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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, SHE Reporting and Systems Manager, 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.
  • David Rose, Group EH&S Technology Systems Manager, Lend Lease

    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.
  • Alain Vassart, Senior Consultant Product Stewardship Solutions, Arcadis