Chicago - Food Tank Summit: "Digitization Across the Food Supply Chain."

Wed Aug 24 2022 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm UTC-05:00

UIC Student Center East | Chicago

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Chicago - Food Tank Summit: "Digitization Across the Food Supply Chain."
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Food Tank Summit in Chicago hosted by University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Theme: Digitization Across the Food Supply Chain.
About this Event

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Digitization Across the Food Supply Chain has been postponed. We look forward to gathering together safely as soon as we are able and will announce a new date for the event soon.

Food Tank, in collaboration with the Discovery Partners Institute, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois Tech, Northwestern University, Chicagoland Food & Beverage, and IL Agri-Food Alliance, is hosting a Summit focusing on digitization across the food supply chain, highlighting the technological innovations created in Illinois or by Illinois-based companies and individuals.

Agenda:

Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

Bill Jackson, Executive Director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI)

FIRESIDE CONVERSATION

MODERATOR: Michelle Relerford, Weekday Morning Co-Anchor for NBC 5 News

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

PANEL: Processing.

MODERATOR: Michael Hirtzer, Ag Reporter Bloomberg

1. Amy Jones, VP R&D North America, Griffith Foods

2. Ben Kreider, R&D Transformation Director, Mars, Incorporated

3. Beth Conerty, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory and the Food Science Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant

4. Natalie Shmulik, CEO, The Hatchery Chicago

PANEL: Distribution

MODERATOR: Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

1. Mark Kaplan, Co-Founder, Envisible

2. Lav Varshney, University of Illinois, SalesForce, Kocree Inc (AI technology)

3. Luke Saunders, Founder and CEO, Farmer’s Fridge

4. Marc Zornes, Founder, Winnow

FIRESIDE CONVERSATION

MODERATOR: Mike Sula, food writer, Chicago Reader

Jean-Pierre Comte, President, Barilla USA.

PANEL: Retail

MODERATOR: Shayna Harris, Forbes Contributor (TENT)

1. Gerald Oksanen, Project Manager, Datassential

2. Dan Whitacre, Senior director of R&D and Tech Transfer, Kroger

3. Anthony Edwards, Co-Founder, EatOkra

4. Natalie Lau, Global Sustainability Manager, Molson Coors (TBD)

FIRESIDE CONVERSATION

MODERATOR: Ariel Cheung, Journalist Chicago Tribune

Samuel Onyedikachi Acho, ESPN sports analyst, a nine-year veteran of the NFL, a Vice President of the NFL Players Association, and author.

FIRESIDE CONVERSATION

MODERATOR: Brett Chase, Environmental Journalist, Chicago Sun-Times

Ertharin Cousin, Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future

And more to be announced soon!

Food Tank members get FREE tickets. Join HERE.

Don't miss this incredible event!

100% of ticket sales donated to Feeding Illinois.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, United States

Tickets

USD 0.00 to USD 50.00

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