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Agile European User Group - 3rd edition

3rd - 4th April 2019




The third independent European User Group for Agile PLM is a unique opportunity to:

• learn more about  the new release 6.2.3 of Agile PLM

• meet industry experts

• hear about Food and Drink trends for 2019

• continue a fruitful exchange of experiences with the European Customer Base.


The event is dedicated to executives or representatives of European Oracle Agile PLM Users


Meeting Topics

Whilst maintaining close links with the Agile User Group in America, we renew the opportunity to meet and review Agile PLM4P European specific requirements.

This 3rd European User Group will be an opportunity to:

• Be involved in round table discussions to review and share best practice;

• Hear from Oracle on Strategy and Roadmap;

• Communicate our specific needs to be taken into account for future developments;

• Inform the experts of European challenges and hear from them about future developments Agile PLM.

We will be looking at new functionality in release 6.2.3 and take a Drive Though some Agile modules covering topics that users have raised, with some practical demonstrations.

We will address specific topics and have a chance to:

• Deep Dive into Recipe Development;

• Review and share the best ways to train PLM users;

• Review PLM upgrade experiences;

• Discuss  a Company’s Experience on Mass Change Tools.



Oracle | 510 Oracle Pkwy | Earley | Reading

See how to get there


Free shuttle

There is a free shuttle bus from Reading station to the offices – more details can be found on this link.


Hotel Arrangements

We have negotiated a preferential rate at The Malmaison Hotel of £160 per night.  The number of rooms available is limited on a first come first served basis and must be booked by 19th February to get this price.  If you would like to make a booking please contact Imogen Parker on +44  (0) 118-334-1331 or +44 (0) 7388 380 462 or and quote the PLM4P User Group and the rate agreed by Lisa Beattie under the KP Snacks reference.


    Registration is now Closed. If you have any queries please contact Lisa Beattie


    Agenda (updated to April 2nd)

    Day 1 – 3rd April 2019

    9.00      Registration & Coffee

    9.30      Welcome and opening – Moderator & Speaker – Lisa Beattie

    9:45      Recipe Development

    Round table discussion to share Agile PLM4P Recipe Development adoption and best practice

    10:15     Drive through the Agile Modules: 

    CACS Computer Aided Compliance Screening

    Stefano Mele  – PLM Senior Specialist at Sinfo One

    10:45     Break

    11:00     One Customer’s Recipe solution – Kraft Heinz

    Jean James – EMEA Specifications Manager The Kraft Heinz Company

    11:30     Recipe Workbench

    Wes Frierson – Verdant partner and Chief Strategy Officer

    12:00    Digital Transformation and Agile Principles

     Paola Pomi – CEO at Sinfo One

    12:30    Lunch

    13:15      Drive through the Agile Modules: NSM Nutrition Surveillance  Management

    Stefano Mele –  PLM Senior Specialist at Sinfo One

    13:45     Mass Change Tool

    Wes Frierson – Verdant partner and Chief    Strategy Officer

    14:15     Agile PLM4P – Challenges & Opportunities

    Round table discussion to share user experience – linked to follow up session Day 2

    14:45     Break

    15:00     Food and Drink Trends 2019

    Guest Speaker –  Kiti Soininen  – Mintel UK Food and Drink Research Team Manager

    15:30     Summary of the Day

    16:00     Close


    Evening Event – Sponsored by   

    19.00     Cocktail Mixer at Revolution Reading

    A chance to relax, enjoy a cocktail and network with peers– with the possibility to jump behind the bar and learn to mix your own cocktail!

    20.00     Three Course Dinner at Revolution Reading



    Day 2 –  4th April  2019

    9:00    Registration & Coffee

    9:20     Opening – Moderator & Speaker – Lisa Beattie

    9:30     Oracle Strategy and Roadmap

    Demonstration of improved LIO

    Speaker tbc

    10:45     Break

    11:00     Upgrade Challenges and Progress

    Round table discussions on upgrading

    11:30     Product Cost Estimation Tool

    Stefano Mele –  PLM Senior Specialist at Sinfo One    

    12:00     Integration opportunities with PLM

    Wes Frierson – Verdant partner and Chief Strategy Officer

    12:30     Lunch

    13:15     How investments in Foodtech accelerate biotech

    Guest Speaker – Alexandre Biau – Unigrains

    13:45     User Training Best Practice

    Round table discussions

    14:15      Maximise the value of Applications Unlimited

    Simon Mellor – Oracle

    14:45     Break

    15:00     Follow up from Day 1 – Challenges and Opportunities

    Oracle and Partners Led Follow Up

    15:30     Review of the Agile PLM4P EU User Group 2 days

    Roundtable discussions and next steps

    15:45     Update from the Agile PLM User Group USA

    Lisa Hansard – Coca Cola

    16:00     Wrap up and Close


    Lisa Beattie

    Lisa Beattie is a data management professional, with over 30 years in the software application industry. During those years, Lisa has held most positions in the application lifecycle including Software Evaluation, System Analysis, Programming, Training, Delivery and Application Management and Support. Lisa has worked with many software suppliers to deliver solutions and has been on user group committees helping to engage and inform application users. In the past 10 years, Lisa has specialised in software solutions for the Food Industry. In her role in KP Snacks she was the Project Manager for the implementation of Agile. Currently Lisa has been involved in rolling out Agile across the Intersnack Group and now manages a Centre of Excellence providing support to almost 300 users of Agile.

    Alexandre Biau

    Chargé d’études économiques & Coordinateur innovation at Unigrains. Alexandre Biau is an agricultural engineer from AgroParisTech and holds a degree in Environmental & Energy Economics. After a five years' experience at EY as auditor and consultant in cleantech and sustainability, Alexandre joined in 2013 the Agribusiness expertise team of Unigrains, the reference financial partner for French and international companies in the agri-food and agro-industrial sectors. At Unigrains he’s now leading the actions of the group in the field of innovation : investments in venture funds (agtech, foodtech, industrial biotech), interactions with portfolio companies on innovation, and analyses on emerging topics such as agrifoodtech investments trends, digital farming, etc.

    Stefano Mele

    PLM Senior Specialist - Sinfo One. Stefano Mele attained a degree in Economics and Management of Development at the University of Parma in 2011. Since 2012 he is part of the Sinfo One team. His job experiences varied from ERP application consultant, PLM Team Leader and Project Manager. As Project Manager he was involved in several Sinfo One PLM projects. He is currently in charge of PLM Service Line. He is mainly responsible of PLM On Premise as well as on Cloud implementations projects. He is the main responsible of PPM developments.

    Jean James

    EMEA Specifications Manager - The Kraft Heinz Company. Jean joined The Kraftheinz Company at the end of 2017, to look after the zone ingredient, packaging material, and printed packaging material specifications. Aligning uniformity of data and WOW between sites thus ensuring legal compliance as well as meeting the Kraftheinz business requirements for raw material specifications.

    Kiti Soininen

    Mintel UK Food and Drink Research Team Manager. Kiti manages Mintel's UK food and drink research team, which produces some 50 reports annually spanning across the key UK food and drink industries as well as exploring topical consumer trends. She joined Mintel as a European Retail Analyst, before specialising in the food sector and taking responsibility for the team in 2011.

    Paola Pomi

    Paola Pomi is Sinfo One CEO and is a board-member of Redfaire International. She has been working with Oracle technology and particularly Oracle ERP and PLM solutions for almost twenty years. Paola combines strong functional and technical skills, gained from years working as a JD Edwards Financial Consultant, with an excellent understanding of key business challenges.

    Jon Chorley

    Jon Chorley has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry in a broad set of roles including sales, implementation, and development. He has been with Oracle since 1997. Currently he is Group Vice President of Product Strategy for Oracle's supply chain management (SCM) applications and also leads the development team responsible for all Oracle’s PLM and Product Master Data Management solutions. Jon is also the Chief Sustainability Officer for Oracle, and in this role, he drives and coordinates all initiatives, both internally and externally, related to environmental sustainability.

    Frederic Dubois

    Frederic Dubois has more than 25 years’ experience in the software industry in a broad set of roles including consulting and Applications Development. He has been with Oracle since 1994. Currently he holds the combined roles of Senior Director of Applications Development for the Agile PLM products (Agile PLM – A9, Agile PLM for Process – Prodika-  and Agile Engineering Data Management – EDM) , Cloud PLM and leads the Customer Success coordination for the PLM-PDH Cloud product suite reporting up to Jon Chorley.

    Jessie Cai

    Jessie Cai has been working with Oracle since 2010 and has 9 years of experience with the Agile PLM for process products (a.k.a. Prodika) . She is the Senior Product Manager and Agile Scrum product owner for Prodika managing Customer Success and New Features Development. Jessie holds a B.S. degree in Food Science from ShangHai University (China).

    Wes Frierson

    Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Verdant. Act as collaborator, adviser, and architect for clients to help provide practical and experienced guidance to employ best practices and technology to achieve results and drive real business value.

    Simon Mellor

    Simon Mellor, Applications Unlimited Sales at Oracle. Simon has spent the last 25 years implementing, selling, and educating the users of enterprise software solutions, across functional areas such as finance, procurement, supply chain, work and asset management, and cyber security. With over 10 years of experience with Oracle’s applications, Simon is now helping organisations to realise the full potential of their investment in Oracle’s On Premise applications.