Tuned in to the main demands and trends relevant to energy management for large consumers, Viridis is proud to host ViridisCon 2016, taking place March 17th and 18th, 2016. The event will gather together users of Viridis’s integrated system and other energy management professionals to discuss relevant themes and stimulate experience exchanges between companies of different industrial sectors.
This edition, restricted to guests only, will take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and focus on the theme, “Change Management for Energy Efficiency Programs”. This year’s highlight will be the course given by the Human Change Management Institute (HUCMI), the only organization outside the USA recognized as a Qualified Education Provider by the Association of Change Management Professionals.
According to a PMI* study, companies that apply change management techniques integrated with project management conclude twice as many projects on deadline, within budget, and having reached their strategic goals. To Vicente Gonçalves, HUCMI’s CEO, thinking about change management means having more committed teams, which are strongly integrated to the company’s projects.
“Energy efficiency is a strategic theme for companies and for the world. It takes more than just investing in advanced technologies, it’s also necessary to make the most of them. That is only possible by engaging people in the correct use of technologies. The real company evolution demands committed people".
ViridisCon will provide intense and diverse content in its schedule, which will include topics ranging from case presentations from companies that already use Viridis’s system as a strategic tool in energy management, to explanations about ISO 50,001 made by Sérgio Grassi, who was responsible for achieving the first such certification in a Brazilian steel company. The schedule also includes a technical visit in Vallourec’s energy management area and an informal networking event open to all participants.
*PMI’s Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report: Enabling Organizational Change through Strategic Initiatives, March 2014.