NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth-annual ENFOS Experience - focusing on "The Art of Operational Excellence" - will be held September 19-20 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/NE67476LOGO ) While previous conferences focused on strategic management, this year's event will take a practical, hands-on approach to giving companies the enterprise software tools they need to establish operational excellence. Environmental professionals in attendance will have the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from current ENFOS customers, including BP, ConocoPhillips, Total, Sunoco and Valero, about how they are using ENFOS to facilitate the financial and operational aspects of managing remediation projects. There will be three training tracks:
General project management
"In order for you to take advantage of the strategic elements of remediation, you have to be able to execute that strategy, and that's what operational excellence is about - being purposeful in everything you do," ENFOS CEO Craig Modesitt said. In addition to training sessions, presentations and process-specific solution roundtables, this year's conference will feature two distinguished keynote speakers. On Thursday, attendees will hear from Normand Pellerin, Assistant Vice President for Environment & Sustainability at Canadian National Railway Company, about how his company is practicing the art of operational excellence. On Friday, the second keynote address will be delivered by Larry Schnapf, who is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's Hazardous Site Remediation Committee and Brownfield Task Force, as well as a board member of the NYC Brownfield Partnership. With more than 25 years of experience handling environmental transactions and his geology training, Mr. Schnapf is uniquely suited to speak on his topic: "How Big Data is Changing Environmental Due Diligence." Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the ENFOS 3 beta testing program and other upcoming solutions.