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FoodLogiQ to Share Traceability & Supply Chain Management Best Practices at GS1 Connect 2019

Conference learning opportunities designed to help attendees keep up with industry trends and to innovate for the future

This week, more than 1,300 thought leaders, industry innovators, GS1 Standards experts, and trading partners will gather in Denver, Colorado for GS1 Connect® 2019. The conference is designed to help participants use GS1 Standards to address their business challenges—not just for today, but in planning for the future. This year’s event will explore a variety of topics pertinent to organizations across multiple industries, introduce startup organizations who are pursuing disruptive technology innovations, and celebrate women in leadership roles.

Attendees will have access to an engaging blend of live educational programs, industry-specific and cross-sector conference sessions, as well as the Standards Event.  They will also have the opportunity to hear from FoodLogiQ as well as several of our customers who will be making presentations:

State of the Foodservice Industry - 10 Years of Perspective

Presented by Kraig B. Adams, Vice President National Foodservice Distribution, Coca-Cola
Kevin Otto, Senior Director, Community Engagement, GS1 US
Rob Howell, Vice President, Supply Chain, Sysco
Rick Buttner, Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations, IPC/Subway (FoodLogiQ Customer)
(Wednesday, June 19, 1 - 1:30 pm)

With a decade of industry collaboration within the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative, executive leaders share their perspective on how interconnectivity in the business world, multi-channel commerce, and consumer preferences are shaping the future of foodservice. Join this session to hear how industry drivers are changing the business landscape and what resources they have found most helpful to compete and succeed in foodservice. (To submit questions, write to

Going Beyond the Label! Trusted Content Anytime = Smarter Content Everywhere

Presented by Evan Fernando, Principal, eCommerce Enablement Strategist, Tyson Foods (FoodLogiQ Customer)
Chris Lemmond, Senior Director, 1WorldSync
Dave Byman, Vice President of Sales, Label Insight
(Wednesday, June 19, 1:40 - 2:10 pm)

Seventy-eight percent of merchants report their product content exchange system cannot keep up with enhanced consumer demands for transparency. Today’s consumers base their purchasing decisions on information beyond the standard product label to attributes like ingredient origins and composition. This increased demand for more product information, is no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have”. Join us to hear how 1WorldSync and Label Insight worked together using GS1 Standards to help their customers enable true digital transformation and address digital shopper expectations.

Blockchain - Is It the Magic Bullet for Traceability?

Presented by Lucelena Angarita, Director, Supply Chain Systems & Standards, IPC/Subway (FoodLogiQ Customer)
Michael Sanders, Director, Enterprise Information Governance, Smithfield
Sean Leighton, Vice President,Cargill
Kevin Otto, Senior Director, Community Engagement,GS1 US
(Wednesday, June 19, 3 - 4 pm)

While it is tempting to believe blockchain will solve for traceability challenges, it is wiser to think about the need for getting product data in good shape so you can share accurate information with any technology. In this “from theory to practice” discussion, you’ll hear about how to establish consistent traceability processes for and why the foundation for success will continue to be solid data governance that aims to ensure data accuracy.

How to Do Business With Foodbuy / Compass Group

Presented by Andrew Weingarth, Director, Data Strategy and Operations, Foodbuy / Compass Group (FoodLogiQ Customer)
(Thursday, June 20, 9:30 - 10 am)

Learn how you can best provide product data and content for optimal data sharing with Foodbuy’s master data, ordering and menu management systems. In this session you’ll hear about current uses and application of GDSN data, why it is important to provide rich data from both the supplier and recipient points of view, and how GDSN data is permeating data governance and master data discussions in light of product data becoming a key asset in business decisions.

The Future of Food is Fast, Fresh, Furious...and Digital

Presented by Katy Jones, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, FoodLogiQ
Gokul Kandiraju, Client Success Manager, IBM Food Trust
Peter Mehring, President and CEO, Zest Labs
(Friday, June 21, 10:20 - 11:20 am)

The future requires new solutions to new challenges that will surely revolutionize the food supply chain. This panel explores opportunities in pursuit of transformation arising from the convergence of blockchain, IoT, and data science to deliver efficiency, convenience, and trust across a digital supply chain that helps improve food safety, reduce food waste, and increase consumer transparency.

Using Data Analytics for Making the Right Decisions

Presented by Katherine Ramos, Traceability Program Manager, IPC/Subway (FoodLogiQ Customer)
(Friday, June 21, 1:40 - 2:10 pm)

With all the data you’re creating, sharing and using about products and transactions for running your business, you can leverage this information to create powerful tools to proactively enable leadership to make the right decisions for the future. In this session, you’ll hear about streamlining attributes with carefully designed business rules, key learnings for aligning departments on unique identification, using traceability data for monitoring freshness, and empowering more accurate forecasting and demand planning. 

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Posted by Katy Jones on Jun 19, 2019 9:21:45 AM

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