Summit Agenda

2 Days – 2 Focus Groups – 5 Trailblazers – 7 Workshops – 8 Panels

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
    13:45-14:00
    L3 Hall

    Welcome & Overview

    Speaker:
    • Steve Bolton , Research Director - Environment, Health & Safety at Verdantix
  • Keynote
    14:00-14:25
    L3 Hall

    The Future Of HSE & Operations: Collaboration, Controls & Curves

    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:
    • David Metcalfe , CEO at Verdantix
    • David Ryder , Vice President - Digital Innovation at Lloyd's Register
    • Julian Zec , Global Manager Drilling Performance & Maintenance Optimization at Cameron, a Schlumberger Company
    • James Brown , Principal Director, HSE & Opex Europe Lead at Accenture

    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

    Speakers:
    • Elena Prekopova , Director, Digital Commercialisation at Lloyd’s Register
    • Darren Read , Fire, H&S Manager at Mitchells & Butlers
    • David Ryder , Vice President - Digital Innovation at Lloyd's Register

    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.

  • Roundtable
    16:15-17:00
    L3 Hall

    COVID-19 Crisis Response: From Business Continuity To Occupational Health

    Speakers:

    The rapid spread of the new coronavirus, COVD-19 from its epicentre in Wuhan, has had a huge impact on a wide range of industries both inside China and outside. Facing plant shutdowns, new worker hygiene rules and significant occupational health risks, how should HSE leaders respond? This panel looks at the problem from multiple dimensions and will provide best practice crisis management advice for HSE leaders who need to anticipate the spread of COVID-19 outside China
    over the coming months.

  • Panel
    17:00-17:40
    L3 Hall

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

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

    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.

  • Wrap up
    17:40-17:45
    L3 Hall

    Day One Wrap Up

    Speaker:
  • Reception
    17:45-18:30
    L2 Exhibition

    Cocktail Reception

    Sponsored by Intelex

  • Dinner
    18:30-21:00

    Operational Excellence Networking Dinner

    Sponsored by Alcumus

  • 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

    Shifting Mindsets To Deliver HSE And Operations Innovation

    Chair:
    • Steve Bolton , Research Director - Environment, Health & Safety at Verdantix
    • Jane Austin , Group Director HSE at QinetiQ
    • Pamala Bobbitt , Vice President of Product Marketing at Cority
    • Igor Milic , Digitalisation Senior Expert at MOL Group

    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 - Operational Excellence at Verdantix
    • Subrata Bhowmik , Senior Data Scientist at McDermott
    • Matthew Green , Head of Group Health, Safety and Environmental at WElink
    • Ger Janssen , Head of Digital Twin department and Program Manager Patient Digital Twin at Philips
    • 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 Technologies
    Shaping EHSQ Culture Through Strategic Planning

    Speakers:
    • Neil Berry , SVP and GM Intelex Technologies EMEA at Intelex Technologies
    • Ratna Morjaria , Global ESH Director at Evonik

    ERM
    Connected Road Safety

    Speaker:
    More info +Less info
  • Trailblazer
    11:30-11:50
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Innovation Trailblazers

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

    Speaker:

    SHE Software
    Features Only Matter If…

    Speaker:
    More info +Less info
  • Trailblazer
    11:50-12:10
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Airsweb
    Leverage The latest Technology To Create A Friction Less Reporting Culture

    Speaker:

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

    Speaker:
    More info +Less info
  • Break
    12:10-13:15
    L2 Exhibition

    Lunch

    Sponsored by Alcumus

  • Workshop
    13:15-14:00
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshop

    Enablon
    Optimising For Time-To-Value In Your Implementation And Roll-Out

    Speakers:

    Quentic
    How To Apply The United Nations Foundation Sustainable Development Goal As A Business Development Platform

    Speaker:
    • Ulrik Møll , Business Development Manager at ARBEJDSMILJØEksperten A/S
    More info +Less info
  • Focus Group
    13:15-14:15
    Focus Suite

    Focus Groups

    Experimental Engagement
    Sponsored by SHE Software
    Focus Group A

    Chair:

    How To Achieve Excellence In Global EHS Compliance? - Exploring ECOLAB’s Journey To Success
    Sponsored by Red-on-line
    Focus Group B

    Chairs:
    More info +Less info
  • Trailblazer
    14:00-14:20
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Innovation Trailblazer

    Arcadis
    Optimize Performance. Improve Returns. Reduce Risk: How To Harness The Power Of Your Data.

    Speaker:
    • Mike Rose , Ecosystems Director at Arcadis Gen

    Big Data, BIM IoT, Analytics – the power and potential in digital technologies is boundless, but where do you start? Mike Rose, Ecosystems Director at, new Arcadis digital business, Arcadis Gen will talk about how organizations can harness the power of their data to improve reliability, performance, efficiency, safety and profitability; and how Arcadis Gen is creating positive disruption across the industry to generate what’s next.

  • Workshop
    14:20-15:05
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Best Practices Workshops

    Gensuite
    Analytics For Best Practice Insight And Performance Reporting

    Speaker:

    Alcumus
    Creating greater visibility and control of contractor works

    Speakers:
    More info +Less info
  • Panel
    15:05-15:40
    L3 Hall
    L3 Theatre

    Panels

    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.

    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.

  • Break
    15:40-16:00
    L2 Exhibition

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by RegScan

  • Panel
    16:00-16:35
    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.

  • Keynote
    16:35-17:05
    L3 Theatre

    Intelex
    From Silos to Synergies: when EHSQ meets Operations

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

    Integration and inclusivity are very important concepts for sustainable performance in Operational Excellence (OpEx) and underestimating the landscape and complexity of achieving this has both stalled and isolated OpEx within organisations in the past. An opportunity now exists for the EHSQ landscape given that the processes and technology in this space have faced the same handicap (silos) since inception and the challenges these silos present are a common barrier to overcome. An EHSQ solution that ‘plays well’ and is open to simple exchanges of data and intelligence has an advantage in an OpEx framework. Add to that a solution that is capable of driving ‘soft’ or less tangible programs such as engagement initiatives and its potential significantly increases. Studies have shown that high levels of engagement result in better safety performance; engagement is a critical element in achieving Operational Excellence and is known to positively impact productivity within organisations.

    Simply put, the core concept of people, process and technology at the heart of operational excellence aligns perfectly with the evolution of E, H&S and Q management software systems. This synergy allows for the intuitive extrapolation of the EHSQ domain into the OpEx arena.

    At Intelex our vision is built around innovation and a sustainable, zero-harm future, driven through operational excellence at every junction. No matter where you are in your EHSQ program maturity, you will gain insights into how to turn EHSQ from a critical function to one that is a key business driver with bottom-line impact.

  • Panel
    17:05-17:40
    L3 Theatre

    Key Success Factors For Operations/HSE Collaboration

    Chair:

    The best performing HSE functions exhibit high levels of collaboration with other departments such as production, engineering, maintenance, fleet and facilities. However, collaboration is not always the default behaviour of the HSE team and often other functions are not receptive to proposals to work closely together. This panel explores the internal and external barriers to achieving higher levels of collaboration and provides recommendations on the organizational actions and underlying technology solutions which can overcome these challenges.

  • Wrap up
    17:40-17:45
    L3 Theatre

    Summit Wrap Up

    Speaker:
  • Reception
    17:45-18:30
    L2 Exhibition

    Cocktail Reception

    Sponsored by Alcumus

  • Dinner
    18:30-21:30
    L3 Theatre

    Gala Dinner & Operational Excellence Innovation Awards

    Sponsored by Intelex

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