Presentation Dow Chemical

A journey from data, through DATA, to BIG DATA



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Name:            May Roca

Title:              Statistical Manager -  Continuous Improvement (CI) - Manufacturing Analytics (MA)

Company:    Dow Chemical Ibérica, Tarragona

Presenter´s biography

Ms. May Roca  joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1995, right after obtaining my Chemistry degree at the University of Barcelona.

She started in the R&D Department leading technical projects in the Polyolefins Business. May was the Analytical Resource Leader of the Tarragona labs for several years and finally moved to the Data Services (Manufacturing Analytics) Team as an Statistical Manager, where she has been working for the last 6 years.


The Dow Chemical Company started, more than 8 years ago, an internal journey to improve the use and understanding of their data.

The initial vision and the professionalism of the team in charge has brought the company to an scenario of perfect fit within the Big Data global initiative.

This talk would like to share the process followed, some of the insight and learnings, and the value that is already being delivered right now.


DOW CHEMICAL paperless lab academyDow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress.

The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture.