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March 23, 2016 @ 8:15 am - 6:30 pm EDT


Civic Hall

156 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010


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Join us for a day of focused discussions on how information technology is changing the way we grow, process, move, sell and consume food!

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In conjunction with Davis Wright Tremaine and the New York Technology Council, The Mixing Bowl will host leading food and agriculture thought leaders, operators, investors, and IT innovators in this daylong conference. Meeting in the heart of Manhattan at the recently launched Civic Hall in the Flatiron District, participants will engage in a substantive dialogue with the following agenda:

8:15 – 9:00am    REGISTRATION: Coffee, Baked Goods, and Fruit

9:00 – 9:45am   GREETINGS and SETTING THE TABLE: Laying out perspectives on Food/Ag tech innovation

Michael Rose, Partner, The Mixing Bowl   Linkedin

Sarah Smith, Food Futures Lab, Institute for the Future   Linkedin

Rob Trice, Founder, The Mixing Bowl   Linkedin

Tom Tomich, Director, UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute   Linkedin

9:45 – 10:20am   RE-DO GROWING IN THE FIELD: How is IT enabling more precise growing of food in the field?

Larry De Maria, Co-group head–global industrial infrastructure, William Blair   Linkedin

Morgan Hartman, Managing Partner, Black Queen Angus Farm   Linkedin

Jill Isenbarger, Executive Director, Stone Barns   Linkedin

Darwin Melnyk, Trimble (CEO, Iron Solutions) (Moderator)   Linkedin

Steve Sibulkin, CEO, Agronomic Technology Corp (Adapt-N)   Linkedin

10:20 – 10:55am   RE-DO GROWING BEYOND THE FIELD: How is IT enabling new ways to grow food beyond the field?

Johnny Bowman, CFO and COO, Edenworks   Linkedin

Sean Dimin, Co-founder, Sea to Table   Linkedin

Paul Lightfoot, CEO, BrightFarms   Linkedin

Nicolas Mazard, General Manager / Partner, Koppert Cress USA   Linkedin

Rob Trice, Founder, The Mixing Bowl (Moderator)   Linkedin

10:55 – 11:15am   Break                      

11:15 – 11:50am   RE-DO LOGISTICS: How is IT enabling new models of food transportation, processing and connection between “local” producers and retailers?

Maureen Cushing, VP of Technology and Processes, Union Square Hospitality Group   Linkedin

Kate Galassi, New York Project Head, Natoora   Linkedin

Sam Klepfish, CEO, Innovative Food Holdings   Linkedin

Guy Praisler, Founder and CEO, Dine Market   Linkedin

Ed Treacy, VP, Supply Chain Efficiencies, Produce Marketing Association   Linkedin

Julie Wurfel, Founder, Ume Matsu LLC, (Moderator)   Linkedin

11:55 – 12:20pm   THOUGHT FOR FOOD: Appetizing fast pitches

Presented by




Michael Rose, Partner, The Mixing Bowl, (MC)   Linkedin

Robert Lee, Co-founder and CEO, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine   Linkedin

Michael Santiago, Founder and CEO, FloraPulse   Linkedin

Victor Penev, Founder and CEO, Edamam   Linkedin

12:20 – 1:20pm   LUNCH  

1:20 – 1:55pm   RE-DO NUTRITION: How is IT changing our knowledge of nutrition and helping us deliver nutrition to all?

Susan Bratton, CEO, Savorhealth   Linkedin

Dr. Lisa Mosconi, Founder & Director, Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab,

NYU School of Medicine   Linkedin

Victor Penev, Founder and CEO, Edamam   Linkedin

Rob Trice, Founder, The Mixing Bowl (Moderator)   Linkedin

2:00 – 2:35pm   RE-DO FUNDING: How is IT changing Food/Ag funding?

Rob LeClerc, Co-founder, Agfunder   Linkedin

Howard Fischer, Board Member, Gratitude Railroad   Linkedin

Ben Fishman, Managing Principal, Arlon Group   Linkedin

Brita Rosenheim, Strategist and Advisor, Rosenheim Advisors   Linkedin

Rob Trice, Founder, The Mixing Bowl (Moderator)   Linkedin

2:35 – 2:55pm   THOUGHT FOR FOOD: Appetizing fast pitches

Presented by




Michael Rose, Partner, The Mixing Bowl, (MC)   Linkedin

Mackenzie Barth, Co-founder and CEO, Spoon University   Linkedin

Patrick O’Neill, CEO, Amp Your Good LLC   Linkedin

Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO, Agrilyst   Linkedin

2:55 – 3:20pm   Break

3:20 – 3:55pm   RE-DO SCALE: How are new approaches enabling smaller food producers to scale and big food companies to be more agile?

Bob Adams, Director of Design Strategy, Innovation Institute for Food and Health,

UC Davis (Moderator)

Lou Cooperhouse, Director, Rutgers Food Innovation Center   Linkedin

Rita Hudetz, Chief Commercial Officer, Hu Products   Linkedin

Ralph Jerome, Vice President of Innovation, Mars Incorporated   Linkedin

Eric Wedepohl, Angel Investor, former VP & Deputy General Counsel, General Mills   Linkedin

4:00 – 4:35pm   RE-DO COMMUNICATIONS: How is IT changing the dialog around food behaviors and values?

Steve Barr, Chairman, Osborn & Barr   Linkedin

Rachna Govani, Co-founder and CEO, Foodstand   Linkedin

Amanda Hesser, Co-founder and CEO, Food52   Linkedin

Paul Noglows, Executive Producer, Forbes Media, (Moderator)   Linkedin

Eve Turow, Author “Generation Yum”   Linkedin


Rob Trice, Founder, The Mixing Bowl   Linkedin


During this day of influential knowledge sharing, relationship building, and collaboration, participants can expect an array of delectable food and beverages from local rising vendors followed by a cocktail reception.

Contact us if you are a start-up or non-profit for a 30% discount!  Please email elif@mixingbowlhub.com

To learn how your organization can gain further recognition at this event or for sponsorship opportunities contact sara@mixingbowlhub.com.


March 23, 2016
8:15 am - 6:30 pm EDT
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Civic Hall
Manhattan 2, 156 5th Ave
Manhattan, NY 10010 United States
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