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Operations Peer Group (In-Person)

09 Apr 2024
10:00am - 11:30am PDT

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If you are an Operations professional or play a key role in the operations and production of a business, come join your fellow BCFB peers in our first Operations Peer Group event.

The April 9th session will feature a brief informative presentation by Steven Burton, Founder & CEO of Icicle Technologies, on the latest advancements in AI for food & beverage production followed by a candid group discussion among peers to share experiences, challenges and ideas facilitated by Susan Vann of Konscious Foods and Dave Roberge of Great Little Box Company.


Who Should Attend:

  • Mid-senior level operations professionals in the food & beverage Industry
  • Leaders, founders and owners who are responsible for operations.

What to Expect:

  • A facilitated group discussion to openly share ideas and seek advice from industry peers
  • New industry insight and valuable knowledge 
  • A community of support and new industry connections


April Topic: The Latest Advancements in AI for Human-Centered Food Production Automation

Amidst labour shortage trends, food manufacturers stand to benefit from a people-focused approach to AI that transforms food and beverage production in a way that amplifies, augments, empowers and enhances human performance. Join Steven Burton, Icicle Founder & CEO,  to learn more about the latest advancements in human-centered AI for food production that allow for both high levels of human control and process automation. Discover how AI can help food & beverage manufacturers comply with regulatory requirements, improve on-the-job training, optimize resourcing, protect profitability, predict maintenance to reduce downtime, and improve overall operational excellence.

Key Learnings:

  • The concept of human-centered AI and continuous improvement from human input
  • When, where and how AI can be applied to improve the efficiency and productivity of the food & beverage manufacturing processes
  • The importance of having a strong foundation of data for AI algorithms to optimize processes, reduce waste and enhance product quality
  • Automated systems that allow for better insights and real-time decision making
  • The advantages of AI for elevating food safety programs to global standards


  • Steven Burton is the creator of the award-winning food production management system, Icicle. Through the development of advanced food safety technology based on over a decade of sophisticated software development expertise, Burton has taken Icicle beyond document management and food safety to offer a complete solution for smart automation,improving quality standards, production efficiency, and expanding growth opportunities for all types of food businesses.



*Please note spaces are limited to 20 participants for this session*  

*Light refreshments and snacks will be served*


*Exclusive to BCFB Members*




 2024 Operations Peer Group Sponsor





09 Apr 2024
10:00am - 11:30am PDT

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