InfoAg 2017 Presentation
Sponsor Showcase

Regency AB
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
1:20 PM to 3:20 PM


Blockchain in Precision Ag:  Blockchain’s effect on Risks Facing Precision Ag Product and Service Providers

Data authenticity and security is a top of mind issue for all precision Ag companies that handle customer data and financial information. This program provides a basic introduction to Blockchain—what it is, how it works, what it does, and why it seems destined to become the gold standard of data authentication and security in many industries.  The speakers will also describe how the use of Blockchain may reduce risk in applications of data security, collection, ownership, and privacy considerations, as well as applications of Blockchain for crop, livestock and product certification purposes, and reducing disputes in contractual situations.

Matt Grant
Husch Blackwell
St. Louis, MO 63105
o Matt is a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Food and Agribusiness group. Matt has extensive experience in a variety of legal issues impacting members of food, agribusiness and other industries. His practice has included advising agribusiness clients on matters such as crop seed bag labeling, patents, trademarks and plant variety protection, as well as legal issues involving crops ranging from corn, soybeans and cotton to alfalfa, canola, milo and kidney beans. Additionally, Matt has defended food and consumer product manufacturers faced with class action cases based upon product labeling.
Bob Bowman
Associate Attorney, Co-Leader of Husch Blackwell’s IoT Group
Husch Blackwell
Denver, CO 80202
Bob is a technology attorney in Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.  Bob assists clients in obtaining and securing intellectual property rights, managing their intellectual property holdings, maintaining and enforcing such rights.  Bob also counsels clients regarding technology sale and acquisition and the ins-and-outs of web and mobile-based commerce, including drafting and negotiating software licenses and development agreements, data sharing and management agreements, hosting agreements for cloud storage solutions, Software as a Service agreements, and website terms of use and privacy policies. Bob also counsels his e-commerce clients on privacy issues related to the collection and use of information collected through their e-commerce platforms. Bob applies all of his expertise when counseling clients in the emerging Internet of Things environment.