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

14:00 – 14:30 – The Internet of Food Things Network Plus – the story so far – Simon Pearson

14:30 – 14:50 – Coffee break

14:50 – 15:30 – Keynote talk 2: Nathan Atkinson, Director Rethink Food - "Removing hunger as a barrier to learning."

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 – IoFT sandpit announcement: presentation and discussion: Simon Pearson

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 – 09:30 – welcome back & introduction to Riseholme – Simon Pearson

09:30 - 09:45 - Geoff McBride and Donna Champion: STFC Food Network Sandpit event announcement

09:45 – 10:30 – Keynote talk: Gareth Roberts, Regather Co-Op - "Setting up and running a democratically owned and governed co-operative established for the purpose of transforming food for Sheffield."

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 – Digital Collaboration: IoFT/IWG Report: panel discussion plus questions (Steve Brewer, Simon Pearson, Gareth Roberts, Henry Leveson-Gower)

11:45 – 12:45 – Tour of Riseholme – robotics, AI and Internet of Things

12:45 – 14:00 – Lunch

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

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30 - Announcement: 2nd IoFT Call for Project Funding

16:30 - 17:15 - Keynote talk: Prof Bruce Grieve - "An IoT Sensor System as a Networked Bio-‘Fire Alarm’ for management of Crop and Food Pathogens."

17:15 – 17:45 – IoFT sandpit: presentation of proposals

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 including announcement of winner of IoFT sandpit – Simon Pearson

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

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 – Break out groups – future priorities - addressing the research questions (break out groups led by IoFT Co-Is)

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

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch available