Ever since Herbert H. Dow founded the company back in 1897, we have emphasized Research & Development (R&D) as a way to remain a leader in a very competitive materials science industry. R&D serves many functions, but primarily supports driving excellence in innovation, especially in process technology. This is the method by which our innovators take materials discovered or created in the lab to develop products that we can offer to our customers or use as intermediates in other processes. Process technology drives production scalability, efficiency, reliability, safety, and cost-effectiveness. This allows us to meet our customers’ needs in new and unique ways and apply our talents and expertise across the range of our businesses and the markets that we serve.
INFORMATION ANALYTICS IS JUST ONE WAY TO MAKE OUR CUSTOMERS MORE SATISFIED, TO MAKE OUR INNOVATION PIPELINE MORE STREAMLINED, AND CREATE MORE VALUE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW TO DOW.
R&D Fellow Ademola Idowu is a data guru and sees the value in supporting our customers’ needs through process technology backed by insights and analytics. “For me, data is a big deal when we are trying to meet the requirements of our customers,” Idowu said. “Whether it’s something that goes into an automobile or in installation, the customer often requires something unique that we’ve never made before. Data and analytics allow us to design materials with purpose to provide bespoke solutions and create more value.”
In honor of Dow’s 125th anniversary year, we’re celebrating our people because it's their ability to imagine better that has driven innovation and success throughout our history. It’s through ingenuity and know-how that Dow’s people have met technical challenges, engineered new solutions and are laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and equitable future for all. In partnership with The Wall Street Journal Custom Content, Dow is telling the stories of some of our colleagues from around the globe who exemplify what 'Imagine Better' is all about and how they contribute to our ambition to become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world. Learn more about these inspiring people and explore the full series here.
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