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|  PRE-EVENT •  Tuesday, October 10

Resource Advisor: Ultimate Visibility and Optimal Decision Making

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Salon F

Kickstart Perspectives Impact early with an optional workshop about the crucial elements of any leading energy and sustainability strategy -  digital transformation, scalability and verifiable data. The same experts who designed our award-winning software, Resource Advisor, will give you a close look at how data can transform and streamline your processes, insights, reporting and decision-making. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll find ways to manage global data with ease and organization. For those needing to amplify their data strategy, this is a great lead-in to the following day.

Welcome Reception  

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a unique and private experience at Angel’s Envy Distillery’s Toasting Room and Bar in Downtown Louisville. Dinner and drinks will be served while you enjoy a peek inside the world class distillery and a tasting of their product firsthand. Take this opportunity to check-in, network with your peers, and meet your hosts before the conference begins on Wednesday.

|  PERSPECTIVES IMPACT •  Wednesday, October 11

Registration & Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:00 am

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Salons A-D

Registration

Breakfast 

Welcome

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Salon E

Opening session

  • David Bonn, Vice President, Business Development Schneider Electric Sustainability Business

General Sessions

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Salon E

DEFINING IMPACT

  • Steve Wilhite, President, Schneider Electric Sustainability Business

Kick off Perspectives Impact with an inspiring talk from Sustainability Business leader, Steve Wilhite, exploring the challenges businesses face in today's changing world, and the resilience-boosting strategies needed to sustain performance over time. We’ll individually define what “impact” means and explore what the impact of getting it wrong could mean for all stakeholders involved.

9:45 am - 10:30 am
Salon E

IMPACTING STRATEGY:

Responding to Volatility and Future-Proofing Your Business 

  • Carlos Barba, Sr. Director Global Procurement, Grupo Bimbo

  • Robbie Fraser, Manager, Global Research & Analytics, Schneider Electric

  • Elody Samuelson, Renewable Energy and Carbon Advisory Sr. Consultant, Schneider Electric  

In today’s rapidly evolving energy market landscape, organizations face unprecedented challenges related to volatility, risk, and uncertainty. In order to play offense and remain resilient, corporations must understand the drivers behind current market conditions to better manage risk and prepare for the future. In this session we will cover:
 

  • Energy market volatility, commodity risk management, impacts from the push for renewables and decarbonization, and the interconnected relationship among all three.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of market volatility today and in the future, and will learn practical approaches to mitigate risk, and enhance long-term resiliency.

  • Be empowered to navigate the complexities of an ever-changing energy landscape with confidence and success.

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Take this time to network with fellow event attendees and visit our demo area.

Breakout Sessions


Session A
Salon F

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Session B
Salon E

IMPACTING DATA:

Surf or Be Swallowed by Technology’s Tidal Wave of Change 

  • Jeff Willert, Director, Data Science, Schneider Electric 

  • Dan Whitsell, VP of Technology, Schneider Electric

  • Jessica Kipper, Sr. Director of Product Management, Schneider Electric

 

Emerging technology advances are bringing a tidal wave of change to corporate energy and sustainability management, whether you’re ready or not. Advanced analytics and machine learning will help companies analyze vast amounts of data to identify patterns and make informed decisions, optimizing resource consumption and minimizing waste. “Efficiency” packs even more meaning, as AI tools will rapidly ease the process of data synthesis, modeling, and projections, making employees more efficient than ever before. 

 

In this session, hear from peer innovators and Schneider Electric visionaries regarding the rapid advancements in AI, machine learning and data science and how to keep pace by embracing a digital mindset. To surf technology’s tidal wave of change, leaders need to consider their digital ‘fitness’ and identify all the right tools to thrive. BONUS: Get a sneak peek at Schneider Electric’s technology and software roadmap.

IMPACTING EMISSIONS:
Reducing Scopes 1 and 2 While Improving the Bottom Line

  • Jonathan Jones, Global ESG Director, TI Fluids

  • Eli Levine, Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability, Stryker 

  • Christine Weydig, Vice President of Transportation, AlphaStruxure

  • Ron Taglieri, Offer Manager, Efficiency Services, Schneider Electric

 

Decarbonization is an integral part of an organization’s short and long term strategy, but a complex topic to navigate.  Join us for an in-depth and insightful conversation about the challenges and opportunities organizations are faced with today, and the actions taken or needed, for long term success.  Our panel, consisting of commercial expertise, will touch on the following:​

  • Creating a strategy framework to develop long-term roadmaps of initiatives across portfolio​

  • Scope 1 and Scope 2 reduction strategies including electrification, renewable-sourced grid energy and aggregate energy reduction​

  • Employing alternative funding strategies to overcome CapEx limitations​

  • Leveraging technology to effectively monitor performance of energy assets and optimization initiatives​

 

This will be held in a “fireside chat” format where attendees are encouraged to interact with our featured speakers to better understand how they might jump start or refine their own efforts.

Lunch

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Salons A-D

Lunch 

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

General Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Salon E

IMPACTING SUPPLY CHAIN:

Decarbonization, From Laggards to Leaders

  • Daniel Fitzgerald, Sr. Director Product Sustainability, Stanley Black & Decker

  • Gregg Belardo, Executive Director Global EHS & Sustainability, Charles River Labs 

  • Lily Proom, Supply Chain Renewables Program Manager, Schneider Electric

  • Erik Mohn, Vice President, Global Sustainability Delivery Services, Schneider Electric

With the world’s largest companies setting net-zero targets at an unprecedented pace, organizations are now turning to their supply chains as the critical pathway to reducing emissions in order to hit their ambitious targets. As companies face the workload involved, they balance the risk of immense reputational and financial implications from not meeting their stated goals.

While looking outside a company’s walls may feel like a massive undertaking, trail blazers leading in this space have proven that it’s not only essential, but also possible. Join experts from as they share practical advice from their journey from target setting to roadmapping and supplier engagement.

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

Breakout Sessions

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm


Session A
Salon F

Session B
Salon E

IMPACTING DATA:

Surf or Be Swallowed by Technology’s Tidal Wave of Change 

  • Jeff Willert, Director, Data Science, Schneider Electric 

  • Dan Whitsell, VP of Technology, Schneider Electric

  • Jessica Kipper, Sr. Director of Product Management, Schneider Electric

Emerging technology advances are bringing a tidal wave of change to corporate energy and sustainability management, whether you’re ready or not. Advanced analytics and machine learning will help companies analyze vast amounts of data to identify patterns and make informed decisions, optimizing resource consumption and minimizing waste. “Efficiency” packs even more meaning, as AI tools will rapidly ease the process of data synthesis, modeling, and projections, making employees more efficient than ever before. 

 

In this session, hear from peer innovators and Schneider Electric visionaries regarding the rapid advancements in AI, machine learning and data science and how to keep pace by embracing a digital mindset. To surf technology’s tidal wave of change, leaders need to consider their digital ‘fitness’ and identify all the right tools to thrive. BONUS: Get a sneak peek at Schneider Electric’s technology and software roadmap.

IMPACTING EMISSIONS:

Reducing Scopes 1 and 2 While Improving the Bottom Line

  • Jonathan Jones, Global ESG Director, TI Fluids

  • Eli Levine, Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability, Stryker 

  • Christine Weydig, Vice President of Transportation, AlphaStruxure

  • Ron Taglieri, Offer Manager, Efficiency Services, Schneider Electric

 

Decarbonization is an integral part of an organization’s short and long term strategy, but a complex topic to navigate.  Join us for an in-depth and insightful conversation about the challenges and opportunities organizations are faced with today, and the actions taken or needed, for long term success.  Our panel, consisting of commercial expertise, will touch on the following:​

  • Creating a strategy framework to develop long-term roadmaps of initiatives across portfolio​

  • Scope 1 and Scope 2 reduction strategies including electrification, renewable-sourced grid energy and aggregate energy reduction​

  • Employing alternative funding strategies to overcome CapEx limitations​

  • Leveraging technology to effectively monitor performance of energy assets and optimization initiatives​

 

This will be held in a “fireside chat” format where attendees are encouraged to interact with our featured speakers to better understand how they might jump start or refine their own efforts.

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Take this time to network with fellow event attendees and visit our demo area.

General Session

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Salon E

IMPACTING YOUR NARRATIVE:

Shades of Green, from “Washing” to “Hushing”

  • Jameson McLennan, Sustainable Finance Analyst, BloombergNEF

  • Matt Hamilton, Senior Director, Sustainability and Climate, Newell Brands

  • Amy Haddon, VP Global Marketing and Communications

As the ESG backlash continues to make waves and headlines expose companies for being overly ambitious with their sustainability narratives, company board rooms have begun pulling back on their public statements in order to reduce risk. With an increasing amount of disclosure regulations tightening around the globe and investors beating the drum for transparency, how does a corporation navigate the PR opportunities within sustainability with the risk of being overly exposed? Join this panel session as we unpack:

  • 3 key stages of owning your climate strategy and narrative to differentiate from your competitors

  • Emerging regulatory standards such as the Security & Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rule, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

  • How companies are playing offense with regulations by proactively engaging with their stakeholders and preparing for disclosures. 

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Salon E

LEAVING AN IMPACT:
Making your mark at your organization and on the world.

  • Bill Brewer, Head of Schneider Electric Sustainability Business, Americas

As we close out the day, join us for an inspiring discussion to collect our key learnings to take back to our organizations and begin making an impact.

|  PERSPECTIVES •  Wednesday, 1 April

|  AGENDA  •  Perspectives Impact •  Louisville, Kentucky •  10-11 October 2023

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