The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way organizations view health and safety. Leading environmental, health and safety (EHS) analyst firm, Verdantix, and FogHorn, the leading provider of Edge AI solutions, will discuss opportunities & strategies institutions can use to help ensure a healthy and safe workplace.

The risk to organizations expands beyond the immediacy of COVID-19. OSHA estimates that businesses pay almost $1 billion per week in direct workers' compensation costs, which doesn’t include indirect costs, such as lost productivity, implementation of corrective measures or training replacement employees.


In this session, participants will learn:

  • What's the new normal for EHS in a post COVID-19 world
  • How should executives prepare workplaces & institutions for re-opening 
  • What are best practice strategies and planning to support returning to work
  • What role software, sensors, & cameras can play 
  • How automated vision-based systems can help reassure staff and customers


Our Speakers:


Yaowen Ma

Senior Analyst, Verdantix

Yaowen is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice covering research on digital technologies, best practices and growth strategies. His current agenda focuses on EHS information management and the overlap with product stewardship, supply chain transparency, and sustainability disclosures. Yaowen has more than five years of experience managing and delivering EHS and sustainability research and consulting engagements. He holds a dual major bachelor’s degree in environmental management and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.



Sastry Malladi

CTO, FogHorn Systems

As CTO of FogHorn, Sastry is responsible for and oversees all technology and product development. Sastry is a results driven technology executive with deep technology and management experience of over two and half decades. His areas of expertise include developing, leading and architecting various highly scalable and distributed systems, in the areas of Big Data, SOA, Micro Services Architecture, Application Servers, Java/J2EE/Web Services middleware, and cloud Computing to name a few. Sastry frequently speaks at many technology conferences, contributed to many standards and has several patents under his belt. He holds a Masters degree from I.I.T, Kharagpur, India.