Digital transformation, which is the use of technology and cultural change to improve performance and increase impact, is a current trend in many industries which is getting a lot of attention. As a result, many organizations in the scientific space are designing strategic initiatives to improve automation, manage big data, perform real-time data analysis, and implement interconnectivity to transform the way their organizations operate. This ultimately affects laboratory operations and as laboratory leaders, we need to be prepared for these changes. Regardless if you are already involved with digitally transforming your laboratories or if you have not even considered it yet, these changes can seem daunting. In this webinar, we will discuss digital transformation considerations and solutions taken by Arkema Inc.’s corporate analytical department, Analytical and Systems Research, and discuss strategies for improving workflows, instrument and LIMS connectivity, data mining, remote monitoring, and for shifting cultural
Christie Bowden is a Senior Group Leader and Research Scientist at Arkema Inc. There, she manages analytical groups within Arkema’s Analytical and Systems Research department to deliver high quality analytical solutions to R&D and production. Prior to management, Christie spent 15 years in the laboratory utilizing gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry for small molecule and polymer additives method development and analysis.
Christie has a BS Degree in Chemistry from DeSales University and a MS Degree in Chemistry from Drexel University. She currently is the 2021 Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA) President, was the 2017 ALMA Program Chair, and has been actively involved with ALMA for over 5 years. Christie is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.