Agenda

Welcome Day | Live CEO and Keynote

12:30 PM ET

Welcome

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

Join us for the opening keynote presentation as our Chief Executive Officer, Katy Jones kicks off our fifth annual reCONNECT event.

1:00 PM ET

Keynote

Tanvir Bhangoo
Speaker and Bestselling Author of “The P.R.O. Business Mindset”

Tanvir Bhangoo is an acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, and team coach. Today, Tanvir helps leaders worldwide build championship teams in disruptive and uncertain environments. Tanvir’s latest book, The P.R.O. Business Mindset: How to Lead Amid Disruption and Chaos, breaks down his unique leadership framework.

This framework helped Tanvir win championships in the boardroom — based on what he had learned on the football field. He is a former digital executive and college football national champion. Tanvir is regularly quoted in major media outlets (including Forbes and CEOWorld) and often teaches guest lectures at leading business schools.

Live Intro to FoodLogiQ Connect and On-Demand Industry Talks

1:00 PM –
1:45 PM ET

Recall + Response Interactive Demonstration

2:00 PM –
2:45 PM ET

Manage + Monitor Interactive Demonstration

3:00 PM –
3:45 PM ET

Track + Trace Interactive Demonstration

FSMA 204 Update: November is in View

John Burns
Global VP, FSQS
Whole Foods Market

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

This November, the long-awaited FSMA 204 rule will be finalized. The proposed rule leveraged industry best practices and introduced new traceability record-keeping concepts. Preparing for the proposal has supply chain partners exploring ways to collect, store and share traceability data. In this session, we will provide an industry update and hear a perspective from John Burns, Global VP, FSQS at Whole Foods Market.

Digitizing Quality: Gaining Insights through Incident Tracking

Erica Jacobi
Supplier Relationship Senior Manager
Tyson Foods

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

To consumers, food quality is synonymous with a company’s brand. To achieve the best quality across their supply chain, companies need to be aligned with their suppliers on both quality and expectations. Erica Jacobi, Procurement Associate Director at Tyson Foods, shares how Tyson Foods has built efficiencies within its supplier incident process and is leveraging analytical reporting to build a culture of partnerships and drive strategic decisions for their business.

Traceability in a Global Food System

Blake Harris
Senior Food Traceability Manager
IFT

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

As food production and distribution systems become increasingly complex, interdependent, and globalized—businesses, regulators, and consumers need practical solutions to a spectrum of food-related challenges from safety and sustainability to waste to value. Blake Harris from IFT will share an update on how IFT is working with the industry to help address global food traceability challenges and opportunities across the supply chain.

Connecting to Connect: Use Cases in Integration

Todd Dolinsky
Chief Product Officer
FoodLogiQ

Our Chief Product Officer, Todd Dolinsky, will share example use cases of how using FoodLogiQ Connect can not only streamline processes but also integrate with the data in systems users already have.

Importance of Supplier Relationships for Retail Private Label

Carla Hechler
Senior Director Quality & Food Safety
Thrive Market

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

Strong, transparent relationships with your suppliers are key to delivering consistently high-quality products. And for retailers evolving their private label strategy, these relationships are paramount. During this session, Carla Hechler, Senior Director Quality & Food Safety at Thrive Market, will share a perspective on the importance of strong supplier engagement for Thrive Market’s fast-growing private label brands.

The Value of Connect from the Supplier’s Perspective

Sarela Herrada
Co-Founder
SIMPLi

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

A supplier management platform is only as good as the value it brings the entire network of users. Hear from Sarela Herrada, Co-Founder of SIMPLi who will share the value that FoodLogiQ Connect has brought to their fast-growing brand.

Building the Business Case for Food Safety Technology

Brando Tijerina
Senior Manager for Quality Assurance
Taco John's International, Inc.

Emma Killough
Client Services Lead
FoodLogiQ

From the food safety perspective, investing in technology is an easy decision. But the decision to make these kinds of investments isn’t made in the food safety offices. Brando Tijerina, Senior Manager for Quality Assurance at Taco John’s International, Inc., shares what metrics and tactics he used to make his case for safety to the decision-makers.

Food Safety: Representation Matters

Shannon M. Coleman, Ph.D
Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist
Iowa State University

Armitra Jackson-Davis, Ph.D, M.S.
Associate Professor of Food Microbiology
Alabama A&M University

 

Manreet Singh Bhullar, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor
Kansas State University

Brenda Zavala-Livengood
Marketing Communications Specialist
Kermin Industries

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

Whether you’re a courier for a food delivery service, a food producer, grocer, distributor, or restaurant operator, everyone has a role to play in food safety. A key element to influencing behaviors is representation. People must see themselves in all aspects of food safety operations and messaging. This dynamic panel will share their experiences, highlight challenges, and discuss how they incorporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into food safety and education programs.

Live Roundtable Discussions

Live Roundtable | Session 1

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EST

Lessons Learned from UDI and DSCSA: How the Food Industry Can Learn from Pharma

Angela Fernandez
Vice President, Community Engagement
GS1 US

Michael Marrone
Manager
Clarkston Consulting

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

The pharmaceutical industry has helped lay the foundation for best practices in traceability. As the food industry prepares for enhancements to FSMA 204, hear from Angela Fernandez with GS1 US and Michael Marrone with Clarkston Consulting, on the ways the food industry can apply the lessons learned from FDA regulations in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Last Mile: How COVID Accelerated Food Safety in Delivery

Joseph Unger
Senior Vice President and Head of Wendy's Global
REEF

Juli Kidd
Director of Marketing
FoodLogiQ

Food safety is critical across the entire supply chain, and the last mile has experienced rapid evolution over the past few years. Consumers are demanding seamless ordering as well as contactless and unattended delivery options for grocery and foodservice. Hear how home delivery has evolved, using IoT sensors, internet-connected outdoor receptacles, and mobile tools to connect consumers with retailers and couriers to deliver safe, temperature-controlled products directly to their homes.

ROI for Supplier Compliance Management

Victoria Goss
Senior Team Lead
Whole Foods Market

John Kelly
Director of Sales
FoodLogiQ

Why invest in compliance? The returns could surprise you. Victoria Goss, Senior Team Lead for the Whole Foods Market Global Quality Assurance Business Operations team will redefine the why for robust compliance. Victoria will share how Whole Foods Market maximizes their investment in compliance by leveraging metrics to streamline processes and mitigate risk.

Your FSMA 204 Roadmap: 5 Key Factors to Get Started

Benji Berg
Traceability Lead, Supply Chain Systems
Chick-fil-A

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

At this roundtable session, participants will learn about tech-enabled traceability can enable supply chain transparency and help companies prepare for FSMA 204. Chick-fil-A Supply Chain Systems Traceability Lead, Benji Berg, will discuss preparing for the proposed rule by leveraging GS1 Standards and utilizing FoodLogiQ Track + Trace for data capture, management, and whole-chain visibility.

Live Roundtable | Session 2

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Fresh-Cut Quality & Safety Technology Trends

Gretchen Wall
Director Food Safety and Quality
International Fresh Produce Association

Juli Kidd
Director of Marketing
FoodLogiQ

The demand for fresh-cut fruit and vegetables continues to rise, and customers want fresh, convenient, and intact produce. What makes produce unique is also what brings its challenges? Learn about the intersection of food safety, freshness, and the technologies and best practices that support them.

The State of IoT in the Food Chain

Eric Moore
Director of Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Testo North America

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we operate in the food industry. Integration of IoT touches everything from tracking, tracing, food safety, procurement, and more. Utilizing the information from these devices also reduces waste, costs, and risks. Learn what companies can achieve and what they should be aware of as industry adoption continues to grow.

Sunrise 2027: A New Dimension in Barcodes

Ryan Richard
Vice President Community Engagement
GS1 US

Todd Dolinsky
Chief Product Officer
FoodLogiQ

The U.P.C. has automated the price lookup function for nearly 50 years. However, with consumers’ growing demands for extended product information, transparency, traceability, and authentication, a more robust data carrier is needed. The industry is addressing this by transitioning product packaging to include two-dimensional (2D) barcodes that can carry more information beyond the product identifier. This enables improved inventory management, enhanced recall readiness, product authentication, consumer engagement and more. Hear how GS1 US is collaborating with the food industry to prepare for the migration from U.P.C.s to 2D barcodes by 2027 – an initiative known as Sunrise 2027.

Supply Chain Disruption: How Operators Are Changing Their Mindset

Bruce Reinstein
Partner
Kinetic

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

Today, disruptions in the food industry cover a wide range from product sourcing and shipments down to store operations. Out of this, opportunities have emerged for trading partners to change their mindset through collaborative innovations and alternative approaches. Join us for this engaging roundtable with Bruce Reinstein from Kinetic12 as he shares their recent research with industry leaders.

On-Demand Industry Talks and CEO Closing

Get Out Your Passport: Growing your Food Safety Program Internationally 

Mike Dunn
Supply Chain and Brand Safety QC/QA
Five Guys

Natalja Page
Technical Manager
Five Guys

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

Thriving restaurant brands are mapping out their international expansion plans. But how do you map your food safety strategy to evolve with that growth? Hear from Mike Dunn and Natalja Page from Five Guys Enterprises, who will share how they leverage clearly defined quality standards backed with technology to deliver top-notch products around the globe.

Recall Technology: Tips for Building an Efficient Recall Process

Jasmine Hagan
Senior Manger, Quality Assurance
First Watch

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

Learn from award-winning daytime restaurant brand First Watch on how they implemented a recall process to address product withdrawals 10X faster. Jasmine Hagan, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance at First Watch, will share tips on how to build an efficient recall process while providing the highest level of food safety to maintain trust with customers.

Building Supply Chain Resilience – Strategies for Success

Melanie Nuce
Senior Vice President, Innovations and Partnerships
GS1 US

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

Flexibility is the name of the game in today’s ever-changing supply chains. Improving supply chain resilience will depend on digital technology and trading partner systems that can interoperate in real-time. Melanie Nuce from GS1 US will share strategies for building resilience through automation, circularity, sustainability, and supply chain visibility, all of which are critical for future success.

Emerging Trends in Direct-to-Consumer

Steve Rosenstock
Partner, Consumer Products Industry Leader
Clarkston Consulting

Evan Shirley
Client Solutions Executives
Clarkston Consulting

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

During the pandemic, the consumer retail experience fundamentally shifted – and it seems to be sticking. More retailers are establishing or expanding their direct-to-consumer strategy. Steve Rosenstock, Partner, Consumer Products Industry Leader, and Evan Shirley, Client Solutions Executive, with Clarkston Consulting will share how companies can align their technology investment to expand the consumer experience.

Balancing Recall Prevention with Effective Recall Execution

Tracy Johnson-Hall
Clinical Associate Professor
William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ

What does it mean to be recall ready? While a significant amount of effort has been placed on preventing a recall from happening in the first place, a solid recall strategy must encompass the efficient and effective execution of recalls when they occur. During this session, Professor Tracy Johnson-Hall with William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business will share perspectives from her research on recall effectiveness in food supply chains.

FDA Initiatives – Bending the Curve of Foodborne Illness

Kari Irvin
CORE Deputy Director
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Julie McGill
VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights
FoodLogiQ

Tackling foodborne outbreaks faster and revealing the root cause is essential for the prevention of future outbreaks. Interdependencies are crucial in outbreak response, requiring a true food systems approach for success. The FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety represents a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer, more digital, traceable food system. Hear how FDA programs, such as the Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan (FORIP), complements this approach to address these challenges and learn how industry partners are critical stakeholders in these initiatives.

Trends in Food Retail Technology

Brian Hecht
Supply Chain Strategist
Kroger

Michael Muraca
Account Executive
FoodLogiQ

With over 20 years of technology experience streamlining and automating processes, Brian Hecht, Supply Chain Strategist at Kroger, sits down with Michael Muraca at FoodLogiQ, to talk about trends in technology. Brian brings a unique, data-driven perspective on what strategies food retailers can utilize for success in technology.

CEO Final Thoughts and Conference Closing

Katy Jones will share reflections on this year’s reCONNECT 2022 and closing thoughts.

Katy Jones
Chief Executive Officer
FoodLogiQ