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Agenda - May 15-17, 2017

Achieving EH&S Excellence With Innovative Technologies

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    • 5:00

      Welcome Reception

      Sponsored by Medgate

                         
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    • 7:45

      Registration & Refreshments

    • 8:30

      Welcome & Overview

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

      Keynote: The Role Of EH&S In Operational Excellence

      Speaker: Matt Haddon, Managing Partner at ERM

      By better connecting EHS systems with operational performance firms can improve financial performance to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. This keynote explores the vision for implementing a strategy which links EH&S and operational excellence and provides examples of best practice on this journey. Matt Haddon will cover issues relating to project delivery, organizational transformation and mobilizing the deep subject matter expertise of the EHS function.

    • 9:15

      Strengthening EH&S Risk Management With Better Data And Analytics

      Chair: Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, Managing Director at Verdantix
      Speakers: Cory Gendron, Senior Vice President of Market Strategy at Intelex
                         Kal Johnson, Director HSSE at Cameron LNG
                         Lori Long, HES Advisor at Chevron North America E&P
                         Robert Sheninger, Vice President – HSE & Regulatory Compliance at Talos Energy

      By linking EH&S programs to improved risk management within your operations – at industrial facilities, offshore rigs, warehouses and on construction sites – you can position the EH&S group as an added value to the business not a cost of doing business. This panel explores how innovative technologies such as mobile incident reporting, digital bow-tie analysis and predictive analytics can enhance the role of EH&S in operations risk management.

    • 10:00

      Making The Right EH&S Tech Choices: Mobile, Cloud, Platforms And Customization

      Chair: Stuart Neumann, Director of Advisory Services at Verdantix
      Speakers: Ian Achterkirch, Vice President – EHS Information Driven Performance at Arcadis
                         Pam Bobbitt, Director of Channels & Product Marketing at Medgate
                         Riad Efendi, Senior HSE Assurance Manager at TechnipFMC
                         David Stewart, Vice President, EHS&RC and Government Relations at Bonanza Creek                    Energy

      Investing in EH&S technologies, whether for air emissions, product compliance or hazardous materials management is a multi-year commitment with significant financial implications and impacts on EH&S performance. This panel discusses some of the toughest questions faced by EH&S leaders and their IT project managers. Our experts will drill down into how to handle issues such as system retirement, selecting intrinsically safe devices, deploying software on premise versus cloud hosting and configuration versus customization.

    • 10:45

      Networking Break

      Sponsored by: Rolls-Royce

    • 11:15

      Planning Your EH&S Technology Innovation Journey

      Chair: Paula McLemore, Independent EHS Advisor
      Speakers: Matt Airhart, President at VelocityEHS Canada
                         Lee Cole, VP Environmental, Health and Safety at Oldcastle Materials
                         Tom Dagstad, Senior Vice President at add energy
                         Bert Terry, Vice President, Worldwide HSE at Murphy Oil

      Whether you have a corporate role or a business unit role, now is the time to realize that the CEO focus on digital transformation will require you to have a plan to implement IT to support your EH&S management systems. But with little help from IT and a lack of experience in developing technology roadmaps and assessing innovative technologies that support EH&S processes, how should you get started? The experts on this panel will provide guidance on how to plan the journey no matter whether you are starting with paper log books, spreadsheets or legacy IT systems.

    • 12:00

      Round Table Discussions: Readiness Self-Assessment For Drones, Beacons, Mobile Devices & In-Vehicle Monitoring

      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. Drones, beacons, mobile devices and in-vehicle monitoring systems are all used to improve EH&S performance but each technology is at a different stage of development. What’s more, organizations have different capacities to usefully leverage these innovations. Verdantix will provide a technology readiness self-assessment questionnaire to support the discussions.

    • 12:45

      Lunch

      Sponsored by: Dakota Software

    • 2:00

      Stream One

      Best Practices: Health, Safety and Environmental Management

      Speakers: Wendy Harris, Director of                    Performance Excellence at Baker                    Hughes
                         Trey Shaffer, Senior Partner at ERM

      Baker Hughes delivered the best HSE performance in company history. Learn more about Baker Hughes’ “Perfect HSE Day,” particularly about the approach and the best practice aspects
      of the initiative. This session will review the model from initial conception to developing sustainability, including employee engagement, current successes, and answering conceptual challenges within the industry.

      Stream Two

      Aligning Global EHS Processes to Support Manufacturing Excellence

      Speakers: Harold Gubnitsky, President & Chief
                         Strategy Officer at ProcessMAP
                         Greg Rose, Director of EH&S at Fiat
                         Chrysler Automobiles

      A global leader in automobile manufacturing, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has a worldwide initiative to align EHS processes to support manufacturing excellence. Discover how FCA developed a world-class Health & Safety and Sustainability solution, SPARC, powered by ProcessMAP. This session will cover the alignment of priorities, processes, technologies to address the company’s strategic initiatives.

    • 2:50

      Stream One

      Prescriptive Safety Analytics: Getting
      Value From EHSQ Platforms

      Speakers: Cory Gendron, Senior Vice President
                         of Market Strategy at INTELEX
                         Scott Lyon, Director of Safety
                         Analytics & Operational Excellence,                    ECOLAB

      How can organizations measure the effectiveness of their
      EHSQ initiatives, uncover prescriptive insights from that data,
      and drive research-based change across their workforce? Working with the Intelex Data Science team, Ecolab
      embarked on a journey to validate which leading indicators
      truly contributed to high safety performance and demonstrated
      a strong culture of safety at sites across their organization.
      During this presentation, Ecolab will showcase how the organization has leveraged the Intelex platform to measure the effectiveness of their driver safety programs and identify prescriptive insights to drive positive change for nearly 25,000 drivers worldwide.

      Stream Two

      Future Proofing Your EHSQ Software Investment

      Speakers: Pam Bobbitt, Director of Channels &
                         Product Marketing at Medgate
                         Paul Moss, CIH ROH, Vice President
                         Global EHS, Travel and Security at
                         Siemens Healthineers

      • Understanding your business for implementation success
      • Translating EHS needs to software processes
      • Driving true value from day one

    • 3:40

      Networking Break

      Sponsored by: Rolls-Royce

    • 4:15

      Protecting License To Operate With Technology For Environmental & Social Compliance

      Chair: Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, Managing Director at Verdantix
      Speakers: Bruce Hayes, Senior Socioeconomic Advisor at ExxonMobil Development Company
                         Nancy Kralik, Sr. Director, HSE & Sustainability at Fluor
                         David Smat, General Director of Environmental Operations at BNSF Railway Company

      With EH&S budgets flat or increasing in low single digits, function leaders need to do more with less, especially in industries under significant margin pressure. The panelists will explain how they see the role of technology in helping to protect their firm’s license to operate in relation to environmental and social criteria. Topics addressed by the panelists will include environmental data management, pollution prevention, spill response, community engagement, resettlement and sustainability disclosures.

    • 6:30

      Cocktail Reception

    • 7:30

      Annual Awards Dinner For EH&S Technology Innovation

      Sponsored by: Enablon

      Speaker: Philippe Tesler, Co-Founder and CEO at Enablon North America
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    • 7:45

      Registration and Refreshments

    • 8:30

      Welcome & Overview

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

      Keynote: Enhancing EH&S Performance Through Digital Transformation

      Speaker: Brian Henry, OE/HES Specialist - Data Analyst at Chevron

      Our keynote speaker believes that the EHS function should use a far broader range of technology in a more intelligent way. Covering the themes of operational efficiency, flexing traditional EHS boundaries and implementing cross-functional systems, Brian Henry will set out the aspirational end point that EHS leaders should aim for with their technology strategy.

    • 9:15

      Beyond The Metrics Plateau: New Frontiers In Incident Management

      Chair: Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, Managing Director at Verdantix
      Speakers: Bob Bemis, Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety at Noble Energy
                         Monika Buchanan, North America EHS Director at Granite Services International /
                         General Electric
                         Mark Delgado, General Manager, Compliance and Operational Risk at Mitratech
                         Steve Trickel, VP of Safety at Zachry Industrial

      Too many organizations find themselves in a situation where improvements in incident rates have hit a plateau especially with regards to serious injuries and fatalities. This panel will discuss the reasons for the incident rate metrics plateau and discuss how innovative technologies can – or can’t – deliver further improvements in incident rates. Candidates for consideration include mobile apps for incident reporting, internet-connected wearable safety vests and digital risk assessment tools.

    • 10:00

      How To Speed Up The Funding Process For EH&S Technology Investments

      Chair: Stuart Neumann, Director of Advisory Services at Verdantix
      Speakers: Kevin Finlay, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Rivo Software
                         Manish Sood, Advisor and Management Affiliate at MidOcean Partners
                         James Walker, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at Kar Auction Services
                         Mark Ward, Vice President and General Manager at UL EHS Sustainability

      EH&S leaders often require as long as 3 years to get funding for a new EH&S software platform and often fail to get funding to roll out large-scale deployments of intrinsically safe devices and new generation sensors. This panel will share lessons learnt from their own efforts to get funding for different EH&S technologies. They will offer tips on how to avoid typical pitfalls and how to interface with key stakeholders in finance, IT and operations. If you are considering pitching for capital investment for a 2017 or 2018 project this is a must attend session.

    • 10:45

      Networking Break

      Sponsored by: Rolls-Royce

    • 11:15

      Creating A Consistent Safety Culture With Innovative Technologies

      Chair: Paula McLemore, Independent EHS Advisor
      Speakers: Michael Hagerty, Vice President of Safety Health and Environmental at Parsons
                         Davide Vassallo, President at DuPont Sustainable Solutions
                         Mark Weitner, General Manager at MySafety

      In recent years there has been a surge in the development of cost effective technologies which can be deployed on a tactical basis to improve safety culture and safety performance. Safety leaders realize the potential of in vehicle monitoring systems to improve driver behaviour, virtual reality training to get millennial workers to take on board safety lessons, mobile-centric apps for safety observations and smart PPE that automates hazard communications. Right now, best practice advice on how to use these safety technologies is not widely dispersed. This panel will walk through some of the recent safety innovations, share usage scenarios and success stories that demonstrate improvements in safety culture.

    • 12:00

      Round Table Discussions: Which Innovative EH&S Technologies Are Ready For Adoption?

      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. EH&S leaders face an ever increasing array of digital technologies touted as the solution to improving compliance, performance and risk management. Based on Verdantix analysis of different technology categories, round-table participants will summarize their view of technology maturity and relevance with a simple maturity curve toolkit. This round table session will enable best practice sharing in groups of 8-12 delegates.

    • 12:45

      Lunch

      Sponsored by: Dakota Software

    • 2:00

      Stream One

      Redefining Operational Engagement and Worker Safety Through Emerging Technologies

      Speakers: Donavan Hornsby, Vice President &
                         Corporate Strategy Executive,                    Gensuite LLC
                         Tanya Messinger, EHS Digital Lead,
                         General Electric

      Operational engagement remains a critical component to
      driving compliance performance and safety program 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. Learn about how General Electric and other leading companies are applying these technologies as part of their core EHS strategy and integrated EHS management
      system.

      Stream Two

      Building a Learning-Minded Organization

      Speakers: Sandi Barnes, Health & Workforce
                         Safety Team Lead at Chevron
                         Todd Lunsford, Director of Process
                         Improvement at Sphera Solutions
                         Carrie Young, VP Consulting at Sphera
                         Solutions

      Operational Excellence is a journey, not a destination. Join experts from two undisputed leaders in their respective industries to learn insights and best practices from their ongoing journey towards operational excellence, what it takes to successfully progress through each stage and the milestones moving forward. Hear first-hand the critical actions needed to make a successful journey. Our panel of experts will discuss;
      • The importance of making technology an enabler, instead of a deterrent, to learning
      • How analyzing your historical data to reveal up-to-date learnings
      • The value of implementing a learning process with built-in accountability
      • Identifying the problems to address upfront in order for learning to be effective

    • 2:50

      Innovation Trailblazers: Four Technologies To Watch

      Speakers: Matt Chapman, Head of Enterprise Mobility at SafetyCulture

                         Robert Leech, Product Development Director at Airsweb
                         Susan Murphy, Director of Professional Learning Services at UL EHS Sustainability                    with

                         Tatum Bisley, Director of Innovation at Olive Media

                         Adam Bellin, Founder & Director of Business Development at Human Condition Safety

      Building on the panel debates and best practices workshop, Verdantix has invited four innovation trailblazers to show case their technologies in real time. If you an EH&S leader seeking to quickly understand the potential for your organization to use virtual reality training, digital safety vests, mobile apps and drone managed services this is a must-attend session. Executives will demonstrate the capabilities of their technology live on stage and take questions from the audience.

    • 3:40

      Summit Close & Wrap Up

      Speaker: David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix
    • 4:00 - 4:45

      Vendor Workshop: EH&S Technology Roadmaps & Ecosystems Will Shape Vendor Success

      Speakers: David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix
                         Trevor Bronson, Industry Analyst at Verdantix

      In the last five years, a default assumption has emerged: EH&S leaders should invest in single, integrated EH&S software platform with functionality that supports all relevant processes. Software executives, corporate customers and investors have bought into this technology investment strategy. But does the rise of low cost, tactical technologies undermine the business case for a longer-term EH&S platform investment which will be disrupted by corporate re-organizations, M&A and changes in the ownership of vendors? This workshop will provide vendor executives with an analysis of the looming battle between a booming world of tactical IoT technologies and the entrenched EH&S software platforms.