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Tuesday, June 19 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Plenary Session # 1: Risk Assessment - Managing the Flood: Strategies for Putting Your Data Streams to Good Use

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 Ensuring that consumer products are safe and also comply with regulatory and in house standards is becoming increasingly challenging.  Corporate social responsibility and reputational risk considerations for providing safe products place ever increasing pressure across the entire supply chain.  Most companies collect data from customers concerning product performance and safety concerns but struggle with how to effectively manage the data, let alone deploying it in a forward-thinking or strategic manner to guide product development.  
 
This session will consider ways to organize product data and harness it to make robust strategic decisions regarding product safety and regulatory compliance.  This might include using artificial intelligence/machine learning use to uncover product safety trends, using algorithms mine customer review data for safety information, using product composition databases to identify product lines at risk under new regulatory proposals, or prioritizing chemicals for substitution based on both hazard and frequency in the product line.  The session will begin with introductions outlining existing and proposed regulatory schemes in the US for which data management is key. Next will involve a panel discussion focused on data management strategies, with a set of specified questions framed around these issues (e.g., data challenges, solutions, successes, and failure).  We will conclude with  audience discussion.  


Moderators
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Will Troutman

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Will Troutman concentrates his practice on market access for the US and California, environmental disputes, and business and human rights. Mr. Troutman's expertise includes regulatory compliance for consumer products, food, cosmetics, and automotive parts; compliance and enforcement... Read More →

Speakers
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Tom Lewandowski

Principal, Gradient
Dr. Thomas Lewandowski is a toxicologist and chemist with Gradient in Seattle, Washington. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, risk assessment and regulatory compliance. His work includes advising companies on the design of safer products... Read More →
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Sebastian Müller

Chief Information Officer, TUV Rheinland Company
Sebastian Müller is responsible for the IT and Digitalization Strategy of Business Stream Products in TÜV Rheinland. In this function, he leads a global Information Management team, responsible for Data Management, Demand Management and Change Management of internal and external... Read More →
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Rebeca Sharpe

Senior Manager, Product Compliance & Safety Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Best Buy
Rebeca Sharpe is the Senior Manager of Product Compliance & Safety for Best Buy, the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer.  She is a subject matter expert on product recalls, product compliance, process development, reverse supply chain logistics, and oversight of business... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Amazon Meeting Center 2031 7th Avenue, Seattle, Washington

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