Yadavalli, Univ of PretoriaProf Sharaf Moosa, SMU Singapore
Tt2 Rethinking our economic model: some lessons on sustainability Adjunct Prof David Hood, Blue Australia
Tt3 RSA Legislative Framework for Asset Management Hester Hermus, National Treasury, South Africa
Tt4 ISO55000 and risk-based asset management decision-making John Woodhouse UK
Tt5 Engineering Asset Management Ontologies Dr Dimitris Kiritsis, EPFL Switzerland
Tt6 Recent Advances and Trends of Smart Big Data Analytics and Cyber Physical Systems in Future Maintenance Dr Jay Lee, IMS Centre, Cincinnati USA


Workshop Sessions (maximum of 50 delegates per session)

  Session topic Facilitator(s)
Ws1 Prognostics and Health Monitoring for Aerospace and Defence Assets Andy Hess PHM Society USA
Ws2 Managing Underground Utility Assets Chui Wai-Sing & Lai Kwai Cheong, DSD/HKSARG, Hong Kong
Ws3 Condition Assessment of Underground Mining Assets Joe Amadi-Echendu, Univ of PretoriaMarc de Smidt, Joyglobal South Africa

Bhekumuzi Duma, Kleinkopje Colliery, South Africa

Ws4 Maintenance and Asset Management in Rail Freight Assets Willem Ebersöhn Encada LLC USA
Ws5 Using GIS in Asset Management to assess Risk David Totman, Esri, USA
Ws6 Strategic Management for Oil & Gas Assets Jayantha Liyanage, Stavanger Norway


Industry Visits

S1 Automotive Industry Development Centre’s Incubation Centre, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, Silverton, City of Tshwane 30 delegates
S2 Eskom Kusile Power station, Mpumalanga 30 delegates
S3 Joyglobal, Wadeville 20 delegates


Registration for industry visits, tutorial and workshops is open to all delegates. A delegate may register to attend a maximum of three sessions. Refer to Programme page for the schedule for tutorials, workshops, and industry visits.