The 2012 USPOULTRY Information Systems Seminar will take an in-depth look at cost saving initiatives and new technology. The annual conference, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be held July 16 - 17, at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown in Nashville, TN.
“Computers are used throughout poultry and egg operations, from live operations and processing to administration; and technology is continuing to advance at a rapid pace. The programs used to run our operations must be continually updated and refined to ensure productivity and efficiency, while also being cost effective to implement,” said program committee chairman Ron Wells, Butterball LLC. “This year’s agenda will highlight cost saving initiatives, as well as provide information on new technology to make sure we stay informed. Information Technology managers, regardless of the size of their operations, will leave the seminar with important and useful information they can apply immediately within their organizations.”
This year’s agenda will see the return of the Lightening Round . . . What’s New in the IT Industry, which will feature a quick-fire overview on “Dr. Watson…A Big Data Example,” process automation, and wireless controllers. Other topics on the agenda include: Industry IT Experiences…Pros and Cons; A Network Infrastructure Panel: Connecting Remote Locations; E-Discovery…An Attorney’s Perspective; Vendor Solutions; New Technology in Worker Safety: Ergonomic Assessment Systems; and a series of open forums on mobile devices.
A program committee of information technology managers developed the agenda for the seminar, including (seated left to right): Mike Burruss, Tip Top Poultry, Marietta, GA; Ron Wells (Chairman), Butterball LLC, Mt. Olive, NC; (standing left to right) Greg Whisenant, Case Farms LLC, Troutman, NC; John Delphon, George’s Inc., Springdale, AR; Alan Brownell, Case Farms LLC, Troutman, NC; and Sim Harbert, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA.
To register for the 2012 Information System Seminar, go to http://www.uspoultry.org/educationprograms/index.cfm