Join CAT Squared's Jack Teague for his IPPE TECHTalk presentation Assessing a Business's Readiness for Smart Automation and Winning Stakeholder Support. The presentation will feature three main objectives:

  1. Applying the Manufacturing Maturity Model as an Assessment Tool

  2. Determining Key Areas Where Smart Technology Can Maximize Value

  3. Building a Successful Business Case to Justify Investment

Jack TeagueJack has many years of experience implementing plant-floor solutions and helping poultry processors increase their digital capacity no matter where they are in their Industry 4.0 journey. During his presentation, Jack will share best practices for implementing Industry 4.0 technologies supported by real-world examples and processes to overcome common roadblocks.

Prior to joining CAT Squared, Jack graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in biological and agricultural engineering and performed graduate research in food science. He then developed practical experience working on the plant floor in quality assurance for businesses engaged in peach processing, egg production, and instant and frozen rice production.

See the IPPE TECHTalk

WHERE: C Hall | Booth C10611 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Kathy Barbeire

Written by Kathy Barbeire

Kathy Barbeire is a seasoned professional with a strong track record in leveraging new technology, data analysis, and storytelling to drive organizational success. As the marketing manager at CAT Squared since 2015, Kathy stays updated on industry trends to ensure our products remain adaptable to evolving standards and prepares our customers for disruptive technologies. She actively participates in a blockchain learning group associated with Blockchain for Arkansas (BC4AR), an initiative led by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Kathy's expanding knowledge and expertise enable her to create informative content that educates our supply chain partners and helps them navigate upcoming transitions. Kathy's educational background includes graduating magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional and technical writing, along with double minors in sociology and information technology. She later completed the MBA program at UALR. Prior to joining CAT Squared, Kathy applied her passion for data-driven storytelling to assist nonprofits in defining goals, tracking program metrics, and engaging donors and community stakeholders. She served as a program manager at the Our House Homeless Shelter in Little Rock and later at The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command.