The Future of Food: Innovation, Technology, and Agriculture

Randall Barker, Managing Director, Business Development, FarmLink; Aaron Mandell, Co-Founder and Chairman, WaterFX and HydroRevolution; Virginia Ursin, Biotechnology Prospecting Lead, Monsanto Company; Dave Donnan, Partner, Global Food & Beverage Practice Leader, A.T. Kearney (moderator)

The Future of Food: Innovation, Technology, and Agriculture by The Chicago Council

By 2050, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food in order to nourish a global population of 9.6 billion, according to the United Nations. Meeting this unprecedented challenge will require coordinated efforts across the agro-food chain. Innovation and disruptive technologies—such as big data, robotics, and the Internet of Things—can transform and reinvent our food system. How can these technologies be most effectively leveraged to make food chains more resilient, efficient, and sustainable? What roles can business play in these efforts?


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5:30 p.m.              
Registration and cash bar reception

6:00 p.m.              
Presentation and discussion

7:15 p.m.              

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