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Monday, December 9 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Food is Ripe for an Upgrade

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Parasites in your salad. Salmonella in your child's shampoo. Sugar water in your grandmother's insulin shot. Incidents of counterfeit products, contamination, and outright fraud are mushrooming in the food, beauty and pharma sectors — and consumer trust has plummeted to historic lows. But what if your products could talk? Tell you where they came from, and where they've been?

Former Xerox blockchain lead Eric Weaver discusses the growing risks around these very personal products and how IoT and distributed ledger technologies are allowing brands to demonstrate proof of origin, chain of custody, and marketing claims. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of the economic opportunities generated in the food industry when data collection is automated via IoT, gathered via 5G networks, shared via blockchain, and operationalized via artificial intelligence.

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Eric Weaver

CEO, Transparent Path
Eric Weaver is the CEO and Co-Founder for Transparent Path, a food visibility platform using IoT sensors, blockchain data sharing, and predictive analytics. A 29-year digital transformation veteran, he has been quoted in BusinessWeek, Forbes & Inc.

Monday December 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm CST
Discovery Hall (Floor 4) Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102