Our FUT.URE Declaration

26 March 2021

We will commit the necessary time and resources for designing our organizations around the workforce and the consumer of the future – the younger generation.

Our stakeholders are not just shareholders and investors. Today consumers, suppliers, and employees are important stakeholders whose interests and wellbeing determine the direction and success of our business. How do we bring long term value to all these stakeholders?

FUT.URE: Achieving Sustained Profitability in Food

Re-imagining profitable growth in food manufacturing through sustained resilience, innovation and organization effectiveness.

Kamesh Ellajosyula
Chief Innovation Officer
Olam Food Ingredients

Keynote Address

Going Beyond Line of Sight

The business environment is becoming increasingly more dynamic and unpredictable coupled with fast evolving consumer demands. Leaders face mounting pressure to produce short-term profits, increasing the likelihood of management practices that reduce long-term value. How does one navigate this?

While profitability is still fundamental for long-term viability of any business but achieving sustained profits in today’s scenario requires some re-imagining of the product, partnership and organization strategies.

In practicality, how does one get internal support and achieve mindset shift to incorporate long-term thinking in everyday decisions? This panel will address profitable growth in food manufacturing through sustained resilience, innovation and organization effectiveness.

Panel Discussion

Flexing the 'Long-Term' Muscle

Sustained Resilience

Marcelo Tarkieltaub
Head of SEA
Rockwell Automation

Sustained Innovation

Pamela Forshage
Consultant and
Ex- Vice President, URC

Sustained Overall
Organization Effectiveness (OOE)

Tom Borup
Managing Director, APAC
JBT Foodtech

Moderated By:

Thomas Hayes
Global Research Analyst
Lux Research

Parallel Roundtable Sessions

Resilience, perseverance and victory concept. Rook standing among fallen pawns.

Roundtable 1: Sustained Resilience

Embrace complexity, uncertainty and interdependence by minimizing impact-recovery gap

  1. How to be resilient in an inter-dependent world – how to achieve true partnerships?
  2. How digitalisation can lay groundwork to drive long-term value – what does merging of intelligent systems and intelligent automation with the physical world in co-operation with human intelligence mean for the future factories?
  3. How to assess risk and stress test operations to combat unexpected disruptions – measure beyond just performance
Innovative idea in the hand of businesswoman. Innovative idea Concept.

Roundtable 2: Sustained Innovation & Organization Effectiveness

Evolve the product, services, or solutions portfolio via a continuous Innovation Engine, and building an efficient future-ready organization

  1. How Innovation can promise efficiency, flawless production, minimum waste, and customizable manufacturing?
  2. How can we move from a reactive mode to a more agile, flexible & strategically innovate mode (driven by e-commerce and consumer trends)?
  3. How can Sustained Overall Organization Effectiveness lead to sustainable sources of savings: Improving Productivity, automating workflows, removing redundancies and variablize labour costs?

Our Roundtable Contributors

Abel Santos Sáez
Intersnack Cashew Company

Michael Boeker
Director of Operations, APAC

Jacob Sebastian
Vice President – Technical

William Tan
Head of Sales, APAC

Shirish Yadav
VP Manufacturing & Technology

Somsubhra Gan Choudhuri
Co-Founder & CEO
Ai Palette

Indrani Ghosh
Global Strategy & Insights Head- Specialized Nutrition

Shankar Rao
Senior Vice President

Arnold Alvarez
Sr. VP Plant operations
CDO Foodsphere Inc

Judy Guevara
President – Foodservice
Leslie Corporation

What is FUT.URE?

FUT.URE is an invite-only virtual roundtable to bring the food manufacturers, Technology Solutions Providers and food industry communities together to discuss the challenges facing the Food Processing Industry.

Everything will be live and interactive – we’ll have close-knit discussions and networking. The breakout sessions are designed to co-create answers allowing you to walk away with actionable insights, recommendations and advice from your community of Food Industry Leaders.