Creating the Internet of Your Things in Chemical Processing


Thursday, August 21, 2014
12:00 pm EDT

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 Webinar Summary: 

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology trend: it’s here today, and it starts with your things. You don’t need to rip and replace; you can create the Internet of Your Things by building on your existing infrastructure, using familiar devices and services in new ways, and combining data you are already collecting, to ultimately help you make better-informed business decisions.

Manufacturing is fueled by big data, and intelligent systems have the potential to transform the Chemicals processing industry by improving the supply chain and optimizing manufacturing operations. Intelligent systems provide the backbone of technology that enables the capture of process data from industry devices, connectivity for data capture and business intelligence tools to convert that data into impact.

Attend this webcast to understand The Internet of Things and hear about some successful implementations of Intelligent Systems in the Chemicals processing industry and practical guidance.


Viewers Will Learn:

  • How to benefit from The Internet of Things
  • How it can revolutionize productivity, increase efficiency and drive higher profits for Chemical processing companies
  • Key benefits such as: efficient commodity and energy management for sustainable products, better use of resources and cost savings, benchmarking of global production sites and increased productivity,  agility and mobility for managing global businesses, time to market improvement along the value chain
  • Examples of successful implementations and strategies to capitalize on the Internet of Things today



Who Should Attend:

  • Head of Manufacturing
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Compliance Managers
  • HSE Managers
  • Research & Development Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Engineers of Process Manufacturing Facilities, Chemical, & Petrochemical Plants

Hear from these experts: 


Kristin Flandreau
Internet of Things Commercial Lead – United States
Microsoft Corporation

Kristin Flandreau is the Internet of Things (IoT) Commercial Lead for the United States at Microsoft, leading partner engagement and industry marketing targeting enterprise line of business (LOB) decision makers with Microsoft’s cloud-based business solutions for IoT.

Kristin joined this business in September 2013 and has been with Microsoft since 2004.  She previously held senior marketing roles in Xbox, Server and Tools, and Windows Mobile, as well as led partner readiness efforts for the US subsidiary.  Before joining Microsoft, Kristin spent more than 10 years in a broad range of senior leadership positions in marketing and sales operations for companies such as RealNetworks and Starbucks Coffee Company.


  Sam Youness
WW Industry Technology Strategist for Process Manufacturing & Resources
Microsoft Corporation

Sam is a seasoned professional with more than 22 years of deep experience in business and IT, including architecture vision creation and industry-wide strategies to achieve that vision. With Microsoft for almost 10 years, he has successfully delivered a large number of architectures, solutions and projects to better enable customer business.

Sam is fluent in both languages of business and IT. He is a results-driven technical leader with a passion for excellence. A relationship builder with outstanding communication skills, he is technically minded, but always commercially aware.

Sam is an established author and contributor of several books and other publications covering different topics in areas of data management, programming languages, solution building, and security.

He is a keynote speaker in high level industry conferences and partner events. He also served in the past as a representative of Microsoft on the board of renowned industry organization, MESA International.


  Luis Gamboa
Global Oil & Gas Market Development Manager
Rockwell Automation

Luis Gamboa is currently the Global Business Development Manager for Oil & Gas at Rockwell Automation, responsible for coordinating marketing activities that maximize the companies participating in the industry.  Luis initiated his career as a control and instrumentation engineer in the PDVSA, Venezuela in 1982 and has since worked in engineering, sales and marketing roles related to the industry.  In 2001, he started the process of building a global strategy for oil & gas at Rockwell Automation, based in Houston, as the industry solution manager where Luis was an active member of oil & gas associations like IEEE and ISA.  Most recently, he was the director of marketing for the Latin America region. 




  Mary Page Bailey
Assistant Editor, Chemical Engineering

Mary Page Bailey has been an editor with Chemical Engineering since
May 2013, after working five years as a process design engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s joint venture, Univation Technologies, LLC. During her time with Univation, she designed equipment for numerous Unipol polyethylene plants and attended a plant startup in China. She holds a B.S. Ch.E. degree from the University of Oklahoma.



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