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The ActiveEHS® Tech Conference

Learn How Smart Technologies Deliver Expert Results

On-demand – September 13, 2022

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Are you tired of managing your EHS & ESG programs manually? Are you ready to unlock the potential energy of your team and drive a continuous improvement cycle of Prediction, Intervention, and Outcomes? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, we invite you to watch the on-demand sessions from this virtual conference. During five conference sessions, led by VelocityEHS certified experts and machine learning scientists (yes, we have them on staff), and VelocityEHS customers, you’ll learn how emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing, help non-experts drive expert results! Topics include how predictive technology improves ESG performance, the future of machine learning in EHS & ESG, data analytics, and more! 

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10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Future of Technology – The VelocityEHS Vision

Speaker: Roger Bottum, Sr. VP of Product, VelocityEHS

In this session, VelocityEHS Senior VP of Product, Roger Bottum, will kick us off by addressing the rapidly evolving challenges faced by EHS & ESG professionals. He will discuss how embedding deep-domain expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies is enabling VelocityEHS to offer a new range of advanced solutions for our customers.

Covering the longer-term vision for ActiveEHS®, attendees will leave this session with an understanding of the major themes used by VelocityEHS to explore and respond to customer challenges and deliver the next wave of solutions that will realize order-of-magnitude improvements to prediction, intervention, and outcomes in workplace safety and sustainability.

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Futue of Technology Session 1

How Predictive Technology Improves ESG Performance and Reduces Organizational Risk Session 2

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern

How Predictive Technology Improves ESG Performance and Reduces Organizational Risk

Presenters: Matt Airhart, President, VelocityEHS, and David Loughran, Ph.D., SVP of Product and Chief Economist, Praedicat

Product stewardship and green chemistry implore companies to take a holistic view of the chemical components in their products and their life cycles. As new research is published, our understanding of chemicals evolves and our response to the risk associated with them must adjust. Staying current on the latest science regarding your in-use chemicals is a complex and time-consuming task, but a crucial one.

During this 45-minute interview, David Loughran, SVP of Product & Chief Economist, of Praedicat speaks with VelocityEHS President Matt Airhart about how organizations can utilize predictive technologies to drive ESG excellence and reduce operational risk.

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12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern

Using Technology to Empower Non-experts

Panel Discussion with VelocityEHS Principal Solutions Strategists: Dave Risi, CIH, CSP, Rick Barker, CSP, CPE, Julian Moffat, & Alex Apostolou

Moderator: Dana Garber

VelocityEHS has coined the term ActiveEHS® to describe the merger of expertise with technology to help non-experts drive expert results and make a greater contribution to their organization’s EHS & ESG programs. This panel of domain experts from operational risk, ergonomics, ESG, and industrial hygiene will discuss opportunities for building expertise within these domains into software. This interactive discussion includes examples of existing solutions, ways these solutions could be adapted to new situations, and a look at the horizon for new uses of ActiveEHS.

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Data Analytics Session 3

Using Tech to Empower Non-Experts Session 4

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern

Data Analytics: Driving Your Business Outcomes

Speaker: Joe Kawa, Product Manager, VelocityEHS, and Ben Redd, Global EHS Systems Partner, Sims Limited

Data analytics is continuing to play an important role in the management of EHS & ESG programs—it’s how decisions are made. Businesses are investing significant resources to access in-depth reporting, modern visualizations, and predictive analytics to help them understand and improve key business metrics. By incorporating EHS & ESG data into your business strategy, you are one step closer to unlocking the insights and trends you’ll need to be aware of to achieve your sustainability goals. During this 45-minute session, you will learn about the investment made by VelocityEHS to improve its infrastructure and hear directly from Sims Limited on its approach to analytics.

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2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern

The Future of Machine Learning in EHS & ESG

Panel Discussion: Dave Risi, CIH, CSP; Rick Barker, CSP, CPE; & Veeru Talreja, Ph.D.

Moderator: Kristi Hames, CIH, CSP

Machine Learning has opened the door to new tools and capabilities that enable EHS professionals to perform their jobs with higher accuracy and efficiency. Automating routine aspects of EHS tasks saves time, reduces costs, and provides opportunities for professionals to focus on activities that provide more value to organizations. Machine Learning can also help make EHS professionals more effective in their jobs. Dr.Veeru Talreja, Machine Learning Scientist at VelocityEHS, is joined by Principal Solution Strategists Dave Risi and Rick Barker to discuss the value of combining domain and Machine Learning expertise to address these challenges, and they will explore examples of how it can increase both efficiency and effectiveness in the EHS & ESG arena.

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The Future of Machine Learning EHS and ESG Session 5

Meet the Speakers

Matt Airhart

Matt Airhart

President, VelocityEHS

Matt Airhart is the President of VelocityEHS. Matt leads the teams that are responsible for the full customer journey, including marketing, sales, and operations across all VelocityEHS companies. Matt has been with VelocityEHS for over fourteen years. Matt holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Alex Apostolou

Alex Apostolou

Principal Solutions Strategist of Risk Management, VelocityEHS

Alex Apostolou, Principal Solutions Strategist, Risk Management at VelocityEHS, works with EHS leaders to address the challenges they face when embedding active, efficient, and auditable risk and control management processes throughout their organizations. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Cultural Studies and Creative Writing from Curtin University, Western Australia.

Rick Barker

Rick Barker, CPE, CSP

Principal Solutions Strategist of Ergonomics, VelocityEHS

Rick Barker, Principal Solutions Strategist, Ergonomics for VelocityEHS, facilitates skill and knowledge-building activities relating to safety management systems, industrial ergonomics, human performance, and human factors. Rick holds a Master of Arts in Human Factors from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Rick is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and Certified Safety Professional.

Roger Bottum

Roger Bottum

Senior Vice President of Product, VelocityEHS

Roger Bottum, Senior Vice President, Product at VelocityEHS, leads product strategy, product planning and market intelligence for VelocityEHS. He has decades of experience in risk management software and in enterprise SaaS software. Roger received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economics from Colorado College and attended the Kellogg School of Business.

Dana Garber

Dana Garber

Senior Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS

Dana Garber, Senior Solutions Strategist at VelocityEHS, brings extensive knowledge of risk management to the VelocityEHS product team. His experience includes hazard identification, safety management systems, HAZOP studies, risk assessments, permitting processes, and facility siting. Dana has received a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Mathematics from the University of York in the United Kingdom.

Kristi Hames

Kristi Hames, CIH, CSP

Senior Solutions Strategist IH, VelocityEHS

Kristi Hames, Senior Solutions Strategist, IH at VelocityEHS, supports the development of industrial hygiene and ergonomics software products. Kristi assists customers in developing, implementing, evaluating and improving their IH and ergonomics processes. Kristi received a B.S. in IH from Ohio University. She has achieved recognition as a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional.

Joe Kawa

Joe Kawa

Product Manager of Data Analytics, VelocityEHS

Joe Kawa is the Product Manager of Data Analytics for VelocityEHS. He is responsible for in-app reporting and dashboards, the VelocityEHS Data Lake, and integrations for analytics. Joe has a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Bellevue University.

David Loughran, Ph.D.

David Loughran, Ph.D.

Chief Economist & Senior Vice President for Product, Praedicat

David Loughran is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Product at Praedicat, Inc. David is a co-founder of Praedicat and has played a central role in developing the theoretical framework, analytical methods, and data structures that underlie Praedicat’s emerging risk and insurance modeling platforms. Loughran holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Julian Moffet

Julian Moffatt

Principal Solutions Strategist of ESG, VelocityEHS

Julian Moffatt is the Principal Solutions Strategist, ESG for VelocityEHS. Julian contributes his expertise in ESG product creation for VelocityEHS. He also oversees the VelocityEHS ESG team. Julian has received a degree from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.

Ben Redd

Ben Redd

Global EHS Systems Partner, Sims Limited

Ben Redd is the Global EHS Systems Partner for Sims Limited. Ben’s role includes delivering digital solutions to the global Sims team that provide insight and actionable information from their EHS data and enables the company’s journey to EHS excellence. Ben received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, IH from Utah State University.

Dave Risi

Dave Risi, CIH, CSP

Principal Solutions Strategist of IH, VelocityEHS

Dave Risi is the Principal Solutions Strategist of Industrial Hygiene for VelocityEHS. He is a board-certified industrial hygienist and safety professional, with over 30 years of EHS experience. Dave has a Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety & Health from Ferris State University and a Master’s in Industrial Hygiene from UCLA.

Dr Verru Talreja

Veeru Talreja, Ph.D.

Machine Learning Scientist of Product Development, VelocityEHS

Dr. Veeru Talreja is a Machine Learning Scientist in the Research department of R&D for VelocityEHS. Veeru develops computer vision machine learning solutions for application in the EHS industry. Veeru has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and a Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.