July 2020 Webinar

Leading Through a Crisis: Has Plant Digitalization Held Up to its Promise? | Covid-19 Pandemic

Webinar | Friday, July 17 | 12 Noon CDT

In business we’ve been investing in new technologies, processes and ways of doing things for quite some time but rarely has a new technology been put to the test like digital operations with Covid-19. Many what-if scenarios were considered but few conceived of the risk of a global pandemic. Old risk models are being thrown out the window – literally – as companies grapple with how to maintain operations under current conditions. Technology, and especially the recent waive of digitalization enhancements, is key to maintaining efficient and safe production. Listen to industry experts speak to how autonomous plant operating investments were put to the test. Get perspective on digitalization performance from both the world’s largest industrial plant operator (Linde) and a global leader in petrochemicals production (Shell). Digital provider AspenTech will moderate the discussion and share customer stories of managing through this extremely volatile and uncertain period.

Autonomous Operation | Digital Twin | Remote Connectivity | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning | Big Data Management


Sponsored by



Dr. Paige Morse

Industry Marketing Director, Aspen Technology



Paige Marie Morse is Industry Marketing Director at Aspen Technology, providing insight and guidance to chemical companies as they progress on their digitalization journeys. Paige has broad experience in strategic planning and portfolio management in chemicals and energy markets and her career includes corporate planning, commercial and technical roles at Shell, Dow, Sunoco, and Clariant in the US and Europe. Dr. Morse earned a PhD in chemistry at the University of Illinois, and Bachelor degree from Kenyon College.

Thomas Heinzerling

Senior Vice President – Advanced Operations Services
Thomas Heinzerling heads the Linde Advanced Operations Services, a unit within Linde, that provides solutions & services for the Process Industry specifically condition & performance diagnostics as well as advanced automation. For the last 5 years he was responsible for Linde’s Operations across Asia Pacific and the Remote Operating Centre in Kuala Lumpur that is operating 125 plants in 12 countries from one control room using algorithms to predict failures and monitor the safety and efficiency of the plants. Thomas has managed the global Automation & Optimization agenda of Linde Gas. On the Engineering side he held multiple senior leadership positions including Head of Process Engineering & Commissioning for Air Separation Plants and Head of Automation & Electrical Engineering.

Scott Mayhew

Production Unit Manager – Ethylene Cracker Unit
Shell Polymers – Pennsylvania Chemicals
Scott Mayhew is a Production Unit Manager at the Shell Polymers Ethylene Cracker in Monaca, Pennsylvania. This Ethylene Cracker is a large component of the major Petrochemicals Complex Shell is constructing 30 miles north-west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scott is accountable for the safe, environmentally and socially responsible, and reliable commissioning and start-up of Shell’s newest world-scale Ethylene Cracker. Before joining the Shell Polymers Team in Pennsylvania, Scott spent the last 15 years in Manufacturing within Shell at several Refineries across the United States in Engineering and Operations Leadership roles. These experiences afforded Scott a front-line perspective on the challenges our business faces across the energy and digitalization transitions – now and in the years to come. Scott holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, TX.
Pricing | Registration

As we strive to continue delivering high quality content in our new online environment – our webinar pricing is a nominal $20 fee – which helps us maintain RGF services and cover overhead. We recognize that your job may have been affected by COVID-19; thus, you will also be given the option during checkout to join the webinar at no cost.  Thank you for supporting the RGF community as we manage through this crisis.

Mark your calendar for the next webinar in our Covid-19 Series

August 7, 12 Noon CDT
“Leading Through a Crisis: Managing Your Career in Crazy Times | Covid-19 Pandemic”