So many people talk about it . . . . digital transformation! But what is it really? Why do you need to ‘transform’? What’s in it for your facility or enterprise, and what are the concrete steps you can take to begin?

To start, consider the daily challenges you face, like mitigating risk to equipment and personnel throughout your manufacturing process; an increasing shortage of skilled labor to maintain an ever-aging set of assets, escalating regulatory demands and a growing concern over sustainability and the circular economy.

Well, a comprehensive approach to digital transformation – and smart technologies including IIoT devices, cloud computing and analytics – can enhance overall efficiency and improve your response to regulatory demands and the other challenges impacting your business.

The journey, however, is not as daunting as you think. Join us for this webinar and we’ll help you understand how to get started, where to begin and explain some of your options for enhancing every aspect of your operations to achieve a connected chemical plant.

Concrete actions you can take to begin your digital transformation journey, including:
How digital technologies can assist in:
• Reducing unplanned downtime
• Mitigating risk associated with aging assets
• Meeting sustainability goals
• Improving operations
Rick Ng
Strategic Marketing Manager, Rockwell Automation
Rick has more than 25 years of experience as a global market development manager, technical advisor, and project manager in the Oil and Gas and Chemical industry with Sasol, Chevron, and ExxonMobil before joining Rockwell Automation in 2021. Currently, he is the global market development manager responsible for industry strategy and marketing in Chemical and Oil and Gas. His role includes developing market strategy to capture market share and business growth in these industries.

Rick strives to work with global sales and marketing, and business units to develop market growth strategies and technology investment to solve our customer challenges including chemical plant modernization, digital oil field, sustainability ventures in decarbonization with hydrogen (Blue/Green) and carbon capture and storage (CCS), using Rockwell Automation’s best-in-class automation and digitalization technologies. His work is to drive solutions that enable valued customer outcomes building on Rockwell hardware, software, services, and consulting.

Rick’s educational background is focused on chemical engineering. He has a PhD and a MS Degree from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He resides in the Houston area.
Mary Page Bailey
Senior Associate Editor/Moderator
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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