Discover insights from industry executives driving digital transformation forward.
Our industry is going digital, fast. How should you respond? Join host Ali Amin-Javaheri and guests as they analyze top industry trends, explore ongoing digital transformation and share strategies to help you adapt to the evolving industry landscape.
“Our customers' timelines have sped up so fast. We need to speed up our innovation capability and I think that there are a lot of digital platforms that can help us do that. If you treat software as a discretionary spend, you'll be behind in a couple of years.”
President & CEO
The Lubrizol Corporation
John Lin, Chief Business Officer of Evera by Citrosuco, joins Knowde and shares about why it's crucial to get both your customer-facing and internal data infrastructure right. Creating an accessible product database and tracking customer interactions to improve customer experience, while also digitally standardizing internal interactions that can be spread out across teams in multiple continents are imperative for business transformation.
Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric, joins Knowde to share his perspective as one of the earliest adopters and catalysts of digital in the industrials space. Tune into his 40 years of industry experience, as he gives advice on how leaders in the chemical industry today should think about why and how fast they should pursue digital transformation.
Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, joins Knowde to share about how it's only a matter of time before widespread adoption of digitization in our industry revolutionizes research, discovery and innovation. There is a demand for visibility between the supplier and the customer, and this transparency will help the customer buy better, buy on time and have clarity around areas such as sustainability and carbon neutrality.
Henri Nejade, former COO of Brenntag, joins Knowde to share about the progression of digital transformation in distribution and the main challenge distributors face when they look to launch digital transformation initiatives. There is a real demand and requirement for distributors to collect, organize and analyze product data on behalf of their principals and those who are able to successfully do so will be selected as the preferred distribution partner.
Jim Zallie, President & CEO of Ingredion, joins Knowde and shares about how embracing digital transformation is imperative to a customer-centric growth culture. Those that are leveraging technology and digital capabilities to be more impactful will help them be preferred and provide a competitive advantage.
Joe Harlan, former CCO of The Dow Chemical Company and current Board Member of Hitachi, joins Knowde to share about how focusing on the digital customer experience directly impacts the grand scheme of business productivity. Learn how changing customer expectations and a growing demand for responsiveness have changed how suppliers are prioritizing digital transformation.
Sanjay Ahuja, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at Indorama Ventures, joins Knowde to share his insights on the importance of making consistent efforts toward digital transformation, as access to technologies and digital tools will only continue to grow in our industry.
Paul Tayler, CEO of Nexeo Plastics, joins Knowde to share his insights on the massive opportunities at hand for greater reach, connection and engagement with customers, following shifting customers expectations. Learn how Nexeo Plastics continues to invest in tools that differentiate them in productivity and efficiency.
Arkema President & CEO, Tony O'Donovan, joins Knowde to share his insights into how leveraging digital investments allows Arkema to address market volatility while anticipating customer needs.
Aldo Noseda, CIO at Eastman Chemical Company, joins Knowde to share his insights into how digital investments have enabled Eastman’s specialty chemicals division to differentiate themselves in the market, connect to customers, and create an alternative income stream for the company.
Regarded as an expert in the specialty chemicals and materials space, Craig Rogerson shares his insights on how prioritizing digital investments in a down market not only yields near-term returns and increases efficiency of sales growth — it’s also consistent with how the industry is moving strategically.
Phil McDivitt, CEO at Ascend Performance Materials, joins Knowde to share his insights into how going digital accelerates project development by increasing efficiencies on both the customer-facing and procurement sides of the house.
Claudine Mollenkopf, Executive Board member and President of Specialty Additives at Evonik, joins Knowde to share her insights into how digital tools improves customer awareness of product information and direct customer communication.
Carl Rush, Co-Founder & CEO of Viridis Chemical, joins Knowde to share his insights on how a digital presence doesn’t just secure a seat at the table — it’s critical to not being left behind.
Rebecca Liebert, President and CEO of The Lubrizol Corporation, joins Knowde to share her insights on leveraging digital investments to accelerate product innovation and stay ahead of the curve.
Harcros Chemicals President & CEO, Mark Hamilton, joins Knowde to share his insights into shifting customer expectations and talk through the importance of having an organized digital product catalog for both internal teams and customers.
Celanese CEO, Lori Ryerkerk, joins Knowde to share why taking the “digital leap of faith” and investing in digital innovation is vital to unlocking the full potential of your workforce and building the customer experiences of the future.
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