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    Achieving competitive advantages through digital transformation - join us at SmartFood 2018 in Auckland

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Welcome to 'SmartFood' 2018, an exclusive business forum consisting of informative presentations delivered by subject matter experts from Schneider Electric, leading manufacturers and value adding partners.

Presentation material includes innovative solutions designed to help Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers maximise their plant's performance. Listen to "real-world" examples of customer's journeys to implement products and technologies to support their digital manufacturing strategies.

Plus, discover Schneider Electric's blueprint for a "digital ready" plant that enables a fully integrated world-class manufacturing facility.

  • Special guest keynote speakers: We are delighted to have the following keynote speakers

    Dr. Michelle Dickinson - Nanotechnologist, Keynote Speaker, MC, Adrenaline Junkie

    Invisibility and invincibility are two superpowers that Dr Michelle Dickinson always dreamed of as a child, and is still trying to achieve them as a full time nanotechnologist and engineer. With a background in fracture mechanics Michelle is formally trained in breaking engineering components. Michelle works hard to inspire females to push the boundaries in both science and sports and to encourage sustainable living through engineering design. Member of New Zealand Order of Merit Michelle was winner of the Women of Influence award for science and innovation in 2016, was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Leadership in 2015 and was winner of the Prime Ministers Science Media Communication Prize and the New Zealand Association of Scientists Science Communicators Award in 2014.

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  • New Zealand Ambassador Singularity University.

    Kaila Colbin spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,000 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

    She is also a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, the starting point for early-stage entrepreneurs in Christchurch; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Chair of the New York-based culinary school Natural Gourmet Institute; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and a Director of ChristchurchNZ.

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  • Mike Jamieson

    Schneider Electric
    Consumer Packaged Goods Segment President

    Mike Jamieson joined Schneider Electric in March 2015 and he leads the global sales and marketing efforts as the president of their Consumer Packaged Goods segment, and is located in Marktheidenfeld, Germany. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Mike worked 5 years for ProLeit; a German company that specializes in software for Breweries and Dairies, where he was responsible for Global Sales & Marketing and he managed 10 international subsidiary’s operations, including running the North American business as its CEO.

  • Benjamin Jude

    Schneider Electric
    Consumer Packaged Goods Global Solution Architect

    Benjamin started his career as an automation engineer, where for 15 years he worked for a French process engineering company specialising in providing turn-key process solutions for the Food and Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries.

    Benjamin is the senior Food and Beverage Process expert within Schneider Electric’s Food and Beverage segment leadership team responsible for the definition, marketing and sales of solutions for the Food and Beverage industry.

  • Tim Sowell

    Chief Architect Industry Software Solutions & Fellow

    Tim has 30+ years of international experience in industrial software applications and development where he has shaped a unique skill set across many segments including Food & Beverage. He joined Wonderware Corporate in October 1997 as Technical Sales Manager in Europe, and in 1998 he moved to Irvine, California to lead product management and direction for “Project Magellan”, which evolved into next generation Industrial Architecture named “ArchestrA”.

    Tim’s role evolved into VP of Product Strategy, concentrating on reinstating Wonderware as the MES / Operations leader in the Food & Beverage Industry.

  • Andrew Higgs

    Nutrition Innovation
    Country Manager - Australia/New Zealand

    Andrew Higgs holds both an MBA and Bachelor of Health Science, with over 10 years’ experience across leading FMCG household brands in national sales and marketing.  With a history in firms such as Blackmores, GlaxoSmithKline (Panadol) and Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Moccona), Andrew is passionate about connecting business partners with brands that consumers love.  Andrew is currently Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand for food technology start up – Nutrition Innovation, with Nucane® - 'the good sugar', its first innovation -

Who should attend?

> Decision makers and influencers in the food and beverage manufacturing
> Engineering consultants
> System Integrators
> Food and beverage and Water wastewater plant managers
> Councils and Government organisation involved in the industry


Dates:  Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June 2018
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert Street, Auckland Central, Ballroom 2, Level 5
             Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland
Time:   12.00pm -6.00pm on Tuesday 26 June followed by cocktail reception in the pre function area outside Ballroom 2
             8.30am - 4.00pm on Wednesday 27 June
Cost:    This event is complimentary for attendees
Others: Catering is included during the event period and 26 June evening reception


Day 1 Tuesday 26 June 2018

12:00 - 13:00 - Registration and lunch
13:00 - 14:30 - Opening address and Embracing the digital age - Mike Jamieson (Food and Beverage Global VP Schneider Electric)
14:45 - 15:15 - Afternoon tea
15:15 - 16:00 - Industry 4.0 IIOT and Big Data - Tim Sowell, Chief Architect Software Solutions - AVEVA
16:00 - 17:00 - Special guest - Dr. Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl Labs Ltd, Lecturer in Engineering - University of Auckland)
17:00 - 17:15 - Day 1 Wrap up - Craig Roseman, Asia Pacific Consumer Packaged Goods, Segment Director, Schneider Electric
17:15 - 19:30 - Canapes and drinks (pre-function area)

Day 2 Wednesday 27 June 2018

8:30am - 8:45am - Coffee/Tea
8:45am - 9:00am - Day 2 opening - Craig Roseman
9:00am - 10:30am - Low GI Sugar - Andrew Higgs, Country Manager Nutrition Innovation of Nutrition Innovation. Block Chain (speaker tbc), Cyber Security - Peter Clissold, Senior Cyber Security Consultant Schneider Electric
10:30am - 11:00am - Morning tea
11:00am - 12:00pm - Preparing for Exponential Change - Kaila Colbin (NZ Ambassador for Singularity University)
12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch (Aria restaurant)
13:00 - 13:30 - OT/IT Convergent Artchitectures, Tim Sowell
13:30 - 15:15 - Customer Case presentations and expert panel discussion
15:15 - 15:30 - SmartFood wrap up

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