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Webinar - Convergent Innovation: Using modern standards to build trusted connections to trading partners and consumers



Using modern standards to build trusted connections to trading partners and consumers

Kevin Dean

Technology Strategist and Supply Chain Consultant, CTO-at-large, P.Eng., MBA

Kevin Dean is a technology strategist and supply chain consultant with experience in logistics, manufacturing, warehousing, and more. He is currently working as Special Projects Consultant at GS1 Canada where he is responsible for the the design and development of innovative systems based on GS1 standards and for market implementation strategies for those standards. He represents GS1 Canada in the GS1 Architecture Group, which is responsible for the technical oversight of the GS1 system. Kevin is based in Toronto.

"Good enough" isn't good enough anymore. The food chain has grown longer and more diverse over the years and the simpler standards of yesterday are no longer sufficient to prevent, detect, and remediate food safety issues. Kevin Dean looks at how modern standards, including GS1 Digital Link, Verifiable Credentials, and Decentralized Identifiers can be used to build trusted connections to trading partners and consumers without sacrificing data security.

About the Series

The Convergent Innovation Webinar Series will feature cutting edge science, technology and innovation in agriculture, food and health domains as well as in the behavioural, commercial, social and complexity sciences. These, combined with traditions from around the world, will altogether articulate an interdisciplinary research and action strategy to transform agricultural products like pulses from undifferentiated commodities into higher-margin whole and value-added food products that support sustainable development and affordable healthcare. Progressively, programs in the CI-Food webinar series will be developed for other agricultural products with high CI potential, e.g., dairy, fruits, vegetables, and others.

Contact Information

Sabina Hamalova
sabina.hamalova [at]
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