Maintenance 4.0: Moving from Preventative to Predictive Maintenance DigiConnect overview

How are you optimizing maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency and profitability?

Optimizing maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency and profitability can be challenging. From niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization.

Maximizing the reliability and performance of assets, while predicting equipment failure to carry out preventative maintenance, requires a 21st-century solution, an industry-specific solution that reduces downtime while complying with strict legal and environmental regulations, and a software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency – Ready to scale and transform as your organization changes and grows.

During this Virtual Boardroom discussion, we will examine solutions to improve capital asset management in ways that increase reliability, enhance predictive maintenance, ensure regulatory compliance, reduce energy usage, and support sustainability initiatives.

Join Great Minds Group, Infor, and your industry peers as we discuss automating asset condition monitoring to incorporate innovative workflows that keep your organization up and running, improving productivity and profitability.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn to unlock the potential of Industry 4.0 for equipment and asset management
  • Understand why enterprise asset management must evolve into asset performance management
  • Find out how asset performance management can mature your asset maintenance processes


Gulf standard time
(GMT +4)
11:00 – 11:05 Opening remarks from Great Minds Group
11:05 – 11:15 Presentation: Maintenance 4.0 – Asset that matters

  • Sameer Makhija, Business Development Director IMEA, Asset Management, Infor
11:15 – 11:30 Keynote presentation: How to maximise the potential of maintenance 4.0?

  • Matthias Gentzik, Senior Manager – Smart Manufacturing, PwC
11:30 – 12:10 Panel discussion: Moving from preventative to predictive maintenance

  • Khaled Al Shami, Senior Director, Solution Consulting, Infor


  • Shams Dabbagh, Technical Director, Environmental Infrastructure Division, Marubeni
  • Bas Beemsterboer, Product and Industry Strategy Director, Infor
12:10 – 12:15 Closing remarks and end of the session


Sameer Makhija

Business Development Director IMEA, Asset Management, Infor

Sameer has been in the Enterprise Asset Management software industry most of his professional career in areas of Business Development, Solution Consulting and Project delivery.

For the last 20+ years, he has been responsible for architecting business critical projects aligned with Organization’s digital transformation initiatives in business areas related to Enterprise Asset Management, Business process automation, Contact Center, IT Service in industries ranging from Utilities, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Hospitality and many more.

Sameer has written thought leadership articles in various publications. In this age of networked Intelligence, Sameer has worked with customers to make maintenance organization more proactive. He has architected Enterprise Asset business solution for many enterprises and believes that ability of an organization to manage change is key to any project success.

Matthias Gentzik

Senior Manager – Smart Manufacturing, PwC

Matthias is Berlin based Senior Manager in PwC’s Smart Manufacturing practice where he is responsible for multi-site end-to-end improvement projects that support field operations, maintenance and reliability, turnarounds and operational performance.

He holds German-French double-degree business school from ESCE, Paris & HWR, Berlin.

With 12 years of global experience in asset intense and rotating equipment industries

Matthias is focused on leveraging smart, digital manufacturing to enable end-to-end improvement. He has delivered significant process optimizations coming along with cost savings through organizational changes on shopfloor level within various countries and different legal requirements.

Khaled Al Shami

Senior Director, Solution Consulting, Infor

Khaled Alshami is a Solutions Consultant and SME with 17 years’ experience. His industry experience includes Construction, Facilities Operations & Maintenance. He also has in-depth knowledge of various domains (EAM, CMMS, MRO, SCM, WMS, TMS, WFM). He is a Project Management professional with hands-on experience in Planning, Scheduling, Cost Management, Budgeting, Resources Management, Material Management, and Procurement Management.
Khaled is a technology advocate who is passionate about the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Predictive Analytics to provide ROI, process improvement, and increased efficiency.

Shams Dabbagh

Technical Director, Environmental Infrastructure Division, Marubeni

Shams has more than 30 years of extensive and diversified experience in responsible positions in the engineering and contracting, operations and maintenance, and utility sectors. Recently Technical Director at Marubeni Environmental Infrastructure Division. Previous posts included General Manager Jubail Brothers and Lootah BC Gas, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance Oil & Gas at the Consolidated Contractors Group of Companies (CCC) and Board Director and Deputy General Manager of Wood Group – CCC Limited, General Manager Middle East – ACWA Emirates LLC – a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCC that specializes in Air, Water, and Wastewater Treatment and Project Director for several large EPC and O & M projects. Earlier worked at ACWA Services Ltd. – the UK as Commercial Director, Contracts Coordinator, Projects cost coordinator and as Site Engineer at the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) – Kuwait.

Shams has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, Chico, USA.

Bas Beemsterboer

Product and Industry Strategy Director, Infor

Bas is the Product and Industry Strategy Director for Infor’s Enterprise Asset Management product, also known as Infor EAM. With 30 years of experience in this field, there is not an industry that he hasn’t been involved in from a sales or implementation perspective. Leveraging the versatility and configurability of the Infor EAM product has always been Bas’s passion, and the continued investment of Infor in this market-leading product as well as the surrounding technology make him a happy man professionally. In the little spare time that his work and family allow him, Bas plays guitar in a classic rock band.

Said Al Busaidi

Asset Performance Manager, Diam

Said Al Busaidi, Asset Performance Manager, Diam (public Authority of water). Said Al Busaidi is a Mechanical Engineer with 14 Years of maintenance experience. His industry experience includes maintenance of desalination plant, pumping station, transmission and distribution networks. He also has in-depth knowledge of Asset Management and Maintenance Strategy (PM, PdM, RCM and turnaround). He is an Asset performance professional with hands-on experience in Asset lifecycle management, Maintenance Planning, Scheduling, Risk Base Management, shutdown Management and Material Management.

Who Will Attend the ‘Maintenance 4.0: Moving from Preventative to Predictive Maintenance’ DigiConnect?

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief finance Officers
  • Asset Owners
  • Facility Owners
  • Heads, VPs and Directors
    • Maintenance
    • Operations
    • IT
    • Finance
  • Reliability Engineers

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