SPF Americas speakers are subject-matter experts from many of the world’s largest corporations and leading organizations. These innovators come to SPF Americas to share their expertise with forward-thinking professionals like yourself. Register today to reserve your seat in the audience.

Keep a lookout for our full 2019 speaker lineup. It is currently in the works and will be announced soon!

Last Year’s Speaker Lineup

  • Alison Levine, First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain & Author of The New York Times Bestseller "On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments"

    Unleash your potential in today’s competitive business environment with unconventional leadership concepts that the MBA experience and corporate America can’t – and won’t – teach you from Alison Levine. Alison served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles. A history-making adventurer who also spent time in the business world, she has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches – and that was while climbing the corporate ladder! In her New York Times best-selling book, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments,” Alison asserts that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. A former part-time faculty member at West Point, Alison understands what it takes to lead teams through challenging situations. On stage, she uses stunning imagery from her various expeditions to demonstrate how progress can be made going backward, why egos are a good thing, and how complacency can kill you. One of today's most in-demand speakers, she inspires audiences to push themselves further than they ever thought possible.
  • Chris Starrick, Management Consultant, Arcadis

    Chris Starrick is a Management Consultant with Arcadis in the Information Driven Performance practice. He has seven years of experience with Enablon Software specializing in the Environmental application and in designing custom reports and dashboards. He has performed Air Quality implementations for clients in the refining and mid-stream oil and gas industries as well as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and software Industries. Chris has a passion for intuitive systems that users are comfortable with and excited to use, as well as empowering clients to inherit the administration of those systems.
  • Derek Pryzbylo, Senior Manager, EHS and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    Derek has a decade of experience providing environmental management, sustainability strategy, and data management and analytics services to large public and private organizations. He has assessed, developed and implemented environmental management information systems and technology solutions for Fortune 500 firms. He has also assisted organizations with developing analytical methods to measure and improve environmental, health, safety and sustainability performance.  He holds a BA in Economics, an MS in Natural Resources and Environment and a Master of Public Policy in Quantitative Methods of Analysis from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
  • Barbara Carr, Editorial Director, System Improvements, Inc., TapRooT®

    As Editorial Director for System Improvements, Barb writes and manages content that is relevant and useful to customers, students, and the world at large via various communication and social media channels.  She also develops training methods and materials, and teaches TapRooT® throughout the U.S.  Barb also serves on the TapRooT® Advisory Board and edits the TapRooT® books. She is the co-author of TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills (2017) book. With a 20-year legal background, Barb has a B.S. in psychology as well as marketing and social media certifications from the University of Tennessee, and she trained with the National Forensics Science Technology Center.
  • Beth Holland, Director, Operational Excellence EHS & Sustainability, AptarGroup

    Beth Holland leads the Environment, Health and Safety & Sustainability departments globally for AptarGroup, a specialty dispensing and delivery devices manufacturer. She has responsibility for EHS compliance and management systems, as well as the production of the company’s CDP disclosures and Corporate Sustainability Reports. Beth has worked for Ingersoll Rand, General Electric and Malcom Pirnie (now Arcadis). Despite the environmental/technical background, her passion lies within the social aspects of sustainability programs.
  • Howard Joyce, Executive Vice President Global Partners & Services, Wolters Kluwer | Enablon

    Howard Joyce is a seasoned technology and business professional with over two decades of experience in technology services, software development and SaaS solutions.  In his role, Howard oversees Enablon's global partner and services organizations, driving strategic relationships to collaboratively deliver value to Enablon customers. Prior to joining Enablon, Howard was President & COO for a fast growing technology services company that delivers on-premise and cloud-based solutions to over 3,500 customers across the United States & Europe. He also was the lead executive in alliance & channel operations including coordination on channel programs, partner incentives & industry vertical alignment.
  • Geoffrey Janvier, Vice President of Engineering, Wolters Kluwer | Enablon

    Geoffrey Janvier serves as Global Director of Engineering at Enablon, responsible for Enablon's development teams. His group is accountable for designing, building and maintaining all Enablon’s offerings, from the technology (application builder) to the platform, through mobile and cloud applications. He started at Enablon 10 years ago as a Software Architect within the GRC product line. Prior to Enablon he was in the consulting industry, at Capgemini, where he designed financial reporting solutions for the biggest outsourcing project of 2000s. He is a proud graduate of the Skema Business School, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
  • Taylor Allis, Vice President of Product, Wolters Kluwer | Enablon

    As Vice President of Product, Taylor Allis is responsible for Enablon’s product management and product marketing. Prior to joining Enablon, he developed organizations that deliver market-driven solutions to new and established markets for both startups and Fortune 100 companies, such as Sun Microsystems/Oracle, Teletech and IQNavigator. Taylor’s mission is to maintain and increase Enablon’s product leadership to address customers changing needs.
  • Chris Joseph, CEO, Wolters Kluwer | Enablon

    Chris Joseph is Enablon’s CEO, responsible for the strategic direction, operational execution, and the culture of the company. His top focus is on creating and supporting continuous innovation and customer engagement by leading Enablon’s global team of mission-driven technologists to always remain passionate about positively impacting the world. He is a seasoned executive with multiple successes in rapid growth technology companies, creating over $1 billion in shareholder value as an executive and investor. Chris previously served as CFO at Tribridge, founder and CEO at Mercatus, co-founder and COO at Integration Alliance, and as a venture capital investor with Wind Point Partners.
  • Vijay Gudivaka , Senior Vice President and Global Director, Information Driven Performance, Arcadis

    Vijay assists large global corporations across the world implement, embed, and sustain effective enterprise-wide EH&S performance, compliance, safety, and risk management strategies and solutions. Working collaboratively with C-level executives, decision-makers, and stakeholders across various functions in an organization, he co-creates robust strategies and execution plans to transform the way companies address the people, organization, process, technology and organizational change management aspects of sustainable EH&S and risk management programs. Mr. Gudivaka holds a B.E and M.S in Engineering and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked globally in the sustainability and EH&S market for over 29 years.
  • J R VanOrder, Digital Solutions Global Practice Leader, Golder

    J R is a Practice Leader at Golder where he is responsible for the Digital Solutions global service line. In his current role he oversees the delivery of practical technology solutions to Golder’s global customer base in the areas of EHS, sustainability, quality and risk management. His diverse experience within software and implementation firms covers a broad range of topics that includes software implementation, product management, user adoption and system integration.
  • Vincent Mihalik, Director, Industrial Internet of Things Strategy, Jacobs

    Vincent is an innovation and emerging technology strategist with decades of experience spanning both government and commercial domains. He currently serves as a member of a Jacobs leadership team tasked with developing and executing a global industrial internet of things strategy across multiple lines of business including Aerospace, Defense, Buildings and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Mining and Minerals, Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, and Advanced Manufacturing. Notable career highlights include serving as the Digital Mail Program Manager for Congress in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks, Innovation and emerging technology leader at Gartner, Principal Author and Strategy leader for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's first ever integrated Technology Strategic Plan, and Hammer Award recipient awarded by the Vice President of the United States serving as a key member of a U.S. Government modernization team.
  • Aymie Rondeau, Manager of Internal Controls, Shaw Communications

    Aymie Rondeau is the Manager of Internal Controls for Shaw Communications, where she is responsible for the overall design of the company’s internal control environment and execution of the quarterly SOX certification process in Enablon.  Aymie is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of professional experience in the areas of internal controls, SOX 404 and Bill 198 compliance, process improvement, project management and financial reporting in the Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors in both Canada and Australia.
  • Angie Chen, IT Project Manager, Daimler Trucks North America

    Angie Chen is an IT Project Manager at Daimler Trucks North America, subsidiary of Daimler AG, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers.  She supports DTNA’s HR department with implementing new applications and systems, one of them being Enablon.  She has been with DTNA since 2012.
  • Biyi Adeniran, Director Technology Risk governance, Shaw Communications

    Biyi has vast experience in the governance, risk and compliance management domain having led audit and compliance teams across various industries including Telecommunications, Travel and Aviation, Energy and Oil and Gas. He has been instrumental in establishing governance risk and compliance processes in various organizations and mentors upcoming audit and compliance practitioners. He volunteers to contribute to development of industry standards, guidelines with organizations such as ISACA, PMI and PCI Council.
  • Alan L. Johnson , Director of Strategic Alliance, Verisk 3E

    Alan has more than ten years of business development and product management experience in the software industry, spearheading many successful B2B & B2C partnership programs. Prior to joining Verisk 3E, he held senior business development and product positions with market leading software companies including Turning Technologies, BlueTie Inc. & The NASVF. As Director of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at Verisk 3E, Alan is responsible for devising and executing the company’s Global Strategic Alliances program, which plays a critical role in Verisk 3E’s global business development strategy. Alan holds a B.A. in Political Science/World Languages & Cultures from Mercyhurst University, a certificate from L’Université Laval in Français Langue Étrangère (FLE), and a dual MBA in Sales & Marketing Management/International Business from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s E. Phillip Saunders College of Business.
  • Matt Adams, Senior Solutions Engineer, SiteHawk

    Matt Adams is a thought-leader in the EHSQ space. He has experience in the field as a safety officer and at the solution development level as a product consultant. Matt holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. Matt is currently a Sr. Solution Engineer at SiteHawk.
  • Steve Bolton, Research Director, Verdantix

    Steve is the EHS Research Director at Verdantix, based in the company’s New York office. He has over 20 years of experience advising on EH&S, sustainability, circular economy, natural capital and environmental leadership. Previously, Steve has served as both an external consultant and internal staff member for Fortune 500 companies, research firms, government agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He received a dual Bachelor’s in environmental science and public policy analysis from The College of William and Mary, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and an MBA from James Madison University.
  • Courtney Hall, Supervisor, EHS Management Systems, ONEOK

    Courtney has 20 years of experience managing implementations of multi-industry applications (SAP, Workday, Enablon), as well as environmental and pipeline integrity management.  Her most recent role is as a supervisor of a team of professionals implementing Enablon ESH software at ONEOK, Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The implementation includes Incident Management, Regulatory Compliance, Waste and Air modules.
  • Andy Giffen, Business Relations Manager, Enhesa

    Andy Giffen is the Business Relations Manager and has worked in the EHSQ industry for over seven years specializing in EHS regulatory compliance content. In that time, he has worked at Specialty Technical Publishers assisting them in the creation of online auditing tools. Andy also worked at Intelex managing their Environmental Applications from Compliance, Chemical Management, Air, Water and Waste. Over the years, Andy has helped multi-national companies reach their regulatory compliance goal working closely with service providers (ERM, Arcadis, AECOM) and software platforms (Intelex, Enablon, Gensuite). Andy has his Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Ottawa specializing in computer science and eBusiness. He is fluent in English and a Canadian, but don’t hold that against him.

  • Steve Walker, Manager, Environmental Sustainability, The J.M. Smucker Company

    Steve Walker is the Manager, Environmental Sustainability with The J.M. Smucker Company, a well-respected North American food and beverage marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In his role, he is focused on sustainability data collection and reporting in addition to leading the Company’s renewable energy strategy. Over the past year, Steve has lead implementation of the Enablon Metrics Module in support of the Company’s corporate responsibility report and CDP disclosures. He has more than twenty years of experience across EHS and sustainability including previous roles with Federal-Mogul Corporation, Burt’s Bees/The Clorox Company, and World 50. Steve also holds a Master of Science in Environmental  Management from the University of Findlay (OH) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton (OH).

  • Petrina Torgerson, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Goldcorp

    Petrina Torgerson is a Senior Sustainability Analyst at Goldcorp, a leading gold producer focused on safe and responsible mining practices throughout the Americas. She has 2 years’ experience implementing sustainability management systems in the mining industry. Previous to her role at Goldcorp, Petrina worked in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, including 3 years as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager of USAID’s Justice and Security Program in Mexico City. Over the past year, Petrina has worked on leading an internal multi-year strategic planning process for the use of Enablon at Goldcorp, as well as spearheading implementation of the Audit and Compliance modules at the company. Petrina holds a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.

  • Phil Casey, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Goldcorp

    Phil Casey is the Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility with Goldcorp, a leading gold producer focused on safe and responsible mining practices throughout the Americas. He has nine years of experience implementing and overseeing sustainability management systems for global mining companies, with a focus in responsible social impact and risk management.   Over the past year, Phil has worked on integrating risk management activities throughout Goldcorp and implementing the Enablon Risk Module, as well as leading an internal multi-year strategic planning process for the use of Enablon at Goldcorp.  Phil has a BA in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia.

  • Mya Blanshard, Field Operations Leader, Demand Health & Safety, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

    Mya Blanshard is Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK Field Sales H&S Leader and she passionately drives the Live Safe agenda across the organisation. Mya has led the creation and deployment of the Enablon mobility app in the UK and is now supporting the launch in 5 other markets across the globe.  Mya started her career as a graduate process engineer with Siemens before moving into sales at Wrigley field in 2014.

  • Daniel Sakrisson, Digital Solutions Services Lead, Golder

    Mr. Sakrisson has an extensive background in EH&S compliance & information technology and has been working with Enablon since 2010. He has led, managed, and overseen a variety of compliance and data management projects across a wide range of industries, such as: oil & gas, utilities, transportation, chemical, manufacturing, food & beverage, retail, pharmaceuticals, and more. He has designed, implemented, managed, and overseen the delivery of solutions for a variety of domains and has also personally implemented nearly all applications within the Enablon platform.
  • Brandon Folck, Director, Safety Standards, Safety, Health, & Security, Ryder System, Inc.

    Brandon Folck is Director, Safety Standards for Ryder System, Inc., responsible for supporting Ryder’s Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), and Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) Divisions throughout the United States and Canada. Within that area of concern, Brandon manages all aspects of Ryder’s Enablon platform, coined Ryder SafetyNET, in addition to developing, distributing, and reporting on all Ryder Safety, Health, and Security training, policy, procedure, and regulatory compliance inclusive of DOT, OSHA, IMDG, and IATA. Brandon’s team is also accountable for company-wide reporting and analytical trend development to define areas of safety concern to address through the further development of training, inspection, observation, or other proactive safety measures. Prior to Ryder, Brandon was employed in other aspects of transportation and logistics, including insurance and environmental, however, has worked as a Safety Professional in a wide range of industries including food packaging and production, automotive, high-tech, retail, and manufacturing.
  • Elizabeth Watterworth, Regulatory Analyst - Compliance & Environment, Nexen Energy

    Elizabeth Watterworth works in the Compliance and Environment team at Nexen Energy. In this role she is focused on data management and integrity for corporate leading and lagging key performance indicators to support factoring compliance and environment performance into decision making. She is the business lead on the Regulatory Compliance IT project at Nexen and was the business lead on the implementation of the Enablon Event and Corrective Action modules in 2016. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in the Masters of Business Administration program specializing in Global Energy Management and Sustainability with a focus in accounting and environmental reporting. She was the Event Manager for Leading Change 2012: Forum for Emerging Sustainability Leaders and now acts in an advisory role for the GLOBE conference and Leading Change event series. Previously, she was a Board Member of Connecting Environmental Professionals of Calgary (CEP Calgary).
  • Peter Tinkham, Senior Management Consultant, Arcadis

    Pete Tinkham is a Senior Management Consultant at Arcadis. He has 15 years of environmental engineering and management consulting experience. His expertise includes delivering several enterprise EHS software solution implementation projects. Prior managing software implementation projects Pete directed strategic environmental permitting and compliance assurance programs for a variety of industries with complex technical/regulatory issues. He has also developed environmental compliance plans and procedures, performed on-site compliance audits, provided technical guidance to industry personnel, and coordinated on-site air emissions testing projects in more than 20 States.
  • Johannes Swanepoel, Partner, Standard Model Partners

    Johannes is a risk management subject matter expert and technical professional with over 17 years in a product and advisory services capacity, and has implemented over 30 risk management software and consulting projects worldwide. Johannes’ offers insights and research to risk management software vendors, and has lead vendors to leading positions in GRC analyst reports, is a PECB certified ISO 31000 risk management trainer and holds risk based decision making, sustainability, governance, risk and compliance, as well as and software engineering certifications. Johannes education includes a Bachelor in Risk Management from DePaul University and The University of South Africa, and Master of Science in Threat and Response Management candidate at University of Chicago.