FOOD IT – The Full Stack Event Lineup

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June 26, 2018,  8:30 am - 3 pm
Mission Bay Conference Center @ UCSF
1675 Owens Street | San Francisco, CA 94158
Our fifth annual FOOD IT will gather food and ag thought leaders, start-ups, key industry players, investors and representatives from leading global food and agriculture innovation hubs to discuss Food & AgTech challenges and solutions in an innovative and interactive forum.

HEAR FROM OUR PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

One of the best ag tech events I've attended - smart people doing smart things and completely open to smart ideas.... it was empowering and inspiring!

 

Even when you're really interested in the topics, conferences are usually boring — but not the Forbes Mixing Bowl! This event really focused on the participants, and I call us that because it was so interactive. There was thoughtful engagement throughout the event, so I didn't feel like I was being talked at for 6 hours.

 

This is a great event. It brings together the right people in the front of the room and the right audience.

 

Great event that gave insight into the challenges that are there, and that will be coming in the AgTech sector. Awesome to meet likeminded folk too.

DISCUSSION LEADERS

Alexey Rostapshov - John Deere Labs
Don Buder - Davis Wright Tremaine
Andrew Cohen - Bayer Digital
Shaina Silva - RocketSpace
Gerald Brady - SVB
Wendy Millet - TomKat
John Monaghan - Dairy Management
Arno Hesse - Slow Money
Jon Jenkins - Hestan
Alex Danco - Social Capital
Chris Taylor - The Mixing Bowl
Andrew Kehoe - Office of the Mayor, Sacramento
Christoph Milz - Hestan
Micki Seibel - Social Capital
Mike Wallace - Perfect Company
Kate Wing - Databranch
Monica Jain - Fish 2.0
Daphne Miller - UCSF
Dana Harvey - Mandela Marketplace
Louis Stewart - City of Sacremento
Gino Segrè - QB3
Wendy Lung - IBM Ventures
David Gordon - UCSF Post Doctoral Fellow
Dennis Donohue - Western Growers Association
Alexis Fox - Lighter
Cristina Davis - UC Davis
Brett Kadesh - Touchdown
Sarah Williams - Rich Products
Jennifer Hebets - Mars
Mike Wolf - The Spoon
Adam Kesselman - Ecoliteracy
Alex Woolf - Lineage Logistics
Ben Thomas - CAFF
Megan Nunes - Vinsight
Becky Faudree - Panorama Meats
Walter Paulsen - Alula
Sandy Diep - Google
Gabe Youtsey - UCANR, The VINE
Reese Schroeder - Tyson Foods
Arama Kukutai - Finistere Ventures
Jamie Finn - Securitize
Kevin Brown - Innit
Merril Gilbert - GS GoodFOODS
Daniela Barile - UC Davis
Bruce Rasa - AgVoice
Jay Hirschton - Full Circle Fund
Curtis Garner - Bowles Farming
Paul Noglows - Forbes
Kristen Hawley - Skift
Warren Bills - Bayer CropScience
Kiersten Stead - Data Collective
Paul Schaut - Label Insight
Jackie Miller - Chobani
Regis Kelly - QB3
Matthew Lange - UC Davis
Lisa Fetterman - Nomiku
Ron Zink - Growers
John Sweeney - Dairy Procurement Group
Catha Groot - Radicle Impact Partners
Amber Stott - Food Literacy Center

"THE BLENDER" PITCH COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS

Shelf Engine
Ganaz
Kiwi Campus
EIO Diagnostics
Bottlefly
ShenNong

"THE BLENDER" PITCH COMPETITION JUDGES

Sarah Williams - Rich Products Ventures
Micki Seibel - Social Capital
Kiersten Stead - Data Collective
Reese Schroeder - Tyson Foods
Arama Kukutai - Finistere Ventures

FULL AGENDA

8:30     Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00     Kick Off: “Setting the Table” & Introduction to “The Digital Full Stack of Food”

9:50     Moderated Discussion of the Physical Layer: Are we capable of sensing and capturing food/ag-related data from the physical world and do we have connectivity to upload data?

10:45   Moderated Discussion of the Data Layer: Is food/ag data flowing freely between parties– or not?

11:20    Moderated Discussion of the App Layer: What food/ag functions, tasks or activities can be done through tech– or not?

11:55    Moderated Discussion of the UI/UX Layer: Is tech changing the way consumers or producers interface with or experience food– or not?

12:30    Lunch + Deep Dive Interactive Breakout Sessions

Beyond VC:  Financing Alternatives for Food/AgTech

Key Elements of a Regional Innovation Ecosystem

Making Incubators & Accelerators Work for Food & Ag

Serving up Tech in Restaurant & Food Service

Getting Personal with Food & Nutrition

Making a Connection in the Connected Home Kitchen

Making Seafood Tech Swim not Sink

What’s Your Gut on Our Scope of the Microbiome?

Will Blockchain Accelerate Supply Chain Transparency?

Separating the Milk from the Cream in Dairy & Livestock Tech

How can Tech help Regenerative Food & Ag?

Will corporate VCs grow big in Food & Ag?

Prepping Tech to help School Food get a Passing Grade

Broadening Local Food with Tech

Promoting Appropriate Tech for Smaller Food Producers

Moving the Plant-forward Diet Forward

Bio-informatics & Gene Editing Tech

Controlling Indoor Ag at Scale

What is Special about Specialty Crop Tech?

1:45      The Blender Pitch Competition

3:00      Networking & Sweets

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MEDIA PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and a networking reception with coffee and sweets will cap off the day
  • Attire is California Business Casual
  • For more information or questions contact: info@mixingbowlhub.com
  • The event will be filmed and/or photographed, and press and media may be present
  • Cancellation policy: your registration fee will be fully refunded if The Mixing Bowl receives notification on or before June 12, 2018 that the registered attendee will not attend

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