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2017 Speakers

  • Phil Tesler, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Enablon

    Philippe Tesler has more than 15 years of experience in the technology, risk and environmental sectors. He’s a co-founder of Enablon where he  leads the company’s go-to-market strategy and runs the company’s North American operations. Prior to Enablon, Philippe worked in the Environment and Services sector and was head of e-Business projects for a large multinational company.
  • Pedro Barros, Senior Manager, Advisory Services - Enterprise Risk Management, EY

    Pedro is an experienced and versatile senior risk manager with over 10 years of experience working with enterprise risk management for large and complex organisations. He is a global executive who has provided innovative solutions in different countries to companies in industries ranging from Financial Services to Mega Events. His primary focus has been to help solve risk transformation challenges at a board and executive level. He is currently part of EY’s Strategic Risk Outcomes (SRO) division for the UK and Ireland regions. As part of this role, Pedro is providing Governance, Risk and Compliance guidance to organisations aiming to strengthen their risk management framework. As an example, Pedro assisted the Rio2016 Olympic Committee to successfully develop and deliver the Risk Management Framework that supported the execution of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Olivier Sauvage, Global EHS Analytics, Audits & Reporting Manager, Owens-Illinois

    Olivier has over 12 years of experience in multinational companies (CAC40, Fortune 500) of which over 5 years at Owens-Illinois (O-I). He has a Financial Controlling background prior moving to EHS. 4 years as Manager Global EHS Analytics, Audits and Reporting: Global EHS Data Consolidation, Analysis & Reporting; Business cases / Strategic EHS Project; Global EHS Compliance Audits; Global EHS Compliance CAPEX Studies; Global Project Management – EHS IT System (Enablon) Implementation.
  • Lizanne Gildenhuys, Principle S&SD Systems, Maintenance and Data Integrity, Anglo American

    Lizanne Gildenhuys is the Principal S&SD Systems, Maintenance and Data Integrity at Anglo American and is responsible for the implementation of Enablon in Anglo American.  For 6 years she has worked with EH&S disciplines in a global role and assisted with the development of standardized processes to facilitate the delivery of an integrated S&SD Management System.

  • Kirsten Margrethe Hovi , Vice-President & Head of Extra-Financial Reporting, Norsk Hydro

    Kirsten Margrethe Hovi is vice president and head of Extra-Financial Reporting in Norsk Hydro ASA. She has worked for many years for Hydro within different areas including HSE, CSR, human resources, quality management, strategy, process engineering and communication. Since 2004 she is responsible for Hydro's extra-financial reporting. She has also actively participated in developing general and industry specific reporting standards, representing both the mining and the oil and gas industry. Since 2014, Hovi is a member of the Global Sustainability Standards Board, GRI’s standard setting governance body.
  • David Metcalfe, CEO and Founding Director, 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.
  • Taylor Allis , Vice President of Product, Enablon

    Taylor Allis is Enablon’s Vice President of Product, responsible for Enablon's global offerings.  He has developed organizations that deliver market-driven solutions to new and established markets for both startups and Fortune 100 companies.  Prior to Enablon, Taylor served as Vice President, Product Strategy at IQNavigator, a SaaS platform with over 2.5 million active users, and accessed from over 100 countries daily.  Prior to IQN, Taylor worked in executive and leadership positions for TeleTech, Sun Microsystems/Oracle, Ogilvy & Mather and with multiple start-ups. At IQN, he spearheaded a 3-year product strategy that helped the company achieve its largest revenue year in history.  At TeleTech, he co-founded a new cloud customer experience platform which was awarded six patents and has 17 still pending.  At Sun Microsystems he led a global strategy and competitive intelligence organization responsible for delivering market vision for future Sun roadmaps.