Best Practices for Chemicals

The chemicals industry is drastically evolving through a collision of forces. Business models have accelerated with shifting the focus to the customer, massive consolidations and M&A changing the leaderboard, digitization revamping antiquated business processes, and cybersecurity threats forcing companies to develop contingency plans for the unexpected. Best Practices for Chemicals powers industry leaders to collaborate, share, and learn together as the entire community faces these challenges head on.

Discussing the most innovative solutions and exploring the next business evolutions, this conference presents the latest solutions to the SAP chemicals community. Attendees discover brilliant strategies and innovative technologies to influence and improve their business’s bottom lines. At Best Practices for Chemicals, you’ll walk away with invaluable resources, unparalleled content, and an empowering network of industry and business experts. Stay up-to-date on conference content and updates by following @BP4Chem on Twitter.

 

 

Meet the Speakers!

 
  • Guillaume Deudon

    Director of Customer Experience Services and Digital Marketplace Centers, The Dow Chemical Company
     
    Digital Innovation Powering Customer Experience Transformation: Easy, Effective, Enjoyable

    How did The Dow Chemical Company quickly and radically transform its customer experience? How did it take advantage of an enterprise-scale solid foundation (its core) yet with little options and agility to streamline customer engagement and interactions (the edge)? How did it create a culture and organization where speed, experimentation, and innovation are not challenging or conflicting with what is...

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  • Patrick Thompson

    Chief Information Officer, Albemarle Corporation
     
    How Albemarle Prepared for the SAP S/4HANA Journey Using People, Process, and Technology to Achieve Its Go-Live Strategy

    After a recent go-live with SAP S/4HANA, Chief Information Officer Patrick Thompson shares insight on how Albemarle prepared for and executed this migration. Get a better understanding of the business plan and go-live strategy as well as how Albemarle used people, processes, and technology to achieve these goals. Understand key challenges it faced, how it overcame those challenges, as well...

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  • Laurie Miller

    Chief Information Officer, Covestro LLC
     
    Inspire and Shape the Intelligent Chemical Company Vision

    In 2025, a large part of chemical companies’ revenue will come from innovative products, services, and business models that are delivered based on real-time data sharing and co-innovation with customers on new platforms and ecosystems. These innovations span from simple after-sales services to very complex business outcomes service models and include the monetization of knowledge, intellectual property, and data assets...

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  • Kathy Barboza

    Director of Global Software Alliances, Intel
     
    Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Chemical Industry with Intel and SAP

    Intel and SAP are leading the data management revolution with the latest technologies for your digital transformation. Learn how the combination of SAP HANA® 2 SPS 04 and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory running on next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors is a game changer for the chemical industry. Get faster database start-up times with reduced downtime windows, allowing for more...

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  • Thorsten Wenzel

    Chemicals IBU, SAP
     
    Inspire and Shape the Intelligent Chemical Company Vision

    In 2025, a large part of chemical companies’ revenue will come from innovative products, services, and business models that are delivered based on real-time data sharing and co-innovation with customers on new platforms and ecosystems. These innovations span from simple after-sales services to very complex business outcomes service models and include the monetization of knowledge, intellectual property, and data assets...

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  • "This was truly a great event. Eventful Conferences did an outstanding job with leadership and organization."

    Laura Tibodeau - Chief Information Officer, Americas Styrenics
     
  • "The conference was extremely informative, provided access to collaborate with thought leaders in the industry, and helped organizations plan their strategy on how to leverage SAP's suite of products."

    Brian Everett - Industry Solution Principal, Itelligence
     
 
 

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    Accenture
     
    Platinum Sponsor
     
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    Gold Sponsor
     
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    Gold Sponsor
     
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    HCL
     
    Gold Sponsor
     

Digital Innovation Powering Customer Experience Transformation: Easy, Effective, Enjoyable

How did The Dow Chemical Company quickly and radically transform its customer experience? How did it take advantage of an enterprise-scale solid foundation (its core) yet with little options and agility to streamline customer engagement and interactions (the edge)? How did it create a culture and organization where speed, experimentation, and innovation are not challenging or conflicting with what is there but rather constructively add and augment it to become what is possible tomorrow? Dow’s approach, initiated in mid-2016, has focused on three key pillars: 1. Establish digital innovation centers (DxC) with the methods, tools, and governance to ideate, design, and implement innovative customer experience solutions. Enable creativity, speed, and agility and pioneer a new culture without compromising on the vital linkage and alignment to the rest of the organization. 2. Define a company-wide framework for customer experience (CX) with the concepts, the frame, the structure, and the metrics to align the entire organization across functions and businesses with the same understanding and the same objective. 3. Leverage our best-of-breed SAP-centric enterprise solution portfolio as a foundation with innovative cloud-based capabilities, APIs, and microservices to quickly integrate, build, and deploy new digital mobile and web touchpoints at a much faster speed. This approach has been scaled and expanded over time to become a visible and impactful contribution to Dow’s overall digital transformation. Numerous solutions have been built and are now in the hands of its customers, using it daily and confirming the business is indeed making CX easy, enjoyable, and effective. Key Business Benefits:

  • Direct, tangible business impact on customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and customer growth
  • Maximizing ROI in our ERP portfolio foundation (system of records) and accelerate innovation with digital touchpoints (system of engagements)
  • Shape a modern developer culture for Agile/DevOps compatible with an established IT organization

How Albemarle Prepared for the SAP S/4HANA Journey Using People, Process, and Technology to Achieve Its Go-Live Strategy

After a recent go-live with SAP S/4HANA, Chief Information Officer Patrick Thompson shares insight on how Albemarle prepared for and executed this migration. Get a better understanding of the business plan and go-live strategy as well as how Albemarle used people, processes, and technology to achieve these goals. Understand key challenges it faced, how it overcame those challenges, as well as tips for your own go-live strategy.

Inspire and Shape the Intelligent Chemical Company Vision

In 2025, a large part of chemical companies’ revenue will come from innovative products, services, and business models that are delivered based on real-time data sharing and co-innovation with customers on new platforms and ecosystems. These innovations span from simple after-sales services to very complex business outcomes service models and include the monetization of knowledge, intellectual property, and data assets that companies generate based on the business they conduct. This keynote will cover how SAP and Covestro, based on their joint vision, research, and innovation together, looking at all facets of business models, processes, technology and ecosystems in chemicals. Through research, they identify ways to simplify and improve the IT landscape, standardize processes, driving for cost reduction and enabling innovation. SAP and Covestro assess on ways to reduce environmental impact and actively incorporate sustainability aspects into business processes and operations.

Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Chemical Industry with Intel and SAP

Intel and SAP are leading the data management revolution with the latest technologies for your digital transformation. Learn how the combination of SAP HANA® 2 SPS 04 and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory running on next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors is a game changer for the chemical industry. Get faster database start-up times with reduced downtime windows, allowing for more flexibility to update infrastructure and software, better and expanded usage of memory for faster access to data, and reduced need to archive. Hear about current successful customer implementations of these technologies and what specific algorithms and functions are relevant for the chemical industry. Finally, be ready for the future with the coming database as a service (HaaS) integrated into the SAP HANA suite, using spatial services and opportunities with Google Cloud Platform.

Inspire and Shape the Intelligent Chemical Company Vision

In 2025, a large part of chemical companies’ revenue will come from innovative products, services, and business models that are delivered based on real-time data sharing and co-innovation with customers on new platforms and ecosystems. These innovations span from simple after-sales services to very complex business outcomes service models and include the monetization of knowledge, intellectual property, and data assets that companies generate based on the business they conduct. This keynote will cover how SAP and Covestro, based on their joint vision, research, and innovation together, looking at all facets of business models, processes, technology and ecosystems in chemicals. Through research, they identify ways to simplify and improve the IT landscape, standardize processes, driving for cost reduction and enabling innovation. SAP and Covestro assess on ways to reduce environmental impact and actively incorporate sustainability aspects into business processes and operations.