06 February - 07 February 2019
Frankfurt, Germany

Argus Digital Transformation in Chemicals

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  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening speech

Enhancing a new age of digital technology

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote address: Building and improving your overall digital strategy Fabio Buckeridge - Chief Digital Officer, Braskem
- Enhancing your business through new digital techniques and technologies
- Dealing appropriately with change management
- How digitalisation can make your company more resilient in a volatile world
- Integrating external digital solutions into your own systems
- How to be cleverer and innovative with data systems
- What best practices can we learn from other industries?
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Keynote panel discussion: What digital technologies and applications are available for the chemical industry? Learning best practices and understanding the challenges faced EY, Braskem, Indian Oil Corporation

The panel of expert speakers will explore new digital technology trends, including in the chemical industry, including SAP systems, transport management systems, AI, cloud, and cyber security. Hear panel members discuss their own experiences, the hurdles to look out for, what has worked, and what hasn’t

- How can we drive digital change within a business successfully?
- What has the scale of projects looked like, and how is this managed?
- What alternative channels are there in the marketplace?
- How does the complexity of the chemical value chain hinder implementation?
- What techniques have been tried and tested in the past and have not been successful?
- What main hurdles do we need to clear to put together a successful strategy?

Moderator:

Frank Jenner, Managing Partner and Global Chemicals Industry Leader, EY

Panellists include:

Fabio Buckeridge, Chief Digital Officer, Braskem

Mathew George, General Manager, Petrochemical Sales, Indian Oil Corporation


  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Morning coffee and refreshments
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Keynote case study: Creating value for customers by increasing efficiencies across the supply chain and in the manufacturing process Wolfgang Laures - EVP, Global Supply Chain, Perstorp
- Understanding the importance of digitalisation in improving customer experience
- Increasing transparency for customers through integrated systems
- Using digital technologies and data for customers to access information in real time
- How to manage complexity in a smart way
- Key challenges in setting up a digital and integrated value chain

Integrating data systems onto a main platform

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  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Digital transformation without accurate data is a hallucination Rich Katz - President, Elemica
- Understanding the importance of accurate data
- Needing data that is connected, cleaned, and linked from all disparate sources to be successful
- Using technologies that enables on-boarding new suppliers/carriers/ customers from months to minutes
- Looking for a better approach to achieve end-to-end visibility
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Assessing ways to protect your data on the cloud, including cyber security
- Understanding the benefits of the cloud for local or global data storage
- Managing your data on the cloud
- Data security on the cloud – how to make the cloud failure safe
- How essential cyber security is and when this needs to be implemented
  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • TechTalks
Join your fellow attendees while start-up companies take to the stage for a 10-minute pitch
  • 12:40
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch

Case studies – exploring digital success stories

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  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • eCommerce case study: Exploring how digital is changing the B2B marketplace Chahna Gosrani - Senior Manager, Business Development, eBay
- Transforming online stores with innovative digital technologies
- Understanding strategies to move to a B2B marketplace
- Building engaging experiences to improve customer satisfaction
- Increasing transparency on pricing and managing suppliers
- Reviewing pilot studies in the aviation industry: What lessons can be learnt?
  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Port case study: Transforming the port’s operational environment using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies Senior Representative - Port of Rotterdam
- Exploring the Port’s role in delivering a digitalisation strategy
- Using digital technologies to host connecting ships in the future and improve traffic management
- Understanding how cloud technologies will improve waiting time and operations
- Looking at future innovative applications with IoT and AI
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Working group sessions

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  • 15:40
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  • 16:40
  • Working group sessions

Join a table of 10-15 attendees and discuss in small groups the specific digital technologies that will enhance manufacturing and the supply chain. Led by a thought leader in the industry

Working group 1:

 Exploring cloud technologies and risk management solutions

Working group 2:

 Transport management systems across different networks

 

Working group 3:

 Preventative maintenance techniques to improve operational excellence and cut costs

Working group 4:

 Smart ordering, track and trace: keeping the customer at the front of mind

Led by: Wolfgang Laures, EVP, Global Supply Chain, Perstorp

 

 

  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Working group leaders’ conclusions
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Networking drinks reception
  • 19:00
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  • Close of conference day one

Stream A: Manufacturing

Improving your decision making through digital manufacturing

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  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Power case study: Using a digital strategy to improve flexibility and efficiencies at the power station Jürgen Brux - Director Industrial Customer Solutions, Uniper
- How digitalisation can improve security of supply of process steam, power, heat and other industrial products
- Investing in digital technologies to improve efficiencies
- Using tools for condition monitoring and preventive maintenance
- Innovative solutions for customer service

  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Panel discussion: How to use digital technologies for operational excellence and asset reliability
- What techniques are available to improve asset reliability?
- How can you understand whether your plant is performing?
- What adjustments do you need to make to maintain operational excellence?
- How can companies make the production process more stable?
- How to move to an automated approach for connecting asset integrity data?
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Morning coffee and networking

Predictive maintenance and operational excellence

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  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Predictive maintenance to improve a plant’s life-cycle
- Exploring the impact of predictive maintenance techniques on costs
- Scheduling maintenance activities based on automated decision making
- Collecting analysis of processes and operational data to forecast the optimal time for maintenance
- Exploring successful case studies

Stream B: Supply chain

Increasing transparency across the supply chain

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  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Case study: Creating end-to-end visibility across the supply chain Ian Brown and David Edge - Director, Supply Chain EMEA, Univar and Transport Systems, Univar
- Exploring the benefits of digitalising for chemical distribution
- Implementing a coordinated transport management system to improve transparency and cost control
- Using digital solutions across various functions
- Overcoming the main hurdles to digitalising the supply chain
  • 09:40
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  • 10:20
  • Panel discussion with live polling: Exploring the need to increase visibility across the supply chain
- What are the main drivers for digitalisation within the supply chain?
- What are the challenges to implementing a transport-management tool?
- How can digitalisation improve transparency in logistics and networks?
- What opportunities are there with track and trace?
- How can we best integrate new software for a smooth transition?
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Morning coffee and networking

Enhancing customer experience to challenge B2C platforms

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  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Improving the customer satisfaction by reflecting the B-C experience
- How B-B companies create a B-C experience
- What track and trace technologies are available to improve the customer experience?
- Exploring innovative techniques to improve communication
- Facilitating communication effectively through the use of apps
- Innovating to simplify the customer experience