2021 Agenda

Monday | May 17

  1. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Opening Workshop – Where are you in your Technology adoption journey?

  2. 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Beginners/Foundational Discussion

    What business or technical problem are you trying to solve through digitalization technologies? What data do I need to gather to address this problem and what is the quality of those data? Working backwards to get the technology solutions? “Nail the problem, then scale it"

  3. 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Intermediate/Connect then Integrate

    What is relevant to where you are now in your journey How do you move past testing and piloting and achieve real business results? Strategy versus a tactical integration planning? Emphasizing the difference between products and projects, and why it matters. How do you make good decisions about what to scale up and when, and what to abandon?

    • Dr. Yves Gorat Stommel, Head of Cognitive Solutions, Evonik Digital

Tuesday | May 18

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Day 1 Keynote

    • Cheryl Ingstad, Director, Office of Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office, US DOE
  2. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    2020 Lessons Learned/Digital Adoption

  3. 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

    The Human Side of Digital Adoption

    • Walter Curley, *Invited, Senior Engineer - Continuous Improvement, Nova Scotia Power
    • Luis Ruano, Technical Commercial Engineer, Beyond Limits
  4. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Implementation of Digital Tools to Achieve Real Business Value

    • Angela Langner-Thiele, Digital Strategist, Evonik Industries
      Tools Alone Do Not Create Value: Technology Acceptance at Evonik
    • James Martin, Global Operational Excellence Manager, Allnex USA
      Driving Energy Efficiency with Advanced Analytics

Wednesday | May 19

  1. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Day 2 Keynote

  2. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Ensuring Data Quality for Digital Applications

  3. 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

    Operations and Maintenance Sessions

    • Isabelle Lacaille, Data Infrastructure Engineer, Lonza AG/Ltd
      Operations Data Visibility fuels Productivity at Lonza
  4. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Technology Developments

    • Misbah Syed, Data Scientist, Evonik Corporation
      Forecasting the concentration of chemical components in a production plant through AutoML
    • Gupreet Kainth, Principle Design Engineer, Cyient, Inc
      Multi-Objective Design Optimization of Hydro Generators using Genetic Algorithm
    • Leslie Rittenberg, Refinery & Process Manufacturing Product Manager, Beyond Limits
      Machine Learning and AutoML