Lloyd F. Colegrove, PhD, is the Director of Data Services and the Director of Fundamental Problem Solving in the Analytical Technology Center at the Dow Chemical Co. Additionally he is the analytics platform leader for Dow’s Industry 4.0 initiatives in Manufacturing. He began his Dow career in R&D in polymer science and quickly moved to improvement of analytical methodology in plant labs. While in a role as business quality leader for four business units, he embarked on his big data journey in manufacturing before the term big data came into use. He established the first applied statistics group in Dow manufacturing and developed the vision that is taking the company from merely collecting data to actively using data. Colegrove has more than 29 years of experience in chemical research and manufacturing. He holds a BS in chemistry and a PhD in chemical physics from Texas A&M Univ.