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7908: IBM Food Trust: What Does Blockchain Have to Do with Food?


IBM Food Trust uses Blockchain technology to create unprecedented visibility and accountability in the food supply chain. Learn how current partners and clients have applied the solution to transform their businesses.

Core Curriculum Blockchain
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT


Ramesh A. Gopinath

VP, Supply Chain Solutions, IBM

Ramesh is responsible for blockchain solutions at IBM. He led the development of the IBM Food Trust solution currently used by many retailers and food companies. He also helped develop the TradeLens technology currently used by members of the shipping supply chain. Ramesh graduated from Rice University (Ph.D. 1993, M.S. 1990) and IIT, Chennai (BTech, 1987)

Bob Wolpert

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Golden State Foods

Bob Wolpert is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the QSR industries. Bob is also the Chair of the Food Trust Advisory Council with IBM. He's also worked for ITT Corporation, and earned an MBA from Harvard University and serves as board member and executive committee member for LeadersUp and Second Harvest Food Bank of OC.