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Session 7a : Blockchain in the Supply Chain, Food Safety (Food / Agriculture)

  • Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)

Blockchain in the Supply Chain, Food Safety (Food / Agriculture)

Blockchain technologies and smart-contract based protocols are presenting perhaps the most useful solutions to start to address a tightening of global supply chains and therefore potentially strengthening of biosecurity, delivery, traceability and perhaps in the longer term greater distribution of wealth to the upstream suppliers. Many solutions are being tried both here in South Australia and across the globe from wine brand protection, infant formula food safety or general visibility for consumers of the supply chain. What role is a smart-contract or DLT playing in this? How big an issue is offline/online on-ramping and what other technologies are required to ensure integrity of what is put the ledger? What are the various applications in supply chain and food safety where DLTs and blockchain can solve problems best and where does it not make sense? This session looks at different examples and technologies that are being implemented and some of the challenges with rolling these out as well as the opportunities yet to be tapped.

Lead Participants

Katrina Donaghy, Civic Ledger
Tim Cartwright, General Manager Fresh Foods, Drakes Supermarkets 
Rupert Colchester, Blockchain Lead ANZ IBM
Sophie Gilder, Head of Experimentation - Blockchain Embodied AI & Emerging Tech, Innovation Labs, CBA
Paul Ryan, CEO & Director, Trust Codes Limited 
Simon Tamke, Global Retail Sales Manager, Thomas Food International 

Moderated by

Hugh Rutherford, Software Engagement Leader IBM