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DistribuTech Conference, February 2019, New Orleans, LA

Learn how to use risk to drive effective asset-related decisions and optimize the life cycle cost of your assets at the DistribuTech Conference in New Orleans, LA.  John M. "Jack" Shearman, CEO of UMS Group, will be presenting on the Principles of Asset Management & Why Risk Matters and Best Practice Frameworks, Tools & Methods in Asset Risk Management on February 4, 2019 as part of DistribuTech's Utility University

The morning session will introduce Asset Risk in the context of using asset condition and consequence of failure to make Asset Management decisions more data-driven, a goal the industry has been pursuing for more than two decades.  The afternoon session will educate attendees on how to use risk to drive effective asset-related decisions and optimize the life cycle cost of their assets.  Utility case studies will also be discussed to demonstrate how these techninques have been used to drive improved asset management decision-making at leading utilities

For more information or to sign up for this event, visit Distributech's website or email us at

2018 Substation Best Practices Conference, October 22-24, 2018

UMS Group is proud to facilitate the 6th Annual Substation Best Practices Conference, hosted by Baltimore Gas & Electric on Monday, October 22nd through Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The focal points will be on substation construction, maintenance and asset management policies and practices. The objective will be to identify how companies are able to improve performance (both efficiency and effectiveness) of their substation personnel and assets. The conference will be comprised of a detailed look into Contractor Management, Commissioning, Asset Health/Economic Modeling, On-line Monitoring, Condition-based/Predictive Maintenance, Safety, Training/Augmented Reality, New Technology/Substation of the Future and Productivity Management/Continuous Improvement.

This event is for utilities only where the attendees can bring up issues they are having to see how other utilities are handling similar issues. We encourage early registration in order to reserve a seat. 

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CEATI'S Asset Management Conference, October 16-17, 2018, Newport Beach, California

UMS Group will be presenting a topic on Lessons Learned on the Road to ISO 55000 Certification at CEATI’s 2nd Annual Asset Management Conference on Tuesday, October 16th.  This presentation will describe the issues that Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) is addressing in their pursuit of ISO 55000 certification. 

The CEATI 2nd Annual Asset Management Conference will bring subject matter experts from around the world to provide insights on the corporate perspective of asset management.  In the various sessions of this conference, attendees will gain deeper understanding in the application of asset management in the electric utility context. The conference is aimed at industry professionals and will provide an exceptional opportunity to network with consultants, manufacturers, and other representatives from electric utilities.  See attached Agenda for more information or Contact Us if you are interested in learning more about ISO 55000 Certification.

Asset Management Information Hub: case study presented at the IAM AM Conference

Brian Kaiser presented his white paper “Asset Management Information Hub: A case study in effective, self-driven asset management tool development” at the IAM Asset Management Conference in London on November 22, 2017. The white paper, focusing on Brian’s experience in creating a knowledge center within a mid-sized electric utility, was well received by representatives across the rail, transport, and utility sectors. Presenters at the conference covered a wide range of pressing topics in asset management. Brian is an associate with UMS Group with asset management and operational experience in the electric utility industry.  For more information, please contact Brian at