Preparing for Blockchain in “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety”
1:05 PM - 1:50 PM Thu
Throughout my career, I’ve helped organizations think of creative ways to (1) harness new technology to maximize effectiveness, (2) collect relevant data to measure and improve performance, and (3) use data to tell compelling stories to customers and stakeholders. In 2015, I joined CAT Squared, a developer of manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food industry. As CAT Squared’s marketing manager, I monitor industry trends to (1) ensure our products are flexible enough to adapt to new industry standards and (2) prepare our customers for new technologies with the potential to disrupt the industry.
In my current role, I’ve represented CAT Squared as a participant in a blockchain learning group that has grown out of Blockchain for Arkansas (BC4AR), an initiative launched by Governor Asa Hutchinson to promote capacity building around blockchain technology. As my own knowledge and capacity grows, I develop new content to educate our supply chain partners and help them prepare for the transition ahead.
In my nonprofit and volunteer work, I've been a passionate, patient leader with extensive experience building relationships with volunteers, donors, and internal staff around a unified vision that, together, we can find solutions to social problems and build programs that lead to a path of stability and prosperity.
Prior to launching my career, I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional and technical writing and a double minor in sociology and information technology. I later returned to UALR and completed the MBA program.