AIHce Indianapolis



Opening + General Sessions

Opening General Session, Monday, June 18, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
The Future: Life Sciences and the Knowledge Economy

Juan Enriquez
Co-founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Boston, MA

Juan EnriquezJuan Enriquez is a unique individual who lives in the future and works on the cutting edge of discovery.  His company, Synthetic Genomics, is developing breakthrough genomic-driven solutions for major global issues.  Focused on energy and chemical solutions first, Synthetic Genomics is researching a wide range of business solutions in human health, food and water production and the environment.

A sought-after speaker for his insightful and illuminating presentations, Enriquez’s work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Sciences, and The New York Times. He is the author of several books, including the global best seller, As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth.

Learn how genetics and digital are becoming the dominant languages of this century.  The genetic revolution and other technologies will have unprecedented political, ethical, economic, and financial impacts on almost every workplace. Gene data is already transforming how pharma, biotech, hospital, food, feed, fiber, insurance, chemical, and energy companies do business. At AIHce, Enriquez maps out how these extraordinary discoveries and applications will impact OEHS professionals.

General Session, Tuesday, June 19, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Redefining Our Future

John M. Howard, MD, MPH, JD
Director, NIOSH
Washington, DC

John M. HowardDr. John Howard is one of the nation’s leaders in occupational health and worker safety. Under his inspirational leadership, NIOSH has launched many new initiatives and made significant progress to prevent work related disease and injury.  But what lies ahead for the profession?

Always an engaging speaker, hear Dr. Howard share his vision for the future of occupational and environmental health and safety. What challenges and opportunities are on the horizon?  How will OEHS professionals adapt and evolve in order to address these emerging trends?

After this thought-provoking presentation the real conversation begins. Interact with Dr. Howard during a special “Ask the Expert” Session following the General Session.

General Session, Wednesday, June 20, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
A CEO’s Perspective: Redefining Our Future

John C. Sheptor, President and CEO
Imperial Sugar Company
Sugar Land, Texas

John C. Sheptor is recognized as a visionary leader in the global manufacturing and supply chain industries. He is known for achieving strong organizational growth, expanding markets across borders, and building resourceful teams that succeed in the most challenging of times.

In February, 2008, an explosion killed 14 workers and wounded several others at Imperial Sugar’s Port Wentworth, Georgia refinery. Mr. Sheptor, who happened to be visiting the plant that day, was knocked to the ground, escaping injury.

Since then, the company has transformed itself, making numerous safety and health changes, including rebuilding the Port Wentworth refinery with new technology. Mr. Sheptor will share lessons learned about change, as he led Imperial Sugar through what he calls the longest and most memorable year of his life.

Immediately following his presentation, Mr. Sheptor will host a 20 minute Q&A session.  Attendees who stay will be asked to move to the front.