EHS+ESG TECH22 | Compliance, Reporting & Digital Strategy
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TECH22 Conference Agenda

Next Generation Challenges Require Next Generation Solutions

New disclosure realities, climate risk management, broader stakeholder scrutiny, increased pressure for operational efficiencies — these challenges and more are facing today's EHS&S leaders.


To help EHS&S leaders skillfully meet new demands and long-standing expectations, this year's TECH22 Conference will examine technologies and strategies that address your most urgent needs and shed new light on persistent issues.


From building a data and reporting infrastructure for ESG and integrating data across organizational silos to deploying emerging technologies for new data insights, turnkey compliance and risk mitigation, our robust agenda will explore the software, innovations, and technology designed to drive EHS&S program success.


The 2022 Program will consist of three content areas:

  • ESG Performance Tracking, Management & Reporting
  • Carbon Accounting & Product Stewardship
  • EHS Risk Management & Compliance

Join us to learn how technology, software and innovations can empower your EHS&S programs to meet the changes and challenges ahead.


Tuesday April 5, 2022

Our opening day features a free webinar courtesy of Microsoft, plus two interactive and in-depth workshops to address mission-critical technology and data challenges. The 90-minute workshops include time for your specific questions and group problem-solving. Workshop sessions and the reception are only open to in-house corporate professionals and workshops sponsors. The webinar is open to all, including those not registered for the conference.


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CT)

Tech Conference Kick-Off Webinar: Aligning Corporate ESG Initiatives to Market Expectations

Pre-Recorded Virtual Content

Join us as we kick-off the 2022 Tech conference with a virtual webinar. This will be the only virtual content available during the conference. Due to the importance of the message, this webinar is open all — both TECH conference attendees and non-attendees may participate. We do require you register in advance.


Webinar Topic: As ESG investing continues to grow, Financial Services firms, from Asset Management to Private Equity, are all stepping in to uncover the risks and opportunities of their investments. Learn how your internal systems, data, and technology play a role in the market's assessment of your company and how Digital Transformation could lead to higher quality information for all stakeholders.


Presenter: Matthew Sekol, Industry Executive, Capital Markets; Microsoft Corp. - Bio


Sponsored by:


No matter where you are in your sustainability journey, Microsoft cloud–based technology solutions can help you move forward.


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Workshop: Developing a Digital EHS & ESG Roadmap & Selecting the Right Tool for Excellence

Room: Sundance 6

As your company grows, efficiently managing data becomes more challenging. But, what’s the best strategy for selecting the right tool(s) to meet organizational demands today and in the future?


Join this workshop to empower your EHS & ESG technology journey. Learn to set goals for meeting technology objectives so you can succeed with the best application for your needs.


During this interactive session, attendees will complete a workbook for their organization to utilize during the conference and beyond.


Get guidance and support for:


  • Creating a digitization plan that aligns objectives, schedule and scope
  • Validating relevant and thorough requirements (beyond functional) against proven solutions
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes that waste effort and money
  • Understanding market trends and risk (e.g., EGS buzzwords vs. reality; risk of M&A activity)
  • Planning for implementation


Presenter: Sameer Vyas, Founding Partner; Huco Consulting Inc. - Bio

Zach Johnston, Director of Sales; Huco Consulting - Bio


All workshop sessions are only open to in-house corporate professionals and the sponsors of the workshops.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)


3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Workshop - Strategies for Enterprise Reporting: Leveraging Data from Disparate Systems

Room: Sundance 6

Because most companies rely on multiple data collection systems, challenges arise when EHS and Sustainability leaders need to integrate or compare data from different systems used by various departments or run across the enterprise.


This session features two case studies showing how EHS leaders were able to successfully extract, combine, analyze, and perform effective enterprise reporting — despite obstacles created by disparate systems and siloed data sets.


Attendees will learn best practices for project design, phased implementation, testing and deployment, and leave with an understanding of key data platform design and architecture choices.


Presenters: Patrick Hecht, Senior Project Manager, EHS-QS Digital Services Practice Lead; AECOM - Bio
Rashmi ManthaSenior Technical Advisor; AECOM Technical Services - Bio


All workshop sessions are only open to in-house corporate professionals and the sponsors of the workshops.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CT)

Workshop Networking Reception

Room: Sundance 6 Corridor

The reception is only open to in-house corporate professionals and the sponsors of the workshops and reception.


Sponsored by:


ddms helps you make data-driven decisions in all steps of your environmental data lifecycle. Data is one of your company’s most valuable assets—and ddms is here to advocate for data quality, integrity and accuracy.




Wednesday April 6, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (CT)

Registration & Breakfast

Room: Ballroom E


Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (CT)

Opening Remarks

Room: Ballroom F


  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM - Bio

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Opening Keynote: Elements Driving the Corporate Environmental, Social, Governance Agenda

Room: Ballroom F

In this opening keynote session, Tim Mohin will give his insights on the major impacts and upcoming changes in environmental, social and governance drivers. Attendees will leave this keynote session understanding how potential regulations and stakeholder priorities will impact how they are measuring, tracking and reporting their progress on ESG programs.


  • Tim Mohin, Executive Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer; Persefoni AI - Bio

Moderator: Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM - Bio

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (CT)

Using an Integrated EMIS to deliver ESG Performance

Room: Ballroom C/D

Like many companies, Denbury was managing their EHS program with multiple homegrown solutions which limited their efficiency and ability to easily report on KPIs and trends. In reviewing EHS solutions, Denbury determined they needed a flexible system that could align with their workflow process and fit their data structure with a smooth legacy data migration, which is why they turned to Perillon. The solution has given Denbury the tools needed to easily align to their existing management process. During this session, attendees will learn about the easy transition between the old homegrown system and new cloud-based platform, and how it has provided Denbury management with the data needed to quickly review KPIs, trends, etc. Speakers will discuss how being able to capture this data — along with an intuitive ease of use experience — all assists in the future of ESG metrics as well.


  • Randy Robichaux, Vice President – HSE, Regulatory, and Asset Integrity; Denbury Resources Inc. - Bio

Moderator: John Niemoller, Chief Executive Officer; Perillon - Bio

Powering EHS Transformation and Sustainability with a Robust Data Analytics Platform

Room: Ballroom A/B

The ScottsMiracle-Gro company (SMG) has a strong commitment to comprehensive health and safety for all its workers, and utilizes ProcessMAP’s EHS data analytics platform, a comprehensive suite of integrated software solutions, and a robust set of mobile apps to drive real-time risk management. Come to this session to learn how SMG is utilizing ProcessMAP's EHS software solutions to monitor metrics and proactively identify areas for improvement. The speaker will discuss how ACT data analytics (Accurate, Complete, and Timely) helped the company improve worker safety by tracking employee safety metrics and giving EH&S insight into behavioral trends.


  • Caleb Nye, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist; Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. - Bio

Moderator: Phill Welch, Account Executive; ProcessMAP Corp. - Bio

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (CT)


Room: Ballroom E


Sponsored by


Barr provides engineering and environmental consulting services to clients across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Our engineers, scientists, and technical specialists work together to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources. Intelex cloud-based software manages environment, health & safety, quality and suppliers for regulatory compliance, and streamline ISO initiatives.


12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

1:00 p.m. - 1:45p.m. (CT)

Keynote: esG - Strategies for Preparing for Increased Scrutiny Around Corporate Governance

Room: Ballroom F

In this opening keynote session, Amanda Sabates will offer her view on the rapidly evolving landscape of regulatory reporting, provide insights on the challenges companies of all sizes are facing, and showcase how to improve outcomes with innovation and technology. Attendees will leave this keynote session with practical insight and the foundations of a strategic road map for companies to follow in readying themselves for the future of governance reporting.


  • Amanda Sabates, Vice President of Corporate Audit; Honeywell - Bio

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (CT)

How Digital Product Stewardship Enables Business Growth

Room: Ballroom F

Product Stewardship has been asked to transform into a strategic business function. This is a growth imperative for both B2B and B2C companies, as bringing safe, innovative, and sustainable products to market is at the core of their strategy to create value for customers.


Join this presentation to learn how suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers are using enterprise technology and data platforms to elevate product stewardship to a strategic function that delivers on customer demands, builds brand trust, and drives topline business growth.


  • John Hott, Director of Global Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs; Eastman Chemical Co. - Bio
  • David Maher, Director of Strategy & Business Development; Veeva Systems Inc. - Bio

Moderator: Adam Seery, Senior Manager of Market Research and Strategic Initiatives; American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Bio

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (CT)

Digitalizing the Field-to-Lab Data Workflow for a Global Remediation Portfolio

Room: Ballroom B

When Remediation Management and ddms undertook an ambitious initiative to fully digitalize the field-to-lab workflow, the objectives were to centralize data and improve efficiency and accuracy of information gathering and data transmission. With several thousand sites and hundreds of users, the team knew this would be a significant effort requiring thoughtful engagement with stakeholders. Come to this session to learn valuable lessons from this experience relating to stakeholder engagement and requirements for gathering to enact such a significant change with a large, multi-site organization. The speakers in this session will also discuss the process to build and standardize a digital field-to-lab data workflow, address stakeholder challenges and share lessons learned with our audience.


  • Pramod Neelappa, Digital Transformation Leader; bp - Bio

Moderator: Monica Calabria, Environmental Data Manager; ddms Inc.- Bio

What Role Can Third Party Data Verification Play in Ensuring ESG Data Accuracy

Room: Ballroom D

Many ESG & EHS leaders are gearing up to meet potential new reporting regulations. This includes building out and fortifying their data collection processes. However, collecting data that is accurate, verifiable and auditable is the key to future-proofing programs. Come to this panel discussion session to hear how different companies have tackled the challenge of data quality and what role third party data verification plays in this effort.


  • Barjouth Aguilar Ayala, Head of Global Sustainability Program and Foundation Officer; Flex Ltd. - Bio
  • Mike Miller, Senior Vice President, Risk Management, EHS, Sustainability, & Industrial/Corporate Real Estate; Advance Auto Parts Inc. - Bio

Moderator: Michael Mondshine, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change; WSP USA - Bio

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (CT)

Opening Reception In Exhibit Hall

Room: Ballroom F



Thursday April 7, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (CT)

Registration & Breakfast

Room: Ballroom E


Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (CT)

Day 2 Welcome

Room: Ballroom F


  • Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM - Bio

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (CT)

Keynote: The Future of EHS & ESG Technologies and Software

Room: Ballroom F

Disruptive technologies are changing the way we work. But how do you spot a value-add from a fad? Join us as some of the brightest developers from EHS & ESG technology firms discuss: Which digital strategies will have the biggest impact on the way you manage, assess and report on your EHS & ESG programs? What new developments and innovative capabilities are top software companies building into their products? Don’t miss this keynote session for an insider's perspective on emerging tech.


  • Vijay Alluru, Chief Product Operations Officer; Benchmark ESG - Bio
  • Blake McGowan, Director of Research; VelocityEHS - Bio
  • Rob Davis, Vice President, Product Management; Wolters Kluwer - Bio

Moderator: Virginia Hoekenga, Deputy Director; NAEM - Bio

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CT)

ESH in Digital Transformation - More than Meets the Eye

Room: Ballroom C

2022 marks the 5th year in Lockheed Martin's ESH Digital Transformation to unify processes, strengthen compliance and foster continuous improvement. myESH, powered by Enablon, is the single Lockheed Martin application to manage ESH information, transfer knowledge and demonstrate the one approach. Through this digital journey we've been able to make ESH compliance actionable and provide easy access to relevant information. However, as you may suspect there's more than meets the eye when implementing a digital solution for a global corporation.


  • Karen Reed, System Integration Business Analyst Senior; Lockheed Martin Corp. - Bio
  • Sarah K. Young, Environment, Safety & Health Engineer Senior Staff; Lockheed Martin Corp. - Bio

Moderator: Rashmi Mantha, Senior Technical Advisor; AECOM Technical Services - Bio

Using Technology as a Foundation for a Strategic and Methodical Approach to ESG Management

Room: Ballroom D

ESG management is dominating board room conversations around the world, but many business leaders lack a deep understanding of what ESG means to their organization at a tactical level. This includes a tendency to overlook the importance of EHS to ESG success. Join this session and learn how one multibillion dollar retailer, together with their technology partner, has designed and implemented a dual EHS/ESG program meant to simultaneously optimize the management of both disciplines. Attendees will gain a realistic understanding of the steps required to execute this type of management approach and how software helps maximize a business’s ability to achieve its EHS and ESG goals.


  • Sharon Saknit, Director of Global Environmental Compliance; Costco Wholesale Corp.

Moderator: Michael Tuohy, Vice President of Environment & Sustainability, Global Services; Intelex Technologies Inc.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)


Room: Ballroom E

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Panel: Corporate Approaches to Greenhouse Gas Management

Room: Ballroom F

Join this interactive session to learn about the tools and technologies your corporate peers are using to collect and manage GHG emissions data and how those systems are supporting the companies’ ability to set and meet climate reduction goals.


  • Victoria Emerick, Executive Director & Global Head of Corporate Sustainability Strategy & Operations; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. - Bio
  • Helen Thompson, Sustainability Specialist; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. - Bio

Moderator: Julia Silberman, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement; CDP - Bio

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (CT)

Break in Exhibit Hall

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Closing Keynote: How an Integrated Management Approach Drives ESG Performance and Reduces Business Risk

Room: Ballroom F

Hear from Sandy Nessing, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, as she discusses how she assembled an ESG management team including AEP's top finance, operations, legal, sustainability, and investor relations leaders to proactively manage ESG risks and identify real business opportunities. Sandy will discuss the structure of this group and the types of issues and outcomes they have been able to generate for AEP. She will also share insights and advice on how others can lead by convening similar cross functional teams and some of the lessons and new points of view she’s gained by working with other key business partners through this process.


  • Sandy Nessing, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer; American Electric Power Co. Inc. - Bio

Moderator: Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM - Bio

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (CT)

Closing Remarks


  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM - Bio

3:15 p.m. (CT)

Conference Adjourns


Please contact Danielle Close, Programs Associate, at danielle at naem dot org with any questions.

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