Tuesday 14th April, 2015
3:40am to 12:20pm
Welcome to the 9th Annual American Food Technology & Innovation Summit 2015.
This year’s event will build upon previous years to focus on how you can harness new technologies and ingredients to improve performance for your entire project team.
Take this opportunity to leverage best practices across marketing and R&D to strengthen NPD and reduce time to market.
New for 2015:
– Knowledge sharing brainstorm: Identify replacements for sodium, PHOs and chemical preservatives
– Interpret how branding impacts on consumer choice
– Analyze consumer trends and demand for gluten free food
– Sample new ingredients and see how they could enhance your products
– More technical content, more on branding, and more networking opportunities!
Speakers: Tyson Foods Craig Bacon Senior Vice President of R&D NASA Johnson Space Center Vickie Kloeris Manager International Space Station Food System Hampton Creek Chris Jones Director of Culinary Innovation PepsiCo Christine Cioffe SVP, Strategy & Portfolio Management (Global Beverage R&D) Quorn Foods Dr. Tim Finnigan Director of R&D Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) Kristi Karens Director of Media and Consumer Engagement; Digital and Agency Partnerships Chobani Kai Sacher VP R&D Global, US Environmental Protection Agency Jerri-Anne Garl Chief, Materials Management Branch Land and Chemicals Division, Unilever Ravinder Reddy Technology Business Partner - Open Innovation, Kai Kight Productions Kai Kight Innovator & Violinist, Way Better Snacks Jim Breen CEO & Founder, Got Milk? Jeff Manning "Godfather", Tea Of The People Joshua Caplan Founder & Chief Activist Officer, Hint Mint Cooper Bates Co-Founder & Vice President, KCNM Consulting Sanford Wolgel, PhD, CFS, Owner Tate & Lyle Jim Carr Director of Applications, North America, Specialty Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle Judy Whaley Vice President, Sweeteners & Texturants New Product Development, Kemin Food Technologies Will Schroeder, Ph.D Director, Research and Development, Innophos, Inc Francois Delprato Vice President, Research and Business Development.
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