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Discover Hidden Process Dynamics by Combining Artificial Intelligence with Papermaking Process Knowledge

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Date: July 29, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm Central European Time

Duration: 1 hour

Language: English

Webinar Overview

In today’s competitive environment, digital transformation plays as a critical role in optimizing manufacturing efficacy and achieving financial goals. Using advanced analytics to interpret the vast quantity of process data has become a high priority.

OPTIX™ Applied Intelligence is a proven, real-time analytics platform that uses operational and quality data to create an adaptive “soft sensors” to provide minute-by-minute profiles of critical quality parameters. Using OPTIX, papermakers can gain insight into which process variables are directly impacting the mill’s key performance indicators (KPIs) and allow operators to make on-the-fly process adjustments.

OPTIX is built with the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities available today and provides an advanced digital service to enable the “mill of the future”/Industry 4.0.

Hear from Tony Lewis, Global Product Manager – Digital Solutions, and Paul Valeck, General Manager and Global Marketing Director – Predictive Analytics, who will discuss how OPTIX has enabled several clients to use these capabilities in new and effective ways.


Tony Lewis

Global Product Manager - Digital Solutions

With more than 23 years paper industry experience, Lewis leads the product development team for the OPTIX™ Applied Intelligence platform and other advanced analytics development. 

Lewis holds a B.S. paper science engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York, MBA from Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA, and is a certified Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP). 

Paul Valeck

General Manager & Global Marketing Leader - Predictive Analytics

Valeck leads the overall strategic direction and commercial deployment of the OPTIX™ Applied Intelligence platform. Valeck has over 25 years of finance, commercial, product management, Six Sigma and strategic marketing experience.

Valeck holds a B.S. Finance from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.