2017 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference

More than just Demos!


A program designed to meet the needs of both software buyers and software optimizers.


With specialized tracks for EHS teams who are going through the software selection and implementation process and those looking to optimize the use of their current system, NAEM's 2017 Software and Data Management provides tools and benchmarking for wherever you are in your software journey.



Select & Implement


Optimize & Streamline


Selection Workshop
(New for 2017)

  • 12 user-led demos (no sales pitches!)
  • Keys to implementation success
  • Cloud vs. SaaS
  • Making the business case for software
  • Get your data out of data jail
  • Build better metrics
  • Optimize your system for better compliance tracking
  • Improve user engagement
  • Assess your organizational readiness
  • Map out a timeline
  • Create a strategic plan
  • Outline your vendor requirements


Monday, March 6, 2017

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Software Selection Workshop

New this year, and strongly recommended for anyone in the market for a software system, this workshop will set the stage for the rest of the conference by giving you tools to maximize your time on Tuesday and Wednesday.


This workshop will provide immediate value to you by:

  • Catapulting you into the buying process
  • Ensure that you will have focused and valuable conversations with vendors/sponsors
  • Help you gain a deeper understanding and knowledge at the data management issue focused sessions
  • Equip you to develop a well-managed and effective selection process


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 –
9:15 a.m.

Official Welcome and Introductions

9:15 –
10:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote

10:45 –
11:45 a.m.

Implementing a Global EHS Compliance & Monitoring Project: Challenges, Benefits, and Keys to Success



  • Philip Pulitzer, Regional Manager, North America; Red-On-Line

Demonstration 1

Jessica O'Brien
Environmental Manager

NuStar Energy LP


Demonstrating regAction with BBNA

Demonstration 2

Laura Espinoza
EHS&S Specialist II

Apache Corp.


Demonstrating Intelex Technologies Inc.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibit Hall

1:00 -
2:00 p.m.

Is a Highly Customized EHS System Worth It? The Benefits And Drawbacks Of One Customized System vs. Employing Multiple Specific Systems



  • Allie Janoch, CEO; Mapistry

Aligning EHS Through Integrated Systems: Success Factors for System Excellence



  • Sameer Vyas, Partner; Huco Consulting

Demonstration 3

Troy Monk

Corporate SSHERA Manager

TPC Group


Demonstrating Dakota Software Corp.

2:15 -
3:15 p.m.

Using Technology to Bulletproof EHS Compliance Management



  • Julian Moffatt, Director of Environmental Solutions; VelocityEHS

Demonstration 4

Mick Durham

Director of Environmental Services

Grain Processing Corp.


Demonstrating Locus Platform

Demonstration 5

Adam Pearson

Assistant Manager – Safety

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.


Demonstrating Medgate

3:15 -
4:00 p.m.


4:00 -
5:00 p.m.

The Transformational Power of Emerging Technology: How Wearable Technology, Virtual Assistants, & Virtual Reality Will Change the World of Data Collection in EHS



  • Donavan Hornsby, Vice President & Corporate Strategy Executive;Gensuite LLC

Using Technology To Document And Modify Behaviors, Creating A Strong Safety Culture



  • Harold Gubnitsky, President and Chief Strategy Officer; ProcessMap Corp.

Demonstration 6

Chuck Kendall

Corporate Safety Manager

Land O' Lakes Inc.


Demonstrating The Humantech System

5:00 -
6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall


Wednesday March 8, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 –
9:15 a.m.

Morning Announcements

9:15 –
10:15 a.m.

NAEM Research

10:15 –
10:45 a.m.


10:45 –
11:45 a.m.

Using Data Visualization to Improve your Balance Sheet



  • Kristin Colberg, Global Environmental Manager; H.B. Fuller Co.

Demonstration 7


Demonstration 8

Joseph Standen

Environmental, Utilities & Regulatory Services Manager

Wawa Inc.




11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibit Hall

1:00 -
2:00 p.m.

Business Processes for Keeping Your System Fresh



Sara Kitchens, CSP, PMP, EHSMIS Program Manager; Google

The Need for Collaboration in the Collection of Supply Chain Data: Human Connectivity And Advanced Technologies



  • Scott Kaufman, Cofounder; PeerAspect

Demonstration 9

Nancy Neilsson

Director EHS - Programs & Audit

Dean Foods Co.


Demonstrating Tableau Software Inc.

2:15 -
3:15 p.m.

Calculating And Verifying Historical Data From Legacy Systems



  • Scott Shaw, Senior Environmental Specialist; Sasol North America Inc.
  • Craig Laskowski, Project Manager, EHS Information Management; CH2M
  • Kevin McKee, Senior Technical Consultant EHS Information Management; CH2M

Demonstration 10

Michael Tucker

Principal Program Manager

National Grid plc


Demonstrating Perillon

Demonstration 11

Kathleen Woodward

Manager, EHS&S

Biogen Inc.


Demonstrating  CR360

3:15 -
4:00 p.m.


4:00 -
5:00 p.m.

How To Revive A Deployed Compliance Management System From The Brink Of Disaster



  • Phillip Wiedenfeld, PE, Senior Advisor, Environmental Systems; Enbridge Energy Company Inc.

Leveraging Excel To Support Reporting And Task Management



  • Don Ahearn, President; xOverTime Inc.
  • David Hadzinsky, Director, EHS; PCC Airfoils LLC

Demonstration 12

Nate Snyder

Global Manager, Operations EHS

Valvoline Inc.


Demonstrating ProcessMAP


Conference Adjourns


Program Topics


The program will help you plan for and optimize your software performance in these program areas and more:


  • 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
  • MIS lifecycles

Do you have a case study or best practice to share? Call for Presentation Abstracts coming soon!


NAEM will soon be accepting presentation abstracts for 12 sessions featuring a client or end software user who will describe how s/he addressed an EHS or Sustainability challenge with the help of a software product. If you are interested in submitting a presentation abstract, please fill in and return the attached abstract submission form.


Contact NAEM Program Director Mike Mahanna at (202) 986-6613 or mike@naem.org to talk more about how you can get involved in the 2017 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference or if you have any questions regarding the abstract submissions.

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