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Learn from the experts and share best practices at September Sustainable Performance Forum

I am pleased to announce my upcoming presentation, “Business Requirements and Software Selection Best Practices” at the Sustainable Performance Forum, 25-26 September in Chicago, IL. The #Enablon #SPF Americas 2014 program features thought leaders on environment, health & safety (EHS) and sustainability, information technology (IT), and Risk. 

Former NASA astronaut, navy fighter pilot and test pilot and Boeing Chief Technical Pilot John O. Creighton will deliver the keynote talk on risk.

The Keynote panel features senior executives from industry, leading EHS subject matter experts and industry analysts. Author and writer Anna M. Clark will moderate the panel. Enablon CEO Dan Vogel, CTO Marc Vogel, Vice President Pascal Gaude and Enablon North America CEO Philippe Tesler will present their vision and company roadmap.

The Enablon team will lead program tracks on six different Enablon software solutions. Each track will include a session on issues & trends and a case study, in addition to presentations on the solution set and product road map.

Customers will have the opportunity to collaborate with subject matter experts and Enablon on future product enhancements. 

The program features two new tracks this year, beyond solution tracks and software training:

  • Technology Enablers–cross-platform, innovative information technologies
  • Implementation Strategies–best practices for business requirements and software selection; implementation, and more.

SPF also offers networking opportunities like industry roundtables and a gala dinner, and Lunchtime Expert series talks. Learn more here.

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Selecting the right advisors is critical to EHS software project success

If you are considering taking the leap from spreadsheets, small databases and manual processes to centralized environment, health & safety (EHS) software, then you may need outside help. Choosing the right party to help you is perhaps more important than choosing the right software. Enterprise EHS management information systems project can take several person-years of effort and carry a hefty price tag. These initiatives involve a variety of stakeholders with different agendas, requirements and priorities. If you need an EHS software consultant, how do you qualify and select one?

A new IT Insight column, Tips for Selecting an EHS Software Consultant appears in the June edition of EM magazine. This column provides tips and selection criteria than can enhance your organization’s chances for EHS IT project success.