How Leaders Avoid Getting Blindsided: Using Operational Risk Management to Tame Systems Failures
System failures, such as major bankruptcies, industrial accidents, cybersecurity breaches, public health disasters, and counter-terrorism failures, are in the headlines every day. But even organizations in more prosaic domains—from retail to manufacturing and commercial banking—see their share of system failures, and the potential for such failure grows as the complexity of our systems increase. Through compelling cases from a variety of industries like finance, aviation, and healthcare, leaders will learn practical, on-the-ground techniques they can readily implement, including:
- How to identify (and reshape) the factors that push systems toward disaster
- How open communication channels lead to robust capabilities for managing the unexpected
- How to cultivate data-driven approaches to overcome cognitive biases and groupthink
Industry leaders are embracing the integration of Quality and EHS management to get more value from cross-cutting activities such as risk assessment, audit programs, and CAPA. Ongoing harmonization of standards such as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and eventually DIS/ISO 45001:2017 creates an unprecedented opportunity for business leaders to move from silos and compliance towards cross-functional Operational Excellence. Some of the discussion points will include:
- Actionable recommendations to guide unification of the Quality and EHS people, process, and technology landscape
- How to transform your organization into a high performing industry leader through best practices that characterize how maturity levels are correlated with KPI performance
- The role of technology in enabling integrated management systems and driving performance improvement
- How an Operational Excellence maturity model can guide performance and capture cross-functional synergies
This executive panel will illustrate how successful companies are prioritizing risk management, and embedding a quality-first safety culture to drive operational excellence throughout the organization. Learn how some of the world’s most forward thinking businesses are creating capacity, leveraging their EHSQ program as a strategic differentiator, and ultimately driving greater improvements enterprise wide. Join in the discussion as these leaders discuss how they:
- Control operational risk through systems-based safety and quality programs
- Embrace the use of leading indicators to improve their overall approach to safety and quality
- Dramatically lowered incidents, costs, and ultimately saved lives through a cultural transformation in EHSQ
- Optimize their new and existing programs to generate deeper, executive level insights and operational excellence across their organizations
Evolving Safety: How to achieve a proactive approach to safety reporting and quality excellence
It’s no accident that the global incident rate for the air transport industry continues to decrease each year - despite growing traffic and demand. When it comes to safety - what sets this industry apart and what are the transferable lessons organizations within other industries can take away? Hear directly from the Executive Manager of Safety and Health at Qantas as he examines how an open safety culture and an industry-wide shared safety burden helps to drive a proactive approach to safety reporting and program excellence. Discover how Qantas leverages technology, training, and world-class health safety programs to become the world’s safest airline.
Best practices and lessons learned into selection and implementation criteria for EHSQ platforms
Software systems are an essential component of any EHSQ program, and require a firm knowledge of each competing system, its benefits, and its limitations. For that reason we have assembled a moderated panel of experts to address why they chose their platform.
Each participant was selected to address their own unique experiences, and each will provide exceptional access into their involvement in selecting, purchasing, implementing, and addressing the ongoing governance issues surrounding their platform of choice. This invaluable session will address issues such as:
- Determining where the pitfalls lie and what the major obstacles were
- Examining the lessons learned, and how roadblocks were navigated
- Gaining insights into what they would do differently if they had to do it again
- Maintaining stringent compliance and governance requirements across the organization
Planning your EHSQ technology innovation journey
Mobility, Wearables, IoT, VR, Big Data, and Machine Learning - these are key trends that are changing the EHSQ landscape. Forward-thinking organizations now view new technologies combined with data capture and analytics as vital to carrying out their business strategy. The ability to connect and inspect in real time through sensors and to integrate more - and better - data is leading to greater insight and proactivity in the day-to-day operations across organizations. This new wealth of information can fuel better predictive models, increased productivity, and superior regulatory compliance.
This session features insights from CEO experts as they envision the digital EHSQ ecosystem, outline current trends, and present research showing progress being made toward the goal of being fully transformational. Learn how organizations deploy data to zero in on underperforming areas, build and track better leading indicators, and reinforce EHSQ successes, ultimately transforming their organizations into a prescriptive analytics enterprise that can achieve business success.
Sustaining competitive advantage with data driven decision making
Billy Beane explores his innovative, winning approach to management and leadership. Considered one of the most progressive baseball executives in the game, Beane’s journey is chronicled by best-selling author Michael Lewis in his bestselling book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” Beane’s “Moneyball” philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long- term success.
At the EHSQ Leadership Summit, Beane shares his experience proving new strategies can yield new results – and change perceptions and expectations for business success along the way. He will convey his innovative, winning style of management and leadership, which involves utilizing analytics to identify undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage. By striking parallels between baseball and business, Beane inspires audiences across industries with his unforgettable winning story.