PMI Singapore Chapter

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20201014 MIIP

MIIP Specific Interest Group presents:
Case Study: Data-driven integrated approach to project delivery - Sydney Water Project & Driving Digitalisation in Brownfield Industrial and Energy Projects- Presentation & Panel discussion


  • 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 the 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 the 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 the asset.
  • Real-time practices and digital tools including the 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)

Cost:a nominal 5 SGD to ensure only serious registrations due to limited capacity

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

 Registration Virtual

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Driving Digitalisation in Major Infrastructure Projects: What can we do now for the future?

Case Study: Crossrail – The Creation of a Digital Railway


  • The push towards digitalisation has been rapidly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of infrastructure projects requires both an understanding of how digital transformation can be implemented and how to embrace digitalisation to stay competitive by bringing change to the future of the infrastructure industry.
  • Projects are getting more and more complex involving increased stakeholder coordination. The use of digital and the need to have a digital strategy in place is critical to ensure success.
  • Identifying the appropriate competencies involves combining the right level of social interaction with the right depth of knowledge of the design process and the use of BIM tools.
  • Major projects are of a long duration and need to be agile enough to accommodate innovation and advances in technology to ensure requirement changes and expectations are met.

Case Study: Crossrail – The Creation of a Digital Railway

This session will illustrate how Crossrail created its digital and data environment with practical examples and lessons learned in smart information management and creating a digital BIM environment, including:

  • Digital basics: what is really needed to drive better outcomes;
  • Creating a true collaborative data environment;
  • How to encourage innovation.

Lessons learned and problem areas are highlighted, but the evidence of benefits in going digital – by focusing on the endgame and reshaping work practices into workflows with digital tools - is made clear to those who want to improve both their project and infrastructure performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the roles of and importance of a Digital Management Office (DMO) within a project organisation;
  • Gain an understanding of the setup and challenges of operating a DMO;
  • Understand what are the digitalisation strategies that can increase management effectiveness and productivity;
  • Understand how projects can accommodate innovation and technology changes;
  • Understand the key issues for creating a digital strategy;
  • Be aware of how environmental and health requirements will impact the new normal in construction;
  • Be aware of the skillsets of the people involved.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate how 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 with a case study, on (online collaboration platform)

You are welcome to join the MIIP LinkedIn Group as well.

To submit any questions beforehand, please contact Harihara.

About the Speakers and Panel:

Mr Eugene Seah

Mr. Eugene Seah

Senior Director
Surbana Jurong Group Singapore

Mr. Eugene Seah spearheads and oversees the Surbana Jurong Group’s special projects and strategic initiatives, in particular, the Group’s Key Account Management Office, Digital Management Office, and Sustainability and Resiliency Office. He is also a Director on the Boards of Threesixty Cost Management and Threesixty Contract Advisory, for which his knowledge and expertise help to fortify the business thrust of the Group.

Apart from his extensive experience in Quantity Surveying, Eugene injects sustainability value management and green approaches into his work to achieve project efficiency. He is a Green Mark professional and is knowledgeable in the field of sustainable buildings. He is also an Accredited Adjudicator under the Singapore Mediation Centre and a registered Mediator in the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

Eugene works on enhancing productivity in Design and Construction and research on Computational BIM, xR and other productivity enhancement topics for the Surbana Jurong Group. His effort has won him several awards for SJ, including RICS Construction Professional of the Year (2019).

Malcolm Taylor

Mr. Malcolm Taylor

Head of Technical Information
Crossrail, UK

Expert Advisor, Digital Crossrail International

Mr. Malcolm Taylor is a specialist in digitalisation and the creation, implementation and application of Project Information Management (PIM) on major projects. He is a Chartered Engineer and has over 40 years of international experience in program and project management, design and construction of major transport infrastructure schemes, Caribbean, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

Malcolm is a leading exponent of the UK’s drive for PIM and Building Information Management (BIM) maturity in client organisations, using digital technologies. He was a contributor to the UK BIM Task Group, is part of the current UK BIM Alliance initiative.

More recently, Malcolm was responsible for the development of digital and technical information strategies as well as BIM, computer-aided design, document management, Crossrail’s geographic information system (GIS), cybersecurity, and asset information management.


Prakash RS

Mr. Prakash S Ramakrishnan

Co-Chair MIP SIG

Deputy Director, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Mr. Prakash is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineer’s Board Singapore and has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of project development from conceptualisation and planning, design, contract administration, construction and project management for several building and infrastructure projects both in Singapore and Asia.

His particular specialisation is in prefabrication technology.  His career has spanned both the public and private sectors where he has been involved in multiple roles including the review of public sector infrastructure projects, consultancy and the execution of major infrastructure projects. More recently he has been involved in the setup and operation of the Project Management and Governance office for the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project.


Steve Griffin

Mr. Steve Griffin

Executive Director
Gammon Construction Ltd
Hong Kong

Mr Steve Griffin is responsible for commercial and procurement at Gammon who are committed to further their business by way of innovation and technological applications to reach their goal of integrated digital project delivery. Prior to Gammon, Steve served as a Deputy Director (Contracts & Procurement) at LTA Singapore.

He previously served as General Manager, Procurement and contracts in MTR Corporation Ltd responsible for all MTR’s business activities in Hong Kong and departmentally providing commercial advice to the company’s overseas wholly owned entities. Prior to MTR, he worked for contractors both in HK and UK latterly as GM of Amec Construction in HK. Steve is a fellow of CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) United Kingdom.

Harihara s

Mr. Harihara Subramanian

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

Mr. Harihara is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering various large EPC industrial projects & programs in Singapore, India and France. He has hands-on experience in cross-functional team leadership, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, and business development, across various industrial sectors such as hi-tech Infrastructure, Semicon, photovoltaic industries, petrochemical, chemical, refinery, pharmaceuticals, environmental projects. He is currently working for an engineering firm Worley.

Harihara is the president of the PMI Singapore Chapter, has volunteered on various roles for many years for the development of vibrant PM community in Singapore. In addition, Harihara delivered speeches at international conferences in the context of Project Management excellence.

Event Particulars

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Time (SGT): 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (GMT+8) - Welcome from 6.40pm SGT to network

Venue: virtual conference & networking platform (the same one will be used for the 15th Symposium on 27-28 August - this is a great way to try it out beforehand - click here for the virtual venue description

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