.Speaker Group: Smart Manufacturing Food and Beverage 2023 Speakers

Josh Santo

Josh Santo has spent nearly a decade working with manufacturers to digitize their frontline operations and build their own connected workforce. Through his work, he’s seen first hand the impact manufacturers can make with frontline worker technologies. In addition to leading product strategy at Parsable, he hosts the top-rated manufacturing podcast Conquering Chaos: A Show… Read more »

Gary Kraversky

Gary Kraversky is a highly skilled IT leader with more than 25 years of hands-on experience, empowering and directing both technical and business teams to achieve business goals and financial objectives.  He is well recognized as a functional IT leader with natural ability to engage at all levels to drive technical change and business transformation,… Read more »

Scott Burkey

Scott Burkey is a Technology Fellow at Westrock, a global manufacturing and consumer packaging company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He takes a pragmatic approach to implementing new ways of making training more effective and supporting front-line workers. Having worked as a software developer for over 20 years for brands like CNN, TBS/TNT and Coca-Cola, Scott… Read more »

David Mendoza

Dr. David Mendoza is an accomplished leader in new process development and commercialization with a focus on digital technologies. David has over 15 years of professional experience and a strong technical background in Chemical Engineering (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.). His peer-reviewed publications include research in Optimization, Real-Time Forecasting, and Advanced Process Control. David is particularly… Read more »

Alberto Cozer

Alberto Cozer Nestle

Alberto Cozer worked at Nestlé as Global IT Platforms Manager and with responsibility for IT Innovation in Manufacturing. He is an expert in IT security, cryptography and public key systems. Alberto has been working with Blockchain since 2011, with a focus on decentralized computing, smart contracts, traceability and decentralized finance.

Lothar Lang

Lothar Lang Cargill

Lothar Lang has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany; Industry veteran in Process Control and Operations. He worked for Bayer for 15 years, among others as plant manager and head of Advanced Process Control. Lothar worked 8 years in the Petrochemical business for Lyondell/LyondellBasell as their global lead for Operator… Read more »

Daniel Stauft

Daniel Stauft SugarCreek

After spending 21 years in the automotive manufacturing industry, Dan joined SugarCreek, a privately held food manufacturing company, seven years ago. In his current role, Dan leads the OT side of the Corporate Continuous Improvement (CI) team which is comprised of engineering, IT, maintenance, and operations personnel. Dan’s group is responsible for bringing relevant and… Read more »

Adam Gluck

Adam Gluck was an early hire on Uber’s driver engineering team and later was the founding engineer on Uber’s engineering strategy team. At Uber, Adam worked on multiple rewrites of Uber’s driver app, the processes to ship the driver app to millions of drivers each month, and helped redesign Uber’s overall microservice architecture. He founded… Read more »