Follow the Data – Benchmark Your Utility’s Structural Asset Health and Resiliency

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

This webinar is complimentary and intended for utility asset owners.

This webinar is eligible for IEEE PDH credit. To qualify, you must attend the webinar live and complete the IEEE evaluation we will provide following the event.


The overall health of your pole plant directly impacts the overall strength and resiliency of your grid. Get an introduction to the concept of a structural health and resiliency index for overhead lines.  Discover an innovative method for measuring not only the health of a utility company’s structural assets, but how resilient the structures are to extreme weather events in a data-driven, objective way.

During this webinar we will discuss:

  • The components of the objective scoring methodology that provide a common structural framework for comparative benchmarking amongst different utility operating companies in the same corporate family or other utility peers
  • Understanding current structural health and resiliency of your pole plant
  • How effective or ineffective wood pole management programs can increase or decrease your plant health, cost of ownership, and resilience to major weather events over time
  • How your investments in remediation and improvements of structural assets improves these indices


About the Presenters

John Cancian is the Vice President of Asset Analytics for Osmose. John has over 20 years of experience putting analytics methods to use in a variety of engineering and business contexts. Earlier in his career, he led the command and telemetry team for the International Space Station. John was the Infrared Discipline Chief at Pratt & Whitney and most recently the Senior Manager, Decision Sciences at Cognilytics. John has a BS in Engineering from the University of Connecticut, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale.


Chad Newton is the Director of Product Management - Wood Infrastructure at Osmose. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is active in the IEEE PES Overhead Lines Subcommittee, a member of ASC O5 which provides standards and dimensions for wood poles, and a member of AWPA. In his current role, he oversees the design, development, and implementation of Osmose's industry-leading wood pole inspection and restoration products and services, as well as provides support and guidance on products and services concerning strength and loading of wood poles.


Don Pitalo is the Vice President of Solutions Consulting for Osmose with over 20 years of experience as a business consultant with unique skills to show big data and predictive analytics to discover creative ways to dramatically improve both business processes and results. Currently, Don leads the Solutions Consulting team that provides direction and subject matter expertise in wood, steel, technical services, utility finance, and other relevant areas. Earlier in his career, he led national and international consulting efforts to drive efficiency and reduce business costs for telecommunications and utility customers. 



This webinar is complimentary and intended for utility asset owners.