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Presenting ARC's Fifteenth Annual Orlando Forum

ARC World Industry Forum:  Driving Innovation, Sustainability and Performance

February 7-10, 2011 - Orlando, Florida

Project Management 2.0:  Managing Risk, Interoperability, and Collaboration

Managing a capital project is always challenging.  Coordinating design, procurement, and delivery of tens of thousands of items from hundreds of suppliers with the needs of tens of thousands of site personnel requires complex scheduling and contracting.  Delays are extremely costly, so project teams have to be vigilant and rapid in their response to problems.  Every decision involves difficult tradeoffs between budget, quality and schedule goals.

ARC's Project Performance Management ModelSome organizations have developed fine-tuned processes and seasoned executives to ensure consistent project delivery.  And many have become complacent about their ability to deliver projects on-spec and on-time within competitive budget constraints. But the world is changing.  Success is no longer measured by meeting budgets and schedules, but by beating them and committing to even better performance on future projects.  Practices designed to ensure consistent project delivery are now constraining improvement and raising the risk of project failure.

Technology has enabled tremendous leaps in productivity throughout the enterprise, including project management.  Word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling packages and email are now embedded in every best practice.  But this is not enough.  New technology developments, like Web 2.0, RFID, cloud computing and location-based applications, can enable even bigger jumps in performance. And, software-as-a-service (SaaS) business models, can quickly enable everyone to exploit these tools.

The time to act is now, before competitors have a chance to embrace Project Management 2.0 concepts and gain a competitive advantage.  ARC’s Project Management 2.0 Forum program is the ideal place for you to get the information you need to develop a winning strategy. You will learn what others are doing, how they are doing it and the benefits they are achieving.  You will have a chance to discuss your challenges with peers and you can see demonstrations of some of the latest technologies and discuss your unique requirements with solution providers from across the asset lifecycle.

This program and the associated Asset Performance Management 2.0 program are unique.  Other conferences focus on specific project and asset management issues, but ARC’s ALM programs are the only events that recognize the importance of teamwork and facilitate networking across functional silos.  Stakeholders in every lifecycle stage and activity will learn something to help them do their jobs better. And everyone will learn more about technologies and IT solutions that can improve collaboration with others.

Simply put, this event should be a must attend event on the calendar of every owner/operator, EPC, contractor and equipment supplier. You will:

  • Discover what leading companies are doing to overcome cultural, contractual, and technology roadblocks
  • Learn more about the critical role of collaboration in project management and what you can do to improve your own situation
  • See what industry, standards, and ad-hoc groups are doing to enable better project performance
  • Get valuable ARC research that shows you what works and what doesn’t
  • Get an update on new technologies and solution provider roadmaps
  • Share challenges, ideas, and strategies with peers and gain from their experience with similar issues
  • Network with top industry executives

Join ARC at our Orlando Forum to learn what you can do to address your organization’s challenges.  Encourage others to attend to ensure that they understand and support your improvement strategies.


Who Should Attend

This program is a must-attend event for:

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Capital Projects
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement



Executive Speakers

The following executives are among those that will present in this forum program. Click on the speaker name to view a brief bio.

Head of Strategic InitiativesABB
President, Power Products Division North AmericaABB
Corporate Reliability Program ManagerArcelorMittal
Director of MaintenanceArcelorMittal USA
Vice President & Chief Information OfficerArch Coal
Group Operations DirectorAVEVA
Vice President, Automation & Electrical EngineeringBASF
Manager of EPC SystemsBechtel
Sr. Vice President & Chief Information OfficerBechtel Group
Vice President, Operations Product ManagementBentley Systems
Vice President, Electrical, Piping, and Plant ProductsBentley Systems
Vice President, Advanced MaterialsDow Chemical
Maintenance Technology Center DirectorDow Chemical
Director, Engineering Solutions Technology CenterDow Chemical
Deputy DirectorFIATECH
Vice Chairman of the BoardFIATECH
Project ManagerFIATECH
Maximo Product ManagerIBM Tivoli
Global Product Director, Project Based SolutionsIFS
Director of Solution ManagementInfor
Exec. Vice President, Global Business Development Intergraph
IT Manager for Prattville MillInternational Paper
Vice President, Services & The Aladon NetworkIvara
Assistant Manager of IT Department, Engineering DivisionJGC
Sr. IT Engineer, Engineering Technology CenterJGC Corporation
President & CEOMeridium
Vice President Product StrategyMeridium
Sr. Vice President, Business SolutionsMincom
Director, Product & Industry MarketingMincom
Vice President, Global Channels & AlliancesMincom
Manager, Enterprise Process ReengineeringMohawk Fine Papers
IT Program ManagerNorthrop Grumman Shipbuilding
IT LeaderNOVA Chemicals
Vice President Marketing and Product StrategyNRX Global
Senior Director, Applications MarketingOracle
Sr. Business Analyst – EAMOrlando Utilities Commission
Founder and CEOOSIsoft
Sr. Vice President, Manufacturing & Consumer Industries SAP
Executive Vice President & Global Head of Industry BusinessSchneider Electric
CEO (2001 to 2010)Silcar
Business Development ManagerSKF Reliability Systems
CIO, Offshore & Specialized Vessels Business AreaSTX OSV
Process Specialist, Automation and SimulationSuncor Energy
PresidentThe Haymarket Group
Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair ProfessorUniversity of Cincinnati
Director of Information TechnologyWestern Refining
Vice President, Integrated SystemsWorleyParsons


Agenda details for this program are shown below.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

FIATECH Workshop
The development and adoption of innovative and emerging technologies is having a significant impact on capital asset delivery programs.  Improvements in quality, time, costs, as well as process safety aspects are being achieved by means of market ready solutions for both the infrastructure and plant design and build markets.  FIATECH will host this half-day event and present the work that their consortium is doing to identify and accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of fully integrated and automated technologies to deliver the highest business value throughout the life cycle of all types of capital projects. Areas that will be covered include the Capital Projects Technology Roadmap, field demonstration projects using RFID and sensors in materials management and tool tracking, e-permitting and e-plan review, creating a technology-enabled workforce and knowledge management systems, using technologies to automate construction sites, integrating procurement and materials management, advancing interoperable data exchange between software systems and reviewing performance metrics and strategic direction for the industry.
FIATECH will host this workshop.
FIATECH Workshop, continued
The development and adoption of innovative emerging technologies is having a significant impact on capital asset delivery programs.  Improvements in quality, time, costs, as well as process safety aspects are being achieved by means of market ready solutions for both the infrastructure and plant design and build markets.  
In both Greenfield and Brownfield projects, EPCs and Owner/Operator firms are achieving significant benefits by early migration and planned adoption of these technologies.  Included are a wide range of topics such as building information modeling (BIM), the use of “5D” for site planning and construction management and control, the empowerment to field project staff by iPad generation tools and mobile solutions, the growth of the on-line project management domain, and the use of new visualization techniques such as augmented reality and the future of stereoscopic 3D.
FIATECH will host this workshop.
General Session #1

Several senior executives from major corporations will share their experiences with the attendees.

General Session #2
Top industry leaders will discuss key challenges facing our industry including topics such as: process safety, energy optimization, sustainability, and operational excellence.
General Session #3
Senior industry leaders will discuss new Asset Information Management (AIM) Strategies for Balancing Risk, Sustainability and Performance throughout a Plant's Lifecycle
Project Management IT 2.0
EPCs and contractors have spent decades optimizing project management processes.  And most have embedded their best practices into various IT applications to drive efficiency in every workflow and in the interactions between the many groups involved in design, procure and build.  But many now find that these systems are constraining their ability to exploit new IT tools and technologies that can help them address key challenges like Risk Management, Collaboration. etc.  

This session will explore these issues and the strategies that organizations can use to migrate their investments to a more agile project IT environment.  Retaining best practices and avoiding disruption are fundamental issues that will be discussed.  Balancing these needs with the benefits of rapid deployment of new technologies and evolving collaborative strategies will be another key focus. This will be a valuable learning experience for anyone who is involved in project delivery or project IT, whether they are an owner/operator, EPC, contractor, or IT solution provider. 
Roundtable Discussion: Is Interoperability Still a Significant Problem in Capital Project Delivery?
NIST made a study in 2003 which documented the staggering impact that poor information interoperability has on the cost of capital investments.  This spawned considerable investment in information standardization by many of the key project IT solution providers.    There have also been significant advancements in collaboration and information sharing technology since this study was conducted.  So, how has this changed the situation from what NIST saw in 2002?  What is today’s norm and what more needs to be done?  
In this session, ARC analysts will present results of research around this issue and this will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion with industry experts.  This will be a valuable learning experience for anyone involved in Project or Asset Performance Management, whether they are an owner/operator, EPC, supplier of equipment or services or an IT solution provider.
What Does a Good AIM Strategy Look Like?
Asset information is a quintessential part of every capital asset investment.  Organizations need it to manage the use and care of complex physical assets and it must be complete and accessible by Handover to achieve true operational readiness.  Yet, few organizations have a proper Asset Information Management (AIM) strategy in place for this valuable resource.  The cost of this to organizations is staggering, both in financial terms (1.5 percent of revenues each year) and increased risk of major incidents.
AIM is broad and spans issues like effective information handover, change management, and enabling effective access and collaboration.  Attendees of this session will get an update on ARC’s research into all of these issues and what we see as the best practices and solutions.  This will be a valuable learning experience for anyone involved in project or asset performance management, whether they are an owner/operator, EPC, supplier of equipment or services, or an IT solution provider.