2016 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference

More than just Demos!


At the 2016 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference you'll hear directly from corporate EHS and sustainability leaders who have implemented a variety of tools to advance their compliance and sustainability programs. The agenda will feature live demonstration sessions that go beyond just navigating through screens shots to discuss the data management challenges they faced, and how they overcame them. Additionally, there will be topical problem-solving discussion groups, and an update on NAEM's ongoing research on MIS trends.


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Tuesday March 15, 2016

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast - Ballroom Foyer
9:00 -
9:15 a.m.
Official Welcome and Introductions - Salon VI
9:15 -
10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Data - Salon VI


Data and information management are the new tools of EHS&S managers. Once an organization has the right data in the right hands, it can enter a new era where managers learn things about programs that couldn’t be seen before.


In the digital age of the Internet of Things, we have access to unparalleled data that enables the execution on compliance excellence. The best approach integrates data from disparate sources, identifies actionable information through analytics, and precipitates smarter decisions and processes.

Drawing on his experience as the head of IBM’s Global Building Management Center, Joe Phillips will highlight the untapped power of data that already surrounds you. You will take away insights as to how your employees, equipment and buildings are all generating data that can reveal powerful information to make your operations work better.


  • Joe Phillips, Director; IBM Global Building Management Center
Breakout Sessions
Salon VI
Meeting Room 5
Meeting Room 6

10:30 -
11:15 a.m.

Demonstration 1:

Kenny Sandlin

Vice President of Health & Safety

PACE Industries LLC


Demonstrating Intelex

Mr. Sandlin will introduce how PACE leverages an EHS Management System built by Intelex to achieve excellence in workplace safety. Hear firsthand how the solution reduced PACE’s OSHA recordable incidents and lost day causes by 62% and 82% respectively.

Demonstration 2:

Sarah Marshman

EHS Program Manager, Corporate EHS

Ingersoll-Rand plc


Demonstrating Gensuite

Ingersoll Rand has established 67 EHS performance expectations that go above and beyond base compliance with local regulations. Teaming up with Gensuite, they use the Immersion Tracker to make sure that all facilities and field operations adhere to those guidelines.  This session will also show how the Gensuite Power Inspection tool has been launched across field service operations to meet standard work expectations for Behavior Based Safety and safety inspections, including mobile capabilities.

Demonstration 3:

Sergio Andrade

Safety Manager

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.


Demonstrating Medgate

Every safety and environmental professional faces the challenge of gaining and maintaining the attention of leadership.  In this presentation, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, will show how focusing on the completion of corrective actions contributed to gaining the attention of senior management.  Using Medgate's EHS Platform, Southern Star will demonstrate the corrective actions module, automated communication tools, and reporting, which collectively ensure that employees carry out corrective actions properly and effectively.

11:15 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.

Demonstration 1 Repeated


Demonstration 2 Repeated

Demonstration 3 Repeated

12:15 -
1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibit Hall - Florida Ballroom

1:15 -
2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session A

5 Ways to Facilitate User Engagement

As companies employing EHS software mature in their thinking and usage, their focus often shifts from what information they can get out of the system to figuring out how to get more/better information into the system. Their focus becomes driving user involvement. The key is to recognize it as a relationship opportunity. Telling employees they have to do something secures compliance. Demonstrating value to employees drives engagement. This session will outlines steps you can take to earn that engagement.


  • Selin Jessani, Learning & Development Manager; VelocityEHS

Breakout Session B

Enterprise EHS Compliance and Data Management Software: SaaS vs. On Premises Installation

There is a considerable amount of confusion in the market place about which installation is a better fit for enterprise EHS software; Cloud or On-Premise. There is an equal amount of confusion regarding the definition of terms such as SaaS, Cloud-based system, multi-tenancy, and single-tenancy, ASP, etc. This session will shed some light on these important topics, aim to answer questions in simple non-technical terms.


  • Neno Duplan, President, and CEO; Locus Technologies

Breakout Session C

Using Information Management Systems to Drive EHS Compliance Assurance And Competitive Advantage in the High Tech Industry

This session will feature case studies by Lam Research, a leading chip equipment manufacturer, showing its "home grown" software programs.


  • Tom Cooper, Senior EHS Manager; Lam Research Corp.
  • Thochan Nguyentan, Corporate Manager, EHS Management System; Lam Research Corp.
2:30 -
3:15 p.m.

Break - Florida Ballroom

3:15 -
4:00 p.m.

Demonstration 4:

Roelie Cronje

Vice President of Health & Safety

Cablevision Systems Corp.


Demonstrating ProcessMAP


This presentation will show attendees how to connect risk and safety data to produce measurable improvement in incident rates, claims reduction, and the bottom line. Cablevision is leveraging ProcessMAP to unify employee health and safety data management across 34 locations and 17,000 employees. Roelie Cronje, Vice President of Health & Safety at Cablevision, will discuss common EHS challenges, as well as demonstrate how ProcessMAP helps mitigate incident risk and associated claims with advanced analytics and real-time visibility to over 300 KPIs.

Demonstration 5:

Nicole Carey

Advisor HSE Reporting

BHP Billiton Ltd.


Demonstrating EnviroSys by SRA Information Technology

This session will show how BHP Billiton Potash addressed two key challenges to environmental data management; a reliance on manual processes with a high risk of error to facilitate reporting and a lack of ready access and availability to data being analyzed and stored by outside parties. The implementation of EnviroSys allowed them to incorporate a stable and systematic approach to data management including corporate and regulatory reporting, GHG Emissions Calculations and GIS integration with an automated workflow.

Demonstration 6:

Adrienne Lee

Environmental Engineer



Demonstrating Dakota ProActivity

This presentation will demonstrate how BASF, the world's largest chemical company, utilizes ProActivity's Compliance Profiles and related tasks to manage day-to-day compliance. It will further highlight how BASF's management team uses ProActivity's interactive dashboards to identify compliance issues, monitor air emissions and waste programs, and simplify their EHS compliance and environmental reporting. Integrating a regulatory library with sophisticated software tools, Dakota Software's ProActivity™ suite enables companies to proactively manage EHS compliance and environmental performance.

4:15 -
5:00 p.m.

Demonstration 4 Repeated


Demonstration 5 Repeated

Demonstration 6 Repeated

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall - Florida Ballroom


Sponsored by EHS Insight and SRA International


EHS Insight SRA


Wednesday March 16, 2016

8:00 -
8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast - Foyer
8:45 -
9:00 a.m.
Morning Announcements - Salon VI
9:00 -
9:45 a.m.

Discussion of EHS Software User Satisfaction - Salon VI

This session will be a benchmarking discussion on EHS and Sustainability software satisfaction and its drivers, as well as key opportunities for the software marketplace to increase broad user satisfaction and improve product offerings. Attendees will have a chance to hear what elements and experiences are responsible for their peers’ greatest satisfactions and frustrations with their EHS&S data management tools.

Breakout Sessions
Salon VI
Meeting Room 5
Meeting Room 6

10:00 -
10:45 a.m.

Demonstration 7:

Erika Strand

Associate EHS Program Manager

The Kohler Co.


Demonstrating VelocityEHS

Learn how one global leader gained control of its reporting and tracking of recordable incidents, DART information, and sustainability metrics across six continents. Kohler Company has used VelocityEHS (formerly KMI) since 2014 to reduce the burden of gathering, analyzing and distributing data in real time. Erika Strand, Associate EHS Program Manager for Kohler, will demo the VelocityEHS platform, provide lessons from implementation, and cover metric data entry and reports, incident management, KSMS and KEMS auditing, and dashboards.

Demonstration 8:

Keith McKnight

Program Manager, EHS Informatics

Genentech Inc.


Demonstrating cr360

After realizing a need for a centralized Corrective Action and Preventative Action tool, Genentech turned to cr360 and implemented STARI – System for Tracking and Recording Incidents.  This presentation will show the system's workflows, audit module and CAPA Management, STARI Inspection functionality for Audit Reports and STARI Analytics.

Demonstration 9:

Scott Spence

NEET Business Management

Nextera Energy Transmission LLC


Demonstrating regAction

Prior to implementing RegAction, Nextera Energy Transmission identified a need to standardize compliance activities across the business, along with information and document retention.  During this session, NextEra will show how it is using RegAction to help the company manage and maintain its financial and operational compliance requirements, such as NERC and FERC. NextEra is also using the tool to manage all of its development activities and reporting requirements related to construction activities.

11:00 a.m. -

11:45 p.m.

Demonstration 7 Repeated


Demonstration 8 Repeated

Demonstration 9 Repeated

12:00 -
12:45 p.m.

Lunch - Florida Ballroom

1:00 -
2:15 p.m.

Breakout Session D

What's in the Numbers? Leveraging Next Generation Technology to Boost Your Bottom Line

In today’s EHS landscape, decisions must be made in days, minutes, or even seconds. A key component for success is having the ability to apply analytics across your business – from real-time insight to longer term historical insight. In this session, you will discover how predictive analytics and system integration with TPAs, RIMS, and HR systems are equipping safety professionals to make smarter decisions faster and optimize ROI.


  • Harold Gubnitsky, President; ProcessMAP Corp.

Breakout Session E

Keys to Implementation Success

You have existing employees. You will soon have a new data management system. Just put one in front of the other and everything will work out, right? Not so fast. Launching a new data management system means changing the way your users will be expected to do their jobs. It may also mean a change in processes used by your company. A critical component to a successful implementation of a new system is a strategy to engage and align key leadership and users to ensure support and adoption. This sessions will provide tips for success and also highlight possible roadblocks.


  • David Hoffman, Key Account Executive; Enablon
  • Meghan Mann, Senior Solutions Engineer; Enablon

Breakout Session F

Building Better Metrics

As computers and tablets become more powerful, and data management systems become more capable, users can now have an overwhelming amount of data available at their fingertips. But even though having access to more data is desirable, the key is looking at the key metrics that offer insights into your EHS and sustainability performance.


  • Cory Gendron, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy; Intelex Technologies Inc.
  • Eric Morris, Manager of the Health and Safety Practice; Intelex Technologies Inc.
2:15 -
3:15 p.m.
Break - Florida Ballroom
3:15 -
4:00 p.m.

Demonstration 10:

Douglas Ciolli

Principal Project Manager, Business Integration & Delivery

Southern California Edison (SCE) Corp.


Demonstrating SAP


In 2013, Southern California Edison initiated the EHSync project to streamline and standardize their Safety and Environmental incident management process and selected SAP.  This presentation will focus on the incident management workstream, and will show how to record an incident using the Guided Activity Form, document investigation results and develop corrective actions, submit a safety observation using the mobile app, and analyze data using the executive level dashboards.

Demonstration 11:

Christopher Dott

Corporate EHS Manager

Micron Technology Inc.




Demonstrating The Humantech System®

This presentation will highlight how Micron Technology, Inc. utilizes The Humantech System® to implement and sustain a common ergonomics improvement process across its manufacturing operations.  The software provides common tools and training to administer, monitor, and manage the ergonomics process. Initially in 2015, it was launched at three U.S. manufacturing sites, and just recently at the Singapore operation. Now, the sites can share solutions to similar workplace challenges, and the company can achieve an ergonomics standard.

Demonstration 12:

James Kolanek

Director, Environment & EHS Compliance

Avery Dennison Corp.

Megan Pedersen

Global H&S Manager

Avery Dennison Corp.



Demonstrating Enablon


Avery Dennison implemented Enablon in 2015 at all of its 224 worldwide sites to streamline how the company enters, stores and reports on its EHS data. During this session, Avery Dennison will show how both the ability to collect and access data have greatly improved, ensuring recordkeeping compliance. They will also discuss their keys to implementation success.

4:15 -
5:00 p.m.

Demonstration 10 Repeated


Demonstration 11 Repeated

Demonstration 12 Repeated

5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns


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Program Topics


  • 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!


NAEM is now 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.


Download an overview of the submission application (PDF)


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Contact NAEM Program Director Mike Mahanna at (202) 986-6616 to talk more about how you can get involved in the 2016 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference or if you have any questions regarding the abstract submissions.

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