2024 AIChE Spring Meeting | AIChE

2024 AIChE Spring Meeting

Monday, March 25, 2024, 1:30pm CDT to Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 9:00pm CDT
In-Person / Local
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
United States

Management Division sessions and activities at the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting (local times listed).

Monday, March 25, 2024

9:30 to 11:00  – Sustainability in management (224 New Orleans Convention Center)

  • Leadership in action via AIChE volunteerism (Cristina U. Thomas, Management Division)
  • Profitable decarbonization: How digital twins increase efficiency and reduce emissions (Sterling Allen, Siemens Industry Software Inc.)
  • Sustainability 2.0 (Leah Beckworth, UCOR)

13:30 to 15:00  – Role of leadership and management in process safety in evolving organizational culture (224 New Orleans Convention Center)

  • Process safety management in the Brady Bunch (Wing Yee, Global Wells and Seismic, Woodside Energy)
  • Integrating process safety into organizational leadership (Jeremy Lancaster, Spear & Lancaster, LLC)

15:30 to 17:00  – Role of leadership and management in evolving organizational culture (224 New Orleans Convention Center)

  • Transforming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives (Lara Rabbath, Emerson, Measurement Solutions)
  • Attract and retain talent, a timeless process (Markus Scheller, Board member SSE, Switzerland)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

12:00 to 13:00 – Management Division (MGMT) business meeting (224 New Orleans Convention Center). Open meeting to all volunteers.

13:30 to 15:00 – Mastering the art of leadership at the "Beignet Soiree" (225-226 New Orleans Convention Center). Ticketed event at no cost; you must register in advance.

Panel discussion about experiences in leadership.

  • Dr. Polina Ware, Global Technical and Innovation Director, PPG
  • Dr. Fernando J. Aguirre, Principal Owner, AguiVel Consultancy LLC
  • Dr. Cristina U. Thomas, Transformatice R&D and STEM Leader
  • Dr. Markus Scheller, Board member SSE, Switzerland
  • Hashim Al Hajji, Process Engineer, Aramco

15:30 to 17:00 – Young Leader Award Session: Leadership through AI technology transformation (224 New Orleans Convention Center)

  • Presentation of 2024 Young Leader Award to Dr. Polina Ware (Cristina Thomas, Transformative R&D & STEM Leader)
  • Strategizing AI integration: Advanced frameworks for implementing and adapting generative AI and digitalization in Specialty Chemical Industry sector (Polina Ware, Global Technical & Innovation Director, PPG)
  • AI driven advancements in industrial biotechnology: Transformative solutions for sustainable innovation (Sajith Wimalaratne, Biotechnology, Cambridge Consultants)
  • Picking the right AI bets (Zee Hussain, Manager of Artificial Intelligence, Medline Industries LP)

19:30 to 21:30 – Dinner: Management (MGMT), Environmental (ENV), and Chemical Engineering & the Law (ChE&L). Not a ticketed event this time; reservations are limited. Desi Vega's Steakhouse, 628 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130; +1.504.523.7600. To ensure the reservation includes you, please write to fja@aguivel.com.