Molecules meet Digits

Event date: May 16, 201712:00u
End date: May 16, 2017

The conference "Molecules meet Digits", organized by Deloitte, VNCI, ISPT, TNO and Brightlands Chemelot Campus, will bring people together around the theme “Smart Chemical Industry operations” to overwhelm you with the greatest opportunities digitalization has to offer in chemical operations.

Digital at the Core

The event
The event revolves around the central theme Digital at the Core. During the day we will explore the possibilities digital technologies offer to enhance your operations in the Chemicals Industry.

Keynote speakers and breakout sessions
The event will be kicked-off with a networking lunch at noon. During the day two keynote speakers will give a plenary address:

  • Peter Westerheide (Chief Economist at BASF) on European chemical industry in turbulent times – innovation and digitalization as the way forward
  • Marco Waas (Director RD&I and Technology at AkzoNobel) on the Industry 4.0 journey AkzoNobel has undertaken towards fully integrated digital operations

After the keynote addresses we will deep dive into three different subjects in breakout sessions:

  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Sensoring

The event will conclude with an expert panel discussion on the main challenges and disruptions that the Chemicals Industry will face in the near future.

Technology Exhibition
During the entire day, technology vendors will also showcase their products in a technology exhibition, showing you the world of applications like predictive analytics, maintenance drones and Virtual Reality.


What does the day look like?

12.00-12.45h: Networking lunch

12.45-13.00h: Opening

13.00-13.30h: Keynote address: Peter Westerheide (BASF)

13.30-14.00h: Keynote address: Marco Waas (AkzoNobel)

14.00-14.30h: Break

14.30-16.00h: Break-out sessions (2 x 45 min)

16.00-16.15h: Break

16.15-17.00h: Plenary discussion

17.00-18.30h: Network drinks

All day: Technology vendors exhibition.

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