Arlington, VAFMI—The Food Industry Association today announced that Jose Luis-Gomes, Managing Director Retail & Midwinter LogoCPG with Google Cloud will give a keynote address on artificial intelligence (AI) and future applications for food industry C-suite executives during FMI’s 2024 Midwinter Executive Conference.

“Nearly one in four food retailers and two out of three suppliers are currently using AI for their business solutions,” shared Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI. “These numbers will continue to grow in the coming year, necessitating food industry executives know the ins and outs of current and future AI opportunities so that they make informed business decisions.”

For the last three years, Luis-Gomes has focused on helping retail and CPG companies digitally transform with Google Cloud’s latest technology innovations. During that time, he has supported technology acceleration initiatives for retailers and CPGs like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, P&G, Mondelez and Colgate. Prior to Google Cloud, Luis-Gomes spent over a decade at dunnhumby partnering with retailers and brands globally to leverage data and analytics to put their customers first. Additionally, Gomes exercises his passion to reduce the grocery industry's carbon footprint as a Board Member of IFCO Systems, the global leader in reusable plastic crates. Throughout his career, Luis-Gomes has emphasized collaboration between retailers and brands while working to leverage data and AI. 

During the keynote session on Friday, January 19, 2024, titled Putting Generative AI to Work for Food Retail, Luis-Gomes will explore the types of AI, what is already in use, future applications, and how generative AI could transform organizational structure, workforce management, productivity and costs, and consumer expectations.

“I’m excited for food industry executives to learn from this respected leader in the retail technology space,” said Sarasin. “I consider this a must-attend opportunity for our members because it is sure to inspire and inform the food industry of the future.”

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