JANUARY 20, 2021

9:00am-11:40am ET | 2:00pm-4:40pm GMT

Next & Best Practices:
From Asset Reliability To Digital Twins

Improving asset management by incorporating digital technologies is gathering pace due to the benefits delivered by such solutions in terms of minimizing unplanned downtime, reducing worker injuries and improving the financial performance of firms. By attending the Verdantix summit you will get wide-ranging insights from maintenance and engineering leaders, technology experts and Verdantix analysts on the next and best practices to enhance your asset performance management strategy.

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JANUARY 20, 2021

Next & Best Practices:
From Asset Reliability To Digital Twins

9.00am ET

2.00pm GMT

Live Video Introduction
10 minutes

Introduction: Asset Reliability Management Strategies And Technologies

Welcome to the expert-led Next & Best Practices virtual event series. Through live streaming video, panel discussions, downloadable research content, live product demonstrations and interactive polls you will have the opportunity to learn from expert presenters and Verdantix analysts.

9.10am ET

2.10pm GMT

Presentation Live Stream
30 minutes

GE Digital | Analytics Driven Operational Excellence

  • Paul Casto, Senior Industry Principal at GE Digital

Digital initiatives and technology spending in the oil & gas and chemical markets continue to surge with 90% of companies increasing spending on digital over the next two years and 87% indicating that they are using advanced analytics as they look to use data to increase productivity .1 But… According to Gartner, through 2022, only 20% of analytic insights will deliver business outcomes. Gartner also states that “80% of AI projects will remain alchemy, run by wizards whose talents will not scale in the organization.

How many times have you been part of a software implementation where you look up 12-18 months after go live and say “where’s the ROI? Did we move the needle?”. Many teams spend lots of time building the upfront business case to substantiate investment in software and analytics but fail to implement proper governance to track and measure their progress against the business case.

Data Science and analytics are powerful tools for any business, but the success and scalability is dependent on getting these insights into the hands of the people, business functions and work processes that ultimately are tasked with delivering businesses objectives and achieving operational excellence.

Join GE Digital to see how we are helping companies operationalize analytics technology embedded in the core work processes of your organization in the areas of safety, reliability, compliance and operational efficiency.

9.40am ET

2.40pm GMT

Live Video Stream
20 minutes

Using Technology To Optimize Maintenance During A Global Crisis

  • Malavika Tohani, Research Director, Operational Excellence at Verdantix
  • Paul Casto, Senior Industry Principal at GE Digital

Do you have a burning question to ask an expert on digital strategies to plan and optimize maintenance activities, especially given the current COVID-19 pandemic? This is your chance to get your question answered by experts who work with firms like yours on their maintenance strategies. You may have questions about digital tools that can support risk-based maintenance prioritization, out-of-the-box workflows for proactive maintenance and simulation tools for cost calculations.

10.00am ET

3.00pm GMT

Live Video Stream
30 minutes

Best Practices For Digitizing Industrial Asset Performance Management

  • Malavika Tohani, Research Director, Operational Excellence at Verdantix
  • Rory Davin, Catcher FPSO Asset Support Engineer at BW Offshore
  • Luigi Mazzarella, Plant Operations Manager at Gruppo Iren
  • Julian Zec, Senior Program Manager, Maintenance Optimization at Maersk Drilling

This panel discussion brings together corporate leaders responsible for implementing digital technologies for industrial asset management at their firms. Learn about the current state of best practices and new technologies to predict equipment failures, monitor the condition of assets and optimize maintenance activities. Gain practical insights from your peers on the emerging best practices to digitize asset management and achieve operational excellence.

10.30am ET

3.30pm GMT

Live Demo
20 minutes

Boosting Asset Management With Simulation Digital Twins

Aging infrastructure, regulatory compliance, sustainability and uncertain demand; organizations are facing increased pressure to prioritize investment with limited funds and plan for the future. These challenges are now driving adoption of technologies such as AI and simulation digital twins to minimise risk and maximize return across the entire asset lifecycle. This session will discuss how strategic and operational improvements are being delivered with simulation digital twins and how organizations in the energy, utility and manufacturing sectors have benefited from this innovation.

10.50am ET

3.50pm GMT

Live Demo
20 minutes

Democratizing Data Science For Industrial Engineers

11.10am ET

4.10pm GMT

Live Video Stream
30 minutes

Adding Value With Visual APM And Digital Twins

In this panel debate, learn from technology innovators and Verdantix analysts on how digital twin simulations increase user engagement and proactively identify risks to assets, workers or operations. The session will incorporate insights from live polling to benchmark your progress and your plans relative to your peer group.

What to expect

The Verdantix virtual event series combines Next Practices advice to inform your strategy with actionable Best Practices insights. The “Next & Best” events are delivered by Verdantix research experts, experienced corporate managers and recognized technology innovators.

Best practice insights from experienced managers

Next practice advice from technology innovators

Downloadable, high quality research content

Streaming video, live polling and ask the expert service

Research-based ideas for the new global context

Valuable real-world connections on a virtual platform

Ask The Expert

Get your voice heard and your question answered by one of our expert panel members using the moderated Q&A channel.

Live Polling

The most advanced live polling tools give you the opportunity to express your opinion and get a sense check on what your peer group thinks.

Virtual Exhibition

Explore new technologies, network with the expert innovators and schedule follow up meetings to inform your next practices.

Live Best Practice Discussions

Learn from the hard-won experience of managers as they discuss with Verdantix research leaders what went well – and what didn’t – with their digitization projects.

Mixed Media Presentations

Benefit from live video streaming of presenters and panel discussions as well as product demos and next and best practice content.

Active involvement for all attendees

Our virtual events combine live stream video, interactive tools, a technology exhibition room and different presentation formats to ensure all attendees can get involved as much as they want.

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Who attends

We welcome EHS & Operations professionals from global organizations representing a variety of industries.

Chief Operating Officer

VP/Dir of Operations

Process Safety Manager

Head/Dir Of Operational Excellence

Digital Expert

Asset Performance Manager

Head of Engineering

Head of Maintenance

Highlights coming soon!


Verdantix produces the ‘Next & Best’ Practices events on a complimentary basis for professionals who buy, implement and use technology and related services. The credentials of all registrants are reviewed and approved by Verdantix. Highlights of the event will be coming soon.




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Frequently asked questions

We’re happy to help answer any questions you have. You can email us at events@verdantix.com or see our FAQ section

What is the approval process to attend?

A Verdantix representative will review each registration and approve people registered with a work email address who are employed by organizations that buy the digital technologies and services presented in the virtual summit.

Is there a fee to attend?

There is no fee to attend for eligible corporate and public sector registrants.

Is the event content on-demand?

Yes, you will be able to access recorded content directly on the virtual event platform for up to 2 weeks after the event.

I am not a Verdantix research client can I attend?

Yes (if you meet the eligibility criteria).

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