With over 100 sessions focused on IBM Maximo Asset Management at IBM Pulse 2011
, it was hard to take in everything. Between the 9 User Group Meetings, the breakout sessions, the Industry Round Tables, the Birds of a Feather sessions, the Expo Hall Theater presentations and the Maximo Solution Center, I needed to be cloned about 10 times!
Similarly I would not do the event justice if I tried to net out all of the highlights in 1 blog entry. That is why you will see multiple entries covering multiple topics from within the event rolled out over the next few months. Stay connected to the blog and if you want to see a specific topic addressed sooner rather than later, please comment on the blog and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
So that brings me to today’s topic……..reporter coverage outside of the Maximo User Groups on Sunday. As you view the 13 interviews, you will see that these are candid interviews done by real people, real Maximo users………not actors! If you weren’t able to get your voice heard, I’m sure that there will be other opportunities, so don’t be discouraged.
Here are the highlights of the interviews captured during the User Groups:
- Jeff Seaward, MGI Maintenance Group Inc discussed the benefits of Maximo for Service Providers for the Utilities industry and specifically at their implementation at Nova Scotia Power
- Lee Blakemore, Vice President, WW IBM Maximo Sales discussed the excitement in the facilities space and how assets are getting smarter, especially in facilities
- Ray Brisbane, Total Resource Management (TRM) discussed how their Rules Manager product won the 2011 Innovation Award at the conference and how TRM customers are able to experience 50% ROI when deploying and managing Maximo
- Mike Popovic, Createch Group, a facilities service provider, discussed the benefits of Maximo for Service Providers within their parent company Bell Canada
- Craig Mackenzie, Ontracks Consulting discussed the Maximo Oil & Gas User Group and their role on the technical and business panels
- Yolanda Smith, GPSG/Johnson and Johnson, a Maximo user since 1997, discussed the Maximo Life Sciences User Group as well as their global rollout and upgrades over the years
- Matt Logsdon, Cohesive Information Solutions, Inc discussed their role on the Maximo Oil & Gas User Group panel as well as their Smart Planet award at the event
- Judith Cascio, EMA, Inc discussed their participation on the Utilities, Facilities and Transportation User Groups, as well as their role in the City of Corpus Christi implementation for a smart city and the importance of their transparent balanced score card to their citizens
- Bill Sawyer, Vice President, IBM Maximo discussed the Utilities User Group and how different companies with different approaches consistently achieve ROI savings and efficiencies, and benefit from sharing their stories at the Maximo User Groups
- Betsy Hillery, Purdue University shared her excitement about the Facilities Management User Group and how Maximo makes her “look good” by providing a flexible, dynamic, robust asset management solution that also addresses calibration, linear, mobile and provides Purdue with a dashboard to help them be a sustainable university
- Randy Oakes, General Dynamics shared highlights from the Facilities Management User Group, specifically their use of the Maximo Space Management for Facilities solution and how the Maximo strategy for sustainable smarter buildings resonates for them
- Al Berting, Calgary Catholic School District highlighted the efficiencies of making buildings smarter and how they were getting their success with Maximo into their classrooms
- Cyril Delaitre, SNCF – Rolling Stock Division shared highlights from the new Maximo Rail User Group as well as the Maximo Transportation User Group and the importance of configuration management and maintenance in the rail industry
Take a look at the interviews:
Stay tuned for more coverage from the event in future blogs.