Leaders from Dairy and Technology Industries to Connect at Inaugural DairyTech Conference

WASHINGTON — Dairy business and technology executives from around the world will convene at the inaugural DairyTech conference in Austin, Texas, next month to forge new relationships and explore the technological trends that will shape the future of the food and beverage sector.

DairyTech, a new conference presented by the International Dairy Foods Association and Dairy.com, will take place May 18-19 at the Austin Marriott Downtown. The two-day conference will present a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, networking sessions, and evening receptions for senior executives and experts in technology, innovation, data, and cybersecurity. The conference programming will draw concepts from around the world and showcase research, expertise, and technology that can inspire solutions to drive innovation and profit. Sessions will focus on digital transformation across the dairy supply chain, cybersecurity, e-commerce, and sustainability and the circular economy.

Members of the press who are interested in attending the event must RSVP to Andrew Jerome, at ajerome@idfa.org. Learn more about the event at www.dairytechconference.com.



DairyTech—Where Dairy + Tech Connect


Austin Marriott Downtown

304 East Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, Texas 78701


May 18-19, 2022


  • Steve Alexander, President and CEO, Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • Brent Bell, Vice President, Recycling, Waste Management
  • Grant Cupps, Vice President, Technology and Risk Management Solutions, EverAg
  • Lindsay Datlow, Senior Strategist & Market Innovation Team Lead, AgTech and Consumer Goods, SAS
  • Maxwell Dawes, Director of Network Optimization and Dairy Procurement, Danone
  • CJ Dietzman, Managing Director and Cyber Security Marketplace Leader, Marsh
  • Jenny Drake, Vice President of Business Technology, Grande Cheese Company
  • Michael Dykes, D.V.M.,President and CEO, International Dairy Foods Association
  • Justin Greis, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • David Hardiman-Evans, Senior Vice President – North America, Ocado Solutions
  • Jeff Hurley, Chief Information Officer, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
  • Curt Jacobsen, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Evan Kinser, Vice President of Fluid Milk Operations, Select Milk Producers, Inc.
  • Nick Kosturos, Engagement Manager and Cyber Expert, McKinsey & Company
  • Jordan Kraft-Lambert, Vice President of Business Development, VAS
  • Deron McElroy, Chief of Cybersecurity Services for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region VI
  • Charles Selom Quist, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Chirag Pandya, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Jason Pelz, Vice President of Sustainability, U.S., Canada, Central America & the Caribbean, Tetra Pak
  • Richard Scheitler, Chief Information Officer, Darigold
  • Scott Sexton, CEO, Dairy.com by EverAg

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports more than 3.3 million jobs that generate $41.6 billion in direct wages and $753 billion in overall economic impact. IDFA’s diverse membership ranges from multinational organizations to single-plant companies, from dairy companies and cooperatives to food retailers and suppliers, all on the cutting edge of innovation and sustainable business practices. Together, they represent 90 percent of the milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and cultured products, and dairy ingredients produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. Delicious, safe and nutritious, dairy foods offer unparalleled health and consumer benefits to people of all ages.

Dairy.com is the leading provider of technology, services, and intelligence platforms to the dairy industry. Our mission is to empower supply chains to feed a growing world. Every day, we help our clients deliver nutritious and delicious dairy products to consumers worldwide, connecting every stakeholder in the supply chain from farm to table.