Agenda – 13-14 March 2018

Agenda For The Verdantix Summit Europe 2018 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 Johns, Chief Marketing 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 Johns 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

      Panel: Innovative HSE Management: Harnessing The Potential For Technology

      Chair:
      Stuart Neumann, Director, Advisory Services at Verdantix
      Serge Everdepoel, Director Health and Safety at Johnson Controls
      Kevin Furniss, Vice President, Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Sustainability at APM Terminals
      Cory Gendron, Senior Vice President of Market Strategy, Intelex
      Ulrich Hank, SVP/Head of Health, Safety & Environment at innogy
      Joerg Walden, CEO, iPoint-systems

      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

      Sponsored by: VisiumKMS

    • 10:30

      Best Practices Workshop

      SAI Global - Improving an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Culture – Learn How Using Data and Metrics can be Critical to Success

      Speaker:
      Stuart Evans, Vice President Global EHS, BA SMRT Head of EHS at Sandvik Group
      Paul Johns, Chief Marketing Officer at SAI Global

      Improving EHS culture across a diverse organisation is a challenging task. In this workshop, Sandvik, a global engineering Company with more than 47,000 employees, will share their experience in driving cultural change by transforming EHS data into meaningful metrics that their organisation understands and can relate to.

      Enabling continuous improvement, Sandvik leverages normalised leading and lagging indicators to drive a global focus on EHS performance. As they track improvements in EHS work processes, they are able to adjust the metrics in focus areas and share and learn the experiences independent of geography and local EHS maturity.

      Sandvik has configured SAI Global’s EHS software solution in 10 languages to efficiently collect the data and produce the metrics that help drive the cultural change.

      Join us to learn how you can apply these strategies to help improve your organisation’s EHS culture.

      Best Practices Workshop

      Sphera - Solving The Leading Indicator vs Lagging Indicator Conundrum

      Speaker:
      Paul Leonard, VP HSE at Arkema
      Carrie Young, VP Solutions Consulting at Sphera

      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

      Best Practices Workshop

      Intelex - Making Technology Sticky with End Users

      Speaker:
      Andrew Gaudet, Strategic Accounts Director at Intelex Technologies, Inc.
      Juha Koponen, Legal & Safety Solutions at Kone Oyj

      You’re about to deploy a new program, process, or technology. Can you answer: who is my end user and what do they need from me?

      Juha Koponen, KONE Oyj’s Solution Owner, Legal & Safety Solutions, will share proven strategies to roll-out an EHS platform to over 52.000 employees globally. Learn a best practice approach to develop a common language, assess the impact of culture have on the project, and support after training. Moderated by Andrew Gaudet, Strategic Accounts Director at Intelex, this interactive workshop will help make your technology sticky with end users.

      Best Practices Workshop

      Gensuite - Implementing Digital EHS Systems at Warp Speed: Tate & Lyle/Gensuite

      Speaker:
      Stuart Kershaw , Director of Excellence at Tate & Lyle
      Katie Kemp, Global EHS Digital Manager at Tate & Lyle
      Peter Walsh, Director, Business Development, Europe Gensuite

      Launching a new software system to maintain Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management and compliance involves many moving parts, including system configuration, user training, data migration and more. With multiple components to system implementation, many EHS software solution providers take years to fully launch. What if you could successfully launch in just a matter of weeks?

      When Tate & Lyle, a multinational agribusiness with operations in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Australia, decided to implement and EHS software system, their objective was to launch it quickly and effectively across the global enterprise. After an intensive evaluation process involving both EHS and IT functions, Tate & Lyle selected Gensuite for global deployment, with kickoff in November 2017. The Tate & Lyle leadership team worked closely with the Gensuite team to establish priorities, identify key challenges, and work systematically on system configuration, IT integrations, and user acceptance/pilot validation, all within an incredible 4 week period enabling launch of the system by 1-Jan-2018! Following launch, the core team focused on training and rollout at Tate & Lyle’s 60+ sites and 3,900 employees, with key application interfaces provided to users in 16 languages.

      During this session, Tate & Lyle and Gensuite will share keys to successful implementation, including implementation strategy, user adoption & training, the benefits of deploying at “warp speed” and how to achieve effective launch on a compressed timeline.

    • 12:00

      Lunch

      Sponsored by: DuPont Sustainable Solutions

    • 13:00

      Innovation Trailblazer

      NordSafety – Shifting To A Positive Engaging Safety Culture

      Speaker:
      Megan Schaible, Managing Director, NordSafety UK

      The elephant in the room needs to be talked about in order to tackle the root cause of too many accidents: Safety is Boring. No matter how much we focus on developing risk assessments and training procedures, if people continue to view safety as an added hassle: singling them out for speaking up, drowning them in paperwork, tasking them with chasing poor follow up… accidents will continue to happen. Safer workplaces happen organically when there is a shift to a positive engaging safety culture. Encouraging people to take ownership and make proactive improvements can’t be forced, so how do we manage it?

      Innovation Trailblazer

      Alcumus Info Exchange – Improving Health and Safety Performance Through Technology

      Speaker:
      Alan Neill, Senior Vice President, Software Solutions at The Alcumus Group

      With wearables, mobile and software technologies playing an ever-increasing role within Health and Safety, more and more previously unseen information is available. How can technology providers work in partnership to bring all of this data together and provide Health and Safety executives with greater insight to improve performance?

    • 13:20

      Innovation Trailblazer

      Airsweb – Integrated EHS, Risk And Compliance Software

      Speaker:
      Robert Leech, Product Development Director, Airsweb

      Join Airsweb and learn how Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Assistants can increase reporting by simplifying event capture whilst ensuring data governance. Utilising IBM Watson solution and Voice to Text chatbot technology Rob will demonstrate real world innovative ideas that are easily accessible to all, including fringe and non-software users.

      Innovation Trailblazer

      Red-On-Line – Unique integrated offer for global HSE compliance and risk management

      Speaker:
      Laurent Pitoun, Founder and General Manager, Red-on-line

      As the EHS space becomes more and more complex, global EHS leaders are looking for innovative solutions to tacking their Legal, Human and Environmental challenges and enrich their performance efficiencies. Being a frontrunner in steering innovation in the EHS space, Red-on-line developed a unique integrated offer combining Content, Software, and Consultancy to overcome every aspect of the EHS compliance challenges. Join me to discover how our unique integrated offer helped EHS professionals around the world to keep up with their regulatory requirements and optimize EHS performance management.

    • 13:40

      Panel: Behavioural Safety: Can Tech Resolve Human Factors Challenges?

      Chair:
      David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix
      Markus Becker, CEO & Founder of EcoIntense
      Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Thames Tideway Tunnel
      Paul Leonard, VP HSE at Arkema
      Richard Pamenter, VP & Global Head of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability at GSK
      Rory Underwood, Business Development Director 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

      Sponsored by: VisiumKMS

    • 15:00

      Panel: Transformational or Tactical? Wearables, Mobile & Health Kiosks

      Chair:
      Stuart Neumann, Director, Advisory Services at Verdantix
      Jonathan Garrett, Head of EHS at Prudential
      Rob Genieser, Managing Partner at ETF Partners
      Alan Murray, CEO at British Safety Industry Federation

      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

      Panel: New Directions For HSE Analysis, Insights & Reporting

      Chair:
      Rodolphe d'Arjuzon, Managing Director & Founder at Verdantix
      Sarah Pennington, Business Systems Owner for Group Safety and Environment at Shell
      Sean Salvas, EHS Product Manager for EtQ
      Darren Selman, Head of Safety, Risk & Compliance at KeolisAmey Docklands
      Mark Ward, General Manager, UL EHS Sustainability

      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

      Sponsored By: VelocityEHS

      Speaker: Roger Bottum, Vice President, Strategy at VelocityEHS

      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.

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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

      Sponsored by: VisiumKMS

    • 10:45

      Best Practices Workshop

      Cority - Clearing Through the Fog of Analytics

      Speaker:
      Pam Bobbitt, Director of Channels and Product Marketing at Cority

      There has been a lot of buzz in the industry around the use of Predictive Analytics to enhance your EHSQ programs, mitigate risk, and drive operational excellence. But what about the practical applications most EHSQ professionals need to understand? During this session, we’ll review the 4 critical elements for successful application of data analytics and take a deep dive into one: Data Quality. We’ll provide in-depth explanations on the impact dirty data has on your program, and the best practices to eliminate and clean. We will then take the first step into using your analytics program with benchmarking, and learn where to get rich data sets (and how to leverage for your company). Most importantly throughout the presentation, we will provide guidance and examples for leveraging this information to help explain the value of your analytics to internal stakeholders throughout your entire organization.

      Best Practices Workshop

      Enablon - Demonstrating The Business Value Of Superior EHS Performance

      Speaker:
      Noelle Harvey, Senior Manager, Product EMEA at Enablon

      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

      Innovation Trailblazers

      Makersite - Innovation in Product Stewardship – 15 minutes that could save you millions!

      Speaker:
      Christoph Wilfret, CEO at Makersite

      Innovation in Product Stewardship. Designers and engineers control upwards of 80 percent of a product’s impact on the environment, health, costs, and regulatory risk. Why is it so hard to get it right? A brief look at how modern data technologies can help today and what’s to come.

      Innovation Trailblazers

      Verisk 3E - The Challenge of Global Product Compliance: Driving Value - Reducing Risk

      Speaker:
      Phil Hall, Director Market Development EMEA at Verisk 3E

      Global companies face increasing product compliance challenges from every angle. The charge to reduce risk while driving shareholder value has never been more complex. In this session Verisk 3E will showcase current product compliance challenges and downward pressures on global organizations. Participants will learn about trends and movements in a variety of industries. Participants will also learn how to nurture a culture of proactive product compliance in order to drive increased corporate value while reducing overall exposure.

    • 12:00

      Lunch & Twickenham Rugby Stadium Tours

      Sponsored by: DuPont Sustainable Solutions

      The tour takes you behind the scenes to visit the some of the most exciting and select areas of the Stadium. Included in the tour are the royal box, players’ tunnel, breathtaking view of the arena from the top of the stand and finally a pitch-side walk. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the England dressing room where you will learn about the match-day preparations and routines of international rugby players

    • 13:15

      Panel: Communicating HSE Risk Management To The Board

      Chair:
      Stuart Neumann, Director, Advisory Services at Verdantix
      Neil Lennox, Head of Group Safety & Insurance at Sainsburys
      Davide Vassallo, Global Managing Director at DuPont Sustainable Solutions

      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

      Panel: Succeeding With Your Business Case For HSE Tech Investment

      Chair:
      Rodolphe d'Arjuzon, Managing Director & Founder at Verdantix
      Fraser Goodey, VP Customer Success and Solutions Consulting at Sphera
      Holger Hoecker, Vice President Process Technology & Engineering at Evonik Industries
      Ratna Morjaria, Director Culture & ESH Data Systems at Evonik Industries
      David Revitt, HSE Director at Eli 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

      Vendor Workshop

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

      Speaker:
      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.

      Customer Workshop

      EHS Software Benchmark And Vendor Selection Toolkit

      Speaker:
      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.