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Food, Beverage & Process Summit

The session recordings from our food, beverage and process manufacturing and technology summit are now available for replay! Fill out the form to watch at no cost.

We'll go beyond industry-specific ERP to discuss what you can do to extend and enhance your technology solutions and further your capabilities, including application of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio and Microsoft Power Platform.

Our curriculum is demo-oriented, so you'll see firsthand the capabilities that are available to your company today⁠—no unattainable trends or vague hypotheticals.

Timings Topic

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Food, Beverage & Process Summit Kickoff 

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Customer Case Study Spotlight

Join Columbus Data & Analytics Practice Director Michael Simms in this multimedia session as he explores the Data Journey and Digital Strategy through the lens of Columbus Food Manufacturing customer, Amy's Kitchen. 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

DEMO: Data and Analytics in Food, Beverage & Process Manufacturing

In this session, you'll learn how to: Configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management to identify and extract data; set up 'Build Your Own Device' (BYOD) with Azure SQL and configure data migrations; train the Machine Learning model and publish it as an Azure service; make data-based predictions; and create power BI dashboards and reports. Join Matthew Boese and Manuel Adum from the Columbus Digital Advisory team.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

DEMO: Tracking and Tracing in Food, Beverage & Process Manufacturing

This session is focused on supply chain success and will dive into the actionable steps available with technology tools such as pre-configured dashboards, predictive analytics, and quality predictions fueled by Microsoft Azure Machine Learning. You'll learn how to quickly enter orders, track test results and update Attributes & Results directly in Microsoft Dynamics 365 straight from the app. Join Columbus Account Executive Stefan Siwiecki.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Columbus Expert Q&A and Closing

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Meet Your Speakers:


Matthew Boese
V.P. of Digital Advisory

Matt Boese is the Vice President of Digital Advisory for Columbus U.S. The digital advisory team he leads consists of cross-practice architects who advise customers on how best to leverage Microsoft technologies to achieve their digital transformation goals. Matt joined Columbus a year ago through an acquisition to become the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management practice lead.


Manuel Adum

Manuel Adum
Columbus Digital Advisory Team

Manuel Adum is dedicated to improving business productivity, using software and imagination, with a focus on attaining measurable results. His perspective is informed by a 25-year career that encompasses implementing “eBusiness” solutions for IBM, starting and selling two successful ERP software start-up companies, and his current role in the Columbus Digital Advisory team.


Michael Simms

Michael Simms
Practice Director, Data & Analytics

Michael Simms is the Practice Director for Data & Analytics at Columbus, a global IT services and consulting corporation offering a comprehensive solution portfolio with deep industry knowledge, extensive technology expertise and profound customer insight. Michael has been in the Data & Analytics space for nearly three decades and has worked on data specific initiatives on dozens of successful projects for companies in a multitude of industries.


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Stefan Siwiecki
Enterprise Account Executive 

Stefan Siwiecki is an Enterprise Account Executive at Columbus. He partners with clients in the Eastern United States to help drive meaningful and practical digital transformation. His background includes roles focused on manufacturing and distribution, as well as a stint leading an IT organization.

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