Keynote Speakers

Learn from Value Analysis Canada’s 2017 Value Summit Keynote Speakers how simple and reliable value creation is achieved in Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Business Strategies, and personal development and achievement.
 
Achieving “value-for-money” in P3 projects. The Public-Private Partnership (P3) procurement model is being used across North America to bring value to projects. Jeff Plant, a former VP with Infrastructure Ontario and now Technical Director on the $4 billion new Champlain Bridge project will show why the P3 model is a reliable method of value creation in major public infrastructure projects.
 
Alcoa and its Strategic Value Management program. Learn how one of Canada’s leading innovators in the aluminum industry has utilized VM to great success throughout the world  USA, Spain, Iceland, Norway, Australia, South America… Be inspired by the Value Creation that Alcoa has achieved through their initial use of VM in Canada to their  use of VM throughout the world.  An inspiring presentation by Martin Chayer, Director, Global Capital Management who will demonstrate that VM has no frontiers!
 
Strategic Value Management delivers business strategy. Michel Thiry, PMI Fellow, and award winning Value Management and project management author will inspire you to use Value Management to define, prioritize and select business initiatives in order to make strategic decisions to create value.

Do you find completing a Value study to be a challenge? Mylène Paquette is the first person from the American continent to row solo across the Atlantic, in 129 days.  Mylène will share her inspiring story and the keys to success in preparation, perseverance in adversity and confidence in the outcome. All of which apply to when leading your team on the Value Management journey to success. 
 
Rapid Transit, Metrolinx. Metrolinx is undertaking the largest transit build in Canadian history and is in the process of delivering over $32 billion in transit projects with 31 municipalities. With Gerry Chaput's strong team in the Capital Projects Group and transit partners at Infrastructure Ontario, municipalities and transit authorities, they are delivering and overseeing the large and growing program of transit expansion projects in the GTHA.
 

 

Mylène Paquette

You find it hard to prepare and moderate a Value study?

On November 12 2013, Mylène Paquette became the first person from the American continent to cross the Atlantic, rowing, solo! 129 days between Halifax in Canada and Lorient in France. This challenge, which took many years to prepare, was hard to achieve. During 45 of the first 60 days, she had to stay in the cabin or be immobilized due to weather conditions.

At this stage, many of us would have turned around. Mylène never gave up and faced a dozen of major storms who capsized her ship 10 times and broke navigation instruments essential to the crossing. Mylène will share her adventure and passion. This passion allowed her to prepare her trip, cross the ocean and continue towards new horizons such as telling us all about it.


Jeff Plant
Technical Director

Signature on the St. Laurent Group

The Public Private Partnership (P3) procurement model is being promoted across North America as the most effective procurement and contracting model to deliver value for money, on-time delivery and life cycle reliability. Jeffrey Plant, a former Vice President with Infrastructure Ontario is now Technical Director on the $4 Billion new Champlain Bridge Project.

Mr. Plant will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the P3 model, the relationship between "value for money" and value analysis, and show why, on balance, the P3 model is the most effective method of implementing major public infrastructure projects.


Martin Chayer
Director Global Capital Management

In 2014, Alcoa Corporation realizes, through different analysis, that an important potential for increasing the value of the capital investments was possible with the implementation of different levers.

An Excellence Management program of Capital Investment is implemented to optimize the value. Its primary mission is to release capital within the available financial resources while optimizing the value of investments. This program covers all the Alcoa Group's plants around the world.

Among these levers, Value Analysis has proven to be an efficient tool in this process. This program will be presented during Martin’s speech.

Martin started his career as Process Engineer at the Alcoa Deschambault Smelter in 1996 and transferred to Maintenance in 2001 in a Management role. Martin Chayer joined the ABI Maintenance team as Manager in 2004 et played a subject matter expert role for equipment reliability until he joined the Ma’aden team as Maintenance Manager, a mega project in Saudi Arabia, including construction and startup of the plant. After this mandate of 5 years he is now directing the capital projects for Alcoa Corporation with an initial mandate to implement Value Analysis in all Alcoa installations worldwide.


Michel Thiry

Michel Thiry has over 35 years worldwide professional experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program and value and has supported the development and implementation of a number of strategic programs for large multinational organizations, including their restructuring as Project-Based Organizations (PBO). For the last 15 years, Michel has provided his expertise to major organizations, in various fields, including construction, financial, pharmaceutical, IT and IS, telecom, water treatment, transportation (air and rail), local government and others.

He is a regular Keynote Speaker for major International events and Seminar Leader for PMI® SeminarsWorld since 2001. He has written and lectured widely in International forums, both at the Academic and Practice levels. In addition to his book “Value Management Practice”, published by the PMI®, he has written a number of book chapters in prominent PM books. His book “Program Management” has been published in August 2010.

Michel was elected PMI Fellow for his continued contribution to project management and in 2007 he was nominated Fellow of the Association for Project Management. In 2008, he was awarded a Life Achievement Award by Value Analysis Canada.


Gerry Chaput, P.Eng.
Vice President, Rapid Transit

Metrolinx is undertaking the largest transit build in Canadian history and is in the process of delivering over $32 billion in transit projects with 31 municipalities. With his strong team in the Capital Projects Group and transit partners at Infrastructure Ontario, municipalities and transit authorities, they are delivering and overseeing the large and growing program of transit expansion projects in the GTHA. The program includes planning and construction of five new Light Rail Transit systems, Bus Rapid Transit improvements and the GO Regional Express Rail initiative.

Prior to joining Metrolinx, Gerry was an Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Transportation delivering an annual capital program of approximately $3 B – one of the largest capital programs in the provincial government. Over his 29 years with the ministry, Gerry worked in various areas of the province, gathering planning, design, construction, operations and policy experience and is well positioned to deliver the Metrolinx capital program.

Gerry is a graduate of Applied Science, Civil discipline from Queen’s University in Kingston and is the past President of the Transportation Association of Canada.

 



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