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Digitalisation Workshop

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

At last year's Global Grain Geneva the ABCDs presented their initiative to modernise the manual process of trading. One year on we will be dedicating a day to look at all the factors and implications of digitalising trade.

The Workshop is only available to registered delegates. To register, click here.

08:30am Registration & exhibition opens

10:30am Welcome Address

Alejandro Pernias, President & CEO, Globalshare

10:15am The Evolution of Farming: How Embracing New Technologies can Achieve Efficiency

•    Making consortia work in practice: How to increase uptake of digital process by market participants?
•    Change management challenges and data cleansing opportunities
•    Examples of efficiency achievable in the grain trading industry

Moderator: Alejandro Pernias, President & CEO, Globalshare


Colin Cooper, Vice President, Europe, EKA Software Solutions

Gunhan Ulusoy, CEO, Ulusoy Un

Andrei Grigorov, Founder & CEO, Cerealia

11:30pm Networking Refreshment Break

12:00pm Is Blockchain the Solution to All Our Problems?

•    What issues can be solved through the implementation of blockchain technology?
•    Is blockchain the only solution needed for digitising commodity trading?
•    What are the barriers that prevent market participants from embracing blockchain?
•    The Post Trade Process Platform - winning the trading community over
•    Achieving transparency and traceability - a tool for the agri-commodity supply chain

Moderator: Andrei Grigorov, Founder & CEO, Cerealia


Katie Hoard, Global Director of Agricultural Innovation & Sustainability, AB-InBev

Baptiste Audren, Head of Product and Business Development, KomGo

Orhan Gunes, Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Sberbank

Celal Koc, Director, Korel

1:00pm Networking Lunch

2:00pm How Digitalisation Revolutionises the Inspection Process

•    The disruptive nature of digitalisation
•    Digital challenges: How digitalisation impacts the agri-supply chain 
•    Strategic approaches to generate efficient solutions

2:30pm How Digitalisation Benefits the Supply Chain Management

•    Evaluating capabilities and usability of AI and ML in commodity trading and supply chain
•    Digital solutions in tracking commodity origins, flow and cargo logistics
•    The positive ripple effects to product traceability and food safety 

3:15pm Networking Refreshment Break

3:45pm Satellite Technology for Crop Monitoring and Forecasting

•    Food production focus
•    Monitoring and early warning systems for vulnerable countries
•    Implication of big data processing for weather forecasting

Inbal Becker-Reshef, Program Scientist, GEOGLAM

4:30pm Electronic Phytosanitary Certification (ePhyto)

•    How ePhyto solutions contribute to trade facilitation
•    How to integrate ePhyto certifications with your existing workflow

Venkatram Venkateswaran, Head Application Delivery, UN International Computing Centre

5:00pm Closing Remarks

Alejandro Pernias, President & CEO, Globalshare

The Workshop is only available to registered delegates. To register, click here.

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