PMI Singapore Chapter

MIIP: Driving Digitalisation in Brownfield Industrial and Energy Projects

MIIP: Driving Digitalisation in Brownfield Industrial and Energy Projects

MIIP Special Interest Group presents:
Case Study: Data-driven integrated approach to project delivery - Sydney Water Project

Driving Digitalisation in Brownfield Industrial and Energy Projects




  • The future of delivering large complex infrastructure & industrial projects are fundamentally dependent on data and efficient & effective movement of data between disparate systems and applications.
  • Sydney Water Southern Region project is an example of successful integration of disciplines of Software Engineering, Project Management and Design Engineering for data-driven project delivery.
  • The Digital Transformation path will define “the project of the future” with special attention to Design philosophy and technology selection, Data-centric execution, and smooth transition into Operations, maintenance, and reliably.
  • Digitalisation is also key to reducing Operational Cost by prolonging asset life and reliability, increasing effectiveness of project management and de-risking project lifecycle. The use of Digital Twins to model complex asset information and transform the typical engineering, operation, maintenance and interaction with asset.
  • Real-time practices and digital tools including Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Language (ML) further enhance asset reliability information, getting a better handle of known asset and equipment lifespan that enable effective preventive maintenance and optimize shutdown planning.

Case Study: Sydney Water Southern Region Project: Data-driven integrated approach to project delivery

This presentation will illustrate how Sydney Water accelerated its journey to a more data-driven integrated approach to project delivery by outsourcing the construction and maintenance of Sydney’s Southern Region to a Joint Venture.

This approach provided an opportunity to re-imagine and re-design the entire approach for data management, systems integration, project controls, and project management. From the outset, this ongoing project is designed to be scalable, portable, and transferable - branded as ‘Project-in-a-Box’.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Different emerging digital trends in the lifecycle of Energy and Industrial projects.
  • How digitalisation can be integrated at any phase of the project to improve project outcomes.
  • Gain an understanding of the roles and importance of having a well-considered solutions architecture, systems integration, flow and capture of data in delivering efficient projects.
  • Understand the challenges in bringing traditional approaches together to Project Management with Software Engineering & Design Engineering.
  • How digitalisation improves the speed and quality of decision making across the entire organisation by providing the right information at the right time and how Digital Twins can be useful in brownfield environments for industrial and energy projects.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance, challenges and best practice of a data-driven approach;
  • Identify the key skills and expertise required to deliver more successful projects;
  • Adapt and embrace a new approach to Brownfield project delivery / to approach digitalisation in infrastructure projects;
  • Identify the key components in the setup and operation of a Digital Management Office (DMO);
  • How to prepare for a new norm in construction.

Presentation and Discussion Method:
Panel discussion and presentation held via Zoom.

About the Speakers and Panel:

Henry Okraglik

Henry Okraglik

Global Director, WSP Digital, WSP Australia

Mr. Henry Okraglik is an experienced leader and team builder with a record of delivering successful innovative projects. Henry established WSP Digital 10 years ago, and in that time led numerous complex technology projects and implementation teams for customers in a variety of sectors in a number of countries. He has built WSP Digital into a highly respected global technology and software engineering division.

Henry holds four international patents as an inventor and has assisted many customers in their digital transformation journeys by introducing both small and large innovations to their systems, processes, and interactions, as well as their employees and customers.

Henry has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Melbourne, A Masters of Arts from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York (UK), and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management

Michael Gardner

Michael Gardner

Project Manager, WSP Digital, WSP Australia

Mr. Michael Gardner has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, managing teams, projects, and systems over that time, as well as stints working as a software developer and business analyst.

Michael has worked for WSP Digital for 4 years and in that time has led a number of large, complex system implementations and projects using both agile software development methodologies as well as more traditional project methodologies such as PMP. Michael has worked managing system implementations across a number of industries in both India and Australia.

Michael is a Certified Agile Project Manager and holds a Diploma of Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management.


Sybil Tan

Sybil Tan

Director, Major Projects Advisory and Asset management, SEA region, KPMG Singapore


Ms. Sybil Tan is a director in the Major Projects/ Asset Management(AM) Advisory Team in KPMG Singapore. She leads the team in delivering Construction as well as AM based projects in the region. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer (ICE) and Certified Project Manager with over 20 years of technical and industry experience in civil and structural projects, including rail, utilities, and built environment. She is also working with various infrastructure clients on digital strategies as well as implementation planning e.g. Data & Analytics in Infrastructure, BIM strategies, Digital Twin strategies, AI for maintenance optimisation etc.
Prior to KPMG Singapore, Sybil was working for International Engineering firms in the UK and Singapore and therefore presents a wide view of the Infrastructure sector to the experience


Irene Wilson

Irene Wilson

Vice President, Digital Customer Solutions, SEA and China, Worley, Singapore

Ms. Irene Wilson has over 20 years' experience leading multi-billion dollar, cross-border, infrastructure, and energy projects with high technology solutions. She has on-ground expertise in construction execution of EPC projects in South East Asia, China, Europe, and West Africa with major International Oil Companies like Total, Equinor (Statoil), BP, Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil. Irene has been based in Singapore for almost 7 years. Irene has been leading the global efforts with the Data Science Worley team on Predictive Analytics applied to project controls data for Major Projects in Worley.

Irene holds a BEng (H) in Mechanical Engineering with Energy Resources Engineering from Heriot-Watt Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), an MBA in Technology Management by The Open University (UK/Hong Kong) and a Master of Law (LL.M), with specialisation in Energy Law by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (UK).


Peter Scaife

Peter Scaife

Vice President, Digital Business Development, Middle East and Africa, Worley, Oman

Mr. Peter Scaife is currently Vice President - Worley Digital Business Development for the Middle East and Africa Region. Throughout his tenure, Peter has been responsible for innovation, automation and digitalisation as well as managing teams of systems experts.  He’s been an integral contributor to projects of national importance and mega projects in various sectors including up / mid / downstream energy, mining and minerals and petrochemical space.  A few highlight reel projects include Dow Polyethylene Train 3 and Suncor Fort Hills in Canada, PDO Rabab Harweel Integrated Project in Oman and Exxon Tapis in Kuala Lumpur.

Key focus areas for digitalisation and automation include TIC reductions, faster start-up and accelerated schedule and quality improvements.

Harihara S

Harihara Subramanian

Chapter President, Chair of MIIP-SIG & PoY Awards, PMI Singapore Chapter

Mr. Harihara is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008, serving the PMI Singapore Chapter as President, Chair of MIIP and Chair of Project of the Year Awards. For the past 20 years, he has successfully delivered various EPC industrial projects/programs. He has worked in Singapore, France, India regions. Hands-on experience in leading the project delivery with a cross-functional global team, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, business development across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech infrastructure, Semicon, photovoltaic industries, petrochemical, chemical, refinery, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollution abatement projects. He has worked with leading multinational engineering firms.

Harihara is a chemical engineer, has an EMBA degree, from Rutgers Business School, USA and a Master of Science (CIM) from NTU Singapore. He has delivered various keynotes speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence.


Event Particulars

DateWednesday, 14 October 2020

Time (SGT): 7pm - 9pm (SGT timezone is GMT+8, start equivalent to 7am ET / 1pm CET / 3pm GST)

Virtual Venue: Zoom. Access details will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event and on the day itself. 

PDUs: 2 Technical (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Registration deadline: Registration closes at 5 pm on the day of the event (14th Oct) or when maximum capacity is reached.

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Event Properties

Event Date 14-10-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 14-10-2020 9:00 pm
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Cut off date 14-10-2020 5:10 pm
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