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DecisionNext CEO And Sales & Marketing Director To Present In Meatingplace Webinar

Published by Joanna King March 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — DecisionNext’s CEO and co-founder, Mike Neal, and Sales & Marketing Director, Janette Barnard, will discuss what emerging technologies mean for the meat business with Bill Rupp, former president of JBS Beef and Cargill Meat Solutions, and Tim Hammerich, agribusiness recruiter and host of the “Future of Agriculture” weekly podcast, during a Meatingplace Webinar on March 28 at 1 p.m. CDT.

The four expert panelists will explain how emerging technologies from robotics to blockchain can help the meat industry with some of its current issues, including labor shortages and consumer demand for supply chain transparency.

“It’s no longer about product movement through the value chain; the movement of information through the value chain is now a key driver of value,” Barnard said. “One emerging mechanism to securely and accurately distribute information is through blockchain, a technology that holds potential to solve multiple problems in meat and poultry from transparency to price discovery.”

Neal believes in the power of data analytics in harnessing the potential of companies across the food supply chain and has spent his career helping companies tackle the big challenges.

“One of the most critical problems facing the meat industry today revolves around labor,” he said. “By utilizing the power of new technology to hire and train employees, the meat industry will become more efficient and competitive.”

Webinar attendees will leave the meeting with four key takeaways:

  • Understand the forces driving technology into the meat business
  • Become familiar with the five most prominent emerging technologies
  • Understand the three reasons to embrace technology
  • Acquire three resources to continue learning about emerging technology

To register for the “What emerging technologies mean for the meat business” webinar, visit  


About DecisionNext

DecisionNext is a cloud-based prescriptive analytics company that helps commodities-driven industries quickly and accurately measure the impact of market conditions on maximize profit and minimize waste. DecisionNext’s proprietary software deploys sophisticated algorithms along with expert insights to analyze large amounts of data that let business leaders to see the most profitable path forward across their most complex, high value decisions. DecisionNext’s client portfolio includes some of the world’s largest companies and most well-known brands in agribusiness food, mining, oil and gas, and forestry. DecisionNext is based in San Francisco, with offices in Perth, Australia and Paris, France. To keep up with the latest, visit or follow us at @decisionnextHQ.

About Meatingplace

Meatingplace is the premier multimedia information source for the red meat and poultry processing industry. Focused on the U.S. & Canadian markets, but read worldwide, Meatingplace delivers news, technical information and strategic insights through a monthly print publication, website and events. Marketing & Technology Group, founded in 1993, is a Chicago-based business-to-business media company whose properties serve the global information needs of professionals in the North and Latin American red meat and poultry processing, U.S. foodservice and global hospitality industries. To keep up with the latest news, visit or follow @Meatingplace.