06 February - 07 February 2019
Frankfurt, Germany

Argus Digital Transformation in Chemicals

Learn best practices and hear success stories from leading chemical companies who have already started on their digital journey.

Confirmed speakers

Jürgen Brux
Director Industrial Customer Solutions, Uniper
Jürgen Brux is Director Industrial Customer Solutions, at German utility Uniper. Jürgen is a mechanical and industrial engineer with experience of plant construction and renewable energies. This industry expertise has enabled him to develop core competencies in the areas of sales, business development and corporate strategy at medium-sized and listed companies such as DEUT...
Jürgen Brux is Director Industrial Customer Solutions, at German utility Uniper. Jürgen is a mechanical and industrial engineer with experience of plant construction and renewable energies. This industry expertise has enabled him to develop core competencies in the areas of sales, business development and corporate strategy at medium-sized and listed companies such as DEUTZ AG, MWM — now Caterpillar Energy Solutions — ENGIE and currently Uniper. In addition to providing interim management, Jürgen brings considerable expertise in the areas of energy solutions and e-mobility, combining these skills in an overall offering called b-smart-energy. This covers consulting and concept and project development, followed by the planning, construction and operation of the corresponding energy infrastructure in industry and real estate. He concentrates on the effects of the energy transition on the development of new districts/neighbourhoods, on building technology and its operation, and on the area of energy services in industry. Jürgen sees noiseless e-mobility as an essential and integral part of the "Energiewende" in Germany.
Fabio Buckeridge
Chief Digital Officer, Braskem
Fabio Buckeridge is Chief Digital Officer at Braskem, and leads the company’s Digital Center, a global team that includes data scientists, developers and designers. He also heads up Braskem’s incubation arm, where new ventures are created to tackle key challenges globally. He spent over 10 years as a management consultant, most recently at the Boston Consulting Group, wher...
Fabio Buckeridge is Chief Digital Officer at Braskem, and leads the company’s Digital Center, a global team that includes data scientists, developers and designers. He also heads up Braskem’s incubation arm, where new ventures are created to tackle key challenges globally. He spent over 10 years as a management consultant, most recently at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with energy, utilities, mining and metals companies. Fabio began his career as an entrepreneur, starting his own firm in Asia-Pacific, before working as a private equity investor and advisor in Switzerland, and then as a Director at PwC. Fabio has an MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School, is a Certified Chartered Accountant in Australia, and has a degree in business management from Queensland University of Technology. A Brazilian, he has lived in Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the US and the UK.
Frank Jenner
Managing Partner and Global Chemicals Industry Leader, EY
Frank has a PhD and MSc in chemical process engineering. His areas of expertise include value chain management, supply chain transformation and strategic enterprise architecture. Frank was founder and Chief Executive of J&M Management Consulting, which focused on supply chain and value chain consulting in Europe. Frank is globally leading the chemical industry sector. As a...
Frank has a PhD and MSc in chemical process engineering. His areas of expertise include value chain management, supply chain transformation and strategic enterprise architecture. Frank was founder and Chief Executive of J&M Management Consulting, which focused on supply chain and value chain consulting in Europe. Frank is globally leading the chemical industry sector. As a former leader of strategy & operations in the region Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Frank has over 20 years of extensive expertise in supply chain process modeling & design, organisational change management, business improvement Initiatives and transformational excellence. He has the ability to execute, bringing strategies alive, delivering on the completeness of vision. Frank was founder and CEO of J&M Management Consulting AG, a hidden champion in supply chain and value chain consulting in Europe.
Rich Katz
President, Elemica
Rich has been with Elemica for over 16 years in roles as President, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice-President of Product Management, and Vice-President of Research and Development. Rich is responsible for setting the overall direction of Elemica’s technology roadmap and market positioning, and he oversees corporate and product marketing. Rich is a member of the Forbe...
Rich has been with Elemica for over 16 years in roles as President, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice-President of Product Management, and Vice-President of Research and Development. Rich is responsible for setting the overall direction of Elemica’s technology roadmap and market positioning, and he oversees corporate and product marketing. Rich is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class chief intelligence officers, chief technology officers and technology executives. This network shares thought leadership and best practice with each other and the industry.
Wolfgang Laures
Vice President, Digitalisation, Perstorp
Wolfgang has a successful 22 year long track record in several industries as well as in the consulting firm McKinsey. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and has been awarded from different institutions e.g. Young Elite member top 40 under 40 Germany from the Magazine ‘Capital’, earned a Leadership award from Avery Dennison where he worked for almost 10 years and was ...
Wolfgang has a successful 22 year long track record in several industries as well as in the consulting firm McKinsey. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and has been awarded from different institutions e.g. Young Elite member top 40 under 40 Germany from the Magazine ‘Capital’, earned a Leadership award from Avery Dennison where he worked for almost 10 years and was nominated to the top 38 Supply Chain Leaders in 2016 from Supply Chain Movement. Wolfgang started his career with Procter & Gamble in the consumer goods industry as process engineer. Right now Wolfgang is leading the global Supply Chain organization of Perstorp which includes Planning, Logistics, Procurement and Customer Service. In that function he reports directly to the CEO Jan Secher. Wolfgang's greatest successes recently were the implementation of a global Procurement Category organization with a spend of 1bn US $ and the transformation towards an Integrated Business Planning coming from a traditional S&OP style.
Henning Schussmuller
Senior Supply Chain and Logistics Manager, Sumitomo Chemical Europe
Having joined Sumitomo Chemical Europe with regional responsibility for Europe, Turkey and Africa in 2007, one major task was the set-up of the Sumitomo Chemical and Aramco Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia, Petro Rabigh Company together with Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Singapore. He heads up the Supply Chain and Logistics flows of the entire products coming from the Sumitomo Chem...
Having joined Sumitomo Chemical Europe with regional responsibility for Europe, Turkey and Africa in 2007, one major task was the set-up of the Sumitomo Chemical and Aramco Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia, Petro Rabigh Company together with Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Singapore. He heads up the Supply Chain and Logistics flows of the entire products coming from the Sumitomo Chemical group. He has a distinguished and varied career of 20 years with BP Chemicals International with experience covering Supply Chain Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development and Sales & Marketing. In these functions, he gained working experience in various places across Europe and Asia. Henning also lectures „International Supply Chain Management“at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences. A German citizen, he is married with one child.
Senior Representative
Port of Rotterdam
Ian Brown
Director, Supply Chain EMEA, Univar
David Edge
Manager, Transport Systems, Univar
Chahna Gosrani
Senior Manager, Business Development, eBay
Annemie Wagemans
Logistics Manager Europe, Middle East & Africa, Chemours