Track 1:  Business Insight for Engineers Many of the most pressing engineering challenges result from changing business co...
Session 1A:  Industry Challenges from the Association Perspective <ul><li>Tuesday, October 19 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM </li></u...
Session 1B:  Managing Outside Influences - Regulation and Legal Impacts <ul><li>Tuesday, October 19 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM </li...
Session 1C:  Cost Estimation and Project Justification <ul><li>Wednesday, October 20 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>...
Session 1D: People Management and Knowledge Transfer <ul><li>Wednesday, October 20 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>  T...
Session 1E:  Cultivating Innovation and Sustainability <ul><li>Thursday, October 21 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li> ...
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Track 1: Business Insight for Engineers
Many of the most pressing engineering challenges result from changing business conditions. This track address today\'s key issues affecting the chemical process industries. These include: working with and managing people, the impact of the business, justifying and estimating costs, the volatile economic environment, and creating a culture of innovation.

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  1. 1. Track 1: Business Insight for Engineers Many of the most pressing engineering challenges result from changing business conditions. This track address today's key issues affecting the chemical process industries. These include: working with and managing people, the impact of the business, justifying and estimating costs, the volatile economic environment, and creating a culture of innovation.
  2. 2. Session 1A: Industry Challenges from the Association Perspective <ul><li>Tuesday, October 19 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM </li></ul><ul><li>  The Chemical Process Industries are constantly looking for ways to meet product demand while watching the bottom line, all the while watching out for safety and security of the plants physical assets as well as information assets. We have invited three different associations to kick off the Business Insights Track. Each will talk from their association perspective about the CPI and the challenges they face. : </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Chemical Council Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Hector Rivero *, President, Texas Chemical Council   </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology Industry Organization Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Rina Singh, Ph.D., , Director, Policy Industrial Biotechnology & Environmental, BIO | Biotechnology Industry Organization   </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Goodson *, Executive Director, Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance WINA </li></ul>
  3. 3. Session 1B: Managing Outside Influences - Regulation and Legal Impacts <ul><li>Tuesday, October 19 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>  The content in this session will address how the broader economy and business objectives can impact your role. You will learn how financial principles can impact the profitability of your plant, your capital projects, and your firm. Best practices on navigating through the storm of economic volatility will be presented. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair(s): Russell Heinen , Vice President, SRI Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Chairs: Adnan Siddiqui , Principal, ConcepSys Solutions LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker(s): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How the Industry Outlook Impacts You and Your Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russell Heinen , Vice President, SRI Consulting   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Legal Obligations Facing Plant Operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Paul , Attorney, McAfee Taff </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Session 1C: Cost Estimation and Project Justification <ul><li>Wednesday, October 20 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>  The content in this session will address how financial principles can impact the profitability of your plant, your capital projects, and your firm. Best practices on navigating through the storm of economic volatility will be presented. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair(s): Adnan Siddiqui , Principal, ConcepSys Solutions LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Chairs: Jonathan Tan , Technical Professional, Kellogg Brown & Root KBR </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker(s): </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Design: An Economic Optimization Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Thane Brown , Retired, Procter and Gamble Engineering, Adjunct Professor, University of Dayton   </li></ul><ul><li>How to Justify Automation Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas White , Emerson Process Management   </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming Publicly Available Information Into an Innovative Tool for Business Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Aldemir Marreiros , Intratec </li></ul>
  5. 5. Session 1D: People Management and Knowledge Transfer <ul><li>Wednesday, October 20 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>  This session addresses the demographic issues facing the industry as new process engineers are brought in to replace the aging workforce that is retiring from many plants. The issues address the problems associated with transferring many years of experience to the new process engineers, who in many ways speak an entirely different language and are motivated by different factors that can make management and knowledge transfer difficult. The changing economic environment has also led to a smaller workforce, different work functions being outsourced and changing attitudes and motivations in the people we work with everyday. This session attempts to bring understanding to the changing environment and how we can effectively work with people in this day and age. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair(s): Milton Chaves , Process Engineer, Hess Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Chairs: Russell Heinen , Vice President, SRI Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker(s): </li></ul><ul><li>Aging Plants + Aging Workforce = The Risk Management Conundrum </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin North , President and CEO, Dyadem   </li></ul><ul><li>How Leading Indicators Affect Your Safety Performance Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Harkins , Environmental, Health, Safety & Training Director, Veolia Environmental Services - NA   </li></ul><ul><li>3D Immersive Learning Environment Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Quincey Jones , Sr. Vice President, Optimum Performance Solutions Inc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Session 1E: Cultivating Innovation and Sustainability <ul><li>Thursday, October 21 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>  Innovation is a key driver of financial success and sustainability of enterprises in the chemical process industries. This session shows how to creating a culture of innovation that leads not just to new products but new levels of operation and safety performance. Real case studies are used to illustrate how you can also create a culture of innovation within your job, department, and firm. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair(s): Adnan Siddiqui , Principal, ConcepSys Solutions LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Chairs: Russell Heinen , Vice President, SRI Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker(s): </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Global Sustainability Initiatives with Economic and Social Benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Loren Alexander , Manager, Global*National Programs, VEOLIA Environmental Services   </li></ul><ul><li>Pathways to Sustainable 2050 U.S. Chemicals Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>William Choate , Group Manager / Senior Technical Staff, BCS, Incorporated </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Author(s): Morgan Smith , BCS, Incorporated </li></ul>
  7. 7. Visit our site at www.cpievent.com for more information about ChemInnovations #ChemInnovations

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