Today’s top chemical companies are responding to the climate crisis and setting goals to be net-zero carbon emission companies by 2050 or sooner. They are also embracing the concept of a circular economy where the products they produce generate less waste and can more easily be recovered and recycled.

A key accelerator all companies are embracing as part of their strategy to drive to their net-zero goals and circular economy goals is a digital transformation that involves identifying and implementing methods to bring digital tools and work processes closer together to drive more informed business decisions.  Many industry stakeholders see the Process Digital Twin as the most important building block for the digital transformation of the chemical industry.

This Webinar will discuss the above key trends seen in the Chemical industry and discuss how the Process Digital Twin is allowing companies to advance their Digital Transformation journey in terms of developing new circular economy products and processes more efficiently and with lower environmental impact.

The webinar will also discuss how the Process Digital Twin goes beyond the engineering phase of the asset lifecycle into operations. The Process Digital Twin is today used to support process operation optimization, predictive asset optimization for increased asset reliability and availability, and workforce competency development for increased safety.

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Key Discussion Points:

Digital Transformation Journey in terms of process operation performance improvement, Reliability, and Safety.

Carbon Net-Zero approach with Process Digital Twin.

Process Operation Optimization with Process Digital Twin.


Pravin Prashant Editor Indian Chemical News
Atul Govil CTO & Head (SAP & IT) India Glycols Ltd
Partha Sur General Manager – Technology Haldia Petrochemicals
Dr. Ian Willetts Vice President Simulation and Learning AVEVA

Dr. Ian Willetts is Vice President of Simulation and Learning at AVEVA, responsible for the global management of the Process Design, Simulation, and Learning business. Ian has thirty years of experience applying process simulation and optimization solutions in the process industries. He has held several positions at AVEVA including Managing Consultant, Global Practice Director for Optimization, DYNSIM Product Director, Global Practice Director for Simulation & Training, and now has overall business responsibility.  Ian is an established industry thought leader who has published dozens of articles in industry leading publications over the years. Ian graduated from Oxford University in the United Kingdom with a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and recently returned after many years to complete his MBA at the Said Business School in Oxford.

Bhaskaran Rajagopalan Sr. Vice President - Design & Technology Aarti Industries Ltd
Daren Gong Solution Consultant Lead, Process Simulation, APAC AVEVA

Daren Gong has 16+ years of experience in technical sales / solution consulting / business management, for providing software products and solutions to Oil & Gas (Refinery / LNG / Gas), Petrochemical / Chemical and Energy / Power Industries, specialized in the industrial digital-transformation solutions’ functional & architectural design, selection, development, application, deployment and scale-up, which covers process design & simulation (steady state, dynamic, hydraulic, OTS, AR/VR, Cloud), operation & optimization (supply chain, real-time process optimization, advanced process control, artificial intelligence, off-site, yield accounting), asset performance management (asset predictive, preventive and prescriptive maintenance, machine learning).  Working/worked for the industry’s most prestigious and leading solution suppliers, like AVEVA, Schneider Electric, Invensys, Sulzer, Aspen Technology, and serving/served the industry’ top solution consumers both global and reginal, like Shell, ExxonMobil, BASF, Technip, Reliance, IOCL, Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC, GS Caltex, Samsung, JGC, PTTGC, Petronas, etc.