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Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture

Adel is a technologist and a serial entrepreneur with two successful technology companies taken from inception to acquisition. He has proven executive experience with a solid track record in startups and public companies including HealthStream, WebDBTech, InVivoLink, HealthTrust, and UtilizeHealth. He also actively participates in a few blockchain, AI, and healthcare startups including legal alignment, …

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Intellectual Property Law for Tech Start-Ups

Ms. Orich specializes in patent strategy and patent prosecution for computer-related technologies. She has worked in the IP field since 1998, advising companies in the high-tech, semiconductor, healthcare, automotive, and aerospace industries, with a focus in the technical fields of artificial intelligence, network security, and control systems. Sub-specialties include speech analytics, natural language understanding, computer …

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How Tech, Data and Geopolitics Impact Food

Today the Ayadee Foundation’s Hackathon to Strengthen Food Supply Chains is honored to host David Bray, PhD, the Inaugural Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Geotech Center & Commission. Dr. Bray, together with Daniella Taveau, a global strategist and former U.S. Trade Negotiator at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Professor Molly Jahn, former …

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Passion and Purpose for Enhancing Women Entrepreneurs and Funding

Taryn Andersen, Rebeca de Sancho Mayoral & Helen Yuanyuan Cao discuss the barriers and biases faced by female entrepreneurs. Taryn Andersen is CEO and co-founder of Impulse4women, an international nonprofit association operating both online and offline to connect female tech entrepreneurs and also social impact projects with investors, corporates, public-private organisations. She is also the …

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Blockchain to Track Agricultural Supply Chains

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 …

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The Fresh Produce Supply Chain explained by the President of a National Produce Company

Melissa Melshenker Ackerman, President of Produce Alliance (PA), leads a national produce company specializing in consulting and purchasing of produce from field to fork. As a leading service industry expert, PA prides itself on being an integral part of the entire process from when the crops are planted until reaching their customer’s plates. Melissa currently …

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Temporarily Closed for Hygienic Reasons: Restaurant Closed Due To Covid-19

With his wife Zoe Nathan, an acclaimed baker, Josh Loeb is the founder and co-owner behind a variety of neighborhood dining destinations that make up the Rustic Canyon Family. They include Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Sweet Rose Creamery, Milo & Olive, Cassia, Esters Wine Shop & Bar, Tallula’s, Milo SRO and Birdie G’s—all …

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How Seafood From Around The World Reaches Your Plate

Kimberly (Kim) Gorton is President & CEO of Slade Gorton & Company, Inc., a manufacturer and primary distributor of premium fresh and frozen seafood products sold broadly within retail and foodservice channels throughout North America. With a legacy as America’s original seafood family, she represents the third generation at Slade Gorton. Kim is passionate about …

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