2020 NAEM's 2020 Software, Innovation and Technology Showcase

2020 Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase Agenda


The 2020 program is being designed to meet the needs of:


  • Leaders wanting to make data-driven decisions for EHS & Sustainability programs
  • System managers looking to get more value out of their current management information systems
  • Decision-makers seeking to stay abreast of the EHS & Sustainability software marketplace and/or procure new technology

Business challenges that will be addressed:


  • Digitization of environmental, health and safety management systems to ensure compliance and reduce risk
  • Collecting data beyond the operational fence line
  • Responding to an increased demand for transparency from stakeholders
  • Measuring the impact of the lifecycle of products
  • Assessing which emerging technologies (AI, sensors, IoT, drones, GIS, etc.) are worth investing in to enhance EHS & Sustainability programs



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Exhibit Hall Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens and Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Deep Dive Training Session

This session will be led by consultants or service providers and are open to only in-house EHS&S professionals. Consultants and vendors not leading the sessions will not be permitted to attend.


How to Develop a Digital EHS Roadmap & Select the Right Tool to Achieve Excellence

As your company grows and needs to manage data more efficiently, what is the best strategy to select the right tool(s) for your organizational needs today and in the future? Come to this workshop is to feel empowered to embark on the EHS technology journey, set goals to meet technology objectives, and succeed with the best application for your needs. During the interactive workshop, attendees will complete a workbook for their organization that can be utilized for the remainder of the conference and beyond.


This session will focus on:


  • Creating a digitization plan to ensure alignment on objectives, schedule and scope
  • How to validate relevant and thorough requirements against proven solutions
  • Avoidable common pitfalls and mistakes that organizations make that can result in wasted effort and financial resources

Speaker: Sameer Vyas, Founding Partner; Huco Consulting - Bio


Data management consultants that focus on the strategy, selection, setup and support of EHS Information Management Systems (EMIS) to help our customers manage EHS compliance, risk and create value.

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Deep Dive Training Session

This session will be led by consultants or service providers and are open to only in-house EHS&S professionals. Consultants and vendors not leading the sessions will not be permitted to attend.


Evaluating and Leveraging Emerging and Established Technology for Populating a Compliance Tasking Solution

Developing content in an MIS to fully document what actions need to be taken to maintain compliance can be a challenging and expensive process. This training will cover those challenges, lessons learned, best practices and available tools for developing and maintaining the content for a compliance MIS solution. Specifically, trainers will focus on defining fully traceable tasks in a manner that promotes consistency in compliance strategy enterprise-wide. They will also showcase how leaders can correctly and consistently define all compliance requirements and enable completion of those requirements in a user-friendly way.


This session will focus on:


  • The best practices for gaining the intended advantages from a proof-of-concept or pilot study
  • Leveraging machine learning/AI to deconstruct permits
  • How custom "smart" data can be utilized to bring consistency and quality control
  • The challenges and solutions to integrating data from multiple systems to meet requirements

- Linsey DeBell, Senior MIS Project Manager; AECOM - Bio

- Laura Brooks, Project Manager; AECOM - Bio


AECOM is the world's premier infrastructure firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch and Opening Keynote

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Live Demos and Sessions With Customers and Technology Partners


Concurrent Session: Using Business Intelligence Tools for Environmental Performance Improvement

Many organizations already utilize Business Intelligence (BI) tools to find actionable insights in their health and safety data to improve worker safety and decrease incidents. Environmental professionals can also take advantage of these off the shelf tools (that your organization probably already has) to find areas for improvement in their domain. Using BI tools to visualize environmental data can help you build confidence in its accuracy, identify areas for operational improvement and benchmark your environmental performance against your peers and competitors or even across sites. This presentation will showcase how you can leverage BI tools to quickly verify environmental performance, flag potential inaccuracies in your data, identify opportunities for improvement and strengthen your overall approach reporting.


  • Karen Nielsen, Director, EHS Corporate Compliance; Kinder Morgan Inc. - Bio
  • Daniel McDermott, Senior Consultant; Huco Consulting - Bio

Concurrent Session: CHS Inc. - An Integrated Approach to Chemical Management

Wanting to leverage data and breakdown silos, CHS Inc. sought out to manage key areas of their compliance program for their refineries, pipelines and terminals. After a long search, they deployed the Enablon platform. A critical piece of their success was to make sure they could integrate their safety data from Verisk 3E. Come to this session to hear how CHS Inc. benefited from collaboration with multiple companies to develop their current digital compliance management program.


  • Danyel Hoffman, Senior IT Business Analyst; CHS Inc. - Bio
  • Alan Johnson, Director of Strategic Alliances; Verisk 3E - Bio

Concurrent Session: AT&T Demonstrating Datamaran

Materiality analysis is time-consuming and labor-intensive – plus there are many factors that can jeopardize the accuracy of the analysis. But what if you could leverage neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) technique to scan 75,000+ corporate reports, company filings and regulations? Imagine the time and resource that could be allocated to data analysis rather than data collection. Come to this session to see how AT&T utilized Datamaran, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to benchmark, develop materiality analysis, develop annual sustainability and integrated reporting, assess enterprise risk and management, which ultimately guided their corporate strategy.


  • Ben Kruse, Director, Global CSR Reporting & Insights; AT&T Inc. - Bio

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Live Demos and Sessions With Customers and Technology Partners


Concurrent Session: Hess Corporation Demonstrating Enviance

With onshore and offshore exploration and production operations across 4 continents, Hess Corporation needed a way to accurately capture safety information, from onshore and offshore users. They needed a way for users to enter data in real-time regardless of access to an internet connection. With the use of Enviance, information from observations are quickly integrated into daily and weekly safety meetings so employees are made aware of learnings and hot-spots. Come to this session to learn about why standardization is important to overall success, key strategies for engaging all employees – even those in remote areas and how leveraging dashboards has shaped safety culture at Hess.


  • Kathleen Walsh, Senior Advisor; Hess Corp. - Bio

Concurrent Session: Developing an Interactive Maps-based BI/Visualization Tool

With multifaceted business systems and operations, Delta Global Services (DGS), has established robust processes for compliance assurance and incident management – including a digitized, mobile-centric inspection program used at sites nationwide for compliance and inspection activities. While the program has been extremely successful in driving identification and closure of non-conformances, DGS was also searching for a way to manage the vast amounts of data being collected across sites for expanded operational insight and intelligence. DGS partnered with Gensuite to develop a new Google Maps-based solution augmented with integrated Tableau ® Analytics. The new solution embeds GPS tracking within the inspection process to allow sites to visualize "hot spots" by inspector, inspection checklist, area on site, and other dimensions. DGS now has an integrated data analytics solution that enables both operational and EHS leaders to perform rapid drill-down and visualization of inspection program findings.


  • Max Rutz, Managing Director for Safety Strategy, Optimization, and Compliance; Delta Services Group Inc. - Bio
  • R Mukund, CEO & Founder; Gensuite LLC - Bio

Concurrent Session: Loparex Demonstrating SHE Software

The technology landscape is shifting and transforming how an organization can collect, interrogate and respond to data-driven insights to improve safety performance. Using everyday devices, EHS professionals are simplifying the management of safety. This new methodology is helping to improve the quality of data input, effectively identify trends, track leading indicators and predict where preventative measures will be most effective. Come to this session to learn how technology can improve the quality of safety data collected how to translate and understand data-insights and finally how to move from reactive to proactive safety management.


  • Jill Jarchow, EHS Manager; Loparex

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall



Thursday, March 5, 2020

Exhibit Hall Hours - 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration Opens and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Keynote: The Role of Data in the Journey to Responsible Supply Chains

Supply chain responsibility has exploded in recent years. But implementing a responsible supply chain strategy can be a challenge, especially if it's not your only job. How do you know where to start, what to focus on, and how to drive the positive impact consumers, investors, and employees want to see? This keynote session, will explore:


  • Tips and best practices for getting supplier data and data on product life cycles
  • How companies are applying data to drive decision making
  • State of the global shift to sustainable responsible supply chains
  • The role of technology (emerging and traditional) in the shift

Join Jamie Barsimantov, COO of SupplyShift, as he outlines the practical steps you can apply to your supply chain sustainability strategy, no matter what stage of the journey you're in. From risk scanning and priority supplier SAQ to business integration, see the processes companies use to prioritize for impact and drive results throughout the supply chain.


  • Jamie Barismantov, Chief Operating Officer; SupplyShift - Bio

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - Live Demos and Sessions With Customers and Technology Partners


Concurrent Session: Adopting EHS Technology for Today and the Future

This session will showcase the strategic approach of Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW), one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, to equip all employees with powerful but easy-to-use technology, which enabled them to become key stakeholders in driving safety, globally. The company also inculcated a culture of adopting and keeping up with cutting-edge technology, from working towards autonomous vehicles to adopting the latest solutions for operational safety. The current EHS management software solution, from ProcessMAP Corporation, enables BMW to consolidate and streamline various processes that help in proactively managing EHS risks through leading Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as observations, open and closed CAPAs, etc. in real-time and on-demand basis.


  • Reed Thomason, Manager of Safety, Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene; BMW Manufacturing Co. - Bio
  • Kevin Richards, EH&S Director; ProcessMAP Corp. - Bio

Concurrent Session: INVISTA demonstrating RealTime Apps

As a producer of chemicals, polymers, fabrics and fibers, INVISTA was seeking a highly customizable way to digitize 200+ environmental inspections, automate air reporting utilizing historian data, and create a waste tracking/management system. They wanted a solution that was sustainable, had embedded manpower to maintain the system, track and secure data and require minimal resources to develop. To support this effort, they turned to RealTime Apps & 200 mobile tablets and now have visibility, workflows and notifications to cover all essential waste processes as well as an informative Air Emissions Dashboard. Come to this session to see how through IoT & blockchain technology INVISTA was able to leverage a sustainable solution to improve their waste and air programs.


  • Stephanie King, Director EHS Excellence; INVISTA - Bio

Concurrent Session: Beyond Compliance: Proactive Material Management Strategy

With changing regulatory landscapes and customer demands, ensuring product compliance, safety, and sustainability can be difficult for manufacturers. This is especially true where chemical data is involved. Organizations can often find themselves coming at these challenges from multiple directions depending on the needs of specific stakeholders. By stepping back and taking a wholistic view of material data from initial request, to approval, to use, and to customer delivery, organizations can gain increased visibility while mitigation risk. Join Sphera and global manufacturer Fruit of the Loom, as we examine a material approval process and look at how a proactive approach up front impacts a company all the way through the manufacturing and product delivery process.


  • Matt Adams, Manager, Strategic Initiatives; Sphera
  • Barbara Veith, Director EHS; Fruit of the Loom Inc. - Bio

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Live Demos and Sessions with Customers and Technology Partners


Concurrent Session: TOTAL demonstrating ENFOS

Previously relying on spreadsheets, databases and ad-hoc processes, TOTAL developed a data governance strategy designed to mitigate significant gaps, which were identified through internal auditing of project and financial controls. To support this new data governance strategy, TOTAL turned to ENFOS initially for automating and standardizing the financial processes and controls associated with environmental provision management and related project management activities. The implementation has since expanded into remediation compliance management and environmental data. Come to this session to hear how TOTAL has been able to deploy this technology to over 90 remediation and seamlessly integrate with TOTAL's ERP system.


  • Rick Hagar, Business Coordinator; TOTAL Refining & Chemicals

Concurrent Session: Koch Fertilizer demonstrating ehsAI

Tracking regulations is a key part to a successful compliance management program – but what if you could leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to extract regulatory requirements from permits? What if any user can populate compliance requirements in an EHS Software system or compliance calendar in mere minutes? What if a complex NPDS or Title 5 permit could be processed in under 2 minutes? This session will showcase how Koch Fertilizer progressed from a small initial use of ehsAI to broader acceptance. Attendees will gain insight into the use of AI in an industrial organization that has any array of EHS&S challenges, how leveraging AI can lead to massive cost savings and how ehsAI can be integrated into any environmental management system.


  • Kevan Reardon, Environmental Engineer Lead; Koch Fertilizer LLC - Bio

Concurrent Session: Using Technology to Streamline EHS&S Management

Similar to many organizations, Mars was generating performance data in different departments. Plus there were duplicative inspections and audits that led to costly and timely endeavors. With a need to streamline processes and breakdown departmental siloes, Mars sought out strategies and tools to achieve this goal. With the help from Arcadis, Mars implemented the Digital Power Pack and an integrated program management framework. They were also able to integrate data from their enterprise EHS&S solution which led to performance data across the functional areas on a single pane of glass." Come to this session to learn how this increase and integrated access has enhanced the ability to identify gaps more quickly and focus on areas that need attention, which has ultimately improved decision-making and resource allocation.


  • Glen Eckberg, Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment; Mars Inc.
  • Ross Smith, Loss Prevention Risk Manager; Mars Inc.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Live Demos and Sessions With Customers and Technology Partners


Concurrent Session: Leveraging Technology to Manage Global Compliance

As a market leader in building and industrial materials, Lehigh Hanson Inc. wanted to streamline their environmental program to increase staff efficiency, internalize more documentation and provide greater insights into the compliance lifecycle. Feeling the pressure of changing regulations, increased acquisitions and day to day challenges of industrial manufacturing time and cost savings they sought out an environmental software solution. After only 2-month implementation, the Mapistry environmental compliance platform was deployed in over 60 locations. This session will explore how Lehigh Hanson has been able to log inspection data, make real-time updates, and to centrally manage all of their compliance activities without having to worry about missing a deadline or becoming non-compliant.


  • Tina Lau, Area Environmental Land Resource Manager; Lehigh Hanson Inc. - Bio
  • Ryan Janoch, Founder and Chief Operating Officer; Mapistry - Bio

Concurrent Session: Taking the Waste out of Waste with Shell

Shell has embarked on a new, global waste management program called "Take the Waste out of Waste," to standardize the waste management process across the company. To achieve these goals, Shell looked to The myCority mobile solution. Through this solution, waste can be created, containerized and uncontainerized. EHS professionals can easily track movements, asset availability, and waste shipments. This solution makes it easy to move containers, gain info via barcode, conduct weekly inspections, and report waste discrepancies from any device or location. Utlizing this data, Shell has been able to optimized costs of transport and ultimately 'taken the waste out of waste'.


  • Abraham John, Business Analyst; Shell plc
  • Pamala Bobbitt, Vice President, Product Marketing; Cority

Stay tuned for more sessions!

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote - Use Big Data to Drive Sustainability

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is on a mission to create a data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hear this exciting keynote CEO Claire Melamed as she shares their vision and highlights how the private sector can collaborate with the international development data community to build momentum and ambition to better protect people and the planet. You’ll walk away with a new understanding of the role data will play as we all tackle climate change and try to achieve the SDGs. For companies new to the SDGs, learn about the bold vision of the SDGs and get new ideas for opportunities to align your corporate goals with the SDGs.


  • Dr. Claire Melamed, Executive Director; Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data - Bio

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

One-On-One Vendor Appointments and Demos


As an added bonus to this year's conference agenda, we are offering private, one-on-one appointments with the below vendors. These appointments were designed for in-house EHS&S professionals to take a deeper dive and get a customized experience of the technological services these companies offer. Please let us know when you register which vendors you’d like to meet with and they will reach out to you starting February 13 to set appointments.


Cority: Cority is the most trusted EHSQ software for assuring client success. Cority enables organizations to utilize Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) software solutions to advance their journey to sustainability and operational excellence.


Enablon: Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the world’s leading provider of sustainability, EHS, and operational risk management solutions. Around the world, hundreds of global companies and millions of users employ our software applications to manage environmental and social performance, minimize risks, and improve profitability.


Enhesa: Enhesa is an international environmental, health and safety consulting firm providing EHS and product regulatory assurance support to businesses worldwide. Enhesa has developed a set of compliance assurance products and services specifically for multinationals: Enhesa's Compliance Intelligence and Regulatory Forecaster services can be provided as an automated datafeed - integrated with the world's leading EHS software platforms. Headquartered in Brussels and Washington, D.C., their team of highly trained and experienced, multilingual consultants have the extensive expertise to keep companies ahead of the latest regulatory policy issues as they unfold in over 290 jurisdictions around the world.


Gensuite: Gensuite is a leading, cloud-based EHS software solutions provider that enables diverse companies to foster safe & sustainable workplaces worldwide. Our fully configurable solutions are designed to solve today’s toughest industry challenges – empowering companies to protect employees, minimize environmental impacts, to achieve functional program goals & objectives.


KPA Online: Join KPA for a free demonstration of the Vera Suite software platform used by more than 10,000 small and medium sized companies across North America. Vera Suite helps organizations like yours automate manual processes, manage employee training with our award-winning training catalogue, conduct mobile-enabled inspections across multiple facilities, track incidents and accidents, and monitor the status of your EHS program with intuitive reports and dashboards. Vera Suite provides the right combination of compliance management software, regulatory resources, online training, and workforce management tools to keep your workforce safe and your business in compliance. kpaonline.com


Lifeguard Solutions: Come see the next generation of EHS&S software built on the industry leading Salesforce platform. Whether in need of an innovative first time cloud solution, or to streamline and upgrade from a legacy provider, Lifeguard Solutions is the answer!


Learn why over 800 global organizations trust Cority to provide their EHSQ software and OHS software. We are the most trusted provider of EHS software. Enablon - Our software solutions help companies manage safety and environmental performance, ensure compliance, minimize risks and improve profitability by leveraging some of the world’s most advanced technologies. Enhesa is the market leader in global environmental, health and safety compliance assurance providing expert regulatory intelligence including EHS compliance, EHS monitoring, product compliance, product monitoring, and regulatory consulting. Enhesa has an in-house team of over 75 EHS regulatory analysts covering North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Gensuite provides the most complete EHS Software Solutions that comply with regulations, streamline business processes & foster a culture of EHS excellence. KPA delivers business solutions for EHS regulatory compliance, risk management software and services. We offer expertise for small to Fortune 500 companies. Lifeguard Solutions is the #1 App on the Salesforce AppExchange for Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management



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