BASF and Siemens DI Leading the Digital Transformation in Chemicals Production

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.30 to 12.00, Stage 3

Joint Speakers

BASF and Siemens DI

About this presentation

This presentation considers Digital Transformations biggest challenges, how Digitalisation is occurring in waves across all industries and how BASF and Siemens DI are riding the crest of this wave.

Smart Manufacturing and Digital Solutions are used throughout the life of process plant from conception to commissioning to everyday operations and ultimately replacement.

Dr. Darren Budd

Dr. Darren Budd

Commercial Director, BASF UK & Ireland, BASF plc

Darren Budd was born in Taplow, United Kingdom, in 1967 and is married with 3 children. He studied Chemistry at Kingston University, UK, and went on to do his doctorate on Transition Metal Complexation of Heterocyclic Conducting Polymers. Darren has held a number of positions within BASF; he worked in Germany for BASF’s Venture Capital Business for 5 years.  Then for 6 years until 1st January 2016, Darren was Head of BASF’s in house distribution business for the UK & Ireland looking after sales to BASF’s small and medium sized customers across BASF’s chemicals portfolio.  From January 2016, Darren took over as Commercial Director for BASF plc.  This role is responsible for the Chemical Sales activities of BASF in the UK as well as the commercial activities of BASF in the UK to develop growth. Currently Darren is Chairman of the Chemical Business Association.  He is also on the North West Regional Council of the CBI, a member of the Governing Board of the IBioIC in Glasgow, a Board Member of the British Coatings Federation and the Science and Technology Facilitation Council

Ajay Blah

Ajay Blah

Business Development Manager - Service at Siemens Plc