EmTech AG Forum

Sacramento, CA
FOOD SAFETY & TRACEABILITY
fed by
AI + Blockchain + IoT
Best registration rates and available participation opportunities expire before 1 November 2019

Moving from the hype to making it real

The EmTech AG Forum is an open collaboration forum focused on development of solutions to overcome barriers to the adoption of viable applications of artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain and IoTs for securing and optimizing the food value chain: from the source to the table. The open space collaboration forum empowers all participants to share, learn and collaborate to identify where solutions are needed.  If you are interested in submitting a speaker presentation submission, please fill out the registration form.

Attending this forum: WHO and WHY

New & Agri-Technology Developers
You have the right toolkit that will optimize the security, traceability and/or sustainability of the food supply using AI, IoT and/or Blockchain.
AgriBusiness Leaders & Growers
You want to be innovative but need to make sure you are using the right tools combined with your expertise to make it work.
 
Agriculture Industry Regulators & Partners

You need to be at the top of the learning curve to continue being an effective partner.

 

Be prepared to share, learn and contribute

Your participation includes:

  • Insights to progress and lessons learned viable POCs and pilots
  • Open collaboration for building consensus on what is viable and what technical and/or data standards are needed to drive adoption
  • Opportunity to instantiate or participate in IEEE SA platform projects to test ideas that will contribute towards industry adoption.
  • Opportunity to contribute ideas and/or take a leadership position in the Open Crowd-Source White Paper “Roadmap to Conformity Assessment for Blockchain in Food Traceability”
Agenda

This agenda is currently in development. We are currently accepting speaker and tech pitch submissions. See submission details and deadlines in the registration section.

 

Time

Session Name

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM WELCOME REMARKS

IEEE Standards Association  
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Headline Presentation
POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK AND SECURE FOOD SUPPLY

Speaker: TBA

 

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Blockchain Case Study - Food
CREATING THE PARTNER NETWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN TO SECURE AND TRACK THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN 


Speaker: TBA

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Question the Demo
OPEN WATERS, OPEN SOURCE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY WITHOUT BORDERS

Speaker: Andrew Kennedy, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

This session will include demo of the technology and 30 minutes for the attendees to question and learn more about the technology. Attendees will be given preliminary documentation before the event to prepare for the session.  

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

TECH PITCH LIGHTNING ROUND I - BLOCKCHAIN
Four companies will showcase their latest POCs and Pilots on the latest solutions and ideas innovating the agriculture value chain.

Now accepting submissions through 1 November 2019. Please see participation section for details.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM INTERACTIVE LUNCH
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

THE ROLE OF AI IN STEPPING UP FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION

Speaker: TBA


1:45 PM – 2:15PM

COMBATTING CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECT ON FOOD SUSTAINABILITY WITH AI

Speaker: TBA

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

TECH PITCH LIGHTNING ROUND II – AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Four companies will showcase their latest POCs and Pilots on the latest solutions and ideas innovating the agriculture value chain.

Now accepting submissions through 1 November 2019. Please see registration section for details.

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

OPEN COLLABORATION ROUNDTABLES

WG1: Open Source and DLTs in Food Chain
WG2: IoTs for Agriculture
WG3: Data Governance Challenges for Public Food Blockchains

In this session, all participants will join a roundtable discussion and have the opportunity to learn, listen and share.

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

REPORT OUT FROM WORKING GROUPS

Speaker: Working Groups Leads

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

EMERGING STARS NETWORKING RECEPTION
See the latest groundbreaking concepts using AI, Blockchain and/or IoT not yet commercialized but with opportunity to be a game changer in the future. 

Only 10 poster submissions will be accepted. Now accepting submissions through 1 November 2019. Please see participation section for details.

9 December 2019
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Session Name

Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Session Name

WELCOME REMARKS

IEEE Standards Association  
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Session Name

Headline Presentation
POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK AND SECURE FOOD SUPPLY

Speaker: TBA

 

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Session Name

Blockchain Case Study - Food
CREATING THE PARTNER NETWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN TO SECURE AND TRACK THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN 


Speaker: TBA

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session Name

Question the Demo
OPEN WATERS, OPEN SOURCE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY WITHOUT BORDERS

Speaker: Andrew Kennedy, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

This session will include demo of the technology and 30 minutes for the attendees to question and learn more about the technology. Attendees will be given preliminary documentation before the event to prepare for the session.  

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Session Name

TECH PITCH LIGHTNING ROUND I - BLOCKCHAIN
Four companies will showcase their latest POCs and Pilots on the latest solutions and ideas innovating the agriculture value chain.

Now accepting submissions through 1 November 2019. Please see participation section for details.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Session Name

INTERACTIVE LUNCH
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Session Name

THE ROLE OF AI IN STEPPING UP FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION

Speaker: TBA


1:45 PM – 2:15PM

Session Name

COMBATTING CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECT ON FOOD SUSTAINABILITY WITH AI

Speaker: TBA

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Session Name

TECH PITCH LIGHTNING ROUND II – AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Four companies will showcase their latest POCs and Pilots on the latest solutions and ideas innovating the agriculture value chain.

Now accepting submissions through 1 November 2019. Please see registration section for details.

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Session Name

OPEN COLLABORATION ROUNDTABLES

WG1: Open Source and DLTs in Food Chain
WG2: IoTs for Agriculture
WG3: Data Governance Challenges for Public Food Blockchains

In this session, all participants will join a roundtable discussion and have the opportunity to learn, listen and share.

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Session Name

REPORT OUT FROM WORKING GROUPS

Speaker: Working Groups Leads

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Session Name

EMERGING STARS NETWORKING RECEPTION
See the latest groundbreaking concepts using AI, Blockchain and/or IoT not yet commercialized but with opportunity to be a game changer in the future. 

Only 10 poster submissions will be accepted. Now accepting submissions through 1 November 2019. Please see participation section for details.

Why IEEE SA is hosting this workshop?

In November 2018, the IEEE SA in collaboration with the IEEE Blockchain Initiative was the first to host the industry’s exclusive Blockchain for Agriculture Forum. The two-day educational and open collaboration Forum delivered the following outcomes:

  1. Kick-off of the P2418.3 DLT for Agriculture Standards Working Group
  2. Local for local Pilot Program – Onboarding farmers to Blockchain for New Financial Opportunities (in Hawaii)
  3. The Creation of the Blockchain for Food Traceability Conformity Assessment Program (Now accepting participants for the Open Crowd-Source Contribution to the Roadmap White Paper!)
3 Ways to Participate
Register for EmTech AG

Register Now

Register as a Forum Attendee – Only 75 seats available

Forum attendee registration includes two-days of education and open collaboration for solution sessions, breakfast and lunch, Day 1 welcome reception, opportunity to participate in and Blockchain for Food Traceability Crowd-Source whitepaper. Register before 1 November 2019 to SAVE $100 and guarantee a seat at this Forum. 

Submit Your Pitch for EmTech AG

Tech Pitch Presentation

Only 12 available (4 per category)

If you are a start-up with a revolutionizing application of IoT, Blockchain or AI to secure, trace or create new opportunities in the food chain, then you need to pitch it here. Tech presentations must be confirmed before 1 November 2019 and will be assigned on first-come basis.

 

 

Enter Your Poster for EmTech AG

Emerging Stars Poster Presentation

Only 10 available

If you are researcher, technology developer or tech guru with a technology idea that will deliver a solution in the Food Chain that not has yet been commercialized, then submit your concept for review and acceptance before 1 November 2019.

 

 

Not sure how you want to participate?

Then join our interest list and stay current on the Forum’s developments and other IEEE SA Life Sciences activities. Subscribe to the interest list before 1 November and save 10% on your Forum Attendee Registration Package. 

Partners & Supporters

There are many affordable opportunities that not only provide brand recognition but also exclusive and unique opportunities to showcase the ingenuity and benefit of your work. Underwriting sponsorship start as low as US$1,000. 

 

Venue
Mack Powell Events Center
2003 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Register

Register as a Forum Attendee – Only 75 seats available

Forum attendee registration includes two-days of education and open collaboration for solution sessions, breakfast and lunch, Day 1 welcome reception, opportunity to participate in and Blockchain for Food Traceability Crowd-Source whitepaper. Register before 1 November 2019 to SAVE $100 and guarantee a seat at this Forum. 

 

Inquiries

If you have questions about submitting a presentations or have general questions about the program, please contact:

Maria Palombini
IEEE SA Life Sciences Director
e: m.palombini@ieee.org
m: +1.732.221.2304