2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

2018 Preliminary Agenda - Track 2


Technology & Data in Action

How do you leverage emerging technology and data to advance EHS&S programs? This track will explore a variety of best practices and emerging opportunities for internal data management and technology as well as a look at how EHS&S data is being used externally by investors.
*Great for EHS&S leaders that are involved in collecting and leveraging EHS&S data for better decision making OR those who love technology and want to stay up to speed on how to apply these to their work.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Systems and Leadership Design: Lesson’s From Nature


  • Janine Benyus, Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute - Bio
10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2 - Deploying Emerging Technology for EHS&S Gains

EHS&S organizations must be creative, adaptive and agile when it comes to leveraging technologies and innovations being deployed in their companies. This session will examine examples of how EHS&S leaders have successfully leveraged technology being employed in other areas of their business for EHS gains or convinced their company to bring in a new technology to launch in EHS.


Moderator: Allen Stegman, General Director Environment; BNSF Railroad - Bio



  • Doug McRenyolds, Director Environmental Project Controls and Real Estate; BNSF Railway

12:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 7 - Lessons Learned from Real World EMIS Implementations

Are you implementing or planning to implement a new EHS&S software solution? Come and hear dos and don’t from speakers who’ve recently gone through the implementation process. Discussion will focus on project structure, business process design, change management and user adoption. Attendees will leave with valuable lessons learned geared toward making their own implementation more successful.


Moderator: John Hollar, Principal; Geosyntec Consultants Inc. - Bio



  • Shawn Stokes, Environmental Compliance Director; Trident Seafoods Corp.

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 12 - Smarter PPE: Wearable Sensors and Opportunities for Worker Health and Safety

Join this focused discussion of wearable technologies and organizations who are piloting wearables and seeing early wins for worker safety and health. They will also discuss the barriers and objections they had to address to get user buy in, the cost of implementing these technologies and key steps for a successful role out, as well as share what the data that they get looks like and how they convert that into information and reports that drive decision making.


Details to follow

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception


Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Thursday Keynote

10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 17 - Leveraging Data Analytics & Visualization for Decision Making

From dashboards to infographics, this session will examine how peers collected, analyzed and shared data in visual formats. It will highlight decisions and outcomes that speakers were able to attain using data visualization.  Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to implement data visualization efforts even if they have limited resources, as well as an awareness of more sophisticated global tools.


Moderator: Christine Kurtz, Environmental Regulatory Assurance Manager; 3M - Bio



  • Emily Freeman, EMS Program Administrator; Denver Dept. of Public Health & Environment; City & County of Denver
  • Kelsey Klucas, Advanced Environmental Engineer; 3M

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Inaugural Awards Ceremony

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 22 - How Is Your EHS&S Data Being Used By Investors?

As companies disclose more and more EHS&S information and data via platforms like GRI, CDP or directly to ESG firms, how is it being used? In particular how are external stakeholders aggregating, manipulating, and summarizing your data and what if anything can you do about it? As EHS&S data becomes more front and center for investors, how are they looking at your data? This session will focus on what EHS&S leaders who participate in external reporting need to know to ensure their data is complete and being used to represent them in an accurate light.


Details to follow

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon Closing Keynote

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

Dinner and Networking Event

Aboard the historical Belle of Louisville riverboat




View Other Tracks

Track 1:
The Business of EHS

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Track 2:
Technology & Data in Action

(View all Track 2 Sessions in Detail)

Track 3:
Leadership Excellence

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Track 4:
Sustainability in the Value Chain

(View all Track 4 Sessions in Detail)

Track 5:
Everyday EHS Excellence

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