DIGITAL SOCIETY

Digital technologies have enabled a global disruptive transformation thanks to which there are greater connectivity, improved efficiency, enhanced productivity, renewed economic diversity and increased opportunities within an empowered, knowledge-based society. The chemical industry has generally been slow in embracing this incredible trend, conducive of so many performance enhancements. At the same time, chemistry is a key enabler in helping to design and produce the materials needed in the components and devices that make up digital technology, as well as in improving their performance.

The scope of the Digital Society theme at the World Chemical Summit will be twofold:
What can or should the chemical industry do to embrace the digital revolution more effectively?
In which ways the chemical industry can provide solutions and should develop to help to:

Extend the implementation of powerful
digital technologies in society

Foster industrial digitalization by providing advanced materials for better and more powerful functional building blocks, such as electronics, sensors and displays, in a cost-effective way

Provide the necessary products and materials that will enable increasingly sophisticated electronic component production technologies

Inspirational Talk

"What the chemical industry needs to do to make the most of digital technology and how it can further the digitalisation of society"

Ramón Pastor

Vice President and General Manager - HP

Ramón Pastor is the vice president and general manager of HP's Large Format Printing Business for the technical and creative markets. In this position, Pastor holds worldwide responsibility for research and development, marketing, finance and operations for the full range of HP Designjet large-format printers. Pastor holds a master's degree in engineering from Universitat Politécnica of Catalunya, a business degree from IESE Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as formal training in product development and strategy, from INSEAD and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

DIGITAL SOCIETY

  • 5 OCT
  • 15.00 - 15.20
  • World Chemical Summit Auditorium PAVILLION 2

At the World Chemical Summit, a panel of industry leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders will debate what the chemical industry can or should do to embrace the digital revolution more effectively. They will ask whether the digitalisation of the chemical industry needs to be a revolution or a step-by-step evolution, what the priority areas are for digital transformation in the chemical industry, what the hurdles for a quicker adoption of digital technologies by the chemical industry are and how they can be addressed and overcome and how digital technology can help improve the speed of innovation in the chemical industry. The panel will also discuss what the contribution of the chemical industry to the digitalisation of society is, the ways the chemical industry can and should develop and innovate to help the digitalisation of society and how that will change in the future.

  • Debate

    Panel members

    • 15.20 - 16.40
    • World Chemical Summit Auditorium
      PAVILLION 2
  • CHRISTIAN LERMINIAUX
    CHRISTIAN LERMINIAUX

    Director - CHIMIE PARISTECH

  • IKUZO OGAWA
    IKUZO OGAWA

    CTO - SUMITOMO

  • THOMAS RINGS
    THOMAS RINGS

    Senior Partner - AT KEARNEY

  • FRENK HULSEBOSCH
    FRENK HULSEBOSCH

    PLASTICS EUROPE

  • MARTIN WINTER
    MARTIN WINTER

    Innovation Manager, Research & Innovation - CEFIC

Moderador

CANDIDATE TBC
Charge - Companie TBC

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