NAEM's 2020 Software, Innovation and Technology Showcase

2020 Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase Agenda


The 2020 program is being designed to meet the needs of:


  • Leaders wanting to make data-driven decisions for EHS & Sustainability programs
  • System managers looking to get more value out of their current management information systems
  • Decision-makers seeking to stay abreast of the EHS & Sustainability software marketplace and/or procure new technology

Business challenges that will be addressed:


  • Digitization of environmental, health and safety management systems to ensure compliance and reduce risk
  • Collecting data beyond the operational fence line
  • Responding to an increased demand for transparency from stakeholders
  • Measuring the impact of the lifecycle of products
  • Assessing which emerging technologies (AI, sensors, IoT, drones, GIS, etc.) are worth investing in to enhance EHS & Sustainability programs


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Exhibit Hall Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom CD

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks Ballroom B


  • Kelvin Sanborn, Director, EHS Strategy and Operations; GE Healthcare - Bio
  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM - Bio

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Deep Dive Training Session Grand Salon 19/22

This session will be led by consultants or service providers and are open to only in-house EHS&S professionals. Consultants and vendors not leading the sessions will not be permitted to attend.


How to Develop a Digital EHS Roadmap & Select the Right Tool to Achieve Excellence

As your company grows and needs to manage data more efficiently, what is the best strategy to select the right tool(s) for your organizational needs today and in the future? Come to this workshop to feel empowered to embark on the EHS technology journey, set goals to meet technology objectives, and succeed with the best application for your needs. During the interactive workshop, attendees will complete a workbook for their organization that can be utilized for the remainder of the conference and beyond.


This session will focus on:


  • Creating a digitization plan to ensure alignment on objectives, schedule and scope
  • How to validate relevant and thorough requirements against proven solutions
  • Avoidable common pitfalls and mistakes that organizations make that can result in wasted effort and financial resources

Speaker: Sameer Vyas, Founding Partner; Huco Consulting - Bio


Data management consultants that focus on the strategy, selection, setup and support of EHS Information Management Systems (EMIS) to help our customers manage EHS compliance, risk and create value.

10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Deep Dive Training Session Grand Salon 19/22

This session will be led by consultants or service providers and are open to only in-house EHS&S professionals. Consultants and vendors not leading the sessions will not be permitted to attend.


Evaluating and Leveraging Emerging and Established Technology for Populating a Compliance Tasking Solution

Developing content in an MIS to fully document what actions need to be taken to maintain compliance can be a challenging and expensive process. This training will cover those challenges, lessons learned, best practices and available tools for developing and maintaining the content for a compliance MIS solution. Specifically, trainers will focus on defining fully traceable tasks in a manner that promotes consistency in compliance strategy enterprise-wide. They will also showcase how leaders can correctly and consistently define all compliance requirements and enable completion of those requirements in a user-friendly way.


This session will focus on:


  • The best practices for gaining the intended advantages from a proof-of-concept or pilot study
  • Leveraging machine learning/AI to deconstruct permits
  • How custom "smart" data can be utilized to bring consistency and quality control
  • The challenges and solutions to integrating data from multiple systems to meet requirements

- Linsey DeBell, Senior MIS Project Manager; AECOM - Bio

- Laura Brooks, Project Manager; AECOM - Bio


AECOM is the world's premier infrastructure firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.

12:20 p.m. - 12:45 a.m.

Break in the Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom CD

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch and Opening Session - Emerging Technologies for EHS & Sustainability: The Real State of Play Ballroom B


With all the buzz about emerging technologies, it's difficult to determine which tools are worth investing in and what tools are gaining traction in the EHS&S space.  Attend this session and get insights from NAEM's Trends In Emerging Tech & EHS: What’s Really Happening Inside Companies? report on what companies are actually adopting, and what their key considerations are when taking the leap. You'll hear how emerging technologies are helping a number of different companies down the path of innovation.


  • Speaker; International Retailer (name to be announced onsite)
  • Nathan Powell, Staff Data Engineer, EHS; Tesla Inc - Bio

Research Report Sponsored by:


Learn why over 800 global organizations trust Cority to provide their EHSQ software and OHS software. We are the most trusted provider of EHS software. Enablon - Our software solutions help companies manage safety and environmental performance, ensure compliance, minimize risks and improve profitability by leveraging some of the world’s most advanced technologies. Gensuite provides the most complete EHS Software Solutions that comply with regulations, streamline business processes & foster a culture of EHS excellence. EHS | Health & Safety | Quality Management Software | Intelex Health and safety software Assure from SHE Software provides a flexible EHS solution for risk assessment, incident reporting, health and safety reporting.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session: Using Business Intelligence Tools for Environmental Performance Improvement Grand Salon 19/22

Many organizations already utilize Business Intelligence (BI) tools to find actionable insights in their health and safety data to improve worker safety and decrease incidents. Environmental professionals can also take advantage of these off the shelf tools (that your organization probably already has) to find areas for improvement in their domain. Using BI tools to visualize environmental data can help you build confidence in its accuracy, identify areas for operational improvement and benchmark your environmental performance against your peers and competitors or even across sites. This presentation will showcase how you can leverage BI tools to quickly verify environmental performance, flag potential inaccuracies in your data, identify opportunities for improvement and strengthen your overall approach reporting.


  • Annie Tschida, Manager, EHS; Kinder Morgan Inc. - Bio
  • Daniel McDermott, Senior Consultant; Huco Consulting - Bio

Concurrent Session: CHS Inc. - An Integrated Approach to Chemical Management Grand Salon 24

Wanting to leverage data and breakdown silos, CHS Inc. sought out to manage key areas of their compliance program for their refineries, pipelines and terminals. After a long search, they deployed the Enablon platform. A critical piece of their success was to make sure they could integrate their safety data from Verisk 3E. Come to this session to hear how CHS Inc. benefited from collaboration with multiple companies to develop their current digital compliance management program.


  • Danyel Hoffman, Senior IT Business Analyst; CHS Inc. - Bio
  • Alan Johnson, Director, Strategic Alliances; Verisk 3E - Bio

Concurrent Session: How AT&T Leveraged Datamaran to Meet CSR Goals Grand Salon 21

Materiality analysis is time-consuming and labor-intensive – plus there are many factors that can jeopardize the accuracy of the analysis. But what if you could leverage neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) technique to scan 75,000+ corporate reports, company filings and regulations? Imagine the time and resource that could be allocated to data analysis rather than data collection. Come to this session to see how AT&T utilized Datamaran, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to benchmark, develop materiality analysis, develop annual sustainability and integrated reporting, assess enterprise risk and management, which ultimately guided their corporate strategy.


  • Ben Kruse, Director, Global CSR Reporting & Insights; AT&T Inc. - Bio
  • Donato Calace, Vice President, Accounts & Innovation; Datamaran - Bio

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"Best of New Orleans" with beignets, pralines and more! Grand Salon CD
Exhibit Hall


Sponsored by:


Donesafe - the # 1 Compliance and Safety Software

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session: Hess Corporation Demonstrating Enviance Grand Salon 24

With onshore and offshore exploration and production operations across 4 continents, Hess Corporation needed a way to accurately capture safety information, from onshore and offshore users. They needed a way for users to enter data in real-time regardless of access to an internet connection. With the use of Enviance, information from observations are quickly integrated into daily and weekly safety meetings so employees are made aware of learnings and hot-spots. Come to this session to learn about why standardization is important to overall success, key strategies for engaging all employees – even those in remote areas and how leveraging dashboards has shaped safety culture at Hess.


  • Kathleen Walsh, Senior Advisor; Hess Corp. - Bio

Concurrent Session: Developing an Interactive Maps-based BI/Visualization Tool Grand Salon 21

With multifaceted business systems and operations, Delta Global Services (DGS), has established robust processes for compliance assurance and incident management – including a digitized, mobile-centric inspection program used at sites nationwide for compliance and inspection activities. While the program has been extremely successful in driving identification and closure of non-conformances, DGS was also searching for a way to manage the vast amounts of data being collected across sites for expanded operational insight and intelligence. DGS partnered with Gensuite to develop a new Google Maps-based solution augmented with integrated Tableau ® Analytics. The new solution embeds GPS tracking within the inspection process to allow sites to visualize "hot spots" by inspector, inspection checklist, area on site, and other dimensions. DGS now has an integrated data analytics solution that enables both operational and EHS leaders to perform rapid drill-down and visualization of inspection program findings.


  • Max Rutz, Managing Director for Safety Strategy, Optimization, and Compliance; Delta Services Group Inc. - Bio
  • R Mukund, Chief Executive Officer & Founder; Gensuite LLC - Bio

Concurrent Session: Loparex Demonstrating SHE Software Grand Salon 19/22

The technology landscape is shifting and transforming how an organization can collect, interrogate and respond to data-driven insights to improve safety performance. Using everyday devices, EHS professionals are simplifying the management of safety. This new methodology is helping to improve the quality of data input, effectively identify trends, track leading indicators and predict where preventative measures will be most effective. Come to this session to learn how technology can improve the quality of safety data collected how to translate and understand data-insights and finally how to move from reactive to proactive safety management.


  • Jill Jarchow, EHS Manager; Loparex

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Key Takeaways Grand Ballroom CD


Moderator: Ian Achterkirch, Vice President; Arcadis


Sponsored by:


Arcadis - Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall Grand Salon CD



Thursday, March 5, 2020

Exhibit Hall Hours - 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration Opens Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom CD

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Keynote: The Role of Data in the Journey to Responsible Supply Chains Ballroom B

Supply chain responsibility has exploded in recent years. But implementing a responsible supply chain strategy can be a challenge, especially if it's not your only job. How do you know where to start, what to focus on, and how to drive the positive impact consumers, investors, and employees want to see? This keynote session, will explore:


  • Tips and best practices for getting supplier data and data on product life cycles
  • How companies are applying data to drive decision making
  • State of the global shift to sustainable responsible supply chains
  • The role of technology (emerging and traditional) in the shift

Join our speakers as they outline practical steps you can apply to your supply chain sustainability strategy, no matter what stage of the journey you're in. From risk scanning and priority supplier SAQ to business integration, see the processes companies use to prioritize for impact and drive results throughout the supply chain.


  • Jamie Barsimantov, Chief Operating Officer; SupplyShift - Bio
  • Sulaiman Hamidi, Director, Sustainability & Product Stewardship; Allergan plc - Bio

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom CD

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session: Adopting EHS Technology for Today and the Future Grand Salon 19/22

This session will showcase the strategic approach of Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW), one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, to equip all employees with powerful but easy-to-use technology, which enabled them to become key stakeholders in driving safety, globally. The company also inculcated a culture of adopting and keeping up with cutting-edge technology, from working towards autonomous vehicles to adopting the latest solutions for operational safety. The current EHS management software solution, from ProcessMAP Corporation, enables BMW to consolidate and streamline various processes that help in proactively managing EHS risks through leading Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as observations, open and closed CAPAs, etc. in real-time and on-demand basis.


  • Reed Thomason, Manager, Safety, Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene; BMW Manufacturing Co. - Bio
  • Kevin Richards, EH&S Director; ProcessMAP Corp. - Bio

Concurrent Session: INVISTA demonstrating RealTime Apps Grand Salon 24

As a producer of chemicals, polymers, fabrics and fibers, INVISTA was seeking a highly customizable way to digitize 200+ environmental inspections, automate air reporting utilizing historian data, and create a waste tracking/management system. They wanted a solution that was sustainable, had embedded manpower to maintain the system, track and secure data and require minimal resources to develop. To support this effort, they turned to RealTime Apps & 200 mobile tablets and now have visibility, workflows and notifications to cover all essential waste processes as well as an informative Air Emissions Dashboard. Come to this session to see how through IoT & blockchain technology INVISTA was able to leverage a sustainable solution to improve their waste and air programs.


  • Stephanie King, Director, EHS Excellence; INVISTA - Bio

Concurrent Session: Beyond Compliance: Proactive Material Management Strategy Grand Salon 21

With changing regulatory landscapes and customer demands, ensuring product compliance, safety, and sustainability can be difficult for manufacturers. This is especially true where chemical data is involved. Organizations can often find themselves coming at these challenges from multiple directions depending on the needs of specific stakeholders. By stepping back and taking a wholistic view of material data from initial request, to approval, to use, and to customer delivery, organizations can gain increased visibility while mitigating risk. Join Sphera and global manufacturer Fruit of the Loom, as we examine a material approval process and look at how a proactive approach up front impacts a company all the way through the manufacturing and product delivery process.


  • Matt Adams, Manager, Strategic Initiatives; Sphera - Bio
  • Barbara Veith, Director EHS; Fruit of the Loom Inc. - Bio

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom CD

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session: TOTAL demonstrating ENFOS Grand Salon 19/22

Previously relying on spreadsheets, databases and ad-hoc processes, TOTAL developed a data governance strategy designed to mitigate significant gaps, which were identified through internal auditing of project and financial controls. To support this new data governance strategy, TOTAL turned to ENFOS initially for automating and standardizing the financial processes and controls associated with environmental provision management and related project management activities. The implementation has since expanded into remediation compliance management and environmental data. Come to this session to hear how TOTAL has been able to deploy this technology to over 90 remediation and seamlessly integrate with TOTAL's ERP system.


  • Rick Hagar, Business Coordinator; TOTAL Refining & Chemicals - Bio

Concurrent Session: Koch Fertilizer demonstrating ehsAI Grand Salon 21

Tracking regulations is a key part to a successful compliance management program – but what if you could leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to extract regulatory requirements from permits? What if any user can populate compliance requirements in an EHS Software system or compliance calendar in mere minutes? What if a complex NPDS or Title 5 permit could be processed in under 2 minutes? This session will showcase how Koch Fertilizer progressed from a small initial use of ehsAI to broader acceptance. Attendees will gain insight into the use of AI in an industrial organization that has any array of EHS&S challenges, how leveraging AI can lead to massive cost savings and how ehsAI can be integrated into any environmental management system.


  • Kevan Reardon, Environmental Engineer Lead; Koch Fertilizer LLC - Bio

Concurrent Session: Using Technology to Streamline EHS&S Management Grand Salon 24

Similar to many organizations, Mars was generating separate performance data in different departments, and had duplicative inspections and audits that led to costly and timely endeavors. With a need to streamline processes and break down departmental silos, Mars sought out strategies and tools to achieve this goal. In partnership with Arcadis, Mars implemented the Digital Power Pack and an integrated program management framework. Mars was also able to integrate data from their enterprise EHS&S solution, leading to performance data across functional areas on a single pane of glass. Come to this session to learn how this has enhanced Mars’ ability to identify gaps more quickly and focus on areas that need attention, which has ultimately improved decision-making and resource allocation.


  • Glen Eckberg, Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment; Mars Inc. - Bio
  • Ross Smith, Loss Prevention Risk Manager; Mars Inc.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Ballroom B


Sponsored by:

Enablon - Our software solutions help companies manage safety and environmental performance, ensure compliance, minimize risks and improve profitability by leveraging some of the world’s most advanced technologies.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session: Leveraging Technology to Manage Global Compliance Grand Salon 19/22

As a market leader in building and industrial materials space, Lehigh Hanson Inc. needed to streamline their environmental program to increase staff efficiency, internalize more documentation and provide greater insights into the compliance lifecycle. Feeling the pressure of changing regulations, increased acquisitions and day to day challenges of industrial manufacturing they began to evaluate environmental software solutions. After selecting Mapistry, the platform was deployed in 2 months to 60 locations. This session will explore Lehigh Hanson’s software selection process, implementation and the numerous benefits of their new digital compliance workflow.


  • Tina Lau, Area Environmental Land Resource Manager; Lehigh Hanson Inc. - Bio
  • Ryan Janoch, Founder and Chief Operating Officer; Mapistry - Bio

Concurrent Session: Powering Up Data Management - How Innovative Technologies Drive & Sustain the Ergonomics Process at Cummins Grand Salon 24

Since musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of non-fatal occupational injuries in the workplace, it’s imperative that companies have a process to identify risk. The most effective way to drive down injuries is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Knowing which jobs pose a high risk and prioritizing the improvement process are common challenges most companies face. Come to this session to learn how Cummins by utilizing the Humantech Industrial Ergonomics Software has moved their process from reactive to proactive. Speakers will discuss key learnings and best practices utilizing web-based training program, steps to plan and execute a global roll out a comprehensive process, methods for planning and tracking progress and how to tie goals to ROI.


  • Rahul Nair, HSE IT Strategy Leader; Cummins Inc. - Bio
  • Jeff Sanford, Director; Humantech - Bio

Concurrent Session: Charter Steel Demonstrating Tableau Grand Salon 21

With software and technologies generating more data than ever, it can be overwhelming and difficult to leverage data in order to make impactful decisions. But what if there were technology and tools to extract findings and create dashboards leading to an easier way to make data-supported decisions? Come to this session to learn why Charter Steel introduced Tableau into their technology portfolio, how it has changed the way they view their EHS data and the impact this technology has made to the success of their EHS&S initiatives.


  • Jay Lawniczak, Environmental Manager; Charter Steel

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote - Use Big Data to Drive Sustainability Ballroom B

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is on a mission to create a data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hear this exciting keynote CEO Claire Melamed as she shares their vision and highlights how the private sector can collaborate with the international development data community to build momentum and ambition to better protect people and the planet. You’ll walk away with a new understanding of the role data will play as we all tackle climate change and try to achieve the SDGs. For companies new to the SDGs, learn about the bold vision of the SDGs and get new ideas for opportunities to align your corporate goals with the SDGs.


  • Dr. Claire Melamed, Executive Director; Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data - Bio

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Key Takeaways Grand Ballroom CD


Moderator: Ian Achterkirch, Vice President; Arcadis


Sponsored by:


Arcadis - Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Private Vendor Appointments and Demos


As an added bonus to this year's conference agenda, we are offering private, one-on-one appointments with the below vendors. These appointments were designed for in-house EHS&S professionals to take a deeper dive and get a customized experience of the technological services these companies offer. Please let us know when you register which vendors you’d like to meet with and they will reach out to you starting February 13 to set appointments.


Cority: Cority is the most trusted EHSQ software for assuring client success. Cority enables organizations to utilize Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) software solutions to advance their journey to sustainability and operational excellence.



Enablon: Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the world's leading provider of sustainability, EHS, and operational risk management solutions. Around the world, hundreds of global companies and millions of users employ our software applications to manage environmental and social performance, minimize risks, and improve profitability.



Enhesa: Enhesa is an international environmental, health and safety consulting firm providing EHS and product regulatory assurance support to businesses worldwide. Enhesa has developed a set of compliance assurance products and services specifically for multinationals: Enhesa's Compliance Intelligence and Regulatory Forecaster services can be provided as an automated datafeed - integrated with the world's leading EHS software platforms. Headquartered in Brussels and Washington, D.C., their team of highly trained and experienced, multilingual consultants have the extensive expertise to keep companies ahead of the latest regulatory policy issues as they unfold in over 290 jurisdictions around the world.



Gensuite: Gensuite is a leading, cloud-based EHS software solutions provider that enables diverse companies to foster safe & sustainable workplaces worldwide. Our fully configurable solutions are designed to solve today’s toughest industry challenges – empowering companies to protect employees, minimize environmental impacts, to achieve functional program goals & objectives.



KPA: Join KPA for a free demonstration of the Vera Suite software platform used by more than 10,000 small and medium sized companies across North America. Vera Suite helps organizations like yours automate manual processes, manage employee training with our award-winning training catalogue, conduct mobile-enabled inspections across multiple facilities, track incidents and accidents, and monitor the status of your EHS program with intuitive reports and dashboards. Vera Suite provides the right combination of compliance management software, regulatory resources, online training, and workforce management tools to keep your workforce safe and your business in compliance.



SupplyShift: SupplyShift is a responsible supply chain network that helps global companies drive social and environmental sustainability performance at any level of the supply chain. The cloud-based platform offers secure supply chain transparency and traceability, efficient supplier data collection and analysis, supplier collaboration tools, database and audit integration, and more. SupplyShift's technology helps companies discover the insights needed to deliver the best products possible — for their business, people, and the planet.



Learn why over 800 global organizations trust Cority to provide their EHSQ software and OHS software. We are the most trusted provider of EHS software. Enablon - Our software solutions help companies manage safety and environmental performance, ensure compliance, minimize risks and improve profitability by leveraging some of the world’s most advanced technologies. Enhesa is the market leader in global environmental, health and safety compliance assurance providing expert regulatory intelligence including EHS compliance, EHS monitoring, product compliance, product monitoring, and regulatory consulting. Enhesa has an in-house team of over 75 EHS regulatory analysts covering North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Gensuite provides the most complete EHS Software Solutions that comply with regulations, streamline business processes & foster a culture of EHS excellence. KPA delivers business solutions for EHS regulatory compliance, risk management software and services. We offer expertise for small to Fortune 500 companies. esponsible supply chain software that helps you discover the insights you need to deliver the best products possible — for your business, people, and the planet.



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