Digitalization

#EvonikDigital

Shaping digitalization

Evonik is pushing forward with digitalization. We look over the shoulder of digital experts at Evonik and accompany them on their path into the digital future.

What do specialty chemicals and digitalization have to do with each other? At first glance, not a lot—in the industry, people have known each other for many years; the business relationships are established. Research and development ensure continuous improvement of products, their production, and sales channels. That should be enough for a successful company, shouldn’t it?

Catharina Müller-Buschbaum, managing director of Evonik Digital GmbH (Image: Henning Ross)
Catharina Müller-Buschbaum, managing director of Evonik Digital GmbH (Image: Henning Ross)

The testing and learning goes far beyond e-commerce, however. “Thinking and working digitally also means trying things out, new things, even if they don’t always work,” says Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer at Evonik: “Be it digital solutions for production and technology or agile working methods in the field of administration, it’s also about getting our employees excited about the digital journey with our philosophy #HumanWork. For this we need to develop and test, expand our digital skills. We want to connect the digital world with the physical world around us.”

After all, digitalization not only involves new technologies, but also paves the way for new forms of collaboration, for new business models and sales opportunities and also for more efficient structures and business partnerships.

Over the coming weeks, we will use this platform to present the digitalization topics that concern us at Evonik. For example how augmented reality glasses help colleagues to keep chemical production plants in good working order. Why a specialty chemicals company focuses on connected work and which role strategic partnerships play.

Under the hashtag #EvonikDigital we will take a look at LinkedIn and Twitter from a practical perspective in the coming months and show what digitalization can mean for us as a specialty chemicals company.

Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer at Evonik
Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer at Evonik

The testing and learning goes far beyond e-commerce, however. “Thinking and working digitally also means trying things out, new things, even if they don’t always work,” says Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer at Evonik: “Be it digital solutions for production and technology or agile working methods in the field of administration, it’s also about getting our employees excited about the digital journey with our philosophy #HumanWork. For this we need to develop and test, expand our digital skills. We want to connect the digital world with the physical world around us.”

After all, digitalization not only involves new technologies, but also paves the way for new forms of collaboration, for new business models and sales opportunities and also for more efficient structures and business partnerships.

Over the coming weeks, we will use this platform to present the digitalization topics that concern us at Evonik. For example how augmented reality glasses help colleagues to keep chemical production plants in good working order. Why a specialty chemicals company focuses on connected work and which role strategic partnerships play.

Under the hashtag #EvonikDigital we will take a look at LinkedIn and Twitter from a practical perspective in the coming months and show what digitalization can mean for us as a specialty chemicals company.