Asset management is based upon consistent organizational processes to enable an organization to make the right investment decisions to realize value while managing risk and opportunity. For many utilities, the pandemic has highlighted the need for asset management to support changes in investment planning in order to manage risk during major events in the present, as well as the need to prepare for the future.
Other challenges – such as climate change, alternate technology development, and alternative industry paradigms – loom on the horizon, and all of this is in the face of the growing investment requirements for aging utility assets. Not only will asset condition be stressed, but so will the larger organizational response. Utilities must utilize asset management to confront the changes in risk due to these challenges, ensure they continue to realize value from their assets, and make the right investment decisions. The conference will focus on utility experiences, helping attendees learn how to move their asset management response from reactive to leading edge.
Technology and asset management will be highlighted at the conference, focusing on how technology will drive changes to asset management itself and how technology changes in the world and utility will drive changes to risk and value assessments, thereby requiring changes to investment plans.
The concept of risk itself will be explored, assisting utilities to develop their knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and their application to asset management plans and strategies.
The conference will also explore risks to asset management itself, including measuring the success of asset management to ensure that the program is contributing to organizational success, and the greatest challenges that utilities have confronted in developing asset management programs in their organization. These topics will appeal to utilities at all points in the asset management journey.
The overarching theme of the 5th Annual CEATI Asset Management Conference is “Confronting Present and Future Risk and Challenges.” The conference will bring together Executives, subject matter experts, and Asset Management Professionals from generation, transmission, and distribution to discuss their asset management programs and how they think the industry needs to progress to obtain increased benefits through asset management. The conference format is designed to guide utilities in the right direction, with the right tools, and with the support and guidance of their peers and the industry. Presentations and themes have been selected to help those just starting out on their asset management journey, as well as those well along the road and looking for the best ways to improve their performance and readiness for current – and future – risk.
- Asset Management Response to Change
- Technology and Asset Management
- Measuring the Success of Asset Management
- The Greatest Challenges in Asset Management
The 5th Annual Asset Management Conference: Confronting Present and Future Risk and Challenges will be hosted online and mirror our in-person event with seamless transitions between activities, including:
- Multiple sessions with technical presentations
- Breakout rooms for interactive discussions
- Event-wide and room-based live chat with presenters and other attendees
- Impromptu one-on-one video calls with other attendees
- Side discussions with up to four other attendees
- Exhibition booths
As the 5th Annual Asset Management Conference will be held virtually this year using Hopin, we will be holding an Orientation Session on October 14th, 2021 for all attendees and presenters. The Orientation will provide attendees with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Hopin platform. There will also be dedicated presenter practice sessions based on which session you are presenting in (details to come!).
Attendees will be invited and required to set up a free Hopin account to complete their registration for this event. Hopin system requirements:
- Minimum Internet speeds of 5mbps for download and 2mbps for upload are recommended
- Use of Chrome or Firefox is recommended – make sure your browser is up-to-date
- Webcam and microphone (to participate in breakout sessions and one-on-one video calls)
- Disabling use of any VPN, as VPNs can cause internet instability and negatively impact user experience
This conference is an industry open event, with registration available to:
- Electric Utilities (Generation, Transmission, Distribution) and Dam Owners
- Government Personnel
- Consultants, Service Providers, and Contractors
- Equipment Manufacturers and Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
CEATI Program Participants
This event is organized in coordination with the following program participants:
|7 May 2021||Abstracts due|
|18 June 2021||Presenter award/regret notifications|
|9 July 2021||Presenter acceptance of opportunity due|
|6 August 2021||Deadline for presenter registration|
|10 September 2021||Deadline for draft presentations|
|13 September – 1 October, 2021||Draft presentation review call|
|24 September||Deadline for registration|
|15 October 2021||Deadline for final presentations|
Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations should follow a utility case study format: consultants, service providers, contractors and vendors are encouraged to present by partnering with a utility to provide real-life examples and experiences pertaining to the conference topics.
- The level of maturity of asset management programs varies widely across the AMIG and SAMP membership. During the abstract review process, the CEATI Steering Committee may follow up with requests for presentation content to be framed to certain levels of maturity.
- Presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint (PPT) format using a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF) format
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each slide
- Each presenter will be allocated 40 minutes of presentation time, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A
- Presenters may be asked to participate as panelists in an open discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation
- Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend
Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.
When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.
By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.
By entering the event platform, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.
In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or accessing the event platform, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Sponsor benefits can include:
- Two all-access passes
- Recognition acknowledging your support during the event
- Inclusion of your logo and click-through link on conference website(s) and the virtual event platform
Personalized MyCEATI Portal page featured in September, October and November
A virtual exhibition will be available throughout the event where vendors will be showcasing company products and services.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
Professional Development Hours for CEATI Conferences
Did you know that you could be eligible to use your CEATI conference attendance towards professional development hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it to their requirements.
The CEATI Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group of inspiring professionals who are new to the electric utility industry. All are welcome, but the target audience is those with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. The YPG virtual networking event on October 18 will provide a focused, industry-open forum for young professionals to network with their peers across the energy sector, discuss common challenges, and share experiences and strategies for positive career growth.
Sign up for this event by emailing [email protected].
For more information about the Young Professionals group, visit our website.