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Mainstream Conference

Businesses are demanding and new leadership styles, technologies and global standards are emerging. The big asset management shift is on and maintenance and reliability have moved beyond their operational role, transforming into a core, focused and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation. The 2017 Mainstream Conference has been reimagined to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas and innovations that are transforming asset management in North America. Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates @MainstreamConf

 

 

Keynote Speakers

 
  • _0012_Teresa Keating

    Teresa Keating

    Seadrift Site Operations Director, The Dow Chemical Company
     
    C.A.R.E. (Create Amazing Results Everywhere) – A Story of Change & Leadership at Dow

    Your people’s performance and the organization’s ability to deliver results is a direct function of how valued and respected your teams feel.  They intuitively will know, gauge and grasp how much their leaders really care about them.  All this counts more than you ever understood when you were just starting out as leaders.  When people can express themselves, have a...

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  • _0017_Rhys Davies

    Rhys Davies

    Chairman, ISO Committee & President, eAsset Management Ltd
     
    Implementing ISO 55001 & Effective Asset Management Tomorrow

    This discussion session will introduce 5 actions you can do tomorrow in your organization to take those initial steps in moving towards more effective asset management.ISO55001 describes lots of required things but there are a number of quick, easy and cheap steps that can be taken to gain quick benefits. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss these and...

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  • _0021_Lee Vinsel

    Lee Vinsel

    Asst Professor Science & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
     
    Hail the Maintainers: What Happens After Innovation

    Our culture worships innovation, which comes at a high cost: innovation fails to capture the essence of human life with technology. To put it another way, acts of creation and innovation do not by themselves entail the totality of human experiences with technology. Most human effort around technology involves maintenance, repair, upkeep, and mundane labor. We know that innovation is necessary...

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  • _0008_Andy Russell Headshot

    Andy Russell

    Dean College of Arts & Sciences, SUNY Polytech Institute
     
    Hail the Maintainers: What Happens After Innovation

    Our culture worships innovation, which comes at a high cost: innovation fails to capture the essence of human life with technology. To put it another way, acts of creation and innovation do not by themselves entail the totality of human experiences with technology. Most human effort around technology involves maintenance, repair, upkeep, and mundane labor. We know that innovation is necessary...

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  • _0014_Silvia Damiano

    Silvia Damiano

    Owner & CEO, About My Brain
     
    Leading the Imagination Age

    The impact of increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity is seen in heightened competition, lost jobs, new ways of working (contract and remote) and greater levels of mental health issues as the work/life boundary has disappeared. We have reached the tipping point. Join Silvia Damiano in this fascinating keynote to explore the new mindsets, behaviors and abilities that are required...

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  • _0015_Ron Rutland Photo

    Ron Rutland

    Banker Turned Adventurer
     
    The Fat Kid Diaries: What I Learned Cycling Through Every Country in Africa

    On June 30, 2013, after selling everything he owned, 20kg overweight, alone and unaided, and with no ‘adventure’ experience, Ron Rutland left Cape Town Stadium on his bicycle to fulfill a lifelong dream and embark on a world-first… a single continuous journey through every country on mainland Africa 42,000km, 841 days, and 75 countries later, Ron arrived in Brighton, UK...

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Webcast: Asset Management Principles to Develop a Winning Team

Register Now! Wednesday, April 26, 3:30 PM ET Kyle Wong - Engineering Manager, Sammamish Plateau Water Jillian Hostenske - Financial Analyst, Sammamish Plateau Water

 
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Who Attends

Mainstream is designed for individuals involved in reliability, maintenance, asset management and operations including leaders, managers, directors and other professionals who are responsible for the maintenance or management of physical assets and those who oversee these teams. Attendees at the 2016 Mainstream Conference were from multiple asset-intensive industries across North America and Canada.

 
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  • Ashe Menon

    "The caliber of people attending Mainstream is second to none"

    Ashe Menon - Director of Asset Management, National Oilwell Varco
     
  • Drew Troy 2

    "Mainstream is the best Asset Management and Reliability conference in the world"

    Drew Troyer - CRE, MBA, CMRP & Renowned Reliability Thought Leader
     
  • John Dwyer

    "I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down. It is in the essence of every one of your people - you do it just so well!"

    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
     
  • Andrew Willing_800x800

    "Wow, it's difficult to summarize an inspirational, good kick in the behind conference! It makes companies feel like we can do this!"

    Andrew Willing - Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability, Automation & Energy Leader
     
 
 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

 
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    VIZIYA
     
    Premier Sponsor
     
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    ARMS Reliability
     
    Premier Sponsor
     
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    IDCON Inc.
     
    Silver Partner
     

C.A.R.E. (Create Amazing Results Everywhere) – A Story of Change & Leadership at Dow

Your people’s performance and the organization’s ability to deliver results is a direct function of how valued and respected your teams feel.  They intuitively will know, gauge and grasp how much their leaders really care about them.  All this counts more than you ever understood when you were just starting out as leaders.  When people can express themselves, have a vision to buy into, a tribe to belong to, a ‘captain to play for’ and their chains are taken off, they will soar to new heights.  Safety and Reliability go hand in hand due to the common denominator of ownership that all starts with CARE. Come listen to and engage with (she wants you to bring your questions) Teresa Keating, Site Director at Dow’s Seadrift TX site, as she explains how her site has gone from under to over achievers in performance across the board and 64% to 84% employee engagement in a short 2 years.

Implementing ISO 55001 & Effective Asset Management Tomorrow

This discussion session will introduce 5 actions you can do tomorrow in your organization to take those initial steps in moving towards more effective asset management.ISO55001 describes lots of required things but there are a number of quick, easy and cheap steps that can be taken to gain quick benefits. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss these and take something back to your workplace tomorrow

Hail the Maintainers: What Happens After Innovation

Our culture worships innovation, which comes at a high cost: innovation fails to capture the essence of human life with technology. To put it another way, acts of creation and innovation do not by themselves entail the totality of human experiences with technology. Most human effort around technology involves maintenance, repair, upkeep, and mundane labor. We know that innovation is necessary and drives us forward in culture and business alike, but focusing on innovation to the exclusion of everything else does us all a disservice. This talk begins with a brief history of innovation, and describes how modern societies became obsessed with it. We will then present an alternative view: we need a culture that values what happens after innovation. We need to cultivate a broader understanding of the many roles that technology plays in our lives, and we need to appreciate maintenance, repair, and the unsung workers—the maintainers—whose labor sustains our modern technological existence.

Hail the Maintainers: What Happens After Innovation

Our culture worships innovation, which comes at a high cost: innovation fails to capture the essence of human life with technology. To put it another way, acts of creation and innovation do not by themselves entail the totality of human experiences with technology. Most human effort around technology involves maintenance, repair, upkeep, and mundane labor. We know that innovation is necessary and drives us forward in culture and business alike, but focusing on innovation to the exclusion of everything else does us all a disservice. This talk begins with a brief history of innovation, and describes how modern societies became obsessed with it. We will then present an alternative view: we need a culture that values what happens after innovation. We need to cultivate a broader understanding of the many roles that technology plays in our lives, and we need to appreciate maintenance, repair, and the unsung workers—the maintainers—whose labor sustains our modern technological existence.

Leading the Imagination Age

The impact of increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity is seen in heightened competition, lost jobs, new ways of working (contract and remote) and greater levels of mental health issues as the work/life boundary has disappeared. We have reached the tipping point. Join Silvia Damiano in this fascinating keynote to explore the new mindsets, behaviors and abilities that are required to navigate these new challenges and lead ourselves and others in the Imagination Age.

The Fat Kid Diaries: What I Learned Cycling Through Every Country in Africa

On June 30, 2013, after selling everything he owned, 20kg overweight, alone and unaided, and with no ‘adventure’ experience, Ron Rutland left Cape Town Stadium on his bicycle to fulfill a lifelong dream and embark on a world-first… a single continuous journey through every country on mainland Africa 42,000km, 841 days, and 75 countries later, Ron arrived in Brighton, UK on September 17, 2015 in time to watch Japan beat South Africa in their opening game of the Rugby World Cup – an historic end to an historic journey! Drawing on his experiences from some of the most inhospitable environments on the planet, Ron shares the tangible ‘real life’ lessons he learned chasing and ultimately reaching the most audacious goal imaginable.