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Day 2

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration & networking coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening remarks from conference chair



09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Project Interface Management practices in Gulf region organisations: PIM multi-dimensional classification model

Fayez Al Badri, ERP Expert-Asset Management & HSEQ Specialist, ADMA - OCPO
  • Examining cross–industry projects and the effectiveness of current Interface Management practices across the Gulf region using a multi-dimensional PIM classification model that incorporates key Interface Management principles, components, features and attributes
  • Gauging the level of formalisation and effectiveness of the adopted Interface Management approaches and applied practices
  • Emphasising the Project Manager’s understanding and commitment to Interface Management for the importance of project success
  • Conclusion: Emphasising the importance of weaving Interface Management into adopted project management approaches and practices in the Gulf Region

Fayez Al Badri

ERP Expert-Asset Management & HSEQ Specialist
ADMA - OCPO

09:50 AM - 10:30 AM Interactive Roundtable: Maintenance of existing facilities and the impact on current project delivery

Obiora Ilora, Interface Manager, National Engineering and Technical Company - a Subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Coorporation (NNPC)
  • Visibility of interface risk elements: An enabler to brownfield project execution planning
  • How well established are interfaces on an existing facility?
  • How can we guarantee minimal impact on operations/production during project delivery?
  • Are current approaches to Interface Management practices sufficient? This discussion will be led by the facilitator, but involve all participants tackling specific challenges in this space, before the groups deliver back their findings providing all participants with a range of practical solutions to take back to your teams.

Obiora Ilora

Interface Manager
National Engineering and Technical Company - a Subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Coorporation (NNPC)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning break and networking opportunity



  • Evaluating cross-sector approaches to implementing interface management
  • What can we learn from each other?
  • What are the common challenges and how best can they be overcome?
  • Is it possible to cooperate?

John Thropp

Interface Lead, Maria project
Wintershall Norge AS

Armando Bianco

Interface Manager
SAIPEM

Mads Bernitt

Interface Manager
Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH

Doug Steptoe

Principle Systems Engineer
Mott MacDonald

Hadi Sanei

Associate Director, Rail
CH2M

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM The importance of integrating Interface Management solutions from the onset: The contractors view

Tom Arnfinn Haugen, Manager Interface Management Projects, Eastern Region, FMC Technologies
  • Comparing different project owners and their focus on Interface Management with a focus on setting up their Interface Management Systems
  • Assessing interface management strategies right for your project
  • Pre-planning the Interface Management process and strategy to ensure early team alignment
  • Standardised/pre-defined Interfaces Management solutions across all work packages to ensure efficiency and productivity
  • Alignment of plans between Interface Partners to avoid changes and possible schedule/cost impact

Tom Arnfinn Haugen

Manager Interface Management Projects, Eastern Region
FMC Technologies

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch and networking opportunity



1:20 PM - 2:00 PM Project Cost Containment – How Combining Proven Practices Achieves New Beneficial Results

Kelly Maloney, Senior Product Manager, Coreworx Inc.
  • Ensure project teams have the data information they need to make better decisions
  • Help to better manage work scope and reduce change orders
  • Improve contract compliance
  • Improve project execution
  • Help manage costs

Kelly Maloney

Senior Product Manager
Coreworx Inc.

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM UK rail infrastructure projects: An overview of technical Interface Management practices

Derek Price, Principal Programme Engineer, Network Rail
  • In-depth analysis of the factors which drive the form and scale of application of techniques, and tailoring of practices to suit project circumstances
  • Detailed overview of the range of infrastructure projects scale and complexity currently underway by Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects Division – totaling £24.9 billion
  • Specific examples will include;Integrated Engineering Lifecycle, use of N^2 diagrams, Interface Definition Documents, System Architecture Frameworks

Derek Price

Principal Programme Engineer
Network Rail

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Afternoon break and networking opportunity



3:10 PM - 3:50 PM Front end planning, engineering and design: Managing the disconnect between engineering and construction

Hadi Sanei, Associate Director, Rail, CH2M
• Front end planning, engineering and design: Managing the disconnect between engineering disciplines
• Industry sector / domain interface standardization: Resource saving
• Internal interface across a multitude of contractors, mindsets and frameworks
• Establishing buy in from all of your stakeholders when working in different times zones and different systems

Hadi Sanei

Associate Director, Rail
CH2M

3:50 PM - 4:15 PM Closing remarks from conference chair



4:15 PM - 4:50 PM Conference close

Thank you for attending and we look forward to seeing you again next year!