26 - 28 November, 2018 | The Old Mill, Toronto, ON

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Toronto's key event dedicated to Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities! The Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit is coming to Toronto this November 26-28, 2018 and will bring together leading industry professionals operating in high-risk industries - to strategize ...

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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 b ...

60 Seconds: Operational Excellence at NASA

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.

Maintaining your Safety Culture During Times of Transformation

Exclusive Interview with Enbridge Executive Vice President Cynthia HansenIn this interview, Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President of Utilities and Power Operations at Enbridge, shares her unique insights on how high-risk businesses can enable safe and reliable operations during times of ...

Asset Optimization in Oil and Gas Report

We surveyed over 200 operations leaders to understand how they are responding to today’s volatile market conditions and optimizing asset performance. Download this insightful industry report to discover:The specific actions that the oil and gas industry is currently taking ...

Monitoring Operational Risk at the Asset Level

In the lead up to this year’s Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit, we sat down with Stewart Behie, Manager of Safety and Process Risk at Occidental Oil & Gas to discuss how Oxy is monitoring operational risk at the asset level, and how the oil, gas, and chemical giant is using techno ...

Developing an Impactful Safety and Supply Chain Strategy

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities Summit we spoke with Simon Watson - Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing at Thames Water - about Thames Water’s ground breaking approach in using psychology alongside organisational performance to select supply chain p ...

Developing a Robust Hazard Identification Process

In the lead up to this year’s Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit, we sat down with Kal Johnson, Director of HSSE at Cameron LNG. Kal is accountable for developing and implementing an overarching corporate and operations HSSE management system, while maintaining strategic security ...

Predictive Analytics To Drive Real Time Production Optimization

In the lead up to this year’s Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities, we sat down with Mark Hutcherson, Director of Operational Excellence at ConocoPhillips. Mark discusses how the American energy giant is taking the next step toward digital transformation and driving real time production ...

25 Years of Operational Excellence at Canadian Pipeline Association

Exclusive interview with Chris Bloomer, President of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). As the CEPA celebrate its 25th anniversary, Chris sat down with OneBridge Solutions' Tim Edward to discuss the state of Canada's pipeline industry. 

Integrating Risk & Asset Management at Enbridge Gas Distribution

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit, we sat down with Michelle George, Vice President of Engineering & Asset Management at Enbridge Gas Distribution. Michelle tells us about how Canada's largest energy delivering company is driving operational excellen ...

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Opex Toronto - 2018 Attendee List

The Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit will be joined by over 100 operations leaders from NASA, Veolia, Enbridge, HydroOne, Suncor, SaskPower, Siemens Gamesa, Hydro-Quebec, Bruce Power, Toronto Hydro, Marathon Petroleum, Rio Tinto and many more to discuss how to optimize safety, efficiency, sustainability and reliability to drive world-class...

How New Microgrid Technologies Enable Optimal Cooperation Among Distributed Energy Resources

This whitepaper by Schneider Electric discusses how new microgrid technologies enable optimal cooperation among distributed energy resources. Microgrids are local, interconnected energy systems and may become the keystone of the new energy transition. In the electrical domain, they are defined within boundaries, incorporating loads, distributed energy resources (including storage), and...

How Digitizing Power Distribution is Taking Building Safety, Reliability, and Efficiency To New Limits

This whitepaper by Schneider Electric discusses how digitizing power distribution is taking building safety, reliability, and efficiency to new limits. Across the globe, the way electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed is changing rapidly. Whether you design, build, operate or service office buildings, shopping centers, hospitals, data centers, or campuses,...

How Distribution Utilities Succeed in Digital Transformation

This report by Schneider Electric explores how distribution utilities succeed in digital transformation. The formidable changes brought about by the growth of DER and connected, digital technology affects distribution utilities more than most other players in the industry. A cohesive strategy for employing digitization's constituent movements, such as the Internet...

Mastering the Art of Corporate Incentive Programs

HR professionals, are certainly familiar with corporate incentive programs. They likely understand their value in boosting business performance, employee satisfaction and tenure, even if your company doesn’t presently have a program. So it’s the task of this article to provide you with some information you may not know: the results...

Provider of Specialized Contractors Drives Safety With Incentives

Incentives alone aren’t the key to an effective safety program. But incentives that the participants actually want can be. Download this exclusive whitepaper provided by Hawk Incentives that provides you with scientific reasoning and explanation as to how to ensure employee incentives are the most effective in your company. 

Choosing Incentives with Science

Perhaps you have an employee rewards and recognition program in place, and you’re trying to decide which rewards to offer. Or maybe you’re thinking about trying a program for the first time and are a little overwhelmed by the various options. Or you might just feel the need to switch...

6 Reasons Your Safety Program Isn’t Working

There’s no reason a safety program shouldn’t offer solid ROI. If your program is underperforming, diagnose and fine-tune for better results. Many companies, especially those in manufacturing, energy, and natural resources, have safety programs in place. But these programs are a mixed bag when it comes to seeing significant return...

PVA Consulting Group Case Study: Measurable Results, Sustainable Change - Utilities

In this whitepaper, PVA Consulting Group provides insight into the findings, opportunities and results from a case study conducted on one of their clients, an electricity transmission and distribution utility serving one of the largest provinces in Canada. To ensure the client was able to realize their corporate strategy, PVA...