Collaborative Manufacturing and Engineering in the Process Industries

Venue: Hilton Hotel

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 23, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 24, 2001
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Keynote speakers: Andrew J. ("Flip") Filipowski, entrepreneur and founder/CEO of
James Porter, VP of engineering and operations, DuPont

Conference Agenda

Chemical Engineering Magazine Presents
"Collaborative Manufacturing and Engineering in the Process Industry:
Exploring Web Enabled Technology Solutions"
August 23-24, 2001, in Chicago

Thursday August 23rd 2001
Day One

7:30 – 8:00 a.m Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Richard Zanetti, Group V.P., Publisher, Chemical Engineering

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address: Value from Web Enabled Collaborative Commerce
Andrew J. Filipowski, Founder & CEO, Divine Inc.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Collaborative Product Life-Cycle Management for the Process Industries
Michael F. Saucier, CTO of Sequencia

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Seamless Integration in Collaborative Supply Chain Management
Dr. David Bonner, Director of Technology, Rohm and Haas polymers division

10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Refreshment Break (Exhibits open)

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Vendor-Managed Inventory and Collaborative Predictive
Forecasting and Replenishment
David Holden, Manager e-Commerce Applications & Services, Eastman Chemical
Stephanie Gosset, Manager Forecasting Processes, Eastman Chemical

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. e-Supply Chain Management for Custom Equipment I
Ray Hardee, Chief of Engineering,Engineering Software Inc.,
Lee Kosla, President,
e-Supply Chain Management for Custom Equipment II
Rick Grey, CTO, SPX-Lightnin
Abel Godard,

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. The Use of Web-Enabled Simulation Technology to Enhance Process Engineering Productivity
Alastair Fraser, Director Simulation & Modelling, Invensys SimSci

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Networking Luncheon

1:45 –2:15 p.m. Integrating Plant and Process Data
Learn how a leading engineering and construction company and its CPI
customers are using Web-enabled tools to minimize error and cost, and
optimize results

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Virtual R&D and Innovation on the Web
Valery Tsourikov, CTO and Founder, Invention Machines Corp.,
Discover how CPI and engineering companies are applying virtual R&D to minimize product development timeframes and optimize results

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Networking Refreshment Break (Exhibits open)

3:15 –3:45 p.m. Communication via the Web, I
Glenn Wintrich, Manager, Intelligent Network Foundation, EDS
Learn how Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Intelligent
Networks are evolving to drive collaborative frameworks

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Panel Session: Making Web Enabled Collaborative Manufacturing Work for the Process Industries
Michael Saucier, Sequencia
David Bonner, Rohm & Haas
Kathy West, BOC

4:45-5:40 p.m. Communication via the Web, II
Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Speedtomarket
David Zaret, CTO, Parlano
See how new communications tools allow researchers and engineers to connect instantaneously improving the efficiency of product development, research and engineering.

5:40 – 5:45p.m. Closing comments

5:45 –7:15 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception

Friday August 24th
Day Two

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Opening Comments/Day 1 Recap
Richard Zanetti, Group VP, Publisher, Chemical Engineering

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address: The Future Role of Hosted Solutions and ASPs in Process Industries Engineering

Jim Porter, Vice President Engineering and Operations, DuPont

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Use of hosted solutions and ASPs for Asset Management,
Optimization and Project Management -
Roland Heersink, Founder & CEO, Industrial Evolution

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. The Use of Hosted Solutions for Technology Licensing
Hemant Patel, Engineering e-Business Program Manager, DuPont
John Byrne, VP of Development, Simply

10:45– 11:15 a.m. Networking Refreshment Break (Exhibits open)

11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Intellectual Property and Security Issues
A leading software supplier analyses the security issues involved with Internet business in a world where companies may be collaborating at one level and competing on another

11:45-1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Use of ASPs in the Process Industries
Interact with leading industry figures as they debate the use of ASPs; the risks and benefits, how to determine whether your company is ready for this business model, and how your company can get the most out of its ASPs
Brandon Ost, CEO, United Process Group, Inc.
Hemant Patel, DuPont
Roland Heersink, Industrial Evolution

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. The Future of Collaborative Engineering: What the Process Industries Can Learn from Discrete Manufacturing

Ram Sriram, CEO & Founder, Nexprise
Where is collaborative engineering and product development heading?
What lessons can the process industries learn from automotive manufacturers?
CEO and Founder of Nexprise, whose collaborative technology drives the
automotive exchange, Covisint, shares his views

2:30 p.m. Conference Concludes


Additional Information

Limited number of exhibition slots are still open. For more information, please contact Dana Carey, at, or call her at 212-621-4972. Registration: $795 ($100 off until 7/23). Please call Vickanie Rivera at 212-621-4900 or email for more information