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MaximoWorld 2023 brings together the global community for insightful discussions, client presentations and industry user groups to discuss critical drivers in the market. This is an event I look forward to every year, and each time it surpasses my expectations, bringing together clients, partners, and IBM representatives worldwide to engage in meaningful conversations about asset management.

Maximo Application Suite: Moving Beyond Traditional Maintenance Practices

One of the defining aspects of this year’s conference was its emphasis on going beyond conventional maintenance practices. The focus was on exploring how to fully leverage the potential of the Maximo Application Suite to gain more profound insights and drive innovation. With IBM prioritizing generative AI, we stand on the precipice of a new era in asset management.

Maximo and More: Expanding the Scope

The transition from using traditional Maximo, now referred to as Manage, to adopting the full suite of applications (Visual Inspection, Monitor, Health, and Predict) is where clients can realize substantial efficiencies, risk reduction, and productivity enhancements. Data is more critical than ever, and starts conversations with our clients about managing, securing and extracting the value of it.

With decades of experience implementing Maximo in combination with our Bentley foundations, we can realize a comprehensive end-to-end asset lifecycle management solution focusing on asset build, design, and engineering. Let’s ask the question – how can we apply these principles to maintain assets and enhance reliability?

Practical Examples: From Theory to Practice

The sessions at MaximoWorld were more than just theoretical discourses. They showcased real use cases and tangible implementations, proving invaluable for attendees. Seeing how far we have come and what is ahead in the market was inspiring. Critical sustainability drivers that will RE-FOCUS the discussion on how we maintain assets to reduce carbon emissions while focusing on increased productivity. Clients are on stage talking about how they are moving to MAS and why. It was also great to see the thriving ecosystem of partners that will work together to deliver the value of MAS. Cohesive is the largest Maximo implementation partner with decades of industry experience, and combined with joint go-to-market strategies with IBM, Black & Veatch, and Infosys, the global reach will be enormous!


MaximoWorld: A Diverse International Gathering

The diversity of MaximoWorld 2023 was remarkable.

MaximoWorld is a global community, with attendees hailing from Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and North America. The conference offered a unique opportunity to understand different perspectives on Maximo’s global usage. Various sessions highlighted the latest trends in asset management and best practices from users in different countries. One session that was most meaningful to me was how Kharkiv is using Maximo to rebuild their country after the devastation visited upon the Ukrainian city. These connections can lead to long-term partnerships that benefit organizations and community members alike.

MaximoWorld: An Experience Like No Other

I can’t believe it’s already been a week. Coming together with the Maximo community has been an incredible experience. The conference brought together users, IBM experts, and vendors to discuss the various challenges facing users in the asset management industry. We were able to build a network of individuals interested in improving their skills and advancing the use of Maximo. Especially moving was the use of Maximo in the reconstruction of Kharkiv in Ukraine by starting at the baseline of creating a digital asset registry, assessing all damages, and from there integrating Maximo in numerous systems to rebuild the physical structures, plants, houses, and more for Kharkiv.

Key Takeaways from MaximoWorld 2023

Several sessions, such as those on effective upgrading and IBM’s roadmap, were incredibly popular. I had the good fortune to present with Kendra Dekeyrel of IBM on the main stage during the keynote address, where we discussed key priorities like AI, reliability, and sustainability.

The first major takeaway from this year’s MaximoWorld is the ongoing digital transformation and the value the Maximo Application Suite brings to clients. The potential of MAS to manage infrastructure efficiently while reducing costs and energy consumption is game-changing. The focus on leveraging the full potential of MAS was a highlight throughout the conference. MAS is not just about maintenance anymore; it’s an all-in-one platform that offers a suite of applications to manage your assets more effectively and proactively.

Another critical takeaway from MaximoWorld 2023 was the importance of a robust hosting strategy. Solutions such as Cohesive Cloud hosting have emerged as a crucial component in enhancing cost efficiency and meeting sustainability goals. By leveraging the power of the cloud, organizations can reduce their infrastructure costs, improve scalability, and ensure business continuity.

Looking forward to 2024, we are excited about the theme: The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities into MAS.  There was a buzz this year, but the next MaximoWorld will highlight AI. This groundbreaking development is set to revolutionize the way we manage assets by enabling predictive maintenance, enhancing operational efficiency, and reducing costs.

The asset management journey continues after MaximoWorld. It is just the beginning! I invite you to take the next step in the journey. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can leverage the power of MAS and cloud hosting to transform your asset management strategy, Cohesive has something that might help.

We encourage you to download our MAS upgrade brochure. This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth overview of the Maximo Application Suite, its applications, and how they can drive value for your organization. It also offers valuable insights into developing a robust cloud strategy and the benefits of cloud hosting.

Downloading the brochure is the first step towards embracing the future of asset management. It’s time to explore the potential of MAS and cloud hosting and see how they can revolutionize your asset management practices. Take advantage of this opportunity to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving world of asset management.


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