August 25, 2017

Tacoma Zach, Uberlytics

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Meet the Facilitator: Tacoma Zach

Panel: Asset Management / IoT Collaboration

FACILITATOR

 Tacoma Zach, CEO, Uberlytics

Tacoma is the author of “Criticality Analysis Made Simple” and thought leader in the area of complex facility criticality analysis. He was formerly Area Manager and Vice President with Veolia, most recently overseeing the Western US industrial operations, including refineries, production fields, remediation sites and maintenance facilities. Tacoma has managed numerous industrial and municipal operations and has spent the bulk of his career in the resource recovery business. He holds a BASc and MASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia Canada.

 

PANELISTS:

 Jim Dieter, Executive Director, ALN

Jim Dieter is the Executive Director of the Asset Leadership Network and an Asset Management expert and consultant with experience spanning multiple Asset Management sectors.

Organizations served include Northrop Grumman, CSC, Honeywell, SAIC, Sunflower Systems, New York Power Authority, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Commerce, Social Security Administration, NASA, EPA, Department of Education, and various Department of Defense components.

As a leader in the international Asset Management community, Jim is head of US Delegation to ISO TC/251 for ISO 55000, has written seven ASTM Asset Management standards, and is a member of the Institute of Asset Management and the NPMA.

Under Jim’s leadership, the vision of the Asset Leadership Network is to increase the awareness of private industry, public organizations and government entities regarding the application and use of ISO 55000 to realize the full value of their assets through managing risk and opportunity in order to achieve the desired balance of cost, risk and performance.

 

Jim Good, President, Parkview Advisors

Jim is the founder of Parkview Advisors, a firm focused on helping water utilities make the most of every dollar. Clients include municipal water systems, contract operations service providers, technology firms, equipment manufacturers, and start-ups.

With over 25 years in the water sector, Jim has led or held senior positions at large public and private sector utilities including the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Veolia Water’s West Region and the California Water Service Group.

Prior to working for Cal Water, Jim was Director of Congressional Relations for the National Association of Water Companies. Jim began his career with a stint on Capitol Hill where he worked for U.S. Representative and Senator Harry Reid in a variety of legislative roles.

A Californian by birth and a Yinzer by choice, Jim was graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a BA in Government, and in 2000 from Golden Gate University with an MS in Finance.

 

Chibby Alloway, Principle/Sr. Client Manager, Woodard & Curran

Chibby has over 40 years of general management, design, build and operational experiences in the water and wastewater utility industry. His work experiences have provided him with a comprehensive perspective for management of industrial and municipal water and wastewater operations. His background spans from managing a small municipal wastewater facility, to managing a water and wastewater engineering and operations business unit with over 70 municipal and industrial clients, to serving as the Chief Technical Officer of the largest operations company in the United States. Chibby has worked on various Water Environment Federation committees for over 25 years. He currently serves on the annual WEFTEC Technical Committee, Steering Committee, and Facility Operations and Maintenance Symposium.

 

SESSION

Panel: Asset Management / IoT Collaboration

Infrastructure across all sectors within North America is in a precarious situation; historically underfunded, under-maintained and under-improved. Apart from those common elements each sector has unique characteristics and challenges, some of which are political in addition to just capital and adopting new technology . This infrastructure panel of experts will be represented from across the public asset infrastructure silos covering rail, public roads and bridges, municipal water and wastewater, power, federal, and public finance, and will provide three common discussion points: the greatest challenge facing that silo, the greatest opportunity of that silo, the greatest personal frustration from that silo.

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