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Time to Learn About Data-Driven Decision Making with Process Analytics

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More TAPPI webinars loom on the horizon! The Data-Driven Decision Making with Process Analytics - Making sense of big data in the pulp and paper industry  webinar is taking place Thursday, October 27th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET). This webinar aims to establish best practices for data-driven decision-making in the pulp and paper industry. Industry expert Dr. Peter Hart will guide us through managing data assets, classification, and organization and teach us how to derive value from big data for problem-solving, process improvement, chemical usage, and efficiency, to name a few. We will discuss data analysis methods and examine case examples from the textbook Dr. Peter Hart is publishing for TAPPI, “Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, 4th Edition.” This webinar is specific to the pulp and paper industry and will benefit anyone interested in impacting process efficiency and data analytics.

We will explore how Trimble's Wedge data-mining software improves industrial plant efficiency by digesting process data from multiple sources for analysis and diagnosis to uncover and suggest root causes and consequences of process events before they escalate into big problems.

You will learn how to:

  • Manage big data through structure and standardization for all levels of captured data from enterprise, manufacturing, and operations to automation.
  • Make decisions based on actual data and facts rather than theories.
  • Unify communication between teams working with different tools and languages.
  • Enforce consistent practices to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Meet presenters:

Peter Hart Ph.D.
Director Research and Innovation, WestRock

Peter currently works as Director: Research and Innovation for WestRock.  He has been employed with WestRock for 29 years in various research, production and engineering positions of increasing responsibility.  Peter worked in production at both the Wickliffe, KY, and Evadale, TX, mills and spent five years living in Brazil halftime as part of a major mill expansion project which included a new paper machine and a serial #1 patented pulping line which he helped develop.

Peter has published more than 100 peer reviewed technical articles and edited and co-wrote three textbooks for TAPPI. He has been a TAPPI member since 1981 and served in leadership roles at both the University of Maine and Georgia Tech. He has been in the leadership ranks of both Southeastern and Gulf Coast Local Sections and served as chair of the Alkaline Pulping and Bleaching Committee and the Pulp Manufacturing Division. Peter has served two terms as editor in chief for TAPPI Journal (TJ) and one term as assistant editor.  He has served on the TJ editorial board for about 20 years.  Peter has also served on the TAPPI board of directors.

Leigh Kinne
Regional Sales Manager, Trimble Forestry

Leigh Kinne has been the Regional Sales Manager for Trimble Forestry for a year, specializing in industrial data analytics. She has an MBA in management and leadership, and a dual Bachelor's in Humanities and Mass Communications. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the technology sector, providing business solutions from SaaS, ERP, Networking and Telecommunications.

Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.
Reserve your space today!

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