The 2023 Conference Agenda

Agenda : Day 1Agenda: Day 2

Reliability Ireland 2023 offers a packed 2-day agenda,  featuring an excellent line up of Irish and international speakers, as detailed below in addition to an exhibition area and a complimentary social programme for all registered delegates.





08:30 to 09:30

Registration, Tea/Coffee 

09:30 to 09:45

Opening Welcome:  From Thomas Murphy - MEETA Asset Management Chair, Engineers Ireland

The Continuing Evolution of MEETA Asset Management as a Networking and Peer-to-Peer Learning Platform 

09:45 to 10:45

Keynote: David McWilliams Global Macro Economist, Advisor, Journalist & Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin

Reliability engineering – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

10: 45 to 11:00

Q&A With David McWilliams 

11:00 to 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 to 12:15

Matt Blackburn, Training and Support Engineer – Asset Management, AVT Reliability 

Reliability Journeys: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

12:15 to 13:00

Wesley J Gano, Principal, RealityCharting and Gary Tyne, Director, Pro-Reliability Solutions 

Increased Reliability Through Effective Problem-Solving Using Root Case Analysis 

13:00 to 14:00


14.00 to 14.30

Christopher Hallum, Operations Manager, Northern Europe – UE Systems

Using Ultrasound in the IIoT – Condition Monitoring & Lubrication of Bearings Remotely

14.30 to 15.10

Kevin Berkery, CTO, Eastway Reliability

Vibration Analysis and Machine Learning

15:10 to 15:40

Tea/Coffee Break

15:40 to 16:15

Arek Burnos, Managing Director EMEA at the SEAM Group

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Optimalization for Capital Projects and Operations

16:15 to 16:45

Tristan O’Gorman, Programme Director, Product Management, IBM Sustainability Software, Maximo Industry

Harnessing the Power of Data and AI to Operationalise Sustainability

16: 45 to 17:15

Rich Wurzbach, President, MRG Labs, Pennsylvania, USA

Achieving Sustainability for Grease Lubricated Machinery


Conference Dinner





08:30 to 09:20

Registration, Tea/Coffee 

09:20 to 09:30

Opening Welcome:  Breda Moore, Technical Director, T.E. Laboratories 

09:30 to 10:30

Keynote: Henry Shefflin, All Ireland Hurling Captain and Current Galway Manager

Leadership, Culture and Teams

10: 30 to 11:00

David Barrett-Hague, Industrial Automation & Sustainability Ambassador, Schneider Electric

Building Sustainability and Energy Resilience While Improving Reliability in the World of Industry 4.0

11.00 to 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 to 12:00

Constantin Pop, European Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions

Transforming Field Device Management & Automating Work Orders

12:00 to 12:30

Colin Dalton, Application Engineer, JM Canty

Imaging AI from Vibration Monitoring to Lube Oil Analysis in Process Vessels

12:30 TO 13:00

Leslie Fish – Executive Director – International Council for Machinery Lubrication and Martin Williamson MLE MLA III MLT II – KEW Engineering Ltd

The New Machine Lubrication Engineer (MLE)™ Programme -  How it can Benefit Your Company and Your Career

13:00 to 14.00


14:00 to 14:10

Polar IceTech - Live Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Demo (in the Rathaskar Reception Area)

 14.10 to 14:40

Dean Whittle, Senior Reliability Engineer, Reliability Maintenance Solutions 

Aiming for Excellence: Moving the Focus from Condition Monitoring to Condition Improvement 

14:40 to 15:10

Alex Oliveira, ILC Dover

Modern Asset Management: Life Cycle Strategic Planning from Capex FEL through Decommissioning

15:10 to 15.40

Tom Murphy, Managing Director, Reliability Team

All Failures are Trendable & Other Reliability Myths


Conference Close

The Social Programme

We invite all  Reliability Ireland 2023 conference participants to join us in the  Social Programme, which will include.


  • Welcome drinks in the Snug Bar at Killashee Hotel on the evening before the conference (Monday 20 March)
  • A Conference Dinner also at Killashee Hotel after the first day of the conference  (19:30 Tuesday 21 March)

NOTE: These are complimentary events included in your registration fee. Dress code business casual – or whatever feels comfortable!

The Exhibition Area

Running concurrently with the Reliability Ireland conference, we will have a dedicated exhibition area for providers of reliability and maintenance centred products and services.

  • View their latest reliability; proactive maintenance; asset management; Industry 4.0; lubrication & lube oil analysis and condition monitoring  products and services.
  • Get users tips and have your equipment questions answered.