Dr Tristan Hunter

Presentation: Going digital in food manufacturing – what does this mean?


Tristan Hunter leads the Automation and Operational Technology (AOT) group, with provides OT solutions across Fonterra Global Operations. Fonterra is the world’s largest dairy exporter and heavily leverages technology within its manufacturing operations. The AOT group has a broad scope from traditional automation systems to rapidly evolving areas such as IIoT, OT cyber security, predictive analytics and edge computing systems. As a result he has a pragmatic view of both the opportunities and challenges presented by the introduction of transformational new technologies into manufacturing. Tristan completed his PhD in Advanced Process Control at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). He initially developed and commissioned factory control systems before moving into leadership and technology strategy roles.