Disruption at Every Stage of the Food System
Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM
604 Brazos St
Our modern food supply chain is constantly evolving. From agriculture to manufacturing, from shipping to supply, to retail and consumption, we're seeing disruption and innovation at every stage with no sign of slowing down. In an increasingly digital age, it’s critical that food suppliers stay informed and even ahead of the curve to remain competitive. In this session, panelists representing different points of view in the supply chain will discuss how technology is impacting the way they do business, and how they perceive modern food systems evolving.
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Mahni leads commercial activities at Clear Labs, including strategy, marketing and business development. After graduating from MIT and getting his MBA, Mahni pursued his interest in big data and ge...Show the rest
Mahni leads commercial activities at Clear Labs, including strategy, marketing and business development. After graduating from MIT and getting his MBA, Mahni pursued his interest in big data and genomics as Head of Marketing at Bina Technologies (acquired Roche). In pursuit of his next adventure, Mahni co-founded Clear Labs to set a new standard in molecular food quality for the global food industry. Mahni is also a concert pianist in his off hours and a tireless supporter of the arts.Hide the rest
Dr. Robyn Metcalfe is a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in the School of Human Ecology in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Director of Food+City, ...Show the rest
Dr. Robyn Metcalfe is a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in the School of Human Ecology in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Director of Food+City, a non-profit organization that is a platform for a bold exploration of the global food system.
Food+City tells stories through its online and print magazine about how we feed cities for the purpose of igniting innovation. Its annual Food+City Challenge Prize attracts entrants around the globe that see opportunities to solve problems within the food distribution system.
Dr. Metcalfe’s past careers include two enterprises, a consulting company and a working conservation farm in Maine, editorial work and production management for Sunset Magazine, strategic planning with Arthur D. Little, Inc., and writing articles and books on a wide range of topics from food history to the theft of high technology. She is the author of Meat, Commerce and the City: The London Food Market, 1800-1855, published in 2012. She also founded Kelmscott Rare Breeds Farm and Foundation in Lincolnville, Maine where she actively conserved endangered breeds of livestock for ten years. .
She received her BA in American Studies from The University of Michigan and a MA and PhD from Boston University in History, with a concentration in Modern European food history.
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