SPF Houston hosts a value-packed program that covers the hottest topics in EHS, Risk Management, Sustainability and Technology Innovations. The program is designed to help you address industry challenges and make the most of your time at the event. The program is composed of case studies, issues & trends, and live demos of the Enablon solutions. Keep a lookout for the 2019 program. It is currently in the works and will be announced soon!


Tuesday, April 10th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM --- Registration & Breakfast
  • Grab some coffee and breakfast
  • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM --- Welcome and Keynote
Speaker: Chris Joseph, CEO, Enablon
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM --- Putting Transformation Into Action: A Story of Cultural Change

The philosophies and programs of cultural and operational transformation are necessary and useful. However, there is often a large gap between the conference room in which programs are devised and the front-line where they are executed. Matt DiGeronimo will share his story about fundamentally transforming the cultural, operational, and financial underpinnings of a failing power plant in less than one years’ time utilizing the principles outlined in his book “Extreme Operational Excellence.” This story will highlight the challenges of modifying the thought-processes and operational models that had been ingrained for decades in the minds of front-line supervisors, despite the knowledge and likelihood of a plant shutdown due to its failing financial performance.

Speaker: Matt DiGeronimo, VP of Operations, Veolia

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM --- Networking Break
  • Grab some coffee and breakfast
  • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM --- Panel Discussion: Making Operational Excellence Part of Your Organization’s DNA

Join our interactive discussion on best practices that help to make operational excellence not just an ideal to reach for, but a part of your organization’s DNA  and the underlying driver behind all activities. Learn how companies that achieve operational excellence are better prepared to face regulatory uncertainty, and more likely to accomplish their objectives through sound risk management.

James Jensen, Director Customer Success, Enablon

Matt DiGeronimo, VP of Operations, Veolia
Abbey Hesser, Associate Vice President Information Driven Performance, Arcadis
Alexis Merydith, Senior Director for Solution Architecture, Enablon

11:30 – 12:00 --- Practical Advice for Leveraging your Enablon Investment

Learn practical advice on maximizing the success of your Enablon solution. Based on industry experiences, this session will include approaches for maximizing the application of Enablon functionality to your organization, effective integration of operations with Enablon, techniques for achieving high user adoption, and applying continuous improvement for long term success of your solution.

Speaker: JR VanOrder, Digital Solutions Global Practice Leader, Golder

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM --- Lunch & Demos on the Fly
    • Enjoy the buffet lunch while networking with your peers
    • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
    • Attend training session and Demos on the Fly
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM --- Enablon Version 8: New Product Feature Highlights and Roadmap

See how the latest version of our platform was designed to help you achieve your business, strategic and operational goals through technological innovation and a host of new functionalities. This session highlights the most valuable product enhancements of version 8, and provides a sneak peek of what’s next on the roadmap.

Speaker: Taylor Allis, VP of Product, Enablon
Speaker: Caitlin Bergman, Suite Product Manager, Enablon

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM --- Integrating Enterprise Systems with Enablon: Smart Approaches to Leverage Current Technology While Preparing for the Next Generation

The Enablon platform provides a versatile toolbox to extend the web and mobile interfaces that you use every day, including flexibility to exchange data with other enterprise systems through integration.  Where do you start and where can you take it?  What technology do you need and who needs to support it?  How do you define success?  Starting with automated setup of users and employees (the most common need) and moving quickly to more sophisticated examples, learn the essential tools, patterns, and lessons learned to make the most of your connected enterprise now and into the future.

Speaker: Thomas Batterhouse, Senior EHS Information Management Consultant, Jacobs

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM --- Networking Break
  • Grab some coffee
  • Meet and network with the Enablon Community
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM --- Top 5 Digital Trends That Will Impact EHS

Digital Transformation is here and it will impact the EHS function. Learn more  about the top 5 digital trends that you need to know, how to leverage them to enable a more proactive and predictive EHS and operational management, and  how to ride the digital wave to become digital innovators in your organization.

Speaker: Taylor Allis, VP of Product, Enablon

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM --- Enablon Innovation Labs - Shaping Our Future Together

Emerging innovations (IoT, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, etc.) will disrupt the industry and be game-changers. Learn how we partner with our customers to leverage our collective efforts and intelligence to make the most of these emerging technologies to better prepare for the future.

Speaker: Taylor Allis, VP of Product, Enablon
Speaker: Josh Kaplan, Senior Product Manager, Innovation Labs, Enablon
Speaker: Fatiha Achour, Product Manager, Enablon