Ayadee Holding Corp. Founder and CEO Peter Johnson discusses how blockchain can be used to track agricultural supply chains, using Ayadee’s supply chain tracking solution, TRAK, as the model to demonstrate this.
Peter is a technologist, impact-driven-entrepreneur, and a diplomat: His passion is to develop technology to create impact. He founded and leads Ayadee.io to use blockchain technology to create impact. His company’s signature tool, TRAK, is a blockchain-based supply chain tracking tool, simple enough to be used in developing countries, with low energy usage and operability even in off-grid settings. He also teaches about how blockchain can be used to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, speaks regularly as an expert at international conferences, lectures at universities and advises both public and private sector clients on blockchain strategy and implementation.
Peter earned his Master of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Relations and International Economics, with concentrations in International Finance and Emerging Markets. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. He has continued to participate in professional training such as an Executive Education program in Governance at the Hertie School of Governance.
Recognition for Peter’s work in recent years has included being named a FinTech Top 100 Sustainable Development Goals Influencer for 2019, a Responsible Leader in the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt’s Responsible Leaders Network, and both Meritorious Service and Superior Honor awards for his time working as a U.S. diplomat.
At the Ayadee Foundation, Peter convenes networks of sectoral experts with new technologies to develop disruptive solutions. He also leads the implementation of Ayadee.io’s TRAK tool with non-profit organizations. He is on the advisory board of FinTech4Good, and is an active member of the Maitri Platform, which seeks to reshape supply chains to bring necessary medical equipment to communities in need. In the past he has served on the Board of Advisors of Mavuno, which assists smallholder farmers in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been an Officer and Mentor at Venture Capital and Private Equity for Africa.