Summit Agenda

2 Days – 4 Focus Groups – 6 Trailblazers – 8 Panels – 9 Workshops

Join us for 2 days of thought leadership discussions and insights. Verdantix events and content are crafted and delivered through sessions such as Keynotes, Panels, Best Practices Workshops, Innovation Trailblazers, Analyst Teach Ins, Focus Groups, Roundtables, and Customer & Vendor Workshops.

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  • Welcome
    08:30-08:45
    Drake Suite

    Welcome & Overview

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  • Keynote
    08:45-09:15
    Drake Suite

    What Digital Transformation Means For HSE

    Speaker:
    • Michael Cooke , SVP Global Head of HSE and Sustainability at ABB

    In the last 2 years, the mindset of HSE leaders have changed from “why should we align with digital strategies” to “how should we implement digital strategies”. Reflecting this overall shift in business thinking which has spread from the technology and consumer sectors into the industrial world, this keynote speech will illuminate the strategic implications of digital transformation for the HSE function.

  • Panel
    09:15-09:45
    Drake Suite

    HSE Leaders Of The Future: Innovators, Collaborators & Digitizers

    Chair:

    The mission statement for HSE is moving from compliance to participating in business value creation. This has big implications for the responsibilities, activities and skill sets of future HSE leaders. If the future of HSE leadership is dependent on innovation, collaboration and digitization what does the HSE community need to change to ensure the profession continues to succeed in the next 5 years?

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  • Panel
    09:45-10:15
    Drake Suite

    Risk Creation: Health And Safety’s Role In Business Growth

    Chair:

    Historically health and safety practitioners have been responsible for ensuring business operations comply with regulations and have implemented management systems to control risks. Forward-looking health and safety leaders now get involved in the process of “risk creation” which is triggered by business growth into new markets and new activities. Can safety leaders effectively control risks which they have created with business partners? Or does this imperil the three lines of defence model of risk management?

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  • Networking Break
    10:15-10:45
    Harris Suite

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by SHE Software

  • Workshop
    10:45-11:30
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Best Practices Workshop

    Enablon

    Speaker:
    • Noelle Harvey , Director Product Management – EMEA at Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business

    Cority

    The Journey To EHS Operational Excellence

    Speakers:
    • Pam Bobbitt , Director of Channels & Product Marketing at Cority
    • Benoît Marsa , FISH Program Manager – Corporate OHSMS Manager at Airbus
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  • Trailblazer
    11:30-11:50
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Airsweb

    Virtual Safety Assistant In The Workplace

    Speakers:

    RAP International

    The Advantages Of Design And Integration For Your Digital HSE Tools

    Speaker:
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  • Trailblazer
    11:50-12:15
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Innovation Trailblazer

    iAuditor

    Data-driven Health And Safety Is The Future: Getting Frontline Workers To Adopt Digital Tools And Deliver Better Insights.

    Speaker:
    • Nicky Chenery , Director of Customer Success - EMEA at SafetyCulture

    Intelex

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  • Lunch
    12:15-13:15
    Harris Suite

    Lunch

    Sponsored by Red-on-line

  • Analyst Teach In
    13:15-13:30
    Drake Suite

    Succeeding With Wearables Projects

    Speaker:

    Whilst HSE professionals see significant potential for wearable technologies to improve health and safety outcomes, the market is flooded with scores of new tech devices and few examples exist of large-scale successful roll outs. During this 15 minute analyst teach-in you’ll get a clear understanding of the different categories of industrial wearables on the market, insights into different vendors’ offerings and advice on how to initiate a successful pilot project.

  • Panel
    13:30-14:15
    Drake Suite

    Best Practices For HSE Analytics

    Chair:

    Broader deployment of data collection via mobile apps, EHS software, wearables and digital sensors enables firms to dramatically enhance HSE data quality, volume and timeliness. As a result, there is interest in the development of new leading indicators and predictive analytics models to get more value from HSE data. This panel shares best practices on HSE analytics from improvements in risk management frameworks to the use of breakthrough technology like graph databases.

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  • Focus Group
    14:15-15:15
    Millennium Suite

    Wearables For Fatigue And Vital Signs Monitoring

    Chair:

    This focus group will provide up to 15 HSE professionals with the opportunity to shape the product development and business case for a supplier of wearable technology for fatigue vital signs monitoring. You will be presented with details about the technology, proposed use case, pricing and currently identified benefits. Attendees will be able to provide feedback to improve the alignment of the wearable devices with your requirements.

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  • Focus Group
    14:15-15:15
    Millennium Suite

    Operational Risk Management Software For Industrial Assets

    Sponsored by Arcadis

    Chair:

    This focus group will provide up to 15 HSE professionals with the opportunity to shape the product development and business case for a supplier of operational risk management software. You will be presented with details about the technology, proposed use case and currently identified benefits. Attendees will be able to provide feedback to improve the alignment of the operational risk management software with your requirements.

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  • Focus Group
    14:15-15:15
    Millennium Suite

    The Stakes Are High. How Does User Experience Impact Engagement?

    Sponsored by SHE Software

    Chair:

    Studies have shown that organisations with high employee engagement reduce risk and experience significantly lower incidents. In fact, highly engaged organisations achieve up to 70% fewer safety incidents and enjoy higher customer satisfaction, sales and profit than lower engaged organisations. But how does an organisation improve employee engagement?

    This focus group will discuss the challenges of creating a culture of safety, the role of UX/UI methods and configurable tools to improve employee engagement and how the EHS market views the value of a highly engaged workforce.

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  • Focus Group
    14:15-15:15
    Millennium Suite

    Improving The Safety Of Employees With Computer Vision

    Sponsored by Cortexica

    Chair:

    This focus group will provide HSE professionals an opportunity to shape the development of an action recognition product for the workplace. It is a solution that works in support of automating health and safety compliance. We will discuss the technology, use cases, the benefits of having the solution in place and the challenges of adopting technology in the EHS industry. Attendees will be able to provide feedback that will be considered as part of the product roadmap.

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  • Workshop
    14:15-15:15
    Drake Suite

    State Of The Market: HSE Technologies In 2019 And Beyond

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    Based on Verdantix global survey data and market forecasts, this workshop is designed to give executives at HSE technology and services vendors a comprehensive overview of predicted market evolution. We will cover key trends such as the digitization of HSE, the rise of risk-centric management approaches and the battle between corporate software and an ever-expanding digital toolbox. This workshop will also include European market size and forecast data for EHS software, product compliance, operational risk software and EHS services.

  • Networking Break
    15:15-15:40
    Harris Suite

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by SHE Software

  • Panel
    15:40-16:20
    Drake Suite

    Enhancing HSE’s Involvement With Operational Risk Management

    Chair:
    • Malavika Tohani , Principal Analyst at Verdantix
    • Marc Van Breda , Vice President Safety, Health, Environment & Energy Policy at BASF
    • Daniel Halter , Global Head of Risk Management and HSSE at CEVA Logistics
    • Noelle Harvey , Director Product Management – EMEA at Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business
    • Paul Wright , Group Health & Safety Director at Biffa

    The concept of intelligent risk management is moving up the agenda of HSE leaders who are elevating the added value of their function and moving away from a compliance mindset. The panellists which provide recommendations on how to successfully engage with the rest of the organization to enhance operational risk management without compromising the integrity of the HSE function. Is the distinction between risk oversight and risk ownership captured in the three lines of defence model the best approach to take?

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  • Panel
    16:20-17:00
    Drake Suite

    From Pilot Projects To Value Delivery: Mastering Emerging Tech Adoption

    Chair:

    The recent Verdantix survey of 411 EHS managers found that 60% consider innovation is a high priority for the EHS function and 23% consider that it is essential. However, how well equipped are EHS leaders for bringing a wide range of new technologies into the business? This panel will provide advice on how to manage innovation processes, shape pilot projects, de-risk technology roll outs and implement change management that goes hand in hand with digitization initiatives.

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  • Wrap up
    17:00-18:00
    Drake Suite

    Day One Wrap Up

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  • Reception
    18:00-19:00
    Centenary Hall

    Cocktail Reception

    Verdantix invites all attendees to a cocktail reception in the Centenary Hall

  • Dinner
    19:00-22:00
    Centenary Hall

    Verdantix Gala Dinner

  • Welcome
    08:30-08:45
    Drake Suite

    Welcome & Overview

    Speaker:
  • Keynote
    08:45-09:15
    Drake Suite

    The Future Is Now. A Glimpse Into How Industry 4.0 Technology Is Changing What Is Possible…And What Is Expected Of Us All

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  • Panel
    09:15-10:00
    Drake Suite

    Maximizing The Benefit Of Mobile Apps For HSE

    Chair:

    Mobile applications for incident reporting, safety observations and audits have been widely adopted and the HSE community increasingly buys into the value. However, many firms have struggled to drive widespread adoption and others have invested in standalone mobile apps that don’t connect with other safety data. This panel will share insights on how to ensure your mobile HSE apps project is a success for you as well as frontline workers.

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  • Networking Break
    10:00-10:30
    Harris Suite

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by SHE Software

  • Workshop
    10:30-11:15
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Best Practices Workshop

    SAI Global

    Global Digital Transformation Of Health And Safety Programmes

    Speakers:

    Quentic

    Health & Safety Management System According To ISO 45001 In The Renewable Energy Sector Supported Through HSE Software Quentic

    Speakers:
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  • Workshop
    11:15-12:00
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Best Practices Workshop

    Sphera

    Managing Contractor Risks To Drive Down Incident Rates And Improve Safety Performance

    Speakers:
    • Fraser Goodey , VP Customer Success & Solution Consulting at Sphera
    • Richard Head , Head of Health, Safety & Environment at Trafigura

    Gensuite

    Driving A Digital Management System To Improve EHS Performance

    Speakers:
    • Joop Salomons , Manufacturing Excellence Program Manager Safety at Essity
    • Peter Walsh , Director, Business Development, Europe at Gensuite
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  • Trailblazer
    12:00-12:20
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Avetta

    Using Technology To Optimise Supplier Performance

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    Alcumus

    How To Use Technology To Truly Save Lives And Not Just Become Paperless

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  • Lunch
    12:20-13:20
    Hollins Suite

    Lunch

    Sponsored by Red-on-line

    Join us for a networking lunch or go to the registration desk to put your name on the list to take the players tour of the Chelsea Football Stadium, home of the Blues. The tour will take you behind the scenes at one of the world’s greatest football clubs, giving you access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. Along the way you will visit various stands in the stadium, the press room, home and away dressing rooms, the tunnel and dug-out areas.

  • Panel
    13:20-14:00
    Drake Suite

    Ergonomics, Wellbeing & Fatigue Monitoring – What Role For Technology?

    Chair:

    The health remit of HSE practitioners has expanded from occupational health into a broader well-being or total worker health agenda which includes issues such as mental health, work stress and non-work related injuries, illness and fatigue. This panel will discuss the potential role for technology to support this broader well-being agenda across data gathering, medical services, employee engagement and training.

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  • Roundtable
    14:00-14:40
    Drake Suite

    Delivering HSE Efficiencies With Technology

    Doing more with less is the mantra of finance directors and the HSE function needs to respond to this pressure to cut costs. Delegates will break out into tables of 8 to 10 participants and will be equipped with a worksheet to identify the cost saving potential of eight different technology solutions.

  • Networking Break
    14:40-15:00
    Harris Suite

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by SHE Software

  • Panel
    15:00-15:45
    Drake Suite

    Succeeding With Global Rollouts Of HSE Software

    Chair:

    More than 80% of firms have a vision of implementing a single, integrated EHS software platform according to Verdantix survey of 383 HSE decision-makers. Succeeding with such ambitious projects often requires years of effort and change management challenges are often underestimated. The experts on this panel will share their lessons learnt from complex EHS software implementations covering issues such as aligning with IT project management, selecting cloud over on premise, designing requirements for different user profiles and module-by-module deployment.

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  • Workshop
    15:45-16:30
    Drake Suite
    Hollins Suite

    Customer & Vendor Workshop

    Customer Workshop
    Best Practices For EHS Software Selection

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    Vendor Workshop
    Future Evolution Of The EHS Software Market

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  • Wrap up
    16:30-
    Drake Suite

    Summit Wrap Up & Close

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