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Technology Conference for the Food Industry


THE USER SUMMIT BY CAT SQUARED:
A Technology Conference for the Food Industry

The CAT Squared User Summit is designed to add value to food production operations by sharing best practices in the industry for adapting new technology to manufacturing processes.

NEW VENUE / NEW PRICING / NEW TECHNOLOGY:

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  • $800 – Individual registration (Early bird)
  • $950 – Individual registration (After April 30)
  • $2,850 – Group of four (4 for the price of 3 special)
  • $115 per room per night – Lodging costs (Includes all meals during conference days.)

This year’s Summit will be hosted at the historic Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain. Event attendees can look forward to:

TOPICS

Conference topics are broken into two categories:

1) General Interest & Keynote Speakers

These topics are based on response to our topic surveys sent out in January and February to over 2,000 subscribers to our email list. To subscribe to our list, please click the subscribe link: SUBSCRIBE

 CAT Squared Presentations
CAT Squared Product Roadmap
CAT Squared Company Roadmap
TacticalOps Planning & Optimization Software
New Features – FSQM
New Features – Executive Dashboards
New Features – WMS
Traceability Portal
Improvements in Development & Support Process
Improvements in CAT Squared Project Management Process
I wish CAT Squared Could
Guest Presenters
Supply Chain Optimization, Luis Pinto, UniSoma
Livestock Production Data Analytics, Intelia
Regulatory Update: Swine and Cattle Modernization, Appendix A & B, Alternative Proteins, AMS Bioengineered Rule, Labeling, and Regulatory Reform, Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
Meyn Connect, Andre Peterson, Meyn
USDA Update: Poultry Inspection System, Dr. Curtis Stovall, USDA
Labeling Technologies,  Brad Buys, Code Pack LLC
Customer Presenters
Percent First Quality, Michael Lombardo, Perdue
Multi-Site Benchmarking, Jesus Membreno, Cargill
Traceability Reporting, Bo Wallace, Cooper Farms

2) Breakout Training Sessions

These sessions are designed to tackle common issues and challenges found on the plant floor with implementing and maintaining new hardware and software solutions. CAT Squared’s subject-matter experts have selected specific software modules and hardware solutions to provide hands-on training to current users.

Training Topics include:

Dashboard & Scoreboard
  • SQL Best Practices
  • KPI Building
  • Power BI Reporting
  • SSRS (Design, Subscriptions, Deployment, etc.)
Admin
  • Database Admin (Backups, Maint. Plans, Janitor)
  • Confluence – Customer Spaces
  • Wrike – Project Management
Plant Monitoring
  • Hardware Troubleshooting
  • OPC Data Collection
  • OEE in Primary Process
  • Intelligent Scale Interface – Mettler
Integrations
  • Interface Manager (Admin, Error Handling etc.)
Production Control
  • Label Design and Management
FSQM
  • Check Building
  • New Features
  • Notifications and Alarming
  • FSQM Reporting & KPI Building
WMS
  • EDI (Capabilities, Available Messages, WMS Integration)
  • Egg Inventory Management


 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    • Plant-floor users of CAT Squared software.
    • Plant managers responsible for food quality & safety, IT, or operations.
    • Company decision makers responsible for value-chain optimization and plant-modernization efforts.

EVENT AGENDA:

  • MONDAY (August 20) – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Hosted bar reception at the Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain.
  • TUES-THURS (August 21-23) – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm – Keynote speaker presentations and breakout sessions.
  • DINNERS (August 21-23) – Special banquets are planned each night. (Tuesday: at the Rockefeller Boathouse beside Lake Abby. Wednesday: at Show Barn Hall, the original show barn for Winrock Farms in the 1950s and ’60s. Thursday: on the patio of River Rock Grill with tours available of Mrs. Rockefeller’s art studio with a panoramic view from the mountain top.)
  • FRIDAY (August 24) – Customer Appreciation Day at CAT Squared headquarters. Please consider staying an extra day for food and fun at the CAT Squared North American Headquarters. Last year’s activities included paintball, skeet shooting, hiking, bowling, and an evening of great food and fellowship.

If you would like to suggest a topic, please email kathy.barbeire@catsquared.com.

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