Grocery Manufacturers Association - Science Forum - Booth 302

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

The Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD, United States

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is proud to once again host the GMA Science Forum, April 6-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

The theme of this year’s event is Sound Science, Smart Policy and Safe Solutions, and will feature discussions led by top-tier scientific, manufacturing and regulatory experts from the industry and government.

Nowhere else do the breadth and depth of science and regulatory affairs professionals from across the CPG industry gather to hear the latest developments in product safety, health and wellness, global trade and emerging science and technologies.

The 2014 Science Forum is going to be bigger and better than ever with more content, more value and a new location at the extraordinary Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor.

Simply put, the Science Forum is your one-stop shop for the latest government and industry intelligence on the regulatory, scientific and health issues that will shape the CPG industry today and for years to come.

Don't miss GE Intelligent Platform's presentation on "Food Safety int he Age of the Industrial Internet".  Details listed below:

  • Strategic Issues Session, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:45AM to 10:00AM

    • Food Safety in the Age of the Industrial Internet: With disparate machines and vast amounts of operational data, food and beverage manufacturers face industrial big data challenges. Gathering the data and managing is imperative to drive better decisions that lead to improved food safety and quality, higher productivity, and a bigger bottom line. So how can you leverage this critical asset that is likely untapped?  With today’s Industrial Internet, the possibilities for F&B manufacturers are unlike any before. This new paradigm offers an open global network that connects your machines, data, insights, and people, so you can gain the visibility needed to drive new levels of business performance. It’s connectivity that allows you to collect the data, analyze it, and gain critical insights—empowering decision makers across your plant to effectively use the information to make the best decisions for your business.  This is the power of connectivity at work. At GE, we understand how critical it is for F&B manufacturers to leverage their data to gain a competitive advantage. We offer a holistic, integrated approach that connects brilliant machines, helps you gather and manage your data, and arms your people with real-time operational intelligence. As a result, you can improve food safety, drive operational excellence, and boost profitability. Find out how you can set the course to “Do No Harm” with GE’s unique approach, protecting your consumers and your brand. By leveraging connected data across your operations, you can build food safety into your processes.

    • Speakers: Richard Carpenter, Chief Technology Strategist, GE Intelligent Platforms and Jeff Bartoletti, Business Unit Leader – Manufacturing, Food Safety, GE Intelligent Platforms