Krishnan, V.

IBM Corp., Denver, Colorado

Viswanath Krishnan is an IBM Global Executive who heads the Industry 4.0 portfolio for the process industries (chemicals, petroleum and industrial products). He is a thought leader in the domain, with 28 yr of hands-on expertise in the chemicals and petroleum segments, particularly around manufacturing and the supply chain. He has worked in multiple geographies on various engagements, including greenfield and established refineries and petrochemical and chemical complexes. In his present role, Dr. Krishnan works with clients in their digital transformation (Industry 4.0 and others), in an era that places a premium on costs, resilience and sustainability. Dr. Krishnan holds a PhD in chemical engineering.

Digitally enabled sustainability in process manufacturing

Krishnan, V., IBM Corp.

Demands for sustainability are pervasive and are mandated, legislated or strongly encouraged in different social, industrial and political segments.

Business Trends: Advent of cognitive applications and the IoT in process manufacturing

Krishnan, V., IBM Corp.

Process manufacturing, which typically includes refining, petrochemicals and commodities chemicals, has traditionally focused on stability, controllability and optimization.