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  Food Tank Summit - Jan 12, 2022 1:30 - 5 PM  
  Dean Dittmar  12/6/2021 9:00:00 AM  

Chicago - Food Tank Summit: "Digitization Across the Food Supply Chain."

Food Tank Summit in Chicago hosted by University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Theme: Digitization Across the Food Supply Chain.

Food Tank, in collaboration with the Discovery Partners Institute, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois Tech, Northwestern University, Chicagoland Food & Beverage, and IL Agri-Food Alliance, is hosting a Summit focusing on digitization across the food supply chain, highlighting the technological innovations created in Illinois or by Illinois-based companies and individuals.

The event will include keynote speakers and panel discussions with leaders driving innovations in digitization in 1) food processing, 2) food distribution, and 3) food retail.

Date:  Wednesday, January 12, 2022   -    1:30 PM – 5 PM CST          REGISTER - $50/person

University of Illinois - Chicago
Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Confirmed Speakers Include (listed alphabetically, more to be announced soon!):
-Samuel Onyedikachi Acho, ESPN sports analyst, a nine-year veteran of the NFL, a Vice President of the NFL Players Association, and author
-Ertharin Cousin, Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future
-Anthony Edwards/Janique Edwards, Co-Founders, EatOkra
-Michael Hirtzer, Agriculture Reporter, Bloomberg
-Bill Jackson, Executive Director, Discovery Partners Institute
-Amy Jones, VP R&D North America, Griffith Foods
-Mark Kaplan, Co-Founder, Envisible
-Tim Killeen, President, University of Illinois System
-Gerald Oksanen, Project Manager, Datassential
-Michelle Relerford, Weekday Morning Co-Anchor for NBC 5 News
-Luke Saunders, Founder and CEO, Farmer’s Fridge
-Natalie Shmulik, CEO, The Hatchery Chicago
-Vijay Singh, Director, Pilot Processing Plant/Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab
-Lav Varshney, University of Illinois, SalesForce, Kocree Inc (AI technology)
-Maria Velissariou, Global Corporate Research and Development, VP and CSO at Mars
-Dan Whitacre, Senior Director Labs and Transformation, Kroger

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Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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