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
Sponsored session allocation subject to change

  • 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

    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:
    • David Metcalfe , CEO at Verdantix
    • Julian Zec , Global Manager Drilling Performance & Maintenance Optimization at Cameron, a Schlumberger Company
    • Cristian Matei , Head of Business Transformation / Co-Founder and President at Veolia / Advanced Thinking
    • David Ryder , Vice President - Digital Innovation at Lloyd's Register

    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

    Sponsored by RegScan

  • Workshop
    15:30-16:15
    L3 Hall

    Lloyd’s Register
    How to close the analytics gap between Data and EHS insight through AI

    Operational Excellence Workshop

    Chair:
    • Dennis Callaghan , Principal Analyst for Operational Excellence at Verdantix
    • David Ryder , Vice President - Digital Innovation at Lloyd's Register
    • Elena Prekopova , Director, Digital Commercialisation at Lloyd’s Register
    • Darren Read , Fire, H&S Manager at Mitchells & Butlers

    At LR, We’ve harnessed our experience and latest AI technology to uncover holistic and granular HSE insights from any type and size of data lake.

    This workshop would be a place to discuss the challenges you face , share your experience and review new AI solutions.

    Join our discussion at the Verdantix HSE & Operational Excellence Innovation Summit EMEA 2020.

  • Workshop
    16:15-17:00
    L3 Hall

    Sponsorship Available
    Next Generation Risk Management: Digital Twins, Bowties & Human Factors

    Operational Excellence Workshop 2

    Speaker:

    Separate organizational responsibilities have historically kept data about asset health and worker safety in separate decision-making silos. But asset owners and safety leaders know that serious incidents virtually always involve the interplay of workers with assets. Whether it is injuries caused by forklift trucks or shutdowns resulting from badly planned hot work. This session will explore findings from human factors research in the context of recent technology developments which enable plant managers to view and control interdependent risks across equipment and workers. Attendees will learn about new information management strategies to improve risk management capacity.

  • Dinner
    18:30-21:00

    Sponsorship Available
    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

    Winning People Strategies To Deliver HSE And Operations Innovation

    Chair:

    As operations and HSE leaders take on more responsibility for process innovation they encounter a broad range of organizational challenges relating to technology adoption, negative views about automation and organizational scalability barriers. This panel will share best practice recommendations on how to prepare the organization for projects relating to asset reliability, maintenance optimization, process safety and safe operations. Key topics include communicating proposed changes to stakeholders, engaging frontline workers, getting unions to support the initiative, creating a dedicated innovation team and identifying new skills and job definitions.

  • Panel
    09:45-10:15
    L3 Theatre

    Shaping An Effective Digital Twin Strategy

    Chair:
    • Malavika Tohani , Principal Analyst at Verdantix
    • Ger Janssen , Head of Digital Twin department and Program Manager Patient Digital Twin at Philips
    • Matthew Green , Head of Group Health, Safety and Environmental at WElink
    • Subrata Bowmik , Senior Data Scientist at McDermott
    • J R VanOrder , Principal and Digital Solutions Director at Golder

    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

    Sponsored by RegScan

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

    Best Practices Workshops

    Intelex
    How to Build an EHSQ Business Plan

    Sponsorship Available
    Permit To Work / Contractor Safety

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

    Innovation Trailblazers

    VelocityEHS
    A Dynamic View of Risk: How Bowties Are Dissolving Risk Silos

    Speakers:

    Bowties have been a gold standard in risk governance for decades, even if their use has been restricted to a few specialists working in offices far from the action. Now, thanks to the marriage of cloud + mobile + data, bowties have been liberated. Today, an effective bowtie can be created by anyone, in any industry, for any risk, anywhere. It is now possible to: share ownership for risk and achieve greater visibility and control, standardise conventions across all locations and support site specialisation, and automate quantitative models that recalculate risk ratings in real-time using input from critical control verification results. It’s never been easier to prioritise risk-based improvements, engage stakeholders, and ensure learnings are adopted across sites.

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

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

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Airsweb
    Leverage The latest Technology to Create a Friction Less Reporting Culture

    Speaker:

    One of the many benefits IOT and advances in technology has brought to EHS is the concept of accessing systems while mobile or remote working.
    Explore how social media, IoT4, mobile and digital technologies can be leveraged to break down reporting barriers. See how different platforms combined with the right technology can increase reporting efficiencies from power users and fringe users to members of the public.

    Sphera
    Moving Beyond Concept - Overcoming Barriers to ORM Digital Twin Adoption

    Speaker:

    Digital Twins are the next big thing in Operational Risk Management (ORM) for their ability to help model and simulate the operational performance of industrial facilities. In fact, according to Verdantix, over 89% agree digital twins will transform the approach to operational excellence over the next five years. Asset-intensive operators have the most to gain from increased efficiency, safety, and productivity as a result of digital twin technology… they also have the most to lose.

    The greatest barriers are knowing how to articulate the business case and translating the concept into operational practice. Learn how industry trailblazers are overcoming barriers to transform the way they manage operations, reduce downtime, and prevent wear-and-tear that could result in asset failure.

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

    Best Practices Workshop

    Enablon
    A Glimpse Into How Industry 4.0 Technology Is Changing What Is Possible

    Quentic
    Integrated Management System In The Renewable Energy Sector

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

    Focus Groups

    Focus Group A – Sponsored by SHE Software
    Does User Engagement Matter?

    Speaker:

    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

    Sponsored by RegScan

  • 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:

    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.

  • 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

    Intelex
    Approaches For Managing Safe Operations In A Digitally Dirupted Era

    Keynote:
    • Élie Mouzon , Chief Strategy Officer at Intelex Technologies

  • Panel
    09:15-09:45
    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:

    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.

  • Break
    10:15-10:45
    L2 Exhibition

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by RegScan

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

    Best Practices Workshops

    Gensuite
    Analytics for Best Practice Insight and Performance Reporting

    Speakers:
    • Stephanie Haines , Manager, New Subscriber Development, Europe at Gensuite
    • Katie Kemp , Global EHS Digital Manager at Tate & Lyle

    Gensuite will run a workshop on emerging capabilities in the use of technology, including data analytics, for sustainability and EHS management. Drawing on Tate & Lyle experience using Gensuite’s Analytics capability, participants will have the opportunity to review and discuss best practice, and review latest trends in sustainability data management.

    Sponsorship Available
    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream 2

  • Workshop
    11:30-12:15
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshops

    Sponsorship Available
    Environment, Health & Safety Stream 1

    Sponsorship Available

    Environment, Health & Safety Steam 2

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

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Sponsorship Available
    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream 1

    Sponsorship Available
    Environmental, Health & Safety Stream 2

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

    Industrial Wearables: Monitoring The Problem Or Resolving The Root Cause?

    Chair:
    • Steve Bolton , Research Director at Verdantix
    • Sergey Kharitich , Global HSE Director at Nordgold
    • John Edwards , Group Safety Health Environment and Assurance Director at Kier
    • Dan Platten , Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing Director at SCS Railways
    • Kristen Duda , Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Intelex

    Operations and safety leaders are bombarded with marketing about the potential value of wearable devices such as vital signs monitors, environmental hazard alarms and augmented reality visors. But do these wearable technologies just monitor workplace health and safety hazards or do they resolve the root cause of the problems? With regulators pushing to eliminate the hazards monitored by some wearables, this panel will discuss a variety of wearable devices and give their opinion on the value they deliver in terms of protecting workers and solving operational challenges.

  • 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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