The feature presentation for this evening will come from Pete Harris, wearing his Chain Business Insights hat.
If there was a league table of industries that are currently grappling with wide-ranging change, the food industry would surely occupy a position near the top. In addition to global forces such as rising demand for food across the world and shifts in consumer buying preferences, the industry faces technological innovation that is advancing at a rapid pace. Blockchain is part of that innovation, providing capabilities that promote supply chain traceability, trust and veracity that are vital to the industry’s future competitiveness.
Drawing on research covered in a just-published eBook co-authored by Pete, this presentation will provide a business-oriented overview of how blockchain is being leveraged for food supply chains and will review recent news and developments.
Agenda (timings are approximate):
[Doors will open around 6.45pm]
7pm - Welcome and Austin Blockchain Collective notices. Audience shoutouts*
7.20pm - Opening Presentation - Steven Buchko, Co-Founder, Coin Clear
7.35pm - Opening Presentation - Myles Snider, CEO, Aurora EOS
7.50pm - Opening Presentation - Mark Smith, Marketing/Events Team, Skycoin
8.05pm - Feature Presentation: "Blockchain and the Future of Food" presented by Pete Harris, Research Principal, Chain Business Insights.
8.45pm - Wrap up, networking, adjourn to Omni bar.
* Shoutouts can include things like "We have a new cool project/company" or "We need help with beta testing" or "We are hiring". ICOs/STOs can be mentioned but we do not allow shoutouts specifically to promote ICOs or token sales.
Thanks to Capital Factory for hosting us in their awesome space.
Thanks as always to our Collective Patrons and Sponsors: Wanchain, NEM, TWO12, Capital Factory, CognitiveScale, Kilroy Blockchain, Lighthouse Partners, Massing PR, Pouch Points, TEN Capital Group and Vault Wallet