Agile European User Group

3rd edition | 3rd - 4th April 2019 | Reading, UK

3rd - 4th April 2019



Join us for the third independent European User Group for Agile PLM.

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.


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.


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Agenda (updated to February 11th)

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     Trial Recipe Development Tool

Stefano Mele – 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     Recipe Q&A

Round table Q&A

 12:30     Lunch

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

Stefano Mele – Sinfo-One

13:45     One Customer’s deployment of a Mass Change Tool

Soula Stephanakis – Mars PLM Project Business Analyst

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     Drive through the Agile Modules: CACS Computer Aided Compliance Screening

Stefano Mele – 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     One Company’s PLM4P Training Solution


 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.

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