SPF Houston is part of a global conference series that is designed to discuss current topics, share best practices, and discuss industry challenges with your H&S peers. Learn how to apply strategies for improved results and to thrive in today’s world. The program introduces topics that allow you to gain insight on how to maximize your Enablon experience.

SPF Houston is back and even better than before with a value packed agenda. The program will focus on how to optimize your EHS performance. Enablon will give attendees the opportunity to network and share best practices with peers, as well as being the first few to preview what Enablon has to offer in 2017.

Our theme this year: Being Agile and Managing Change in an Unpredictable Environment.

Need some help navigating the program? The program is organized by topic-focused track. Highlight your track title of interest to get a detailed breakdown of the sessions offered in that track.

Monday, April 3rd

PRE-CONFERENCE USER GROUP – FOR EXISTING CLIENTS ONLY

12:30 PM- 1:00 PM --- Coffee and Registration
  • Grab some coffee and snacks
  • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM --- Training
Leverage this one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss current topics and best practices with your EH&S peers, learn how to apply them for improved results throughout your organization and gain insight on how to optimize your Enablon solution.
2:00 PM- 2:15 PM --- Break
  • Coffee break
  • Meet and network with the Enablon community
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM --- User Group Part 1
Discuss relevant topics and best practices with your peers, learn how to implement them throughout your organization and optimize the use of your Enablon solution.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Audit
  • Air
  • Waste

Moderator: 

Alexis Merydith, Director Industry Solutions, Enablon

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM --- Break
  • Coffee break
  • Meet and network with the Enablon community
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM --- User Group Part 2
Discuss relevant topics and best practices with your peers, learn how to implement them throughout your organization and optimize the use of your Enablon solution.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Audit
  • Air
  • Waste

Moderator: 

Alexis Merydith, Director Industry Solutions, Enablon

Tuesday, April 4th – SPF Conference

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM --- Conference Registration & Breakfast
  • Grab some coffee and breakfast
  • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM --- Welcome Address and Opening Keynote
Enablon Corporate Vision, Offering and Strategy for Customer Success

Speaker: Phil Tesler, CEO of Enablon North America 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM --- The Perfect Storm
He is the real-life Captain of the Coast Guard ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the worst storm in more than 100 years, which became known as “The Perfect Storm” and inspired the book that was on The New York Times best-seller list and the blockbuster movie. He will share the real-life story of leadership, teamwork, courage and risk management strategies.

Speaker: Larry Brudnicki, Legendary U.S. Coast Guard Captain, The Perfect Storm

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM --- Panel: Being Agile and Managing Change in an Unpredictable Environment
In recent months, there has been a shift in policy, specifically concerning the Environmental Protection Agency. The impact has caused many states to make changes to their own regulations regarding environmental, energy management and sustainability issues. Furthermore, there are clearly economic issues in some of the commodity markets and significant M&A activity that are resulting in changing priorities within organizations. Hear different perspectives on what the next few years look like for businesses like yours and how they will impact you.

Panelists:

Vijay Gudivaka , Chairman & CEO, E2 ManageTech
Alexis Merydith, Director of Industry Solutions, Enablon
Chad Schneeberger, Environmental Director, ONEOK
Jeff Gifford, Vice President for Health, Safety, Security, and Environment, Genesis Energy, L.P.
Matt Wood, Director, Management Systems, Enbridge

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM --- Break
  • Coffee break
  • Meet and network with the Enablon community
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM --- Customer Case Study
The complexities presented by large environmental data sets require a sophisticated, well-documented, and well-executed system design to ensure user adoption and long-term system sustainment.  Facing this challenge, the CH2M and Sasol teams developed a unique approach to both improve and streamline environmental data management.

Join CH2M and Sasol as they share their informed perspectives on the implementation of Storage Tank calculations in the Environmental application, as well as the importance of establishing a set of best practices for managing large amounts of quantitative data.

Kevin McKee, EHS Information Management, CH2M

Scott Shaw, Environmental Specialist, Sasol

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM --- Lunch
  • Enjoy the buffet lunch while networking with your peers
  • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
  • Attend training session and Demos on the Fly
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM --- Customer Case Study
NorthWestern Energy and their implementation partner Arcadis will discuss their experience with the QuickStart methodology including post implementation system optimization, change management and governance.  They will explore how the organization adapted to internal and external change, the business drivers that compelled them and provide the benefit of lessons learned to others considering the QuickStart approach

Speakers:

Dane Cobble, Director of Consulting Operations, Arcadis

Mary Gail Sullivan, Manager, Environ. Permitting and Compliance, Northwestern Energy

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM --- Peer Exchange Session/Workshop
During this session, attendees will share their key business needs, explaining how EHS software solutions can help them achieve their strategic and day-to-day objectives.

Speaker: Brad Wilson, Sr. Principal Consultant , ERM

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM --- Break
  • Coffee break
  • Meet and network with the Enablon community
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM --- Enablon Version 8: New Product Feature Highlights
This session will explore new features across the platform and mobile apps, and take you on a tour of the new user interface.

Speaker: Caitlin Bergman, Product Manager, Enablon

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM --- Enablon Roadmap - Future Direction of EHS Platform and Mobile Solutions
This is an opportunity to review upcoming functionalities from the Enablon roadmap, give feedback, ask questions and understand where the future strategy lies. Discussion will be encouraged on where attendees think their future EHS challenges lie, and how software could best support these.

Speaker: Taylor Allis, VP of Product, Enablon

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM --- Happy Hour
Catch up with colleagues over cocktails and take a moment to relax, network and enjoy the Houston nightlife!

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom, 3rd Floor (hotel)