The CAT Squared User Summit is designed to add value to food production operations by sharing best practices in the industry for adopting new technology in manufacturing processes. This year's Summit will be hosted at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain. The Institute provides an inspiring, secluded, historic setting to learn, connect, and innovate. This year's theme is Accelerating Continuous Improvement by Applying Industry 4.0 to Protein Production. Here are the top five reasons meat and poultry processors should attend the User Summit:
5. Collaborate and Network with Industry Peers
The CAT Squared User Summit brings together an array of representatives from the meat and poultry processing industry. Our Summit includes content for executive decision-makers as well as end-users from the plant floor. Each attendee represents a unique perspective—they have their own way of managing their business and utilizing our software. By convening with fellow users, attendees gain valuable insight into how other companies are leveraging CAT Squared's manufacturing software to bring value to their operations. This is also an opportunity for users to share tips and tricks to improve their overall use of the platform.
4. Learn about Current Development Priorities and Active Projects
Another benefit of attending the Summit is that users can learn more about current development priorities and active projects. During the Summit, attendees receive an overview of new features, potential software enhancements, and new proposed system functionality.
3. Discuss Industry Best Practices to Drive Continuous Improvement in Your Operations
CAT Squared is more than just a software company. The real value of our solution is that it delivers real-time visibility into our customers' plant-floor processes so they can make better decisions and continuously improve their performance. The Summit features customer presentations demonstrating best practices they uncovered after adopting CAT Squared's processing solutions. Information users glean from these discussions plays a contributing role in streamlining processes and procedures at their respective operations.
2. Stay on the Leading Edge of Industry Developments
The User Summit features industry experts presenting the latest news in regulatory policies, technology advancements, and Industry 4.0 adoption. This year's lineup includes topics related to the application of AI and machine learning to meat processing, supply chain optimization using distributed ledger technology, and the latest news from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI); including a special update related to NAMI's data-collection efforts as part of its Protein PACT initiative.
1. Feel Inspired and Connected with Others from Your Industry
The most common feedback we receive from our Summit is the value attendees find in the sense of camaraderie with others from their industry. Having been to many trade shows and industry events over the years, there is really no other atmosphere like that of the User Summit. The inspiring location at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institue atop Petit Jean Mountain creates an intimate setting where real conversations can happen. The Summit is more than just a networking opportunity. It's a relationship-building opportunity. Building strong relationships with industry peers improves performance, increases collaboration, and supports professional growth. Whether it's sharing a beer around the outdoor firepit, taking a group hike to the base of Cedar Falls, or fishing with friends on Lake Abby, no other industry event creates a sense of connection and trust like the User Summit.