Summit Agenda

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

Join us for 3 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.

The HSE & OpEx split will be as follows:
Monday 2nd March: OpEx workshops only
Tuesday 3rd March: HSE & OpEx day
Wednesday 4th March: HSE focused day

  • Welcome
    13:45-14:00
    L3 Hall

    Welcome & Overview

    Speaker:
  • Keynote
    14:00-14:25
    L3 Hall

    Digital Strategy For Operational Excellence: The Next Five Years

    Keynote:

    Operations leaders share a vision for the use of digital technologies to improve operational excellence. But the practical execution of these visions across the business is often held back by technical barriers and insufficient funding. With a wide range of new technologies aimed at operational excellence coming into the commercial mainstream there is a real opportunity to make a step change in implementing a digital strategy to enhance operational excellence over the next five years.

  • Panel
    14:25-15:05
    L3 Hall

    Closing The Gap Between Vision And Reality For Digital Operational Excellence

    Speaker:

    Going from vision to implementation with digital projects for operational excellence typically involves putting together multiple parts to complete the whole picture. The panellists will explain how they have shaped their vision for a digitally-enhanced approach to operational excellence as well as their project implementation approach. Delegates will hear about using permit to work systems to improve contractor safety, various digital twin strategies, asset information management and analytics for maintenance optimization.

  • Break
    15:05-15:30
    L3 Hall

    Networking Break

  • Workshop
    15:30-16:15
    L3 Hall

    Operational Excellence Workshop 1

  • Workshop
    16:15-17:00
    L3 Hall

    Operational Excellence Workshop 2

  • Dinner
    18:30-21:00
    L3 Hall

    Operational Excellence Networking Dinner

  • Welcome
    08:30-08:45
    L3 Theatre

    Welcome & Overview

    Speaker:
  • Keynote
    08:45-09:15
    L3 Theatre

    Organizational Resilience For Safe Operations

    Keynote:
    • Kevin Furniss , Vice President, Head of Corporate Safety at A.P. Møller - Maersk

    More rules don’t improve safety. Organizational resilience is what makes the difference. Our keynote speaker, the Head of Corporate Safety at Denmark-headquartered Maersk with 88,000 employees, will explain how he has implemented a new corporate safety strategy. Delegates will get new insights on how to build capacity for safe operations outside the core EHS group. And learn how Maersek group is folding technology into this cross-functional approach to safety transformation.

  • Panel
    09:15-09:45
    L3 Theatre

    Integrating Asset & Worker Risk Management

    Chair:

    Due to the complexities of collecting and sharing data, defining systems for worker safety has historically belonged to the EHS function and operations groups have taken ownership of asset health management. But the rise of cloud software and broader availability of data science techniques makes it realistic for firms to pursue an integrated approach to asset and worker risk management. After all, it is interactions between workers and assets that cause serious incidents. The panel will discuss the initial steps towards the “big prize” of integrated risk management.

  • Panel
    09:45-10:15
    L3 Theatre

    Shaping An Effective Digital Twin Strategy

    Chair:

    The popularity of a “digital twin” which replicates in close to real-time the actual operations of an industrial facility has rapidly taken off. Both operations leaders and heads of HSE see usage scenarios such as better asset health monitoring, better understanding of maintenance requirements and real-time risk management. Whilst it is easy to get bamboozled by 3D visualizations, what is an effective way to shape your digital twin strategy? This panel will share insights on their approaches and give delegates an update on the current state of development of digital twin technologies.

  • Break
    10:15-10:45
    L2 Exhibition

    Networking Break

  • Workshop
    10:45-11:30
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshops

    Overcoming Hurdles To APM Software Projects

    Permit To Work / Contractor Safety

  • Trailblazer
    11:30-11:50
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Innovation Trailblazers

    Operational Excellence Stream

    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream

  • Trailblazer
    11:50-12:15
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Operational Excellence Stream

    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream

  • Break
    12:15-13:15
    L2 Exhibition
  • Workshop
    13:15-14:15
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshop

    Operational Excellence Stream

    Environment, Health & Safety Steam

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

    Focus Groups

    Focus Group A
    Sponsorship Available

    Focus Group B
    Sponsorship Available

    Focus Group C
    Sponsorship Available

    Focus Group D
    Sponsorship Available

  • Keynote
    14:15-15:15
    L3 Theatre

    Six Operational Excellence Technologies To Prioritize In 2020

    To inform operations and HSE technology strategies, six Verdantix analysts will each provide 10 minute, high impact technology overviews. Delegates will learn about control of work/permit to work software; holistic contractor safety management; digital twins based on APM software, connected worker platforms, anti-drone defence systems, IoT smart building platforms.

  • Break
    15:15-15:40
    L2 Exhibition

    Networking Break

  • Panel
    15:40-16:20
    L3 Theatre

    Contractor Safety: New Solutions For Individuals, Sites & Firms

    Chair:

    The issue of contractor safety contains to raise its ugly head as incident rates among contractors are often 2x or 3x those for workers and many firms outsource more hazardous work to contractor organizations. This panel will explain how they are tackling the complex issue of contractor safety by using digital solutions which pre-qualify organizations, monitor individuals’ competency and ensure site-level work is undertaken in compliance with standard operating procedures. The panellists will also debate the potential for digital safety passports to improve behavioural safety.

  • Panel
    16:20-17:00
    L3 Theatre

    Key Success Factors For Operations/EHS Collaboration

    Chair:

    From 2020 onwards technology-savvy millennials will be 39 to 24 years old and will be the biggest demographic group in the workforce. At the same time cloud-based software and the Industrial IoT will accelerate information collection, sharing and analysis between functions and sites. The panel will discuss how these two factors – and others – lay the groundwork for closer collaboration between operations and EHS. Delegates will be able to share their success stories in terms of organizational design and technology adoption which have improved collaboration and enhanced performance.

  • Wrap up
    17:00-17:15
    L3 Theatre

    Day One Wrap Up

    Speaker:
  • Reception
    17:30-18:30
    L2 Exhibition

    Cocktail Reception

  • Dinner
    18:30-21:30
    L3 Theatre

    Gala Dinner & Operational Excellence Awards

  • Welcome
    08:30-08:45
    L3 Theatre

    Welcome & Overview

    Speaker:
  • Keynote
    08:45-09:15
    L3 Theatre

    Title Sponsor Keynote

  • Panel
    00:00-09:45
    L3 Theatre

    Tactical HSE Technology Investments: Smart Or Stupid?

    Chair:

    Few heads of HSE have a discretionary annual budget for technology investments above EUR 200,000. As a result, most HSE technology investment decisions are tactical. Firms buy an EHS software platform but only implement three modules or VR safety training is limited to a small number of high hazard tasks and workers. The panel will discuss how prevalent this tactical approach to HSE tech investment is. And will engage in debate with the audience as to the positives and negatives from such a strategy. Delegates can then determine how they should reframe their own investment plans.

  • Panel
    09:45-10:15
    L3 Theatre

    Expectations Of Millennial Workers For Frontline Technologies

    Chair:

    For more than 10 years senior managers have been discussing the challenges posed by the different expectations of millennials in the workplace. As the entire demographic is now in work, what should operations and HSE leaders learn about their expectations for technology availability and use? The panel, composed of millennials will share their views on what firms should and shouldn’t do to keep them engaged and align with the new value of this demographic group. They will also explain how they will approach technology strategy as they take on increasingly senior management roles.

  • Break
    10:15-10:45
    L2 Exhibition

    Networking Break

  • Workshop
    10:45-11:30
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshops

    Environment, Health & Safety Steam 1

    Environment, Health & Safety Steam 2

  • Workshop
    11:30-12:30
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshops

    Environment, Health & Safety Steam 1

    Environment, Health & Safety Steam 2

  • Trailblazer
    12:15-12:30
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream 1

    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream 2

  • Break
    12:30-13:30
    L2 Exhibition
  • Panel
    13:30-14:15
    L3 Theatre

    Focus On Fatigue: Will Wearables Solve The Problem?

    Chair:

    Fatigue is recognized as one of the most frequently cited causes for serious injuries and fatalities. As it is largely invisible to supervisors and safety leaders, preventing fatigue from causing incidents is a huge challenge. Industrial wearables for vital signs monitoring have been put forward as a new solution to the problem. But will wearables alone solve the problem or do managers need to take a broader approach which looks at shift times, maintenance records and fit for work assessments? The panel will share their experiences with different approaches to overcoming the risks of fatigue to worker and asset safety.

  • Panel
    14:15-15:00
    L3 Theatre

    Serious Injuries And Fatalities: From Root Cause To Elimination

    Chair:

    Over the last 10 years, most organizations with an active safety programme have reduced their overall Lost Time Injury Rates. It is widely accepted, however, that serious injury and fatality (SIF) rates have remained stubbornly high across industries and all regions even though many firms have zero harm targets. This panel will discuss new management approaches and technology solutions that can be applied to reduce SIFs. Delegates will learn how analysis of an increased volumes of data on near misses and high potential events may be one of the most effective strategies to eliminate SIFs.

  • Wrap up
    15:00-15:15
    L3 Theatre

    Summit Wrap Up

    Speaker:
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