Industry 4.0 disruption in the Food & Beverage sector
Paul Hamilton, Business Innovation Advisor – Food and Beverage, Callaghan Innovation
Manufacturing in New Zealand is facing challenges in productivity, finding skilled staff and adopting digital technologies. A new revolution termed “industry 4.0” captures underlying emergent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Augmented Reality, The Digital Twin Concept, Additive Manufacturing and the Internet of Things. Could these technologies revolutionise the Food manufacturing industry, just as steam power once sparked the industrial revolution? The application of these technologies not only offers a solution to these challenges, but commercial advantages in the workplace and across sectors such as the food industry. The best way to understand the impact of these technologies to industry, is to see examples of them actually being applied which will be covered in session.
Paul Hamilton is a Business Innovation Advisor in the Food and Beverage Sector. He has experience in the FMCG industry, providing big data software, analytics and insights. He has consulted with a wide range of food & beverage manufacturers as well as retailers across Australia and New Zealand to provide actionable insights and innovative solutions from data.