2024 Benchmark Gensuite
Customer Conference

May 14 - 16, 2024 | Northern Kentucky Convention Center
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Get ready for an unparalleled experience at the annual Benchmark Gensuite Customer Conference hosted at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center! As a valued member of the Benchmark Gensuite community, this is your exclusive invitation to immerse yourself in a dynamic blend of product updates, thought provoking EHS and Sustainability focused sessions led by industry experts and exciting networking events with peers.

Registration

Join us in person at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center! You’ll hear from an outstanding lineup of speakers and discover new ways to achieve next-level operational & business gains with powerful, lasting impact.

Hotel

We have secured the lowest hotel rates at the Cincinnati Marriott at Rivercenter Hotel. Just a skywalk away from conference activities!

 

Partners

Partnering with Benchmark Gensuite at Impact 2024 gives your brand an opportunity to expand your reach and connect with key decision-makers. Choose from one of our sponsorship packages available first come-first serve.

Scheduled Sessions

Wednesday, May 15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Incident Management & Occupational Health

Contractor Management

Quality Management

Operational, Supplier, and Product Sustainability Management

Compliance Training Management

Auditing & Inspection Management

Disclosure Reporting & Request Management

Environmental & Permit Compliance

Control of Work & Operational Risk Management

Thursday, May 16

Concurrent Innovation Workshops

Incident Management & Occupational Health

Contractor Management

Quality Management

Operational, Supplier, and Product Sustainability Management

Compliance Training Management

Auditing & Inspection Management

Disclosure Reporting & Request Management

Environmental & Permit Compliance

Control of Work & Operational Risk Management

Training Day

Hands-on Training with Experts

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Set aside some time to meet with your Benchmark Gensuite Account Management team.  This is a great opportunity to meet in-person to discuss your business priorities and digitization needs and to ensure you get the most out of your conference experience.  Connect with your Subscriber Services Account Management team to schedule your meeting.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Training & Workshop Sessions

Join this interactive session— designed for Site Leaders, Power Users, Organizational Leads, and new Business Administrators— to connect one-on-one with our Benchmark experts and learn how to best lead, support, and monitor your Benchmark deployment; as well as have the opportunity to network with other active users and site leaders to share insights, advice, and best practices! 

After this session, you’ll have the necessary tools to establish an action plan that will take your organization & functional initiatives to the next level.

Join our Benchmark Gensuite experts for a guided tour through our Core EHS modules. This unique, hands-on opportunity gives you insight on how to get the most out of each application and connect with your industry peers in deeper discussions. After this session, you will:

  • Understand how to get started in each of our Core EHS applications – ATS, I&M, Concern Reporting and Inspection Tool
  • Learn the ins and outs of key functionalities in each application
  • Learn about implementation strategies and Tip & Tricks

During this in-person session, Benchmark Experts for Dashboards & Analytics will take you on a deep dive into modifying reports, customizing report data, and customizing your report dashboard using Benchmark Analytics powered by Tableau! 

During this session you will learn:

  • How to use the Dashboard & Analytics application module to make reporting and access easy
  • Tips and tricks to locate and favorite your most needed reports and dashboards. Utilizing pre-created, out of the box Application Tableau reports in the Dashboards & Analytics Library
  • Building powerful and compelling reports, dashboards, and storyboards from scratch
  • Controlling access permissions to reports and data sources at a user and user group level

NEW at the 2024 Impact Conference, learn how our robust suite of Benchmark Gensuite developed AI solutions (including Describe It AI, PSI AI, and Risk AI Advisor) and 3rd party integrated AI solutions (including Computer-Vision, Wearable Sensors from our technology partners such as Spark Cognition, 3motionAI, Intenseye, and ProtexAI) are revolutionizing Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS). Our Benchmark Gensuite experts will walk you through live demonstrations of these AI solutions and share the transformative impact they are having across the Benchmark Gensuite subscriber community by sharing real life case studies of these AI solutions in-action. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your EHS + Sustainability practices with Benchmark Gensuite cutting-edge AI Solutions!

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Devou Park Golf Course​

    • Breakfast, lunch, beverages, & transportation from hotel provided

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Devou Park Golf Course​

    • Breakfast, lunch, beverages, & transportation from hotel provided

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Concurrent Training & Workshop Sessions

Join this interactive session— designed for Site Leaders, Power Users, Organizational Leads, and new Business Administrators— to connect one-on-one with our Benchmark experts and learn how to best lead, support, and monitor your Benchmark deployment; as well as have the opportunity to network with other active users and site leaders to share insights, advice, and best practices!  

After this session, you’ll have the necessary tools to establish an action plan that will take your organization & functional initiatives to the next level.

Join our Benchmark Gensuite experts for a guided tour through our Core EHS modules. This unique, hands-on opportunity gives you insight on how to get the most out of each application and connect with your industry peers in deeper discussions. After this session, you will:

  • Understand how to get started in each of our Core EHS applications – ATS, I&M, Concern Reporting and Inspection Tool
  • Learn the ins and outs of key functionalities in each application
  • Learn about implementation strategies and Tip & Tricks

During this in-person session, Benchmark Experts for Dashboards & Analytics will take you on a deep dive into modifying reports, customizing report data, and customizing your report dashboard using Benchmark Analytics powered by Tableau! 

During this session you will learn:

  • How to use the Dashboard & Analytics application module to make reporting and access easy
  • Tips and tricks to locate and favorite your most needed reports and dashboards. Utilizing pre-created, out of the box Application Tableau reports in the Dashboards & Analytics Library
  • Building powerful and compelling reports, dashboards, and storyboards from scratch
  • Controlling access permissions to reports and data sources at a user and user group level

Learn how you can leverage the Benchmark Sustainability & Disclosure Reporting solutions suite to manage your sustainability program from utility invoices to regulated & voluntary disclosures and everything in between. In this session, we will feature solution capabilities for calculating your environmental footprint, engaging your supply chain for Scope 3 and supplier sustainability initiatives, measuring sustainability improvement projects, tracking progress towards Net Zero and other targets, and disclosing ESG performance in alignment with various reporting frameworks.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Put your new skills and knowledge from the Tableau Editor & Designer session into action and join our Benchmark Gensuite Tableau Experts for a hands-on walkthrough of the process for creating the reports you and your company need to keep operations running smoothly. If you need help troubleshooting or advice on procedures or workflows, our Benchmark Gensuite team will be at your side the entire time, ready to help!

This session is only available to those who register for Tableau Editor & Designer at the 2024 Impact conference OR have completed online Benchmark Tableau Editor & Designer training course in the last two years. Available on a first come first serve basis.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a Welcome Dinner Reception at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter Covington, KY

Strategy Day

Benchmarking With The Best In Class

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Join us as we kickoff the Benchmark Gensuite Impact Conference 2024! We are thrilled to have you here and hope you enjoy the thought-provoking presentations and engaging conversations throughout the conference.

8:45 AM- 9:15 AM

One year ago, we began the Benchmark Gensuite chapter in our evolution, building on a heritage of collaborative innovation, and shared best practices and continuous evolution. Let’s catch up on how our integrated and unified platform is unlocking performance gains and delivering real business value through new and enhanced best-in-class capabilities, more effective launch & implementation, and expanded subscriber innovation groups – and where we go next, powered by AI (of course).

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Dive into the future of EHS, Sustainability, & Operational Risk + management in our interactive “Live Try-it-Out” Gen AI Session. This hands-on experience will showcase how Genny AI can be used as a task helper, insights provider, and decision-making assistant.

This session will include:

  • Interactive Demonstrations: Experience Genny AI firsthand and see how it simplifies tasks and transforms data analysis
  • Real-World Applications: Explore case studies demonstrating the significant impact of Genny AI in improving EHS management
  • Expert Q&A: Take the opportunity to ask our experts about integrating and maximizing AI in EHS

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 10:25 AM

Learn more about the latest global business priorities and market trends in the evolving world of EHS, Operational Risk, and Sustainability. Discover how digital solutions and advanced technologies like AI are evolving to help organizations address the need for greater automation, productivity, improved risk identification & mitigation across various industries.

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Join a thought-provoking panel discussion that looks at current and emerging operational and regulatory challenges facing organizations and what EHS, Sustainability and Operational teams are doing to address them. Industry leaders across various sectors will share their experiences and insights into best practices and opportunities for process improvement and technology innovation. The session will conclude with a forward-looking perspective on the role of AI in advancing the practice of EHS & Operational Risk Management.

Panelists Include:

  • Donavan Hornsby, Chief Market Strategy Officer, Benchmark Gensuite | LinkedIn
  • Allison Montgomery, Vice President EHS, Applied Materials   | LinkedIn
  • Karen Lynn, VP, Sustainability, ESG, & EHS at Eaton Corporation   | LinkedIn
  • John Novotny, Director – Environmental Compliance & Control, Corning Incorporated   | LinkedIn
  • Alan Hanley, EHS Global Digital Lead, GE Vernova   | LinkedIn
  • Jeff Donnell, President Enterprise Health   | LinkedIn

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

This panel will delve into the evolving landscape of digital solutions in Sustainability+, highlighting key trends, best practices, and future directions. Our esteemed sustainability leaders will discuss their experiences and initiatives, providing a comprehensive view of how digital tools are shaping target setting, reporting, stakeholder engagement, and risk management. The session will conclude with a forward-looking perspective on the role of AI in sustainability.

Panelists Include:

  • Amanda Petzinger, VP, Sustainability, Stewardship, Supply Chain & ESG Solutions, Benchmark Gensuite | LinkedIn
  • Jonathan Blaine, Global Director Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, HB Fuller   | LinkedIn
  • Abbey Messina, Sustainability Leader, Parker Hannifin   | LinkedIn
  • Chet Brandon, Executive Leader of EHS & Sustainability, GrafTech   | LinkedIn
  • Julie Hoben, VP, EHS & Sustainability, Amphenol   | LinkedIn
  • Sameer Vyas, Sr. Principal, EHS & Sustainability Data Management, Huco Consulting | LinkedIn

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Join a breakout session to take a deeper look at the digital solutions that support each of these program areas, learn about the latest product roadmap innovations, hear subscriber best-practices and deployment insights, and brainstorm the next generation of AI solutions

Join this workshop to explore the latest innovations in EHS, Quality, and Security Incident Management. Discover how cutting-edge technologies are setting new industry standards and driving progress in incident management solutions. Workshop Highlights:

  • Uncover the most recent advancements that are shaping the future of incident management.
  • Learn about new features and functionalities that demonstrate our dedication to continuous improvement.
  • Gain insights into how we are addressing ever-changing landscape of compliance requirements, including OSHA’s latest reporting mandates.
  • Hear from an experienced subscriber who will share their real-world experiences with our Incident Management tools.
  • Participate in an interactive session to brainstorm, review prototypes, and share your inputs and feedback on AI for Incident Management and Occupational Health.
  • This workshop will leave you with actionable knowledge and motivation for enhancing your digital solution for Incident Management.

Featured Speaker: Helen Harris, Health & Safety Center of Excellence (CoE) Leader, Westrock. | LinkedIn

Join us for a comprehensive presentation on the cutting-edge practices in contractor management, with an emphasis on risk mitigation, control of work processes, and aligning safety priorities. We will discuss the necessity of a unified approach that integrates contractor pre-qualification with performance tracking to create a continuous and cohesive process from the procurement stage to the management of contractors on-site.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Learn how to minimize potential risks associated with contractor management.
  • Discover methods to maintain control over various work processes involving contractors.
  • Understand how to effectively align safety priorities between your organization and contracted firms.
  • Explore systems that integrate pre-qualification steps with ongoing performance assessments to manage contractor activities efficiently.
  • Hear directly from an esteemed consumer speaker sharing their experiences and narrative on Contractor Manager.
  • Engage in discussions about how artificial intelligence is transforming Contractor Management processes, making them more efficient and effective.

This session is essential for professionals looking to enhance their contractor management strategies through technology-driven solutions. Attendees will leave with actionable insights and innovative approaches to apply within their organizations.

Featured Speaker: Robert ‘Bo’ Barker, Program Specialist, NAES | LinkedIn

Be a part of an insightful session dedicated to the latest trends and developments in Quality Management, with a special emphasis on our Root Cause Management workflow that employs the 8D Problem Solving methodology.

Session Highlights:

  • Review contemporary progressions in Quality Management that are setting new benchmarks in the industry.
  • Delve into our structured approach for Root Cause Management built on proven 8D principles.
  • Trace the journey of Benchmark Gensuite’s Quality Management system, highlighting Continuous Improvement, Corrective Action Tracking, and Complaint/Quality Issue Management.
  • Receive invaluable knowledge from a distinguished Benchmark Gensuite Champion who will share their practical experiences.
  • Explore the current integration of generative AI within our Quality applications and its impact on enhancing quality processes.
  • Join Quality leaders to envision and shape the potential incorporation of generative AI into future quality management processes.

Featured Speaker: Nathalie Ruelle, Global Quality and Sustainability Director, HB Fuller | LinkedIn

Join us for a crucial session that addresses the escalating imperatives of sustainability within the dynamic sphere of modern business. Organizations are currently intensifying their efforts in sustainability, contending with the dual complexities of handling an expanding array of data points and engaging a diverse group of stakeholders. This is compounded by the heightened demand for comprehensive sustainability reporting.

In this session, we will thoroughly examine how companies can adeptly steer through these challenges by harnessing digital innovation, with a particular emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are eager to demonstrate the integration of operational efficiency, supplier engagement, and product sustainability into a cohesive framework that captures the essence of sustainable performance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the increasing complexity in managing sustainability data and stakeholder engagement.
  • Learn how digital innovations and AI can streamline your company’s sustainability initiatives.
  • Discover strategies for integrating operational processes, supply chain management, and product development into a unified sustainable performance model.
  • Equip yourself with knowledge about state-of-the-art tools that will revolutionize your approach to achieving sustainability goals.

Featured Speakers:

Kimberly Gillen, Strategic Accounts Manager, The Anderson’s.
Deb Krajicek, Director of Sustainability,The Anderson’s. | LinkedIn 

In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective training management is crucial for organizational growth and success. This session will delve into the core components of a robust training management system, offering insights on how to design, implement, and evaluate training programs that align with your company’s goals and meet the evolving needs of your customers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the various aspects to consider in managing your training program
  • Learn how digital innovations and AI can streamline your company’s training management process
  • Discover strategies for getting started as well as evolving your training programs with classroom, online, virtual reality, and acknowledgment based training courses
  • Equip yourself with knowledge about state-of-the-art tools that will revolutionize your approach to employee training and education

Featured Speaker: Gabrielle (Gabi) Hurley, Sr Analyst with Continuous Improvement, SABIC | LinkedIn

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Join a breakout session to take a deeper look at the digital solutions that support each of these program areas, learn about the latest product roadmap innovations, hear subscriber best-practices and deployment insights, and brainstorm the next generation of AI solutions

Join us for a compelling session focused on the forefront of regulatory compliance advancements and best practices. Session Highlights:

  • Dive into the latest developments that are defining the future of regulatory compliance.
  • Get acquainted with the most recent features and functionalities of Reg Auditor and Inspection Tool applications.
  • Be among the first to witness our new feature designed to enhance your internal audit processes.
  • Listen to an esteemed customer speaker recount their journey and successes with our Inspection Tool in managing routine inspections.
  • Peek into the future of these sophisticated tools and see what’s on the horizon.
  • Engage in a session dedicated to uncovering how artificial intelligence could transform auditing and inspection practices.
  • This session is essential for those looking to boost their strategies through technological empowerment—expect to depart with valuable insights and renewed inspiration.

Featured Speaker: Traci Nicholson, Sr. HSE Representative, Eli Lilly. | LinkedIn

Discover how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the field of workplace ergonomics. In this session, we will delve into the most recent advancements of Benchmark’s Ergonomic Evaluator application. We will examine its capacity to digitize and standardize ergonomic programs within organizations and share customer success stories about piloting the solution with advanced computer vision AI on various platforms.

Session Highlights:

  • Open access functionality that allows employees across your organization to complete ergonomic self-evaluations using a standardized assessment checklist.
  • Explore practical applications that employ AI to improve ergonomic assessments on both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Hear firsthand accounts of how customers have successfully integrated these AI capabilities into their operations.
  • Gain valuable insights on implementing these technological solutions in your workplace, optimizing health, productivity, and reducing musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risks.
  • Learn about integrating these advancements effortlessly with the Benchmark Gensuite platform for a healthier workplace environment.
  • This session is designed for forward-thinking professionals eager to incorporate digital innovations into their health and safety practices. Attendees can expect to leave with practical strategies for adopting cutting-edge AI solutions in their audits and inspections.

Featured Speakers:
Mike Malchitsky, Senior Manager, EHSS Coroporate Programs, Boston Beer. | LinkedIn
Tony Salvadore, Global Health and Safety Director, Corning Incorporated. | LinkedIn

Join us for an in-depth dialogue on the complexities and dynamic nature of disclosure reporting and request management. As we navigate through a landscape marked by evolving regulations, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR), along with heightened stakeholder scrutiny, it’s crucial to stay ahead with efficient reporting strategies.

In this session, we will introduce Benchmark Gensuite’s cutting-edge solutions tailored for simplifying your disclosure reporting processes. Experience how our tools adeptly manage multifaceted data sets, adapt to ongoing regulatory updates, and address demanding reporting obligations.

Key Session Features:

  • Learn about Benchmark Gensuite’s innovative tools designed to enhance your disclosure reporting workflow.
  • Gain insights from a Benchmark Gensuite Champion who will share their experiences with Disclosure Reporting within their market.
  • Explore the capabilities of our Disclosure Director and Responsio tools in action.
  • Peek into our future plans for product development to keep you at the forefront of disclosure management.
  • Participate in an engaging brainstorming session on how artificial intelligence can be harnessed to achieve more precise and time-efficient disclosures.

Featured Speakers:
Rebbecca Bergkamp, Director of Value Chain Sustainability, Eaton Corporation | LinkedIn
Shannon Major,
Director of Partnerships, STP | LinkedIn

Join us for an instructive session designed to navigate the evolution from mere permit management to integrating compliance seamlessly into your environmental operations. This session will empower you to transform permits into operational frameworks and elevate compliance to a strategic level, suitable for businesses of all sizes.

Session Insights:

  • Understand how to utilize permits not just as regulatory necessities but as guidelines for daily operations.
  • Learn how to shift from ticking off compliance tasks to leveraging them for competitive advantage.
  • Hear directly from a Benchmark Gensuite Champion about their journey in optimizing compliance programs and the advantages gained through automation in reporting and efficiency.
  • Explore the practical uses of our advanced tools—”Airlog,” “Waste Tracker,” “Water Watch,” “ODS Sentinel,” and “Permit Manager.”
  • Engage in a discussion on how artificial intelligence is poised to transform traditional auditing and inspection practices.
  • This session is crucial for professionals determined to modernize their environmental strategies with the latest technological advancements—anticipate leaving with actionable insights and innovative ideas.

Featured Speakers: Jerry Nappi, EHS Director, Filtration, Parker Hannifin. | LinkedIn

Dive into the critical safety processes for managing control of work and operational risk with a focus on high-risk operations work controls for Permit-to-Work (PTW) and Lockout-Tagout (LOTO). Designed for EHS leaders, safety managers, maintenance personnel, and operations supervisors, this workshop will provide you with an in-depth understanding of these essential systems that safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases and other risks during high-risk activities.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Solutions supporting a holistic Control of Work process, including LOTO, Permit to Work, SRA/JSA, and Contractor Manager
  • Showcase Benchmark Gensuite’s integrated work control solutions, specifically focused on LOTO and Permit To Work
  • Learn how flexible configurations and process enablers for your team to utilize to easily implement digital solutions for work control
  • Investigate how AI tech can ease the lift of implementation for digital LOTO Procedures
  • Implementation Best Practices & Tailoring Solutions for Unique Business Needs
  • What’s Next in Work Control Solutions

Featured Speaker:
Michael Groh, Director of Health & Safety, GE Appliances | LinkedIn

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Each program area session will have a representative report-out on the #1 AI innovation Idea that was discussed. A panel of judges will ask questions, challenge the ideas, and vote for the best idea. Join us to hear more about these exciting innovations in AI!

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This unique, innovative, and interactive showcase will feature cutting-edge AI solutions and advanced technologies across various booths, each focused on enhancing key aspects of EHS, sustainability and operational risk management.

Event Highlights Include:

  • Risk Insights & Analytics: Discover how PSI AI Advisor and Risk AI Advisor can transform your approach to risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Data Quality: Explore the capabilities of Describe-It AI and Significant Incident Communication AI to improve the accuracy and reliability of your EHS data.  This event is your opportunity to engage directly with the technologies shaping the future of your industry. Prepare to be inspired by the potential of AI and advanced tech to drive significant improvements in safety, compliance, and operational efficiency.
  • Data Insights: See firsthand how AI enhances ESG and Disclosure Reporting processes, driving greater transparency and compliance.
  • Training Management: Learn about My LMS & Training Tracker and how AI can optimize learning management systems to better meet training needs.
  • Connected Worker Wearables: Experience the future of EHS monitoring with Safe Connected Work, featuring Maku Safe wearables.
  • Ergonomics for All: Engage with the latest in ergonomic risk assessments powered by AI with 3Motion AI, promoting workplace health and safety. Featuring our partners at 3Motion AI.
  • Hazard Recognition: Watch as Computer Vision Technology from Spark Cognition revolutionizes hazard recognition in real-time. Featuring our partners at Spark Cognition.
  • Heat Stress Tech: Understand how Heat Safety Wearables from Slate Safety are making a difference in managing workplace heat stress. Featuring our partners at Slate Safety.

This event is your opportunity to engage directly with the technologies shaping the future of your industry. Prepare to be inspired by the potential of AI and advanced tech to drive significant improvements in safety, compliance, and operational efficiency.

Innovation Workshop Day

Shaping What Comes Next

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Concurrent Innovation Workshops

Work with like-minded, performance driven peers, partners, and Benchmark Gensuite experts to shape the next generation of digital solutions for EHS, Sustainability & Ops Risk. Program Area Innovation Workshop sessions will focus on the following topics and will be facilitated by a Benchmark Gensuite expert and an industry partner/consultant. These sessions will delve into the market trends and digital needs that we are hearing about across our subscriber community. Each session will provide an opportunity to prioritize needs and to break into sub-teams to brainstorm ideas and to create a roadmap for the next generation of digital solutions in Benchmark Gensuite. Check out the industry partners/consultants and subscribers who will be actively involved in facilitating these discussions below:

Join us for an interactive workshop where we’ll address the latest business trends and digitization innovations for incident management and occupational health. Engage with industry experts and peers in a dynamic session that kicks off with a strategic overview of the current landscape, followed by identifying and prioritizing digital innovations such as AI-assisted documentation, smart data protocols, and automated compliance monitoring. Participate in focused groups to brainstorm solutions. You’ll have the chance to engage in a collaborative discussion with peers, gaining valuable insights and feedback. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape your strategy with cutting-edge digital solutions—reserve your spot today for a forward-thinking experience. 

Featured Speaker: Jay McCroskey, Global Sales and Business Development, Enterprise Health | LinkedIn

In this collaborative workshop, we’ll delve into streamlining contractor management through digital solutions. As companies face expanded risks from contractor-resourced activities, there’s an increasing demand for more systematic management of contractor engagements and for digital solutions to the associated burdens and challenges. Together, we’ll explore essential topics such as leveraging AI for document verification, tracking contractor training and certifications via MyLMS, implementing risk classification screening for enterprise qualification process enablement, and optimizing pre-qualification support activities and resource management. Through engaging discussions and collaborative solutions, we’ll uncover innovative approaches to mitigate risks, enhance performance, and ensure the safety of all personnel on-site.

Featured Speakers: Shawn Pons,- Co-Founder | Product Management, Ponsulting | LinkedIn

Hear from industry leaders on their thoughts on business trends and digital innovations for excellence in quality processes.  Work with like-minded, performance-driven peers, partners, and Benchmark Gensuite experts to shape the next generation of Benchmark Gensuite Quality Process Solutions! 

Featured Speaker: Catherine Werner, Principal Consultant, ESG-EHS services | LinkedIn | Email

Join industry leaders and sustainability pioneers at our interactive workshop focused on the pivotal role of Operational, Supplier, and Product Sustainability in today’s business climate. This session will provide an interactive forum for discussing the Benchmark Gensuite solutions of the future, focused on emerging Sustainability themes such as data verification, decarbonization and transition planning, Scope 3 emissions reporting, climate risk supply chain due diligence, and product stewardship. Make sure to join this session to help chart the future of Benchmark Gensuite Sustainability & Stewardship solutions and provide your feedback on the topics of priority for your organization.

Featured Speaker: Sameer Vyas, Sr. Principal, EHS & Sustainability Data Management, Huco Consulting | LinkedIn

Join this innovation workshop session to review Training Management market trends and work collaboratively to identify solutions to shape the next generation of Benchmark Gensuite. Engage in small group breakouts where you’ll have the opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas across our Training suite (My LMS, Enterprise LMS, and Contractor LMS). Don’t miss out on this chance to be at the forefront of training compliance innovation!

Featured Speaker: Greg Stevens, Digital EHS/ESG Program Lead, AVP, AECOM | LinkedIn

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Innovation Workshops

Work with like-minded, performance driven peers, partners, and Benchmark Gensuite experts to shape the next generation of digital solutions for EHS, Sustainability & Ops Risk. Program Area Innovation Workshop sessions will focus on the following topics and will be facilitated by a Benchmark Gensuite expert and an industry partner/consultant. These sessions will delve into the market trends and digital needs that we are hearing about across our subscriber community. Each session will provide an opportunity to prioritize needs and to break into sub-teams to brainstorm ideas and to create a roadmap for the next generation of digital solutions in Benchmark Gensuite. Check out the industry partners/consultants and subscribers who will be actively involved in facilitating these discussions below:

Join us for a dynamic session focused on the forefront of regulatory compliance and audit innovation. We’ll begin with an overview of current market trends and the evolving landscape of compliance technology, setting the stage for a deeper exploration into industry challenges. Through interactive audience polling and facilitated discussions, we will identify the top themes, then collaborate in breakout groups, where participants will develop targeted solutions to enhance their audit and inspection processes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to shaping cutting-edge strategies for effective compliance management.

Featured Speaker: Melanie Powers -Schanbacher, President, Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) | LinkedIn

In this collaborative workshop, we’ll delve into the latest business trends and digital innovations for Ergonomic Assessments and Improvement initiatives. Join us for a collaborative session to pinpoint and prioritize these emerging themes. Together, we’ll explore essential topics such as incorporating multiple methodologies, wearable technologies, custom calculations, enhanced reporting, and recommended follow-up actions. We will brainstorm practical strategies for integrating these advancements into shaping the next innovations in Ergonomics solutions.

Featured Speaker: Colin McKinnon, Chief Innovation Officer, 3MotionAI | LinkedIn 

Join us for an interactive workshop that aims to brainstorm the innovation opportunities in Control of work & Operational Risk Management, through the integration of digital solutions for Permit-to-Work (PTW) and Lockout-Tagout (LOTO), following a review of key industry trends. This session isn’t just about learning; it’s about contributing to the future of operational risk management. Be part of a collective effort to forge cutting-edge strategies that enhance workplace safety. Don’t let this chance pass you by—join us in developing easy-to-adopt industry-agnostic solutions that support proactive operational risk management.

Featured speakers:
Nigel Watt, EHS/MIS Digital Services Delivery Lead at AECOM. | LinkedIn
Tanya Moore, Global EHS Systems Analyst at Perrigo | LinkedIn

We invite you to participate in a collaborative exploration of the evolving disclosure landscape, where we will address the latest trends and digital transformation needs. Take part in pinpointing key digitization priorities—from regulatory compliance to advanced analytics—and then dive deeper into these topics during tailored small-group breakout sessions where your insights will help shape collective strategies. This is an invaluable opportunity for you to network, share, and learn from industry peers while directly influencing your organization’s path forward in the digital age. 

Featured Speaker: Meghan Foley, Principal Consultant, Trinity Consultants | LinkedIn

Join this innovation workshop session to review Environmental and Permit Management market trends and work collaboratively to identify solutions to shape the next generation of Benchmark Gensuite. Engage in small group breakouts where you’ll have the opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas across our Environmental suite (AirLog, Waste Tracker, Water Watch, ODS Sentinel, and Permit Manager).  Don’t miss out on this chance to be at the forefront of environmental compliance innovation!

Featured Speaker: Sameer Vyas, Sr. Principal, EHS & Sustainability Data Management, Huco Consulting | LinkedIn

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Each innovation workshop will have a representative report out on the #1 product innovation idea that was discussed. A panel of judges will ask questions, challenge the ideas, and vote for the best idea. Join us to hear more about these exciting product innovations!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Set aside some time to meet with your Benchmark Gensuite Account Management team. This is a great opportunity to meet in-person to discuss your business priorities and digitization needs and to ensure you get the most out of your conference experience. Connect with your Subscriber Services Account Managements team to schedule your meeting.

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Meet Our Speakers

R Mukund

CEO & Founder

Donovan Hornsby

Chief Market Strategy Officer

Natasha Porter

Chief Customer Officer

Vijay Alluru

Chief Product Operations Officer

Naveen GV

Corporate Officer & Managing Director, AAPAC

Matthew Bayuk

Chief Platform & Systems Officer

Amanda Petzinger

Associate VP, Sustainability/ESG Digital Solutions

Doug Martin

SVP, Deployment & Subscriber Services

Guest Speakers
Rick Taylor

VP, EHS & Sustainability, Parker Hannifin

Chad Peck

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