Industry 4.0 Panel Discussion | AIChE

Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution using cyber-physical systems to produce breakthrough improvement in manufacturing productivity, safety, and competitiveness. It is driven by emerging technologies including big data analytics, robotics, augmented reality, internet of things, digitalization, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.

The new Industry 4.0 Program at the Meeting this year will have several tracks featuring Industry leaders representing Government & Cybersecurity viewpoints, experts in implementing Industry 4.0 in the plants, Industry 4.0 overall experts, as well as RAPID and Safety points of view.

This panel session brings together world-class experts to set the Industry 4.0 vision, share success stories, provide industrial implementation experiences, and highlight U.S. Government programs to accelerate Industry 4.0.


  • Leo Chiang, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Scott McWhorter, Savannah River National Laboratory


  • Billy Bardin, Global Operations Technology Director, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Rob Ivester, Deputy Director of the EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Haresh Malkani, CTO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
  • Adele Ratcliff, Director, IBAS (DoD MIBP)
  • Moderated by Jim Davis, Vice Provost - IT/Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA