Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Werner is AI Evangelist at Dataiku since October 2021. He has gained broad experience at the intersection of industrial analytics, information technology, and shopfloor reality in continuous manufacturing. As a chemical engineer by training, he completed a PhD in 2011 on first-principle simulations at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. During a PostDoc at UC Berkeley he extended his scope to large-scale data analysis and data-driven methods. In 2014, he joined Clariant AG as R&D group leader on modelling, before proceeded to a role a global application expert. In 2017, he switched to a role as manager for digitalization strategy at Clariant and led efforts to create a corporate data platform for manufacturing data. Starting in 2017, he served as managing director and CTO of Navigance GmbH, a Clariant spin-off focused on offering data-driven optimization as a service for the chemical industry and helped to scale the business from zero to seven-digit revenue.