Some 30 ECI members got together in London on 3 May to review the proposals developed at the event in Amsterdam on 21 February to support CII’s work programme “OS2” and to consider how best ECI should align to this programme to support the development of better capital project delivery.
John Fotherby, Chair of ECI, opened the meeting, with a call to action for ECI members to deliver meaningful action in the field of capital project delivery. The Executive steering Group had agreed that the existing direction groups should finalise their activities and publish the excellent data and outputs they have been working on, and then dissolve, unless they saw an opportunity to align to the new vision of OS2.
Stephen Mulva, from CII, provided an overview of the latest thinking on Operating System 2.0 (now named Prairie Dog). Stephen considered how the industry could become more efficient through making better use of both capital and technology in order to unlock a better functioning industry based on a single industry business platform.
The meeting discussed the 16 considerations which had been identified by Stephen in a paper which had been previously circulated – see Appendix 1 – with much lively debate around the many issues and where Europe can really lead and deliver meaningful impact.
It was agreed that the following 3 areas would be focussed upon, with an outline research question to be developed ideally by mid-June.