25 - 26 September, 2018 | Sydney

Pre-Conference Interactive Workshops: Tuesday, 18 July 2017


8:30 am - 10:30 am Managing Data Assets to Improve their Utility and Protect them from Threats

Assets collect an incredible amount of data on a daily basis. This can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand this data can be incredibly useful in helping departments predict when assets may need maintenance or be put to better use. On the other hand, all of this data must consequently be protected, a difficult task when you consider how many thousands of digital assets one department may own.

  • Discussing how data that is currently being collected from tracked assets be used more effectively to improve maintenance and operations
  • Conducting data management through cloud-based platforms in the future
  • Overviewing some of the main threats to data and how asset managers can protect it


11:00 am - 1:00 pm Factoring Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems into the development of Strategic Asset Management Plans

Dr Paul Barnes - Head of Risk and Resilience Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Strategic Asset Management creates a 15-20 year planning framework that aligns asset life-cycles with the master plan of the institution. In creating an effective Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP), departments, councils and organisations and can ensure flexible, yet prepared responses to unpredictable disruptions. This workshop will include but not be limited to topics such as:

  • Reviewing current climate trends, technological risk, and social patterns in Australia and their expected behaviour in the next couple of decades to understand where protecting major infrastructure investments may be necessary for the public sector
  • Conducting a vulnerability analysis in Complex Infrastructure Systems to gauge where the greatest vulnerabilities lie
  • Ensuring that continuity management and resilience planning are embedded into Strategic Asset Management Plans

Dr Paul Barnes

Head of Risk and Resilience
Australian Strategic Policy Institute


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Renewing Assets under Fiscal Limitations while Ensuring Continued Service Delivery

Providing long-term financial sustainability is a key responsibility for asset managers. For government departments to ensure that their asset management strategies reflect this, it is imperative that they plan asset renewal, maintenance and validation with both fiscal responsibility and continued service delivery in mind.

This workshop is for those that want to improve both their capital investment and maintenance strategies, but without increased budgetary spending.

  • Methods of prioritising assets to ensure the greatest improvement on service delivery
  • Implementing asset frameworks and improving on them over time
  • Assessing asset value for the benefit of both current and future service delivery