From inexpensive sensors on farms and IoT technology applications on farms to washdown safe robots for processing plants, the poultry supply chain is about to be disrupted.

Register for the Virtual Poultry Tech Summit 2020, to be held October 20-22, to attend a panel discussion that predicts the technologies that will create the biggest opportunities for poultry integrators.

Panelists for the session include Gary V. McMurray, interim IRIM executive director and associate director, collaborative robotics and division chief, principal research engineer, Food Processing Technology Division, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), David Speller, CEO, OptiFarm and Scott Carter, Ph.D., vice president of microbials, Phibro Animal Health.

McMurray has led the development of advanced robotic systems for the food, transportation and biomedical industries. He oversees the GTRI Division that conducts significant industrial research under Georgia’s Traditional Industries Program and leads the Division’s efforts for identifying and marketing new research opportunities.


Starting with one farm of 160,000 broilers in 2004, Speller has built a business that today is not only supporting businesses globally but is also farming multiple broiler sites around the UK. His businesses are involved in extensive research and innovation projects both internationally, ensuring that innovation and new thinking remains at the core of his business.

Carter earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in nutrition and biotechnology and his MBA from Washington University in Saint Louis. He joined Phibro Animal Health as the vice president of microbials in February of 2020, with prior work experiences ranging from startups to large animal health and nutrition companies and roles from sales and marketing to R&D.

Make plans to attend the 2020 Virtual Poultry Tech Summit, and take a look at the future of the industry. This one-of-a-kind online event facilitates the transition of innovation technologies from researchers and entrepreneurs into commercial applications for the benefit of the poultry industry. Registration is now open.

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