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Artificial Intelligence in the Lab and on the Plant Floor

Consider how to use AI in practical applications in the food & beverage industry during this webinar.


April 23, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT  

Duration: 1 hour 

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Artificial intelligence was ubiquitous in 2023, but how will it help food & beverage companies and their employees do a better job? We’ll look at AI’s potential and application on three fronts -- in product development, in marketing and on the plant floor – with real examples of how food & beverage processors already are using it.


Vinay Indraganti, CEO and co-founder of BCD iLabs; formerly of Ingredion

BCD iLabs ( is a product development consulting service that specializes in AI. Over the course of his 24-year technology career, Vinay has held multiple roles, from Chief Technology Officer to Global Practice Head and Solution Architect. Before co-founding BCD iLabs, Vinary was global vice president of digital transformation and strategy at Ingredion Inc., focusing on both R&D and manufacturing transformation.

Alexia Ciarfella, co-founder of FlavorMind; formerly of Mondelez International

Before co-founding FlavorMind (, Alexia was a senior scientist at Mondelez International, and there developed an artificial intelligence tool to optimize the recipe development process of a well-known cookie. Her team’s work on this generative AI tool led Mondelez to win the “Best of Business AI” award from Microsoft in 2021, as one of the top 10 global organizations expertly using AI as a catalyst for business innovation.


Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief | Food Processing

Dave has been editor in chief of Food Processing since 2003. Before that, he was editor in chief of Dairy Foods and managing editor of Prepared Foods, so he’s been covering the food and beverage industry for 30 years and has visited dozens, maybe 100 or more, food and beverage plants.