Food Safety Summit presented by Food Safety Magazine

Michael Walton Michael Walton

Michael Walton is the President of BCD ILabs where he collaborates with Fortune 500 manufacturers to introduce game-changing strategies and AI into their R&D, Engineering, and manufacturing operations. He’s passionate about helping manufacturers capture and leverage their data to revolutionize every aspect of their R&D production to decrease cost, increase efficiency, and design in greater sustainability at scale resulting in better products for their customers and a healthier planet.

Michael previously worked at Google as Global Head of Manufacturing Industry and Microsoft as a Manufacturing Industry Executive. Additionally, he served 30 years in the US Army Reserves and retired as a Colonel. He has worked with companies like Ardent Mills, Cargill, Rockwell, Siemens, Caterpillar, John Deere, Baker Hughes, Cameron and more.

Michael earned a B.A. in computer science and A.A. in mathematics from Thomas More University and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College.