Blockchain: opportunity or threat?
14:00 - 16:30 h
Blockchain is seen as the future for supply chain (information) management in the fruit and vegetable industry. In this session, we look at both opportunities and challenges blockchain brings to horticulture.
(14:00 - 14:05)
Introduction on blockchain in fresh produce
Harrij Schmeitz, Chairman of Smart Horticulture Asia
(14:05 - 14.45)
Blockchain for the food industry
The use of blockchain technology to create transparency across information management is revolutionary. A trusted connection with shared value for all ecosystem participants in the supply chain is directly applicable to the issues of the food industry today. One of the applications today is the gathering trust. But how does this work? We bring you the example of Food Trust solution. Here, we will take a look at the practical uses of our solution, as well as Proof of Concepts around the globe for fresh produce with Walmart, Dole, Kroger, Driscoll´s, Robinson Fresh, Maersk and others.
Nigel Gopie, Marketing Leader IBM Food Trust
(14:45 - 15:15)
Blockchain: solution or technology
In the world of fresh produce, blockchain is often seen as the new oil for the supply chain, making it more secure and trustworthy. But is that really true? What can blockchain bring to the industry and what does it mean for your operations and business?
Massimo Ciccioni, Director IVA & Survey Agri Chain Center Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
(15:15 - 15:45)
Blockchain: shared service platform as middleman?
Smart Contracts is one of the opportunities blockchain brings to the market. The Reterms´ use case is about simplifying grocery supplier terms using shared services and marketplace platforms (which include payment solutions).This shared service platform will power a marketplace platform where a retail community can review and settle their account payable positions using solutions from FinTech partners. What does this mean for trade?
Barry Shalley, Managing Director Strategica Pte Limited, Singapore
(15:45 - 16:15)
No common data standards – no blockchain
The term Blockchain is used as a general-purpose magic word that can solve every organisation´s problems. The term blockchain however applies to public cryptocurrency solutions whilst the use of this technology in access-controlled supply chain settings is more generally described as Distributed Ledger Technology (or DLT). For DLT to work, like any other supply chain system, it´s essential to agree on which data fields and definition standards will be used, common business rules and agreed processes. That´s why Microsoft and IBM and a range of other DLT providers have partnered with GS1 to leverage global standards in their blockchain in their DLT applications.
Melanie Wishart, Senior Advisor - Food & Beverage, GS1 Australia, Australia
(16:15 - 16:45)
Impact of disruptive technology on your company
Technology such as blockchain is disruptive for a lot of industries. But what will the impact be for companies in the fresh produce supply chain - for growers, traders and service providers? And what are the first steps your company should make in this journey to a next generation company?
Dirk Jan Kennes, Global Strategist Farm Inputs, Rabobank, Hong Kong