Webinar: AI, Business Cases, ChatGPT and Data - The New ABCDs of Chemical Engineering

Webinar: AI, Business Cases, ChatGPT and Data - The New ABCDs of Chemical Engineering
  • Date From 4th November 2023
  • Date To 4th November 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 10:00 MYT. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.


In 2022, the launch of ChatGPT took the world by storm. Since then, every major industry player is exploring generative AI use cases like ChatGPT and Google Bard, complementing existing AI/ML solutions. On the other hand, digital transformation efforts continue at a feverish pace. Almost all companies of note now incorporate data analytics and visualization solutions like Power BI in their day-to-day monitoring and operations.

"AI, Business Cases, ChatGPT and Data" is the newest instalment of the Data Analytics Forum, an annual event presented by the National Early Careers Committee (NECC) Malaysia. This webinar aims to help audience members navigate the generative AI revolution and use cases. In addition, the webinar will share how data analytics tools, such as Power BI and Azure ML Studio, could help in some of the operational control and energy optimization problems in real life utilities operations.

The webinar will be hosted by UCSI IChemE Student Chapter. This introductory webinar is suitable for all including students, early career engineers and researchers.


Dr Anuar Hamid, Process Engineering Manager, East One-Zero-One

Anuar Hamid, PhD, is a process engineering manager at East One-Zero-One Sdn Bhd (East 101). He has served as an engineering consultant for various clients, including Shell, PETRONAS, ExxonMobil, and BASF. Dr. Anuar holds a PhD in computational petroleum engineering from Imperial College London and MEng in electrical engineering (specializing in control systems) from the University of Manchester. His main research interests are numerical simulation and data science, particularly for engineering applications in the oil and gas industry.

Zhen Xiang Lian, Energy Management Specialist, Air Liquide Business Services

Zhen Xiang is currently working as Energy Management Specialist at Air Liquide, in charge of energy management strategy in the North East Asia Pacific region. He has a profound interest in analytics tools such as Power BI, Azure ML Studio and Minitab, and is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt practitioner. He has 5 years of experience in the PETRONAS refinery and aromatics plant in Kerteh, with a few different roles such as Analytics Executive and Production Executive in utilities operations. Zhen Xiang graduated with a MEng in chemical engineering from Imperial College London.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the NECC Malaysia. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


10.00–11.30 MYT.


  • 10:00–10:05

  • 10:05–10:45
    Session 1: Generative AI and ChatGPT use cases in chemical engineering, Dr. Anuar Hamid, Process Engineering Manager, East One-Zero-One

  • 10:45–11:15
    Session 2: Data analytics use cases in utilities operations, Lian Zhen Xiang, Energy Management Specialist, Air Liquide Business Services

  • 11:15-11:25
    Forum: Live audience-driven, Q&A session

  • 11:25–11:30
    End of event and social media links of NECC


The presentation will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. We recommend downloading the app from the Microsoft website, rather than using the web portal. You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

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