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.
Introduction on blockchain in fresh produce (15 min)
H. Schmeitz, Chairman of Smart Horticulture Asia
Blockchain for the food industry (45 min)
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, IBM Food Trust
Blockchain: solution or technology (30 min)
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?
M. Ciccioni, Director IVA & Survey Agri Chain Center, New Zealand
Blockchain: shared service platform as middleman? (30 min)
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?
B. Shalley, Managing Director Strategica, Singapore
Impact of disruptive technology on your company (30 min)
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?
TFJM Kennes, Global Strategist Farm Inputs, Rabobank, Hong Kong