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Conference Agenda Day Two

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

Chairperson's Opening Remarks and Welcome Back

David Woods, Senior Manager, T.A. Cook Consultants

New Plant Management - Virtual Power Plant Operations

» Leveraging new technology to enhance operations
» The requirements necessary for building a virtual power plant
» Connecting, monitoring and steering multiple decentralised assets
» Challenges around operating a 24/7 live system, part of the country's critical infrastructure
» Gaining greater visibility over your plant’s health and real-time updates on asset status
Martin Daronnat, Senior Operations & Delivery Manager, E.ON

Information Overload! Creating Value From Data

» A look at BASF operation and the practical view on big data analytics
» How is our data operation impacting our operations and revolutionising production process
» Optimising process on relevant KPIs (e.g. yield and quality) with data
» The requirements, practical analytics, values and benefits of data and data analytics throughout our operation
Dr. Heiko Kulinna, Laboratory Head of Plant Support 3, BASF

Morning Refreshments
Plant Management Interchange

Hosted by subject matter experts, round table discussions will allow you to pick and choose specific industry and subject matter discussion groups. You will have the opportunity to raise questions, concerns and experiences in an intimate peer-to-peer environment

Talent Retention and Bridging Your Skills Gap

The lack of well-placed talent to replace an ageing workforce is a growing challenge for all asset intensive industries. With this pressure in mind, how can you ensure your plant is stocked with talent?
How do you retain your workforce? How do you attract the next generation of skilled plant management?
Vanessa Smith, Former Plant Director at Mondelez - Sheffield Facility

Developing an Optimised Plant Asset Management Strategy

How can you balance your costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets to achieve your organisational objectives? This discussion group will explore how standards such as PAS55 and ISO 55000 can help your organisation to successfully benchmark all aspects of your asset lifecycle. Build on the collective knowledge and experience of the group, take away key lessons and proven best practices
Dirk Frame, Managing Consultant, T.A. Cook Consultants

Networking Lunch
Implementing Robust HSE Principles Across Your Operations - Considerations and Pitfalls for Plant Management

» Debunking the myth of incompatability between safety and efficiency
» Building an effective end-to-end HSE programme - considerations and learnings
» Upskilling your employees and developing a sustainable safety culture in the plant
» Ensuring buy-in and support from the board
Olav Bådsvik, Vice President of Operations, Equinor (formerly Statoil)

Challenges of Reaching a Unified Approach to Asset Management

» Requirements of an asset management toolkit
» Enhanced functionality to support key process within the plant
» Implementation and change management
Nigel Smaller, Manager Asset Systems, British Steel

The Toyota Production System Myth, Legend, Reality, Respect

» What is the Toyota Production System
» The 'KEY' contents and how do they work
» How do they drive Continuous Improvement
» Why are people the most important asset
» Some of the reasons why it doesn't copy easily
» 3 simple thoughts on how to use the TPS to improve your daily performance
Andy Heaphy, General Manager - Press and Weld Division, Toyota

Chairperson's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

David Woods, Senior Manager, T.A. Cook Consultants