As the food industry continues to be affected by inflation, tech advances and supply chain constraints, how can finance and auditing leaders rise to these challenges?
We bring together a diverse group of food industry finance and auditing professionals to review emerging trends, gain actionable solutions and ignite valuable relationships through networking.
Food Industry Financial Trends
Threats & Risks
Impact of Emerging Technology
"I have been attending the conference for 10 years. Highly rewarding! Networking with peers and vendor partners is invaluable. Great value when comparing cost and knowledge gained.” – Bill Naughton, Corporate Audit Director, SpartanNash.
Next-gen controllership functions strategically leverage technology to improve operational performance, insightfulness, and risk intelligence across the enterprise. In this session, we’ll discuss how to navigate the digital transformation within your controllership function including in positioning foundational ERP, deploying process automation (such as RPA) and using the analytics and insights derived to deliver value to the greater organization.
Technology is a driver of disruption for many businesses and industries, and the retail and payments sectors are no different. In this panel, Kim Ford, Head of Global Government Affairs at First Data, will lead a discussion to dig a little deeper into the various disruptions occurring in payments, such as how regulatory initiatives like the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) are enhancing competition in financial services offerings, whether blockchain is ready for physical point of sale acceptance, how innovations in AI are creating stronger fraud prevention tools, and how to keep up with the digitization of global commerce.
Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies this year. Is it all just hype, or is there more to it? In this presentation, Jay Schulman of RSM US LLP will walk you through what blockchain is, how it works, and what its impact is to food producers, distributors and grocers. You’ll also learn about the different use cases for blockchain technology including food recall, trade promotion and others.
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