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Key Practice Area - Data and Metrics - The 2016 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference
Key Practice Area: Data & Metrics

2016 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference

March 15-16, 2016

Since 2001, NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference has been the premier software event designed to meet the needs of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. NAEM's conference is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who utilize these systems on a daily basis.

At the 2016 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference you heard directly from corporate EHS and sustainability leaders who have implemented a variety of tools to advance their compliance and sustainability programs. The agenda featured live demonstration sessions that go beyond just navigating through screens shots to discuss the data management challenges they faced, and how they overcame them. Additionally, there were topical problem-solving discussion groups, and an update on NAEM's ongoing research on MIS trends. Case studies on how to use software for challenges such as Auditing, Incident and illness tracking, Materiality, Management of change, Metrics management, Sustainability reporting, GHG tracking, Lifecycle assessments, Regulatory tracking and updates, Mobile functionality, Structuring your IT system, Risk Management, and MIS lifecycles were presented.


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Opening Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Data

Data and information management are the new tools of EHS&S managers. Once an organization has the right data in the right hands, it can enter a new era where managers learn things about programs that couldn't be seen before.

In the digital age of the Internet of Things, we have access to unparalleled data that enables the execution on compliance excellence. The best approach integrates data from disparate sources, identifies actionable information through analytics, and precipitates smarter decisions and processes.

Drawing on his experience as the head of IBM's Global Building Management Center, Joe Phillips will highlight the untapped power of data that already surrounds you. You will take away insights as to how your employees, equipment and buildings are all generating data that can reveal powerful information to make your operations work better.

  • Joe Phillips, Director; IBM Global Building Management Center

Demonstration 1: Intelex

Mr. Sandlin will introduce how PACE leverages an EHS Management System built by Intelex to achieve excellence in workplace safety. Hear firsthand how the solution reduced PACE's OSHA recordable incidents and lost day causes by 62% and 82% respectively.

  • Kenny Sandlin, Vice President of Health & Safety; PACE Industries LLC

Demonstration 2: Gensuite,

Ingersoll Rand has established 67 EHS performance expectations that go above and beyond base compliance with local regulations. Teaming up with Gensuite, they use the Immersion Tracker to make sure that all facilities and field operations adhere to those guidelines. This session will also show how the Gensuite Power Inspection tool has been launched across field service operations to meet standard work expectations for Behavior Based Safety and safety inspections, including mobile capabilities.

  • Sarah Marshman, EHS Program Manager, Corporate EHS; Ingersoll-Rand plc

Demonstration 3: Medgate,

Every safety and environmental professional faces the challenge of gaining and maintaining the attention of leadership. In this presentation, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, will show how focusing on the completion of corrective actions contributed to gaining the attention of senior management. Using Medgate's EHS Platform, Southern Star will demonstrate the corrective actions module, automated communication tools, and reporting, which collectively ensure that employees carry out corrective actions properly and effectively.

  • Sergio Andrade, Safety Manager; Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.

Breakout Session A: 5 Ways to Facilitate User Engagement,

As companies employing EHS software mature in their thinking and usage, their focus often shifts from what information they can get out of the system to figuring out how to get more/better information into the system. Their focus becomes driving user involvement. The key is to recognize it as a relationship opportunity. Telling employees they have to do something secures compliance. Demonstrating value to employees drives engagement. This session will outlines steps you can take to earn that engagement.

  • Selin Jessani, Learning & Development Manager; VelocityEHS

Breakout Session B: Enterprise EHS Compliance and Data Management Software: SaaS vs. On Premises Installation,

There is a considerable amount of confusion in the market place about which installation is a better fit for enterprise EHS software; Cloud or On-Premise. There is an equal amount of confusion regarding the definition of terms such as SaaS, Cloud-based system, multi-tenancy, and single-tenancy, ASP, etc. This session will shed some light on these important topics, aim to answer questions in simple non-technical terms.

  • Neno Duplan, President and CEO; Locus Technologies

Breakout Session C: Using Information Management Systems to Drive EHS Compliance Assurance And Competitive Advantage in the High Tech Industry,

This session will feature case studies by Lam Research, a leading chip equipment manufacturer, showing its "home grown" software programs.

  • Tom Cooper, Senior EHS Manager; Lam Research Corp.
  • Thochan Nguyentan, Corporate Manager, EHS Management System; Lam Research Corp.

Demonstration 4: ProcessMAP,

This presentation will show attendees how to connect risk and safety data to produce measurable improvement in incident rates, claims reduction, and the bottom line. Cablevision is leveraging ProcessMAP to unify employee health and safety data management across 34 locations and 17,000 employees. Roelie Cronje, Vice President of Health & Safety at Cablevision, will discuss common EHS challenges, as well as demonstrate how ProcessMAP helps mitigate incident risk and associated claims with advanced analytics and real-time visibility to over 300 KPIs.

  • Roelie Cronje, Vice President of Health & Safety; Cablevision Systems Corp.

Demonstration 5: EnviroSys by SRA Information Technology,

This session will show how BHP Billiton Potash addressed two key challenges to environmental data management; a reliance on manual processes with a high risk of error to facilitate reporting and a lack of ready access and availability to data being analyzed and stored by outside parties. The implementation of EnviroSys allowed them to incorporate a stable and systematic approach to data management including corporate and regulatory reporting, GHG Emissions Calculations and GIS integration with an automated workflow.

  • Nicole Carey, Advisor HSE Reporting; BHP Billiton Ltd.

Demonstration 6: Dakota ProActivity,

This presentation will demonstrate how BASF, the world's largest chemical company, utilizes ProActivity's Compliance Profiles and related tasks to manage day-to-day compliance. It will further highlight how BASF's management team uses ProActivity's interactive dashboards to identify compliance issues, monitor air emissions and waste programs, and simplify their EHS compliance and environmental reporting. Integrating a regulatory library with sophisticated software tools, Dakota Software's ProActivity™ suite enables companies to proactively manage EHS compliance and environmental performance.

  • Adrienne Lee, Environmental Engineer; BASF

Discussion of EHS Software User Satisfaction,

This session will be a benchmarking discussion on EHS and Sustainability software satisfaction and its drivers, as well as key opportunities for the software marketplace to increase broad user satisfaction and improve product offerings. Attendees will have a chance to hear what elements and experiences are responsible for their peers' greatest satisfactions and frustrations with their EHS&S data management tools.

  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM

Demonstration 7: VelocityEHS,

Learn how one global leader gained control of its reporting and tracking of recordable incidents, DART information, and sustainability metrics across six continents. Kohler Company has usedVelocityEHS (formerly KMI) since 2014 to reduce the burden of gathering, analyzing and distributing data in real time. Erika Strand, Associate EHS Program Manager for Kohler, will demo theVelocityEHS platform, provide lessons from implementation, and cover metric data entry and reports, incident management, KSMS and KEMS auditing, and dashboards.

  • Erika Strand, Associate EHS Program Manager; The Kohler Co.

Demonstration 8: cr360,

After realizing a need for a centralized Corrective Action and Preventative Action tool, Genentech turned to cr360 and implemented STARI – System for Tracking and Recording Incidents. This presentation will show the system's workflows, audit module and CAPA Management, STARI Inspection functionality for Audit Reports and STARI Analytics.

  • Keith McKnight, Program Manager, EHS Informatics; Genentech Inc.

Demonstration 9: regAction,

Prior to implementing RegAction, Nextera Energy Transmission identified a need to standardize compliance activities across the business, along with information and document retention. During this session, NextEra will show how it is using RegAction to help the company manage and maintain its financial and operational compliance requirements, such as NERC and FERC. NextEra is also using the tool to manage all of its development activities and reporting requirements related to construction activities.

  • Scott Spence, NEET Business Management; Nextera Energy Transmission LLC

Breakout Session D: What's in the Numbers? Leveraging Next Generation Technology to Boost Your Bottom Line,

In today's EHS landscape, decisions must be made in days, minutes, or even seconds. A key component for success is having the ability to apply analytics across your business – from real-time insight to longer term historical insight. In this session, you will discover how predictive analytics and system integration with TPAs, RIMS, and HR systems are equipping safety professionals to make smarter decisions faster and optimize ROI.

  • Harold Gubnitsky, President; ProcessMAP Corp.

Breakout Session E: Keys to Implementation Success,

You have existing employees. You will soon have a new data management system. Just put one in front of the other and everything will work out, right? Not so fast. Launching a new data management system means changing the way your users will be expected to do their jobs. It may also mean a change in processes used by your company. A critical component to a successful implementation of a new system is a strategy to engage and align key leadership and users to ensure support and adoption. This sessions will provide tips for success and also highlight possible roadblocks.

  • David Hoffman, Key Account Executive; Enablon
  • Meghan Mann, Senior Solutions Engineer; Enablon

Breakout Session F: Building Better Metrics,

As computers and tablets become more powerful, and data management systems become more capable, users can now have an overwhelming amount of data available at their fingertips. But even though having access to more data is desirable, the key is looking at the key metrics that offer insights into your EHS and sustainability performance.

  • Cory Gendron, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy; Intelex Technologies Inc.
  • Eric Morris, Manager of the Health and Safety Practice; Intelex Technologies Inc.

Demonstration 10: SAP,

In 2013, Southern California Edison initiated the EHSync project to streamline and standardize their Safety and Environmental incident management process and selected SAP. This presentation will focus on the incident management workstream, and will show how to record an incident using the Guided Activity Form, document investigation results and develop corrective actions, submit a safety observation using the mobile app, and analyze data using the executive level dashboards.

  • Douglas Ciolli, Principal Project Manager, Business Integration & Delivery; Southern California Edison (SCE) Corp.

Demonstration 11: The Humantech System®,

This presentation will highlight how Micron Technology, Inc. utilizes The Humantech System®to implement and sustain a common ergonomics improvement process across its manufacturing operations. The software provides common tools and training to administer, monitor, and manage the ergonomics process. Initially in 2015, it was launched at three U.S. manufacturing sites, and just recently at the Singapore operation. Now, the sites can share solutions to similar workplace challenges, and the company can achieve an ergonomics standard.

  • Christopher Dott, Corporate EHS Manager; Micron Technology Inc.

Demonstration 12: Enablon,

Avery Dennison implemented Enablon in 2015 at all of its 224 worldwide sites to streamline how the company enters, stores and reports on its EHS data. During this session, Avery Dennison will show how both the ability to collect and access data have greatly improved, ensuring recordkeeping compliance. They will also discuss their keys to implementation success.

  • James Kolanek, Director, Environment & EHS Compliance; Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Megan Pedersen, Global H&S Manager; Avery Dennison Corp.

Thanks to our exhibitors

The 2016 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference was presented with special support from our sponsors.

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