7 Things to Look Forward to at SPF Americas

June 07, 2018

is on June 18-20 in Chicago, and this year’s edition will be again a premier conference for EHS, risk management and sustainability technology.

Enablon users attend SPF conferences to maximize the value that they get out of the Enablon platform, and to learn more about new industry developments, technologies and best practices. The conference also includes attendees who are engaged in a software selection process.

If you’re already registered for SPF Americas, this post will guide you on what to look for and expect on June 18-20. If you have not registered yet, don’t worry, it’s not too late!

1) A Keynote Presentation That Scales to New Heights

SPF Americas will feature this year an amazing keynote presentation by Alison Levine, the first ever American Women’s Everest Expedition team captain, and author of The New York Times Bestseller “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments”. Alison has climbed the highest peak on every continent, including Mount Everest, and has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches. She believes that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. By drawing parallels between staying alive in the mountains and thriving in the workplace, since she has experienced both, Alison will show audience members how to overcome business and workplace challenges and obstacles through a different mindset.

2) Case Studies To Learn From

Organizations use Enablon to improve business performance and processes. At SPF Americas, companies such as Goldcorp, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Nexen, Ryder, ONEOKThe J.M. Smucker Company, and others, will be among those that will share their experiences with leveraging software solutions to improve EHS, risk management or sustainability performance. If you are already an Enablon user, or seriously considering an investment in a software solution, SPF Americas will provide you an opportunity to hear about lessons learned and practical recommendations from corporate leaders and innovators that were once in your exact same position.

3) Insights From a Top Analyst Firm on Selecting the Right Software

SPF includes sessions geared towards Enablon clients, and also towards organizations that are in an EHS software selection process. If you need to learn more about selecting the best solution for you, SPF has got you covered! One of the sessions will feature Steve Bolton as a speaker. Steve is Research Director at Verdantix, an independent research and consulting firm that produced the Green Quadrant EHS Software 2017 report, which is available for free from our website. The report is the gold standard regarding the evaluation and comparison of the top EHS software vendors. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience, and supported by Verdantix market research, Steve will share best practices for successfully selecting a software solution. Key takeaways include:

  • How to plan your software selection strategy in a timely manner.
  • How to define your requirements, and set the right expectations during the process.
  • How to benchmark vendors and gather feedback from your peers.
  • How to make the right choice and involve the appropriate stakeholders.

4) A Glimpse of the Technological Future

If you want a glimpse of the future, and how to leverage new and emerging technologies, then an SPF conference is the right place to be. SPF Americas has a dedicated track on technology & innovation. You will learn more about mobile apps, big data, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, wearables, blockchain, drone inspections, the IoT, sensors and beacons, and more. You will also learn how the Enablon platform will leverage new technological innovations to increase value for organizations. SPF Americas will give attendees an opportunity to join the innovation journey and learn how Enablon is building for the future. Live demos of current projects will give you a glimpse of not just the technological future, but your future!

5) Customer Innovation Challenge

This year, both SPF EMEA and SPF Americas, which are taking place the same month, feature something that we have not done at any SPF in the past. It’s called the “Customer Innovation Challenge”. During this unique workshop, participating Enablon clients will have a chance to experience the Enablon innovation process, influence the Enablon roadmap, and network with industry peers and Enablon experts. It is a great opportunity to share ideas and learn from others, all while having fun.

6) Networking Opportunities

Bring together more than 500 people in the same place, and I guarantee you that there will be scores of valuable connections that will be built. Attendees are from diverse professional backgrounds. They are specialists, managers, directors and executives from different domain areas, such as EHS, risk management, sustainability and technology, and from a wide range of industries. Regardless of your professional role and your company, the odds are that you will meet attendees with whom you share similarities, which will allow you to enhance your professional network.

7) The Enablon Community

Ultimately, SPF is about people. The number one objective of SPF is to increase collective knowledge, which then leads to challenges being solved through shared best practices and solutions. Our aim is to make sure that you go back home with new information that will help you improve your workplace, company, industry, and even your local community. To achieve this goal, SPF sessions encourage the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives where you learn from peers and thought leaders. You will meet people who will inspire and enlighten you, and teach you many things, and you will be surprised how much people will also learn from you!

There are many more things to look forward to at SPF Americas, including live product demos, training, and industry user groups. Check out the for more details, and if you have not registered yet, don’t hesitate to do so by clicking on the image below:

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