FoodLogiQ, Subway®/IPC, and GS1 US Join Forces to Present on Blockchain at National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant Innovation Summit in Dallas
TheNational Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant Innovation Summitis underway in Dallas, TX, where FoodLogiQ’s Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Katy Jones and Chief Technology Officer Charles Irizarry will take the stage today at 10 am, alongside Lucelena Angarita, Director of Supply Chain Traceability at Subway®/Independent Purchasing Cooperative, and Kevin Otto, Senior Director, Industry Engagement-Foodservice at GS1 US. The foursome will present “Blockchain in the Kitchen,” sharing a comprehensive explanation ofblockchain technology, focusing on the transparency blockchain offers, and sharing opportunities for restaurant operators to put it to work in their own supply chains.
BothSubway®/Independent Purchasing CooperativeandGS1 USare participants inFoodLogiQ’s Food Industry Blockchain Consortium, which launched this summer. Worldwide interest in blockchain spurred FoodLogiQ to begin researching how the budding technology might be used in the ever-changing food industry, and in just a few short months, well-known brands from around the country have joined the Consortium to find out if and how the application of blockchain can raise transparency within their own supply chains.
“Blockchain is new territory for most food companies, and they are looking to FoodLogiQ for insight and understanding of its benefits and challenges,” Jones says. “Our goal in creating the Consortium and presenting at conferences like the NRA Restaurant Innovation Summit is to educate and to assist - to share the facts, the fiction, and what we believe will be the future of this evolving technology.”