Preliminary Agenda


The program was developed to address the evolving needs of EHS MIS users along the maturity curve. The agenda features 10 live demonstration sessions, which will be repeated to give you the chance to review twice as many systems. This year's conference will also include five topical discussions for in-person benchmarking and collaborative problem-solving.


8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast - Carolina Foyer
8:45 -
9 a.m.
Official Welcome and Introductions - Carolina Ballroom AC
9 - 10 a.m.

Launching Project GEMINI - Carolina Ballroom AC

Archer Daniels Midland to keynote the conference with a presentation on "Project GEMINI" (Global Environmental Management Information Network Initiative). Dan Taylor from ADM will speak about the software selection process, planning process and implementation strategy required to roll out a complex software system across the diverse and global organization.

10 -
10:15 a.m.
Break - Carolina Foyer
Breakout Sessions
Carolina Ballroom AC
Carolina Ballroom D
Carolina Ballroom E

10:15 - 11 a.m.

Demonstration 1:

Brian Holmes, Director, Environmental Management System; Santee Cooper

Demonstrating IHS Essential Suite


This demonstration will show the workflow of air data management from Santee Cooper's CEMS data source, through the IHS Essential Suite Process Data Manager (PDM), and the various agency and dashboard outputs of the system. Additionally, workflows for water and waste will be included, as well as compliance management, including integration with the Laboratory Information Management System using the Essential Suite PDM.

Demonstration 2:

Virginia (Ginger) Sunde, Assistant Director, Environmental; SPX Corp.

Demonstrating Antea Group's iEHS


iEHS, a SaaS-based system from Antea Group, is a highly configurable EHS environmental data management system that has been used by SPX Corp.since 2006. The demonstration will cover the SPX Environmental Recognition program and demonstrate how each module as well as discuss the hurdles, challenges, and successes with each. SPX currently utilizes the Sustainability Metrics, GHG Inventory, Environmental Self Audit, and Environmental Performance modules.

Session A: Defining Your Business Needs to find the right solution


Companies routinely do themselves a disservice by presenting software vendors with descriptions of required features. When this occurs, the company seeking a solution and the software vendor are talking about software features instead of how to solve business problems and add value. Instead, when identifying needs, they should be defined as business requirements not software features.
This session will demonstrate how to think about your company’s needs in terms of business value along with techniques for defining and communicating those needs. Attendees will then participate in an exercise to help define the needs that are specific to their organization.


  • Laura Murphy, Vice President of Customer Experience; KMI
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Demonstration 1 Repeated


Demonstration 2 Repeated

Session A Repeated
12 -
1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Resource Cafe - Mecklenburg Ballroom

1:15 -
2 p.m.

Demonstration 3:

Marc Juaire, Corporate Process Safety Manager; The Valspar Corp.Demonstrating KMI Suite


The KMI EHS Software Suite is a comprehensive, enterprise-level EHS and Sustainability Management Information System (EMIS).  Valspar uses the system for global management of Incidents, Audits & Inspections, Corrective Actions, Compliance, Sustainability Metrics and Management of Change.  During the demonstration, Valspar will give a functional overview of KMI while also discussing best practices for global rollout, along with real-world advice on leveraging system defaults and best practices.

Demonstration 4:

Sulaiman Hamidi, Manager, EHS/Global Technical Operations; Allergan

Demonstrating ProcessMAP


Allergan has a corporate-wide process that requires all facilities to perform risk assessments to ensure EHS risks are identified, prioritized, and managed. To facilitate this process Allergan deployed the ProcessMAP Risk Assessment Platform, which allows them to capture EHS hazards associated with work activities, assign a risk rating to each hazard, and track corrective/preventive actions to manage higher level risks. This presentation will highlight the business case for an EHS Risk Management System; give a demonstration of key functionalities; and discuss the outputs and benefits of such a system.

Session B: Making the business case for EHS Management Information Systems


Using applications to manage EHS information is an integral part of modern EHS operations, but that doesn’t guarantee any easy sell when it comes time to ask management for a budget to acquire new EHS management information systems. This session will provide insight on how to best prepare your business case, whether by focusing on the benefits by improved data and controls, internal efficiencies or long term savings. This session will share experiences of successes and lessons learned during EHS MIS development projects. Topics of discussion include internal needs, communicating value and working through the budgeting internal business process.

2:15 -
3 p.m.

Demonstration 3 Repeated

Demonstration 4 Repeated

Session B Repeated
3 - 3:30 p.m. Break - Mecklenburg Ballroom

3:30 -
4:15 p.m.

Demonstration 5:

Shawn French, Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Response; Eli Lilly and Co.

Demonstrating Gensuite


The demonstration will include a showcase of Gensuite Safe Work Permit application functionality including confined space inventory management, standardized permit creation, and management of fire suppression system shutdowns in conjunction with hot work permit issuance; as well as optional modular integrations with other applications in the Gensuite system for broad-based EHS management. Eli Lilly will also share how the company plans to leverage mobile devices & on-the-go application functionality.

Demonstration 6:

Marty Moran, GSTEMS Leader, Global Safety & Environment; General Mills Inc.

Demonstrating Intelex


General Mills utilizes Intelex globally for a wide variety of functions including: Property, safety, environmental and regulatory incident and near miss reporting, investigation and corrective action development; Corporate wide safety metrics; S&E Compliance task management; Document control; Corporate and self-audit completion, tracking and reporting, and Sustainability data management and reporting.  The presentation will give a functional demonstration of Intelex and will also provide a review of the system's implementation a critical assessment of the challenges and successes.

Session C: Maximizing the utility of your existing software applications


This discussion will focus on the challenges encountered in trying to expand the use of an existing EH&S system, effective methods for passing those hurdles, and the value to be realized from one integrated system. The session will feature a case study from Hanesbrands Inc., which will review their transition from each department having it’s own dedicated system to the widespread adoption the EH&S system.  Attendees will then have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and options they face in trying to gain maximum utility from their system.


  • Tommy Thompson, Legal, Compliance, and Risk Management; Hanesbrands Inc.
  • Mark Longson, Commercial Information Manager/Senior Consultant; Antea Group

4:30 -
5:15 p.m.

Demonstration 5 Repeated


Demonstration 6 Repeated

Session C Repeated
5:15 - 6:45 p.m. Networking Reception and Resource Cafe - Mecklenburg Ballroom
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast - Mecklenburg Ballroom
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks - Carolina Ballroom AC
Breakout Sessions
Carolina Ballroom AC
Carolina Ballroom D
Carolina Ballroom E

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Demonstration 7:

Tom Baker, Director of Environment and Transportation; Veolia ES
emonstrating Dakota ProActivity Suite


Veolia will demonstrate how they use Dakota's ProActivity Suite for building regulatory compliance profiles for facilities, data sharing, regulatory content and activity monitoring, documenting task completion, due date prompting, and utilize a calendar-based database to ensure compliance related tasks are completed as required by regulation, permit or policy. Dakota's ProActivity Suite provides the ability to quickly understand applicable requirements and proactively recognize compliance issues.

Demonstration 8:

Gladys Thomas, Global Director, EHS; Gems Sensors & Controls, a Division of Danaher Sensors & Controls

Demonstrating MSDSonline HQ Account


The MSDSonline HQ Account is a cloud-based hazardous chemical management and compliance solution. The demonstration will show how Danaher Sensors & Controls uses the three main facets of the system; MSDS management, chemical inventory management, and environmental and regulatory reporting. In addition, Danaher will share the reasons for choosing MSDSonline's HQ Account, their experience and timeline for implementing the product, and how the system is being used today.

Session D: Implementation Strategy for Successful User Adoption


Launching a new data management system means changing the way your users will be expected to do their jobs. It may also mean a change in processes used by your company. A critical component to a successful implementation of a new system is a strategy to engage and align key leadership and users to ensure support and adoption. 
Attend this session to learn about the approach used by General Mills during their successful system design and implementation in 2011 and 2012. A key component for this success was a defined user adoption plan that involved building leadership support, engaging key champions, communication, promotion, training and ongoing support. The session will also feature a critical assessment of what went well and not so well, as well as a discussion to gain tips for your own organization.


  • Marty Moran, Global Safety & Environment, GSTEMS Leader; General Mills
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Demonstration 7 Repeated


Demonstration 8 Repeated

Session D Repeated
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break - Carolina Foyer

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Demonstration 9:

Richard Galloway, Sustainability Manager; Honeywell Corp.

Demonstrating Locus EIM system


Locus' EIM is a web-based platform for complete analytical chemistry data management, including validation, Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) error checking, multiple EDD format uploads and customizable valid values. It also provides preprinted Chain-of-Custody (COC) forms, work lists, and bottle labels, and has an analytical laboratory interface and APIs to streamline data uploads. During this demonstration Honeywell will present a case study showing they used Locus for a complex, multimillion-dollar site remediation effort.


Demonstration 10:

Kevin Gobble, Energy Procurement Manager; VF Corp.

Demonstrating Schneider Electric's Resource Advisor


Schneider Electric's Resource Advisor is used by VF Corporation for both an energy management and a sustainability and supplier management information system for its global locations. The demonstration will walk through the capabilities of Resource Advisor, discuss lessons learned from the initial RFP through today and highlight best practices in selecting an energy and/or sustainability management system. It will also be shown how these tools can be used to achieve energy cost savings.

Session E: Planning and Execution for Long Term MIS Success


This session will address how companies have prepared, deployed and just as importantly sustained long term successful EHS data management solutions. This presentation will discuss some of the specific challenges of ongoing system maintenance, such as processes for data capture, stakeholder buy-in, user acceptance, and development of internal system expertise. Remember, the project is not over after the deployment!


  • Hector Garces, Principal Consultant; ERM
11:45 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.

Demonstration 9 Repeated

Demonstration 10 Repeated

Session E Repeated
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch - Mecklenburg Ballroom
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. 2013 EHS MIS Survey Results and Discussion - Carolina Ballroom AC

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Comments - Carolina Ballroom AC

2:30 p.m. Conference Adjourns


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