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2018 Speakers

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  • 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.
  • Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group

    Tony is Chief Sustainability Officer with Aditya Birla Group, a premium global conglomerate with $42 billion in revenue and 120,000 employees across 34 countries (www.adityabirla.com). He joined ABG in 2013 with a mission to help the group formalize and integrate the principles and standards required to develop and enhance their sustainable businesses. His team of subject matter experts has developed the ABG Sustainability Framework of Policies, Technical and Management Standards, in addition to Guidance notes and Training Courses aligned with the International Standards of IFC, OECD, UNGC, ISO, OHSAS and GRI. Tony is also a Board Member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, sits on the WBCSD India Advisory Panel and the GRI India Advisory Board. Prior to joining ABG Tony occupied several Sustainability and EHS executive positions at Vedanta Resources plc (FTSE 100 mining company), CEMEX SA (mining company), and Transredes (a joint venture between Bolivia’s oil and gas pipeline company and a Shell).
  • Tjeerd Hendel Blackford, Head of Thought Leadership, Enhesa

    Tjeerd is Head of Thought Leadership at Enhesa, the global market leader in EHS regulatory compliance assurance services, and has over 17 years of experience as an EHS policy, regulatory and management expert with the company. In that time he has worked with corporate clients across all industries and all over the world to help them to manage their international EHS legal compliance challenges. Tjeerd has held various roles with Enhesa prior to his current role, starting out as a Regulatory Analyst, then Project Manager, before moving into Business Development and Account Management and leading the Enhesa Sales efforts outside of North America.
  • 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.
  • Tamas Erdelyi, Senior Consultant, EHS Information Management and Sustainability, Jacobs

    Tamas is the technical lead of the Enablon Center of Excellence at Jacobs. He is responsible for client success through outstanding project delivery and mentoring Jacobs colleagues. He has over 5 years of experience advising, designing and implementing Enablon based information management systems for Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Pharma, Manufacturing and FMCG firms. His previous roles covered enterprise software development, embedded systems, environmental management and sustainability.
  • Stéphane Kervennic, Senior Manager Design, Novartis

  • Sofie de Pauw, SH&E Excellence Process Manager, Bekaert

    Sofie De Pauw is SH&E Excellence Process Manager at Bekaert, working at Bekaert for almost 6 years. Her professional career started in 2001… she was involved in several implementation projects where a standard/global tool was deployed to support the business processes. In her daily job, her colleagues know her as a structured person, taking the concerns and remarks of others into account. As a Project Lead for the Enablon Project, it’s crucial to make sure that the business requirements are covered with a global and standardized solution facing all challenges such as change management, localizations, …
  • 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.
  • Orly Moverman, Business Analyst & IT Project Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals

  • Mikko Alftan, Operational Risk Manager, Ilmarinen

    Mikko Alftan has worked five years as an Operational Risk Manager at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company and he has been responsible for integrating Enablon solutions to Ilmarinen’s GRC framework. He has 13 years of work experience in the field of enterprise and operational risk management, outsourcing management, business continuity management, internal control development and corporate governance.
  • Marco Rocca, Global QHSE Content Manager, Campari Group

    After a first experience in Logistics & Production Planning, Marco joined Campari Group’s Quality, Health, Safety and Environment department to implement IT applications to standardize, integrate and improve business processes. In addition to managing the project, defining system requirements and configuring the solution, his team and he provide guideline, training and support to the users. Marco graduated with honors with a degree in Management Engineering and he focused in Information Technology and Supply Chain Management. During his academic and working experience, he achieved certifications in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Internal Audit and Training. He took part in an executive program for management development at SDA Bocconi Business School lately. At the moment, Marco is responsible for the implementation of multiple international projects in Europe, Americas and Australia. One of the last challenges was the Enablon Sustainability Management Platform, implemented globally in few months thank to the Quick Start approach.
  • Laurence Lau, Operational Risk Manager, Coface

    Laurence Lau is Operational Risk Manager at Coface, a leading credit insurer which offers customers products from payment protection to information and debt collection services. Laurence Lau has held various role within Coface prior to his current role starting out in the Financial Department as responsible for consolidation and regulatory reporting before moving to the risk department in 2015. At the moment Laurence is responsible for the implementation of Enablon (module controls, incidents, business continuity plan and risk mapping). The module Control (continuous assessment) has been implemented globally in a few months in more than 60 countries thank to the quick start approach.
  • Ken Reed, Vice President, TapRooT®

    Ken Reed is Vice President and a Partner at System Improvements, Inc. Ken teaches TapRooT® courses to clients worldwide and is also in charge of course content as well as being the Equifactor® (equipment troubleshooting) Program Manager. Prior to joining System Improvements, Ken served as a Master Chief on Nuclear Submarines for the United States Navy. He has a B.S. in Electronics Management from the Southern Illinois University.
  • John R. Faba, EHS Information Management Sr. Environmental Scientist, Jacobs

    John has eight years of experience in environmental consulting with experience in EHS Information Management system configuration, hazardous waste regulations and remediation, and industrial construction management and oversight. John is the Center of Excellence lead for the Enablon team at Jacobs of over 30 EHS Information Management professionals delivering customized client information solutions and strategic business planning.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Irene Caddy, Principal: Systems and Analysis, Anglo American

    Irene Caddy started her career at Anglo American at the Platinum Business Unit in 2007, at the Amandelbult operation where she was involved in the Transformation to Zero safety improvement project. She moved to the Platinum Corporate office in 2009 as part of the safety team who developed the safety strategy for Platinum. Irene is currently employed in the Anglo American Corporate S&SD Team, responsible for S&SD Systems, focusing on optimising systems to support business processes. Another key focus is advanced analysis of data to develop an integrated safety leading indicator model, using data from various systems and disciplines that were found to contribute to safety incidents. Another key focus is introducing mobility as part of the overall digitisation transformation of Anglo American. Irene previously worked as a systems auditor for Safety, Health and Environmental management system certification.
  • Guillaume Boubert, Head of Global IT Audit, AccorHotels

    Guillaume joined AccorHotels in October 2015 and he is now Head of Global IT Audit. Guillaume started out as a user of the solution and team lead for the Adict project to become responsible of the entire project today. Prior to joining AccorHotels, Guillaume was Internal Auditor at Saint-Gobain and External Auditor at EY. Guillaume graduated with a Masters in Audit and Information System Consulting.
  • Franklin Dijs, Global Operations Officer, Vopak

    Responsible for Enablon implementation to the Vopak community comprising of more than 5000 users. Within his global role he is responsible for ensuring a seamless implementation, user adoption and development of the Vopak Enablon environment. He has worked at Royal Vopak for the last 3 years and has been responsible for the Enablon implementation and user adoption since 2017.
  • Eric Friedman, Senior Consultant – Digital Solutions, Golder

    Eric is a senior consultant at Golder where he is a technical delivery lead of projects within the Digital Solutions practice. In his current role, he designs and implements technology solutions to Golder’s global customer base in the areas of EHS, sustainability, quality and risk management. His diverse experience within EHS compliance groups and implementation firms covers a broad range of topics that includes software implementation, compliance management, user adoption and system integrations.
  • David Rose, Group EH&S Technology Systems Manager, Lendlease

    David works for Lend Lease as a Group EH&S Technology Manager. He has worked the last 23 years for Lend Lease with the last 10 years managing the ICT platforms that support Environment, Health, Safety and Risk. His role allows him to collaborate with other regions to maximise the benefit of technology for Health and Safety for Lendlease. He currently holds a Diploma of Health & Safety. One of his major achievements was working on the embedment of Enablon platform within Lendlease globally as well as various upgrades to the Lendlease Enablon environment with an upgrade to version 8.6 this year.
  • David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix

    During the past decade David has spoken at a wide range of global conferences and chaired panel debates across issues such as Carbon Finance, Utility Innovation (World Economic Forum), Green Strategy, the CIO Role In Sustainability and Carbon Software. At the head of Verdantix, over the last 6 years, David’s strategic vision on energy, environment and sustainability has been recognized by clients, media and academics. He leads the Verdantix team to provide a flow of research that helps make our clients successful as they invest in their energy, environment and sustainability strategies. Among other accomplishments, David was previously Senior Vice President at Forrester Research, the NASDAQ-listed technology and business research firm, where he led the EMEA research, consulting and client services teams. He holds an MA from the College of Europe and a PhD from the Harvard Business School.
  • 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.
  • Carole Riaux, Senior Manager Risk Management, Optimind

    Graduate in Insurance Law and in Risk Management, Carole spent 15 years working in life and non-life insurance companies. First, she worked in business units as underwriter and portfolio manager before joining a project team to develop a life insurance subsidiary. Then, she performed different control functions as Internal Controller (Matmut Group), Head of Internal Control and Risk Management (Mutualia Group, Key function), and Compliance officer. She managed Solvency II projects (Pilar 2) and implemented the System of Governance (Key functions, written policies, reporting…). Carole joined Optimind in January 2017 as manager. Now Senior manager, she is in charge of contributing to the development of Optimind's Risk and Compliance services and more specifically to banks and insurance companies. She has recently carried out several major projects, such as enhancement of permanent control system in all the subsidiaries of an international group, implementation of risk management software tools or diagnosis of the operational risk management system.
  • Camille Noyau, Group Internal Audit PA – Adict Central Admin , AccorHotels

    Camille joined AccorHotels in November 2017 as a member of the Internal Audit Department and Central Administrator of the Adict Solution (AccorHotels Digital Internal Control Tool) Assistant. Camille previously worked in the audit domain as a management assistant in an accounting firm where she also held a SalesForce administration role. Camille holds a Master's degree in International Business and a degree in foreign languages.
  • Bénédicte Bardinet, EHS Process & Tools Engineer, Alstom

  • Anna Brandenburg, Head of HSE Processes & Systems, Novartis

    Anna Brandenburg holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University Oldenburg (D).  There she entered the boundary zone between business and IT - the “red thread” in her career - beginning with IT support for a mid-size research group. Since 1991 she works with Novartis in various local and global positions in QA, Information Security and HSE. Experiences in IT Coordination, Systems Operations & Support, Project Management, eCompliance, Occupational Safety and Auditing completed the foundation needed for leading HSE Systems & Processes. In this role she developed and leads the strategic Novartis wide program HSE Net
  • Alain Vassart, Senior Consultant Product Stewardship Solutions, Arcadis

    Dr. Ir. Alain Vassart has an extensive industrial experience of more than 20 years in the field of recycling non-ferrous hazardous waste into chemicals, allowing him to have a deep knowledge of the European waste regulatory framework, as well as other regulations like IPPC, REACH, etc. in relation to product / waste stewardship / extended producer responsibility. He was involved in setting up the first recycling chain in Belgium for portable spent batteries, way before the European Directive came into force. He was also an active member for more than 8 years and even past president of EBRA (European Battery Recycling Association). Since beginning of 2010, he joined ARCADIS Belgium as a consultant in the field of Product & Waste Stewardship / REACH / CLP. He is also the Secretary General of EBRA (European Battery Recycling Association) since 2010.