Interview: Copperleaf’s Clients on Planning for the Long Term

April 6, 2022 Nica Lourens

Interview: Copperleaf’s Clients on Planning for the Long Term

There is growing recognition that the discipline of asset management has a fundamental role to play in helping meet the needs of society—today and in the future. Now more than ever, it’s vital for companies managing critical infrastructure to ensure they make the highest-value investment decisions that will ensure the long-term sustainability of assets that are essential to our everyday lives.

The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and ITN Productions Industry News recently launched a new co-production called “Planning for the Long Term”. This news-style programme highlights the benefits of effective asset management and its value to society. Copperleaf® is featured in the series, along with fellow IAM members Network Rail, Northumbrian Water, and National Grid.

Stefan Sadnicki, Managing Director of Copperleaf in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, explained to series host, Sharon Thomas, how the Copperleaf Decision Analytics Solution helps organisations make the right investment decisions at the right time: “At Copperleaf, we are helping our clients expand their view of environmental and social value, embed that into decision-making processes, and demonstrate plans to stakeholders with confidence.”

Dr. Sam Chew, Principal Analyst, Whole Life Costing, explained how the implementation of the Copperleaf solution has enabled Network Rail to improve the efficiency of its planning processes and demonstrate value for money from investments more accurately: “Having a common value framework throughout the business allows us to ensure that we are making the best decisions for the money that we have.”

Stewart Whyte, Head of Network Control and Transformation, spoke about National Grid’s partnership with Copperleaf, and how value-based decision making “enables better decisions—both at the team level and at the executive level”.

Carol Cairns, Strategic Planning Manager, explained how the Copperleaf solution helps Northumbrian Water optimise plans in the short, medium, and long term, and understand the value from financial and non-financial investments.

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Nica Lourens

Nica is the Marketing Manager for Copperleaf in EMEA. With over 8 years of marketing experience in the advanced automation software industry, she is highly skilled in creating synergies between Sales and Marketing to leverage brand awareness and grow the sales pipeline. Nica holds a bachelor's degree in Chartered Marketing Management from North-West University and an Honours Degree in Business Management from the University of South Africa.

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