Workshop Leaders: This 1.5 hour workshop will be facilitated by Adjunct Professor David Hood AM, Long Future Foundation, Australia and Guy Lane, Long Future Foundation, Australia

Long Future Sustainability is a short intensive workshop that seeks to redefine sustainability in the light of current threats to life on Earth. It will empower Asset Managers with knowledge, passion and drive to deliver better outcomes that not only assist you in your business role but help transform society to a better world that we all deserve.

The workshop consists of three parts. Each part contains short presentations, interactive participant activities, videos, and some unique audio/visual content and music.

Whether you are new to the conversation about sustainability, or not, this workshop has content that many people have never considered part of the dialogue about sustainability.

Participating in Long Future Sustainability will help you:

  1. Identify hidden and future risks to your organisation;
  2. Learn about exciting new business opportunities;
  3. See new frameworks to apply to your products & services;
  4. See exciting – and sometimes scary – new ideas to share with collegues; and
  5. Gain new knowledge, passion and drive to contribute to a Long Future for life on Earth

Attendees will come away feeling that the world suddenly makes sense, confident that they have an edge over their competitors, and more than ever able to see the elephants in their own Board rooms.


Professor David Hood AM is a civil and environmental engineer with vast experience across major projects, senior management in both the public and private sectors and in education. David is an Adjunct Professor at QUT where he inculcates sustainability across education and research.

Following a successful career in project management David took over and commissioned Australia’s New Parliament House in the mid 1980s. In 2006, he initiated, and was Founding Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (now ISCA), which developed the world’s first full sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure.

David is one of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leaders, and in August 2011, David was included in the ABC Carbon list of the top 100 Sustainability leaders in the world.

David was the 2012 National President of Engineers Australia.

In 2013, David was made a Member of the Order of Australia acknowledging his enormous contribution to engineering through industry associations, and for lifting public awareness of sustainability.

In addition, David now Chairs an environmental charity, The Long Future Foundation, is Deputy Chairman of Beyond Zero Emissions and is a QLD Councilor of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Guy Lane is a sustainability entrepreneur, thought-leader, communicator and fiction writer based in Brisbane. From an early start in the petroleum industry, his career has taken him to many diverse places – from corporate board rooms to commercial tuna boats – seeking insights into how to align the interests of the humans with the needs of the planet.

Guy’s unique knowledge of sustainability is both broad and deep. He shares this knowledge in an engaging and entertaining way that helps people understand the complex and interconnected biophysical systems that provide the context of our lives as human beings operating within an economy. Guy’s skill is to help people understand what sustainability actually is, and how to help bring it about. These insights highlight the incredible opportunities in business, health and lifestyle that are rising due to the growing global dynamic of collapse and transition. Learn more about Guy’s work on his website:

joe-amadi-echendu2nd ISEAM Workshop on Recognition of Engineering Asset Management Programmes at Higher Educational Institutions

Workshop Leader: This 1.5 hour workshop will be facilitated by Prof Joe Amadi-Echendu, on behalf of the panel set up by the ISEAM Board.

Preamble – The International Society for Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM is a not-for-economic-profit organisation with a primary objective to “pursue charitable purposes, in particular the advancement of science and the advancement of education with a focus in the specific area of scientific knowledge known as integrated engineering asset management”. ISEAM is “…dedicated to the development and recognition of Engineering Asset Management (EAM) as an integrated and important body of knowledge” through “…liaising with national and international bodies to provide a global approach to” EAM. It is in this regard that ISEAM organises the WCEAM series, and particularly this 12th edition in conjunction with 13th VETOMAC 2017. This is the second instance of the workshop, and will include a presentation of the results of the survey conducted during the first workshop held in 2016.

Motivation – Engineering asset management encompasses all types of engineered assets including built environment, infrastructure, plant, equipment, hardware systems and components. This workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss ISEAM’s ongoing initiative to recognise academic programs at higher educational institutions (HEI’s). EAM covers a very wide multidisciplinary scope, thus, the key question is “what constitutes EAM body of knowledge (EAMBoK)?” ISEAM’s recognition, rather than statutory accreditation, has two fundamental aims:

  1. To provide assurance that “asset management” academic programs at HEIs address EAM body of knowledge;
  2. To encourage pedagogical and structured development of educational curricula, as well as research and training programmes that advance the EAM body of knowledge.


Joe Amadi-Echendu is a Professor of Engineering and Technology Management at the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Wyoming, USA, and DPhil in Control Engineering from University of Sussex, UK. In addition to scholarly review of manuscripts for several journals and international conferences, Prof Amadi-Echendu hosted 9th WCEAM 2014, and has published more than 150 papers in conference proceedings and journals, as well as chapters and editorship of books. Joe is a registered engineering professional in both UK and South Africa and has more than 32 years of work experience in industry and academia. He is editor-in-chief of Springer’s Engineering Asset Management Review Series, a director of ISEAM, board member IAMOT, and founding director of the Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Joe has received many local, national and international awards, and continues to teach and research asset management and technology commercialisation related subjects. He continues to carry out numerous consulting projects for both public and private sector organisations and businesses.

jess-kozmanFacilitated Workshop on Evaluating Data Management Maturity for Engineering Assets

Workshop Leader: This 1.5 hour workshop will be facilitated by Jess B. Kozman, Regional Representative for the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association.

Preamble – As asset-intensive industries recognize engineering asset data from critical infrastructure and facilities as a corporate asset, many find themselves unprepared to support projects that manage engineering asset data to support business intelligence or analytics. The goal of this workshop is to understand the elements of asset management capability maturity that are important in industries with a focus on efficient and safe operations.

Motivation – The workshop builds on work done at the Asset Institute at the Queensland University of Technology to develop a cross-industry Asset Management Capability Maturity Model (AMCaMM), and applies survey and benchmarking techniques developed for analyzing information management capability and complexity in other asset-intensive industries over the last two decades. Participants will evaluate their own organization’s capability maturity for the management of engineering asset data management, and the workshop facilitator will then lead an interactive workshop to learn how that evaluation can be used to benchmark against other organizations and industries, to select and define quick win projects for improving capability, to identify the best growth strategies for utilizing that data in support of business intelligence and analytics, and to find correlations with financial performance metrics that demonstrate the value of efficiently managed engineering asset data.


Jess B. Kozman is the Asia-Pacific regional representative for the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association, and the founder and Managing Director of CLTech Consulting Pte Ltd in Singapore, where he works as an independent data management practitioner. He is a globally recognized expert on aligning optimum accepted data management practices with organizational growth strategies, and has worked onsite for the largest oil and gas, mining, and oilfield services companies on the planet. He has over 30 years of experience in oilfield operations, IT management, service delivery, project management, and team development, and is a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator at data and information related conferences around the world. Mr. Kozman holds a patent for the application of predictive analytics to offshore oilfield production equipment, is the developer of the Business Intelligence Management Maturity Matrix Metrics Methodology (BIM5), and the trademarked PLANET strategy for aligning data management projects with the business.