Alec Walker holds a BS in chemical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Stanford. He has served as a software product manager, externally facing engineering consultant, and reservoir engineer for Shell. He has run internal entrepreneurship programs for such firms as Intel and GM. He has started several software companies, mostly related to data management. He teaches process automation and data science at universities and to professionals. At Dow, he works with others in the Digital Operations Center to explore new technologies and external solution providers as well as to organize and utilize internal data.