OPEX Western Australia 2019

25 - 27 November, 2019 | Novotel Perth Langley

Pre- Conference Workshops: Monday, 25th November 2019

Workshop A

8:00 am - 10:30 am Leadership & Change Management: The Importance of Engaging and Effectively Leading Your Staff thorough the Operational Excellence Journey

Steve Mitchinson - A/ Driver and Vehicle Services General Manager, Department of Transport WA
This interactive workshop is designed for operational excellence and business improvement professionals who are leading on change within the culture of their organisations. This workshop will explore how an optimised operational environment can lead to increased customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

How you will benefit from this workshop?

By attending this 2.5 hour workshop, you will understand and learn the following:
  • Where to start? Engaging your staff early in the transformation- before technology
  • Re- engineering your workplace culture to support operational excellence
  • The importance of growing internal units to support business growth
  • How you can improve business efficiencies to become more cost efficient
  • Understanding ways to engage the internal culture for change
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Steve Mitchinson

A/ Driver and Vehicle Services General Manager
Department of Transport WA

Workshop B

10:30 am - 1:00 pm Asset Optimisation- Mining Oil/ Gas Specific: Reducing Cost and Optimising Processes for Mining, Oil & Gas

Mark Griffin - Director of the Future of Work Institute, Curtin University
This workshop will aim to discuss how you can transform the maintenance management process to increase productivity and profitability through operational excellence improvements such as the automation of work management stages.

The session is designed for OPEX leaders in the mining or oil & gas sector who are currently embarking on a digital transformation journey. 

How you will benefit from this workshop?

By attending this 2.5 hour workshop, you will understand and learn the following:
  • Strategies to ensure efficient and effective maintenance through data science
  • Supporting transformation through technology such as AI & Machine learning
  • Optimizing asset management processes and making them more efficient
  • Predictive maintenance and increasing productivity
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Mark Griffin

Director of the Future of Work Institute
Curtin University

Workshop C

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Data Driven Decision Making: Building the Capability to Analyse and Understand Operational Data: Learnings from the DFES in Utilising the Wealth of Data and Talent Available to Better Inform Emergency Management Decisions Across WA

Jared Ebrall - Manager Operational Information Systems Brach, Department of Fire & Emergency Services
The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) has been collecting emergency response information for two decades. Recently they have begun to tap into that wealth of data with the intent of using it to drive informed decision making. This session will discuss how they approached the challenge of analysing and utilising this data. It will also address the cultural shift that is accompanying this transformation. 

This workshop is aimed at OPEX professionals, aiming to better understand how data can be used and analysed to support your OPEX strategy.

How you will benefit from this workshop?

By attending this 2.5 hour workshop, you will understand and learn the following:
  • Understand the importance of investing into the quality and reliability of data to ensure its usability in decision making 
  • How DFES is using this information for capability planning into the future
  • Using data as the backbone of all business transformation initiatives to assist the decision making process for senior executives
  • Becoming more efficient in the analysis of data and relaying this information back to the business
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Jared Ebrall

Manager Operational Information Systems Brach
Department of Fire & Emergency Services