Air Date: September 21, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Before co-founding both the Blockchain Supply Chain Association and the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association, Erik had a 30+ year career in logistics, working with both air and ocean cargo as well as consulting on strategy and best practices. Now, through the Blockchain Supply Chain Association, through their core services of advocacy, collaboration and education, he brings together like-minded professionals who want to explore Blockchain in their supply chain. The member-driven association's goal is to accelerate the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology through dialogue, to help shape policy with governmental agencies for improved services, and to help the community's voice to be heard. Erik is also co-chair of the Hyperledger Supply Chain and Trade Finance special interest group and chair of the blockchain standards committee at the Standards Council of Canada.
Erik is a firm believer that Blockchain has the potential to bring global supply chain management to the next level by reducing inefficiencies. And he's excited to show logistics professionals at all levels of tech-savvy what their organizations can accomplish with blockchain technology.
Chris Bunio - Co-Founder & CEO, TheoryMesh
Chris Bunio is a Co-founder and the CEO of TheoryMesh, a Winnipeg, MB-based company focused on agriculture and food supply chains. Chris operationalized TheoryMesh in 2021 with a focus on developing technology for traceability solutions leveraging blockchain and machine learning. Chris represents TheoryMesh as a founding member of the IEEE Blockchain in Agriculture working group.
Chris has been active in the technology industry for nearly 30 years. Before founding TheoryMesh, Chris spent 18 years with Microsoft, leading strategy, sales and business development globally as a Senior Director. Chris primarily covered Public Sector industries, including Government, Healthcare and most recently Higher Education while being based in Jordan, the UK, Turkey and the US. Chris has deep experience in solution architecture, software, and global business development.
Returning to Winnipeg after nearly 20 years abroad, Chris has been actively engaging in the technology ecosystem in Manitoba. Chris has been part of events and working groups established by TechMB, EMILI, MI-AP and other Manitoba-focused organizations to help with planning for the strategic development of the tech industry and capacity building.
Chris completed his degree in Physics at the University of Manitoba focusing on theoretical physics and computational methods.