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Maciej Kautz

Maciej Kautz

Enhanced Commitment Events

Maciej Kautz is an emcee and moderator whose smile breaks the ice. He specializes in hosting virtual events, bringing participants and speakers closer together. Always holding a tablet in his hand, Maciej makes sure that conferences are engaging, interactive and inclusive.

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Sharon Idahosa

Sharon Idahosa

CEO, Sidona Media

A preacher of the Agricultural gospel, Sharon is a communication strategist dedicated to the Agriculture sector. Making it her mission to provide awareness towards Agriculture using powerful communication tools, promoting Agriculture as one of the most powerful tools to help combat poverty and hunger, Sharon is a regular speaker and moderator across numerous conferences, seminars and podcasts, helping create awareness towards the needs of the agricultural sector.

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Mark Horler

Mark Horler

Communications Director, Farm Tech Society

Mark has been involved in the Vertical Farming industry for around 8 years. He is the Founder & Chairman of UK Urban AgriTech (UKUAT) collective, bringing together the leading companies, universities and individuals in the UK urban agritech industry. He is also Communications Manager at The FarmTech Society, the Co-Founder of The Soya Project , and does freelance consulting work across the industry. In his work he has dealt extensively with industry standardisation, sustainability certification, vertical farming education and vertical farming policy. His expertise is in building networks and associations that maximise value for their members, and for the industry as a whole.

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SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS

Adam Eunson

Adam Eunson

Founder, Croply

Founder of Croply, Adam is a passionate advocate for blockchain innovation in agriculture and social development. With a keen focus on Digital Identity and Traceability of Data, Adam is a global entrepreneur with 20 years experience in food business management. Working across numerous projects in the DLT space, Adam is a community focused project manager and innovator trying to support technology adoption for rural development, social inclusion, and open access.

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Alban Odhiambo

Alban Odhiambo

Senior Director, Trademark East Africa

Alban Odhiambo is a Business Development Expert with specialisation in ICT and Logistics. He has vast experience in developing ICT solutions to support the logistics sector. He has worked for the last 7 years at TradeMark East Africa, leading the ICT for Trade and Transport Facilitation Programme.

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Alex Fryer

Alex Fryer

Go-to-Market Manager EMEA, Zebra Technologies

Alex Fryer is currently the Intelligent Edge Solutions (IES) Regional Product Manager and responsible for driving the go-to-market in EMEA for Zebra’s IES portfolio. Alex has more than eight years of experience within the technology industry and has driven the go-to-market strategies in a number of sectors. Alex holds a BA in Marketing & Language Studies from the University of Liverpool.

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Alicia Noel

Alicia Noel

Executive Director, Cultivati

Alicia founded consultancy Cultivati Inc. to help organizations understand how blockchain is being used around the world to address a range of challenges in food supply chains. Since returning to the US, she has consulted with a range of organizations on food safety issues in China, operations, governance, communications, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Alicia is also a mentor with food business accelerator Food-X and the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Decentralized Impact Incubator and an advisor and judge for sustainable seafood business competition Fish 2.0.

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Amy Wu

Amy Wu

Author / Director, From Farms to Incubators

Amy Wu is the author of “From Farms to Incubators” and an award-winning writer for the women’s ag and agtech movement. She is the Creator & Chief Content Director of From Farms to Incubators , a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to tell the stories of women leaders and innovators in agtech. It has a mission of highlighting women in food, farming, and farmtech, especially women of color. From Farms to Incubators includes an award-winning documentary short that has been screened at SXSW, and a best-selling book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown” that was released in May 2021. In 2020 Amy was named on Worth magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020 list of 50 Women Changing the World” list. She was also a recipient of the Women in Agribusiness
Demeter Award of Excellence. In 2021 she was named by Food Tank as one of “ 27 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System.”

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Anthony Day

Anthony Day

Blockchain Leader, IBM

Anthony Day helps organisations to understand the benefits of using exponential technologies like Blockchain to create commercially viable digital transformations. He brings together the best of IBM in terms of people; technology accelerators; platforms like Food Trust, Tradelens, Trust Your Supplier; and ecosystem partners from around the world to deliver scalable, secure and innovative technology capabilities. It’s not all about Blockchain, and Anthony brings the experience of combining other digital capabilities and exponentials like AI, IoT, Digital Identity, Open Platforms, and Cloud as part of the technology toolkit that businesses can work with.

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Antoni Hauptmann

Antoni Hauptmann

Founder / Chair, OURZ

Antoni is the founder and chair of OURZ AG, a Blockchain Enthusiast, and a Technologist and Efficiency visionary. Antoni has been leveraging business efficiency for over twenty years and is now building a crypto founded supply chain platform, and sustainable ecosystem in the form of OURZ. Antoni founded OURZ as a means to realize his dream of building a sustainable future and a better world. He is passionate about everything crypto and blockchain, ensuring that all of his endeavours are at the cutting edge of the industry.

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Antonio Vicente Contreras

Antonio Vicente

CEO, Artificial Intelligence Talentum

CEO of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TALENTUM and founder of ISOTADER Group. Antonio is highly experienced in managerial positions in SMEs within the ITC and food sectors. He is dedicated to developing predictive models, high-performance algorithms, and quality management systems in the industry sector. Currently, he is involving in the startup IOTIC SOLUTIONS, focused on generating advanced solutions in the food industry around greenhouse gas emissions and water footprints. Finally, Antonio is an active member of various hubs, investment groups, and research centres.

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Ayon Hazra

Ayon Hazra

CEO, Borlaug Web Services

Ayon has 16+ years of experience in business consulting having worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle, Ericsson and Cognization building transparency in business processes, optimizing supply chains and elevating customer experience journeys in diverse value chains. At BWS, he is responsible for building strategy, generating revenue streams and leading the customer acquisition process globally. He is passionate about building social enterprises with a sustainable revenue model and technology enabled impact at the bottom of the pyramid. For almost 10 years, he has been working through his welfare foundation aligned to rural and urban livelihood mission initiatives that has created employment and earning potential for women and youth.

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Benoît Clément

Benoît Clément

Co-Founder / COO, ReForestry

Benoît Clément is building what will be the most disruptive agroforestry FinTech company. He most recently led a team to complete the development of agroforestry designs and an agroforestry transition program for more than +30K farmers spread across +80K hectares. As a specialized generalist he has led dozens of environmental and sustainability initiatives around the world. Benoît’s programs and projects are centred on the restoration and conservation of forests, agriculture, soils, and watersheds. He has served companies including Google, Tetra Tech, HSBC, IDH, reNature, Land Life Company, ECOOKIM, Watershed Progressive, Doi Tung.

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Bernhard Kowatsch

Bernhard Kowatsch

Director – Innovation Accelerator, UN World Food Program

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive start-ups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g., blockchain), Agri-tech, supply chain and technology (e.g., Artificial Intelligence) innovations. The Accelerator received an award as one of the ’10 Most Innovative Companies 2017- Food’ by FastCompany. Previously, Bernhard co-founded the award-winning ShareTheMeal app (SXSW Interactive innovation award 2016, MWC Glomo award winner.), built up WFP’s Business Innovation team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.

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Bill Wright

Bill Wright

Head of AI, RedHat

Bill Wright is the head of AI/ML business development and technical strategy for global verticals at Red Hat. He is also a member of the Red Hat AI ILT, and participates in the ETSI ENI working group, to establish standards for the use of AI/ML in mobile network operations. He was the former Director of Product Management at Affirmed Networks, where he led their efforts in virtualization, management tools (ASAP) and security planning. Prior to this, he worked at VMware with Sanjay Aiyagari, where they conducted pioneering research with technology partners in the use of virtualization for network functions. They eventually disrupted the networking industry by delivering the first production NFV deployment at a multinational mobile operator, effectively kickstarting a new multi-billion dollar market.

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Bowie Lau

Bowie Lau

Founder, MageHold/MageSpire

Founder & Managing Director of MaGEHold – An early-stage Technology Angel Investment Firm nurturing innovative start-ups that leverage Emerging technologies like AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and IoT. She is also the Founder of MaGESpire – A technology education & advisory group enabling fintech ventures in areas of Strategy, Architecture & Business Development. Further, she is a partner of True Global Ventures 4 Plus – A first-of-its-kind Global Decentralized Venture Capital Fund focused on investing into promising early-stage & late-stage Tech start-ups. She is passionate about giving back to the society and runs MaGESpire Community – a knowledge enhancement forum where she conducts lots of educational talks focusing on emerging technologies, family offices and investments.

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Brett Puffenbarger

Brett Puffenbarger

Director of Sales, FOCUS

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Brian Heinen

Brian Heinen

Managing Director, Local Producer Ltd

Brian Heinen is a senior director for project development and commercialising products, platforms and services. Since 2013, Brian has focused on blockchain and food system tokenisation as a fractional CMO and ecosystem director. He is also the founder of the Blockchain in Europe networking group, an EU-based networking group for blockchain, crypto, and digital innovation news, best practices and events.”

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Bridie Ohlsson

Bridie Ohlsson

CEO, Geora

Leading the growth and direction of Geora, Bridie is passionate about using technology to meet sustainable development goals and connect farmers with financial systems globally. For the past three years, Bridie has navigated the intersection of blockchain and agriculture heading up the blockchain pilot program at AgriDigital. Bridie is an active member of the Standards Australia Blockchain Technical Committee – Smart Contracts Working Group (IT-041) and a regular speaker on blockchain globally.

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Carmen Galindo Rodriguez

Carmen Galindo Rodriguez

Project Manager, EIT Food

Carmen is an agricultural engineer with an inquiring mind. After few years dedicated to food production herself, she jumped into the innovation arena, to support start-ups and SMEs in their product development path towards the market. This has brought her to be updated on the state of the art in several areas such as food technology and water technologies. She strongly believes that through sciences, innovation, and passion we can change the way we live to make this world a better place.

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Christian Hasker

Christian Hasker

CMO, Hedera

Christian has two decades of experience in enterprise software in a variety of roles at startups and large companies, including marketing, product management, product marketing, and sales management, and is the Chief Marketing Officer for Hedera. He was previously the Vice President of Marketing at DataStax, where he was responsible for developer education and open source Apache Cassandra community initiatives during a period of hyper-growth. A Brit by birth, Christian has degrees from the University of Manchester and the London College of Music.

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Colin Wakefield

Colin Wakefield

Business Development Manager – N.America, Bureau Veritas

Colin has spent his career in the agricultural commodities industry, focused on international logistics and the movement of goods world-wide. He started his career working in Cotton and spent time working in India and Mexico before returning to the US where he transitioned to grain exports after joining Lansing Trade Group (now The Andersons). Colin is leading Bureau Veritas’ entry into the Hemp industry focusing on technology solutions to obtain complete supply chain traceability, transparency, and sustainability verification.

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Coline Laurent

Coline Laurent

Marketing & Communications Manager, Connecting Food

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Darran Kaplan

Darren Kaplan

IBM Expert TV Host, IBM

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David Davies

David Davies

Founder / CEO, AgUnity

Awarded the Future Agro Challenge (FAC) Global Agripreneur in 2018 for his work as CEO of AgUnity for helping lift low-income farmers out of poverty. AgUnity provides a smartphone and blockchain solution that improves trust and cooperation for smallholder farmers and is also used as a platform for a range of problems including mobile banking for the financially excluded, and data collection for developed world farmers. The work by David and AgUnity has been globally recognised by the likes of IFC World Bank, Mastercard Foundation, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Oxford University and more.

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David Travers

David Travers

Director / Co-Founder, Entrust

After a corporate career that included being Stock Journal, editor, SA Government’s Deputy Agent General (London) and Head of University College London’s School of Energy and Resources, Travers returned to his family’s sixth-generation agriculture business in 2015. A former Deputy Premier’s chief of staff and founding Chairman of Sundrop Farms, he maintains corporate roles as chairman of Scope Global and Skills Lab, SAGE Automation’s training business.

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Debmalya Changdar

Debmalya Changdar

COO, QlikChain

Debmalya has 16+ yrs. of experience in business consulting, pre-sales, technology program management & rollouts building transparency in business processes and elevating customer experience journeys in critical value chains. At BWS, he manages the operations and manages the delivery for our projects globally. He is responsible for the research activities across markets, stakeholder management, providing feedback to the product engineering team that helps create wider impact through our solutions. Additionally, he is responsible to build the right operational culture and streamlining the administrative procedures of the company.

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Deepak Pareek

Deepak Pareek

CEO, AgriWatch

Deepak is CEO of AgriWatch a consulting firm that provides market intelligence, research, and advisory services across the agribusiness value chain. Deepak, before joining AgriWatch was Managing Partner at HnyB, a consulting company specializing in Social Domain, working to create an ecosystem to deploy cutting-edge technologies in Agriculture. He has 22 years of diverse experience working across 34 countries on various projects. He has been honoured by World Economic Forum, Future Agro Challenge, DBS Foundation, National University of Singapore, Indian Council for Food and Agriculture, Grow Asia, International Telecommunication Union, and NASSCOM to name a few.

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Deepesh Patel

Deepesh Patel

Editorial Director, Trade Finance Global

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships, and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA and BAFT.

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dominik schiener

Dominik Schiener

Founder / Director, IOTA Foundation

Dominik Schiener is the Co-founder of the cryptocurrency IOTA, a disruptive technology that enables machines to store and send money frictionlessly between one another. In 2017, he co-founded the IOTA Foundation and established Germany’s first non-profit foundation that enables and fosters permission-less ecosystems powered by distributed ledgers. Rated among the top 10 managers in the global blockchain community, Dominik is currently focused on making the nascent IOTA technology market-ready to support environmental and social benefits through the use of distributed technology

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Dr Dinesh Chauhan

Dr. Dinesh Chauhan

Vice President, DeHaat

Dr Dinesh Chauhan is currently Vice President – New Initiatives at DeHaat. With 7L+ farmers associated with the platform, DeHaat is a leader in the agri-tech domain, transforming agriculture with AI-driven technology solutions and streamlining the entire supply chain of the farming sector in India. Dr Chauhan is an eminent Key note speaker and has a long history with Agriculture and agribusiness sector. He has been involved in the agricultural sector for more than 22 years. He has a technical background in Agriculture, Food Technology, Agribusiness Management, having worked in academics, consulting, sales and business development in various Multinational and leading national companies at Senior management positions. Areas of expertise include developing farm solutions, farm consulting, Large Scale Modern Farming, Business Planning, Supply Chain Management of Agrivalue Chain, Category Management of Fresh Produce, Business Development of Rural Retail One Stop Shop Solutions, Collateral Management and Commodity Finance, Structured Trade Finance, International Agribusiness, On-farm investment and farm profitability analysis.

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Dr Jubilant Kizhakkethottam

Dr. Jubilant Kizhakkethottam

Lead, Saintgits Blockchain Labs

Currently a certified blockchain evangelist with interests in network security, cyber forensics and social media analytics. Works as Professor in Department of Computer Science and Lead, Saintgits Blockchain Labs at SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala. He has published more than 50 research papers in reputed international journals and conferences. Being an active researcher he has reviewed many journals and international conferences and is a renowned speaker for various international conferences and workshops. He is supervising 5 doctoral scholars and many PG and UG student projects. He is also a Certified Trainer of Wipro, Infosys, Oracle, Junior Chamber International and various professional forums. He holds Post Graduate degrees in Technology, Management, Psychology and Cyber Law. He served as the Principal in Musaliar College of Engineering & Technology, Pathanamthitta. He also worked as HOD in the Department of Computer Science at SJCET, Pala and SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Kottayam. He also served as President of Pala Management Association, Engineers Forum, Pala, Vice President of United Nations Academic Impact Kerala and coordinated the E-Yantra project, IIT Bombay. He is also the mentor of 5 successful startups and Secretary of the Indian Society for Technical Education, Saintgits Chapter.

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Dr Jürgen Kuballa

Dr.Jürgen Kuballa

CEO, GALAB Laboratories

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Dr Michele Nati

Dr. Michele Nati

Head of Infrastructure Development, IOTA Foundation

Michele Nati, PhD is Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development at IOTA Foundation. Michele is responsible to drive IOTA innovation in the Telco Sector. Before joining the IOTA Foundation, Michele worked as Lead Technologist for Data and Trust at Digital Catapult. He worked on a number of projects and initiatives to increase transparency and individuals’ control on how personal data are collected and shared. To date, Michele matured over 15 years of research and development in Internet of Things, both in Academia and SMEs. During his academic career, he was Senior Research Fellow at ICS, University of Surrey.

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Dr Milly Perry

Dr. Milly Perry

Founder, DAO4 DAO Institute

Dr. Perry is an expert and consultant for innovation, blockchain, and R&D. She is a former research director at The Open University of Israel and CEO of its TTO Company. Her first Ph.D. is in Information Science, specializing in KM in Higher Education and Technology Transfer and Innovation. Dr. Perry was a Member of the National Committee for Israeli’s Researchers Database, a board member at EARMA (European Association for Research Administration), an active expert at the EC ERC-PoC. She is engaged in projects and expert groups in the WEF World Economic Forum and the EU and the founder of DAO4DAOs Institute and BUG Blockchain University Global.

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Dr Richard R Brooks

Dr. Richard R. Brooks

Professor, Clemson University

R.R. Brooks is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, He received a PhD in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Brooks also studied Operations Research at the Conservatoire National des arts et Metiers in Paris, France. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He wrote the books Disruptive Security Technologies with Mobile Code and Peer-to-Peer Networks and Introduction to Computer and Network Security: Navigating Shades of Gray and co-wrote Multi-Sensor Fusion. He co-edited both versions of Distributed Sensor Networks (with S. S. Iyengar).

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Dr. Susan Ip-Jewell MD

Founder / President, MMAARS

President and Co-Founder of MMAARS, (Mars-Moon Astronautics Academy & Research Sciences), training analogue astronauts and developing the Mars-Moon Settlement Analog Training facility in Mojave Desert, California, Dr. Susan Ip-Jewell MD, DCEG, DOD is a Space Medicine Physician-Scientist, Analog Astronaut, exponential technologist, entrepreneur. An official “SPACE COACH” for AFWERK empowered by US SPACE FORCE and US AIR FORCE. She received two “knighthoods” as Dame from the Royal Crown, Kingdom of Montenegro and Dame Commander in Order of the Eagle from Kingdom of Georgia, Royal House of Georgia. She is a member of Board of Governors for Life Sciences and Bioengineering Branch (LSBEB) of Aerospace Medical Association, (AsMA). Appointed to the Board as Vice President of Space Renaissance International (SRI), SRI Academy Education Director and SRI Academy Analog Education. Her research focuses on space medicine, astronautics, health, human factors and exponential technologies.

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Emma Weston

Emma Weston

CEO, AgriDigital

Emma is the CEO and a Co-Founder of AgriDigital which launched its digital supply chain platform in 2017 bringing efficiency and transparency to global grain supply chains. Emma holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a LL.B. (Hons) and B.A. from the University of Melbourne and is a director of the Australian Government’s Digital Skills Organisation Ltd, a member of Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation Farm Data Code Working Group and Grain Trade Australia’s IT Advisory Committee, as well as an advisor to Geora Pty Ltd and Inspiring Girls Australia. Emma farms with her family in New South Wales and is motivated personally and through AgriDigital to ensure global rural communities are sustainable, that agriculture is a valued career choice and to build connection between consumers and their food.

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Emmanuelle Ganne

Emmanuelle Ganne

Senior Analyst, World Trade Organisation

Emmanuelle is senior analyst in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) where she leads WTO work on Blockchain. She is the author of a recently published book entitled “Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade?” and is a regular speaker at blockchain events. Emmanuelle is a member of the INATBA government advisory board. She also leads WTO work on micro, small and medium side enterprises. Prior to this, she held various positions at the WTO, including as Counsellor to Director-General Pascal Lamy. Emmanuelle is a 2009 Yale World Fellow.

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Erik Valiquette

Erik Valiquette

CEO, Blockchain Supply Chain Association

Erik is the co-founder and president of the Blockchain Supply Chain Association. Through their core services of Advocacy, Collaboration and Education, they bring together like-minded professionals who want to explore Blockchain in their supply chain. The member-driven association’s goal is to accelerate the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology through dialog, to help shape policy with governmental agencies for improved services, and to help the community’s voice to be heard. With a 30 year career in logistics, he’s passionate about bridging the gap between technology and business needs and is a firm believer that Blockchain has the potential to bring global supply chain management to the next level by reducing waste. Erik is based in Montreal, Canada.

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Evrim Yarimagan

Evrim Yarımağan

Project Manager, UN Development Program

Evrim is graduated from Bilkent University in 1996 and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in American Culture and Literature. She has then completed a Certificate Degree on MBA at METU. She has worked in defense sector for nearly six years for companies Havelsan and Roketsan in Business Development and Project Management. She then started taking place in EU Twinning Projects in Freedom, Justice and Home Affairs sector between 2005 and 2010. Between 2010 and 2016, she was Advisor to Members of the Turkish Parliament and contributed in the legislative work of Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Committee. She has joined working for UNDP March 2016 and led projects under Inclusive and Democratic Governance Portfolio.

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Fiona Delaney

Fiona Delaney

CEO, Origin Trail

Fiona Delaney, founded Origin Chain Networks in 2018, when she sought to bring value chain transparency to the agri-food sector with convergence technologies, accelerating on-farm digital transformation. The OriginChain Fieldnotes mobile-farming app is part of the company’s Agri-trust services. Funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and Horizon 2020 Origin Chain Networks is ‘one to watch’ in European technical innovation. Delaney has co-authored numerous papers on blockchain, DLT and sustainable food domains, she has contributed to numerous standards in the field of distributed technologies, winning the EU Standards and Innovation Award in 2020 for contributions to the field of agriculture and technology. She was recently appointed Co-Chair of EUOS Standards Observatory Blockchain WG and has a strong commitment to developing open source resources including open data and open software.

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Ganesh Harinath

Ganesh Harinath

CEO, Fiducia AI

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Gavin Ger

Gavin Ger

Founder / CEO, Laava

Gavin is the Joint-CEO and Commercial Director of Laava. A commercial specialist with a career spanning over 25 years in global management consulting, technology and entrepreneurship, Gavin is passionate about innovation, technology, and the power of collaboration. At Laava, he helps brands authenticate their products and services, securely to connect with customers, prove their claims and engage deeper – with their revolutionary Smart Fingerprint™ technology.

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Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille

CEO, AgriLedger

Genevieve is the Principal Founder and CEO of AgriLedger. AgriLedger enables trust, transparency, and traceability through blockchain across the agricultural supply chain. Genevieve led a collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry to deliver a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) pilot sponsored by the World Bank. The project went live in May 2020 allowing Haitian fruit farmers and consumers to reap the benefits of fairer prices and improved food security. Genevieve was nominated by the Financial Times to the top 100 BAME in UK technology in 2019, was named a winner of the Computer Weekly 2020 Women in Software and was one of the top 5 finalists for Quesnay’s Female Founders in FinTech in 2019. She is vice-chair of tech UK’s Distributed Ledger Technologies Working Group, which provides strategic direction for all UK activities related to DLT and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s e-Residency initiative. Genevieve has spoken on emerging technologies at numerous conferences and engagements globally and is fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.

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Gianfranco Campos

Gianfranco Campos

Founder / CEO, Zignar Technologies

Based in Alberta, Canada and originally from Peru, Gianfranco is the head of Zignar Technologies. He leads a distributed team around the world in six countries. Gianfranco has more than 15 years of action in the Technology Industry, with great experience in Distributed Ledger Technologies, Coaching and Leadership, Investment Strategies, Project Management, Organization Transformation, and Agriculture. Gianfranco is an active member of IOTA Evangelist Network, and he is a Systems Engineer focused on providing solutions for the Machine Economy.

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Grant Erskine

Grant Erskine

CCO, Source Certain

Grant has had a successful career working as a business leader across Banking, Advisory, and Commercial fields. Within those roles, Grant was responsible for building and leading teams that deliver end to end business solutions for businesses and customers alike with focuses on strategy design, project implementation, risk management, financial performance, and value creation. Grant joined Source Certain due to his strongly held belief that its unique science-based technology will be a global force for good in the delivery of our most important social goals – the sustainable and ethical production of food and minerals that feed and protect the planet and allow all communities to share in the opportunities that those supply chains present. Grant’s role at Source Certain is to design and implement services utilising our technology that incentivises good behaviour within supply chains and creates value for those who deliver on those good behaviours.

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Idoia Olabarrieta

Idoia Olabarrieta

Senior Researcher, AZTI

Industrial Engineer and PhD in Polymer Technology. Her work is focused on the development of non-destructive sensor solutions for monitoring food processes and food integrity. At the same time, she is actively collaborating in different initiatives for advising and guiding food industries about the emerging intelligent technologies within the Industry 4.0 framework and how to implement them in an efficient way, based on a previous diagnosis of the company.

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Isaque Eberhardt

Isaque Eberhardt

CEO, Agryo

CEO and Co-Founder of Agryo, a Data Driven AgFintech with focus in Peer-to-Peer lending to improve farmers access to loans and financial services. Co-Founder of BrGIS data sciences services to banks and financial institutions. Consultant in data science for agribusiness and environmental services at banks CAIXA and Banco Do Brasil, andinternational organizations UN, UNDP, IISD, and IPC-IG. More than 12 years of experience in data science and big data, spatial modelling and statistical and agent based models for economy.

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Jayne Gallagher

Jayne Gallagher

CEO, Honey & Fox

Passionate about connecting people to where their food comes from and the people who catch it, grow it, make it, and sell it. Jayne established Honey and Fox to work with fishers, farmers, and small food businesses to help find and grow the most profitable markets for their products. Experienced in launching, growing, and scaling food businesses in Australia and internationally with particular skills in identifying and commercialising new opportunities, developing market entry strategies, building innovation ecosystems, communicating, and presenting complex ideas so that they can be understood, multicultural and multilingual negotiations

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Jeff Conley

Blockchain Researcher, Apollo Blockchain

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Jennifer Loudon

Jennifer Loudon

Founder, Intelligent Water Services

Founder of Intelligent Water Services, a smart water start-up that offers wastewater treatment utilities a streamlined way of managing their industrial users through the use of advanced technology, Jennifer is an environmental scientist with 20 years of laboratory experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Sciences and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate from Stevens Institute of Technology in Environmental Engineering. For the past 11 years, she has been Laboratory Manager at Raritan Township MUA in New Jersey

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Jens Munch Lund Nielsen

Jens Lund-Nielsen

Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain, IOTA Foundation

Jens Lund-Nielsen has built a life and career on bringing together different professional fields and sectors, thereby creating new types of partnerships. By carefully and deliberately mixing diverse experts and interests, he has built new ventures and created impactful partnerships — especially within the field of supply chains and global trade. Having held different roles within A.P. Moller – Maersk including launching a new e-trade platform for Africa, forged a partnership with a large bank to develop financial trade services with focus on emerging markets, co-founder of a public-private partnership with focus on trade facilitation including five governments, the ICC, and the World Economic Forum. Within the field of CSR, he has launched human right initiatives and established a partnership with other logistic companies such as UPS and Agility supporting the UN World Food Programme, to deliver a rapid response to large natural disasters around the world.

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John O'Connor

John O’Connor

Director of African Operations, Input Output Global

John joined IOHK after working for the Cardano Foundation as the Head of Strategy and Communications. He worked from pre-launch on a variety of business areas, including community building, communications, exchange integration, and business strategy. John began his career working at an investment firm focused on African development. With mixed Ethio-Irish heritage, he is particularly interested in how blockchain can enhance transparency and enable business in sub-Saharan African economies. John graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He lives between Addis Ababa and London.

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Jon Trask

Jon Trask

CEO, Dimitra

The CEO of Dimitra, Jon is a globally recognized blockchain expert with a background in enterprise software development and designing complex supply chains for multinational corporations. He is also an instructor of Digital Solutioning, Blockchain Fundamentals and Blockchain Architecture at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is a partner of the Blockchain Training Alliance and a Blockchain Pioneer at the Blockchain Research Institute. Mike Meurin, The Chief Digital Currency Officer at Dimitra, and a mentor at Celo Accelerator, provides multi-field expertise in blockchain sales, education, and strategy. Ajay Sharma, an educator, and investment consultant for ZTE Corporations, Tech Mahindra (Huawei), and is Dimitra’s South Asia Regional Director of Sales and is responsible for expansion of the ecosystem in South Asia.

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José Manuel Avelino

José Manuel Avelino

CEO, Vestigia Blockchain

José Manuel Avelino is the fifth generation of a family of entrepreneurs, technology appassionato and its application with the purpose to impact society. He has a long professional career working for corporates such as Renault on international projects. He has held positions as Supply Chain director in MERCOSUR region, purchasing director and foreign trade in Chile and responsible for various logistics projects in Russia, among others. With more than 20 years of experience in various sectors, he has carried out projects in the agri-food, aeronautical/aerospace, retail, industrial and public works sectors, always with an international dimension. Master teacher, passionate about languages, speaks English, French and Russian.

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julian gordon

Julian Gordon

Vice President – Asia Pacific, Hyperledger

Julian is an accomplished business and technology leader and advocate for accelerating innovation through the use of open source, building technology ecosystems, and the transformational potential of blockchain technology. Julian has an extensive background in business, sales, finance and strategic development with experience in multinational and start-up technology companies across Asia Pacific.

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Justin Oberg

Justin Oberg

CEO, Pondata

Justin Oberg is the co-founder and head of technology for CattleProof, LLC. After studying MIS at Washington State University he worked for a billion-dollar business intelligence company and stood up multiple enterprise cloud information systems. He then founded a supply-chain and logistics data management company in Cheyenne, WY and has spent the last four years helping transportation companies better track and trace their assets. He is now applying this experience to the cattle markets so producers can increase their operational efficiency and increase their potential pool of buyers.

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Karen Ottoni

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger

Karen Ottoni is the Director of Ecosystem for Hyperledger. She plays an active role in building the diverse ecosystem of innovative companies developing and implementing enterprise blockchain in various industries. Her areas of emphasis include international development, women in blockchain and blockchain’s impact on payment models. Prior to Hyperledger, she worked as a strategic business manager in the blockchain practice at Tata Consultancy. She has also worked in numerous overseas roles with USAID, Noora Health and Chemonics International.

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Katrina Donaghy

Katrina Donaghy

CEO, Civic Ledger

Katrina Donaghy is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Civic Ledger, an award winning Australian blockchain company building digital markets of tomorrow. Katrina began her career in the public sector and held senior project coordination and management roles with the Brisbane City Council, Queensland Urban Utilities, and the Queensland Government. She recognised the potential for governments and industry to apply blockchain technology to create new markets and economies of the future and co-founded Civic Ledger in late September 2016. Katrina was the founding organiser of the Brisbane Women in Blockchain Meetup, former Industry Mentor at RMIT Online, Australia’s top provider of university on-line educational courses in blockchain technology, a past Director on the Blockchain Australia Board. In 2018 and 2019, Katrina was recognised as a Female Fintech Leader Finalist and Female Blockchain Leader Finalist by her Industry peers and in 2018, Civic Ledger was named as Australia’s Emerging Fintech Company of the Year.

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Kosmas Alexopoulos

Kosmas Alexopoulos

Senior Research Engineer, LMS University of Patras

Dr. Kosmas Alexopoulos has graduated from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of the University of Patras – Greece. He has received an M.Sc. in Information Technology and Ph.D. in engineering. His research area and expertise are in the fields of artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, digital factory, flexibility of manufacturing systems, virtual reality, digital twin, internet of things, cyber-physical-systems, industrial product service systems and semantics. He has currently more than 70 publications, including papers in international refereed scientific journals, chapters in books, and papers in conference proceedings. He works as a Senior Research Engineer at the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) in European and National research projects.

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Levine Naidoo

Levine Naidoo

Supply Chain Evangelist, IBM Sterling

Levine is a frictionless supply chain executive within the IBM Sterling business unit. He operates at the intersection of business and technology. Levine has led multiple initiatives of economic significance across a number of geographies and is driven by a passion to reduce business friction within several supply chain related disciplines. These include regulatory compliance (Tax, Banking, Insurance), procure-to-pay, logistics and trade facilitation. Being an active member of several international standards technical committees brings a good global network and a wealth of experience in driving mass market adoption of standards and technological change.

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Linda Goetze

Linda Goetze

Co-Founder / EVP, DFM Data Corp.

An educator and connector, Linda Goetze, M.Ed., has been actively engaged with blockchain technology since 2012. She is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of DFM Data Corp., Inc., and recently served as President and CEO of the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Having spent 13 years as an award-winning educator, Linda is now passionately engaged in facilitating the responsible use of cutting-edge technologies with a focus on governance and economics. BlockIQ.io is her recommended resource for best-in-class emerging tech integration services. Linda “leads to serve” and supports a variety of non-profits, including her favourite charity, BloomintheDark.org.

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Luke Wood

Luke Wood

CEO, Escavox

 

Luke is CEO and co-founder of Escavox. Prior to this he held a number of executive level roles in supply chain management. His experience in designing & deploying emerging technology to reduce inefficiency in supply chains ranges from retail warehouse systems to oil field asset control. He has previously founded and managed an IoT asset management company in the US oil industry and most recently was Head of Supply Chain Technology & Innovation with one of Australia’s leading supermarket chains. Luke has held roles on IoT executive council and was previously a director of the Australasian Supply Chain Institute.

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Mala Kumar

Mala Kumar

Director – Tech for Social Good, Github

A leading Tech for Social Good practitioner with a strong background in UX research and design. Mala’s deep knowledge of the tech and international development industries has created cutting-edge programs through the Social Impact team at GitHub, engaging more than 15,000 people globally. Prior to GitHub, Mala held positions at the United Nations, INGOs and the private sector in tech for international development (ICT4D). Working in four continents and in English and French, leading the design and development of 10+ digital platforms.

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Mandi Kerr

Mandi Kerr

Founder / CEO, Global Hemp Association

Mandi has spent her career bringing people together. Her innate ability to find what connects people has helped her bring businesses millions in revenue through marketing, event promotions, and networking events. Mandi was at a CBD event, doing what she does best – meeting and mingling. Everyone at the event had the same passion for hemp, but a different way to use it. Mandi started thinking about how to connect everyone in this industry, and thus the Global Hemp Association was born and the rest was history.

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Mark Buhl

Mark Buhl

CEO / President, GATE (Global Agricultural Technical Experts)

Mark Buhl is a 20+ year veteran of the international fresh commodity trade industry. Growing up on a citrus farm in Strathmore, California, he has a firm grounding in the fundamentals of farming and production. Studying undergraduate plant science and agricultural business he received an MBA from Sichuan University in China. This has created a very diverse backdrop for his career. Mark has approached his profession from the perspective of the farmer and has worked to share their tremendous value as the key stakeholder in the global chain of the modern produce industry. He is currently a guest speaker at many top agricultural universities, agritech conventions, and industry events.  His passion is around telling the story of food.

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Markus Strazds

Markus Strazds

Lead Engineer, Laava

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Mathew Yarger

Mathew Yarger

Head of Smart Mobility, IOTA Foundation

Responsible for developing strategy and solutions around the use of data with DLT based innovations. These solutions focus on enabling flexible and privacy centric data and value transfer within the public sector for use in; Smart Cities, critical infrastructure, environmental and energy systems, and mobility focused data industries such as connected and autonomous vehicles. Mathew served as a US Army Combat Veteran, Cyber Security Analyst & Operations Planner at the National Security Agency, & Digital Forensics professional at the Department of Defence Cyber Crime Center prior to joining the IOTA Foundation. A regular speaker and contributor on decentralized and distributed innovations included OpenAI, OpenData, DLT / Blockchain, Distributed Systems Theory and real world implementations with multiple existing pilots and projects.

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Matthew Quirey

Matthew Quirey

Landscape Design & Research, The Ray

Having studied horticulture at Oklahoma State University (BS) and the University of Delaware (MS) focusing on public horticulture and cultural landscape issues, as a Longwood Fellow, Matthew travelled the northeast United States and Southeast Asia studying contemporary management issues of public horticulture and cultural landscapes. At the University of Georgia, he completed a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree and focused his research on improving roadside landscape design. Matthew’s background in horticulture and cultural landscape management will compliment his vision as a landscape architect to connect people to the environment, improving communities through thoughtful and sustainable design.

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Merul Dhiman

Merul Dhiman

CTO, Croply

CTO of Croply and IOTA eco-system developer for digital identity and smart contracts, Merul is an innovative systems architect and cross-language developer. A learner, an author, and a passionate full-stack developer, Merul was the youngest ever Google hired mentor for the annual Google Summer of Code, a national speed coding champion, finalist ideate for India by Intel, National E-Governance and Digital India Initiative, and a best selling course creator with over 40k+ students on Udemy.

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Mina Kordi

Mina Kordi

Co-Founder, Tracifier

Mina Kordi is a blockchain enthusiast female founder with a proven history of working as an international marketing manager with worldwide known brands. Mina started her entrepreneurial journey in 2010 from her family business and in 2019 she co-founded a food traceability startup in Hamburg, Germany. Tracifier, offers traceability solutions to the food supply chain using blockchain technology and enables supply networks to trade with transparency and trust. Tracifier has been selected in the list of top 10 startup in several events and competitions and is currently building traceability solutions for several manufactures in Europe.

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Nathan Dubrich

Nathan Dubrich

Head of Sales, Source Certain

Nathan is an experienced sales and business development professional who is the Head of Sales Australia for Source Certain International (SCI). This is a key role within the commercial team that manages the expansion of SCI’s unique provenance technology to create greater value and trust for producers, suppliers and consumers across the markets SCI operate in. Prior to SCI, Nathan had a successful career working in sales, business development, operations and leadership roles across Retail, Franchising, Consumer Products and Export Markets. Nathan’s previous experience lies across a broad range of industries and his strong understanding of business operations enables SCI to establish real and long-lasting connections with clients from around the world.

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Nitin Gaur

Nitin Gaur

Director of Financial Sciences & Digital Assets, IBM

Nitin Gaur, Founder and Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs, serves to devise industry standards, use cases, and working towards making blockchain for the enterprise a reality. In parallel Nitin also served as CTO of IBM World Wire and founded IBM Blockchain Labs. Prior to this role he was working in capacity of CTO, IBM Mobile Payments and Enterprise Mobile Solutions. Nitin holds MS in Management Information systems and MBA in Finance from University of Maryland. Nitin is also appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is an IBM Master Inventor with a rich patent portfolio.

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Phil Harris

Phil Harris

Founder / President, Ripe.io

Philip Harris is President at Ripe.io. He brings 30 years of experience from global financial services industry. Recently, he was advisor to a Blockstack (sold to DA Holdings) and has grown and managed teams at EBSBrokerTec, Nasdaq, 360T, GFI and CME Group. The Co-Founder & President of Ripe.io. before founding the company he has previously worked with companies like Kooltra, Higgs Boson Partners, 9th Gear, Blockstack.io, Nasdaq, 360 Trading Networks, Lava Trading, Plimsoll Capital & others. He holds a degree from the Western New England University.

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Pooja Sanghvi

Pooja Sanghvi

Managing Director, Accenture

Pooja has been working with emerging technologies, Analytics, AI and Blockchain, for the last 6+ years, to disrupt existing business processes, helping clients evolve into new ways of doing business and driving value and business outcomes. With specialized experience of 12+ years in Shared Services Transformation, Implementation and Delivery, Solution Development and Transition Management, Pooja has led large scale, multi tower and multi delivery centre finance and accounting projects for Accenture’s Fortune 100 clients. Pooja has experience of working with client resources at all levels, across multiple geographies, cultures, and disciplines to deliver pragmatic business solutions. She holds a MIT Micro-master’s in supply chain Analytics, bachelor’s degree in commerce with certified programs in Security Analysis & Portfolio Management.

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Prof Dr HorstTreiblmaier

Prof. Horst Treiblmaier

Full Professor for International Management, Modul University Vienna

Horst Treiblmaier is a Professor in International Management at Modul University Vienna, Austria. He has a Ph.D. in Management  Information Systems and worked as a Visiting Professor at Purdue University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of British Columbia (UBC), and the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS). His research interests include the economic and business implications of blockchain and the evolution of the token economy. He teaches blockchain-related topics and is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and industry events.

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Rob Allen

Rob Allen

Director . Blockchain Engineer, Entrust

A chartered engineer and former British army officer, Rob Allen is currently deputy chairman of Blockchain Australia. He has more than 30 years’ experience delivering digital transformation within the military, banking, commercial and non-profit sectors. Author of 2018 book FinTech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem, with Sofie Blakstad and Managing Director of nodl.io.

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Robert Jennings

Rob Jennings

CEO, CattlePass

Rob Jennings is the co-founder and CEO of the Wyoming cattle traceability company CattleProof, LLC. He is a native of Wyoming and co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition where he helped usher in the framework for Wyoming’s groundbreaking blockchain laws. Since 2018 he has worked on bringing blockchain and IoT integration to the American rancher.

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Samantha Gadenne

Samantha Gadenne

Global Sales Director, Connecting Food

Samantha Gadenne joined Connecting Food in 2019.

Besides her passion for new technologies, and her strong belief that blockchain will change foodchains for the better, Samantha is deeply rooted in the agrifood sector, having worked for 15 years in the Poultry industry, with a focus on improving animal health and welfare.

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Satheesh Kumar Paddolker

Satheesh Kumar Paddolker

Founder / CEO, Foodlens

An entrepreneur and principal architect of Foodlens and InstaSCF platforms. Holds an Honors Degree in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Madras. Ex- Turquoise Hill Resources (A Rio Tinto company), Ex – Credit Agricole ( French Bank), MIT & Georgetown University Certified.

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Sebastian Thiede

Sebastian Thiede

Professor of Manufacturing Systems, University of Twente – Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Thiede is a full professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Twente within the Faculty of Engineering Technology. He is interested in the planning and operation of manufacturing systems/factories. This includes the development of innovative technological solutions (e.g. innovative system setups) but also digital methods and tools (e.g. data acquisition, machine learning, simulation). Besides others, food production is a specific field of interest and expertise. Prof. Thiede conducted various projects in context of ​ sustainability and digitalisation in manufacturing and published over 240 publications in scientific journals, books and on conferences.

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Sofia Kuhn

Sofia Kuhn

Head of Public Engagement, EIT Food

Sofia is one of the founders of FoodUnfolded. She is driven by the notion that a more thorough understanding of the world around us will lead to a better world. By creating FoodUnfolded she hopes to encourage openness, critical thinking and creative dialogue around topics with environmental, societal and health impacts. Sofia also has a passion, bordering on obsession, for all things equestrian. Sofia is heading up the Public Engagement Team at EIT Food. Before joining EIT Food, Sofia worked in various science communication and public outreach positions across Europe. She has a BSc in Biological Sciences from King’s College London and a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.

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Srivatsa Sreenivasarao

Srivatsa Sreenivasarao

CEO, Trace X

Srivatsa Sreenivasarao, an electrical engineer and alumnus of IIM bangalore, Srivatsa is passionate about building technology solutions for social good. With 18+ years of professional experience working for Robert Bosch, Talisma and Logica, prior to co-founding TraceX, Srivatsa co-founded agri-tech startup Jivabhumi in 2016.

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Sudheer Kumar

Sudheer Kumar KK

Managing Trustee, Saroma Foundation

Sudheer Kumar K.K an alumni of Sainik school Kazhakootam, Trivandrum, Kerala and Bapuji Engineering College (BIET) , Karnataka with more than 2 decades of experience in electronics, IT and entertainment media industry in India and abroad. For the past 7 years, Sudheer & team has been actively promoting sustainable farming methodologies through community farms. Currently Sudheer Kumar is the managing trustee of Saroma Foundation located in Tamilnadu majorly working towards building sustainable food and agriculture system for better health and environment. Saroma Foundation works with more than 1500 farmers changing their cropping patterns for self Reliance along with “good food “consumers( Good Food Challenge). The team is focused on combining technology to bring operational efficiency & transparency in Agriculture for improving farmers income , health of producers, environment and consumers through “good food system”. Towards this, Saroma Foundation has taken initiatives to design and develop a platform for Farm products Market place and Farmer Management System facilitating Good Agriculture Practices , natural organic farming farming ( food forests), cottage industries, home chefs and consultants combining traditional practices with technology , for bringing efficiency, transparency , traceability and accountability into the “good food system ” using block chain technology. 

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Sumer Johal

Sumer Johal

Director – AgStack, The Linux Foundation

A seasoned technologist with nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Sumer has held leadership positions across several high-growth companies around the US and the world – from Startup to Publicly held – across several industries. The founder and CEO of Agralogics, a company dedicated to using Big Data to optimise farming outcomes, is now trying to tackle this “huge problem” of highly atomised agtech innovation through the Linux Foundation, which this month (May 2021) became home for the AgStack Foundation, with the aim of helping improve global agriculture efficiency via open source and open data.

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Tola Kasali

Tola Kasali

Lead Developer, CattleProof

Tola Kasali is CattleProof’s Lead Developer where he leads a team in building the industry’s most effective framework to trace animal health backed by blockchain. In his role, Tola helps to drive business strategy and external partnerships, while also being an ambassador for the company speaking at conferences such as the World Agri-Tech Summit and AfroTech. Tola holds degrees in Computer Science and Cyber Security from the University of Denver.

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Tracy Levine

Tracy Levine

Executive Vice President / COO, Blockchain Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Levine Is the EVP & COO of the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, a Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, a WomenTech Network Global Ambassador, and a WomenTech Network Global Special Recognition Winner for her technology upskilling and reskilling programs. She has a history of working with organizations and “systems leaders” who create the future through embracing new and emerging technologies such as Blockchain that result in better outcomes for all stakeholders. Tracy’s insights have been featured in the WSJ, US News & World Report, and other media. Her Award-Winning book, WIN: Future-Proofing Your Workforce in the Age of Disengagement, was named to BookAuthority’s List of Top Leadership Books for CEOs to read in 2021.

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Trey Rutledge

Trey Rutledge

Director of Business Development, DragonChain

Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Dragonchain, with a passion for bringing new value avenues to businesses. A firm believer in the necessity of blockchain-based solutions to bring new dimensions of security and scalability to any business. Overseeing Dragonchain’s international customer success and consulting divisions. Trey helps empower individuals through educational tools that can improve their technology skillset. Having currently worked with multiple foundations and projects on several continents, giving back through the power of technology and mentorship.

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Varun Baker

Varun Baker

Founder, Farm Credibly

Over 15 years of enterprise level industry experience in business communications, and operational management, with a strong focus on software engineering, Varun co-founded the SlashRoots Foundation (“SlashRoots”) which is a civic tech non-profit that leverages technology to create solutions to social problems endemic to the Caribbean region, and is founder and CEO at Farm Credibly, helping to provide access to loans for unbanked farmers in Jamaica without requiring them to fill out any paperwork with a goal to support more productive farming systems.

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Zenobia Godschalk

Zenobia Godschalk

SVP Corporate Communications, Hedera

Zenobia has over 20 years of experience in high tech PR and helping companies create and dominate new categories, and is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications of Hedera. Previously, she was a sell-side analyst with investment bank Morgan Keegan, where she was part of The Wall Street Journal’s #1 Ranked Software Analyst team. Prior to this, she served as the head of corporate communications for Opsware Inc (NASDAQ: OPSW), founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, which was acquired by HP for $1.6B. Zenobia graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics and Psychology, minor in Industrial Engineering.

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Live Agenda

5 Stages of Exploration & Insights

Spread across 5 different Stages, the Agri-D Convention opens up a world of keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations, fireside chats, AMAs, and more. Providing expert insights into the future of technology within the Agriculture and Food Sectors.

Discover the event agenda online.

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