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Samuel Varas

CIO Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Allen Day

Allen Day is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud. He’s focused on healthcare and computational biology applications of AI and BigData technologies. Allen holds a PhD in Human Genetics from the School of Medicine at UCLA.

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Brian King

Brian King leads the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a global program of the CGIAR consortium centered on digital transformation of food systems worldwide. He has led programs leveraging successive waves of transformational digital technologies including establishing early internet networks and policies, building sustainable rural internet, licensing of mobile operators, governance of submarine cables and cross-border backbone networks, and building more inclusive mobile financial services, most of this in developing economies. He is a former agriculture extensionist and a California rice farmer.

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Wilbert Hilkens

Founder of Food Insights

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Geert-Jan de Koning

Geert-Jan de Koning has been working for IBM since 2005 in different positions. Technology and Innovation have played important roles in all of these positions.  Before joining IBM, Geert-Jan de Koning worked for several other companies: ABN-AMRO Bank, Auto Lease Holland (Leaseplan) and Transavia Airlines.

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Didier Bonnefon

Supplier Enabled Innovation manager at Danone

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Vincent Everts

Vincent Everts is a serial software entrepreneur and a trendwatcher who has inspired 500.000+ people with presentations and events. He regularly appears on radio, TV and in the media speaking about digital innovation. He is known for his limitless energy, pointed questions and deep knowledge.
Since 2014 Everts is the founder and organizer of the largest Blockchain Innovation Conference in the Benelux with 400+ attendees and 50+ speakers. He is a recognized in the crypto/blockchain community and also organizer of the conferences ‘Crypto Investment Summit’ and ‘Day of the Crypto’.
Besides Vincent’s interest in the innovation of electric selfdriving cars, he is very passionate about the positive changes blockchain could bring to the world in identity, government, supply chain, healthcare, (E-)commerce, fintech and mobility.

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Claudia Terpstra

Blockchain Specialist at Rabobank

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Michiel van Erkel

Director International Agribusiness & Food Security at Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality

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Gary Loh

Gary Loh is the founder and Chairman of DiMuto Pte Ltd, a trade technology firm providing end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses, ensuring traceability and trackability of business documents, goods and services. Since late 2018, DiMuto has successfully tracked and traced over millions of pieces in produce and millions in dollars of trade value on their platform.
Mr Loh is the Vice Chairman of SunMoon Food Company Limited. He joined the company’s Board as Non-Independent Director and Deputy Chairman in 2007 and was Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2007 to 2013, before serving as Executive Chairman of the Board until 2017.

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Berit Fuss

Blockchain & Innovation Consultant at B.Chain Innovation

Having entered the blockchain space in 2014, I now help organisations make sense of what blockchain technology is and how/ where/ when to use it. I mostly help companies innovate, from strategy to execution of experiments or work with startups on their growth, partnership strategies and business development.
Always working on the edge of business & technology has allowed me to work with many new technologies, changing business models and bring small and large programs from zero to one in a diverse range of environments.

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Roel Messie

Chief Investment Officer at IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

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Sietse Draaijer

Young Dutch Farmer Organization NAJK

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Arjen Verschure

Dutch Sustainable Farmer

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Rin van der Molen

Co-Owner at BROOD

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Alice den Boer

Product Development at Amarant Bakery

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Nathan Wiersma

Event consultant, director & producer at Floriade

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Marloes Pomp

Projectmanager Blockchain & AI experiments at Dutch Blockchain Coalition

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Eva Jansen

Initiator at Incubaker

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Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt

Marieke started her career at the United Nations. For the next 10 years, she lived in all continents and worked in more than 45 countries, from Scotland to Vietnam. She returned to Wageningen University, leading a research team to analyse the impact of agrifood investments, working with the likes of Rabobank, Syngenta, PGGM and Ahold Delhaize. In 2014, she started as director of AgriPlace, a software company developing an application to digitize farm certification.
Then blockchain matured. Although blockchain was hyped in FinTech, the financial industry, Marieke quickly concluded it addresses some key challenges in agrifood: data ownership and data integrity.
Being convinced that blockchain will accelerate the digitization in agrifood, she founded her current company The Fork.
The Fork helps companies to integrate blockchain technology into their existing technology. Moreover, they offer blockchain courses for supply chain professionals, educating them on the possibilities of blockchain.

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Teresa Debesa – Riera

Teresa serves as corporate development manager at Nutreco. She advises senior leadership on strategic initiatives and leads projects related to innovation, business development and go-to-market strategies.
She is a veterinarian and food technologist with a feeling for strategy and passionate about innovation.
Nutreco is a leading animal nutrition and aquafeed company with 12,000 employees present in 32 countries with € 6.4 billion sales.

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Rex Collymore

TE Food is a Caribbean-EU collaborative effort to strengthen the Caribbean food value chain competitiveness through blockchain traceability technology.
Implementing the technology through a pilot project with a popular mixed vegetable product of Trinidad & Tobago.

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Kenneth Katafono

Kenneth Katafono is an entrepreneur, blockchain developer, and ICT consultant with over a decade of professional ICT experience in the Pacific region in leadership, advisory, and technical roles. Ken founded TraSeable Solutions in Fiji together with his wife in 2017.  TraSeable is the only traceability technology provider in the Pacific islands working on the digitisation and use of blockchain technology for transparent and traceable supply chains in the fisheries and agriculture sectors.

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Ekanikpong Ben

Ekanikpong Ukpe Ben, MIET (Founder/CEO) El-kanis and Partners – a Nigerian-based company that develops agricultural intelligence platforms for profitability, increase efficiency and sustainability of farming businesses.
Ekanikpong Ben is a serial entrepreneur, engineer and food systems solution Innovator with over 12 years history of working in program/infrastructure development and food industry in Nigeria. He develops Agritech systems and oversees business operations for the organization. He has won several recognitions and awards, married with a son and also a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK. He has made presentation at UN meeting and several other conferences. He delights in mentoring young people and travelling.

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Rene Clerc

Project Manager – Wasteless

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Ayalew Kassahun

Teacher and Lecturer at Wageningen University

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Kirsten Coppoolse

COO at The Fork

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Tal Viskin

Tal has 14+ years experience in program execution, change management, organizational strategy and transformation, emerging technologies, and impact measurement. His focus during his time at Accenture was in complex change management and technology initiatives for the private sector, assisting government organizations and universities by transforming service delivery to constituents and students.
Tal is currently part of Accenture Development Partnerships which brings management consulting & technology experience and resources to address global development and humanitarian needs, working with the world’s leading companies, multi-lateral and bilateral donors, international NGOs and private foundations. He has led numerous projects with NGOs and foundations in more than a dozen countries to alleviate poverty, address nutrition challenges, promote financial inclusion and create sustainable livelihoods.

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Speakers: Farm-Income

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Michaël Wilde

Sustainability & Communications Manager at Eosta

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Ricardo Garcia

Head of Partnerships & Blockchain Advisory at ScanTrust

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Julian Lampietti

Julian Lampietti coordinates the Sustainable Development Program in Argentina, Paraguay and Argentina for World Bank Group

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Sjaak Wolfert

Scientific Project Coordinator, Wageningen University

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Speakers: Farm-Income

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Ms. Henri G. Moore

Henri Moore is Vice President of Global Responsibility at Corteva Agriscience. Moore is responsible for the development and execution of a Global Responsibility strategy, inclusive of Community Investment, Sustainability, Agriculture Development and Technology Acceptance in over 140 countries. In addition to leading Global Responsibility initiatives that drive growth and value for the business, Moore helps to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders to attract and Corteva’s next generation of talent.

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Leo den Hartog

Leo den Hartog is director R&D at Nutreco and professor at Wageningen University in “Animal Nutrition in a circular economy”. His broad experience is reflected in over 450 scientific and applied articles and seven books as author or co-author. To date he has given more than 750 lectures in over 40 countries for farmers, scientists, policy makers and advisors. He has also been chairman of Dutch trade missions on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa.

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Michaël Wilde

I am passionate about sustainable agriculture. Safe guarding our food system for future generations and protecting our precious planet, can only go hand in hand. My passion and expertise is motivating companies and consumers to choose sustainable products and together helping to shape our common future.

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Roel van Poppel

Globally leading AtSource, the comprehensive, customer-focused sustainability proposition Olam has developed driving transparency & generating impact in agri- and food supply chains.

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Martin Topper

Arable farm Zonneheerd focuses on the cultivation of arable crops and the cultivation of vegetables. Including a specialization in forgotten vegetables such as purple, yellow, rainbow carrots, parsnip, parsley parsley and various beetroot colors. Zonneheerdt sells and processes these vegetables from Weleer under its own label. “Color with more Taste”. Furthermore, co-founder of the Youth, Health and Food steering committee Flevoland. Now continued as chairman of the Flevofood association. In addition, a major commitment to display the image of vegetables as an experience for children and adults. They make them think and experience what they are eating now and how it came about. Specialties: consulting, marketing, buyer, product developer and education.

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Ad Rietberg

I’m passionate about innovative IT-technology solutions. As director of Nearshoring we help organizations select, develop, implement and maintain the best IT-systems. As an investor in Yameo, COIN22, Dodore, Yetiz and Saffron I stimulate the use of the latest IT-technology to deliver new innovative products and services.

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Varun Baker

I have over 11 years of enterprise level industry experience in business communications, and operational management, with a strong focus on software engineering. I design web services and website architectures based on open standards.
I provide forward thinking solutions by assessing cost benefit factors, compatibility issues and budgetary/resource impacts for the organization. This includes yearly budgetary IT Infrastructure projections and the justification of each. At times I must identify where exceptions to the enterprise architecture standards are required.Previously, I co-founded the SlashRoots Foundation (“SlashRoots”) which is a civic tech non-profit that leverages technology to create solutions to social problems endemic to the Caribbean region.

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Dr. Lan van Wassenaer

Lan received her PhD in business economics from Wageningen University in 2008. Before that she studied agricultural and environmental economics at Wageningen University and environmental biology at Nanjing University in China. Since 2008, Lan works as a scientific researcher at Wageningen Economic Research (formerly known as LEI or Agricultural Economics Research Institute). Lan conducts both quantitative and quality research in the domain of agrifood. Lan is fascinated by the way institutions and information influence each other in an increasingly digitalised world. Since 2017, she has been leading the research program ‘Blockchain for agrifood’ from Wageningen and the PPS project ‘Blockchain: Automated Compliance in Agrifood Chains’.

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Angus Rama Keck

Angus is currently serving as COO of award-winning tech startup AgUnity. An Australian-based social enterprise founded in 2016, AgUnity’s ambition is to help change the lives of the 2-billion unbanked last mile communities in the world. Angus has previously had a career as an ICT consultant, and studied his Masters in Environment (Climate Change) at the University of Melbourne. Angus has a passion for innovation, people and solving critical issues such as global warming and extreme poverty

 

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Anton Eitzinger

Anton Eitzinger is a geospatial analyst and climate change scientist. He holds a doctor philosophiae in GeoSciences from the University of Munich (LMU) in Germany. His current research at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture is focusing on digital monitoring approaches for agricultural development projects and digital transformation of small farmer extension services.

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Hugo Byrnes

Product Integrity covers product legal compliance, food safety/non-food safety and sustainable products. The latter includes social compliance, animal welfare and environmental sustainability – all related to our products.

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Colinda de Beer

Educated in horticulture I started my career as a researcher in the field of indoor plants. After studying information technology I transferred to software development and management. After finishing my third study (MSc in change management) I became a business developer at InnovationQuarter, connecting horticulture, technology and business innovation.

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Roel Messie

Experienced banking and investment professional, in the last 10 years in a managing role. Pragmatic and problem solving approach, believing that true team work is the way to achieving the best possible results.

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Jacob van den Borne

Jacob van den Borne, owner of Van den Borne Aardappelen, is an arable farmer in the south of Brabant. He is a forerunner in the use of precision agriculture, technology and data at his company: he makes company data available via the cloud, flies drones about his fields and uses satellite data for precision agriculture. He achieved his in 2004 Bachelor of Agriculture at the HAS in Den Bosch.

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Annemarie de Ceuster

Annemarie de Ceuster is a financial business consultant in agriculture and recently graduated her Masters in International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management. She focussed her thesis on agricultural business succession, in partnership with Rabobank and NAJK. As today, she is a critical assessor of the Dutch financing system and aims for new business models to stimulate agricultural successions which are strongly decreasing in the future. Young farmers are the future, and therefore a task for the whole value chain to contribute!.

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HUGO BYRNES

Product Integrity covers product legal compliance, food safety/non-food safety and sustainable products. The latter includes social compliance, animal welfare and environmental sustainability – all related to our products.

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Andre Turkienicz

Andre is the Co-Founder and CEO of AgTrace, spin-off company from Solinftec. AgTrace traceability system ensures transparency, information reliability and reduces response time to issues within the food value chain. Previously Andre was the leader of business development of IBM Research Lab for Agribusiness. He coordinated project developments in multiple areas, from production, tradings, financial institutions and retail. Before joining the IBM Andre worked at Google, besides having founded two tech companies. Hold MBA from Michigan University and Bachelor in Communication from PUC-RS

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Floris van Lieshout

At Deloitte Digital Risk Solutions our teams of dedicated blockchain, AI and machine learning professionals, help our clients build enterprise grade solutions.

With our strategic and technical knowledge and skills we build and deliver real business value for our clients.

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Tommie van der Bosch

Tommie van der Bosch leads Deloitte’s Blockchain Team in the Netherlands. Through innovative methods, he helps other parties to discover the real impact and full potential of Blockchain on their industry. Tommie has extensive experience in the financial advisory services sector, helping organisations bridge the gap between Strategy & Execution. He strongly believes that innovation and emerging technologies are essential in this process of transformation.

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Stefan Petrutiu

Project manager and entrepreneur. Building impact ecosystems and using blockchain for creating inclusive business models. Focused on designing outgrower programs and innovative, tech-driven sustainability interventions in smallholder value chains. Coffee and cocoa sector focus. Leading impact evaluation, living income and true price studies.

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Krijn van Santen

 

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Graham Sydney

 

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BRIAN KING

Brian King leads the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a global program of the CGIAR consortium centered on digital transformation of food systems worldwide. He has led programs leveraging successive waves of transformational digital technologies including establishing early internet networks and policies, building sustainable rural internet, licensing of mobile operators, governance of submarine cables and cross-border backbone networks, and building more inclusive mobile financial services, most of this in developing economies. He is a former agriculture extensionist and a California rice farmer.

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Carol Tarr

Carol was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Wesleyan University and Harvard University. Carol lectures in Sociology, Organizational Management and Entrepreneurship at universities in the Netherlands and is the Founder and CEO of Atomic Spices, a boutique spice company based in Amsterdam that creates blends from cold-smoked spices. Carol has a special interest in sustainable low-waste business models and developing transparency in the spice supply chain.

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Foteini Zampati

Foteini  Zampati is a legal professional with over 18 years of experience. Since joining the Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture (KTBL) she has been working as a data rights research specialist  to support the  Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative on Ethical and Legal aspects of Open data.

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Laura de Grave

Laura de Grave is a culinary journalist, cookbook author & Dutch TV host. As a freelancer she writes for various culinary magazines and media among which Allerhande and bol.com (as a cookbook expert). She wrote several books, including the Amsterdam cookbook and Dutch cookbook (both in English and Dutch). As a presenter she is currently making the video series ‘Lekker Lokaal’ (about local Dutch food) for TV channel 24Kitchen and the website of the Algemeen Dagblad.

For her Dutch cookbook and her TV-series she crossed on an electric motor through the Netherlands in search for local products and dishes. www.foodwriter.nl/en/

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David Muwonge

Muwonge David from Uganda is a coffee farmer and the Deputy Executive Director of the National Union of coffee Agribusinesses and farm enterprises Limited (NUCAFE) which is the Apex coffee farmer organization in Uganda currently with a membership of 213 cooperatives and associations representing 200,000 coffee farming families. He has worked in the coffee Industry for 17 years and gained vast experience along the coffee value chain. He is currently working as the leader on the Project entitled: “Supporting ICTs for agribusinesses development in Uganda” implemented in partnership with CTA. He oversees NUCAFE’s day to day and medium term finance, administration and compliance aspects.

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Hamlus Owoyesiga

Hamlus Owoyesiga, is the ICT Head and Drone Operator at IGTF-Uganda. He has worked with smallholder farmers Agribusinesses for over 7 years implementing Data4Ag, ICT4Ag and UAV4Ag (Drones) projects supported by CTA-ACP-EU aiming at achieving SDGs goals through Digitizing Agriculture.

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Dr. Lan van Wassenaer

Lan received her PhD in business economics from Wageningen University in 2008. Before that she studied agricultural and environmental economics at Wageningen University and environmental biology at Nanjing University in China. Since 2008, Lan works as a scientific researcher at Wageningen Economic Research (formerly known as LEI or Agricultural Economics Research Institute). Lan conducts both quantitative and quality research in the domain of agrifood. Lan is fascinated by the way institutions and information influence each other in an increasingly digitalised world. Since 2017, she has been leading the research program ‘Blockchain for agrifood’ from Wageningen and the PPS project ‘Blockchain: Automated Compliance in Agrifood Chains’.

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Paul Damen

 

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Shaunalee Katafono

 

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Shaunalee is the Co-Founder of TraSeable Solutions Pte Ltd, the only digital traceability technology company in the Pacific Islands pioneering the use of blockchain technology. She is a marine science graduate with a passion for the sustainable development and management of marine resources in the Pacific and has previously worked as a Fisheries Compliance Officer in her home country of Samoa. Her marine science background and fisheries experience complements her husband’s ICT skills in the traceability technology company they founded together to address challenges in the fisheries and agriculture industries in developing countries.