Boris Voskresenskii

CDO and Head

At

Severstal Digital

Biography:

Boris was previously responsible for risk management at National Factoring Company and worked as a data scientist in the Centre of application data at Sberbank. In 2017 Boris joined Severstal as head of data science and in 2020 he became head of Severstal Digital. Since 2018, he is also a Kaggle Competition Master.

Abstract:

Boosting production with data science solutions at Severstal by Boris Voskresenskii, CDO of Severstal and Head of Severstal Digital.

Severstal Digital develops and implements machine learning models to boost productivity and efficiency of equipment at Severstal, one of the leading steel producers in Russia. The company produced 11.3Mt of steel in 2020. Last year, the implementation of data science solutions at Severstal translated into the production of more than 150kt of additional finished products and a financial gain of $18.9m, compared to $9.5m in 2019 (an increase of 98.9%). There are two projeсts that are worth discussing in this field: an AI project at continuous pickling line #3 at Cherepovets Steel Mill and several machine learning models at the Kolpino production site of Mill 5000. The performance of continuous pickling line #3 has improved by more than 6.5% and the productivity of the Mill 5000 line by 5.2%.