Speakers

  • Speakers for 2016 to be announced

    • Chairman- Sarah Knight - Global Education Program Manager, MOM- Institute

      Chairman- Sarah Knight – Global Education Program Manager, MOM- Institute 

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    • Daniel Baird- Group Head of IT, Grahams the Family Dairy Ltd

      Daniel Baird- Group Head of IT, Grahams the Family Dairy Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Group Head of IT for Graham's Family Dairy and lover of F1 & Rugby, I have been IT support and sales for over 10 years. Although I studied Astronomy and Astrophysics at St. Andrews University, I found it was technology that really interested me. Prior to running the IT at Grahams Family Dairy, I was a founding director of pioneering Cloud Microsoft Partner IA Cubed. Not only do I come from a technical background, but I have the rare skill of being able to communicate complex technical solutions to anybody, from IT managers to CEOs. Coming from an entrep...

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    • Denis O’Brien- Director of Standards and Solutions, GS1 Ireland

      Denis O’Brien- Director of Standards and Solutions, GS1 Ireland 

      Presentation Title: Inventory Management – Current trends, new technologies and the IoT Speaker Bio: Denis is an accredited “Global Traceability Conformance” Auditor and Auditor trainer, and specialises in production and traceability syst...

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    • Joanne Hedger- Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Consultant, Lighthouse Systems

      Joanne Hedger- Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Consultant, Lighthouse Systems 

      Speaker Bio : With a background in automation systems, Joanne has been working with manufacturers in consultative sales roles for over 20 years. Past companies include Atkins, Mitsubishi and Rockwell Automation and in 2006, Joanne joined Lighthouse Systems. Passionate about manufacturing excellence and helping customers get the best out of their plants through IT applications, she is responsible for business generation across Europe, where she has worked closely with many multi-national organisations, partnering them on their journey to world class manufacturing. ...

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    • Dr Rachel Cooke- Manufacturing Development Manager, SABMiller

      Dr Rachel Cooke- Manufacturing Development Manager, SABMiller 

      Speaker Bio: Rachel leads manufacturing performance measurement and operational excellence across SABMiller, who are the world’s second largest brewer by volume with over 100 operations worldwide.  Prior to working for SABMiller, she spent nearly ten years working for Cadbury in a range of roles including engineering, manufacturing, project management and purchasing.  She has spent three years living in Poland, where she worked on the construction and commissioning of two green field confectionery factories. Rachel was included in the Manufacturer’s Top 100 Report of the...

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    • Professor Stephen Marshall - Director of the Hyperspectral Imaging Centre, University of Strathclyde

      Professor Stephen Marshall – Director of the Hyperspectral Imaging Centre, University of Strathclyde 

      Speaker Bio: Prof Stephen Marshall was born in Sunderland, England in 1958. He received a first class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1979 and a PhD in Image Processing from University of Strathclyde in 1989. From 1979-81 he worked at Plessey Office Systems, Nottingham as an Electronics Engineer. From 1981-1986 he worked as a lecturer at Paisley College of Technology and he had an exchange visit to University of Rhode Island in 1984. He has been employed at University of Strathclyde since...

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    • Ashley Holland- Commercial Manager, FreshLinc

      Ashley Holland- Commercial Manager, FreshLinc 

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    • Padraig Regan- General Manager, Europe- StayLinked Corporation

      Padraig Regan- General Manager, Europe- StayLinked Corporation 

      Speaker Bio: An experienced technologist, collaborator, visionary and leader, Padraig has been a software innovator for the past 26 years. His mission is to help business leaders use technology to drive their strategies, innovate, differentiate and transform their businesses. Presentation Title: The Future of Terminal Emulation Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will be about the Future of Terminal Emulation and will look at the evolution of the Terminal Emulation space, discuss new developments and innovations, and explain...

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    • Jonathan Lodge- CEO, City Farm Systems Ltd

      Jonathan Lodge- CEO, City Farm Systems Ltd 

      Presentation Title: Using data to unlock and quantify the benefits of a short supply chain? Presentation Synopsis: City Farm Systems has created patent pending technology that allows the creation of the most economically viable and sustainable urban farms.  Engineered for retrofitting to a wide variety of rooftops allows the most perishable and hardest to transport produce to be grown at the point of need.  Making use of low density waste heat and CO2 dumped by the customer cuts out the need for many of the costly inputs others pay for. The benefit...

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    • Aicha Jellil- PhD student- Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART)

      Aicha Jellil- PhD student- Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) 

      Speaker Bio: Aicha Jellil is a PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University. Her research aims to develop strategic solutions for manufacturers and retailers to support the minimisation of consumer food waste. Previously, she completed her MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Lancaster University and a BSc in Engineering and Management Sciences at Al Akhawayn University. She has also lead several consultancy projects for different companies including Jaguar Land Rover. ...

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    • Jeff Johnson- Managing Director, Kudos Solutions UK

      Jeff Johnson- Managing Director, Kudos Solutions UK 

      Presentation Title: Planning and Scheduling in FMCG Speaker Bio: I am Jeff Johnson, the Managing Director of Kudos Solutions UK. In 1994 Kudos Solutions UK were approached to become a reseller of Preactor and have been selling and implementing Preactor ever since. We were one of the first companies to hold this position and as a business Preactor remains our sole focus to this day. Our experience and user base is made up of large FMCG companies both here in the UK and around the globe. I personally have been have been implementing planning and schedul...

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    • Jaro Tomik- Senior Sales, Traceall Global

      Jaro Tomik- Senior Sales, Traceall Global 

      Speaker Bio: Jaro is one the senior sales people at Traceall Global focussing on IoT technologies and monitoring.  With over 3 years of experience working in the technology sector, Jaro is a keen advocate of innovation and passionate about the impact of IoT in the food and beverage sector.  Working with global clients spanning 5 continents, Traceall Global are at the forefront of IoT and sustainability solutions.  They are passionate about making the world a more sustainable place to live in.  A keen blogger, Jaro publishes regular articles on the application of technology ...

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    • Paul Maryan- Managing Consultant, Ricard Energy & Environment

      Paul Maryan- Managing Consultant, Ricard Energy & Environment 

      Speaker Bio: Paul Maryan is Managing Consultant with Ricard Energy & Environment, an international multidisciplinary consultancy.  Paul has over 30 years’ experience of driving innovation.  He has held a number of high profile roles and has worked in a wide range of industry sectors.  Currently his focus is on unlocking the true value of data analysis in a way which is both simple and cost effective.   Presentation Title: Signature analysis – a new approach to data analysis   Presentation Synopsis: Data colle...

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    • Hassan Mumtaz- Principal Consultant, PSE

      Hassan Mumtaz- Principal Consultant, PSE 

      Speaker Bio: Hassan is a Principal Consultant with PSE, specialising in the application of Advanced Process Modelling to formulated products industries such as food and life sciences with clients including Nestle, Danone, Friesland Campina, Mars and Ajinomoto. Having obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, Hassan has over 15 years of industrial experience focussed on process modelling and simulation across diverse sectors. Presentation Title: Using Advanced Process Modelling to Reduce Batch Time by 44% Prese...

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    • Nigel Hughes- Cost and Purchase Management Consultant

      Nigel Hughes- Cost and Purchase Management Consultant 

      Speaker Bio: A consultant with over 25 years experience of working with major organisations like Hilton, Punch Taverns, and SABMiller to improve procurement and business processes. The optimisation of workflows, and internal processes leading to a reduction in requirements and by implication waste, while maintaining service levels and therefore increasing productivity. It is a strong belief that the principles of analysis leading to efficiency can be applied to all sectors and all industries regardless of size and scale.   Presentation Title:...

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    • Paul Foster- Cost and Purchase Management Consultant

      Paul Foster- Cost and Purchase Management Consultant 

      Speaker Bio Cost and Purchase Management Consultant with 32 years experience reviewing business processes, improving productivity and reducing costs. Over the past five years, I've been working with the food services sector to unlock savings across almost all areas of business expenditure. Advising clients on new ways of doing things better, faster and cheaper than their competitors. Presentation Title: “The Circular Economy – Using Data Analysis to Unlock Savings” Presentation Synopsis: Waste is a inevitable part ...

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    • Dr. Maarten Hagen, Business Consultant- Infor

      Dr. Maarten Hagen, Business Consultant- Infor 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Maarten Hagen is a Business Consultant with 10 years of experience in Infor. During that time he has helped numerous companies in the Food & Beverage, Chemicals and Personal Care industries to define and deliver their Product Lifecycle Management strategy. Prior to Infor, Maarten worked for Dassault Systèmes and Unilever plc.   Presentation Title :  Bring high-quality, low cost and compliant products to market faster with Infor PLM   Presentation Synopsis: Food and Drink Manufacturers are bei...

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    • Tim Kay- Commercial Director , Verco

      Tim Kay- Commercial Director , Verco 

      Speaker Bio: “Tim is Verco’s Commercial Director and plays a leading role in developing and delivering Verco’s energy and resource management service, in particular in the manufacturing industry. Tim works closely with Verco’s software development team with data collection, systems integration and solution development. His primary focus for the past 10 years has been supporting multi-site corporate clients implementing the principles of monitoring and targeting to deliver a reduction in the overall cost of manufacture.   Tim has worked globally including the proj...

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    • Dr Steve Gardner- CEO, RowAnalytics Ltd

      Dr Steve Gardner- CEO, RowAnalytics Ltd 

      Presentation Title: Digital Health tools for Personalizing Dietary Advice Presentation Synopsis: The importance of a high-quality diet in fighting disease and optimising the performance of drugs is becoming well-understood. Current advice is very generic (e.g. Eat 5-a-day!) and there are no tools available either for professiona...

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    • Florian Pouchet- Head of Risk Management and Cybersecurity practice, Hudson & Yorke

      Florian Pouchet- Head of Risk Management and Cybersecurity practice, Hudson & Yorke 

      Speaker Bio: Florian is Head of the Risk Management and Cybersecurity Practice at Hudson and Yorke. He supports organisations in defining their cybersecurity strategy and successfully delivering protection, detection and reaction measures. He has 10 years of experience in cybersecurity consulting, with a specialty in Identity and Access Management and Business Roles and Profiles management. He holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Presentation Title: Data Privacy: the major implications of the General Data Protection Reg...

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    • Karen Beggs- Service Delivery Executive, Agenor

      Karen Beggs- Service Delivery Executive, Agenor 

      Speaker Bio: Karen manages Service Delivery for Agenor Technology’s Scotland region where she works with teams of project managers, technicians, testers and deployment experts working on multiple complex programmes delivering IT change. Prior to joining Agenor in 2015, Karen spent a number of years developing and managing what became the world’s largest ePortfolio system for healthcare, then as Lead Programme Manager on the Scottish Parliament’s Digital Parliament Programme. With a background in learning assessment using technology, she has published widely in the academic ...

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    • Gwynne Richards- Supply Chain Consultant, Apprise Consulting Ltd

      Gwynne Richards- Supply Chain Consultant, Apprise Consulting Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Gwynne Richards has over thirty-five years’ experience in warehouse management and logistics. He began his career with British Road Services a forerunner of Exel Logistics which later became part of DHL. He also worked for Dawsonrentals, Lane Group plc and Nedlloyd Districenters. He founded his own logistics consultancy and training company in 2003. His consultancy clients have included Bridgestone and Pirelli Tyres, Mizuno, the NHS, Home Decor and various other public and private companies. Gwynne has worked with these companies on improving their warehouse...

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    • John Graydon- Business Development Manager, MES/MOM

      John Graydon- Business Development Manager, MES/MOM 

      Speaker Bio: John Graydon is a business development manager for industry software operating within the PLM group of Siemens. Having worked 10 years in food manufacturing in R&D, quality control and production he now specialises in the field of software solutions to support the food industry. These solutions typically bridge the gap between departmental structures to facilitate greater collaboration, increase efficiency and to improve the competitive position of the business. At Siemens for over 16 years working both as business consultant and in pre-sales he has m...

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    • Erica Armstrong- Cert ID EU & Foodchain ID EU

      Erica Armstrong- Cert ID EU & Foodchain ID EU 

      Speaker Bio: Erica is responsible for managing the marketing and continuous development strategy for inSYTE, an online system promoting supply chain transparency of IP protected products and ingredients. Erica will discuss how food businesses can use new technologies to communicate their supply chain traceability to customers in a B2B market. Presentation Title: Communicating Traceability Through Technology. Presentation Synopsis: The ability to enhance communication channels has driven technology forward for centuries. From too...

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    • Gemma Feare- FMCG Consultant, CACI Ltd

      Gemma Feare- FMCG Consultant, CACI Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Supporting the growth of FMCG brands and businesses in market and consumer analysis at CACI, Gemma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Gemma has a comprehensive understanding of the demands of food and beverage companies, which is reinforced by her experience working with clients of varying ages and sizes from Propercorn to Weetabix, to develop their understanding of people and places.   Presentation title: How to drive consumer engagement and optimise distribution Presentation Synopsis: CA...

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    • David Ashmore-  Director, NORRIQ

      David Ashmore- Director, NORRIQ 

      Speaker Bio: David is a Director of NORRIQ , an international IT consultancy house advising on business IT and industry-specific solutions.  David specialises in the business development and implementation of the Drink-IT business system solution for the beverage industry. David has worked extensively with large and medium enterprise clients in the UK and internationally across the beverage industry. Presentation Title: The 10 key things you need to know before choosing ...

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    • Sean Robinson- Manager, Software Solutions, Kerrco Automation

      Sean Robinson- Manager, Software Solutions, Kerrco Automation 

      Speaker Bio: Sean works with brand owners, ingredient suppliers and contract producers in defining automation and information systems programs that support critical strategies such as right-first-time programs, sustainable operations and brand protection. Sean brings over 25 years’ experience in a variety of client management, technology consulting, and technology implementation roles. He is past chair of ISA’s Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Division, and regularly contributes to the work of organisations such as MESA, and Campden BRI, with specific focus on application o...

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    • Tom Crosby- Director of Infrastructure Management and Security Solutions, Happiest Minds

      Tom Crosby- Director of Infrastructure Management and Security Solutions, Happiest Minds 

      Speaker Bio: Director of Infrastructure Management and Security Solutions at Happiest Minds, a Bangalore headquartered “digital transformation & disruption” company with responsibility from the UK to market and sell Cloud services, software defined data centres, big data analytics, security governance, risk and compliance solutions to many sectors. 29 years spent in UK and Europe information technology market with deep experience and knowledge of systems, infrastructure, security, application and integration solutions. Before joining Happiest Minds in 2016 he held roles...

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    • Alan McMahon- Senior Analytics Consultant, Presidion

      Alan McMahon- Senior Analytics Consultant, Presidion 

      Speaker Bio: As a Senior Analytics Consultant working with Presidion for the last 11 years, Alan has extensive experience of the design and implementation of applied predictive analytics. He has particular expertise as a solutions architect, helping customers to identify their main business objectives and designing appropriate and efficient analytics solutions to achieve these, mapping client’s needs and goals to drive a successful project outcome.   Presentation Title: Applications in Predictive Analytics and the key ingredients for successfu...

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    • Vincent Doumeizel- Vice President Food & Beverage, Lloyd’s Register (LRQA)

      Vincent Doumeizel- Vice President Food & Beverage, Lloyd’s Register (LRQA) 

      Speaker Bio: With 15 years’ experience in Food Safety Certification, Vincent Doumeizel joined LR Management Systems (LRQA) in 2015 as Vice President Food & Beverage. Vincent has a degree in economics and gradually focused on agro-food with various experiences all around the word. With LRQA VIncent is focused on further strengthening the strategic direction and reach of LRQA’s global food business, through the delivery of existing services and a wider portfolio designed to meet the needs of the thousands of food sector organisations that we serve worldwide. Vincent als...

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    • THERESA HADDON- Founder and CEO of West Midlands Food Links

      THERESA HADDON- Founder and CEO of West Midlands Food Links 

      Speaker Bio: A  food-orientated post-graduate environmental scientist/polymath with both practical and political experience in these fields. Founder and CEO of West Midlands Food Links, providing simple and cost-effective solutions to complex problems. PhD on 'The Lack of Joined-up Policy in UK Food, Farming & Health Presentation Title:  Over-coming Open Food Data Obstacles Presentation Synopsis: The Public and Private Sectors recognise the urgent need to demolish their silo working mentality as well a...

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    • Alex Hill- Co-founder, Senseye

      Alex Hill- Co-founder, Senseye 

      Speaker Bio: Alex is a Co-founder of Senseye, having spent his career working on software in industries as diverse as aerospace, defence, energy and transportation. His background in Digital Systems Engineering and early work on one of the largest wireless sensor networks in the world has enabled Alex to bridge the gap between the real-world and the promises of the Internet of Things. In Senseye, he contributes his interests and experience to the development PROGNOSYS, the first prognostic product in the world. Alex loves cats, keeping things simple and helping businesses t...

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    • Darren Crawley- Sales and Marketing professional, Milner Browne

      Darren Crawley- Sales and Marketing professional, Milner Browne 

      Speaker Bio: An experienced Sales and Marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience of B2B Sales, Account Management and Partner Management.   In the last decade, I have worked with pioneering companies like Orange, EE, Synety, Wilmington Group, IIS Group and Milner Browne, to bring greater value to SMEs who seek to embrace the latest technologies - whether they be in mobile telephony or end to end ERP solutions.   I'm passionate about technology and how it enhances our personal and working lives.   Please contact me if you would lik...

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    • STUART EVANS- CTO, INVU PLC

      STUART EVANS- CTO, INVU PLC 

      Speaker Bio: Since joining Invu as Chief Technical Officer in 2007, Stuart has overseen the development of Invu Document Management, taking the Invu product portfolio from a simple eDM solution to a suite of products that can automate processes, provide real-time information and offer security and compliance of critical data. Prior to Invu, Stuart was a lead architect for Sage, overseeing products for the accountancy marketplace and also establishing the Sage SAAS provisioning team. This has brought to Invu technical knowledge of Sage products invaluable in the development...

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    • Ammar F. Al Bazi, PhD- Senior lecturer of Business Information Systems, Coventry University

      Ammar F. Al Bazi, PhD- Senior lecturer of Business Information Systems, Coventry University 

      Speaker Bio: Ammar F. Al Bazi, PhD, is a senior lecturer of Business Information Systems at Coventry University. His field of interest is simulation and optimisation modelling of complex systems. He has been actively involved in national and international funded projects to improve productivity of a number of manufacturing systems. Logistics operations including warehousing management, container handling, inventory control and transportation management for logistics companies based Midlands were tackled in his research for optimal efficiency and best management of these ope...

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    • Dave Hoohakker-	Retail Account Director, K International

      Dave Hoohakker- Retail Account Director, K International 

      Speaker Bio: Dave is an Account Director at K International, a language provider working for major UK retailers and global brands. K International is very experienced with language applications on packaging, in e-commerce and for marketing purposes. We see language as a manageable cost and promote integrated technology solutions to reduce time and waste in retail operations. Presentation Title: Three language technologies that will speed up any global supply chain ...

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    • Kieron O’Toole- Sales Director, Polestar

      Kieron O’Toole- Sales Director, Polestar 

      Speaker Bio: Kieron is Sales Director for Polestar Interactive who specialise in the design, implementation and support of industrial IT infrastructure. After graduating from Aston University with a Masters in Systems Engineering he worked for BT Global Services for 15 years developing and delivering international ICT platforms for multiple global brands before moving into programme leadership and improvements in their global operations. In addition, Kieron has held non-executive and executive positions in several companies specializing in technology innovation. ...

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    • Philipp Laque- Director of Business Development Europe and Franchisee Services, Revenue Management Solutions

      Philipp Laque- Director of Business Development Europe and Franchisee Services, Revenue Management Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: Philipp Laque is director of business development Europe and franchisee services for Revenue Management Solutions, based in the London office. Laque earned his Master of Management degree in Hospitality, International Hospitality from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Presentation Title: Turning Data into Profit: A Case Study on using Data to Prevent Employee Fraud in the Restaurant Industry.  

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    • Joe Jones- Sustainability Expert, SustainIt

      Joe Jones- Sustainability Expert, SustainIt 

      Speaker Bio: Joe Jones is a sustainability expert at SustainIt, and has many years of experience talking about data driven systems and strategies to drive cultural change and engagement throughout the corporate world. SustainIt are a global sustainability, EHS and risk data consultancy based in Bristol and providers of the free and independent sustainability software comparison service, GoMarketWise. You can connect with SustainIt on T...

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    • exhibitor - Jason Ankers	Head- Business Development, Codestone Solutions Ltd

      Jason Ankers Head- Business Development, Codestone Solutions Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Jason has over 15 years’ experience providing software solutions to businesses of all sizes from single user start–ups to multinational corporates. Presentation Title: Integrated Business Software for Organisations in the Food & Drinks Industry   Presentation Synopsis: 2 or 3 sentence synopsis of your talk.  – To introduce the concept of a fully integrated solution and the benefits we have brought our customers in the F&B sector.

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    • Will Schreiber- Partner, 3Keel

      Will Schreiber- Partner, 3Keel 

      Speaker Bio: Will is a Partner at 3Keel, an Oxford-based applied research consultancy. He has a successful 10-year track record of merging core business and environmental science disciplines to deliver and communicate analyses, insights and evidence-based solutions to facilitate informed decision-making by business and government clients. He has worked as the key sustainability specialist for some of the world’s biggest food and beverage and electronic businesses to help them build better products and services and low impact, resilient supply chains. Will has worked closely...

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    • Steve Loveridge- Co-Founder and Chairman, Applied Data Corporation

      Steve Loveridge- Co-Founder and Chairman, Applied Data Corporation 

      Speaker Bio: Applied Data Corporation provides Fresh Item Management software solutions to grocery/convenience chain retailers and food service chains worldwide. For more information see www.AppliedDataCorp.com.   Steve founded ADC in Tampa, Florida in 1989 building the business without external investment and from its own innovation and successes by focusing on the niche of fresh foods management software. In 2013 Steve opened ADC’s Cambridge UK office to service ADC’s emerging customer base in the UK, Europe, the Mid...

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    • Kim Antoniou - Founder, Kafoodle

      Kim Antoniou – Founder, Kafoodle 

      Speaker Bio: KAFOODLE combines my twin passions of technology and food safety. After developing major online and mobile software solutions for the construction industry I am now building a new venture. In early 2014, I heard about new food-labelling laws and realised that my expertise could be used by the catering industry. I decided to channel all my energies into developing a very simple system designed to help food and drink businesses manage their menus and compliance. That information could further be used to provide `allergy-free' menus to diners, via a mobile app...

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    • Julie Pierce- Director of Openess, data & digital, FSA

      Julie Pierce- Director of Openess, data & digital, FSA 

      Speaker Bio: Julie joined the FSA in September 2015. She has previously been the Chief Information Officer for Defra and Director of Corporate Services for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (the predecessor organisation to the Animal and Plant Health Agency). In these roles she has driven new digital solutions to business problems, restructured and developed the organisation, and launched a new open data initiative. Julie has spent a number of years consulting and leading IT enabled change programmes for both central government and the private sector. Sh...

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    • Andrew Langford- Sales Manager, LineView Solutions

      Andrew Langford- Sales Manager, LineView Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: Having spent 35 years working with High Reliability bespoke electronics, a new challenge was needed. The opportunity to work with OEE monitoring equipment has proved to be just that. Having worked in engineering development, purchasing and sales allows Andrew to empathize with all aspects of the customer journey. Since joining LineView, Andrew has been helping many sites improve performance on their quest to World Class OEE. Presentation Title: Reducing Downtime with XL800 Presentation Synopsis: If you’re currently ...

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    • Michael Haverty- Senior Agricultural Economist, Andersons

      Michael Haverty- Senior Agricultural Economist, Andersons 

      Speaker Bio: Michael joined Andersons as a Senior Agricultural Economist in 2015 and has over 10 years’ experience in agribusiness and industrial technology. His specialisms include: market sizing and market entry strategy; competitiveness analysis; benchmarking and financial & economic modelling in agricultural supply chains. He has also written several white papers on the application of big data in agriculture and has delivered several presentations on the outlook for UK agriculture. Prior to joining Andersons, worked as a Senior Analyst with IHS and led several inter...

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    • Clare Darlison- Director, Idhammar Systems Ltd

      Clare Darlison- Director, Idhammar Systems Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Clare Darlison joined Idhammar Systems Ltd in 1990. Following a Management buyout in 2002 Clare has been both an owner and the Director responsible for product development and customer support. Clare and her team work continuously on the development of the Idhammar product range which includes Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Maintenance Management (MMS) and World Class Manufacturing (WCM). All of which are designed to help industries to achieve operational excellence through improved uptime, better productivity with fewer resources and less waste. ...

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    • Martin Gore- Global Sales Director, Sapphire Systems

      Martin Gore- Global Sales Director, Sapphire Systems 

      Speaker Bio:       Background in ERP sales and marketing, especially for process manufacturers Presentation Title:        Batch Traceability , Big Data and In-memory computing Presentation Synopsis:       With increasing local and global regulations, enterprises of all sizes have to capture and store more and more data, while responding to customer and regulatory audits in shorter time periods., therefore how can in-memory computing reduce the burden of supporting batch traceability.    

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    • Marcelle von Wendland-  Founder & CEO, Fincore Ltd

      Marcelle von Wendland- Founder & CEO, Fincore Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: Marcelle is a technology executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience including general management, service operations, corporate governance and business strategy as well as product-management, -innovation, -design and -architecture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelle_von_Wendland Takes a hands-on results oriented approach. Good at and enjoying start-up, turnaround and M&A situations. . Experienced at successful venture capital, private equity and Angel funding/investor-relations. Experienced in establishing international and off...

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    • Mike Gallagher- Sales Director, Manufacturing Solutions, Sanderson

      Mike Gallagher- Sales Director, Manufacturing Solutions, Sanderson 

      Speaker Bio: Mike has a BSc(Hons) in Biological Sciences (Manchester) and a Masters in IT for Manufacturing (Warwick). Specialising in his earlier career as a Business Analyst, Mike was closely involved in client project evaluations, from which developing a method and content for ROI analysis was a significant element. Mike is the Manufacturing Systems Sales Director at Sanderson which supplies UnityF8 – the Sanderson Food and Drink Specific ERP solution. Mike will be reviewing ROI from ERP projects – how to identify, apply metrics, and set up implementations for the ach...

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    • Tim Wynn Jones- Distributed Energy Sales Manager, British Gas Business

      Tim Wynn Jones- Distributed Energy Sales Manager, British Gas Business 

      Presentation Title: Taking Control of Energy and Delivering Cost Efficiencies Speaker Bio: Tim has worked within the energy industry for over five years and has a wealth of experience across commercial energy supply contracts, renewable e...

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    • Arthur Stone- CEO, OEEsystems

      Arthur Stone- CEO, OEEsystems 

      Speaker Bio: OEEsystems International are OEE Experts and Innovators and specialise in the delivery of our OEE Software & Expertise to progressive, high volume, global manufacturing companies such as Allergan, GE Healthcare, CooperVision, Muller Wiseman Dairies, Finsbury Foods, Aurivo, C & C and Keelings. Arthur Stone, CEO, OEEsystems International has over 25 years’ experience in Senior Engineering, Operations and Technology Management Roles with international manufacturing companies world-wide and has an Engineering Degree from University College Cork. Cost reduct...

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    • Alex de la Mare- Client Services Director, Ashbury Labelling

      Alex de la Mare- Client Services Director, Ashbury Labelling 

      Bio: Ashbury Labelling is a leading provider of regulatory advice, artwork approval and specification services. We provide an integrated end-to-end process which delivers excellence at every stage, ensuring specifications, pack copy and labelling which are right first time. We deliver thousands of multi-lingual approvals each year for clients across the food, drink and non-food industries. Our regulatory experts provide our services to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers in over 80 countries and regions, including the EU, the Middle East and the Americas. We ...

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    • Alan Blyther- Managing Director, Altech Software Limited

      Alan Blyther- Managing Director, Altech Software Limited 

      Speaker Bio: Following a successful career in retail management, Alan has spent more than 25 years introducing IT solutions to the food manufacturing and retail supply chain sectors. With a goal for Vision For Food to be adopted as the industry standard for paperless control of the food factory (production & material yield, traceability, QC, compliance etc) as well as the back office (alerts, reports, analysis, NPD and specification management), Alan's priority is to ensure that all solutions and services add value and maintain the highest possible standards. ...

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    • Ashley Reddy– IT Director, Highfield ABC

      Ashley Reddy– IT Director, Highfield ABC 

      Speaker Bio: Ashley has been with Highfield e-learning since 2000 and is the technical expert behind all our courses. He is responsible for ensuring they not only meet, but also where possible exceed our clients’ expectations.   Ashley works closely with such clients as PepsiCo, Elior and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) on bespoke e-learning courses that are customised to their exact training needs. He also personally manages the entire e-learning development team and oversees the construction of all e-learning courses the company produces.   In his ...

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    • Gary Montague - CPI Professor of Bioprocessing, Teesside University

      Gary Montague – CPI Professor of Bioprocessing, Teesside University 

      Professor Gary Montague holds the Centre for Process Innovation Chair in Bioprocessing at Teesside University. Until recently he led the Biopharmaceutical and Bioprocessing Technology Centre at Newcastle University where he was Professor of Bioprocess Control. He is a chemical engineer with specialist knowledge is biosystems engineering and has considerable experience in working at the academic / industry interface both from a research and training perspective. He has been involved in research supervision and delivering training for the EPSRC Engineering Doctoral Centre in Biopharmaceutical Pr...

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    • Fraser Durham- Co-founder & Commercial Director, Argand Solutions

      Fraser Durham- Co-founder & Commercial Director, Argand Solutions 

      Speaker Bio: Fraser left his "bubble" in the City in 2004 and discovered climate change and sustainability whilst studying for his MSc. Since then he has found his passion in using objective data to help drive decisions in managing energy. When not suited and booted you will find him happily bombing around the countryside with his family - plus a little DJ'ing on the side! Presentation Title: Predictive Maintenance in the Food & Drinks Industry using Energy Meters Overview: Many businesses have invested in energy sub-metering o...

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    • Ifeyinwa Rita Kanu- PhD study , Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

      Ifeyinwa Rita Kanu- PhD study , Institute for Infrastructure and Environment 

      Speaker Bio: BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering and an on-going PhD study with keen interest on efficient generation of renewable energy from waste. Presentation Title: Waste to energy: Data influence

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    • Cronan McNamara- Founder & CEO of Creme Global

      Cronan McNamara- Founder & CEO of Creme Global 

      Speaker Bio: Founder & CEO, Creme Global Founder & Director, Predict Conference Chair, Irish Software Association Cronan’s passion is in applying data and predictive models to solve problems and to help people to make better decisions. His vision is a world where everyone makes better decisions, based on real data and expert models. Prior to founding Creme Global in 2005, Cronan worked in financial risk analysis and derivative option price modelling with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank. Cronan then moved to Trinity College Dublin where he adapted t...

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    • Mark Higgins- Business Development Manager, Fast Technologies

      Mark Higgins- Business Development Manager, Fast Technologies 

      Speaker Bio: Mark is a graduate Electrical and Electronic Engineer from the University of Manchester and holds an MSc in Electronics and Software Systems. With over 20 years’ engineering experience in high volume manufacturing for several global companies across chemical, textile and semiconductor industries, Mark now leads the Manufacturing Software Solutions business unit at FAST Technologies, bringing Manufacturing Intelligence to client companies. A Six-Sigma practitioner, Lean Manufacturing Master and Kepner-Tregoe facilitator he understands the acute issues comp...

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    • Joanne Hedger, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Consultant, Lighthouse Systems, UK.

      Joanne Hedger, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Consultant, Lighthouse Systems, UK. 

      With a background in Automation, Joanne has been working in manufacturing IT for 25 years, past companies include Atkins and Rockwell Automation. In 2006, Joanne joined Lighthouse Systems. Passionate about manufacturing excellence and helping customers get the best out of their MES, she is responsible for account management and new business generation across Europe, as well as for the development of integrator partners (Nordic, Netherlands, and Israel).

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    • Mike Gallagher-Sales Director, Sanderson Manufacturing Solutions

      Mike Gallagher-Sales Director, Sanderson Manufacturing Solutions 

      Mike has been working with companies in the food and beverage manufacturing sector for over 20 years, collaborating on business improvement projects through the use of broad and deep sector specific functionality and latest technologies. Deeply involved in implementation detailing (how?) and ROI (why?) these inform Mike’s presentation. Presentation Title:  Return on Investment from a Food and Drink specific business system- how to quanify and deliver business benefit from ERP Projects.

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    • Tim Daniels-Marketing Manager, Autoscribe

      Tim Daniels-Marketing Manager, Autoscribe 

      Tim has over 30+ years of experience working in national and international markets across a range of software/high-technology products. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Autoscribe Informatics, based near Reading in the UK. Autoscribe Informatics provides database management solutions such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) that, uniquely, are graphically configurable requiring no scripting or custom coding to configure solutions. Tim‘s broad background provides a unique blend of practical knowledge and insight to drive all aspects of product and corporate marketing wit...

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    • Vincent Doumeizel-Vice President,Lloyd’s Register group

      Vincent Doumeizel-Vice President,Lloyd’s Register group 

      Vincent Doumeizel is Vice President Food & Sustainability at Lloyd’s Register and leads the related activities in relation to the many thousands of clients that we serve in over 100 countries worldwide.  Vincent also actively supports the charitable objectives of the LR Foundation, notably by chairing Advisory Boards of various research projects related to food & sustainability. Presentation Title : How food supply chain innovation is driving sustainability Presentation Synopsis:  The global food supply chain is evolving through greater transp...

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    • Tim Kay-Commercial Director, Verco

      Tim Kay-Commercial Director, Verco 

      “Tim is Verco’s Commercial Director and plays a leading role in developing and delivering Verco’s energy and resource management service, in particular in the manufacturing industry. Tim works closely with Verco’s software development team with data collection, systems integration and solution development. His primary focus for the past 10 years has been supporting multi-site corporate clients implementing the principles of monitoring and targeting to deliver a reduction in the overall cost of manufacture.   Tim has worked globally including the project management of bespoke energy ...

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    • Tarryn Gorre -Founder, Kafoodle United Kingdom

      Tarryn Gorre -Founder, Kafoodle United Kingdom 

      Tarryn is a qualified nutritionist, trained Chef and has spent over a decade working in the hospitality sector as a consultant building restaurant and food brands both in Cape Town and London.  Having a passion for food and technology Tarryn co-founded Kafoodle in 2014 to help food businesses with the allergen and nutrition legislation. Kafoodle is a company on a mission to bring transparency to the food chain to make it easier for those creating and consuming food to communicate the information.  A big part of food transparency is around standardizing the way data is given to businesses and p...

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    • Robert Crossman-Director, Working Time Solutions Limited, UK

      Robert Crossman-Director, Working Time Solutions Limited, UK 

      Delivering a unique mix of powerful workforce planning & management software and specialist consultancy, Working Time Solutions help organisations dramatically improve their cost-base and productivity while supporting employee wellbeing and compliance. Rob is a ‘hands-on’ Director who continues to play a key role in developing and delivering client solutions. Presentation Title: Win-Win-Win: Delivering business- wide benefits through optimised shift patterns

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    • Gary Montague - CPI Professor of Bioprocessing, Teesside University

      Gary Montague – CPI Professor of Bioprocessing, Teesside University 

      Professor Gary Montague holds the Centre for Process Innovation Chair in Bioprocessing at Teesside University. Until recently he led the Biopharmaceutical and Bioprocessing Technology Centre at Newcastle University where he was Professor of Bioprocess Control. He is a chemical engineer with specialist knowledge is biosystems engineering and has considerable experience in working at the academic / industry interface both from a research and training perspective. He has been involved in research supervision and delivering training for the EPSRC Engineering Doctoral Centre in Biopharmaceutical Pr...

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    • Mark Garrett, Product Director – Food, agileChilli

      Mark Garrett, Product Director – Food, agileChilli 

      I’ve worked in food ingredient manufacturing, as a Factory Manager and MD. Between those roles, I studied IT and developed software. I now work with agileChilli to produce software for the food industry. I’m a Biological Sciences graduate and also studied for an MBA and an MSc in IT. Presentation Title: Experiences in Food Manufacturing and Solving Problems Using Software. Presentation Synopsis:  Worked in food manufacturing. Experience of food recalls etc. Worked in software development. Combined experience to produce software for food manu...

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    • Peter Pardeyke-Product management DATWYLER Cables, Germany

      Peter Pardeyke-Product management DATWYLER Cables, Germany 

      Peter has a background education as an electrician. After he completed his masters, he became a construction supervisor for special building construction in purpose-built buildings. Since 1996, he has been working in product management for safety cables and cable support systems. Datwyler specialise in high performance cabling solutions, particularly suited for manufacturing environments. Presentation Title: CPR- Clear Labeling of Cable Fire Safety Classes  

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    • Marc Nelson-Business Development Director, NetEDI

      Marc Nelson-Business Development Director, NetEDI 

      Passionate about helping companies make the most of their resources and streamlining business processes. A techie at heart but with the ability to discuss challenges in a non-techie way, with over 18 years in the Electronic Data Interchange field and providing consultancy services to small, medium and multi-national organisations I feel well positioned to provide insight and help to companies business processes.   Presentation Title: How EDI can unlock the value in your supply chain Presentation Synopsis: Are some of yo...

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