Stefan Guertzgen

About Stefan Guertzgen

Dr. Stefan Guertzgen is the global director of Industry Solution Marketing for Chemicals at SAP. He is responsible for driving industry thought leadership, positioning & messaging, and strategic portfolio decisions for chemicals.

Next Practices For The Intelligent Enterprise Chemical Company

19-Jun-2019 | Stefan Guertzgen

Three analysts from McKinsey recently said it best: “Chemical manufacturers have already invested in IT systems and infrastructure that generate enormous volumes of data, but many have failed so far

Blockchain In Chemicals: An Occam’s Razor Problem?

11-Jun-2019 | Stefan Guertzgen

Over the past few years, we've seen a lot of buzz around blockchain. Billions of dollars have been spent, thanks to “inflated expectations,” in Gartner's terms. The company's 2018 Hype Cycle for E

Circular Economy: How To Kill The Big Elephant In The Room

3-Jun-2019 | Stefan Guertzgen

The circular economy is getting more and more traction across the globe as leading players work to reduce waste and maximize resource use. Here are the major reasons why: Resource scarcity is bec

4D Printing: A New Opportunity For The Chemical Industry?

9-Jan-2019 | Stefan Guertzgen

When it first emerged, 3D printing was revolutionary, changing the possibilities of our world and the manufacturing industry. Yet this technology has quickly become mainstream and already proven its r

How Digital Tech Can Help Chemical Manufacturers Capitalize In The Circular Economy

23-Aug-2018 | Stefan Guertzgen

As one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of the rolling rubber objects that populate landfills by the millions — automotive tires, specifically — Michelin seemingly was destined for a role

How Chemical Companies Can Become Intelligent Enterprises

3-Jul-2018 | Stefan Guertzgen

With digital disruption changing our world, chemical companies are facing challenges to their processes and business models. How can they adapt and thrive? Leading companies in the chemical industry a

Four Trends That Will Define The Chemical Industry’s Future

9-May-2018 | Stefan Guertzgen

The Chinese zodiac calendar says it’s the Year of the Dog, but in the chemicals industry, 2018 might be more appropriately dubbed the Year of the Tiger for the pace at which the business is changing

Innovation In The Chemical Industry: Real-World Examples

25-Apr-2018 | Stefan Guertzgen

A recent S.M.A.C. Talk Technology Podcast delves into the trends that make the global chemical industry tick and how its progressive use of technology appears to be reshaping grassroots businesses wit

Smart Cities And The New Role Of Chemical Companies In The Digital Economy

6-Apr-2018 | Stefan Guertzgen

According to Wikipedia, a ”smart city” is an urban development that integrates information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage

Digital Transformation Drives Convergence Of Platforms And Standards

12-Mar-2018 | Stefan Guertzgen

In mid-February, I attended the ARC Forum in Orlando, Fla. There was a strong emphasis on digital transformation as well as platforms and standards supporting it. Within the digital transformatio