Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Food Supply Chain

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  • 60 minutes
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     Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
  •   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM ET
    05:00 AM - 06:00 AM PT

From robotic planting and harvesting systems through self-driving trucks, inspection systems, traceability, robotic pick and place loading systems, robotic grading systems, food processing systems, pick and place, inventory control and other areas, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is planning major changes that will impact the food supply chain in ways we can only imagine. If you think artificial intelligence only runs robots or drives cars, think again. AI is ramping up in all food supply chain areas.

Through the use of giant database    s, supercomputers and new software with information and technologies supplied by Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Google, the Internet of Things, Baidu, Amazon, NVIDIA, iRobot, Netflix, PayPal and hundreds of others are betting big and betting now on advances beyond most of our imaginations.

Join this session by expert speaker John Ryan, where he will review some of the current trends and products coming your way regardless of where you sit in the food supply chain.

Session Highlights:

  • Basics of AI

  • What players are involved and why

  • Different food supply chain segments impacted

  • How close is AI to us today

  • Key software integration requirements

  • Understand basic AI concepts

  • Learn about some of the players and how they are planning and working together

  • Review currently available AI food supply chain solutions

  • Take a look into future AI products and solutions

  • Understand who is investing in what and why

  • Understand the potentials for success and failure

Why You Should Attend:

If AI has not already impacted your company due to customer-driven cost reductions, improvements in food safety and quality or delivery through-put times, it soon will. We will cover basic AI concepts, discuss how some of these giant companies are working together to bring AI to you and step through different currently available systems and on into some of the technologies and companies driving this massive movement. AI is a controversial but undeniable force moving into the food supply chain. Understanding the basics and trends is critical to your company’s ability to meet new customer and market demands. Now is the time to get on board.

Who Should Attend:

  • CEOs, VPs, and Directors in food supply companies

  • Food processors, distributors, retailers, transporters, distributors and restaurant chains

  • IT personnel in food suppliers

  • Food safety and quality specialists

  • Compliance officers

  • Transportation managers

  • Marketing personnel

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

John  Ryan

John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation.  He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations and he is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator.  He currently operates two business divisions focused on food safety system validation ( and transportation controls ( 

He is the author of “Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation:  Controls, Standards and Practices.” He has previously published books covering food fraud, teams and teamwork and has recently completed a new book on validating preventive controls in food operations.

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