Pandemics, shortages of raw materials and skilled workers, sustainability issues and much more have kept the industry on its toes in recent years. Digitalisation and automation are supposed to offer an answer to many challenges. But where do companies in the food industry stand in the development towards Industry 4.0? What are the important key technologies? What are the current implementation challenges? How can digital transformation look like successfully? The panel discussion provides answers to current questions on the topics of “digitalisation, robotics and automation”.
Necla Demir Harman Ph. D., Professor Food Science & Nutrition, California State University Long Beach, California, United States of America
Christian Winzeler, Partner, RSM US LLP, Irvine CA, United States of America
Dr. Hassan Yazdi, Director Program Management Digital Solutions, GEA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Weiß, Responsible for the food packaging technology course, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Faculty of Mechanical and Bioprocess Engineering, Hannover, Germany