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The first and only conference dedicated to building the Internet of Food.
This year’s themes:
Collecting global generational food wisdom at scale.
Sustainability: Innovation: Discovery

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Sunday, March 24


Smart Eating (I): Food Composition & Health
The USDA Food Composition Database contains ingredients and basic nutrient composition for hundreds of thousands of foods. Meanwhile researchers across food, nutrition, and biochemical sciences continue discovering and publishing new bioactive molecules. Panelists in this session will explores the current state of food composition science and standardized databases and the potential for including newly discovered biomolecules and their bioactivities into standardized databasses.

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Matthew Lange

Food and Health Informatician, IC-FOODS UC Davis
Dr. Lange’s research program is helping to define and shape a new scientific discipline known as Food Informatics, while simultaneously enabling the engineering of a computable infrastructure for the burgeoning Internet of Food (IoF). Part Semantic Web (SemWeb), part Internet of... Read More →

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Randall Robinson

Post Doctoral Scholar, UC Davis
Randall is a postdoctoral scholar in the department of Food Science & Technology. After recently completing his PhD in Food Science, Randall has started working in the Barile Lab to continue studying the chemical properties of bioactive milk compounds. He is interested in developing... Read More →
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Naomi Fukagawa

Director, USDA ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Naomi K. Fukagawa, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, in Beltsville, MD.  Dr. Fukagawa previously served as professor of medicine and acting director of the Gerontology Unit at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Dr. Fukagawa is... Read More →
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Ameer Taha

Assistant Professor, UC Davis, Food Science and Technology
DegreesPh.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, CanadaM.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, CanadaResearchMy lab uses mass-spectrometry-based ‘omic’ methods to quantify oxidized lipids and lipid-like environmental toxins (such as... Read More →
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Daniela Barile

Professor and Chemist, UC Davis
Dr. Barile’s research program focuses on milk functional glycomics. Her particular research interests are in combining an understanding of the chemical and biological properties of food components with analytics and engineering to characterize, bioseparate and biointegrate bioactive... Read More →

Sunday March 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
UC ANR 2801 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618


Smart Transactions (I): Tech Infrastructure for Valuing Sustainability, Quality, & Healthfulness
From the farm gate to the store shelf, informatics technologies increasingly mediate smart transactions where market participants with valorized health and sustainability claims know more realtime information about competitors. This panel explores the technologies that make that happen, and explores the ways in which a global internet of food infrastructure can reduce information transaction friction in markets.

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Courtney Riggle

Sustainability Specialist & Food System Informatics Program Co-lead, Agricultural Sustainabilty Institute at UC Davis
Courtney Riggle is Sustainability Specialist with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis (ASI), and co-leads ASI's Food System Informatics Program (FSI), through which she manages the program's sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials research area. Her work focuses on building better informational connections between supply chains and regional landscapes to inform sustainable decision-making. Courtney has a Master’s in... Read More →

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Raj Vallabhaneni

CEO, Vasudhaika Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Raj did his Masters in Technology and has decades of experience in working with blue chipcompanies as well as building companies. He cofounded Rofous.com, a 2000 people company.Rofous was acquired by Globallogic. He started Andhra Engineering College ( www.aecn.com )imparting education... Read More →
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Ken Ouimet

Founder, Engage3
Ken Ouimet is the CEO and Founder of Engage3 and is credited with creating the retail revenue management and price optimization market. His first company, Khimetrics, led the industry for almost a decade before being successfully acquired by SAP in 2006. Engage3 is once again pioneering... Read More →
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Gordon Hinkle

VP, Golden California, Inc.
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Riccardo Accolla

Director of Digitial Food Science, Ripe.io

Sunday March 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
UC ANR 2801 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618


Smart Eating (II): Science and data driven wellness and deliciousness
The panel explores factors that guide personalised consumption/diet decisions made at every meal by people, such as convenience, deliciousness, relaxation/enjoyment and nutrition. Panelists address solutions across a combinations of these drivers and demographics, and comment on the degree of personalisation offered.

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Julie Meyer

Eat Well Global
Julie Meyer, RDN, is the Founding Partner of Eat Well Global, a communications and consulting firm whose mission is to empower global change agents in food and nutrition. With more than two decades in nutrition and health communications, and having worked and run a business in China... Read More →

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Kevin Brown

CEO, Innit
Kevin is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with experience in the foodtech, storage, cloud and security sectors. Kevin has been CEO and co-founder of Innit since 2013. Kevin is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with more than 20 years experience in the networking... Read More →
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Debbie McAfee

Founder and President of NutriCern, Inc., NutriCern, Inc.
Debbie McAfee has extensive experience as the developer of new business areas and start ups in both private industry and non‐profits. As the principal of McAfee Group, Ms. McAfee was licensing director in the entertainment industry with areas of expertise including negotiations... Read More →
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Jim Kaput

Chief Science Officer, Vydiant
Jim has contributed to the field of personalized nutrition for over 30 years. His most recent past position was Senior Expert at the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences from 2011 to 2017. From 2007 to 2011, Jim was Director of the Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine at... Read More →
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Bruce German

Professor and Chemist, UC Davis, Evolve BioSystems
Bruce is a Professor of Food Chemistry at UC Davis and the Director of the Foods for Health Institute located in the Robert Mondavi Institute. Bruce has had a long and highly distinguished career in understanding the role of food and certain food ingredients in delivering improved... Read More →

Sunday March 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
UC ANR 2801 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618


Smart Transactions (II): Traceability, Transparency and Trust
This panel explores innovative solutions to track food through the food system.Panelists describe their solutions for information exchange deployed across a range of sensors, technologies and scales.

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Gabe Youtsey

Chief Innovation Officer, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Gabriel (Gabe) Youtsey serves as the Chief Information Officer for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. He provides leadership to UC ANR’s information technology unit to support programmatic, educational, administrative and marketing-oriented projects. Collaborating with colleagues... Read More →

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Nathan Dorn

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Food Origins
Nathan Dorn is CEO and Co-Founder of Food Origins an early stage Precision Data company focused on Hand Harvested Crops.   A serial innovator for companies including Pepsi Bottling, Gallo Wineries and Vineyards, and Reiter Affiliated Companies, his focus has been in energy and labor... Read More →
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Raja Ramachandran

CEO & Co-Founder, ripe.io
Entrepreneur, financial trading and Fintech background. Founding team member at R3CEV a financial institution blockchain consortium. Worked at Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo, Silicon Valley Bank in global capital markets.
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Bruce Rasa

CEO, AgVoice
Bruce was raised in western Missouri, where his family actively farms over 4,000 acres, and operates an orchard of 40,000 apple trees. He has over 20 years of experience in tech leadership positions at IBM, NCR & AGCO. He led solution management and marketing teams for multi-billion... Read More →
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Robert Warren

Data Scientist, Myra Analytics

Sunday March 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
UC ANR 2801 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618

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