Safe Operations Summit

October 27 & 29, 2020 

Engage With Experts, Gain Deep Insights and Drive Operational Excellence

For safety leaders, managing and adapting to change is more critical than ever. Organizations that are able to adapt quickly are able to engage the workforce and identify and act on hazards before they impact safety. How do they do that? Through the ongoing analysis of operational risk; Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S); and hazardous materials data in real time. 

Join Sphera’s virtual Safe Operations Summit Oct. 27 & 29, and learn how to leverage digital and automation tools to better track and report safety data, meet compliance requirements, reduce frontline risks and build a worldclass safety culture. 


Attendees will learn how to: 

  • Identify & Assess current safe operations maturity 
  • Manage & Control risk identification with data analytics 
  • Report & Analyze your digital safety transformation 
  • Predict & Prevent dynamic risks with integrated solutions

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Agenda – Tuesday, Oct. 27

9:00 a.m. CT

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. CT

Reality of Risk: Insights From Sphera’s 2020 Process Safety and Operational Risk Management Survey 

Over the past five years, hazardous industry experts have shared their feedback on the state of Process Safety and Operational Risk Management. Research participants have offered insightful and, on occasion, startling insights about the reality of risk, process vulnerabilities, and progress toward improved risk identification, management and communication.

One of our experts will expose the latest findings from the 2020 report and share how industry leaders benchmark progress, understand best practices, and identify the future direction of Process Safety and Operational Risk Management.

Speaker: Simon Jones, Director Digital Solutions Group, Sphera

9:45 a.m. CT

Regulatory Complexities: A Panel Discussion

The evolving regulatory landscape represents challenges for all industries in every region. From the way hazardous materials are handled to process safety and emergency planning, EHS&S professionals need to understand how these regulatory changes will affect their products, facilities and employees. 

Join our panel of experts as they share insights into how to better track & manage these changes. 

Speaker:  Carrie Decatur, Senior Manager, Regulatory Data, Sphera / Andrew Bartlett, Solution Consultant, Sphera

10:15 a.m. CT

Move Beyond Compliance to Operate More Safely: An Integrated Technology Approach

How can technology be used to drive more effective and compliant business processes, support critical decision-making, and use real-time data associated with critical safeguards to transform the management of process safety at the front line.

Speakers:   James Brown, Principal Director Consulting, Accenture /  Scott Lehmann, VP Product Management, Sphera  / Mike Zamis, Chief Product Officer, Sphera

Agenda – Thursday, Oct. 29

9:00 a.m. CT

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 a.m. CT

Consistently Identify, Assess and Control the Impact of Operational Risk 

In a high-hazard organization, you live with risk every day. It’s tough to create a consistent process to assess risk, especially in facilities filled with vulnerable assets and complex products. And if your risk assessment and control processes focus solely on compliance, you may not identify your small, unexpected failures until they grow into big issues. 

9:45 a.m. CT

Understand the Health of Your Safeguards — The Connected Worker 

Not having a clear view of all the factors that impact the operational reality results in operational inefficiencies, long wait times for frontline work teams, unplanned downtime and the potential for process safety losses. Learn how industry leaders are managing hazards on a real-time basis and the importance of continuously monitoring process safety barrier health to reduce incidents. 

Speaker:  Mark Hutcherson, Director Operational Excellence, ConocoPhillips

10:15 a.m. CT

Ensure Process Safety and Assess Risk With Complete Visibility and Control 

The world is becoming increasingly unpredictable with an alarming increase in severe and surprising catastrophic events. While companies are continually striving to ensure safe and reliable operations, roadblocks such as lower operating margins, aging equipment, increasing regulatory pressure and an ever-changing workforce make this a major challenge. 

10:45 a.m. CT

Achieve Safe, Compliant and Efficient Management Across the Chemical Life Cycle 

Effectively managing hazardous materials is critical to keeping your employees safe and operations running smoothly. In this case study, learn how the right combination of technology and content can help manage a complex and evolving regulatory landscape while protecting your employees and your bottom line. 


Mark Hutcherson
Director of Operational Excellence

James Brown
Principal Director of Consulting

Mike Zamis
Chief Product Officer

Simon Jones
Director of the Digital Solutions Group

Carrie Decatur

Carrie Decatur
Senior Manager of Regulatory Data

Andrew Bartlett
Solution Consultant

Philippe Guillard
Vice President Digital Solutions Group

Scott Lehmann
Vice President Product Management

5 Reasons to Attend

No travel costs or time out of the office necessary

No travel costs or time out of the office is necessary

It is 100% free to attend

It’s 100% free

Access the content on demand and watch in your own time

Access the content on demand, and watch it on your own time

Hear case studies from fellow users across the globe

Hear case studies from global industry leaders

Assess the latest technological innovations

Assess the latest technological innovations

What to Expect

The Sphera Summit Series is a new virtual format where you can engage, share and learn. Designed with interaction in mind, this online forum will enable you to →

Compare Market Research & Trends

Sphera experts explore the latest research & trends that are changing the way businesses approach safety, sustainability and productivity.

Gather Insights

Industry professionals will share insights into how they are automating and streamlining strategic EHS&S goals.

Share Expertise

Get more from the summits by requesting 1:1 time with a Sphera expert. Dig deeper into your unique business challenges and learn how our integrated solutions can help you become a safer, more sustainable and productive organization.

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Sphera Virtual Summit Series: How It Works

01. Register

Register for the summit and gain access to all sessions live and on demand. Enter your information and secure your place.

02. Create your agenda

Login instructions for the dedicated event platform will be shared two weeks before the event. Delegates can create their own custom agenda, and save reminders for each session.

03. Watch the event

All summits will be broadcast live with interactive polling + chat + Q&A features. 


04. View on-demand

Did a last-minute meeting pull you away from the live sessions? Don’t worry; they are all recorded and available for viewing on demand on our dedicated event platform. 


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