Virtual Panel

Staying ahead of the curve: Harnessing informatics to meet changing F&B consumer expectations

2 October 2024


In a fast-moving world where consumer needs, demands, and expectations change constantly, it’s critical that Food and Beverage (F&B) manufacturers remain innovative and flexible, adapting better processes to help them to deliver quality, safe, and compliant products while still getting to market quickly.

But delivering quality F&B products is complex, often filled with challenges that can slow down or even halt manufacturing. So, what can manufacturers do to stay ahead of the curve, and where do they start?

In this session, join Brandon Henning, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at STARLIMS, as he discusses current F&B trends, how changing consumer demands have impacted manufacturing operations and how manufacturers can use informatics technology to help them to improve efficiencies, accelerate innovation to New Product Introduction (NPI) and get to market faster.

Key learnings: 

  • Learn how industry experts are optimising operations while adapting to market changes
  • Understand the technology that supports these initiatives
  • Uncover best practices for your organisation to put into action.



Lee Reece, Global Food Safety and Quality Improvement Manager, The Kraft Heinz Company.

Dr Lee Reece qualified as a microbiologist and protein chemist working in antiviral and cancer research, before ending up in the food industry by mistake around 25 years ago. Now happily established in Food Safety and Quality after time spent as a Process Technologist in R&D, he leads a global team of technical experts focusing on Technical Excellence and new technology.

Brandon Henning, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, STARLIMS

Brandon serves as STARLIMS’ Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer and is responsible for driving the company’s strategy and go-to-market strategies. He comes to STARLIMS with over 20 years of product management, marketing, and IT experience, with a focus on building and delivering solutions for regulated industries including Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Food & Beverage, and Automotive. Before joining STARLIMS, Brandon served as VP and Head of Product Management at Greenlight GURU, Chief Product Officer at Tangoe, and VP of Product and Strategy at Sparta Systems. At Sparta Systems, he launched the first SaaS Enterprise Quality Management solution for Life Sciences.

We will be announcing more speakers soon, so don’t miss out. Register now for this virtual panel to book your seat