Jens Schmidt - Global Industry 4.0 Leader - DOW Chemical
Jens sits within the manufacturing and engineering division of 25,000, heads with a team of 60 people within the Manufacturing 4.0 division globally. The biggest success in Jens’ career has been the ability to solve technical issues worth $200 million for Dow, finding ways to make technology work that doesn’t want to work. He sees the biggest opportunity in the manufacturing industry as getting to the next level of performance. Without the tools and technology of industry 4.0, manufacturers have reached the limit of what can be achieved in terms of operational excellence. Industry 4.0 is opening up allowing manufacturing to break through the barrier and improve processes.