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With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

Click an experience track to learn more about the research, Roundtables, and action plan for each topic.

Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Food & Beverage Manufacturing industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.

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Top Industry Trends


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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability Report

  • The new supply chain no longer just looks for raw material sourcing. A fully integrated chain of global sourcing has full visibility of the entire production process optimization, product specification, manufacturing process, quality controls, waste disposal, and finally distribution of products.
  • Learn about how supply chain traceability affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Shifting Demographics Report

  • The globalization of the economy and e-commerce has accelerated the product introduction, so organizations need to become more agile and target the right audiences.
  • Learn about how shifting demographics affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Innovation & Differentiation Report

  • Food and beverage processors need to innovate and digitize processes, create new products, target healthier alternatives, and compete in a much more crowded market.
  • Learn about how innovation and differentiation affect both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Food & Beverage Manufacturing IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business to be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding time and resources to be innovative.
  • Manufacturing environments tend to have very low staff turnover. While this appears to be a positive on the surface, it can be a sign of stagnation and failure to bring in new skills.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating on our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical insights to position your IT team to be more strategic.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT
  • IT and operational technology (OT) departments need to develop closer governance models and share knowledge to leverage the benefits of many of the new technologies emerging in the sector.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Food & Beverage Manufacturing IT organizations.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Blockchain Report

  • In the Food & Beverage Manufacturing industry, blockchain technology could bring visibility to a product, from its origin to the manufacturing process and finally to distribution.
  • Learn about what blockchain is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing Business Analytics Report

  • Organizations are adopting technology like business analytics to cope with the issue of increased competition. Business analytics is the process of using data for discovering, interpreting, and communicating process patterns derived from consolidating, classifying, and analyzing data.
  • Learn about what business analytics is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing IoT Platforms Report

  • IoT technology adds a new level of visibility, traceability, and utilization to the goods and machines involved in the manufacturing process.
  • Learn about what IoT platforms are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how they can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Food & Beverage Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in (supply) chains”: The logistics blockchain

Date published

October 19, 2021

Author:
  • Jeremy Roberts

Retailers and international shippers are already using blockchain technology to track their supply chains. In using a decentralized network to verify digital transactions, shippers can be reasonably sure that the products they deliver to customers are what they say they are, and that they can trace issues (like spoilage) right back to their sources very quickly.

Manufacturing: Advice From the COVID-19 Roundtable

Date published

April 9, 2020

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Gleb Lisikh

On March 24, 2020, Info-Tech’s industry practice hosted a Manufacturing Industry Roundtable with the specific focus of identifying the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the industry. This is a summary of the roundtable discussions around three key issues.

Discussion Summary: Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas Manufacturing Industry Roundtable

Date published

December 19, 2019

Authors:
  • Jennifer Perrier

  • Roberto Eberhardt

Info-Tech’s Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in this particular space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them related to Industry 4.0. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing: What Your Peers Had to Say

Date published

November 21, 2019

Authors:
  • Jennifer Perrier

  • Roberto Eberhardt

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtables for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in the space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

Establishing a Balanced Scorecard for IT Performance in the Manufacturing Industry Is an Important Complement to IT Strategy

Date published

October 23, 2019

Author:
  • Sidney Hodgson

The IT balanced scorecard must go beyond the usual IT metrics. To be most effective, the IT balanced scorecard must demonstrate the value IT provides and reflect corporate strategies and goals.

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