SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
Meet the Speakers:
Sam Paske, MCES
Tacoma Zach, Uberlytics
Session: Avoiding Risky Business: Creating a Framework for Effectively Managing Risk
Avoiding Risky Business: Creating a Framework for Effectively Managing Risk
Sam Paske, Assistant General Manager, Metropolitan Council of Environmental Services
Tacoma Zach, CEO, Uberlytics
Serving nearly 3 million people in the Twin Cities, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) partners with 109 local government customers to reclaim over 250 million gallons of wastewater every day to protect public health, be a good neighbor, enable growth and support the region’s economy.
In 2016, MCES launched an asset management program to address challenges of aging assets, rising debt service costs, knowledge loss, and increasing regulatory requirements.
Creating a framework for identifying and managing risk is central to the success of an asset management program. MCES identified criticality analysis as a key first step in setting up the AM program for sustainable success. Through the first phases of criticality analysis and other risk discovery efforts, MCES now has a more complete risk and criticality profile of their facilities and operations leading to:
• Capital planning will now be based on criticality and driven by risk, not geography
The improved knowledge of risk throughout the organization is creating the framework for better risk-based decision making across all aspects of the business including operations, EH&S and maintenance and reliability.