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Transformational Foodservice Trends: Trusting Your Data Partners

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Transformational Foodservice Trends: Trusting Your Data Partners
As the foodservice industry continues to engage in a digital transformation, it is more important than ever to trust your data partners. From operators to distributors to manufacturers, every link along the foodservice supply chain needs to ensure accountability as companies develop new technologies and digital systems.

Join The Food Institute for a panel discussion on emerging technologies in the foodservice landscape, and how different companies are undergoing a digital transformation. Additionally, the panel will share thoughts on how to best protect your data, and how to build trust with your data partners.

A panel of industry experts, including Melissa Lee (General Mills Foodservice), Chelsea Kuyper (Gordon Food Service), Ken Davis (Foodbuy), and Nathan Romney (iTradeNetwork), will convene to discuss their thoughts on:
• Successful digital transformation efforts;
• The importance of data security in your organization;
• How to best develop trust among your data partners;
• How to best engage with customers in a digital world.


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For over 25 years, iTradeNetwork has been at the forefront of the supply chain industry. Our journey began with a simple, yet powerful purpose: to feed the world. Today, we stand tall with a legacy of providing advanced supply chain solutions backed by best-in-class expertise and support.

In an industry riddled with challenges and pressures, iTradeNetwork has proved to be a reliable partner to foodservice business of all kinds and sizes that include retail grocery, grower shipper, foodservice distributors, manufacturers, and operators. Our advanced solutions help businesses simplify complex procurement and fulfillment challenges, reduce food waste, optimize inventory levels, mitigate compliance risk, and expand profitably at scale.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.itradenetwork.com/

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Chief Product Officer, iTradeNetwork
Nathan joined iTradeNetwork with a mission to modernize the fresh supply chain. As the Chief Product Officer, Nathan is responsible for the iTradeNetwork solution platform with an emphasis on user experience and customer-centric design. He isn’t afraid to roll-up his sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty details. Prior to iTradeNetwork, Nathan was responsible for the SaaS infrastructure at Control4, the leading provider in home automation and consumer-connected homes. Having delivered for over 500,000 connected homes and millions of connected devices, he has valuable experience delivering highly scalable transaction platforms.
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Digital Commerce, Data & Analytics Executive, General Mills Foodservice
Melissa Lee is the Digital Commerce, Data and Analytics Executive for General Mills Foodservice. She leads commerce, data, analytics, performance marketing, brand experience, category management, and sales enablement to drive growth and engagement with distributors, retailers, and operators.

Ms. Lee has over 25 years of experience leading global strategic digital, marketing, and customer experience transformations across multiple industries in B2B and B2C. Her prior experience includes Accenture, Best Buy, UnitedHealth Group/Optum, and Cargill. Ms. Lee is a passionate culture leader for diversity, equity, and inclusion and is the executive sponsor of the General Mills Foodservice Asian Leadership Network.

Ms. Lee holds a BBA with honors in Marketing from the University of Iowa and is a certified Scrum Product Owner. She is a member of multiple organizations including CHIEF and The Conference Board. She resides in Minnesota with her two teenage boys and mother.
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Director of Information Systems, Foodbuy's Data Intelligence Group
Ken is the Director of Information Systems for Foodbuy’s Data Intelligence Group, working with some of the best and brightest in the foodservice data community.

Ken’s primary role is as product owner for a multi-vendor procurement platform servicing approximately 16,000 operating locations for Compass Group and Foodbuy Member Customers, and onboarding of distributor invoice data, validation and reporting for the Foodbuy GPO. He has a passion for ensuring data accuracy in the systems he manages and ensuring his operators have quality product information available to help assist in their purchasing decisions. In his 22+ years with the organization, Ken has seen significant shifts with in-unit technology, particularly as it relates to operator ordering, inventory, reporting, and manufacturer data.

A rare Charlotte native, Ken and his husband Brian are avid readers, and spend much of their free time out on the water at Badin Lake; they also enjoy travel and spending time with family and friends.
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Electronic Data Interchange Analyst, Gordon Food Service
As an EDI Analyst at Gordon Food Service, Chelsea serves as an advocate for distribution customers data integration needs. Recognized as a 2023 Rising Star by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), Chelsea uses her background in customer service and culinary management to navigate the complexity of the EDI world.
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