Scores of FMs attend Maximo Middle East Conference
Experts gather to discuss asset lifecycle maintenance and management
Hundreds of facilities managers, production, transportation, IT and asset life-cycle professionals attended the sixth biennial Maximo Middle East User Group Conference recently.
The event was organised by eSolutions, a provider of IBM Maximo, for analysts to share their experiences and expertise and to discuss developments in asset life cycle maintenance and life cycle management at the Zabeel Saray Hotel, Dubai.
“In today’s world, buildings, public infrastructure and industrial facilities are increasingly complex requiring the right management systems, business process and strategies for their smooth operation,” said Gaby Matar, group managing partner, eSolutions.
“This conference focuses on solutions that help organisations enhance the visibility, control and automation of their business and IT assets, allowing them to take smarter decisions. Smarter decisions can mean cost savings, new efficiencies, better workforce management and better outcomes for our environment, which is why we’ve chosen ‘Smarter Decisions’ as this year’s conference theme.”
Guests included Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA), Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), EFM, Emaar and Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).
The challenge for many organisations is the continued maintenance and management of such facilities as airports, sea ports, transport systems, telecommunications networks, public utilities and industrial facilities.
Large facilities and infrastructure projects have to manage a wide range of critical assets to continue operations. Many of these assets can prove to be critical to the efficient facility management and if not properly inventoried, maintained and replaced, they can cause significant disruption to the airport operations.
"Many of the Middle East’s largest facilities are just as sophisticated as their counterparts in longer established markets, if not more so and they’re always looking for new ways to improve their operations,” added Matar.
eSolutions has represented IBM Maximo in the Middle East since 1996 and has trained over 25,000 Middle East Maximo users in the past 14 years.