Agenda – 13-14 March 2018

Agenda For The 2018 Verdantix Summit In London

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    • 8:30

      Welcome & Overview

      Speaker: David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix
    • 8:45

      Keynote: Integrated Risk Management For HSE And Operations

      Speaker: Paul Butcher, Chief Commercial Officer at SAI Global

      Focusing on the business value of integrated risk management across HSE and operations can make HSE a more strategic partner in organizational success. This keynote explores the vision for implementing integrated HSE and operations risk management across people, process, technology and data. Paul Butcher will explain how to build the vision, engage C-level stakeholders, select the appropriate technologies and ultimately connect HSE reporting with enterprise risk management goals.

    • 9:15

      Innovative HSE Management: Harnessing The Potential For Technology

      Panel: Serge Everdepoel, Director Health and Safety at Johnson Controls
                  Kevin Furniss, Vice President, Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Sustainability at             APM Terminals
                  Ulrich Hank, SVP/Head of Health, Safety & Environment at RWE

      Whilst many HSE executives seek out new approaches to achieving goals such as zero harm, employee wellbeing and the elimination of operational risks, there is no consensus on whether technology is a critical factor in enabling innovative HSE strategies. In fact there is growing evidence that HSE decision-makers prefer inexpensive tactical technologies over more costly enterprise systems mandated at the corporate level. This panel will explore the potential for technologies such as enterprise software, mobile, analytics and wearables to drive successful HSE innovation.

    • 10:00

      Networking Break

    • 10:30

      Stream One

      Best Practices Workshop: Maximizing
      HSE Performance Improvements From Intelligent Risk Management

      Pro-active risk management helps organizations to achieve business excellence, maintain sustainable growth and retain
      their licence to operate. The HSE community has come a
      long way in its use of risk concepts to improve health and
      safety outcomes but there is more potential to elevate risk
      management to a more strategic level. This best practices workshop, led by SAI Global and one of their customers,
      will explore the value of intelligent risk management applied
      to HSE, operations and IT.

      Stream Two

      Best Practices Workshop: Solving The Leading Indicator vs Lagging Indicator Conundrum

      Lagging indicators such as the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) have been in use for decades and serve as a standard metric to measure safety performance. But as these lagging indicators have trended downwards at firms with a strong safety culture, it has become evident that looking at historic incidents, accidents and near misses will not enable future improvements. This best practices workshop, led by Sphera Solutions and one of their customers, explains how to get started with a leading indicators project and provides advice on what data, analysis and expert resources are required.

    • 11:15

      Stream One

      Best Practices Workshop: Prescriptive Safety Analytics: Getting Value From
      EHSQ Platforms

      How can organizations measure the effectiveness of their
      EHSQ initiatives, uncover prescriptive insights from that data,
      and drive research-based change across their workforce?
      This best practices workshop, walks through the journey that
      an Intelex customer went on to improve safety performance
      by strengthening the culture of safety across dozens of sites
      and gathering safety metric data from 25,000 vehicles.

      Stream Two

      Best Practices Workshop: Redefining Operational Engagement and Worker Safety Through Emerging Technologies

      Operational engagement remains a critical component to driving compliance performance and safety programme success on the shop floor and at the global scale. Emerging technologies such as Virtual/Augmented Reality, Beacons/Sensors, Wearables, and Virtual Assistants are redefining the practical possibilities of employee engagement and worker safety. At this best practices workshop, led by Gensuite and one of their customers, you will learn how firms are applying these technologies as part of their core EHS strategy and integrated EHS management system

    • 12:00

      Lunch

      Sponsored by Dakota Software

    • 13:00

      Stream One

      Innovation Trailblazer: Alcumus Info Exchange -- Configurable HSE Risk & Compliance Management

      Stream Two

      Innovation Trailblazer: Innovation Trailblazer: NordSafety – The Smart Mobile Solution For HSEQ

    • 13:20

      Stream One

      Innovation Trailblazer: Airsweb – Integrated EHS, Risk And Compliance Software

      Stream Two

      Innovation Trailblazers

      Sponsorship available

    • 13:40

      Behavioural Safety: Can Tech Resolve Human Factors Challenges?

      Panel: Paul Leonard, VP HSE at Arkma
                  Richard Pamenter, VP & Global Head of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability at GSK
                  Rory Underwood, Business Development Director & ex-England Rugby International
                  at Alcumus

      The experts in this panel will discuss one of the hot topics in health and safety management: human factors. As more sophisticated organizations have moved from blaming employees for incidents and near misses to understanding why they have occurred from a behavioural perspective, new avenues have been opened up to mitigate risks. Does technology have a role to play in strengthening behavioural safety programmes? Or do the human factors behind accidents need non-tech based solutions?

    • 14:25

      Networking Break

    • 15:00

      Transformational or Tactical? Wearables, Mobile & Health Kiosks

      Panel: Jonathan Garrett, Head of EHS at Prudential
                  Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Thames Tideway Tunnel
                  Alan Murray, CEO at British Safety Industry Federations

      Verdantix research with HSE budget-holders points to an increasing preference to spend money on tactical technologies such as wearable sensors, mobile apps and health kiosks which can be deployed quickly and don’t require organization-wide change programmes. The experts on this panel will debate whether they tactical technologies are growing in popularity simply due to the low price point or because they can transform overall HSE performance.

    • 15:45

      Round Table Discussions: Combining Tactical Technologies With Enterprise Software

      Delegates Conduct Small Group Discussions

      Round table discussions give delegates the opportunity to discuss innovation issues in small groups to get a sense of what your peer group is thinking. Building on the preceding panel, delegates will undertake a guided discussion focused on the potential to combine tactical technologies with enterprise software. Does it make sense to feed incident and HSE audit data collected with mobile apps into a corporate software application? Or is this a waste of money and resources? If technologies are deployed as silos what are the implications for maintaining systems and ensuring there is only version of the truth for HSE reporting and analysis?

    • 16:30

      New Directions For HSE Analysis, Insights & Reporting

      Panel: Sarah Pennington, Business Systems Owner for Group Safety and Environment at Shell
                  Darren Selman, Head of Safety, Risk & Compliance at KeolisAmey Docklands

      Whilst there are still firms trying to achieve a basic level of HSE compliance, the majority of HSE leaders in firms with revenues above EUR 1 billion have their sights set on enhancing ISO-certified management systems and boosting overall HSE performance. The most advanced are seeking ways to add value to the business not just enhance HSE indicators. This expert panel will discuss what analytical techniques are generating the best insights and share their views on where data and technology need to be improved in the future.

    • 17:15

      Day One Wrap Up

    • 18:00

      Cocktail Reception with England Rugby Legend Rory Underwood

      Verdantix invites all attendees to a cocktail reception in the plush RFU Members’ Lounge. Enjoy a refreshing beverage with your peer group, visit the Royal Box in the Twickenham Stadium stands and put some questions to England rugby legend, ex-RAF Fighter Pilot and behavioural safety expert Rory Underwood.

    • 19:00

      HSE Innovation Awards Dinner

      Join your HSE colleagues in the Live Room of Twickenham Stadium to celebrate with the successful winners of the third annual HSE Innovation Awards Gala Dinner. To learn more about nominating your organization visit the HSE Innovation Awards page.

      Sponsored By: VelocityEHS

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    • 8:30

      Welcome & Overview

      Speaker: David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix
    • 8:45

      Keynote: Doing Safety Differently: Risk-Based HSE Strategies

      Speaker: John Green, HSEQ Director at Laing O'Rourke

      Our keynote speaker, John Green, HSEQ Director at the world’s third largest construction contractor Laing O’Rourke, has worked in HSE roles in high hazard industries for 40 years. Based on this experience he advocates the need to develop a new paradigm for health and safety based on three ideas: 1) People are the solution; 2) Safety is the presence of positives; 3) Safety is an ethical responsibility. During his keynote John will explain why we need to move away from the bureaucracy surrounding safety and move towards this new paradigm.

    • 9:15

      Round Table Discussions: Shaping The New Mission Statement For HSE

      Delegates Conduct Small Group Discussions

      Round table discussions give delegates the opportunity to discuss innovation issues in small groups to get a sense of what your peer group is thinking. Building on the keynote address, delegates will undertake a guided discussion to generate a new mission statement for HSE. Is the ‘Doing Safety Differently?’ paradigm realistic for your organization? How could a new mission statement for HSE combine both lagging indicators which record an absence of negatives, leading indicators which predict future risks and metrics which measure positive impacts? What combination of people, process, technology and data is required to make a new mission statement successful?

    • 10:15

      Networking Break

    • 10:45

      Stream One

      Best Practices Workshop: Future
      Proofing Your EHSQ Software
      Investment

      Given rapid changes in the corporate technology landscape such as mobile apps, the Internet of Things and cloud
      computing, how can organizations ensure they make the
      right technology choices and protect their investment? Led by Cority and one of their customers, this best practices workshop will help you understand key requirements to succeed with
      your EHSQ software implementation; will explain how you
      can translate EHS needs into software processes and provide
      insights into how to start getting value from the system on day one.

      Stream Two

      Best Practices Workshop: Demonstrating The Business Value Of Superior EHS Performance

      The emergence of restrictive environmental, economic and social regulations across global markets and transparency requirements are putting increased pressure on organizations. As a result, profitability, competitiveness, reputation and entire business models are now at risk. Led by Enablon and one of their customers, this best practices workshop will equip you with the tools to understand how you can articulate to the C-Suite, the business value of the superior EHS performance you deliver.

    • 11:35

      Stream One

      Innovation Trailblazers

      Sponsorship available

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      Stream Two

      Innovation Trailblazers

      Sponsorship available

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    • 12:00

      Lunch & Twickenham Rugby Stadium Tours

      Sponsored by Dakota Software

    • 13:15

      Communicating HSE Risk Management To The Board

      Panel: David Roomes, Group Director - Health, Safety, Sustainability & Environment and Chief
                  Medical Officer at Rolls-Royce
                  Philip Sayer, Group Head of Safety, Risk, & Assurance at Centrica

      HSE leaders often complain about not getting a seat at the top table which holds back investment for projects and improvement initiatives. By attending this expert panel, you will learn how to improve the way you communicate with executives about the upside and downside risks that HSE issues pose to the business a whole. The panel will go on to debate the implications for HSE leaders of having a higher profile in the organization.

    • 14:00

      Succeeding With Your Business Case For HSE Tech Investment

      Panel: Holger Hoecker, Vice President Process Technology & Engineering at Evonik Industries
                  Ratna Morjaria, Global ESH Director at Evonik Industries
                  David Revitt, HSE Director at Eil Lilly

      Over recent years an increasing number of HSE leaders have pushed their discretionary spending into low-cost tactical technologies. But what if you need to overhaul your corporate system and implement an organization-wide HSE software application? This panel will share insights on the best practices for shaping your HSE technology business case, demonstrating the need for the investment and documenting the financial benefits of the investment.

    • 14:45

      Summit Wrap Up & Close

    • 15:00

      Stream One

      Vendor Workshop: How (Mis)Aligned Is Your Product Strategy With Customer Demand?

      Speakers: David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix
                         Isabel Velasco, Analyst at                    Verdantix

      Since 2015, the EHStech market has become a hot category
      for technology investors. But in a market awash with private
      equity cash there is a risk that product managers invest in the
      current fad without testing the water sufficiently with customers
      on their buying intentions. This workshop, based on Verdantix
      survey data and technology segment specific research, will
      help you understand if your $1,000 augmented reality hard
      hat, graph database or turbo-charged business intelligence
      apps will be met with strong demand or cries of anguish.

      Stream Two

      Customer Workshop: EHS Software Benchmark And Vendor Selection Toolkit

      Speakers: Trevor Bronson, Industry Analyst
                         at Verdantix
                         Malavika Tohani, Principal Analyst
                         at Verdantix

      Based on the most recent Verdantix Green Quadrant benchmark of the twenty most prominent EHS software vendors, this customer-only workshop will spill the beans on product quality and future vendor success. Led by the analyst who conducted the Green Quadrant study, if you are currently selecting EHS software or plan to initiate the process in the next 18 months, this is a must attend session to reduce risk, save time and improve the quality of your vendor assessment process. Attendees will receive a selection of Verdantix documents and toolkits including the Green Quadrant report, a ranking of vendors by five functionality groups, an EHS software RFP template and a product demo usage scenario guide.