Breakfast Series: Best Practices in Traceability and Understanding Blockchain

April 12, 2018
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April 12th, 730am - 11am
Executive Suites - Grand Ballroom, 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby

Best Practices in Traceability and Understanding Blockchain: Is Blockchain the Next Revolution in the Food Supply Chain?

When: Thursday April 12, 2018, 7:30am - 11:00am

Location: Executive Suites Hotel - Grand Ballroom

Address: 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

Gilmore Transit Station: 5 minute walk to hotel

Seminar pricing includes complimentary parking and breakfast buffet.


This event is sponsored by Syspro Canada

7:30am-8:00am       Registration, Breakfast and Network

8:00am     Welcome and Association News,                         James Donaldson, CEO

8:15AM – 8:35:AM    

Challenges of Traceability for Small Business

Speaker: Steve Bassaw, Product Evangelist, SYSPRO Canada

8:35-8:55 AM

Best Practices in Traceability:  Technology

Speaker: Steve Burton,  owner Icicle Technologies.

Importance of Traceability

- Why traceability is such a big topic

- Why it’s important to adopt technological solution

Traceability & Recall Challenges

- Cross-department collaboration difficult and inefficient

- Complete recalls within 2 hours an extremely tough task if done manually

- Impossible to track-and-trace accurately without technology

What is Icicle

- A unified food production management system

How Can Technology Like Icicle Resolve the Challenges

- Recall done in under 5 minutes

- Mass balance calculation

- Traceability is automatic

- Every action is documented

- Incident management infrastructure

- Affordable & scalable

915AM– 10:15AM   Is Blockchain the Next Revolution in the Food Supply Chain?

Speaker: Harish Krishnan, Associate Professor, Operations and Logistics, Sauder School of Business, UBC, and Director, Centre for Operations Excellence.  Harish is an academic partner with Blockchain@UBC, the Blockchain Research and Education Cluster

 Discussion to  include: 

  • What is Blockchain technology? 
  • Overview of the structure and mechanism of Multichain Blockchain platforms (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger)
  • Applications of Blockchain
  • Advantages of Blockchain in the food industry: 
    • end-to-end visibility 
    • tamper-proof data
    • traceability compliance
  • What food companies need to be thinking about to be prepared for blockchain. 
  • Barriers to adoption
  • What should food companies do to prepare for blockchain adaptation and setting up your own private Blockchain

10:15AM – 10:45AM:    ERP Service Providers table exhibition and Networking


Breakfast Menu:

Chef's selection of breakfast pastries
Chilliwack honey
Sweet butter & preserves
Seasonal fruit & berries with yogurt
Stack of buttermilk pancakes
Peppered scrambled eggs
Country sausage
Maple smoked bacon
Hash brown potatoes
Assorted fruit juices
Gourmet Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

Vegetarian / Vegan Options available - please advise upon registration



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Best Practices in Traceablilty