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New Strategies for Asset Management in Utility Infrastructure

Bobbi Harris  (Executive Director, Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA))

Christian Nolden  (President USA, Groundline Engineering)

Gary Vondrasek  (Manager Telecom Sales & Services, Jacksonville Electric Authority)

Location: W230D

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Track: Utilities, State & Local Government

Topic: Broadband, Critical Infrastructure, IoT, Private Networks, Smart-X

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

City and utility hard infrastructure assets can benefit from technology innovations and strategic initiatives. New technologies for continuous testing reveal individual and overall asset performance, facilitating accurate maintenance planning and budget justification.

Automated risk assessments prioritize maintenance based on asset condition, location factors, and supply importance. Mapping the entire network's asset conditions with objective scores and risk modification factors efficiently addresses aging asset problems. When hard assets fail unexpectedly or are merely "unknown" status, cities and utilities may face public issues. These present safety and supply risks as they age. Asset and operations managers face greater challenges of effectively managing limited budgets to ensure the safety and sustainability of the infrastructure.

In this session, you will:
Learn about ways to increase the understanding of your on-the-ground assets through technology
Understand how to map network assets with new tech such as GPS and drones
Ensure the safety and sustainability of your network