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Tuesday, February 20
 

11:15am

ICPHSO Opening Plenary Session
Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO/Product Safety Advisors LLC
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
 
Wednesday, February 21
 

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Plenary Session - Welcome
Welcome to ICPHSO's Opening Plenary Session - Welcome by President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman Belinda May

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:15am

Plenary Session # 1: ICPHSO and Product Safety: A Travel Through Time
The product safety landscape has dramatically changed over the past 25 years. In honor of ICPHSO’s 25th anniversary, this presentation will look back at the evolution of ICPHSO and product safety over the past 25 years. It will also look forward to what the next 25 might hold in store for our community. A portion of the presentation will dive into the continuous transformation of the product safety regulatory and standards landscape, the impact of computers, software, and the internet on products, the emergence of new data and tools to guide product development, and shifts in the top challenges to product safety stakeholders, such as manufacturers and retailers. Speakers will look back and reflect on what they may have done differently had they known what they know now, using specific examples. The second portion of the session will transition to the future, bringing additional perspectives to speak to how these concepts (data, tools, challenges, regulatory landscape) may change. Attendees will leave the session with practical ideas on how to prepare for the next 25 years.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Counsel, Crowell & Moring
Matthew Cohen is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation and Advertising & Product Risk Management groups. Matthew’s practice focuses primarily on advising companies on compliance with consumer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Robert Adler

Honorable Robert Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert S. Adler is a Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He began serving as a Commissioner August 18, 2009. He was renominated by President Obama on May 14, 2014 and confirmed by the senate on December 2, 2014. His term runs through October 2021. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Brian Grochal

Brian Grochal

Digital Innovations Manager, Consumer and Retail Services, UL
Brian Grochal is the Digital Innovations Manager at UL, conceptualizing and developing new digital/ big data opportunities aimed at changing the way that companies manage product compliance and quality. Before shifting into this role, Brian served as the Global Technical Lead for... Read More →
avatar for Kitty Pilarz

Kitty Pilarz

Vice President, Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Mattel Inc./Fisher Price
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc. / Fisher-Price, and is responsible for product safety policies for the corporation and brand.  She received the 2013  Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

9:15am

Plenary Session # 2: "So How Are You Liking The Future?"

Products using new technologies such as artificial intelligence, connected technologies, autonomous functionalities and drones have the potential to bring real benefit to consumers. However, the debate continues as to whether existing product safety rules and regimes are fit for purpose when dealing with these new technologies. Panellists will debate the need for more rules around the development of new technologies in order to ensure safety and audience members will be given the opportunity to participate in real-time voting to indicate their agreement, or not, with the arguments being made. The debate will consider, for example, the adequacy of rules to deal with responsibilities for the actions of “robots”, connected devices, 3D printed products and artificial intelligence.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman

Technical Program Manager, Health & Safety, Oculus VR
Matthew Dickman leads the product health and safety efforts at Oculus with a focus on real-world utilization. Prior to joining Oculus, Matt spent 9 years working in medical imaging driving worldwide applications for portable CT scanners, most recently with Samsung. He has a passion... Read More →
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Kalisher

Aaron Kalisher

Vice President, Executive RIsk Engineering Industry Practice Specialist, Chubb Insurance
Aaron Kalisher is a member of Chubb Ltd’s headquarters’ executive risk engineering leadership team. Chubb is the world’s largest publically traded global insurer, focused on both commercial insurance and high net worth personal risk solutions.    Aaron leads Chubb Risk Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Director, Office of International Programs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard. O’Brien oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  This includes coordinating with foreign product safety agencies and providing training on U.S. requirements to foreign suppliers and to overseas buyers for... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

11:00am

Plenary Session # 3: Accelerating Product Safety Through Emerging Technologies

The panel will be an interactive, audience involved discussion of promising new technologies shaping the future of consumer product safety. The panel will present recent advances in the world of big data analytics, consumer Internet of Things (IoT), crowdsourcing and machine learning. Audience members will be given an opportunity to participate and experience several exciting new technology concepts for themselves. Learn how cutting-edge technology advances can reduce the risk of injury, improve product safety and enhance the consumer experience.

 




Moderators
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Product Safety Consultant/ICPHSO Board Member, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alan Abrahams, Ph. D

Alan Abrahams, Ph. D

Associate Professor, Department of Business Information Technology, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech University
Alan S. Abrahams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Information Technology, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University... Read More →
avatar for Dan Jordan

Dan Jordan

Co-Founder & CEO, INNERCELL/Twych Innovation, Inc.
Dan Jordan is a seasoned marketing executive, writer, inventor and product development specialist with more than 25 years of technology, marketing and product development expertise.  Mr. Jordan is a self-taught computer programmer, discovering machine language at the early age... Read More →
avatar for Greg Swinehart

Greg Swinehart

Partner, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Greg Swinehart is the leader of Deloitte Advisory’s Safety & Quality practice.  Additionally, he is the innovation, technology, and analytics leader of Deloitte’s Global Financial Advisory practice.  He started his career thirty-four years ago as a quality and process engineer... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

2:00pm

Plenary Session # 4: Interactive Product Safety Crisis Simulation

Customer concerns captured in viral video. Product advisories. Recalls. Civil and criminal penalties. Every company that manufactures, sells or distributes consumer products faces the possibility of a product safety crisis that erodes their corporate reputation, brand preference and bottom line. Are you prepared to lead in this crisis? Don’t miss this exciting and interactive crisis simulation lab. You’ll gain practical insights and best practices in product safety from the 360-degree perspectives of regulatory compliance, legal strategy, engineering science, recall management and crisis communications. Together with our expert panel, you’ll be immersed in multiple simulated scenarios designed to expose the operational and reputation risk of accelerated, exponential change in the product safety landscape.


Moderators
avatar for Ryan Cudney

Ryan Cudney

Executive Vice Preident, Corporate Reputation and Risk Management, Edelman
An Executive Vice President with Edelman’s Corporate Reputation & Risk Management practice, Ryan Cudney serves as a strategic counselor to senior decision makers across an array of industries, including technology, financial services, health, education, industrial equipment, retail... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cave

Carol Cave

Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Carol Cave has been the Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since October 2015.  She works with other federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to find and identify potentially defective consumer products. Prior to her current... Read More →
avatar for Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey

Director, Recall Solutions, Stericycle Expert Solutions
Chris Harvey leads a team of recall strategists and works with clients to ensure flawless implementation and customer integration throughout the entire product recall process. Chris assists in the scoping, plan development, and recall execution for a diverse set of industries, including... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hertzberg

Jason Hertzberg

Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc.
Dr. Jason L. Hertzberg is a Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer at Exponent, Inc., leading the firm’s global product safety consulting practice and driving the growth of its engineering offerings in the United Kingdom.  Exponent, Inc. is a leading engineering and scientific... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
 
Thursday, February 22
 

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Session / Ross Koeser Award
ICPHSO Opening Session - Belinda May
Presentation of 2018 Ross Koeser Achievement Award by 2017 Recipient, David Schmeltzer
2018 Recipient:  Carol Pollack-Nelson

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Product Safety Consultant/ICPHSO Board Member, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

President, Independent Safety Consulting
Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D. is a human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety. She works as a consultant and researcher, providing guidance to manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:10am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

2:05pm

Plenary # 5: International Regulator Panel

“If past is prologue… are product safety authorities ready for the next quarter century?”  We have been faced with accelerated market developments in technology, generally, and in consumer products specifically.  Will regulators be able to cope with an exponentially dynamic consumer product market?  If the past truly is prologue, then we really cannot imagine what products will be available in 25 years. 


Speakers
avatar for Gloria Isabel Ortiz Castaneda

Gloria Isabel Ortiz Castaneda

Product Safety and Markets Coordinator, Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
Gloria Isabel Ortiz Castaneda is a Lawyer from the Externado de Colombia University, with two master degrees from the Panthéon – Assas University (Paris II – France) in Private Law and European Comparative Law (with emphasis on Japanese, Chinese and Arab law). Member of the International... Read More →
avatar for Richard Frewin

Richard Frewin

Assistant Director, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Regulatory Delivery, United Kingdom
Richard Frewin is an experienced national and international regulator. He is currently working on the development of the UK’s national product safety capability.  He is leading on a number of projects relating to product safety risk assessment and incident management approaches. Richard... Read More →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Director, Office of International Programs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard. O’Brien oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  This includes coordinating with foreign product safety agencies and providing training on U.S. requirements to foreign suppliers and to overseas buyers for... Read More →
avatar for Eva Sinkovic

Eva Sinkovic

Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, European Commission
Eva Sinkovic works in Brussels, Belgium at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers as Policy officer in the unit Product Safety and Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. She is dealing with standards for consumer products as well as with... Read More →
avatar for Tolga Yalkin

Tolga Yalkin

Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada
Tolga Yalkin, In his role as the new Director General of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate  is responsible for the assessment, management and communication of health and safety risks for all consumer products and cosmetics in Canada. Tolga was previously the... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 2:05pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Plenary Session - Changing of the Gavel
Attend ICPHSO's opening session and the changing of the guard.  President Rick Brenner becomes the past president and Symposium Planning Chair and President Elect Belinda May becomes President for 2018

Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO/Product Safety Advisors LLC
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 8:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:15am

Plenary Session # 6: From Silenced to Strategic: What the Last 25 Years Tell Us About What Lies Ahead

In the last 25 years, safety and compliance professionals have gone from an often-marginalized voice in their organizations to having great influence and even key seats in C-suites and boardrooms. Today, consumers—empowered with better information and communication tools—are now firmly in the driver’s seat, demanding transparency into the safety of the products they consume every day. This is causing huge changes in the interaction, processes and technology used to manage safety. Our panel will talk about how safety compliance and their jobs have changed over time, and how they envision the future.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Founder, ICIX
Matt Smith is the Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision and cultivating strategic relationships. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with governments and advocacy groups to determine and champion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Bate

Lisa Bate

President Americas, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Lisa Bate started her career in merchandising at the New York City Buying Office of Mercantile Stores Company, owned now by Dillard's Inc. She then held account management and regional finance positions in New York and Hong Kong for Acts Testing Labs, a company acquired by Bureau... Read More →
avatar for Jay Howell

Jay Howell

Senior Director, Product Safety & Compliance, Walmart
Jay Howell is the Senior Director of Legislative & Compliance Services at Walmart, responsible for oversight of the legislative services, product removals, regulatory reporting, monitoring and analytics functions of Walmart’s U.S. Product Safety & Compliance team.  Over the past... Read More →
avatar for Joe Mohorovic

Joe Mohorovic

Senior Consultant, Troutman Sanders LLP
Joe Mohorovic, is a former Comissioner on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) during the Obama and Trump administrations. In that role, he worked closely with consumer product manufacturers, retailers, industry associations and nongovernmental organizations, as well as... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

9:15am

Plenary Session # 7: Best Practices for Managing Third Party Risks
Moderators
avatar for Rick Rosati

Rick Rosati

Director of Technical Services, Americas Region, Bureau Veritas - Consumer Products Services
Rick Rosati works for Bureau Veritas and is the Director of Technical Services in the Americas region.  His primary responsibiliteis include monitoring and communicating legislative and regulatory activity, participating in pertinent standards development activity and suppporting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ann Minzner Conley

Ann Minzner Conley

Vice President, Risk Engineering Services Division, Chubb Ltd
Ann Minzner Conley, CSP is Vice President for the Risk Engineering  Services Division of Chubb Ltd.  In her role as Executive Liability Specialist, Ann’s responsibilities include assisting clients with benchmarking their products liability risk management programs and identifying... Read More →
avatar for Don Mays

Don Mays

Chief Safety and Quality Officer, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Don Mays recently joined Samsung Electronics America as Chief Safety and Quality Officer where he has oversight of enterprise quality and product safety.  In his new role, Don will help mitigate product risks to Samsung, their customers, and consumers.  Don joined Samsung from Deloitte... Read More →
avatar for Roberta Telles

Roberta Telles

Executive Director Americas, IFIA
Roberta Telles joined IFIA in Washington, DC as the Executive Director Americas in April 2016. In this role, Ms Telles represents the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Industry in the Americas region and is the secretariat of IFIA’s Global Consumer and Industrial Product... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress