Vincent Valk, Senior Editor at Chemical Week, interviewed SpecialChem Founder and CEO Christophe Cabarry on the digitalization of the specialty chemical industry.
01:10 - What are some of the key trends driving digitalization in chemicals?
03:50 - Why has the chemical industry been slow to digitalize compare to other sectors?
04:40 - Are chemical companies digitizing as a reaction of customers or is there internal momentum?
05:30 - What are some of the more promising digitalization initiative currently happening in the industry?
09:00 - Dow used a sort of big data initiative some years ago to get high R&D throughput. Is this something that a lot of companies are eager to adapt and to adopt?
10:10 - What happened in the past 18 months to explain the acceleration of this digitalization trend?
11:15 - Do you think that a Chemazon (Amazon marketing place for chemicals) is a realistic possibility?
16:05 - Like Amazon did with a recent acquisition in food, do you think that they could buy an established chemical distributors and integrate it into their own network?
17:45 - It seems that Europe is taking the lead on digitalization. Why is that?