The Power of IT and EHS – It’s only the beginning

The innovative power of information technology (IT) will turn the EHS industry on its ear!

It’s still somewhat early days for the integration of IT and EHS workflow process, and the road being travelled by many organizations is to simply take the first step of moving beyond traditional methods of paper-based recording and tracking, and replacing these with electronic processes. But the way forward for businesses is a path to huge transformation.

As the saying goes – “you ain’t seen nothing yet!” So much more is looming.

Technology and innovation in EHS will be the topic of what should be a lively discussion during a forward-looking session at this week’s NAEM EHS Sustainability and Management Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. on the topic of – Drones, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things: Leveraging Technology to Advance EHS. I’ll facilitate a discussion on the exciting potential and possibilities with two industry thought leaders. We’ll consider how businesses can incorporate advanced technology that accelerates EHS programs. Speakers will also offer insights into how to evaluate an ever-expanding universe of IT-enabled options.

The panel will include: Allen Stegman, the General Director of Environmental and Hazardous Materials for The BNSF Railway Co., and Tiffin Shewmake, the Executive Director for the Center for Retail Compliance.

I’ll also be a part of concluding the conference on Thursday, participating in a closing keynote called the NAEM IGNITE Power Hour. To paint the picture of what you’ll see and hear – imagine 10 rapid-fire topics delivered by 10 experts in less than 60 minutes! For my part, I’ll give a short Ted Talk-type discussion on the importance of goodwill.

It will be an exciting, fast-paced and peer-led gathering that is truly an entirely new kind of event experience. You’ll come away with innovative ideas, lessons of experience, and valuable how-to information straight from industry professionals.

I’m so excited to be a part of one of the NAEM EHS Sustainability and Management Forum – among our industry’s best events. If you happen to be there during my discussions, please drop by and say, “hello!”

Hope to see you there!

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