February 7-9, 2018 | Houston Texas

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Download the 2017 Agenda

The Operational Excellence & Risk Management Summit will bring together Heads of Operations, HSE, ORM and Operational Excellence from industrial manufacturing, energy, chemicals, resources, transportation and more – all industries facing high levels of operational risk.
Download the 2017 agenda to take a look at the interactive sessions we’ve planned for this year.

Interviews with Industry Leaders

60 Seconds: Operational Excellence at NASA

Minimizing the risk of a catastrophe by bringing the lessons of space home

In this exclusive interview, David Loyd, Head of the Safety and Test Operations Division at NASA, provides his insights on integrating risk management practices and techniques throughout a large organization with an extraordinarily diverse mission.

Download the full interview to see how operations leaders in high risk industries can move beyond the use of historical data and really leverage data to be more proactive and predictive – so that data flags warnings early, before catastrophic events occur.

Laying the Foundation for EH&S Excellence

In this in-depth interview, Bonnie Schwartz, Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety at Calpine – a $6B Fortune 500 company with over 2,200 employees and America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources - shares her insights into successfully building a foundation of operational excellence with principles that begin with safety.

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Organizational Effectiveness - Engaging Enhancing Enforcing Excellence

Trevor Williams, Vice President of Engineering and Organizational Effectiveness at Agrium, shares his insight into how organisational effectiveness has changed one of the world’s largest fertiliser manufacturers into a first quartile business.

Download the full interview to find out how Agrium developed a “Freedom within a Framework” approach to Operational Excellence.

60 Seconds with Shell Oil

Lynne Buchanan, America’s Regional Manufacturing Excellence Lead at Shell Oil, provides us with insight into the importance of leadership and the management behaviors required in driving operational excellence.

Download this exclusive interview to see what is driving Shell’s manufacturing excellence strategy, and how to secure executive level support for continuous improvement initiatives when the business is facing more market volatility, risk and complexity than ever before.

60 seconds with Deepwater Horizon Investigator Captain Hung Nguyen

Just seven days after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, U.S. Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen was designated as the co-chair for the US Departments of Homeland Security and Interior joint investigation into the incident that killed 11 workers and resulted in the largest oil spill in US history. Captain Nguyen’s role was to determine the causes of the accident and make recommendations for safe operations of future oil and gas activities.

Many of the report’s recommendations have been implemented and we spoke with Captain Nguyen to discuss his personal perspective on the leadership lessons learned from the incident – and where safety improvements still need to be made.

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60 Seconds with Veolia

Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President of Operations at $50B energy company Veolia, shares his insights on transforming the cultural, operational, and financial underpinnings of a failing coal-fired power plant in just 12 short months.

Download the full interview to find out what are the challenges of modifying the thought-processes and operational models that can often be ingrained for decades in the minds of front-line supervisors, and how culture change can ultimately improve financial performance in high risk industries.

60 Seconds with Cenovus Energy's VP of Health and Safety

Mark Little, Vice President of Health and Safety at Cenovus Energy, provides his insights on maturing your safety culture and what it means to achieve excellence in health and safety.

Read the full interview to learn how Cenovus is using their management system framework to drive operational excellence and risk management and how this has helped to simultaneously keep their people safe, their operations productive and their products sustainable during what’s been a very volatile time for the oil and gas industry


The Cultural Characteristics of High-Reliability Organizations

Leaders in high-risk industries are waking up to the fact that transforming their organization’s culture may be their greatest lever for driving operational excellence. Unfortunately, many leaders don’t know where to start.

We interviewed three industry experts that have decades of experience changing culture in high-risk environments and ultimately eliminating the culture gaps that can impact organizational safety, quality, reliability and profitability.

Download the full interview to find out more.

6 Enterprise Knowledge Technology Use Cases For Accelerating Oil & Gas Profitability

This eBook outlines how some of the most progressive oil and gas companies are leveraging the Knowledge Platform to accelerate asset profitability.

You will learn about:

  • Equipment Failure Prediction: Proactively address root causes to prevent unplanned downtime
  • Well Optimization & Reliability: Predict well’s potential for first-year failure and improve well risk assessment
  • Cyber Security: Enable your security analysts to dramatically accelerate the time it takes to investigate potential threats

To download the full eBook complete the form below or visit http://pages.maana.io/Industrial-eBook-Reg.html  


The Future of Operational Excellence in High Risk Industries

Industry leaders in high risk industries are increasingly looking toward a programmatic management-system approach to Operational Excellence to identify and mitigate the associated risks of process and occupational safety and environmental incidents – striving to become what’s called a high-reliability organization.

Recently IQPC teamed up with Sphera Solutions to survey more than 150 operations leaders across high-risk industries to understand how leaders are responding to the current market conditions and setting themselves on a more sustainable path.

Download the full report to find out emerging trends and clear actions that hazardous industries need to implement to survive and thrive in the future upturn.

Submission Form

Download the Sample Attendee List

More and more attendees are signing up each day. Which of your peers, potential or current clients have already signed up?

Download the sample attendee list to find out.


Creating a Culture of Operational Discipline that leads to Operational Excellence

As the world becomes more complex, the best companies and leaders are beginning to realize that improving culture is their greatest lever for achieving Operational Excellence.

In this Vantage Point, Wilson Perumal & Company share the most important lessons they have learned through their research and experience working directly with High-Reliability Organizations (HROs).

Download the full paper to find out more

The Ultimate Guide to Business Transformation Failure And How to Avoid It

Check out this report from the PEX Network Team on 'The Ultimate Guide to Business Transformation Failure and how avoid it'

Case Studies

Managing Major Hazard Industry Risk

A number of high-profile, international incidents have demonstrated that concurrent failures in the areas of people, processes and plant can cause catastrophic plant safety failures. In response, the

UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) developed an approach to process safety management to help organizations operating in hazardous sectors to demonstrate adequate risk control.

Download this case study to see how ScottishPower embraced this approach and became an industry leader in process safety and asset management focused through the delivery of a “High Reliability Organization.


5 reasons why managers are improving safety culture

In the past twenty years, there has been a significant shift in safety culture management. Now, safety managers are taking more proactive measures to ensure the safety of their teams.

What caused the shift?

Download this quick infographic to find out more and then visit www.yardstyck.com to see the next revolution in culture


Veolia's VP of Operations on driving Operational Excellence!

Matt Digeronimo, Vice President of Operations at Veolia, provides his insights on driving operational excellence at the $75B global leader in water management, waste management and energy service.

Insight into Shell Oil’s Manufacturing Excellence Strategies

In this podcast, Lynne Buchanan, America’s Regional Manufacturing Excellence Lead at Shell Oil, provides us with insight into Shell Oil’s manufacturing excellence strategies and the importance of leadership in driving operational excellence.


Closing the Gaps in your Management System - Insights into the 2016 IBIS project

In this exclusive interview, Larry Myers, HSE Specialist at Total Petrochemicals and IHS’ Todd Lunsford discuss the “IBIS project” – a multi-company HSE data research project headed up by IHS.

Download this complimentary podcast to understand what Key Performance Indicators can measurably improve: Process discipline

  • Workforce engagement
  • Risk sensitivity
  • Learning-mindedness


[VIDEO] Lessons learned from high reliability organizations: Leveraging culture to reduce risk and increase profits

The impact of complexity on risk and cost, and the need to address culture. How HROs leverage culture to deliver extraordinary results: Practical strategies and tactics that actually work
  • Measuring culture
  • Defining culture
  • Changing behaviors
  • Making it sustainable
  • Quantifying the impact of cultural transformation
Download the full presentation to find out more

[VIDEO] Risk Mitigation: Building an Asset Management Framework

Thomas Aas Sarthre, VP, Asset Integrity at Oceaneering, presents about risk mitigation through strategic and optimized asset management. He discusses the challenges faced in today's market when trying to maximize assets. Watch his presentation now. 

[VIDEO] Enhancing Collaboration: Achieving operational excellence across the value chain to ensure capital and operational efficiency

Complex global projects create unique challenges across all business disciplines. Streamlined linkages between the project planning and value chain functions provide the foundation for improved project execution.
Kim Wiita, Director, Global Wells Organization and Supplier Quality Management, BP
Thomas Nessel, Director Global Quality and Business Excellence, FMC Technologies, Inc
Abhijeet Bhandare, Client CIO, GE Oil and Gas
Moderator: John Barcus, Vice President, Industry Solutions, Oracle

[VIDEO] Implementing changes in leadership thinking and behaviours to effectively embrace and support organizational transformation

What is the role of culture in achieving Operational Excellence?
What are the core values, behaviors, etc. necessary to achieve Operational Excellence?
How can leaders create this culture within their organization?