Fresh from the UK & Ireland Maximo User Group in Belfast last week, our Managing Director Donna McWilliams shares her key highlights from the event.

First up was the networking evening the night before the conference, held at the iconic Titanic Hotel. It is a fun evening of catching up with likeminded individuals, passionate about Maximo. It's not a technical event and is very driven towards the end user. The people who attend are very open about their experiences, positive and negative and it is a great way to learn lessons from other people and other industries who have been there and done it.

The conference kicked off with Wightlink and their experiences with IOT monitoring and advanced visualisation to tackle issues around reliability and performance. There were great examples of how 3D modelling worked to scan the ship with the scan being integrated with Maximo. Also the scan took one day, compared to the previous modelling which can take at least six months.

Next up was Full Circle Generation talking about their Maximo Journey, implementing Maximo for a waste management plant. Alan Cassells candidly talked about their challenges around data, user adoption and running paper systems during roll-out and how they overcame these challenges. They have already realised benefits around stores and inventory control, cost reporting, backlog visibility and compliance measurement.

Drax Power and Bouygues both gave presentations on their experiences in implementing Scheduling tools. They had very different stories with tough challenges – particularly around data, and adoption/change management (this seemed to be a recurring theme throughout the day). Richard from Drax said that the user groups helped them in their decision making and learning from other people’s experiences.

Dave Gasdia joined us virtually to talk about the Maximo Application Suite (MAS8). They shared the roadmap for fixes and improvements throughout the year and into 2023.

And to top the presentations off, Doug Coombs of IBM blew us all away with his presentation about the Mayflower Autonomous Vessel. It’s an incredible feat of engineering and the use of AI technology. Have a look here -

Here are some dates for your diary for upcoming Maximo User events:

  • Maximo Energy Forum – June 30, 2022 – Aberdeen
  • UK & Ireland Maximo User Group - December 1, 2022 – London