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IBM Food Trust, IBM Blockchain

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Azeem MalikIBM Food Trust

IBM Food Trustâ„¢, built on Blockchain technology, is the first solution to provide instant, secure access to end-to-end food supply chain information - seamlessly delivered from the cloud. Blockchain technology can efficiently trace and authenticate food products from farm to fork in seconds, not days or weeks. 

In August 2017, IBM announced a major blockchain collaboration with ten of the largest retailers and suppliers in the food industry to address the topic of food safety, including Walmart, Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick, McLane, Nestle, Tyson Foods, and Unilever. 

Brief Bio- Azeem is currently on the IBM Blockchain team focused on business development opportunities for the IBM Food Trust solution, which aims to provide traceability to improve food transparency and efficiency.  Prior to that, he was a manager on the IBM Watson Business Development team tasked with building out IBM's strategic imperatives around AI, cloud, healthcare, blockchain, and financial services.  Azeem started his IBM career seven years ago in Corporate Development with a focus on M&A and divestiture activity across IBM's business units. Prior to joining IBM, he worked in various banking and financial services roles for General Electric Capital and BNP Paribas.  Azeem received his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2012, and his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2004.  

Earlier Event: May 22
Keynote
Later Event: May 23
Plenary Session