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IoFT Conference 2019

Internet of Food Things Network Plus - Conference 2019

Date And Time

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019, 11:00 – Thursday, 19 Sep 2019, 14:00

Location: Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park, Lincoln,  LN2 2LG

The Internet of Food Things Network Plus has been established by EPSRC to champion interdisciplinary research into the technologies and business models that will enable the digitalisation of the food production supply chain. This conference brings together the people and ideas that have been part of the first phase of the project. Please do join us to learn more about these activities and we hope join us for the journey ahead.

Registration

Tuesday 17th September

11:00 – 12:00 – Registration

12:00 – 13:00 – Light lunch available

13:00 – 13:05 – Welcome - Vice Chancellor Mary Stuart

13:05 - 13:15 – Introductions – Prof Simon Pearson

13:15 – 14:00 – The Internet of Food Things Network Plus – the story so far – Simon Pearson

14:00 – 14:45 – Keynote talk 1: Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand

14:45 – 15:30 – Keynote talk 2: plus questions

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45 – Digitalising the food chain, the role of digital collaboration: opportunities and challenges – Simon Pearson and team

16:45 – 17:45 – Digital food chain and digital collaboration challenges – plenary discussion

17:45 – 18:00 – Summing-up – Simon Pearson

18:00 – 18:15 – Coaches available to take to the International Bomber Command Centre

19:00 – 20:30 – Networking reception with bites and refreshments (IBCC tours available too)

20:30 – 21:00 – Coaches available to take attendees into Lincoln City centre

Wednesday 18th September

08:45 – 09:15 – welcome coffee and pastries available

09:15 – 09:45 – welcome back & introduction to Riseholme – Simon Pearson

09:45 – 10:30 – Keynote talk 3: plus questions

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 – Keynote talk 4: plus questions

11:45 – 12:45 – Tour of Riseholme – robots, AI and drones

12:45 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – IoFT projects – talks and discussion

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 17:45 – Project demos, posters and other demos

17:45 – 18:00 – Summing-up – Simon Pearson

18:00 – 20:30 – Evening reception at Riseholme Hall

20:30 – 21:00 – Coaches available to take attendees into Lincoln City centre

Thursday 19th September

08:45 – 09:15 – welcome coffee and pastries available

09:15 – 09:45 – welcome back & review of previous two days – Simon Pearson

09:45 – 10:30 – Keynote talk 5: plus questions

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 – Break out groups – future priorities (groups led by Co-Is)

11:45 – 13:00 - Co-Is – report back, plenary discussion on emergent themes

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch available