Preliminary Agenda


The 2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference program is developed to address the needs of EHS MIS users who are in the market for a new software system. The agenda will provide live demonstration sessions, topical discussions for in-person benchmarking and a presentation of results from NAEM's research benchmark on the topic. Case studies on how to use software for challenges such as Auditing, Incident and illness tracking, Metrics management, Sustainability reporting, GHG tracking, Lifecycle assessments, Regulatory tracking and updates, Workflow mapping will be presented.


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Monday February 23, 2015

3:30 -
5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions - Augustus Steele Room


These sessions, for in-house EHS and Sustainbility professionals only, will give you an opportunity to hear from end-users who have gone through the selection and implementation process, as well as discuss ideas openly with your peers. There is no additional cost for attending these sessions.

Breakout Sessions

Questions Your IT Department Wants You To Ask

If you don't have IT staff on your team who are talking directly to vendors, join this session to find out the questions that they would want you to ask. Even if you don't fully understand the answer that the vendor gives you, the information will give you a head start on integrating with existing systems.


  • Chuck Brinck, Manager, Regulatory & Compliance Applications, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp.

Lessons Learned From A Recent MIS Purchaser

Join this session to hear how one company went through some initial struggles to few bumps and then developed a methodical approach to reviewing software packages and identifying the correct fit. Their story includes attending NAEM's 2013 software conference, as well as key points such as why you need to focus on the final outcome, and how to avoid costly change orders.


  • Julie Smoak, Environmental Manager, Toyota Tsusho America Inc.


Tuesday February 24, 2015

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast - Ballroom Foyer
9:00 -
9:15 a.m.
Official Welcome and Introductions - Ballroom 2
9:15 -
9:45 a.m.

2015 EHS MIS Survey Results and Discussion - Ballroom 2


  • Elizabeth Ryan, Director of Communications; NAEM
  • Taylor Gelsinger, Research Analyst; NAEM

2015 Approaches to Managing EHS and Sustainability Software Systems

9:45 -
10:00 a.m.
Overview Of Software Offerings - Ballroom 2
Breakout Sessions
Ballroom 2

10:15 -
11:00 a.m.

Demonstration 1:

Carlos Scheirer, Global Safety Director;

Houghton International Inc.

KMI EHS Software Suite

Houghton International uses the KMI Suite for managing risk, monitoring and communicating performance of lagging and leading indicators, and for company-wide prevention accountability. Through this presentation Carlos will demonstrate a day in the life of a Global Safety Director using the KMI system, featuring KMI’s user-configurable dashboards and reporting capabilities. He will share best practices for global adoption, gaining visibility, and leveraging your system to achieve EHS program success.


Carlos Scheirer

Demonstration 2:

Sarah MarshmanEHS Program Manager, Corporate EHS;

Ingersoll-Rand Inc.



Sarah Marshman with Ingersoll Rand will be leading an overview and online demonstration on how Ingersoll Rand has deployed Gensuite applications for effectively managing site EHS concerns & hazards, incident reporting & investigation, compliance assurance, & tracking trends. Sarah will provide an overview of the Concern Reporting application capabilities to log concerns, link concerns to incidents, & corrective actions, and built-in reports for trending/monitoring. Lastly she will provide an overview of Gensuite’s integrated mobile capabilities.


Sarah Marshman Bio

Demonstration 3:

Stephanie ByrneSenior Environmental Specialist;

BHP Billiton Petroleum

EnviroSys by SRA

BHP Billiton Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration, development, and production company will demonstrate SRA's flagship environmental data management software EnviroSys™. The demonstration will focus on BHP's use of EnviroSys as an internal monthly reporting tool, supporting the development and tracking of environmental performance throughout the 16 operational sites of their global organization. This includes greenhouse gas and water management, air quality, energy and land usage as well as the ability to ensure data integrity.


Stephanie Byrne Bio

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

Demonstration 1 Repeated


Demonstration 2 Repeated

Demonstration 3 Repeated
12:00 -
1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibit Hall - Mecklenburg Ballroom

1:15 -
2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session A

Leveraging Your EHS Software System to Drive Culture Change

Best practices in EHS and Sustainability management strive to create a culture that fosters awareness and shared accountability for workplace safety and health and environmental stewardship. Although the implementation of an EHS software system does not tend to correlate directly to this goal, it can have a tremendous impact if planning focuses on end user engagement. Join this session to look at EHS & sustainability software implementations through the lens of culture change and learn proven techniques for leveraging your system.


  • Andrew Holmes, Product Manager; KMI (Bio)

Breakout Session B

EHS MIS Support & Sustainment – An Often Under-Appreciated Value

Does the investment in your EHS software solution take into consideration having a solid plan for both Support and Sustainment? Inherent risks associated with ignoring these issues can potentially undermine the stability, quality and value delivered as your organization changes. Learn how an effective sustainment program takes into consideration the processes, procedures , people, material, and information that is required to support, maintain, and operate the software aspects of a system.


  • David Robbins, Senior Partner; ERM Information Solutions (Bio)

Breakout Session C

Harnessing the Power of the Mobile Revolution

The mobile revolution has changed all of our personal lives, and now, we see this same trend in EHS&S data collection, manipulation and evaluation. In the near future, every employee will be presented with new and mobile ways to engage in the company's EHS&S performance. Attend this session to learn how the mobile revolution is impacting EHS&S, including the benefits, challenges and changes it can bring to the traditional EHS&S functions.


  • Kim Stagg, Director, Technology Solutions and Operations; Antea Group (Bio)
  • Keith Knoke, Senior Consultant; Antea Group
2:30 -
3:15 p.m.

Break - Ballroom 1

3:15 -
4:00 p.m.

Demonstration 4:

Beth Mrozinsky, Director of Workplace Safety & Health;

Harley-Davidson Inc.

ProcessMAP EHS Information Management System

Harley Davidson will demonstrate how they use the ProcessMAP system, known as S.H.I.E.LD. internally, to manage all key health & safety processes and information. The presentation will cover incident management workflow, management of corrective and preventive actions, dashboarding, reporting and analytics, as well as system administration.


Beth Mrozinsky Bio

Demonstration 5:

Ward Pate, Corporate Environmental Manager;

McWane Inc.

Dakota ProActivity Suite

Integrating a regulatory library with sophisticated applicability tools, Dakota Software's ProActivity™ suite enables companies to proactively address EHS compliance issues. ProActivity's Air, Water, and Waste applications allow companies to consolidate and report on their environmental KPIs. McWane Inc. will demonstrate how it uses the Air and Water applications to monitor and report on local permit requirements and the Waste application to manage the complex logistics and recordkeeping associated with solid and hazardous waste.


Ward Pete Bio

Demonstration 6:

Tom Hawkinson, Global EHS Manager;

The Toro Co.

The Humantech System

The Toro Company has implemented The Humantech System ® which incorporates online training modules for the site ergonomics team, management and workers, a database which captures quantitative ratings of ergonomic risk using the Humantech model of ergonomic injury, and management tools including visual representations of high risk areas of the body for a task which has been assessed, a pareto system for prioritizing intervention, and summary reporting tools which show completed assessments, corrective actions and risk reductions.


Tom Hawkinson Bio


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 - Ballroom 1


Wednesday February 25, 2015

8:00 -
8:45 a.m.
Breakfast - Foyer
Breakout Sessions
Ballroom 2

8:45 -
9:45 a.m.

Wednesday Keynote Session: Developing GE's Next Generation of EHS Metrics


We're entering a time of big data and analytics. This session will discuss GE's journey and partnership with Master Data Management and IT to move in that direction. GE EHS continues to measure performance using traditional EHS metrics while pulling in non-EHS metrics to assess the risk of their site and services operations.


  • Anna Pierce, CSP, Program Analytics Manager, Global Operations, Environment, Health & Safety; General Electric Co. (Bio)
9:45 -
10:15 p.m.
Break - Ballroom 1

10:15 -
11:00 p.m.

Demonstration 7:

Angela Knight, Senior Environmental Manager;

Corning Inc.



Corning will demonstrate how their Corporate Environmental Control uses Credit360 to provide global oversight of all operations for emissions, product compliance and regulatory compliance. The demonstration will touch on how the software is used for the main areas of metrics management, incident management, audits and general reporting capabilities.


Angela Knight Bio

Demonstration 8:

Harold Williams, National EHS Manager;

FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp.


FujiFilm will show how it is using EtQ Reliance to manage corrective actions and incidents. FujiFilm is a long term user of EtQ's Quality suite and is implementing the EHS suite.


Harold Williams Bio

Demonstration 9:

Ian Cohen, Environmental Specialist;

NextEra Energy Inc.

IEA regAction

NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company will demonstrate IEA regAction, which it uses for a variety of functions including sustainability, auditing, compliance and incident management. The presentation will highlight how NextEra has leveraged utilized the software's mobility to improve EHS performance out in the field.


Ian Cohen Bio

11:00 a.m. -

12:00 p.m.

Demonstration 7 Repeated


Demonstration 8 Repeated

Demonstration 9 Repeated
12:00 -
12:45 p.m.

Lunch - Ballroom Foyer

12:45 -
1:30 p.m.

Demonstration 10:

Angela Risdon, Manager - Environmental Management;

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.


PG&E uses a SAP-based system to manage environmental compliance across all facilities and projects. PG&E transitioned several processes into a single data system for measuring, managing, tracking, and reporting on environmental, safety, and land management commitments. The system enhances the ability to track and trend data and to integrate environmental compliance and corrective action items into SAP work management and financial systems. The demonstration will focus on tracking and monitoring environmental compliance at facilities.


Angela Risdon Bio


Demonstration 11:

Randy Robichaux, Director of Environmental & Safety Regulation;

Denbury Resources Inc.


Perillon EMIS

Denbury Resources, an oil and natural gas producer based in Plano, Texas, will demonstrate how they use Perillon Software's system for comprehensive EHS management, including compliance management, incident management, audits & inspections, and environmental data management and reporting. Denbury will highlight Perillon's easy to use iPad mobile app as well as powerful dashboards which enable dynamic instant analysis of trends and key performance indicators.


Randy Robichaux Bio


Demonstration 12:

Allen Stegman, General Director, Environmental and Hazardous Materials;

The BNSF Railway Co.



BNSF Railway will demonstrate how it uses Enablon to increase its environmental performance. In addition to discussing showing Enablon's functionality, the session will cover lessons learned in software selection and implementation with an eye towards long-term planning.


Allen Stegman Bio

1:30 -
2:30 p.m.

Demonstration 10 Repeated


Demonstration 11 Repeated

Demonstration 12 Repeated
2:30 -
3:00 p.m.
Break - Ballroom 1
3:00 -
3:45 p.m.

Demonstration 13:

Erin Ferguson, Planning and Systems Manager;

Toyota Motor Sales. U.S.A. Inc.

Intelex Technologies Inc.

Erin Ferguson has been managing the implementation of Intelex since it was purchased by Toyota in 2011. The organization has used Intelex as the exclusive platform to roll out and support an enterprise-wide integrated EHS management system. Erin is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the system, including supporting programs, platform promotions, and Intelex applications. In this presentation, Erin will explore the planning, design and creation stages of their EHS Management System and demonstrate its key functions.


Erin Ferguson Bio

Demonstration 14:

Eric Schwarz, Radiological Environment Monitoring Program/ Control program Administrator;

Exelon Corp.


Locus Technologies EIM System

Exelon Corp. Nuclear Fleet will demonstrate Locus Technologies EIM and ePortal software solutions that manage its Radiological groundwater Protection program operations and data monitoring for 11 nuclear facilities in the U.S. and Canada. The web-based mission-critical software aggregates all the data sources, including mobile input, and reports critical data parameters such as number of curies released, and quick access to data exports. The demo will show proactive trending, and visualization analysis from massive data aggregation from varied sources.


Eric Schwarz Bio

Demonstration 15:

Brett Jorgensen, Safety Program Manager;

Rockwell Automation Inc.


Applications International Corp.

Rockwell's demonstration of the web-hosted AIC system will focus on the primary uses of tracking injury and illness incidents, documentation of global evaluation processes (EHS performance audits) and global EHS notifications. The session will also address their “EHS Flash” program, which speeds the global communication and sharing of significant Safety incidents. The global notification module allows for assignment to a responsible person at applicable locations and the tracking of any required actions specified in the Flash.


Brett Jorgensen Bio

4:00 -
4:45 p.m.

Demonstration 14 Repeated


Demonstration 14 Repeated

Demonstration 14 Repeated
5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns


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