Episode 91: BlockIS Mini-Series: Focusing on AgriTech

This week we finalize our BlockIS Mini-Series with the fascinating theme of AgriFood. Matteo Rizzi (also mentor at the BlockIS.eu initiative) leads the discussion, where Alessandro Chelli (Apio) and Žiga Drev (Trace Labs – OriginTrail Core Developers) showcase their incredible track records and innovative solutions for the space. Join us this week for one more episode of Breaking Banks Europe.

Meet the guests:

Alessandro Chelli – CEO, Apio
Alessandro is graduated in Computer Engineering, in the same year, he co-founded Apio with Lorenzo Di Berardino. Passionate about blockchain, he mastered knowledge about several BC technologies and teach it on master courses in Italian Universities.
Apio is a Venture Builder that creates a solution for large companies. After became one of the IBM Food Trust certified partners Apio develops Trusty. Trusty is a Direct to Consumer Channel based on Trust and transparency that uses traceability information timestamped on blockchain captured from the agri-food supply-chain. Trusty is a Software as a Service platform that democratize the Blockchain Access for small food producers.

Connect with Alessandro: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alechelli/
Apio: https://www.apio.cc/

Žiga Drev – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Trace Labs – OriginTrail Core Developers
Žiga co-founded OriginTrail in 2013 with the mission to bring transparency to supply chains and has led the implementation of several traceability projects around the world. OriginTrail’s open-source, blockchain-based protocol for data exchange in global supply chains is enabling businesses to speak the same language with integrity. Žiga is an authority on the topics of data integrity and using the blockchain for solving supply chain challenges. He is an established speaker at events around the globe, sharing first-hand experience from the implementation of blockchain technology in practice.
Trace Labs is a blockchain company developing enterprise solutions for trusted data
exchange across the supply chain. Their solutions enable forward-thinking organizations to gain the most knowledge possible and make better decisions based on interconnected data from their supply chains. Trace Labs is also the core development company of the open-source OriginTrail protocol for blockchain-based data exchange. Founded in 2013, Trace Labs has built award-winning enterprise solutions for supply chains, including those for traceability and verifiable claims. In 2017, Trace Labs received an award from the Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center. Trace Labs believes sustainable supply chains are only possible when all organizations, big or small, are allowed to benefit from trusted data exchanges.

Connect with Žiga: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziga-drev/
Trace Labs: https://tracelabs.io/
OriginTrail: https://origintrail.io/

Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT – where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits) currently at Bamboo Capital Partners). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTS Group.eu) – a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of The FinTech Revolution and Talents & Rebels and fluent in 5 languages.