Agenda

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Meridium Conference 2016 Agenda

Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6 | Meridium Houston Office

12:00am to 12:15am

Pre-conference Training (50% off standard rate)

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Monday, May 9 to Tuesday, May 10 | Gaylord Texan (Dallas, TX)

12:00am to 12:15am

Pre-conference Workshops and Focus Groups (complimentary with registration)

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Monday, May 9 | Gaylord Texan (Dallas, TX)

7:00am to 6:00pm

On-site Registration

Tuesday, May 10 | Gaylord Texan (Dallas, TX)

7:00am to 6:00pm

On-site Registration

1:00pm to 5:00pm

SMRP Certification Exams- CMRP (available in Spanish)

Room: Dallas 1

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a CMRP, this is a great time to take the exam. For more details and to register click ...Read more

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome Reception at Riverwalk Cantina

Enjoy drinks and appetizers with the Meridium team and your fellow conference attendee, as we kick off another amazing Meridium Conference...Read more

Wednesday, May 11 | Gaylord Texan (Dallas, TX)

7:00am to 8:00am

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

Breakfast

7:00am to 6:00pm

On-site Registration

8:00am to 9:00am

Your Gameplan for Your Assets: Meridium Conference 2016 and Beyond

  • Bonz Hart, Meridium
  • Dr. William E. Amos, Meridium
  • Joe Nichols, Meridium

In this session, Bonz will kick off Meridium Conference and share how intelligent asset strategies can provide your company with a true, value-...Read more

9:00am to 9:30am

Asset Management 2.0: Converging on Prognostics at Nova Scotia Power

  • Rob MacNeil, Nova Scotia Power
Room: Texas AB

Over the years, NSPI has worked to deploy a comprehensive asset management approach throughout its generating fleet. As the technologies, tools,...Read more

9:30am to 10:00am

Dow's Diamond Journey with APM

  • Carrie Schaller, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Kevin Bauman, The Dow Chemical Company

In this session, Kevin will celebrate Dow’s “diamond anniversary” with Meridium, and share how he has led the Dow team since the inception of the...Read more

10:00am to 10:15am

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

10:15am to 10:45am

Reliability – The Ultimate Strategy for the Current Economy

  • Jeff Dudley, Solomon Associates

The economy drives a lot of things in our world:  the way people react to issues, how we plan for the future, decisions that are made … And...Read more

10:45am to 11:15am

The State of Reliability

  • Ryan Sitton, PinnacleART and Texas Railroad Commissioner
Room: Texas AB

What will these low oil prices and international conflicts mean to large process industries?  What will the change in Mexico’s energy policies...Read more

11:15am to 11:45am

Using Data and Analytics to Exploit Market Inefficiencies

  • Jeremiah Stone, GE Digital
Room: Texas AB

In 2011, a professional sports franchise implemented a data-driven strategy shift that is revolutionizing the National Basketball...Read more

11:45am to 1:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

Lunch

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1:00pm to 1:45pm

Industry Panel Discussion - Chemicals

Industry Panel Discussion - Utilities

Industry Panel Discussion - Oil & Gas

1:45pm to 2:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

2:00pm

Track: Your Gameplan for Managing Risk Track: Your Gameplan for Improving Performance & Reliability Track: Your Gameplan for Intelligent Strategies

2:00pm to 2:45pm

Mechanical Integrity Improvement in Turnarounds: How to Add Value Beyond an APM Implementation

  • Vicente Veliz, Supermetanol
  • Wilfredo Rivero, Meridium
Room: Texas 4-6

Following a successful Meridium implementation in 2011, Supermetanol has expanded their mechanical integrity program to identify improvement...Read more

Use of Data Analytics for Improved Decision Making and Driving Reliability Performance

  • Kaizad Sunavala, Chevron
Room: Texas C

This presentation will primarily focus on demonstrating the use of the Meridium Reliability Analytics and graphing tools as a case study on how...Read more

Event Assessments in Meridium at Xcel Energy – Where the Game’s Always On!

  • Toni McILvenna, Xcel Energy
Room: Texas D

In an effort to centralize information and tie Event Assessments to generating power plant unavailability, Xcel Energy’s power plants are now...Read more

2:45pm to 3:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

3:00pm to 3:45pm

Ensuring Data Security in Magnelec’s Corporate Network

  • Jose Diaz, Meridium
  • Paloma Varga, Magnelec
Room: Texas 4-6

Magnelec S.A. de C.V. is a subsidiary of Industrias Peñoles Group which operates sodium sulfate and magnesium oxide plants in Coahuila, Mexico....Read more

Creating Composite Asset Health with Meridium Asset Health Manager

  • Daniel Plaizier, Rio Tinto
  • Jim Easton, Emerson Process Management
Room: Texas C

With many companies having to wade through a wave of data, how does one understand how healthy assets actually are?  Kennecott Utah Copper, a...Read more

Evolution of Generation Availability Analysis at Nova Scotia Power

  • Mike Greene, Nova Scotia Power
Room: Texas D

Key to NSP’s approach to generation management is integrating maintenance, operational, planning and financial data to support reliability...Read more

3:45pm to 4:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Building the Playbook: Implementing APM at a Greenfield Site Using Meridium v4

  • Joe Barber, Sasol North America
  • Pete Ankner, Meridium
Room: Texas 4-6

Sasol is undergoing a major expansion at their site in Lake Charles, LA, and will have phased commissioning starting in 2016 with full production...Read more

Finding Value with Integrated Reliability Processes and Meridium

  • Ana Torrealba, Meridium
  • Fernando Ayala Núñez, Magnelec
Room: Texas C

Magnelec S.A. de C.V. is a subsidiary of Industrias Peñoles Group which operates sodium sulfate and magnesium oxide plants in Coahuila, Mexico....Read more

Centralizing & Automating the Living Asset Strategy Process

  • Bob Cresswell, Bruce Power
Room: Texas D

Bruce Power LP operates 8 nuclear units  that supply 25% of the electricity needs of Ontario, Canada. Bruce Power’s reactor units contain more...Read more

4:45pm to 5:15pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Down Home Texas Night with Drew Pearson at Gaylord's Glass Cactus

Take a short walk from the hotel and join us at the Glass Cactus, the Gaylord Texan's award winning waterfront nightclub, for an evening of cold...Read more

Thursday, May 12 | Gaylord Texan (Dallas, TX)

7:00am to 8:00am

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

8:00am to 8:30am

Intelligent APM: Making the Smart Cuts in a Tough Market

  • Paul Casto, Meridium
Room: Texas AB

Making financial cuts in a challenging market with ever-tightening margins requires making tough decisions, but with limited actionable data and...Read more

8:30am to 9:00am

Microsoft and Meridium APM Now: Making APM Accessible and Profitable for All

  • Kadri Umay, Microsoft Corporation
Room: Texas AB

Oil & gas, mining, and many other industries are going through tough times due to the very low commodity prices and turbulent market...Read more

9:00am to 10:00am

New Innovative Solutions for Asset Intensive Organizations

  • Chris DeFalco, Meridium
  • Dr. William E. Amos, Meridium
  • Jason Cline, Meridium
Room: Texas AB

Our customers talk to us daily about the factors that impact their business.  Common themes...Read more

10:00am to 10:15am

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

10:15am to 11:00am

New Innovative Solutions for Asset Intensive Organizations (continued)

  • Chris DeFalco, Meridium
  • Dr. William E. Amos, Meridium
  • Jason Cline, Meridium
Room: Texas AB

Our customers talk to us daily about the factors that impact their business.  Common themes appear, like the need for quicker turnarounds, doing...Read more

11:00am to 11:30am

Meridium and IBM: Developing a Predictive Analytics Strategy for the IIoT

  • Skip Snyder, IBM
Room: Texas AB

Committed to supporting customers with integrated technologies that provide rapid value across the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), IBM...Read more

11:30am to 12:00pm

Helping Company Leaders Understand the Value of a World Class Reliability Program

  • Parker Smith, Eastman Chemical
Room: Texas AB

Parker’s 40-plus-year career includes multiple assignments of increasing responsibility in Maintenance.  Prior to his current position, Parker was...Read more

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lunch and The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

1:00pm

Track: Your Gameplan for Managing Risk Track: Your Gameplan for Improving Performance & Reliability Track: Your Gameplan for Intelligent Strategies

1:00pm to 1:45pm

The Road to Reliability: Corporate Culture with Meridium at Severstal

  • Andrey Zolotov, Severstal
Room: Texas 4-6

Severstal, with $6B USD annual revenue and 50 000+ employees, is the biggest metals and mining company in Russia, and has an innovative approach...Read more

Improving Acid Nitric Plant Reliability with Meridium

  • André Luís Claussen Gandarillas, Vale Fertilizantes
Room: Texas C

Vale Fertilizantes identified a need in the maintenance and operation of their acid nitric plant to reduce production losses and improve annual...Read more

Asset Performance Management: a Discussion for World Cup Coaches

  • Scott Halleran, AES
Room: Texas D

In 2010, AES began a charge down the field of Asset Performance Management (APM). Like all good team efforts, the journey to success involves...Read more

1:45pm to 2:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

2:00pm to 2:45pm

Asset Performance Management = Quality Management

  • David Gerardo Leon Aranguren, Polinter
  • Jose Rodriguez, Meridium
  • Pedro Ivor Parra Avila, Polinter
Room: Texas 4-6

Polinter is the only polyethylene (PE) producer in Venezuela. When Polinter began implementing its Asset Performance Management system, it was...Read more

Root Cause Analysis Templates, Help or Hindrance?

  • Bob Latino, RCI
  • Don Rozette, Meridium
Room: Texas C

This session addresses a decades-old debate regarding “learning” from previous failures and the value of leveraging pre-existing hypothetical and...Read more

Meridium APM in Action at Santos GLNG

  • Akash Jayashankar, Santos GLNG
Room: Texas D

Santos GLNG is a pioneering venture that produces natural gas from Queensland’s coal seams and convert it into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for...Read more

2:45pm to 3:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

3:00pm to 3:45pm

Home-Page Advantage: How NSPI Are Adopting Scorecards for Play-by-Play Analytics

  • Walter Curley, Nova Scotia Power
Room: Texas 4-6

One of the benefits of NSPI’s asset management journey has been the identification of key metrics that are now widely used throughout the...Read more

Reliability, Availability, Mechanical Integrity Enhancement Through an IT Enabled System

  • Narayana Jayaprakash, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Room: Texas C

Availability and reliability have been  one of the most important metrics in the Indian oil and Gas industry especially since the Administrative...Read more

Strategize, Execute, Evaluate: The APM Model at WestRock in Covington

  • Ken Latino, WestRock
Room: Texas D

WestRock, one of the world's largest paper and packaging companies, chose Meridium as their APM solution at the Covington, Virginia mill,...Read more

3:45pm to 5:00pm

The Huddle - Interactive Demo Area

5:15pm to 9:00pm

APM Allstars Night at AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys

For the first time ever, Meridium Conference 2016 will host an evening at the awe-inspiring AT&T Stadium, home of the world-renowned...Read more

Friday, May 13 | Gaylord Texan (Dallas, TX)

8:00am

Track: Your Gameplan for Managing Risk Track: Your Gameplan for Improving Performance & Reliability Track: Your Gameplan for Intelligent Strategies

8:00am to 8:45am

From the Playbook to the Playing Field: A Game Plan for Winning with Meridium v4.0

  • Leon Johnson, Asset Optimization Consultants
Room: Texas 4-6

Sometimes you outgrow your legacy, and consequently successful organizations have begun to change the game and deploy the latest and most advanced...Read more

Improve Predictability of Asset Performance: Turning Big Data into One Version of the Truth

  • Johan Ferket, Stork Asset Management
Room: Texas C

With a great diversity of assets, tools, applications, systems and new technology on site, asset owners are forced to take actions to find the...Read more

Meridium Architecture, Integration and SaaS Update

  • Jason Cline, Meridium
  • Justin Chong
  • Nikhil Agrawal, Meridium
Room: Texas D

In this session, Meridium's Architecture and Engineering team will present the Meridium Version 4 architecture that was used to build...Read more

9:00am to 9:45am

Panel Discussion: Role-Based APM Competency Training Programs

  • Various clients
  • Vinay Nihalani, Chevron Phillips Chemicals
Room: Texas 4-6

Among other topics, this panel will discuss how when Chevron Phillips Chemicals (CPChem) initially embarked on a corporate Meridium...Read more

All About Focus: Improving Reliability Through Analytics

  • Joshua Ribeiro, Honeywell Performance Technologies and Materials
Room: Texas C

Reliability is a difficult concept to measure. Doing so across multiple sites spanning the globe with varying quality of data makes the project...Read more

An Asset Strategy Homerun with Meridium at Joy Global

  • Harry Collis, Joy Global
Room: Texas D

This session will review how Joy Global successfully leveraged its RCM program with Meridium to optimize strategies, create strategy templates for...Read more

10:00am to 10:45am

Win with GE Rotating Equipment & Meridium

  • Diego Comina, GE Oil & Gas – Turbomachinery Solutions
  • Rajiv Lal, GE Oil & Gas – Turbomachinery Solutions
Room: Texas 4-6

Operating conditions and performance requirements can change significantly over the working life of a plant. In response, GE Oil & Gas...Read more

Coaching & Strategy for APM Wins

  • Rick Kess, Meridium
  • Ryan Rothlisberger, Marathon
Room: Texas C

You probably feel like you receive ample support and coaching during practice, but find yourself wondering where the coaches are when it’s game...Read more

Successful Connections with APM Connect at Axiall

  • John Hawkins, Axiall
Room: Texas D

A successful Meridium APM initiative is all about connections. This presentation will share how Axiall, as one of Meridium’s flagship clients with...Read more

11:00am to 11:30am

APM Awards, prize giveaways (must be present to win), and closing remarks

  • Bonz Hart, Meridium
Room: Texas AB

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