Pre-conference: Business Strategies
Presentation: Impact of Disruption on the Future of Food
Speaker: Andria Long, Insights & Strategy Executive / Former VP Innovation & Consumer Insights at Johnsonville
Andria is a leading growth expert and transformational innovator who has successfully driven strategic growth at 5 Fortune 1000 companies in the intensely competitive CPG space in over 35 categories across food, beverage and personal care.
She has held senior executive leadership positions for both public and private companies, including Vice President of Innovation & Strategy at Sara Lee and Vice President of Innovation & Consumer Insights at Johnsonville.
With over a 20 year track record of success working on some of the worlds most recognized and valuable brands like Sara Lee, Cheez-It, Huggies, St. Ives, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, and Johnsonville, Andria has synthesized her learnings and developed her own proven approach to deliver sustainable growth.
Andria shares her wealth of knowledge and extensive industry experience by providing advisory services to companies looking to accelerate growth and speaking on cutting edge topics in the industry.
Title: Impact of Disruption on the Future of Food
Advancing technologies will continue to have broad implications for the food landscape. Consumer expectations are being driven to higher levels that impact where, when and how they obtain food. Their increased access to data has propelled the need for greater transparency and disruptive forces are pressuring traditional food manufacturers in other ways. There is unprecedented competition from entrepreneurial startups and unforeseen competition from outside the food industry. This presentation will provide insights into factors and examples driving these changes and delve into what it means for product development, innovation and the future of food. Most importantly, how can organizations learn to quickly evolve to survive and succeed?