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Industries across the board have taken steps to digitalize their operations: manufacturing, utility and business, but the food and beverage industry faces unique challenges due to individualized processes, high fluctuation in commodity prices and competitive product introductions. Looking ahead, digital technology offers tremendous opportunity and will soon cease to be optional — success hinges on training and preparing your workforce to work with new digital technologies. Knowing how, when, and where to introduce digital tech into your food and beverage plant can put you ahead of the game.

We will discuss how digitally connecting the plant, from the business system to individual equipment, can unveil new ways of improving profitability and the best way to prepare your workforce for the digital future.

Engaging in this webinar will help you to:

  1. Know where to start by understanding the digital personality and needs of your plant — are there plans to integrate existing digital solutions or are you living an island life with isolated connectivity?
  2. Take your next step toward digitalization and start analyzing real-time data to identify previously hidden areas of improvement within the plant.
  3. How to attract, teach and engage new technical and production workers to best leverage the new digital technology throughout the plant.

Learn how even a small step toward digitalization of food and beverage operations can impact your profitability.

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Learn more about our Speaker(s):

Mike-Rogers_Tyson_resizedMike Rogers
Senior Director, Maintenance & Refrigeration
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Mike Rogers is Senior Director of Maintenance & Refrigeration at Tyson Foods. In addition to his role at Tyson, Mike focuses on another passion, teaching! Mike leverages his industrial and educational background to train the future workforce how to diagnose, maintain and repair all types of industrial equipment. Mike holds several teaching licenses with the Arkansas Department of Education to train new generations on HVAC, advanced manufacturing, industrial equipment maintenance, machine tool technology and welding. 

With over 20 years in industrial maintenance and refrigeration experience and 20 years as an agriculture industry teacher, Mike is a leading expert in his field. Prior to Tyson, Mike worked for Frez-N-Stor and developed his own consulting company to benefit local companies grow through training.

Mike holds a Masters in Agriculture Education from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Gilliam, Todd

Todd Gilliam
Food & Beverage US Segment Leader
ABB Inc.

Todd Gilliam is Segment Leader, Food and Beverage – U.S.A.  
 In this role at ABB, he leads a team that represents all of ABB’s current business units, with specific focus on manufacturing customers in the Food and Beverage industry vertical.   This team takes responsibility for educating and informing these food and beverage manufacturers on power, automation, sustainability and the impact digitalization is having on the industry and what long-term solutions are available to improve efficiency and profitability.

Todd has 30 years of industry experience in technical sales, consulting, and global account business management.  He has worked for industry leaders including Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric/Wonderware, Oracle and Microsoft, serving some of the world’s largest Food and Beverage manufacturers, including Coca-Cola, Nestle’, Kraft-Heinz, Mondelez and many others. 

Todd holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina.  He is based in Atlanta, Georgia USA. 

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